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Scorpio horoscope for December 2023
When the Sun, Mars and the dwarf planet Ceres not only left Scorpio last month but within the space of 48 hours, as it did last year this brought all planetary activity in your sign for the year, bringing you to a point where you were ready to commit to your new solar year and the journey ahead. Except not so fast, for there is someone that you have forgotten. Held back by a retrograde phase, who in 2022 left Scorpio during your birthday month is still a no show and until she returns your heart has yet to have its say in what you want from the coming year. Venus will finally return on 5th December, 10 days after your birthday month ended and with enough of a firebreak that will make it easier to listen to what your heart is telling you, while close enough to benefit from the momentum that has already been created.
Meanwhile, while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your income sector, having Mars and the dwarf planet Ceres here is not part of the annual pattern. The solar spotlight will always be on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year, but Mars is firing up a drive to fight for what you deserve for the first time in two years, while Ceres is looking beyond the money as she takes you into your first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in four years. Mercury returned early last month and while he will leave on 2nd December, he not only leaves you with the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game and to think on your feet, but he will retrograde back on 23rd December, the day after the Sun leaves.
With Mars here until early January and Ceres until early February, they will end the year here as will Venus, who will leave Scorpio and return to your income sector on 30th December. Meanwhile, in the same way that Mercury helped to prepare the way for the Sun's return to your income sector, he is doing the same ahead of his return to your communication sector on 23rd December. Mercury will return on 2nd December to do what as the planet of communication he does best and it is here that the last Mercury retrograde phase of 2023 will begin. It will end early next month in your income sector, but until Mercury retrogrades back out on 23rd December, he will make it easier to give the past and unsaid words a voice.
Love & RomanceA parade of planets through Scorpio over recent months, including Mars making his first visit in two years and the Sun and Mercury making their ordinary annual visits and this has put some pressure on your relationships. This is something that since Uranus' return to your relationship sector in 2019 has always seen the Sun clash at some point during your birthday month each year. However, this year you have not only had more planets move through Scorpio but for the first time in 12 years Jupiter is in your relationship sector, doubling the number of planets there as well. This meant more clashes between your personal and relationship needs but with it, a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
When the Sun left last month, this should have ended all planetary activity in Scorpio and especially as Mars left a day later but held back by a retrograde phase Venus is yet to return. Venus will finally return on 5th December to begin a mission to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, only to find Jupiter in your relationship sector for the first time in 12 years and Saturn in your romantic sector for the first time in three decades. This is what the Sun, Mercury and Mars found when they returned over recent months, but they had other agendas while as the planet of love, Venus can appreciate from the start what a massive year this will be on both fronts.
While Venus will clash with Jupiter and Uranus as she moves through, but these will be spaced out and will be one offs, while balanced by a friendly aspect to Saturn and dreamy Neptune before leaving Scorpio on 30th December. Because the business of getting your new solar year solar year and a new two year Mars cycle is over, Venus is able to focus on your matters of the heart and your relationships. This will make the Moon's last visit to your romantic sector for the year from 18th December to 20th December and to your relationship sector for the year from 22nd December to 24th December especially important.
Business & CareerWhile it is going to be business as usual on the professional front this month, it is outside circumstances that will not only make this a good month on the income and job fronts but especially when it comes to setting things up for a good start to 2024. With Jupiter in your work sector until May and a lot of planetary activity on the job front in the months leading up to that, this year got off to a busy start, before dialling back in the second half of the year. It was in July that both planets here turned retrograde, but also when the North Node returned. With the North Node always focused on the future but not leaving until January 2025, this was a chance to still keep one eye on the future but with an eye on the long game.
Since then, as you move into the last month of this professional year nothing has changed. Both planets here are in retrograde motion, the North Node is still keeping an eye on where you are going and it is business as usual. However, while Chiron will turn direct on 27th December and the dwarf planet Eris next month, this won't see work and job matters suddenly jump forward. Instead, what is making the difference this month is the planetary activity in your income sector. With Mercury in your income sector until 2nd December but then retrograding back in on 23rd December, the Sun here until 22nd December and Mars here all month, this is a big month on the income front.
As the planets move through, they will not only draw on all the momentum and traction on the job front over the course of the year, but they will work in harmony and form friendly aspects on multiple occasions with the North Node and planets in your work sector. The Moon will also act as an important bridge, with an early taste of this when it moves through your career sector from 2nd December to 4th December. As well as sharpening your professional instincts, this will bring things together across the income, work and career fronts, as it will do again when it returns from 29th December to 31st December. The same will happen when the Moon moves through your work sector from 20th December to 22nd December, something that will act as a bridge for the planets on the income and job fronts.
MoneyBecause the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your income sector, the solar spotlight is always on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year. By the time the Sun returned to your income sector last month Mercury had been here for 17 days, with his return in early November giving you time to use his smart head for money to get your head in the game, think on your feet and start exploring your options ahead of time. Mercury is still here as you move into the new month and while he will leave on 2nd December, a retrograde turn will see him return on 23rd December, the day after the Sun leaves.
Meanwhile, while the Sun returns at this time each year and Mercury at around the same time, it was just a day after the Sun returned that Mars returned for his first visit to your income sector in two years. While the Sun will always leave just before Christmas, Mars is here for the rest of the year and until leaving in early January will spend the whole month declaring war on glass ceilings, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined as he urges you to fight for what you deserve. Helping to make this more effective is that it was during Mars' first full day here that on 25th November the dwarf planet Ceres returned for her first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in four years.
Ceres is here until February and with Venus, the planet of money returning on 30th December to end this year and start the next in the most lucrative way possible, having her here could make all the difference. You have a huge amount of resources on the income front this month, but Ceres is focused on your why. This will make it easier to channel these resources in the right place. The Moon will make its last visit to your income sector for the year from 12th December to 14th December, something that every four weeks can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. However, as a New Moon, this will be a lot more potent and with the potential for new beginnings and developments.