Your Weekly Horoscope for December 19, 2021

Thanks to Venus retrograde, the beginning of Capricon season, and a final clash between two power-playing planets, you can expect this week to be a real game-changer. Here's what every sign can expect.

Your Weekly Horoscope for December 19, 2021
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Welcome to mid-December — also known as the week that starts out festive and frenetic and is bound to land with everyone mentally checking for the rest of the year. But the sky will remain very much buzzing with slowdowns, sign shifts, and eye-opening moments brought to you by the end of Sagittarius season and the beginning of Capricorn's big show.

It kicks off on Sunday, December 19 with sweet Venus going retrograde in industrious cardinal earth sign Capricorn. Until Saturday, January 29, relationships, beauty, and money matters could all be stalled in an effort to gain more clarity around pleasure and value.

On Tuesday, December 21, you'll close out the confident sun's trip through jovial, go-big-or-go-home Sagittarius as it moves into Capricorn, offering a focus on planning and putting your nose to the grindstone in order to earn recognition until Wednesday, January 19.

In the early morning hours (ET) of Christmas Eve on Saturday, December 24, taskmaster Saturn in Aquarius squares rebellious Uranus in Taurus for the third and last time this year (the last two were on February 17 and June 14), marking a major turning point during which you'll feel the weight of the push-pull between the status quo and a collective desire for a big change. And as if that didn't feel like enough déjà vu, Venus pairs up with transformative Pluto in Capricorn for the second time this month (the first was on Saturday, December 11), intensifying romantic desires, magnetism, and power play. (Related: The 2 Steps You Need to Take If You Want to Make a Big Life Change)

Want to know more about how you can personally take advantage of this week's astrological highlights? Read on for your sign's weekly horoscope. (Pro tip: Be sure to read your rising sign/ascendant, aka your social personality, if you know that, too. If not, consider getting a natal chart reading to find out.)

Every Sign's Weekly Horoscope for December 19, 2021

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Career 💼 and Relationships 💕

While romantic Venus is retrograde in your tenth house of career from Sunday, December 19 to Saturday, January 29, you could be consumed by thinking about your professional reputation and worried you're not hitting the benchmarks you previously set for yourself. But it's possible those goals aren't even in line with what you currently want — or need. And the same day, the vitality-bringing sun forms a lighthearted sextile to magnifying Jupiter in your eleventh house of networking, offering up a blast of optimism and luck that could translate to a memorable group date or super-festive holiday party experience.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Creativity 🎨 and Personal Growth 💡

On Monday, December 20, messenger Mercury in your ninth house of adventure forms a sweet, inspiring trine to electrifying Uranus in your sign, making this a fruitful day for creative brainstorms and taking any kind of leap of faith — especially in terms of self-expression. Then, while the confident sun moves through your ninth house of adventure from Tuesday, December 21 to Wednesday, January 19, you'll want to flirt with pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone. Broadening your horizons in a way that also benefits your fitness routine — even if you're just trying something new from home, such as jumping into a new boxing workout on your Peloton — can lead to progress on long-term goals while satiating your appetite for newness.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Love ❤️ and Personal Growth 💡

Romantic Venus kicks off its retrograde in your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy on Sunday, December 19, moving backward until Saturday, January 29, and offering blasts from the past in your love life. You may learn a lot about what you really want — and don't want — by taking a walk down memory lane. While the vitality-bringing sun is in the same zone — which also oversees joint resources — from Tuesday, December 21 to Wednesday, January 19, you'll find yourself craving deep, meaningful conversations. You might even be getting more comfortable with the idea of joining forces financially with your significant other or a close business partner. Either way, being more open to wearing your heart on your sleeve can make your ultimate vision a reality.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Relationships 💕 and Love ❤️

While romantic Venus, your ruler, is retrograde in your seventh house of partnership from Sunday, December 19 to Saturday, January 29, you'll be meditating on balance and equality in your closest bonds. If you feel like you've just been spinning your wheels within a particular one-on-one connection, this period presents a chance to streamline how you're exerting your energy in this part of your life. And on Saturday, December 25, sweet Venus pairs up with powerful Pluto in the same zone for the second time this month, cranking up the intensity of your romantic desires. If you're single, you'll want to put yourself out there — such as by getting more direct with app matches — in an uncharacteristically bold way. And if you're attached, time with your S.O. could be extra merry, bright, and full of crackling chemistry. (Related: The Best Openers to Use On Any Dating App)

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Wellness 🍏 and Career 💼

From Sunday, December 19 to Saturday, January 29, consider giving your everyday hustle a bit of a makeover thanks to relationship-oriented Venus moving backward through your sixth house of daily routine. You might revisit a mindfulness practice, reconnect with a favorite yoga instructor you fell out of touch with, or schedule workouts with a friend you've been missing. This can be a fruitful moment to gain clarity around the habits that boost your vitality. And on Friday, December 24, taskmaster Saturn in your seventh house of partnership squares off against game-changer Uranus in your tenth house of career for the third and final time this year, highlighting the ongoing tension between your one-on-one relationships and professional dreams. It's all about setting those healthy boundaries, Leo.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Relationships 💕 and Creativity 🎨

Sweet Venus kicks off its retrograde in your fifth house of romance on Sunday, December 19, moving backward until Saturday, January 29, setting the stage for you to take a step back from plowing forward and really explore what brings you the most joy in terms of creative projects, platonic bonds, and love. Though it might be more challenging to start new artistic projects or meet someone new now, you'll find you enjoy having more time and space to gain clarity on what you really want. On Monday, December 20, when messenger Mercury, your ruler, in your fifth house of creativity forms a positive trine to electrifying Uranus in your ninth house of adventure, you could have an exciting breakthrough that makes it easier to plow through an artistic passion project.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Love ❤️

While your ruler, relationship-oriented Venus, moves backward through your fourth house of home life from Sunday, December 19 to Saturday, January 29, you'll be reflecting on your foundations and sense of security. It's possible that by moving in a new direction with your self-improvement and healing, you could feel even more emotionally centered. This period might also lend itself to setting boundaries with people in your life who've outstayed their welcome. And on Monday, December 20, messenger Mercury in that same zone forms an eye-opening trine to game-changer Uranus in your eighth house of emotional bonds, which could inspire you to state exactly how you feel, declaring your desires in a bold, empowered way. (Related: Developing This Type of Resilience Can Help You Achieve Major Personal Growth)

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Relationships 💕 and Love ❤️

Sunday, December 19 marks Venus' retrograde turn in your third house of communication, which lasts until Saturday, January 29, encouraging you to think about the platonic bonds and the activities you've been pouring your energy into daily. If you've been overcommitting to relationships and activities that aren't in line with your big-picture goals, you can use this period to get focused. Then, taskmaster Saturn in your fourth house of home life squares off against game-changer Uranus in your seventh house of partnership for the third time this year on Friday, December 24, drawing your attention to big foundational shifts in your relationships. If you've moved in with your S.O. or have gotten more clear on what you want your future relationship to look like, you'll be getting the message loud and clear that embracing change can set you up for emotional fulfillment moving forward. (Related: Why You Might Feel 'Stuck' In a Relationship — and How to Know When to End It)

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Money 🤑 and Relationships 💕

While social Venus is retrograde in your second house of income from Sunday, December 19 to Saturday, January 29, you'll be better able to identify any moneymaking efforts that are taking more than they're giving. Although you'd prefer to cast a wide net, keep all your options open, and say yes to whatever comes your way, this period is all about experimenting with saying "no" for a change — and seeing if perhaps that actually leads to better results. And on the same day, the confident sun in your sign forms a friendly sextile to lucky Jupiter in your third house of communication, inspiring exciting brainstorms and empowering conversations that could lead to rewarding collabs with friends or colleagues.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Personal Growth 💡 and Love

It's not quite your season, but you're likely already feeling the spotlight with Venus and Mercury in your sign, and on Sunday, December 19, social Venus moves backward there, nudging you to perfect your personal brand. Consider this your sign to revise your app profiles, if you're single, or, if you're attached, have a heart-to-heart with your honey about how they can best show up for you as you pursue long-term goals. And when Venus pairs up with transformative Pluto in your sign on Friday, December 24 — for the second time this month — you'll be extra fired up to talk about your fantasies with your S.O. or a potential match. As you likely noticed a couple of weeks ago, this can be an overwhelming transit that fuels a tendency to push too hard for what you want, so lean into any self-care practices that keep you centered.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Relationships 💕 and Love ❤️

From Tuesday, December 21 to Wednesday, January 19, while the vitality-bringing sun moves through your twelfth house of spirituality, you may be feeling sleepier, dreamier, and far less social than usual — and especially by holiday season standards. There's absolutely no shame in claiming more time for R&R. In fact, you might find hitting pause on social posting and planning truly empowering. And on Friday, December 24, serious Saturn in your sign forms its third and final square of the year to your ruler, electrifying Uranus, in your fourth house of home life, encouraging you to stand up for your needs and set healthy boundaries with loved ones. Being pulled between what you want and caring for others has been a challenge you've faced all year, and this week's transit could almost feel like taking a final on it.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Your weekly horoscope highlights: Relationships 💕 and Creativity 🎨

Sweet Venus moves backward through your eleventh house of networking from Sunday, December 19 to Saturday, January 29, encouraging you to reconnect with friends and colleagues from the past while reflecting on the group efforts you're involved in. It could be that certain collaborative projects just aren't worthy of your time, effort, and creativity any longer, and now's your op to do what's best for you and your long-term wishes. And on Monday, December 20, messenger Mercury in that same zone forms a sweet trine to rebellious Uranus in your third house of communication, fueling fired-up, artistic idea generation with others. What you land on could feel too out of left field — but end up being a plan well worth pursuing. (More: How to Set Boundaries with Anyone In Your Life)

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