A sense of excitement will build early this month and, once the New Moon in Sagittarius on the 11th has well and truly kick-started uplifting seasonal celebrations, a more stable and less restless mood from mid-month onwards could simultaneously bring concrete developments to matters that have been up in the air. 

The run-up to the festive season features the upbeat dynamics of the Sun in adventurous Sagittarius, joined by communications maestro Mercury until the 10th.

The New Moon on the 11th could ring in considerable changes and potentially bring about unexpected developments, especially for fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – adding to the air of excitement.

Simultaneously, the sense that fair play, a fair go, justice and equality should predominate in the bigger picture this December will focus the collective on the importance of feeling stable, secure and loved, bringing some of the more domestic, traditional and family-orientated seasonal activities back on trend.

The Full Moon in Cancer on Christmas Day will spotlight the sense that our hearts and love are at the centre of a stable and happy home, and this being the second Full Moon in Cancer this year, the importance of a happy home and family will resonate throughout the second half of the month.

A sense of the importance of peace and goodwill to all will predominate this Christmas, and the idea that the New Year could bring developments in line with your heart’s true desires will add fuel to the flames of keeping home fires burning and love relationships alive.

Those we are fated to be with, both in our families and neighbourhoods, may have many lessons to teach us at this time of year, and this month’s lessons will revolve significantly around the idea of fairness and equality.

Patsy Bennett is the author of ‘Astrology: Secrets of the Moon’.