Happy December, my friends! This is a month that I usually find a little bit challenging…the changing weather combined with the pressure to celebrate can sometimes feel oppressive. But based on the readings this month, I think we all have a lot to look forward to!
For this month’s readings, I used the Smith-Waite Tarot Deck, and The Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards. Two of my faves!
If you’re looking for a complete picture of your month, check out your sun, moon, and rising signs! Not sure what those are? I’m offering detailed birth charts over on my intuitive shop. Check it out if you’re interested!
Sagittarius – Truth x Page of Cups
These cards are a very sweet and honest pairing! The Page of Cups is a happy dreamer; a real cup-half-full type. This month expect a lot of sensitivities towards other people’s emotions. This can be a bit of a pitfall during the holiday season when we tend to run into people we don’t see that often, so be mindful that you don’t take on the stress or negative energy that they might be putting off during the annual “what have you been up to” conversations. Remember your truth, and that you don’t have to have all your shit together just because the holidays feel like a time of closure. It can be a time of whatever you please!
Capricorn – The Water Faery x 4 of Swords
The Water Faery is all about feelings and emotions, and the 4 of Swords is on the same page. It looks like this month may be a period of vulnerability, especially in the emotional department. You may be feeling a little bit of loneliness or solitude as the winter starts and it becomes harder to make plans with folks around their holiday events. Take this time to pay extra attention to yourself: do some journaling, get some rest, and be exceptionally kind in your language. It’s only a season, and you can make the most of it by enjoying your own company above all. You deserve it, after this year!
Aquarius – Love x 10 of Cups
You can’t really get any better than this card pairing for the end of the year! The 10 of Cups is basically like a rainbow over a basket of puppies – that level of happiness. Combined with the Love card, it sounds like it’s really time for you to lean into your joy this month. Take time to relax and appreciate all that you have achieved this year – the list is long! The Love card also reminds us to shift our perception from that of a solitary being to one in a big interconnected system. Translate to: share the wealth this month. If you’re particularly abundant in something – be it time, money, good advice, or good vibes – consider how you can pass that on to others this season. Sharing the love will serve to multiply your own prosperity.
Pisces – Protection x 7 of Wands
Feeling a little defensive this month? The 7 of Wands brings in strong “stand your ground” vibes, defending and protecting all that you have built and gained. Don’t sweat it, because this pairing is here to reassure you that nobody is going to lay siege to your castle this season. You can stand guard all you want – or take a break, put down the tense vibes, and enjoy your abundance. You’re working in the long term now, as your short term problems seem to be relatively handled. The Protection card suggests that you take a few steps to set up some “defences” – maybe making an out-of-office email or cleaning out your to-do list before the year is over – so that you can take some time for yourself without worry or watching over your shoulder all the time.
Aries – The Spider x Death
A transformative pair comes for you this month with The Spider and Death! First of all, the Death card isn’t a bad omen – rather, it often signifies endings and beginnings. Since we’re at the end of the year, it doesn’t come as a big surprise. The Spider gives us some context, however: it’s all about creative projects and work! You might find that this month you are particularly inspired or motivated to wrap up a project and start pursuing a new one. Maybe there’s a new hobby lurking in the wings, waiting for you to discover it. Get creative with this fresh start and see what happens! The Spider is also a reminder that we must take responsibility for our creations; have you been remembering to tend to yours?
Taurus – The Goblin x The Fool
The Goblin crosses your path to cause a little chaos this month. Plans may be about to go awry! He’s a pesky critter that really speaks to the worst parts of our ego. To overcome this bump in the road, it’s time to step away from all the things our ego tells us – those sneaky little messages that discourage us or make us feel like we aren’t doing enough. Embrace the vibe of The Fool – not overthinking things, having fun, and feeling enthusiasm for new challenges. Don’t take yourself so seriously this month. You can get back on your hustle bandwagon in the new year! If you can relax enough to go with the flow, you’ll find that the Goblin will go find someone else to bother.
Gemini – The Hawk x Knight of Pentacles
You’ve been working hard lately, and good news: The Knight of Pentacles is here to inform you that it’s going to pay off. Success can be slow, however, and you may have been starting to wonder when your results are going to show up. The Hawk informs you that a message is coming soon – it could be a literal message like an email or text, or maybe just a hit of good intuition. Either way, the universe is excited to communicate with you and has a lot to say. Just keep a weather eye. You may also find that other people are leaning on you a little more than usual right now. You’ve got the patience and persistence to handle it, so don’t give up – they’ll find their own ways soon enough.
Cancer – The Horse x 8 of Swords
The 8 of Swords comes in this month indicating that you might be feeling a bit vulnerable around your success lately. Maybe you haven’t been achieving what you were planning on; or alternately, maybe things are all going your way, and the success is starting to attract unwanted attention! Either way, you’re probably dealing with some uncomfortable feelings that you’re keen to shake off this month. Some good news comes galloping up with The Horse: this is a card that shows you help is on the way. You’ve got a support network to lean on (maybe some Gemini friends?) that will help you to figure this out. Now isn’t the time to put on a brave face and soldier forth alone; connect with people and tell them what’s really going on! Sometimes that is all you need to clear your head and put you on the right path.
Leo – The Stag x 5 of Swords
You may be feeling a bit like the king of an empty castle this month, as while your leadership skills are on point, your allies are either distracted or busy. The Stag is a strong, independent character that roams the land with his head held high – but often alone. The 5 of Swords suggests that some plans may have been cancelled, or something similar has happened that feels disappointing. Take heart in the fact that this card assures you it wasn’t that good anyway. Stand in your truth and be proud of where you are today; when things settle down, everyone will return to their places in your kingdom. Keep being yourself and you’ll hold down the fort successfully.
Virgo – Birth-Rebirth x 2 of Swords
This month you are faced with choice. A wonderful thing, if you don’t have too much of it! The 2 of Swords is telling you that you have many paths you can walk down, and all have equal merit. The great thing is that there are no wrong choices; the bad news is there are many choices! Whichever way you go and whatever decision you make, know that there is a great opportunity ahead: the birth of something new and exciting. This could be a new project, a new job, a new hobby or adventure – whatever it is, it’s an exciting chance to try something new. In the mean time, you get to decide what path you’re going to take to get there (spoiler: all roads seem to lead to Rome, if you catch my drift). Get curious this month, explore the space, and see where your heart is calling you to go. You won’t pick wrong.
Libra – The Queen x 4 of Pentacles
Ready to get your leadership skills on this month? It looks like you’re going to be sought out for guidance and mediation. No fear, as you’re the one for the job! The Queen is all about gentle authority, so make sure you’re being sensitive and respectful in your advice. Now, you may be thinking that you’re making yourself vulnerable by entering into other people’s quarrels – the 4 of Pentacles has an air of self-protection and suspicion. However, The Queen is also alllllll about boundaries – as soon as someone crosses one of them, she boots them to the curb. You know yourself, you know your limits, and you know what you can handle. Be gracious and helpful however you please, so long as you are looking out for #1 if your boundaries are crossed.
Scorpio – Communication x 8 of Pentacles
The 8 of Pentacles is a master of craft, and a real expert at what they’ve decided to do with their time. This month you can step back and take some pride in your tremendous skillset that you’ve been cultivating this year! But I know, I know, you’re not keen to take a break. The work you’re doing right now is sowing the seeds of success for next year. The truth is, just because this month is all about holidays doesn’t mean you can’t get stuff done. The Communication card simply says to clearly and loudly tell others what you need (and what you need them to respect). If you’re going to set aside some time to work, that’s fine! Make it clear to others when your playtime is scheduled so they won’t disturb you until then. You can keep your stellar momentum going this month as long as you communicate your intentions and listen – really listen! – to what others are saying in return.
That wraps up this month’s horoscopes! I hope that everyone has a safe, happy, and prosperous month.
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