Welcome to December, Virgo! At the end of November, a dramatic eclipse had you playing your usual role of being a rock of stability for your loved ones. Sometimes it pays to be a grounded earth sign, Virgo, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need care and attention, too. The squeaky wheel gets the oil and sometimes you don’t ask for enough. This changes on Tuesday, December 1 when your ruling planet, messenger Mercury enters assertive Sagittarius, giving you a boost of confidence. Do you want a family member to give you some space? Now is the time to tell them. Do you want to ask your crush out? Go for it. This transit helps you felt emboldened and ready to be honest. Take full advantage.
Circle Thursday, December 10 in your calendar, as the sun in bold Sagittarius trines Mars in outgoing Aries on this day, bringing some good things to fruition. This is a day for good news, and some of your hard work is finally paying off. And that means you have to keep your nose to the grindstone: The energy of this day is perfect for having some fun.
A new moon and solar eclipse in Sagittarius on Monday, December 14, brings some romantic chaos, as you may be feeling happiness and confusion at the same time. Just try to be present. Work on developing any budding relationship you may be in, but treat this like an amplified Mercury retrograde — hold off on making major decisions until the dust settles. This will be tricky, especially when lover planet Venus enters horny Sagittarius on Tuesday, December 15. Whether you’ve started exploring a new kink with a long-time partner or have just started talking about boundaries with someone new, make absolutely sure you’re on the same page before acting.
However, there is one person to who you can go ahead and make a commitment to: yourself. Yes, this year has been hell, and it’s likely brought some trauma from your past to the surface. There’s only one thing to do now: Look inward, and see what you need to heal. When the comet Chiron, known as the “wounded healer,” goes direct on Tuesday, December 15, you’re given the push you need to take care of your own old wounds. Consider a new type of therapy or meditation practice. Just remember that healing is a process (and a non-linear one, at that) and doesn’t happen overnight.