By Maeri Frances

It’s time to close the book on 2019. Will December be a fitting finale to the year for you? It’s party season, so let’s see what is in store.

P.S. Don’t forget to read your rising sign as well if you know it.

Happy birthday, Sagittarius!

December in a Nutshell: The money comes rolling in

Jupiter, the expansive luck-bearer is moving on from your sign into Capricorn. Sounds bad? Not at all. It will be easier to shed any kilos you piled on over the last year, and finally your finances should start to improve. Look for good news on this front around the 15th of the month.


December in a Nutshell: Aim for new career heights.

As the year winds up, or down as the case may be, it’s time to put plans into gear for improving career prospects for 2020. There will be good opportunities, along with some lucky breaks, but at the end of the day, there will still be some hard work required. No pain, no gain, as they say. Ask for a raise around the 15th!


December in a Nutshell: Distant shores are calling you…

With Jupiter in fellow Earth sign Capricorn, things will be much more to your liking. The travel bug may hit you hard over the coming year, not simply as a way of changing the scenery, but to allow you to explore new cultures and ideas. December looks lined up to offer you a lot of memorable days, with relationships seeming to play an important role. 


December in a Nutshell: Somebody has your back.

If you have been putting effort into building stronger relationships, it may bear fruit with a deeper level of confidence and trust. Help and support should be more forthcoming when you need it. From this month on, your credit standing should be improved for quite a while, so don’t be shy about having a cozy chat with your bank manager. Try mixing business with pleasure on New Year’s Eve.


December in a Nutshell: Things are looking up for singles!

Sensitive Cancer may often find trouble finding a partner who can show the empathy and affection that strikes the right note with them. The good news is, this could be the year you find Mr. or Ms. Right. Invest in some party gear; you shouldn’t waste an invitation this festive season. It is time to mix and mingle!


December in a Nutshell: Feelin’ good.

After a period of not feeling your healthy best, the tide seems to be turning. It could be a healthier lifestyle; something is boosting your energy and enthusiasm. Love matters go onto the back burner for a while, as you become more focused on your own needs. Cruise through December and conserve energy for 2020.


December in a Nutshell: Get in touch with nature.

With such positive energy in Earth signs, and temperatures chilling, the time is right to throw on a sweater and get outdoors. Even if you are not the sporty type, the fresh air will invigorate you and give you an energy boost you didn’t expect. Singles may find romance popping up in unexpected places in the coming period.


December in a Nutshell: Your home is your haven.

As winter sets in you should do what you can to create a cozy nest for yourself. This is the time to add some touches to your décor, setting a new mood that makes you feel more upbeat. This season could be perfect for doing a spot of home entertaining as well, so brush up on your culinary skills. 


December in a Nutshell: Busy, busy, busy.

Expect to have a month packed with visits, and visitors, short trips, phone calls, emails and all of that stuff. Same old, same old, you say? But this month, and looking forward into 2020 you may get good news, and enjoy interacting more than usual. Short trips can be mood-boosters as well, so start planning.


December in a Nutshell: Good things come to those who wait.

You are super patient at the best and worst of times, and now you can reap the rewards. With Jupiter entering your birth sign all that hard work will finally pay dividends. New faces, new opportunities, and quite possibly a few more kilos. But that is a sign that stress levels are dropping, so hey, why complain? Party a little this month, it will do you good. 


December in a Nutshell: Time to play it cool.

No, we are not just talking about the weather. Step off the merry-go-round and claim some time for things that you need for your inner growth and nourishment. When you find that sweet spot where your inner calm reflects in how you manage the day-to-day stuff, you will understand why. Don’t overdo things this festive season, be selective in how you spend your time.


December in a Nutshell:

You love the feeling of a new year ahead, full of the unknown and with the possibility of dreams becoming reality. Ok, we won’t burst your bubble, but if you look at what you have now, just count your blessings. This December is all about friendship, and shared goals and values. People who understand what makes you tick, what moves you to tears, what has you in fits of laughter. Enjoy!


Our monthly horoscopes are brought to you by Maeri Frances, a consulting astrologer with over 30 years’ experience. Exclusive to our publications, we brings tips for each Sun sign on how to avoid the pitfalls and ride the highs of each month.