Your weekly horoscope is here. For the rest of the year, communication is all about taking responsibility for how and what you say, what you feed your mind, letting people know your capabilities, and speaking with an air of authority and status. This is a brilliant time for a makeover on your professional communication skills, so consider how you express yourself with your words, tone, and nonverbals. Are you aiding others to see you in the light you’d prefer to reflect, or are you working against your best self-interests? If not, why trip yourself up? If so, polish to perfection. It’s not all work and no play; dim the lights as Venus, the planet of love, shimmies through the sign of Scorpio.
Read on to discover your weekly horoscope and what’s in store for your sign during the week of December 3 through December 9, 2023.
As the planet of communication heads up your career and public image sphere, this is your time to network, send out your CV, and polish up your professional bio. Add your vital stats to professional pages like Linked In, and consider how you present yourself and what you’re saying because people are tuning in. This position challenges your sign to be considered, employ strategy, and keep it professional rather than personal. Professional boundaries are essential, and how you speak of others is how others know you’ll talk about them one day, so share like everybody is listening. Keep up on your usual spontaneity while avoiding recklessness until February. Venus, the planet of pleasure, heads into your sphere of intimacy, sex, and mystery. Enjoy a closer connection and keep secrets secret.
The love and pleasure principle is all about the saying ‘opposites attract’ as Venus saunters into your opposite sign of steamy Scorpio. Venus is calling attention to your sphere of equal one-to-one relationships; it’s a beneficial time for you to team up for the win. Catch up with besties, schedule dates with bae, or open up to meeting someone a little intense, mysterious, and intimate. Relationships take trust and loyalty; make this your month to strengthen and deepen your bonds. You may enjoy the process as someone encourages you out of your comfort zone and transforms your way of connecting. The planet of communication activates your sphere of all things international, philosophy, media, and cultural exchange. Perhaps it’s time to travel for work, broaden your professional network, or further your knowledge via a reputable institution or teacher.
Mercury, your ruling planet, is drawing you into the world of hidden meaning and taboo topics as it activates your sphere of mystery, the metaphysical, and resources via others. It won’t exit this sphere until early February, so let your curiosity guide you into the depths of intimate conversation, naming and categorizing the ephemeral, and searching out a secret or two. Thrillers, mysteries, and occult themes are your kind of thirst trap right now, so take a structured approach and research a topic, devour a book, or binge an intriguing series. If you’ve ever wanted to learn tarot, astrology, NLP (neurolinguistic programming), or another system to open up the meaning underneath the rational, ordinary waking awareness, this is a great time to do it. Venus in your sphere of wellness suggests bringing pleasure and beauty into your daily routine and workspace.
As Mercury, the planet of communication, moves through your opposite sign, it activates all things one-to-one relationships. Great minds may not always think alike; this week, they may take opposing views, each from your own side of the fence. You can pick up on a new perspective and enjoy the company and conversation. A knowledgeable and mature type may feature in your life through the next couple of months, with practical tips to share. Nurture your contacts and develop your interpersonal communication so you’re making the most of your relationships and knowledge. Communication boundaries may be too rigid or too lax; if so, this is the perfect time to take stock and balance them out. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, heads up your leisure and romance zone, so enjoy a steamy date or two and lose yourself in a romantic novel, series, or weekend.
Mercury in your sphere of work and wellness suggests notching up networking and communication. It may be time to upgrade your knowledge for work or share your own. As a creative sign, you’re a font of ideas; perhaps it’s time to create a new side project, pitch, or add a new professional edge to how you deliver your message. This is the best time to research and plan your social media strategy if you use it or other means of getting your message or ideas out. Venus shifts into your domestic sphere, suggesting a blast of beauty and pleasure for this area of life. Transforming or rejuvenating your environment could be timely, and hosting close, trusted friends favors your passion for entertaining.
Your ruling planet is Mercury, and it’s activating your dating and leisure zone so you know what to do. Talk is cheap unless you stand behind what you say, and we know that you do, so polish up your bedside manner and make an impression. Perhaps it’s time to work on your creative writing, try your hand at editing a friend’s passion project, or otherwise use your off time constructively. You’re bound to have plenty of ideas right now, so focus on what’s more useful and compelling. Adding to the themes of learning and communication, Venus, the planet of pleasure and relating styles, is gracing your zone of local relationships. Connect with those around your area, perhaps get involved in a project or initiative, and deepen those neighborhood bonds.
Communication in your household is significant as Mercury, the messenger, moves in until early February. This extended stay suggests plenty of time to develop communication, knowledge, or ideas on a topic. Sitting at a tense angle to your sign, keeping the peace, and listening to all sides must be balanced with decisive authority and decisions. Tease out any crossed wires and pass the talking stick so everyone feels heard, including you. Your sphere of resources is host to Venus, so what you value is experiencing a lift. That may be extra cash, an item, or a boost to your sense of self-worth. Enjoy connecting with your values system and define your top three. Can you see how you express them through what you spend your money and time on?
Venus, the planet of love, relating, and aesthetics, switches her dance routine to the Tango as she shimmies through your sign from Monday to the end of December. While Venus is in your sign, others share the beat you adore, so cozy up with your long-time besties for those deep and meaningfuls, and vamp up your winter style. You’re at your most charming, making this the perfect time to pitch, mend bridges, cross over them, and generally tend to relationships of all sorts. Consider a new addition to your look or complete makeover because with Venus in your sign, the Goddess of beauty blesses you with her bounty. Mercury has a new residence in your sphere of local connections, so build your immediate network and keep it reasonably formal.
If you need a reason, it’s your season, Sagittarius. This year, the flavor is seasoned with Mercury in a sign more comfortable with status-oriented networking, so sharpen your elevator pitch. As your mind turns toward income and the more tangible side of the business, collect ideas for opening up your business or revenue streams. It’s not quite time to implement, but it is time to consider and update your options. Since Mercury will backtrack into your sign, there’s an opportunity to promote or change direction somewhat, think carefully, and craft your strategy wisely. Venus dives into your Zen zone on Monday, bringing her pleasure principle to solitude, mystic pursuits, and sleep banking if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends.
With Mercury in your sign, it’s time to dig into all things communication. Mercury will hit the brakes and backspin into retrograde next week, finally exiting your sign on February 5. Over this week, we’re in the ‘shadow zone,’ the area Mercury will move back over, then traverse for a third time. Or at least it looks that way from our position on Earth. Since it’s in your sign, your cosmic memo is to consider comms and how best they’re serving you. It can also coincide with messengers, messages from the past, and a focus on how you deliver your message, as well as what that is. It’s not time to act, but it is time to note emerging themes. Venus heads into your social zone of friends, peers, groups, and memberships; it’s time to get amongst your favorite topics and people.
As the planet of communication slips into your sphere of rest and dreams, it’s time to add some routine and discipline. How is your sleep hygiene, and how do you settle and digest your day? Wind down, stay off screens, dim the lights, or consider a restorative meditation practice. Rest and relaxation remind us that what goes up must come down, and what turns on must turn off and recharge, not just your digital devices but your mind, body, and soul. Consider a woo class on communicating with your ancestors while the topic is gaining popularity, and feel into your right brain perception for answers that aren’t so easily found using a conscious, rational, or logical approach. You may find this is an area you’re open to exploring over the next few months and is bound to benefit you in various ways.
Your ruling planet, Neptune, finishes up its annual backspin on Wednesday as it moves out of retrograde, returning to business as usual. If you’ve been extra dreamy since the beginning of July, this could be the time to put your daydreams, visions, or dream journal epiphanies into practice. Clarify your artistic or mystic path and bring some magic or creativity into your life if that’s what you’ve been missing. Pisces can be a significant achiever in the material girls’ stakes. Still, she’s a sensitive sign that needs soul food for sustenance. Chase and live your dream, Pisces! Venus moves into a favorable position with your sign, bestowing charm and luck; enjoy a heightened sense of intimacy as others respond to your need for emotional connection.
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.