This is being posted on the 6th of December, the feast of St. Nicholas (b 270 AD). Santa Claus, indeed! Do you believe in Santa Claus? I certainly do! I recall one Christmas when my family didn’t have much money and I wasn’t expecting gifts from my sisters or my mother that day. But Santa Claus left me a present by the window: three chocolate bars and a wallet containing a ten-peso bill!
However, December is about more than just Christmas, holidays, and Santa Claus. The month provides an opportunity for restoration and rebirth into a new year of new opportunities to improve oneself. We are called to recognize the giver within ourselves and to give joyfully and unselfishly.
For this month’s reading, I used the Witches’ Tarot by Ellen Dugan to pick a card for each zodiac sign to see what the rest of the month holds. Please note that reversed cards are indicated with an (R).
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) –10 of Cups
This month, your focus is on home and family, whether it’s your own (real or imagined) or someone else’s. You’re thinking about how you’ll bring stability and structure to the future. When it comes to planning, you’re very practical, which will have a long-term impact on your family. Success and fulfilment of your plans are almost within reach now, or at the very least, the universe is conspiring to help you achieve your goals and wishes.
Some Aquarius recall their childhood or family members/loved ones who have passed away, wondering how they are and what life would have been like if they were still alive. Some of you may even express a wish that your loved ones were still alive to see how far you’ve progressed in life. For other Aquarians, your family or siblings are missing you and you must contact them. Check on your partner’s emotions if you’re married or in a relationship, because you might be neglecting them.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)-The High Priestess ( R)
I have the impression that you are this high priestess: beautiful, wise, but also cold, uncompromising, and choleric at times. This month, however, you want to project a calmer, more unassuming image of yourself. For whatever reason, some Pisces may be considering toning down their image.
For some Pisces, contrasting opinions are affecting you now, or stirring your inner peace. You want to accommodate their opinions but deep inside you are on the defence in attempt to preserve your “power” – which is your sound judgement/intuition.
It is a wise decision for you to take a step back or retreat from the situation. In terms of romance, Pisces, someone familiar to you (or something you are passionate about) is approaching you “with grace,” according to what I heard. It will move at a slower pace, but it will be meticulous and well-planned. It will arrive when your focus is elsewhere or on yourself. Nonetheless, you will not be surprised when they approach you – your ideal match.
Aries (March 21-April 19)-The High Priest (R )
There could be false information floating around that you are unaware of. You still believe your point of view is reasonable or valid. Some Aries who are “playing with fire” or taking opposing positions to avoid being caught in the middle, it is time to use your sound judgment or, at the very least, make a decision based on your gut feeling. It is time for married or partnered Aries to stop acting the martyr. Allow your intuition to lead you in the right direction. Meanwhile, for some Aries, your authority is being questioned by someone, or so you believe. Do not let that situation, feeling, or assumption make you feel small.
Taurus (April 20-March 20)- 2 of Pentacles
You are carefully weighing your options, which you believe have the same pros and cons. I get the impression you’re in a hurry to make a decision. Both are good options – they are a rewards from the Universe for your diligence, so whichever you choose will be beneficial. The other option has “lower” value/returns and a sense of temporality or one over which you have no control. The other option is more valuable and secure for you. You appear to be interested in that one, but the one with a lower current value will provide you with another long-term opportunity. For other Taurus, a past opportunity that you thought you had missed will resurface. It will put you under pressure to make a quick but firm decision.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)-The Sun (R )
Allow your mental clarity to rule over emotions or emotional outbursts this month. Also. The card instructs you not to make rash assumptions. Before reacting, learn to discern information and events. Some people or circumstances may be attempting to change you or sway your thoughts in their favor for some Gemini. Certain promises may be successful in concealing true intentions. If you want to start a project, stay on track and don’t get sidetracked by other people’s opinions or stories. Do what you can while you can, says the card.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)- 10 of Swords
Overburdened with deadlines or responsibilities? You’re pressed for time and trying to complete tasks all at once, which is exhausting. You know, as I was reading your card, I briefly closed my eyes and saw a moth in my mind. There is no moth in this card, only an owl. The moth, like a butterfly, foretells of an imminent transformation.
You want to change but feel helpless and trapped. It’s possible that the situation you’re in isn’t allowing you to act freely or explore new territory. Perhaps you believe you don’t have enough time to do what you want because of your obligations. The owl – your spiritual companion – witnesses all of your struggles and reminds you of your power, which you appear to be forgetting. That is the challenge for you this December: to pull out the swords or not let them pierce your body, mind and soul; and to learn to manipulate time rather than allowing it to manipulate you.
Leo (July 23-August 22)- Queen of Pentacles
You have everything, Leo, except loyal company/friends/peers. Do you believe that people gravitate toward you because they need you rather than because you need them? You may be sending signals that you are happy and content and do not require anything else. Open up more, don’t show your vulnerable side in public, but be open to accepting friendship and connection offers from people outside your circle. Is it relationship over career for other Leos? It appears that your constant preference for one over the other is leaving someone – possibly a partner – out in the cold or forcing them to prove their loyalty to you.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)-2 of Cups (R )
Someone from your past or someone you’ve known but haven’t heard from in a long time will return to give you some clarity. They may offer you explanations or inspiration, both of which you are delighted to receive and welcome. When you reconnect, the chemistry (or familiarity) is undeniable, and the distance and long absence will not matter. You’ve both grown as a result of your separation.
Libra (September 23-October 22)-4 of Cups
You’ve been chasing perfection in your relationships or your endeavours, and you’ve been let down every time. You might be debating whether to try again. If you are a Libra working in the creative field, you may feel as if you have lost touch with your creativity or connection to your craft. Inspiration will not only come to you in order for you to be able to create a masterpiece. Your intuition – your muse – tells you not to be disheartened and to take a break. Overall, Libras may require a new perspective this month, which they can obtain by changing locations, taking a vacation, or altering their habits or mind set.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)-3 of Cups (R )
Scorpio, stay away from small talk and gossip. Do not meddle in matters in which you are not directly involved. This month, you may come across situations involving low vibration individuals/groups and events, as well as people who do not see eye to eye. For other Scorpios, collaboration may not go as planned due to differences in motives. In a relationship, family members or peers may not agree on everything. Choose who you will share your relationship status or goals with. Your private life is not for the public to see.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)-2 of Swords
You are keeping your plans to yourself, and some people may misinterpret your silence or distance. Is it because you’ve learned that “too many chefs will spoil the broth”? Your self-awareness is enhanced, which is a good thing, and you are tuned in to what your mind and heart are telling you. In a relationship, you try not to be judgmental by giving the other person or a potential lover the benefit of the doubt in order for them to prove that they are the right match for you. You embody justice without the scales but with two swords because you have already reached a decision and are seeking confirmation from your higher self. However, you may not receive the complete answer this month.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)-8 of Cups
You are unquestionably building your “castle.” I see you looking at how your dreams are starting to come true. For Capricorns considering retirement or settling down, I believe November 2022 is a good month to begin your retirement plan or even take a vacation. When you’re in a relationship, you see potential mates, which is great for singles. However, for partnered Capricorns, the situation leaves you wondering what if you had a different partner. What if you’re not married? What if the perfect match is already out there and on its way? What the card wants you to know is that there are good opportunities – both material and personal – coming your way starting in December.