Your Weekly Horoscope for December 5, 2021

As the end of the year approaches, the planets will deliver a blast of energy, a dose of confusion, and a ton of relationship intensity. Here's what every sign can expect this week.

Your Weekly Horoscope for December 5, 2021
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As you move into the last month of the year, you slip into a moment that could feel as empowering and energizing as it does tiring and volatile at times, thanks to a slew of conflicting and friendly meet-ups between planets.

On Monday, December 6, go-getter Mars in Scorpio forms a positive sextile to transformative Pluto in Capricorn, bolstering your energy to get after even your most ambitious goals. But the next day, Tuesday, December 7, messenger Mercury in Sagittarius squares off against dreamy Neptune in Pisces, which could feel a little like a Mercury retrograde, throwing confusing wrenches into thinking and communication. (Related: What Is a Twin Flame Relationship?)

The main headline of the week, though, is when romantic Venus pairs up with powerful Pluto in Capricorn, spurring intensity, power play, and possibly even possessiveness when it comes to matters of love, beauty, and money.

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.)

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Your weekly highlights: Money 🤑 and Career 💼

On Wednesday, December 8, go-getter Mars in your eighth house of joint resources forms an activating square to lucky Jupiter in your eleventh house of networking, inspiring you to get to work with others on moneymaking projects that could benefit you all. But your tendency will be to dive in without doing much research or checking your notes, so you'll just need to be prepared for the surprises that could result from such a daring approach. And on Saturday, December 11, social Venus and transformative Pluto pair up in your tenth house of career cranking up the volume on your desire to be recognized for your efforts on the job. You could be tempted to go to extremes to be noticed, but a more measured approach will likely serve you best in the long run. (Related: What Your Astrological Midheaven Sign Says About Your Career and Professional Dreams)

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Wellness 🍏

You'll be fired up to push forward on a goal alongside your S.O., a dear friend, or a close colleague on Monday, December 6 when go-getter Mars in your seventh house of partnership forms a friendly sextile to transformative Pluto. As long as you're clear on what you want to achieve, you'll make impressive progress. On Saturday, December 11, romantic Venus and Pluto pair up in your ninth house of adventure, spurring an unusually strong appetite for taking leaps of faith and getting out of your comfort zone. You might consider signing up for a streaming fitness class that challenges you to take your skills to the next level or adding a grounding spiritual practice to your everyday routine. The experience could leave you feeling truly empowered.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Your weekly highlights: Career 💼 and Sex 🔥

On Tuesday, December 7, messenger Mercury in your seventh house of partnership forms a tense square to dreamy Neptune in your tenth house of career, confusing and clouding communication on the job. If trying to figure out all the moving parts of a one-on-one project on the job ends up feeling frustrating, you might want to take a step back until you have more clarity. Then, you could be truly overwhelmed by your desires and fantasies on Saturday, December 11 when romantic Venus and transformative Pluto pair up in your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy. Thankfully, at the same time, your magnetism will be soaring, so consider making bold moves to get after anything you've been wanting. (Related: What You Can Learn from the Triangular Theory of Love)

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Your weekly highlights: Sex 🔥 and Relationships 💕

Coming out of eclipse season — a time when your ruler, the moon, is front and center — you could feel drained, but on Wednesday, December 8, go-getter Mars in your fifth house of romance forms an activating square to lucky Jupiter in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, offering up a solid blast of seriously sexy energy. Whether you're flying solo or partnered, being proactive and direct — with yourself or your S.O. — about what you need in the bedroom can result in a steamy, fulfilling time. And when relationship-oriented Venus and powerful Pluto pair up in your seventh house of partnership on Saturday, December 11, you could gain intense clarity around what you need to do to take the next step in a central one-on-one relationship. You can trust your intuition on this one.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Wellness 🍏

Whether you've been wanting to dive into a redecorating project with your BFF or start researching a move with your S.O., any domestic-centered goal will get a boost on Wednesday, December 8 when go-getter Mars in your fourth house of home life forms an activating square to expansive Jupiter in your seventh house of partnership. The trick to making it a productive bonding moment will be to push forward while leaving room to play. Then, on Saturday, December 11, social Venus pairs up with transformative Pluto in your sixth house of daily routine, stirring up your desires related to bringing more balance into your everyday life. Whether you commit to a new mind-body practice or get the ball rolling on therapy, you might be ready to make some pretty major sweeping changes in order to feel more centered and less overwhelmed by your hustle. (Related: Why Is It So Hard to Make Your First Therapy Appointment?)

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Your weekly highlights: Creativity 🎨 and Sex 🔥

If you've been batting around a particular artistic vision, it could be time to present it to others on Monday, December 6 when go-getter Mars in your third house of communication forms a friendly sextile to powerful Pluto in your fifth house of self-expression. Even if you're just opening up the door for a friendly brainstorm, you could come away from the moment feeling a well-deserved boost of confidence. And on Saturday, December 11, sweet Venus pairs up with Pluto in your fifth house — which also oversees romance — intensifying your most heartfelt and sexiest desires. Now could be the time to get super-vulnerable with your S.O. or someone who has the potential to become a long-term partner.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Your weekly highlights: Money 🤑 and Love ❤️

On Wednesday, December 8, go-getter Mars in your second house of income forms an activating square to lucky Jupiter in your fifth house of self-expression, inspiring you to make a significant move toward transforming an artistic vision into a source of cash flow. As amped as you may be to dive right in, you'll want to strive for a measured approach. Deep-rooted emotions, potentially tied to the past, could overwhelm you on Saturday, December 11 when romantic Venus, your ruler, and transformative Pluto pair up in your fourth house of home life. While you might attempt to sweep them under the rug in an effort to keep the peace (your forever M.O.), confronting these feelings head-on could lead to being the most centered in the long run.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Your weekly highlights: Career 💼 and Love ❤️

On Monday, December 6, go-getter Mars in your sign forms a friendly sextile to powerful Pluto in your third house of communication, sending a lightning bolt of energy into your professional and social endeavors. If you've been wanting to network with current or former colleagues, brainstorm exciting new ways to collaborate or pinpoint an online class in which you might be able to hone your skillset, this moment could be perfect for it. And on Wednesday, December 8, Mars forms an activating square to lucky Jupiter in your fourth house of home life, motivating you to get to work on a big project with loved ones or your S.O. Working together toward a shared goal can present a truly sweet opportunity for bonding.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Your weekly highlights: Relationships 💕 and Money 🤑

On Tuesday, December 7, messenger Mercury in your sign forms an activating square to dreamy Neptune in your fourth house of home life, potentially clouding or confusing conversations with loved ones. Misunderstandings — which, in turn, could lead to conflicts — are more likely, so you'll want to tackle any hard-hitting subjects with caution or by asking for a rain check. And on Saturday, December 11, social Venus and transformative Pluto pair up in your second house of income amplifying the intensity of desires related to your current moneymaking plan. You could decide to throw your hat in the ring for a thrilling new professional opportunity or start researching a side hustle. No matter what direction you go in, owning your vision has you feeling empowered. (Related: The Best Budgeting Apps for Anyone Who Doesn't Know the First Thing About Money)

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Your weekly highlights: Money 🤑 and Relationships 💕

On Wednesday, December 8, go-getter Mars in your eleventh house of networking forms an activating square to lucky Jupiter in your second house of income, inspiring you to talk through — or, better yet, take action on — potential investments or moneymaking projects with friends and colleagues. You'll just want to be sure to do enough research before plowing ahead. Thanks to sweet Venus and transformative Pluto pairing up in your sign on Saturday, December 11, you'll be especially magnetic, capable of asking for what you want from your S.O. or a potential match and setting the stage for pleasure. Still, Pluto's so powerful that there's a tendency to go too far and to attempt to control situations that really should be out of your hands, so you'll want to do your best to stay grounded now.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Your weekly highlights: Career 💼 and Personal Growth 💡

On Wednesday, December 8, go-getter Mars in your tenth house of career forms an activating square to fortunate Jupiter in your sign, offering up a burst of can-do energy for making headway on big picture professional goals. Just know your tendency now could be to bite off more than you can reasonably chew, so you'll want to strive to move forward on any massive undertaking one step at a time. And when romantic Venus and powerful Pluto pair up in your twelfth house of spirituality on Saturday, December 11, you'll be passionate about prioritizing self-care, rest, and the ability to recharge. Standing up for your ability to carve out adequate space and time for yourself leaves you feeling proud.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Your weekly highlights: Career 💼 and Creativity 🎨

You could feel a bit frustrated if clarity around a professional goal evades you on December 7 when messenger Mercury in your tenth house of career forms a tense angle to rational thought-clouding Neptune in your sign. Perhaps you've been striving for a new position or green light on an exciting proposal. But know that by blending patience with believing in yourself, you'll get where you want to be. And on Saturday, December 11, sweet Venus pairs up with transformative Pluto in your eleventh house of networking, making you extra charismatic to friends and colleagues. Now could be an exciting moment to pitch and talk through the details of an artistic, collaborative project.

Maressa Brown is a writer and astrologer with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to being Shape's resident astrologer, she contributes to InStyle, Parents, Astrology.com and more. Follow her Instagram and Twitter at @MaressaSylvie.

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