Will your love life be 'naughty' or 'nice' this month?
Welcome to YourTango's monthly love horoscope column from astrologer Ellen Whitehurst! Look up your astrological sign to see what kind of love and romance December is bringing your way. Please note: the predictions provided here follow Western astrological dates.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Your ruling planet, red-hot Mars, is still activating your 7th House of Partners and one-on-one relationships. And wherever fiery Mars fans flames, passion and a renewed love life follows. This is a good gift to receive this holiday season, as you've been trying to rekindle an old relationship (or even a sparkly new one). However, you should also know that when impulsive Mars is in warrior Aries there could be some stupid arguments and disputes, too. Be compassionate and kind this month and you'll work everything out just fine. Ho, Ho, Happy Holidays!
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Venus, your planetary ruler and the "Goddess of Love" will spend most of the month in passionate Scorpio and your 7th House of Romantic Partners and Love. Now, Scorpio is a loyal, loving sign — with a long memory, too. Thus, anyone who's offended you will act contrite now, surely answering for any mistakes they’ve made with you. As a result, you'll feel love back in the air once again.
Isn't that a great reason to hang around under the mistletoe?
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
From December 4th on, lovely Venus is spending serious time in sexy Scorpio ... putting you in the mood to snuggle up under the tree with someone special — 'tis the season, after all. But, because you'll be attending quite a few holiday events, there'll be lots of interested people waiting and wanting you to make an appearance! Especially since they want you to liven up their parties. You'll be the life of the party and find someone who wants to put their own party hat on and dance the night away with only you. Better yet, if your hat is red with some white faux fur around it!
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
You might want to take time to talk over any disputes you've had with your significant other before Santa comes sliding down your chimney. December 19th is absolutely the perfect day to begin negotiations, but you'll need to stick to your guns ... no matter how determined someone else is to have their way. It will be a gift to yourself to stay firm and refuse to buckle. It's time to let your partner know that you won't play games any longer — not unless they come wrapped and left under your tree with your name on it.
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
As of December 4th, you might need someone who is emotionally unbiased to help you sort right from wrong on the home front. The good news is that whoever can shed a bit of light on your life will be there for you and will gladly show you the way. The even better news is that you'll use their advice, along with your own perceptive skills and knowledge of all parties involved, to arrive at a fair solution. And, speaking of parties being involved! Dig out the champagne and strawberries to celebrate the season — a season bringing you better days and happy endings.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Between December 10th and 12th you may not be thinking practically but, rather, dreaming of sugar plums dancing in your head and bringing you beautiful, seasonal energies during those days, too. Try delaying any relationship decisions until well after that period so that you can enjoy the attention of lovely Venus and dreamy Neptune as they come together in an easy trine, making it easy to reach out to someone familiar ... even if you're not sure whether they're good for you or not. It would be better to distract yourself with the company of others, even if they're on your roof waiting for a jolly old man to bring you the relationship of your dreams. Those dreams could go hand in hand with the ones that have sugar plums dancing around in your head.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Even though this is the time of year when we see a ton of red, it might be the green-eyed monster that comes to visit your relationship now. Jealousy could prove problematic, especially if things haven't been going smoothly between you and your significant other lately. So, your mission is to do everything you can to let your partner know that while beauty in any form is still beauty, you're quite happy where you are and who you're with.
If you're single, you might find a special someone stuffed in your stocking, while remembering that it only takes a few minutes to know whether you're attracted to a potential partner or not.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
If you are attracted to a complete stranger on December 10th, don’t write it off as gifts being given to you for the holiday season and all of those warm, fuzzy feelings that are currently circulating in your life. You might be right and they could be the perfect present for you, but you won’t know if you don’t take the time to investigate this relationship just a bit further. It may serve your best interest to invite this someone out for an eggnog and enjoy the sweet taste of delicious new love.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)
Venus, the glowing "Goddess of Love," will set off for sexy, secretive Scorpio on December 4th, activating and energizing your 12th House of Privacy. You’ll want to spend as much time as you can behind closed doors with your special someone, but you should try to pry yourself away long enough to indulge in the company of other dear ones, too. On New Year’s Eve though, Venus occupies your fun-loving and adventuresome sign, at which point, you’ll feel ready to come and play in a big, wonderful way.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)
If you’ve been hearing silver bells ringing lately because of a casual relationship, you can expect the holidays to bring the two of you much, much closer. On December 24th and 25th a trine between Mercury "the Messenger" and optimistic, expansive Jupiter might even convince you to introduce your special someone to your family and friends — which, of course, will go incredibly smooth now.
AQUARIUS (January 22 to February 18)
You're astrologically scheduled to meet some great new people this month, even if they come to you via a bunch of reindeer flying around the skies. At least one of these new friendships (romances?) might convince you to attend a meeting of others who would be considered like-minded and kindred spirits. Try not to allow your enthusiasm to bring you in too deep, too soon. Wait a few weeks to see if you're on the same page, and then figure out the best way to write the proverbial book.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
It appears that this holiday season will bolster positivity and prove pleasing to you, as the full moon in family-oriented Cancer shines her bright lights into your 5th House of True Love, Romance, Creativity, Kids, Fun and, of course Happiness, Peace and Joy on Christmas Day. This will all bring you merry, merry energies that also bring about a jolly old time. Gather your friends and family around, enjoy the camaraderie and the comfort, as well as the treats that old Saint Nick brings, so you can remember this season fondly for years and years to come.