Welcome to December lovers! Another year is coming to a close, but not without a few cosmic surprises, starting with a powerful eclipse on December 4th. Eclipses come in sets of two (the first happening last month on November 19th) and are significant in the endings and beginnings that can happen during the two weeks of their most potent energy. These changes will last up to six months. Notice what has shifted in the last week, widen your view and take stock of what has changed from December 2020 until December 2021. You are not the same. Whether your relationships have radically altered, your work looking very different, or perhaps every area of life has been adjusted in some way, know that it’s ok for your nervous system to take some time to catch up. Even though the sun is in speedy Sagittarius, this might be the month you finally give yourself permission to slow down. Harness Sagittarius’ optimism to light the way as you navigate family gatherings which cause inevitable anxiety. There is an opportunity to approach the holidays differently with excessive Venus in conservative Capricorn asking you to stay grounded rather than escape your feelings with empty calories and meaningless consumption. This is more than sugary sweets and fast fashion - it extends to the relationships that leave you feeling bloated and undernourished. Venus will retrograde on December 20 for 40 long days, giving you ample time to sort through everything that isn’t the highest quality but has been living rent free in your mind, heart, and closet. What appears to be a buzzkill is ultimately the portal to the life upgrade you’ve been wishing for so don’t be afraid to dig in and do the work as it will take you far in 2022.