The time between the holidays and the New Year can feel strange, like we’re half work and half vacation, but your only real job is to relax and have fun. There is one last Mercury retrograde of 2022, which begins in Capricorn on Thursday, December 29. But please don’t take this as a negative end to the year. After all you’ve survived, you can handle a few travel delays, typos, or a drunken text from an ex. Keep reading to see what December has in store for your plate and don’t forget to celebrate life.
Important astrological dates in December 2022
To recap, here are the key dates you’ll want to keep an eye out for this month, regardless of your astrological sign:
Saturday, December 3: Neptune ends retrograde and goes directly into Pisces Tuesday, December 6: Mercury enters Capricorn Wednesday, December 7: Full moon in Gemini Friday, December 9: Venus enters Capricorn Tuesday, December 20: Jupiter enters Aries Wednesday, December 21: Winter solstice; sun enters CapricornFriday, December 23: New moon in Capricorn; Chiron ends retrograde and goes direct into Aries Thursday December: Mercury retrograde (the last of 2022)
December 2022 Horoscopes by zodiac sign
Not sure what your sun sign is? Here’s a quick refresher on the dates for each. Click on a specific zodiac sign to open your December 2022 horoscope and see what’s in store for you this month, or keep scrolling to see an overview of all zodiac signs.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)Taurus (April 20 – May 20)Gemini (May 21 – June 20)Cancer (June 21 – July 22)Leo (July 23 – August 22)Virgo (August 23 – September 22)Libra ( September 23 – October 22)Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)Pisces (February 19 – March 20)Aries (March 21 – April 19)
While any astrologer who promises money is not to be trusted in these political times, early December seems welcome to bring you professional news and progress in any passion or creative projects you care deeply about. There’s a lot to celebrate, from your accomplishments to the maturity you’ve seen in your romantic relationships this month. Yes, there is stress this month, but in general the stars offer you optimism. Cheers, Aries; what a way to end the year. Read your full December horoscope here, Aries.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Despite a fearful collision of planets at the beginning of the month, you recover quickly, Taurus. Your ruling planet, Venus (she rules beauty, abundance and love, everyone envies you for having Venus), teams up with hard-working Capricorn to give you exactly what you want and deserve out of love. Venus also wants you to know that while the holidays put a lot of pressure on you and are insanely stressful, you can stay home with a blanket whenever you feel like it. Cheers to advocating for your needs. Read your complete December horoscope here, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
When your ruling planet, Mercury, the messenger of the gods (and let’s be real, you are a god), grants you the confidence to guard your boundaries during the holiday season and protect you from toxic relatives and overly stressful obligations. A full moon encourages you to catch up on rest, but the second half of December will fill up your social calendar pretty quickly, so hurry up and make plans for New Year’s Eve, even if you kiss someone totally unexpected at midnight. Read your full December horoscope here, Gemini.
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Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
When Neptune ends retrograde, the stars will help you stand up for yourself this holiday season so you can spend them with your real family, regardless of blood ties. Your ruling planet, mother moon, asks you to become a witch when it clears the sky with a full moon, then brings blessings to your love life when the sky darkens during the new moon phase. You might feel a little overwhelmed around New Year’s, but be patient with friends or someone who shows up late to an event or is slow to text back. They will blame Mercury retrograde, and Mercury retrograde is indeed coming. Read your complete December horoscope here, Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
December is here with a very important message, Leo: you are a majestic cat and lions like you need a lot of attention, pets and cat naps. You are not selfish if you meet your needs. You are just true to yourself. A full moon brings brilliant times with friends, and forget all the toxic New Year’s resolutions, the end of the month sees you planning and making plans for your dreams and deepest desires to live the life you deserve. Read your complete December horoscope here, Leo.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your ruling planet, Mercury, comes to your rescue this month in the area of love and lust, Virgo, helping you express and then realize the love life you need. And don’t feel selfish for needing one. Love and pleasure are your birthrights. Of course, your problematic ruling planet also creates stress by going retrograde just before New Year’s Eve, but you’re powerful enough to handle it. Read your full December horoscope here, Virgo.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
In the last month of the year, you connect to your home, Libra, which is about as important as it gets. From the pressures of spending money to travel mishaps (and yes, there is a Mercury retrograde this month), you need a place of refuge to return to. But perhaps the most important lesson December brings you is that your home is about the people (and pets) that give it life. Read your full December horoscope here, Libra.
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Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You’re known for being great in bed, Scorpio, and everyone knows it. However, that is not a complete picture of your sensuality. Not only does it leave out all the naughty asexual Scorpios, but it also ignores the many ways you deserve pleasure. December asks you to explore massage, rest, and methods of self-care that people often don’t associate with your zodiac sign (but yes, this month also brings welcome news to your love life). Plus, the stars give you the perfect excuse to buy yourself a gift this year (without going over budget). Read your complete December horoscope here, Scorpio.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You have to pass the birthday torch to Capricorn this month, Sag, but don’t worry, you’ll remain the person everyone remembers most from the dinner party. You love presents, and who can blame you? That’s why your horoscope offers different gift guides for all budgets and even a selection handpicked for Sagittarians, archers. And you definitely need to see what it means for sex and romance when your ruling planet, lucky Jupiter, illuminates your 5th House of Pleasure in bold Aries. Read your complete December horoscope here, Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
“Work hard, play hard” are words you live by, Capricorn, and the holidays show that both of you can do more than any other time of year. It helps that your season starts this month, so happy return of the sun. But seriously, getting ahead of time at work and dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve? It must be those sea goat superpowers. Don’t forget to get some rest, Capricorn, especially around the full moon in Gemini, which can be stressful for your zodiac sign. Read your complete December horoscope here, Capricorn.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You care deeply about Aquarius, even if you come across as aloof at times. Often the reason you seem distant can be that you are so involved in matters that matter to you that you neglect your personal life and your own needs. December asks you to do something you’re having a hard time doing: Rest. Embrace laziness. Try to relax, even if it’s vacation and everything is stressful. The better you take care of yourself, the better the world will be. Bonus points: December brings a full moon that signifies greatness for your love and sex life. Read your full December horoscope here, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
A full moon in Gemini will make you crave the cozy comforts of home. Take advantage of this lunation and rest up because December is a great ride for you, Pisces, in the best way possible. The stars indicate that success is increasing in both your private and personal life. While no astrologer can promise money in this economy, there are a few dates you absolutely need to circle on your calendar. Read your complete December horoscope here, Pisces.