December 2022 Monthly Overview

Here are the main planetary energy shifts and changes that will be in effect during December 2022.

Mercury Enters Capricorn

On December 6th, Mercury leaves Sagittarius, where it wasn’t very comfortable, and enters Capricorn.

Jupiter Enters Aries

The big move this month occurs on December 20th when Jupiter leaves its traditional home sign of Pisces and enters Aries for the second time in recent months.

Jupiter will spend the next five months in the cardinal fire sign until May next year.

Sun Enters Capricorn – Solstice

On December 21st the Sun enters Capricorn.


This is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern.

It is a turning point in the year and themes of circling the wagons and preservation of public life will be strong.

There is an air of quiet confidence now.

Mercury Stations Retrograde

Mercury starts its retrograde cycle on December 29th for three weeks at 24° Capricorn.

Who This Affects Most

The Mercury station direct will powerfully affect anyone born on the 14th, 15th or 16th of January.


Now there is a slow down and deals, purchases, paperwork and any documents that you have to sign in particular, can go at a snail’s pace.

Full Moon

On December 8th is the Gemini Full Moon at 16°2′ Gemini.

Who This Affects

The December Full Moon will specifically affect you if your birthday is on 6th, 7th or 8th of June.


This Full Moon brings themes of completion to projects started two week previously.

Neptune Stations Direct


On December 4th, Neptune turns direct at 20º24′ Pisces.

Who This Affects

This particular Neptune station retrograde will affect people with birthdays on 10th, 1th and 12th of March intensely.

Venus enters Capricorn

On December 10th, Venus enters Capricorn.


Now there is a shift of energy as you look for serious solutions around your love affairs.

New Moon

On December 23rd is the New Moon at 1° Capricorn.

The Moon is not very comfortable in Capricorn and this is a challenging New Moon at the best of times.

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