Your Free People Horoscope, Week of December 2-8

Jupiter enters Capricorn for a yearlong stay, starting Monday. Jupiter makes moves only once per year, so find out how it affects your day-to-day!



November 22–December 21

Your ruler, Jupiter, is leaving Sagittarius this week and segueing into your worth zone for a yearlong visit. You’re transitioning from questions like “Who am I? What’s possible for me?” to “What do I need? How can I get it? What’s important to me? How can I make the most of what I have?” You may begin to make more money and spend more as well. And you could acquire more possessions. This is a time for figuring out how to maximize your talents and assets; ranking your priorities; acting in accordance with your highest values; learning about finances; and respecting yourself enough to get better at providing for yourself. You’re moving from a year of personal growth to a year of self-assured prioritizing. Believe in what you have going for you! Although the sun in your sign is firing you up to do you, this week’s scuffle with Neptune could be a killjoy — unless you align yourself with the energy shift and ease up on the gas. As much as you’re invigorated by being out in the world and having new experiences, one side of you yearns to indulge in escapist comforts at home. So sleep in one day! And if a parent or roomie rains on your parade, remind yourself that this too shall pass. With Mercury skipping into your sign, you’ll soon feel better able to express yourself and weigh personal matters with objectivity.



December 22–January 19

This week’s top headline: Jupiter enters Capricorn! The planet of expansion will be camped out in your sign until December 19, 2020, launching a new cycle of personal growth for Goats. Its last tour of Cap took place between December 2007 and January 2009, so look back to that period for hints of what’s to come. Jupiter gives you confidence and optimism, inviting you to picture the possibilities of who you can be and what you can achieve. Open your mind and pursue new experiences. Learn more about yourself, and if it seems like you’re not on your true path, experiment and explore to discover your guiding purpose. Look for opportunities — then seize them! Your enthusiasm will be contagious, and your newfound indie spirit can inspire the people around you. In the coming year, you’re meant to bet on yourself and make good on the promise that lies within you. However, the sun is battling murky Neptune, so you’re probably not feeling too clear-headed at the moment. If your mindset is self-defeating, don’t forget that you don’t need to believe your thoughts. Try not to latch onto negative ones and give them too much of your bandwidth. In other words, don’t water the weeds. Mercury will soon sneak into your release corner, which will help you to tune into your intuition and tap into your imagination.



January 20–February 18

Jupiter is slipping into your release-and-retreat corner, where it will be hiding for the next year, encouraging you to take your hands off the wheel and drift. You’ll require quiet time to rest and reflect, and your subconscious will offer up its wisdom through spiritual practice, dreams, psychotherapy and the like. In the process, feelings can be freed, and you can glean inner truths. Release what no longer serves your growth, whether it’s an unhealthy relationship or a dead-end job. Make peace with losses, mistakes and imperfections, and have compassion for yourself and others. Believe that we’re all connected. A spiritual mentor can guide you during this transit, or perhaps you’ll play this role for someone. Let your imagination and intuition wander, leading you to revelations and creative visions. Develop your ideas behind the scenes in preparation for future undertakings. It’s also a good year to study a metaphysical subject that intrigues you. Thanks to the sun’s clash with Neptune in your worth house, insecurity could rear its ugly head when you’re in a group this week. Maybe you’re not sure how you fit in or you don’t have the confidence to stand out and contribute. And if money’s tight, socializing and teamwork will seem harder. Don’t let peer pressure impact your self-esteem or core values. Mercury’s on its way into your network zone, which will help you get your point across in groups and get on the same page with people.



February 19–March 20

Jupiter lands in your hopes-and-humanity house this week for a yearlong stay, enabling you to widen the circle of people in your life and develop new dreams. As you cultivate different interest and objectives, people who share them will come into your life. Networking is bound to pay off during this transit because the contacts you make can inspire you, teach you and support you. Your faith in humankind is on an upswing, making this a good time to launch a philanthropic endeavor. Plus you’ll have luck with technology and could easily expand your social-media influence. Collaborations will flourish, so there’s really no reason for you to fly solo. Grow Team Pisces in the coming year! At the moment, the sun in your ambition angle is squaring off against Neptune, though, so you might feel a bit burned out temporarily. The public or professional side of your life is claiming a lot of your attention, but you may not be sending crystal-clear signals to higher-ups while striving to prove yourself. That’s because Neptune’s fog has a way of shrouding the sun’s rays. If you’ve been on a roll, you could get down on yourself and lose momentum. How about lowering the bar and attempting relatively simple tasks for now? Rest when you’re tired, and don’t get discouraged. Mercury is climbing to the peak of your chart, which will improve goal-setting, career planning and your communication with authority figures.



March 21–April 19

Jupiter is ascending to your achievement angle, sending your ambition skyrocketing in the coming year. You might assume a high-profile role and gain recognition, so embrace responsibility and get ready for your close-up. Your professional path is expanding, and you’re meant to set your sights higher. You might land a promotion or find a job that will take you far — literally or figuratively. You could teach or lead a team. Be careful not to appear superior or overbearing. Your confidence is blossoming, which can fuel your climb up the ladder or make it hard for you to tolerate answering to anyone. Seek a career mentor who can help you find your true calling if you’re still searching for it or help you plot your route to success if you know what you want to do. Since the sun is under hazy Neptune’s spell this week, your enthusiasm is likely to wane momentarily. You’re intent on spreading your wings, but a little voice inside you is whispering worries like “Where do I belong? Is this the right path?” Perhaps you’re charging into the future but also feel pulled back into the past. If you’re fluctuating between eagerness and hopelessness, know that the truth lies in the middle ground. Once Mercury shows up in your exploration corner, your outlook should brighten, and you’ll be able to take in a range of possibilities.



April 20–May 20

You’ll be inspired to spread your wings and fly high in the year ahead after Jupiter blasts into your expansion corner. Look for chances to continue your education, travel and have growth experiences. You’re on a quest to find more meaning in life, and to do that, you need free rein to explore. Seek out difference — because foreign cultures and beliefs; unfamiliar subjects; and people from a variety of backgrounds and places will stimulate your mind. Your sense of adventure may already be on an upswing, with edgy Uranus in your sign. Now wanderlust will kick in, spurring you to stray far out of your comfort zone. Courage, faith and optimism can mobilize you to live life to the fullest and take risks. Stay open to a wide range of possibilities and aim to increase your consciousness and become more of a forward-looking visionary. Use this year to discover and maximize fresh opportunities, develop your own philosophy and get involved in a cause you believe in. This week’s sun-Neptune squabble can affect your relationships, and you might feel torn between friends and a paramour or between one-on-one closeness and playing the field. If you’re zeroed in on an emotional issue or passion project, spreading yourself thin will deplete the energy you’re devoting to that. With Mercury entering your depth zone, you’ll be able to refocus on what matters most to you and talk about strong feelings and other intense or taboo topics.



May 21–June 20

With Jupiter segueing into your depth-and-merging zone, you’re prompted to get to the truth in your psyche and your closest connections in the coming year. You could see the upside of sharing your life with someone and take a leap of faith by investing in a serious relationship. Mutual emotional support, pooled resources and satisfying sex are a few of the possible perks. And you could learn to trust if it’s been difficult in the past. You could also dive into a process of psychological growth or a passion project and require more private time. It might be good idea to seek the guidance of a therapist or another healing professional. Intensive inner work, investigations and research will all be fruitful. And you can benefit from outside resources like grants and loans, so go in search of what you need. Pursue funding that you require, but avoid going overboard on iffy schemes and borrowing. The sun’s current battle with Neptune could make you wonder what direction a relationship is headed in or see what you want to see and assume you’re on the same wavelength. Or maybe you feel like someone isn’t supportive of your goals. If it’s challenging to work as a unit, prioritize creative, charitable and spiritual objectives. Once your ruler crosses your interpersonal angle, dialogue and negotiations will flow more freely and you can see eye-to-eye with others.



June 21–July 22

Your relationships with other individuals will be a major source of personal growth in the year ahead, since Jupiter is crossing your interpersonal angle this week. It will be easier to connect with people, and you’ll cross paths with a wide range of fresh faces who can open up new worlds to you. It’s a period for learning through your relationships and about your relationships. A romantic or business partnership could take off, or you could meet someone who’s a better match for you than your current mate. Perhaps you’ll do more traveling with your S.O. or study together. If you’re using dating apps, cast a wider net; Jupiter’s a fan of difference and distance. And keep your eyes peeled for other opportunities to join forces; you might get a collaboration off the ground now. You’ll benefit from a variety of contacts, so it’s a favorable time for finding a teacher or mentor. This week’s sun-Neptune kerfuffle can cause you to lose steam, no matter how motivated you are to get tons done. One escape or another will lure you off-track, causing you to disappear for a bit. You might also forget why you’re doing what you’re doing or realize you don’t know enough to continue. Luckily, Mercury is headed into your efficiency corner, improving your ability to deconstruct and analyze. Just be careful not to nitpick or worry too much.



July 23–August 22

After Jupiter arrives in your work-and-wellness corner for a yearlong tour, you’re encouraged to improve the quality of your day-to-day life. Positive changes that will make you healthier get a green light, as do extra duties that will expand your skillset. Your work ethic will get stronger, but you’ll also crave more freedom in your job and might wind up doing something more entrepreneurial. You might travel for work or assume a wider range of responsibilities. You’re sure to be busy, and getting better at managing your time will help you to be more productive than frazzled. It’s a good time to implement a lifestyle change and to make informed self-care a part of your routine. Aim to be of service and to understand your purpose. Seek work that is meaningful to you. Take pride in doing the tasks in front of you to the best of your ability. With the sun and Neptune going at it this week, you may not receive the response you’re looking for, but don’t let anyone burst your bubble. You’re in the mood to be yourself and do what you want to do; concentrating on feedback can diminish your joie de vivre. Romantic relationships may feel confusing or tiring now, especially if you’re not sure who someone really is or what they’re offering. With Mercury zipping into your joy sector, you’ll regain your sense of humor and be able to look on the bright side.



August 23–September 22

Now that Jupiter is charging into your fulfillment sector for a yearlong visit, learning how to enjoy life to the fullest becomes your mission. You’ll have more opportunities to express your creativity and let your inner child out to play. This part of the chart is ruled by the sun, so let your personality shine through for all to see. Wear your heart on your sleeve. If it’s been all quiet on the romance front, your love life is likely to pick up. Spend time with people who are different from you; Jupiter espouses the principle that opposites attract. Don’t fret over whether you agree on everything and want all the same things. Have the courage to take risks and think outside the box. The spirit of adventure will show you new routes to love and happiness. And have faith that you have something special to offer the world! When the sun and Neptune cross swords this week, you might feel like you don’t have the energy to deal with people. If you’re perfectly happy to hibernate at home, maybe interacting with a particular person will drain you. You’re in a sensitive mood and inclined to take things personally now. Taking care of a loved one who needs you would be a good use of this planetary pattern. Thanks to Mercury’s arrival in your foundation angle, you’ll soon feel more capable of articulating your feelings and communicating with family.



September 23–October 22

After Jupiter descends to the base of your chart this week, he’ll hunker down there for the next year. During this time, you’ll feel support coming from your family and your home life. Ask your parents for help if you need it; they’re likely to come through for you. Your connection with your mother could get stronger, and you’d do well to surround yourself with wise women. Boost your sense of belonging by enhancing your current space or putting down fresh roots. You might relocate, build an addition, add a home office or move to a bigger place. Enjoy a decorating or entertaining spree and relish the comforts of home. Visiting faraway relatives is also favored, as is spending more time with those closer by. Luck is on your side if you’re trying to conceive in the coming year. Make self-care a higher priority. Consider seeing a therapist to help you sift through old feelings. You’ll benefit from trying to understand your childhood, your moods and your private thoughts. The sun’s spat with Neptune suggests that grappling with the details of making things happen can take the wind out of your sails. If you can’t figure out how to do what’s in your head, you might feel like giving up. Fortunately, Mercury is heading into your thinking-and-talking corner, enabling you to think on your toes, gather info, meet new faces and connect with the people around you.



October 23–November 21

When Jupiter shows up in your thinking-and-talking corner, where he’ll be hanging out for the next year, your mindset and everyday interactions get a shot in the arm. Lots of local travel is favored, and your commute could increase. Your relations with neighbors and siblings should thrive, and you’ll be educated and inspired by people close to home. You’re apt to read and write more and will be processing loads of information. Enjoy opportunities to meet a broader swath of humanity and to spread your message to a bigger audience. Don’t limit your encounters to familiar people or your usual type. Get out of habitual thought patterns and look for new ideas and ways of communicating. Talk to people with different perspectives and philosophies. Speak honestly, but be careful not to preach. Get involved in a community-improvement effort — or lead one. Maintain an open mind and an optimistic vision of the future. The sun’s dustup with Neptune this week can lead to questionable money moves if you’re not being real with yourself about how much you really need something. Not only might you be idealizing the degree of pleasure you’ll get from something, but you could also be viewing the object of your desire as essential to expressing your identity. After Mercury enters your worth house, your financial judgment should sharpen, and you’ll have an easier time assessing your needs and resources.


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Exciting things are coming my way! Yay!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

4 years ago

I’m a capricorn, so hopefully something good will be happening in the new year.

Also, I hope to be able to deal with all the challenges that I will face.