Your Monthly Astrology Transits: December 2020

2020 has been a whopper of a year, but it’s ending with some great energy for the new. We could surely use that as we move into a new year!

December 2020 astrology is pretty huge because Jupiter and Saturn are moving into Aquarius, and only two days apart! This intense energy points us in a whole new direction.

To go along with that, we’ll also experience our final eclipse in mid-December, this time a Solar eclipse in Sagittarius. The Aquarius and Sagittarius combo is one that really opens us up, points out new opportunities, and helps bring back some hope.

An overview for December 2020 is outlined below. The overview lists when the transit planets move into a new sign, when the Solar eclipse and Full Moon occur, when major aspects between the planets will happen, and how this can all impact us.

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Monthly Astrology Transits for December 2020

December 1, 2020

Mercury Enters Sagittarius

Mercury in Sagittarius makes us more focused on big ideas, and our outlook can become much more positive. We can look toward the bright opportunities we have and feel more optimistic.

Communication may be more open and light, and we can be more passionate about whatever interests us.

Mercury is in Sagittarius until December 20th, 2020.

December 5, 2020

Venus (Scorpio) Trine Neptune (Pisces)

Venus (Scorpio) and Neptune (Pisces) linking up bring pleasant energy into our relationships, and we can be much more compassionate, empathetic, and soothing in our dealings with others. Romance can flourish, and we can be supportive.

This is also excellent creative energy, and we can focus on creative or artistic endeavors.

December 9, 2020

Sun (Sagittarius) Square Neptune (Pisces)

This aspect can make it difficult for us to focus, and it may seem like everything is a little bit hazy. It might be right in front of us, but we can have difficulty seeing that and need to be more grounded.

We can be more vulnerable to being used and need to maintain good boundaries, so we don’t easily get so emotionally hurt.

December 10, 2020

Venus (Scorpio) Sextile Pluto (Capricorn)

Relationships can become stronger as we focus on improving intimacy bonds with Venus (Scorpio) sextile Pluto (Capricorn). We can take love and commitment more seriously and can be more passionate.

This can be a good aspect for doing research and getting to the heart of a matter.

December 11, 2020

Sun (Sagittarius) Trine Mars (Aries)

Energy can flow more easily with Sun (Sagittarius) trine Mars (Aries), and we can use our energy to our advantage. Focus on something you’ve needed to take the initiative with, and get moving.

Enthusiasm can be high, and we can be more excited about what’s to come.

December 13, 2020

Mercury (Sagittarius) Square Neptune (Pisces)

Mental focus can be difficult to find, and we may need to work on not being distracted. Minds can be scattered or simply in need of some space.

Try to give your imagination room to explore so you don’t get too frustrated by the lack of focus.

December 14, 2020

Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

The Sagittarius Solar eclipse makes us more optimistic, focused on opportunities, and we can work on expanding and exploring. This can open up new experiences, and we can learn and grow.

Venus (Scorpio) Sextile Jupiter (Capricorn)

Venus-Jupiter helps bring out even more of an optimistic outlook, and we can benefit from our connections with others.

Mercury (Sagittarius) Trine Mars (Aries)

Mercury-Mars helps bring energy and drive to take the initiative with our ideas and plans to make things happen fast.

Learn more about the upcoming Solar eclipse: The Ultimate Guide to Lunar & Solar Eclipses

December 15, 2020

Venus Enters Sagittarius

Venus (Scorpio) Sextile Saturn (Capricorn)

Just before Venus moves into Sagittarius, it’ll hit Saturn, and the two can bring helpful energy for commitment, for being responsible with others, and for being more ethical and considerate in decisions and actions.

Venus moving into Sagittarius can make us more adventurous in love, and we can enjoy having new experiences with loved ones. Venus is in Sagittarius until January 8, 2021.

December 17, 2020

Saturn Enters Aquarius

This is a big one!

Saturn exits Capricorn and moves into Aquarius, and is here to stay until March 2023. Saturn in Aquarius gets us focused on our hopes and dreams for the future, and what they are exactly may change, but if we get serious and do things the right way, we can get where we want to be eventually.

We can work on being true to ourselves and what makes us different and try to be more open with others. The more we hold ourselves back to try to conform, the harder it becomes, so don’t do that.

December 19, 2020

Jupiter enters Aquarius

Jupiter joins Saturn in Aquarius pretty quickly (so say goodbye to the Capricorn stellium!). In Aquarius, Jupiter wants us to open up to opportunities to be ourselves, be innovative and inventive, be unconventional and original, and be unique and individual.

This may be stifled a bit with Saturn in this sign, but we need to make sure we’re doing things the right way and for the right reasons, and we’re not acting too impulsively.

Take the long view. Jupiter is in Aquarius until May 2021, then comes back in July 2021 and stays to December 2021.

Sun (Sagittarius) Conjunct Mercury (Sagittarius)

With the Sun and Mercury connecting with this conjunct, we may have plenty of ideas and plans to work on and can feel like we’re hitting our stride in some new way.

December 20, 2020

Mercury Enters Capricorn

Mercury moving into Capricorn, gets us a little more realistic about our ideas and plans. We can see how the details connect with the big picture, and we want to make sure our plans are attainable, so we’re not wasting our time and energy for nothing.

We may have less patience for the superficial and can focus our communications on what is important. Mercury is in Capricorn until January 8th, 2021.

December 21, 2020

Jupiter (Aquarius) Conjunct Saturn (Aquarius)

Jupiter and Saturn link up early in their tour in Aquarius. This kicks off a big burst of energy for us as we’re focusing on new opportunities, new beginnings, and new possibilities.

This may feel like the start of a whole new cycle (it is!).

Sun Enters Capricorn

The Sun moving into Capricorn can make us more goal-oriented, and we can work on our long-term plans. This is excellent energy paired with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.

The Sun is in Capricorn until January 19th, 2021.

Make sure to read: Classic Crystals for Capricorn Season

December 23, 2020

Mars (Aries) Square Pluto (Capricorn)

This aspect has been in play for a good chunk of the year thanks to Mars retrograde, and this is the last time we’ll feel it. We’ve broken down what isn’t serving us well, we’ve faced fears, and we’ve taken control, and now we can assess and move on.

Anything internal that has needed to be torn down and rebuilt has gotten attention from this aspect, and you should feel stronger and more resilient as a result.

For even more insights, review: Mars Square Pluto: Face Fears to Find Power

December 25, 2020

Mercury (Capricorn) Trine Uranus (Taurus)

With Mercury (Capricorn) trine Uranus (Taurus), it’s a good time to think outside of the box and develop unconventional ideas and plans. We can focus on the future, what we hope for, and feel motivated.

We can embrace solutions that are different and untested and may be more willing to experiment.

December 27, 2020

Sun (Capricorn) Trine Uranus (Taurus)

We can feel more comfortable with the new and the different and want to embrace the original sides to ourselves. A light can be shone on what we’re moving toward with our future, and we can be excited.

We can also be more open to new people and want to expand our connections.

December 29, 2020

Full Moon in Cancer

The Cancer Full Moon gets us focused on our emotions and what we need for emotional stability and security. We can crave more emotional support and encouragement and want to be nurtured and loved.

This is a good period to work on internal issues that are leaving you feeling insecure. Get to the core of yourself and strengthen at the roots.

Full Moons are truly magical. Learn more by reading: The Ultimate Guide to Full Moons

December 30, 2020

Venus (Sagittarius) Square Neptune (Pisces)

As the year comes to a close, we can feel terrific, romantic, dreamy, and whimsical, but we may need to watch for being taken advantage of. Boundaries are a good thing.

This aspect is excellent for any charity work or finding some way to impact others positively.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can reference these transits throughout the next month! You can also read your free daily horoscope to stay on top of your astrology transits each day.

Related article: Your Lucky Crystal for 2021, Based on Your Life Path Number

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Nic Gaudette's astrology career began in 2004. She's performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, and has written over a dozen horoscope columns and hundreds of articles for various publications, in addition to creating The Dark Pixie Astrology. Her path to becoming an astrologer started as a teenager when she picked up an astrology book out of sheer boredom in a bookstore one day and instantly became hooked. She believes astrology is an empowering tool everyone can use to help themselves. She affectionately calls her followers her "pixies." She provides daily astro tidbits on Facebook and Instagram and sends extra astro wisdom in her regular newsletter. When not working, you'll usually find her baking, obsessing over the Yankees, or binging on politics. Make sure to check her out on The Dark Pixie Astrology.
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