Your Weekly Horoscopes: December 3 to 9, 2023

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This week is all about Venus. First the love planet squares off with potent Pluto on the 3rd before entering mysterious Scorpio on the 4th. Power struggles abound. Scorpio might not be Venus’ favorite place to be, but she sure is intense and alluring in the fixed water sign. Think brooding celebs like Ethan Hawke, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio who all have this placement in their charts (Martin Scorcese also has this placement, making The Departed perhaps the most Venus in Scorpio film of all time). Venus then makes a supportive connection with Saturn on the 6th and has an expansive face-off with Jupiter on the 9th. Love grows when we go deep and commit to our boundaries.

This week also features illusory Neptune stationing direct on the 6th, which gives everything a rose-colored tint. What’s real and what’s just a dream is hard to discern under this influence. Through the fog, Mercury connects with Jupiter on the 7th which brings inspired ideas with a grounded articulation.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Venus’s deep dive into Scorpio on the 4th encourages you to open your heart and shed light on some of your darkest moments. True intimacy is cultivated when you’re unburdened and honest. It might feel silly to ask for support when your problems seem so inconsequential compared to what’s going on in the rest of the world. But it’s important not to shy away from these moments. Embrace humility.

This week’s mantra: “Humble.”

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Venus’s tour through Libra finishes up on the 3rd with the exhausting realization that going hard everyday has its consequences. Venus’s move into Scorpio on the 4th brings a dip in your vitality. But it also allows you to put some of your own dramas on the back burner and focus on being there for others over the holiday season. Enthusiastic gratitude from a loved one on the 9th keeps you going.

This week’s mantra: “Hold.”

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

It might seem a little boring, but you need to focus on the practical for the next few weeks. Making time for meditation, introspection or simple afternoons spent alone helps you clear the muck and get specific about your priorities. That all said, while you work out the systems, you also need space to daydream about your next career moves. Inspiration strikes on the 6th and carries you through the coming month of hard work.

This week’s mantra: “Simple.”

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Venus might not love being in Scorpio, but for you, this is actually the most romantic time of the year. The love planet is now in your romance and pleasure sector bringing you hot dates, creative inspiration and an overall playful approach to life. Bringing friends together for a holiday gathering on the 9th is overwhelming but worth the extra gratitude and cheer.

This week’s mantra: Romance.”

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

After a guilt trip from your sister on the 3rd, you realize that you’ve bitten off way more than you can chew when it comes to holiday plans this year. That being said, with Venus moving into Scorpio and your home sector on the 4th, you’re wanting to slack off at work and hibernate anyway. Major deadlines on the 9th have you burning the candle on both ends, but your partner and kids have a beautiful meal waiting on the other side.

This week’s mantra: “Cozy.”

Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

You’re deep in creative mode this week: testing recipes, putting up decorations, and attempting to make everyone’s holiday gifts from scratch. You’re getting so excited about all your hobbies and crafts that on the 7th you’re inspired to shoot out a newsletter to family and close friends about what you’ve been up to. Are you entering your influencer era? You get a lot of joy around writing and communication this month so don’t shy away from sharing.

This week’s mantra: “Send.”

Libra (September 23 - October 21)

It wouldn’t be the holiday season if you weren’t dealing with some complicated family dynamics, and old grudges bubble to the surface on the 3rd. Then on the 4th, Venus’ entrance into Scorpio brings a dip in your energy levels but is also an auspicious influence for earning extra cash or fixing your car. You get a lucky break with a work or housing opportunity on the 9th that pushes you to dream bigger.

This week’s mantra: “Grow.”

Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

Venus’s entrance into Scorpio on the 4th brings a boost to your image, style and self-esteem. It’s been an existential last few months for you, and now that you’re on the other side, it’s nice to feel a bit glam. This week is the perfect opportunity to grab that gel manicure or book a last minute hair appointment so you look good before going back home for the holidays.

This week’s mantra: “Glamorous.”

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

It’s an extremely busy week for you at work, but with Venus entering Scorpio and your unconscious sector on the 4th, you’re getting lost in all kinds of daydreams. Your what ifs include: moving to France, going back to your hometown and living out a Gilmore Girls fantasy, and going to live off grid on a rural farm. How can you integrate more magic into your everyday life?

This week’s mantra: “Magic.”

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

You’re a social butterfly this week with invitations coming left and right on both a personal and professional level. With Venus entering your friendship sector on the 4th, not only are you everyone’s plus one, you’re also feeling inspired to host your own party. This all culminates on the 9th when your early birthday party becomes an all night rager.

This week’s mantra: “Connect.”

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Venus moves into Scorpio and your career sector on the 4th giving you a boost that helps you get through any and all awkward meetings with your boss. Under this influence, you’re also gaining major favor from any high-profile clients or VIPs, or just getting a lot of attention on your daily coffee run. Put yourself out there to maximize these good vibes while they last.

This week’s mantra: “Bloom.”

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

For once, the holiday season feels less frenzied and more like a welcome opportunity to get back in touch with friends from all areas of your life. A great conversation at a holiday party on the 7th leads to a job opportunity or an exciting first date! With Neptune stationing direct in your sign this week, you’re feeling both like the luckiest person in the world and like your feet can’t quite find the ground. Embrace the fantasy!

This week’s mantra: “Orbit.”

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