Sensuality is emphasized in your chart in December, dear Cancer. Part of that comes from an abundance of earth energy this month, and part of it comes from Venus moving into your solar 8th house of sex on December 20. The earth energy has been around for awhile and will continue to be around for many more months to come. Venus in your 8th house is new and only lasts until the middle of January.
The nice thing is that the vibes from Venus this month start out in the stable sign of Capricorn (your relationship sign), giving things a wonderfully reassuring atmosphere of constancy. As the month progresses, the sensual energy gradually builds up. Make love while that loving feeling is in the air! (Note that Pluto may be having an entirely different and less pleasant effect on your relationship if you were born at the end of June.)
One of the other major influences of the month is not the least bit sensual, though. It has to do with work and enjoying your work with the help of the sun and Mercury in Sagittarius. It’s true that Mercury is retrograde until the 13th, but believe me, being retrograde has never stopped Mercury from enjoying himself. Don’t let it stop you either.
December is also the month of giving, and your chart is down with that. Yes, it does have that sensual thing on its mind, whether it’s contemplating slightly risque gifts to embarrass your friends or more coyly naughty ones for your significant other. Indulge!
There’s a lunar eclipse this month, too, on December 10. This falls in a hidden sector of your chart and will probably have either of two effects. One, you won’t notice a thing. Eclipses in these houses are often mild. Two, you’ll notice something hidden come to light and you’ll easily identify the eclipse energy by your feeling of shock or surprise.
Now it’s also possible that you’ll experience a bit of frustration or resentment in December as well. Mars is in your solar 3rd house of communication throughout the month and for many months to come (into July). Mars specializes in frustration and resentment, and he can try to stir it up by making you feel overly busy or rushed during the holiday season. Most of us are easy marks for that kind of over-scheduling during the holiday months.
You’ll either need to schedule yourself up with things you really like to do, rather than things you think you ought to do, or you’ll need to accept that expressing frustration can actually help bring people closer together. I will say that this does not look to be an easy month for travel for you. And, if you’re heading home for the holidays, expect that a heavy atmosphere will continue to prevail. Saturn, Mr. Heaviness, has been parked in your home sector for over a year now and will stay there for almost another year. It won’t last forever, but it’s not scheduled to lighten up this month.
Uranus in your career sector also stations this month, on the 10th, lunar eclipse day. He’s been going backward for months now, so not much has been happening with him. He probably won’t instigate the breaking of any new ground in your career just yet, but you may feel the activity level perk up as conversations and plans for the future stir about in your professional life.
Finally, two random notes. Best day for a hook-up: December 20. Potentially most frustrating day: December 22.