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Cosmic Relief: December Horoscopes

Astrologers have kept 2020 on our radar for some time. Cosmically, it has catapulted us into a new collective trajectory, and in true 2020 form, it will culminate with a bang. 

The month of December brings us a lot of fiery energy. Mars is moving through fiery Aries, and we are bubbling with fierce motivation. The Sun, Venus, Mercury and a New Moon are in the ever expansive fire sign of Sagittarius, so it’s likely we’re feeling adventurous and communicating quite freely. Emotions will be high and voices even louder, so hold onto your hats folks because we’re in for an energetic thrust towards 2021. 

But that’s not all! Culminating our 2020 cornucopia is a larger cosmic event that astrologers have been talking about for centuries. In the sky, on Dec. 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will be making a connection that is known as a Great Conjunction. This happens once every twenty years. 

These two big planetary players are entering the sign of Aquarius this month, and meeting together for the first time in an air sign in over 200 years. The last time these two met in the innovative element of air marked the beginning of the industrial revolution. 

In our case, having the Great Conjunction occurring in Aquarius, we can anticipate the beginning of a new era in our human history — one that is centred on humanitarian pursuits, innovation, and social causes. 

It’s what we astrologers like to call, the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. 

So here is a Cosmic Mixtape to help you ride the fiery end of the wave that was 2020, and flow into 2021 with high hopes and positivity.

Sam & Dave – “Hold On, I’m Comin’”

Donna Summer  – “I Feel Love”

Deelite – “Groove Is In the Heart”

Death in Vegas – “All That Glitters”

Queen – “I Want to Break Free”

Tiggs Da Author – “Something New”

Shadow – “Everybody is Some Body”

The 5th Dimension – “Age of Aquarius/ Let the Sun Shine In”

Alphaville – “Forever Young”

Lana Del Rey – “Get Free”

TCE HOROSCOPES

Sagittarius

NOVEMBER 22 — DECEMBER 21

You are on fire this month, Sagittarius, but you may feel limited by what you can actually do with all that energy. You’ll have a stronger sense of purpose and conviction, so maybe it’s time you enrolled in that online course you’ve been thinking about for a while. With all that energy flowing, it might be a good idea to embark on a new physical activity. Investing in some new fitness tools, or finding a new workout will help you exhaust some of that energy so you don’t feel so restless. 

Capricorn

DECEMBER 22 — JANUARY 19

You’ve been setting a lot of things in motion this year, Capricorn. Although you’re not foreign to hard work, this year has been exceptionally driven for you. This month is a time to rest from your incessant will to keep moving. The wheels have been set in motion, and now it’s time to have faith that it will play out. As much as it’s not like you to take a break, maybe it can take the form of a new passion project for the winter months, or develop a new tradition for your household.

Aquarius

JANUARY 20 — FEBRUARY 18

It may be hard to find some footing at the beginning of this month Aquarius, but your time is on the horizon. You’ve been quietly patient with a lot of your projects, and you just need to hold on a little longer. You’ve been sensing a lot, and perhaps your mind has been whirling with ideas, thoughts and some worry over the last few months. Take some time this month to listen to old favourite tunes, call up an old friend for a good catch-up and maybe schedule a digital cocktail hour for the gang. 

Pisces

FEBRUARY 19 — MARCH 20

Feeling all the feels of everything and everyone around you, as often as you do, Pisces can be a big burden to bear. Your water kettle can boil quite quickly with this month’s fiery energy. It’s important for you to cool down from all that intensity. Going for a crisp walk, finding a fresh new album to get into or maybe make an ice cream sundae. Why not? It’s time to do what you do best — play. 

Aries

MARCH 21 — APRIL 19

Your energies are riding high, Aries. It’s likely you’re feeling a little more spark and sass in your step these days. Your confidence and drive is in flow. It feels like you want to conquer all your goals at once, but it may be helpful to push that energy into something physical this month. Things may not be moving as fast as you want them to, so get out there and be active to keep yourself in flow —  don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors.

Taurus

APRIL 20 — MAY 20

You are settling into your winter routine, Taurus. It feels like everyone around you might be up-in-arms about something, but you’re wondering what all the commotion is about. You’re happy to be chilling and binge-watching your favourite series. The fiery energies and big shifts have you feeling like you should be doing something more. This may be a good time for you to pick up a new docu-series, crafty project or geek out over a new hobby. 

Gemini

MAY 21 — JUNE 20

Pivoting has been your middle name this year, dear Gemini. Your mind has been bouncing around trying to keep up with what’s happening around you and the world. You’re likely feeling a little restless this month, so it may be a good idea for you to call up a group of friends for a good old Zoom trivia night or enroll in a new course. Your restless energy is sensitive to the big cosmic shifts, and your best remedy is chatting it up with some close friends and discussing ideas. 

Cancer

JUNE 21 — JULY 22

You may be feeling all the feels this month, Cancer. With everything that’s going on in our cosmic plane, your impulse is to cozy up with a blanket and some tea, or maybe a nice warm bath. These impulses are more than fitting given the intensity this month may bring, but one of your biggest delights is spreading the love to others. So, after carving out some time for well-deserved self-care, reach out to some friends you may not have heard from in a while. I bet they would be really happy to hear from you right now, and it’ll make you feel good to come out of your crab shell for a while. 

Leo 

JULY 23 — AUGUST 22

People likely will have lots to say about everything, and you’ll feel like your shine may be dulled from all the commotion this month, Leo. Fret not, the vitality you bring to every situation is what we all need right now. So listen to the people around you and offer some positive perspective. Your generous spirit is the lifeblood of these times, so find some way to share that radiance with others. Not only will you feel good, but it’ll also help others out in the process. 

Virgo

AUGUST 23 — SEPTEMBER 22

Things may seem to be moving very fast this month, Virgo, and it’s forcing you out of your comfort zone. If it feels like the world is pulsing intensely around you. Make sure to take the time you need to focus and regroup. Get your to-do lists out, organize the weeks ahead, meal prep and make sure to leave time for some well-deserved solitude. Your grounded nature is an important force for everyone, so keep that into focus as we move into the new year. 

Libra

SEPTEMBER 23 — OCTOBER 22

You’ve probably been playing peacemaker a lot lately, Libra. And this month won’t be an exception. Although you’re definitely the best person to go to for advice, and always willing to help out, it’s important to set some boundaries this month. Set aside some time to enjoy a good book, movie and maybe dabble in your creative pursuits. Saying no when someone needs some help does not come easily for you, but make sure to put on your life preserver first. You’ve been running on empty for a while, so make some room for self-love. 

Scorpio

OCTOBER 23 — NOVEMBER 21

You can’t be bothered with all the drama this month, Scorpio. It’s time to check yourself out of those obligations that exhaust you, and brood in your own reclusive sanctuary for a while. Take some time this month to redecorate, clean up the house and create an indulgent home atmosphere that you can escape into in the coming winter months. You’ll likely be very opinionated about everything. Just know that emotions are high, so pick your battles, because likely you’d rather be binge-watching a new crime series.

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Elfie Kalfakis, who also goes by her artist moniker, White Owl Mystic, is an artist, author, teacher and mystic. Her work is inspired by social issues and a keen interest in the metaphysical, esoteric and chance. She aspires to break down barriers within popular culture towards esoteric concepts and she’s passionate about female empowerment, mental health advocacy and understanding the collective unconscious.