Your weekly horoscope is here. This week sets off at a cracking pace like a racehorse straight out of the gate, so grab the reigns and jump ahead on plans, a project or just enjoy the energized atmosphere. Get social and set intentions together for expanding your horizons as Tuesday’s dark phase moon begins a new Luna cycle. Mercury heads back into its final retrograde on Wednesday so think twice before delivering that critique, D.M., or text to avoid any misunderstandings. Remember, it’s never too late to circle back; it may notch up a few points of respect when you can admit you missed something or got it wrong.
Read on to discover your weekly horoscope and what’s in store for your sign during the week of December 10 through December 16, 2023.
It’s now or never, Aries; the heavens decree a commitment to a fresh sense of adventure and opening up your mind, your world, and perhaps your suitcase. It’s time to travel, if only metaphorically, to broader vistas, ignite inspiration, and take a positive philosophical lens to your life and future. Set your intentions on this month’s new moon forming on Tuesday for all of the above and whatever motivating forces fire up your feel-good centers. If it feels expansive and uplifting, that’s what you’re aiming for. You can always wind it back on Wednesday as Mercury, the planet of the mind and comms, begins a three-week retrograde. In your career sphere, you may be best heading back to the drawing board on an item or two. What could benefit from rethinking or negotiating?
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the natural cycles, you’ll know the moon has been winding down from full, and on Tuesday, it catches up with the sun as the monthly ‘new moon’ event we love to set our intentions on. This one is resetting and reconnecting your heart and head in your erogenous sphere of sex, intimacy, and other people’s resources. Oh, and mysteries beyond the material world. With themes of seeking knowledge and truth, you might take an interest in all things metaphysical or occult, like flexing your psychic awareness. What’s the energy in the room telling me, you might ask. Is it time to try that course on mediumship? Or, as a grounded earth sign, you may prefer adventures of the amorous kind and get to know someone much better. Mercury backspins in your sphere of travel and education; is there something you missed? Loop back and reconfigure your way forward.
Your relationship sphere hosts this month’s new moon on Tuesday, so flip out your note book or app and jot down your intentions for all things one-to-one. Significant relationships could be created with energy and leadership, so lead the way forward. Perhaps you’re jumping into one, out of one, or actively pursuing one. Consider your personal philosophy and beliefs around relationships, and you’ll be more conscious of what you’ve created and why. If you have the energy to burn, dial up a close friend and organize some physical challenges or adventures. Make it something neither of you have tried before. Learning new things in a way that connects your mind and body is ideal. Your ruling planet, Mercury, kicks back into retrograde on Tuesday. Note secrets spilling, even if it’s just you noticing people from the past or reviving an old interest. Yes, check everything before sending or signing!
The moon is the planet to watch for hard-shelled yet sensitive crabs. It forms a new moon this week, so wind down to Tuesday, then set your intentions for manifesting. Think big on topics around daily routines, wellness, and work. What do you want to feel, experience, achieve, or otherwise in these areas? A flexible approach and plenty of variety, stimulation, and energy are beneficial. You’re well advised to expand your territory or try new things. Test your faith with bold moves, and watch your confidence climb. Mercurys retrograde signals potential deadlocks in opposing views the next day, so elevate your perspectives to a higher plane for a win-win outcome.
Your sphere of romantic liaisons and creative pursuits is the playground of this week’s new moon in sister fire sign, Sagittarius. Forming on Tuesday, this is your opportune moment to set intentions on what you plan to experience, enjoy, or pursue in this area of your life. It may be trying out yoga for fun, picking up an electric guitar and scheduling lessons, or painting a wall (or that Leo mane) the latest Pantone color of the year (FYI, it’s ‘peach fuzz’). Leo is energized by having a good time; pack your leisure hours with activities that light up your soul. Mercury backs into retrograde on Wednesday, suggesting a rethink in your work and wellness zone. Schedule a health check, go pro with a side hustle, or shift gears with the communication side of your job. What could benefit from a review, tweak, or course correction?
Home and domestic themes headline this Tuesday’s new moon reset. What intentions and plans are you ready to commit to a list and take action on over the next six months to a year? It may be a project with a physical aspect that requires learning, or are you restless and ready for a change of scenery? Freedom and independence are essential aspects of this cosmic alignment, so call in the right mix and advocate for your domestic requirements. Your ruling planet, Mercury, hits its retrograde phase on Wednesday, winding back a topic around siblings, learning, or your local environment. What could we do with adjustment or a new approach? Think strategically and formally, and consider building on your status and reputation.
Retool how you approach connections in your local environment, and you might discover hidden gems. On Tuesday, a new moon in this sphere is fertile ground for manifesting an exciting, spontaneous environment that supports positive, inspiring interaction. Restlessness is a theme, so open up to new experiences and let them power you on adventures of discovery, from new cafes and restaurants to parts of town you’re unfamiliar with. Remember, strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet. Also, they might just be strange! Mercury is backtracking in your domestic sphere, so conversations should be clear and constructive. If they’re not, this is your time to create a language of sharing that supports everyone in the household, including you. Make sure you’re clear on what you agree to, and ask clarifying questions if you’re not.
Set your intentions and plans with the new moon on Tuesday as it activates your sphere of resources and personal values. Perhaps it’s a consolidation process to clear out your space, lighten your conscious with ethical investments or purchases, or step up your entrepreneurial game. Save, spend, or invest; this is your moment to list your objectives and create a ritual to ground and embody your vision. Understanding the why or purpose behind your choices helps, too. Is it to create more freedom, independence, adventure, and challenge? Mercury spins back into a final retrograde until January 1st, so renegotiate local connections, transport, or the way you express yourself. Are you setting yourself up for status or diminishing your best achievements and qualities? This period is best for reflection and action with the new year.
Set your intentions on Tuesday’s new moon as it’s in your sign! The themes to choose from are those around expansion, truth, knowledge, education, freedom, independence, friendship, and travel. You might have a physical or intellectual goal, or other classic Sagittarius themes could appeal. Note what themes are on your radar and dig down into those. On Wednesday, Mercury begins its retrograde in your material zone of values, material possessions, and finance, so reconsider something that’s not delivering and get into alignment or redirect. You may be thinking professionally and practically about making changes, developing new strategies, and course correcting. Do your research or trials now; act in three weeks once it’s direct.
A new moon in your zone of sleep and mystic pursuits suggests adventures may be of the psychonaut kind. Sleep yoga, anyone? It’s possible to drop through the sleep barrier and ‘wake up’ in your dream, a worthy goal. Keeping a dream journal is one way to get in touch with the subconscious. Of course, meditation and getting enough rest are helpful, too. Set your intentions for this part of your life and follow through for results. Planet of all things communication, Mercury, swings into its final backspin of the year on Wednesday. Retrograde until Jan 1st, which puts the rest of the year into retrospective mode. There’s no time like the present to reflect and figure out how to do your best, or at least what it’s time to reconfigure. You know the drill: triple-check everything and pause before hitting send!
Tuesday, a new moon in your social sphere, is the perfect time to state your friending mission for the upcoming year. Set your intentions around the social aspect, groups, and memberships that are inspiring and expand your world. While a Mercury retrograde may affect some born under the sign of Aquarius more than others, it’s a cosmic event worth noting. So from Wednesday through to January 1, get receipts, as the saying goes. Triple-check everything, and most importantly, for your sign, note those intuitive resonances. This one swings backward in your sphere of sleep, escape, and the numinous sphere of life. Perhaps it’s time to get in touch with your subtle senses as an avenue of precious and intriguing intel.
A new Luna cycle begins on Tuesday; this month, it resets in your sphere of career and public image. Themes of freedom, expansion, and positivity are all worth including in your intentions. Set them as a way of focussing your mind on what you want to experience or accomplish in this field over the next year. What would you like to contribute? What kind of professional public perception are you aiming for? With this one, a mission statement would be helpful. Make it a proclamation! Think of your professional status regarding vocation; what is your calling? Now, what steps can you take to answer that call to adventure? Mercury spins into retrograde the next day with status-oriented Capricorn themes. Consider your social network. In what way are you ready to redefine yourself within friendships and groups?
Vanessa Montgomery—a.k.a. Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and the upcoming author of Astro Power: A Simple Guide to Prediction and Destiny for the Modern Mystic Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world. You can learn more at astroallstarz.com or follow Montgomery on Instagram @astro_allstarz.