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Your Emoji-scopes for December 2018

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It’s time to turn that angst into action.

Please note: These horoscopes, like emoji, are meant to add fun and color to your month. Take what feels good to you, and leave what doesn’t.

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Welcome to your December horoscope! Sagittarius season is here to usher in lots of adventure, learning, and maybe a spontaneous new tattoo or three. For most of us, this is a time of year where we can suffer from a bit of tunnel vision. If you feel like an angsty teenager whining from the backseat, “Are we there yet?” (which is totally Sagittarius’ thing), trust that you’re not alone. Sagittarius is on an endless quest for truth and knowledge.

Not only that, Sagittarius wants us to put that knowledge into action. And with Sagittarius sitting in its ruling planet, Jupiter, many of us may be feeling extra restless.

Are you hungry for change? This is a great time to try new things and get out of any kind of lingering rut that’s got you down. Instead of bemoaning what didn’t go right this year, start doing things in a new way. You don’t have to wait till New Year’s to refresh your life. You can dye your hair purple, or start that new kickboxing class, or even a new fling—and you can do it today!

Highlights: With Mercury stationing direct on Dec. 6, we should all be feeling a lot more forward momentum than we have in some time. Take hold of that fiery energy and don’t be afraid to go full speed ahead. On the very next day, there will be a new moon in Sagittarius. This is a good time to let go of old ideas about our talents, our knowledge, and our capacity to go the distance. Also on Dec. 7, Mars in dreamy Pisces will form a sextile to Pluto in practical Capricorn. This energy is perfect for tackling big projects that may have previously seemed too challenging or too chaotic to organize. Pisces’ creative and visionary spirit—paired with Capricorn’s diligent, can-do attitude—means whatever we’re working on now can take major leaps forward.

Other notable alignments: On New Year’s Eve, there will be a grand trine between Venus in Scorpio, the North Node in Cancer, and Mars in Pisces. These three water signs rule our emotional life so get ready to feel all the feels. Have you spent a lot of time mulling over your relationships this year? Have you been wondering how your connections can stretch or grow? These three queens of connection want to help. On the heels of the full moon in Cancer (which, by the way, we also started this year with), they are here to bring us the emotional strength and courage we need to open up more fully to nurturing, dreaming, and deep deep feelings.

Sagittarius: 🚀📚🤔🔮💆

It’s your time to shine, baby! If you’re feeling like a rocket ready to blast off but you aren’t sure of the destination, that’s totally normal. This astrological weather is daring you to dream bigger. Dreamy Neptune in Pisces is squaring Jupiter, your ruling planet, in Sagittarius. You want to study and philosophize to get answers—and that’s OK! But Neptune is challenging you to tap into your intuition. What happens when you let yourself dream? Pay attention to moments of intuition this month. They can provide just the inspiration you need to chart a new course.

Capricorn: 🏃😣📋💌💥

You diligent little goat. You’ve been extra hard on yourself this year, haven’t you? With major planetary movements in your sign all year long in heavy Saturn and chaotic Pluto, the universe has been anything but gentle with you. And yet, you’ve weathered it all pretty miraculously. As your season creeps up on you at the end of this month, this is a key time to remember that giving yourself credit for tasks completed (both big and small) is essential to your survival. You can keep setting new goals and setting your sights higher and higher, but if you don’t give yourself little doses of love and support along the way, you’ll burn out before you reach your destination. If you’ve got new career ambitions, put them into action mid-month and see what develops. Your energy is potent right now. Let go of the idea that any past disappointments are about to repeat themselves. You’ve got the insight, and the spunk, to do things differently this time around.

Aquarius: 🙄🍀🏆🌞🙇

The end of the year? Cue an eye-roll from all Aquariuses everywhere. You are like, so over the holidays, and you truly couldn’t care less about top 10 lists unless they involve alien sightings. That’s because you’re too principled to be interested in tallying up achievements. But guess what? You’re on a lot of people’s minds right now. With the Sun trine Uranus, your ruling planet for much of December, good luck is coming your way by the bucketful. Even if you’re not typically a fan of the spotlight, give yourself permission to soak up all the good vibes. You may think that people who crave the limelight are petty or self-absorbed, but right now it’s your time to shine. And if you’re worried about becoming one of those people you can’t stand, DON’T. The way you shine is uniquely designed to teach us all a little bit more about doing what’s best for the common good. So take your moment and post that selfie, babe. The way you’re shining right now is brightening all of our days.

Pisces: 🏋️😯💖👛⏰

You’ll have more energy than usual this month, which may come as a surprise to you most of all, dear sleepyhead. This is a good thing! People around you are awakening to the dreams that light their fires, and this invigorates you. You’re usually deemed the one with their head in the clouds, but right now, you’re the one who “gets it.” Whether it’s a friend or a partner, whoever turns to you will be impressed by your ability to intuitively understand our hopes and our yearning. While you love to get wrapped up in the lives of others, don’t forget to invest some of that potent empathy toward yourself this month. You have a heightened capacity to focus and take action right now. Set your alarm clock 15 minutes early—you don’t want to let this magical moment pass you by!

Aries: 😶🐌🌠🛌🎯
You’re usually quite driven, but your ruling planet Mars has been stationed in dreamy Pisces. This means you may be feeling more introspective than usual. You might even feel like things are moving at a snail’s pace, and wondering if the life you’ve taken so much action to create will ever arrive. Take advantage of the lessons this moment wants to teach you. Instead of racing to an imaginary finish line—or imagining you’ll never get there—give yourself a moment to rest. Even the greatest athletes take days off to restore and heal. It’s OK to hit the snooze button, or journal instead of going for that 10-mile run. Giving yourself some time to dream this month will lead to more meaningful, focused action in the future.

Taurus: 😓🌷🌺🚧💪

You’ve worked hard this year, because you work hard every year. But this one has really challenged you to reexamine the ways you show up for yourself and others—and you’ve blossomed. With your ruling planet, Venus, sitting in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn for much of December, you may notice graceful shifts in how you’re yourself, both at home and at work. You’re generally reserved, but Scorpio encourages you to share your shadow self—the parts of you that are sensitive, emotional, and need to be more than just “of service.” You may find it’s suddenly easier to set boundaries while remaining vulnerable. If you’re questioning whether you should open up, take a little leap of faith and speak what’s on your mind (or in your heart). Not only will you feel seen and heard, you’ll find that when you’re vulnerable, you wield more power than you ever imagined.

Gemini: 😅✨📣⏸️👏

You may be feeling light and airy this month. To most, that’s your normal state, but privately you know that a burden has lifted that you’ve been carrying for some time. Enjoy this period of sweet relief. Where you may have previously felt scattered, you’ll be feeling a stronger sense of direction. As a Gemini, you are probably eager to share this happy new outlook with anyone who will listen, and these good vibes are certainly worth sharing. But be mindful of how you’re coming across to others. With Mercury conjunct Jupiter on the 17th, you may be prone to speaking grandly about what you’ve learned. You may even be inclined to grab a megaphone to get your point across. To you, this is just good old fashioned enthusiasm, but to others, this can come across as a “know-it-all” attitude. Make sure you read the room before you grab the mic. If you can learn to edit, you’ll be on the receiving end of plenty of cheers and applause.

Cancer: 🌝🙃🌊💦🌿

You are a sensitive soul and the holidays can make you feel both cozy and crazy. You love the warmth of a gathering, but you’re also prone to feeling left out. With the full moon in your sign on the 22nd, bookending the full moon in Cancer that kicked off 2018, this is a good time to consider all the things you’ve learned this year about what makes you feel cared for and connected. Like most water signs, you may often be under the impression that your sensitivity is just too much for comfort, but your ability to feel and heal is a gift. Take stock of the ways your supreme sensitivity has served you this year, and take note of the moments, places, and relationships, where you’ve felt the most grounded. Just because you’re a watery soul, that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to another year where you feel like you’re falling apart. If you can harness all this watery energy, it will become a superpower that nurtures your projects and relationships into something more beautiful and lush than you’ve ever seen before.

Leo: 😢🎥❓🗣️🌟

Hello, superstar! Did you get what you wanted this year? Did you feel beloved and admired in the way that you, especially, are certain is your birthright? Hopefully, there were roses and applause, but maybe, looking back, you feel you didn’t get all the appreciation you crave. Maybe, in spite of your best efforts to shine, shine, shine, you’re still feeling anxious that you’re just a bit too ordinary for the spotlight. Maybe the movie that is your life hasn’t exactly played out the way you wanted it to. But the credits aren’t rolling yet! With the sun squaring both Mars and Chiron this month, your opportunities for action and healing will be abundant. But you’ve got to do something about. You can’t stay home hoping for the plot twist that will turn it all around, you’ve got to make it happen. Take some risks this month and see where you land. And don’t worry about being the shiniest star at the party, just keep on shining.

Virgo: ☑️✈️⛓️😍😅

Ever the meticulous planner, you’ve likely got a very full calendar this month. You may be feeling overwhelmed by obligations and uncharacteristically eager to jump ship or find an easy exit. You probably don’t think you can drop the ball, but it’s OK to delegate and it’s OK to deviate from playing the role of the world’s most reliable relative from time to time. If you’re having trouble giving yourself permission to pare down your responsibilities, consider what’s holding you back. Are you afraid things will fall apart without you? Or, worse, are you afraid they’d actually be fine and you wouldn’t be missed? Have faith that the people who love you love you for YOU. And they won’t hate you if you tap into a little more spontaneity this month. In fact, they’ll probably be relieved to see you lighten up!

Libra: 😰🏳️💭💪

Your heart has been heavy lately. With your ruler, Venus, sitting in Scorpio (the sign that loves to fantasize about doom and gloom), you may be seeing your world through a dreary lens. But with Venus forming a trine to Neptune and a sextile to Saturn mid-month, the stars want you to know that you are not as powerless as you imagine. Give yourself permission to dream again, and you’ll be amazed at how much lighter you feel. You may feel stuck or burdened by all the fearful energy that’s been occupying your mind, but this work hasn’t been in vain. There’s freedom in surrendering to your fears. You may not be able to eliminate them completely, but you can dare to dream differently. Instead of wishing for a fairy godmother to come down and make things right, this year you’ve learned that you play a vital role in making your dreams come true. And, that—as burdensome as it may seem right now—is a lasting gift to be cherished.

Scorpio: 👥🤔✍️👋
Your never-ending desire to get to the heart of the matter is as lit up as ever this month. With Venus in your sign, you may find yourself reflecting—and even obsessing—over how you love and have been loved. There may be gems to discover when you mine the past, but don’t forget to move forward. Once you’ve learned what you can from a person or a situation, it’s OK to let go (though you tend to leave claw marks when you do). If you still need to have it out, try journaling or meditating. You’ll get more answers from yourself than you will from others. See if you can loosen your grip this month. You’ll feel lighter once you do.

Nayomi Reghay

Nayomi Reghay

Nayomi Reghay is a frequent contributor to the Daily Dot, covering body positivity, feminism, sex, relationships, and gender. She is also the author of the advice column “Swipe This!” A former New York Teaching Fellow, her writing has been featured in Reductress, Rolling Stone, Mic, Someecards, and more.