December 2023 horoscopes: Have a magical (and sexy) holiday!

Embrace the ho, ho, ho energy

Whatever it is you celebrate, December is a wonderful time to be merry, spread some cheer, and…maybe have a holiday hook-up with a hometown hottie? Just don’t make too many rash decisions, because messy Mercury retrograde returns this month, and it’s stirring up all kinds of logistical drama. However, December’s astrology is bringing us plenty of cosmic gifts to work with, too. Remember, if you’re planning to embrace the ho, ho, ho energy of it all, be sure your birth control methods are fully situated. And with that, have a magical (and sexy) holiday!


November 22nd - December 21st

Happy birthday season, Sagittarius! Sexy Mars is in your sign all month, boosting your libido and giving you a red-hot magnetism. You’re on fire, and the mid-month new moon in your sign is the perfect time to make a passionate birthday wish. Once Mercury retrograde rolls into your sign on December 22nd, it’ll be easy for motives to be misperceived, so take extra care to communicate in your relationships. The emotional full moon a few days later brings deep feelings and burning desires to the surface. Let it all out before the new year begins.


December 22nd - January 19th

The first half of December is a little low energy, so feel free to stay in bed with your vibrator until the Christmas carolers outside become impossible to ignore. Pesky Mercury retrograde kicks off in your sign on December 12th, but don’t let it bring you down. Once Capricorn season starts December 22nd, you’ll be feeling much more like your sparkly and confident self. Emotions bubble up in relationships under the full moon at the end of the month, leading to productive breakthroughs and growth with your partner(s).


January 20th - February 18th

You’re the life of the (holiday) party for the first half of December, and you’re making a sparkling impression on everyone you meet. But once Mercury retrograde starts mid-month, friendship drama could bubble up around you, and snags at work could stress you out. It might be better to stay home and sext your crush from bed instead. Get back out there under the end-of-month full moon! NYE is a good time to have your partner join you for a fun group outing, and if you’re single, a sexy friend-of-a-friend could really light your fire.


February 19th - March 20th

Career responsibilities could dominate a lot of your time through the first half of the month, making sexting or quickies easier to manage than drawn-out date nights. But social energy kicks up a notch after the winter solstice on December 22nd, so flutter around the holiday party circuit and reconnect with old friends. Romantic feelings really swell under the full moon on December 26th and dreamy vibes are all around, so be sure to gift your partner something special or send your crush a cute text of good tidings.


March 21st - April 19th

As the month begins, career stress could lead to some clashes in relationships, so try to keep your cool. Instead, work through the tension by deepening intimacy with a lover. You’re feeling sexually adventurous all month long, but you could discover some new kinks under the new moon on December 12th—and your partners will likely be receptive to your desires. Cosmic alignments on Christmas put you in charge of your destiny, so make your end-of-year moves with confidence.


April 20th - May 20th

Love planet Venus will be sweetening up your relationships this month, bringing abundant opportunities for romance and excitement. Meanwhile, the new moon on December 12th plunges you deep into your feelings, allowing you to connect with lovers on a more intimate and vulnerable level. As the holidays approach, Mercury retrograde could bring a faraway ex back into the picture, which could be fun if you’re looking for a fling. On December 30th, lucky Jupiter ends its retrograde in your sign, giving you a boost of manifestation power to close out the year.


May 21st - June 20th

Passionate Mars is lighting up your relationships with red-hot motivation all month, so take the reins and chase after what you want. If you’re single, the new moon on December 12th is the perfect time to visualize your ideal romantic partner. Mercury retrograde starts mixing up the signals when it comes to love on December 22nd, so be extra thoughtful about communication leading up to the holidays. The full moon at the end of the month inspires emotional openness, so put all of your sexual desires on the table as you head into a new year.


June 21st -July 22nd

Love planet Venus hits your dating sector at the beginning of the month, so it’s time to get your flirt on and make space in your schedule for some hot date nights. Take advantage of the romantic energy now and use it to spark more passion in your relationships, because once Mercury retrograde starts mid-month, communicating with partners gets a little more challenging. The full moon rises in your sign on December 26th, making Christmas week a powerful time to share your truth and let your light shine.


July 23rd - August 22nd

Your sex and dating life is on fire this month, Leo, so let loose and have some fun! The new moon on December 12th also brings new opportunities for romance, but Mercury retrograde could make it difficult to nail down solid plans—so be flexible, especially amidst the holiday madness. The introspective full moon at the end of the month is a great time to get clear on what you want sexually and be super real with a partner about how to bring more passion to your playtime.


August 23rd - September 22nd

As the month begins, it’s time to have some important conversations about commitment and put your values into words. Do it before the messy Mercury retrograde kicks off in your dating sector mid-month. At that point, a long-lost dating app match may pop back onto your radar, or an old flame might fire off a midnight text. Trust your instincts as you decide whether to take the bait. The full moon on December 26th brings a sweet and flirty vibe, so go celebrate NYE with a big group of friends.


September 23rd - October 22nd

You’re in full social-butterfly mode this month, and you’re charming the pants off everyone who crosses your path (perhaps literally!). Flirting is fun, but the new moon on December 12th helps you put your true feelings into words. If you’re in the mood to be spoiled, let your lovers know what’s on your holiday wish list early—as Mercury retrograde starts mixing signals mid-month, and things could get lost in translation. Choose your words wisely to ensure no misunderstandings get in the way of your picture-perfect NYE kiss.


October 23rd - November 21st

Romantic Venus spends most of the month in your sign, bringing exciting twists to relationships and lots of opportunities for growth. Enjoy this glow-up! The new moon on December 12th sparks a craving for sensual pleasure—but don’t jump into a fling without thinking, as Mercury retrograde starts clouding judgment soon after. Two weeks later, the full moon inspires you to step outside your emotional comfort zone. Trying something new with a lover can bring you closer.

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