December brings travel, sports and big ideas

Astrologer Georgia Nicols offers insight into what the stars have to say about holiday happenings

Aries (March 21-April 19)

A delightful month ahead awaits you because the Sun is now in your fellow Fire sign. (It’s like having snug, cozy slippers that fit your feet.) Travel anywhere if you can because you want to push the sides of the envelope. You want to meet new people, see different cultures, learn new things and discover adventure! You feel lots of positive energy, which makes you keen to work as well as improve your health. Opportunities to flirt and schmooze with someone older or richer exist. (This could lead to something more serious.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Because you have excellent financial savvy, you’re the banker of the zodiac. This month, you’re focused on shared property, taxes, debt, insurance matters and inheritances. However, all is not about the coin of the realm. Privately, you’re hatching a secret plot to become a better person. You want to improve yourself in every way – financially, healthwise, with friendships, at work, and in developing further skills, talents and training. You want it all! (A promising, sexy month ahead.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

The Sun is now as far away from you as it gets all year. Since the Sun is your source of energy, this means you will be tired and need more sleep. (Go to bed.) However, you will put out lots of energy on the home front this month due to residential moves, renovations or visiting guests. Whatever you do will improve your home scene. Meanwhile, gifts, goodies and advantages from others will come your way. Ask for a loan or get a mortgage. (Back in the boudoir, romance will be passionate.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You’re determined to get organized. You want every action to count. This means you want to be efficient, effective and productive. This high standard that you set for yourself will apply to your health as well. This is why you will start to eat healthier and exercise more because you want to be the best that you can be. (Exemplary aspiration.) Relations with others will be smooth. You find it easy to be forthright, yet charming and diplomatic. Killer combo. You’ll get what you want – most of the time.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

With the Sun in a fellow Fire sign, sports, the arts, social invitations, parties, lunches, dinners with friends and romantic getaways are on the menu. Your first choice will be a vacation. (Leos love great hotels. They want their life to be like a movie with fun clothes, gorgeous cars, hot sex, good food and scintillating company.) This is why, even though you will work within the limitations of your own environment, you will introduce this “movie” into your life. Naturally, this costs money, but Leos believe “Lots of money is only useful if you spend it.”

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Now your attention turns to home, family and your domestic environment. You might be more involved with a parent. You want a chance to relax and cocoon at home. Nevertheless, with fiery Mars in Virgo, you will demand what you want and be physical in your approach to life. (No wonder you want to go back home to rest.) Venus will foster romance, social fun and a chance to express your creative talents and your popularity continues. This is a good time for you.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You’re busy with short trips, increased reading and writing plus talking to everyone. This white-rabbit pace is a tad frantic. You’re working behind the scenes to boost your career and reputation, plus reorganizing, redecorating and entertaining at home. Discussions about how to boost your income or get a different job are also on the table. How stretched can you be? One thing in your favour is Jupiter is high in your chart, allowing you to make a great impression on bosses and VIPs. You can do no wrong.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your focus now turns to your job, your earnings and your possessions. You will identify with what you own. True, society judges people by appearances and possessions. Meanwhile this is a social time for you because you’re active with groups, even competitively, eager to communicate to others and you’re charming as hell. And on top of this, opportunities to travel and explore further education look great, as does publishing, the media, medicine and the law. You wanted more?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

It’s all systems go for you because the Sun is in your sign. This happens only once a year and it energizes you and helps you recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. It also attracts favourable circumstances and important people to you. Two fortuitous influences are at play: Mars makes you ambitious now and Venus attracts financial opportunities to you. (However, Venus will also encourage you to spend on clothes, jewelry and art objects to beautify your home.) Others continue to offer you support. Life is good.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your personal year is coming to an end. Therefore, now is an ideal time to strategize what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. Think about this. After all, people with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Travel and educational opportunities look good now, as does publishing, medicine, the law and media-related issues. Keep a low profile and work behind the scenes as much as possible before you step out onto centre stage next month.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You will love this month because your focus is on friendship and dealing with groups. You value friendships. This is also an excellent time to formulate long-range goals. To test the wisdom of these goals, why not share your hopes for the future with others to get their feedback? Meanwhile, secret love affairs might take place. You have an increased sex drive now. You are also making future plans for your professional life. For several reasons, you’re concerned with your future. (Basically, the future is much like the present only longer.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This month the Sun slowly travels across the top of your chart acting like a spotlight casting a flattering light on you, making you look good to bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. Because they admire you, you will be approached by others to take on increased responsibilities. Say yes because you will continue to impress them with little effort. Be patient with partners because Mars opposite your sign can make you judgmental and easily annoyed with others. Fun times with creative people will please you now. Don’t leave home without your sketchbook.