Your December Love and Sex Horoscope Will Keep You Warm
Your December 2018 love and sex horoscope is here! With December comes the whimsy of the holiday season, bringing with it a boost of magic and hopefulness around romance. After all, twinkly lights, serene snowscapes, and glittering decorations seem to easily set the stage for heart-stoppingly cinematic moments. Not to mention that there’s something about it being the twelfth and final month of the year—one with half of its weeks solidly in buoyant Sagittarius season—that ignites a sense of urgency, joyfulness, and adventure. And with the latter half of the month squarely in hardworking, traditional Capricorn season, time with loved ones is absolutely emphasized.
Up until December 6, Mercury, the planet of communication, is retrograde in Scorpio, heightening the potential for emotional misunderstandings and meditation on deep-rooted secrets. Once it turns direct, it moves forward in the fixed water sign for another six days before spending the rest of the year in Sagittarius, promoting far more direct communication.
At the same time, though, Venus will revisit Scorpio (where it spent solid time earlier in the year) from December 2 to January 7, infusing relationships with an intense, perhaps even obsessive vibe. December also offers up an optimistic new moon in free-spirited, festive Sagittarius and sentimental full moon in caretaking, loving Cancer.
By New Year’s Day, the planets are aligned to get the party started, as go-getter Mars, the planet of action, moves into his home sign, fiery Aries. Couples everywhere are sure to be looking hot and ringing in 2019 in style.
Here, what each sign can expect in matters of love and between the sheets this December. (If you know your rising sign, you’ll do well to check out that sign’s forecast, too.)
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Around December 7, the new moon in your ninth house of adventure makes it the perfect time to set an intention about how you plan to shake things up in order to start an exciting, horizon-broadening new chapter. That could look like taking a salsa dancing class with your partner or, if you’re single, taking an art class where you might connect with someone alluringly like-minded. Once Mars moves into your sign on December 31, where it remains until February 14, a burst of sexy energy has you feeling prepped to get after exactly what you want out of a current or future relationship. Don’t hold back!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You may be confronting emotional wounds tied to a past or currently challenging relationship while Venus is in your seventh house of partnership from December 2 to January 7. You’ll do best to resolve to do the work as a team in order to move forward. But if it’s clear that just one party is fully committed, you’ll struggle to progress. Around December 7, the new moon in your eighth house of emotional and sexual intimacy is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your heart’s most genuine desires. Considering new ways to make those dreams a reality now is the first step to feeling more fulfilled.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Around December 7, the new moon lights up your seventh house of partnership, making it a dreamy time to muse about your needs and a realistic game plan for getting them fulfilled. Once Mercury is in that same zone from December 12 to January 4, you’ll have a far easier time having honest—perhaps even brutally so—conversations with your lover or a potential mate. Guarding your heart is natural, but laying all your cards on the table now is the key to getting the info you need to make an informed choice about your current situation.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
While the sun is in your seventh house of partnership from December 21 to January 20, you may have a burning desire to spend more time with a lover or to set up a string of promising dates. As long as you’re following your heart, you’re sure to be on the right path. Look forward to December 22 when the full moon in your sign is sure to bring answers to questions you’ve been asking about your personal goals and big picture dreams. If you’ve been wondering which way to go when it comes to a romantic entanglement, your intuition is your greatest guide.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
While Mercury is in your fifth house of romance from December 12 to January 4, you can bet on enjoying extra flirty communication with a lover, be it seriously sweet declarations of love and/or majorly X-rated sexts. Neither of you is going to want to hold back, and, in turn, your chemistry’s bound to skyrocket. But with Venus hunkering down in your fourth house of home life from December 2 to January 7, staying close to home might be more appealing than hitting the town. No worries—you’ll throw your own party in bed!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Venus’ transit through your third house of communication from December 2 to January 7 might require diving into deep, heartfelt conversations that feel painful or simply heavy in the moment but can offer long-term healing. Thankfully, while the sun is in your fifth house of romance from December 21 to January 20, a burst of confidence around your relationship or casual arrangements has you feeling more light-hearted. You may actually be so engrossed in a creative project that your love life feels like well-deserved playtime. Enjoy that vibe by exploring a new fetish or daydream with your partner.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Around December 7, when the new moon is in your third house of communication, a productive, creative conversation with a lover might sends sparks flying. The witty, flirtatious dynamic has you falling harder than you anticipated. Go with it, and see where it leads. Then, on New Year’s Day, Mars moves into your seventh house of partnership, fueling your desire to be one-half of a power couple a la Bey and Jay. Exploring and expressing this need is fantastic—just try not to put too much pressure on yourself!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Venus’ return to your sign from December 2 to January 7 has you feeling the weight of recent decisions related to your love life. No doubt you’re sure to be doing a bit of soul-searching now, wondering if current relationships are going to fulfill your needs in the long-haul. You may suffer from a tendency to obsess, so do what you can to breathe and prioritize self-care, and you’ll know which way to go. From December 21 to January 20, the sun in your third house of communication encourages you to openly discuss these and any heartfelt matters even more.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Around December 7, when the new moon is in your sign, a sense of optimism has you seeing the potential joy and magic of a shift in your love life. Whether you want to renew vows or take a current arrangement to the next level, your heart and mind are in sync in a powerful way, making it easy to take action. And while Mercury is in your sign from December 12 to January 4, speaking up even more about your desires and creative inspiration with a partner is sure to get you all fired up—in and out of bed!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
While Mercury is in your twelfth house of spirituality from December 12 to January 4, you might be in your feelings. Working out how you feel internally is totally valid, but if you need a shoulder to cry on, you’ll do well to reach out to a compassionate friend or lover. Around December 22, when the full moon is in your seventh house of partnership, you might find yourself at a crossroads with your significant other or, if you’re single, current outlook on relationships. Meditate on what you have and what you want, then let the intensity of the moment and your gut serve as your compass.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Around December 7, the new moon in your eleventh house of networking and friendship has you spending festive time with friends and colleagues, enjoying animated conversation. If you’re single, this could lead to a new, unforseen spark! If you’re attached, bringing your S.O. as a +1 to the party could make for a memorable time. While the sun is in your twelfth house of spirituality from December 21 to January 20, self-care practices (like journaling or yoga) offer you well-deserved, all-too-necessary solo time that makes time with a lover even hotter and heavier.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
While Venus is in your ninth house of higher learning and adventure from December 2 to January 7, embrace out of the ordinary learning experiences (think taking a meditation class, poetry workshop, or an impromptu road trip), as they could open the door for forging a sexy new connection or bolstering your existing bond. Around December 22, when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance, you may be feeling more comfortable opening up to a potential partner or your S.O. about your desires. Trust your heart. Getting swept up in the moment makes for a magical outcome.
Maressa Brown is a writer, editor, astrologer, and author of Centennial Presents’ 2018 Astrology Guide. Her work has appeared on/in various publications such as Cosmopolitan.com, The Washington Post, Parents.com, and Women’s Health. Find more of her celestial insights and lifestyle features on Facebook @MaressaSBrown and on Twitter @MaressaSylvie. — Horoscope.com editors
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