Nov 28, 2017 Relationships

Pack Your Bags and Turn On Your Auto-Reply—December Horoscopes Are Here

by Amelia Quint

At MyDomaine, we want to prepare you for all of life’s challenges, and what better way to do that than by getting some foresight from the stars? Each month, we’ll be bringing you your horoscope along with a power product to help you get through the month, handpicked by our resident horoscope expert, Amelia Quint. If you’re changing careers, moving into a new home, or getting married, consider yourself in good hands. Ahead, Quint shares what to expect in your December horoscopes this month—and what you’ll need to get through it.

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This month, we’re transitioning from carefree Sagittarius to responsible Capricorn, and it’s the perfect shift for the holiday season. Sagittarius is associated with travel, so early this month, the stars are aligned for you to visit your far-flung friends and family. This sign is a total bon vivant, so indulge in as much holiday food as you like, especially local delicacies. Mid-month, the sun moves into Capricorn, which sets a more down-to-earth mood. Spend this time with the people you’re committed to, working on the goals that mean the most to you. As you work on your New Year’s resolutions, ask yourself where you can take on more authority.

It’s an important question, especially as Saturn makes a big shift on the 19th following the sun’s lead and trading in feisty Sagittarius for his serious home sign of Capricorn. He’ll stay there until 2020, giving all of us tough love when it comes to our careers and professional responsibilities. You’ll climb the ladder quickly if you’re willing to put in the work! Luckily, an almost magical sync between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces on the 2nd gives you a head start toward your 2018 goals.

You’ll need to stay flexible because a Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius from the 3rd to the 22nd makes the last days of Saturn in that sign especially tricky. Think of it as a cosmic debriefing of everything you’ve learned since 2015. It’s useful but overwhelming. Luckily, lighthearted Venus in Sagittarius and determined Mars in Scorpio set a can-do vibe that you’ll need to make it through the month. Once the Mercury madness is over, contacts to Saturn from the sun and Venus ensure a smooth transition into the new era. You’re going to do great, we promise!

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

When beauty planet Venus enters your sign on the 1st, reward yourself for a job well done with a luxe makeover. A fortuitous sync between Jupiter and Neptune in the most emotional sectors of your horoscope on the 2nd means you’ll get spiritual closure to go with it, but not before Mercury retrograde in your sign on the 3rd helps you review the lessons you’ve learned along the way. Luckily, the Gemini full moon in your partnership house means your lovers, friends, and colleagues are there for you when you need it. By the time the new moon lights up your sign on the 18th, you feel your two-and-a-half-year-long metamorphosis coming to an end. On the 19th, Saturn moves out of your sign and into your second house of success, where he’ll stay until 2020. Get ready to learn some intense lessons about money and your own self-worth. By the time it’s all over, you’ll finally have something material to show for your hard work. Even better, Mercury direct on the 22nd gives you a hopeful preview of what to expect in the years to come.

Your Power Product: Ribbons. You’re trying up as many loose ends this month as you are holiday gifts this month, and you may as well do it in style. Velvet makes any gift look luxe.

One Kings Lane Velvet Ribbon ( $25 ) ($20)

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

When lucky Jupiter and magical Neptune sync up on the 2nd, you’re finally able to express a visionary idea that’s been percolating in the back of your mind. Keep it under wraps for best results, since Mercury retrograde begins in your secrets sector the following day. The Sagittarius new moon on the 18th shows you an even better way to approach your grand plan. By the time Mercury is direct again on the 22nd, you’ll know what to do next! Meanwhile, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor under the Gemini new moon, when any changes you’ve made to your daily routine, nutrition plan, or exercise regimen over the last six months start to pay off. Still, nothing this month quite compares to Saturn, your ruling planet, taking up residence in your sign, where he’ll stay until 2020. You get a major confidence boost from this influence and the increased responsibilities he entrusts you with throughout the two-and-a-half-year transit. Your career looks totally different once this is done, and it’s all the better. Venus and Saturn join forces on Christmas Day to kick off the festivities in earnest.

Your Power Product: Antlers. Animals with antlers grow them and shed them in cycles like the one you’re about to embark on this month. They’re your new power symbol.

HeartShakeStudios Made to Order Custom Wrapped Real Antler ($85)

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Jupiter in Scorpio has already been a serious boost for your career, but when he joins forces with Neptune on the 2nd, it feels like a dream come true. Mercury retrograde in your friendship zone the following day means you may encounter a few more rivals than usual (especially online), but don’t let them get you down. The Gemini full moon happens that day too, taking your mind off things with a gorgeous muse to distract you. By the time the Sagittarius new moon arrives on the 18th, your social circle gets behind you, and once Mercury is direct again on the 22nd, you stand down your haters. The main event this month is Saturn (your old-school ruler) into your spirituality sector on the 19th, helping you solidify what you believe about life, magic, and everything in between. It’s not easy, but the sun and Venus collaborate with this vibe for the rest of the month to ease you into the heavy introspection that you’ll be doing from now until 2020.

Your Power Product: String lights. No matter how much jealousy you encounter this month, shine bright.

West Elm Light-Up Garland ( $39 ) ($27)

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

When Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in your sign sync up on the 2nd, prepare for a wild ride. Jupiter and Neptune are both your ruling planets, meaning you feel their movements more. With both of them in alignment, you get a major influx of energy that you can use to fuel an ambitious new writing project or trip. Mercury retrograde in your career sector on the 3rd might delay gratification at first, but the Gemini full moon that same day gives you a taste of the sweet emotional closure that’s on the horizon, and healing asteroid Chiron direct in your sign on the 5th enhances the effect. By the time the new moon lands in Sagittarius on the 18th and Mercury is direct again on the 22nd, you’ll get to fully enjoy the fruits of your hard work. If there was to be a problem this month, it would be Saturn’s entry into your friendship zone on the 19th, which is sure to reveal areas of your social life that could use a little work. The good part? The friends who support you through this transit are there for life. Let them know how much you care.

Your Power Product: Luggage. If you’re traveling for business (which is definitely a possibility this month), a chic suitcase is a must.

Away Bigger Carry-On ($245)

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Your holiday season gets off to a lucky start on the 2nd, when charming Jupiter and dreamy Neptune sync up to deliver a behind-the-scenes treat you’ve been waiting for. Mars into your sexy eighth house on the 9th means a secret crush could have their eye on you, or you might have more resources to put toward an investment than you expected. Just don’t move too fast, because Mercury retrograde in your expansion sector from the 3rd could put long-term plans on hold until late this month. Keep dreaming in the background, especially under the inspiring Sagittarius new moon on the 18th. Next up, Saturn makes himself at home in your professional zone on the 19th. He’ll stay there until 2020, teaching you tough lessons about how to build a career that can stand the test of time. The sun into that same sign on the 21st lights up exactly what it is you want to pursue, and Mercury direct on the 21st means it’ll be smooth sailing as you take your first steps towards your goal.

Your Power Product: A bathrobe. It’s a useful yet sexy addition to your nighttime routine that’s perfect for Mars in your eighth house.

H&M Washed Linen Bathrobe ($50)

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When sultry Venus slips into your eighth house on the 1st, you’ll be in the mood to spend plenty of time at home for the holidays. It feels good, but watch your step because Mercury retrograde in that same sign from the 3rd says there’s more to your attractions than meets the eye. Luckily, the Sagittarius new moon on the 18th gives you a chance to hit the cosmic reset button if things get out of hand. By the time Mercury is direct again on the 22nd, you’ll be much clearer on how much physical and emotional investment you need from your suitors in order to feel satisfied. Focus on friendship in the meantime because Jupiter in sync with Neptune on the 2nd gives you a chance to bond with someone who feels like a real kindred spirit. Next up, responsible Saturn moves into your expansion sector on the 19th, where he’ll stay until 2020. Here, you get serious when it comes to writing, publishing, and travel, but you may have to make a few changes to your personal philosophy in order to get the most out of this influence. Luckily, Venus links up with Saturn on Christmas Day to show you exactly how to make it happen.

Your Power Product: An espresso machine. The stars might be wild this month, but keep your head clear with a steady and delicious stream of caffeine.

Smeg Cream Espresso Maker ($450)

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If you’ve been secretly wishing for a career change, a dreamy alignment between Jupiter and Neptune on the 2nd could spell serious improvement in your daily grind. Mercury retrograde from the 3rd pings the sector of your horoscope associated with rivals, so you could stumble into a come-up so good it makes your peers jealous. Ignore the gossip and revel in how far you’ve come, especially under the full moon in your sign that same day. Later, on the 18th, a Sagittarius new moon in your relationship zone sets off a period in which you need a lot more space than usual. Don’t do anything drastic until Mercury is direct again on the 22nd, but do listen to what your heart wants. Saturn into your intimate eighth house on the 19th begins a three-year phase of growth in which you finally figure out what kind of physical, emotional, and spiritual support you need in order to thrive, even if it means ending a few less-than-stellar partnerships first.

Your Power Product: Cookie cutters. Your heart will be undergoing lots of changes this month, so keep things light with fun-shaped sweets.

Williams Sonoma Heart Cookie Cutters ($10)

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You’re usually one to play it safe, but when wild-at-heart Jupiter aligns with imaginative Neptune on the 2nd, you’re inspired to act on your attractions to someone or something totally new. Just don’t be surprised when your daily routine gets swept up in the frenzy, especially as Mercury retrograde hits your habits sector on the 3rd. The Gemini new moon in your secrets zone that same day feels buzzy and exciting, even if you can’t tell anyone about it yet. Luckily, things level out under the Sagittarius new moon on the 18th and Mercury direct on the 19th, when the stars align to help you set a baseline for the new normal. You’re going to need it once Saturn slips into your relationship sector on the 19th, where he’ll stay until 2020. Suddenly, you recognize exactly what it is you need from your lovers, friends, and colleagues, but it’ll take a while to get new boundaries in place. Once it’s all said and done, you’ll know who really has your back.

Your Power Product: A decanter. You’re going to need a drink this month. Share one with the special someone who’s got you so distracted.

Nude Whiskey Decanter and Black Serving Tray ($99)

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It’s been an emotionally difficult year for you, Leo, but when lucky Jupiter and spiritual Neptune align on the 2nd, you finally get the resolution you’ve been craving. It may not be what you wanted, but don’t let Mercury retrograde in your pleasure sector on the 3rd rain on your parade. Instead, channel your energy into something constructive, like music, art, writing, or your kids if you have them, especially under the inspiring Sagittarius new moon on the 18th. Meanwhile, the Gemini full moon in your friendship sector on the 3rd delivers unwavering support from your social circle to buoy you until the storm passes. Luckily, you feel much lighter once Mercury is direct again on the 22nd. Meanwhile, Saturn into your health and habits zone on the 19th is the perfect opportunity to make changes to your nutrition plan or exercise regimen that will actually stick. He’ll stay there until 2020, but make your New Year’s resolutions early this year for a head start.

Your Power Product: Cashmere. Life can be tough (especially under this month’s stars), but it’s easier to handle when you’re wrapped in soft, luxurious fabrics.

Barneys New York Contrast-Border Cashmere Throw ( $795 ) ($477)

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When lucky Jupiter and magical Neptune sync up in your friendship houses on the 2nd, make a wish! The stars are aligned for you to meet a friend or creative collaborator who feels like a soul mate. The sudden intensity of your bond could be a little overwhelming, especially with Mercury retrograde in your emotions zone from the 3rd. For best results, you work through it together under the Sagittarius new moon on the 18th. When Mercury goes direct on the 22nd, you start a new journey together and don’t look back. Meanwhile, a Gemini full moon in your career zone highlights an impressive professional accomplishment, and Saturn into the artistic sector of your horoscope on the 19th pushes you to get serious about doing what you love. He’ll stay there until 2020, so you don’t have to figure it out overnight, but the sun into the same sign on the 21st does give you an exciting sneak peek at how this is going to play out.

Your Power Product: Peppermint. It’s a perfect holiday decoration, and the scent keeps your mind focused when the inspiration starts pouring in mid-month.

Williams Sonoma Peppermint Snow ($19)

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You’re usually pretty selective with your invitations, but when Venus (your ruling planet) slips into your networking sector on the 1st, you’re ready to widen your social circle. Casting a wider net could pay off when a magical alignment between Jupiter and Neptune brings you an almost-too-good-to-be-true money-making opportunity on the 2nd. You’ll want to move slowly since tricky Mercury retrograde begins the following day, making it more difficult than usual to nail down details. Instead, focus on the big picture, especially under the Gemini full moon on the 3rd. By the time the Sagittarius new moon arrives on the 18th and Mercury is direct again on the 19th, you’ll know what parts of your plan need a little ironing out. In the meantime, serious Saturn moves into your emotional fourth house on the 19th, where he’ll stay until 2020. It’s a perfect time to secure a stable home base by spending more time with people that feel like family or visiting a therapist if you feel up to it. When Venus joins forces with Saturn on Christmas Day, you’re more supported than ever, Libra. It’s safe to relax and enjoy it.

Your Power Product: A wreath. It’s chic and inviting, which is exactly what you want to project this month. Opt for one made of olive branches for a peaceful twist on a holiday classic.

Cost Plus World Market Olive Eucalyptus and Berries Wreath ($75)

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The stars align to put you in the spotlight early this month as a dreamy connection between Jupiter and Neptune on the 2nd grants you a creative or romantic wish. It’s exciting in theory, but you may have to delay gratification on this one since Mercury retrograde in your lucrative second house starts the following day. Still, it does help you rethink what you need in order to feel successful. Luckily, the Sagittarius new moon on the 18th reveals a few untapped opportunities, and Mercury direct on the 22nd helps you dig into them. Meanwhile, you feel powerful under the Gemini full moon on the 3rd, whether through a wise investment or a low-key attraction. The lust intensifies on the 9th when Mars into your sign ramps up your libido. Proceed with caution because serious Saturn into your communication zone on the 19th wants you to be careful about what you say and who you say it to. He’ll stay there until 2020, giving you tough love when it comes to your writing, conversations, and mindset. You’re more of an authority than you realize, and it’s time for you to own up to that responsibility.

Your Power Product: Apple cider. It’s warm and spicy, and so are your stars this month. Share a steamy mug with the person you can’t stop thinking about.

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar ($5)

Born under the Libra sign? We know why you’re so averse to taking risks.