BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
I love the start of a new month, not only because it’s a clean slate and new beginning, but because it also means there’s a host of cosmic stuff about to happen. December, not only the last month of the year, has some last minute surprises and gifts for you. For starters, Mercury Retrograde ends on the 6th, meaning that all delays and unexpected communication situations (whether an ex coming back or misunderstandings galore) will stop. Communication will be clearer and easier. Thank goodness.
Then, on the 2nd, Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters Scorpio, meaning that romance and passion is on fire this month. From the 5th to the 7th, Mars will connect with Neptune, which gives a a sense of placement and belonging. Then, on the 7th, we have a new moon in Sag, which will help us be more empathetic and forgiving with each other, which honestly, is exactly what we need right now.
It looks like a very, very good month ahead, dear starlings.
This is your month of love and dreaming, so fly, fly away.
You might get a raise, promotion, or good review this month. Get it.
You’ll hear good news about a creative endeavor this month and make some awesome headway.
Feel like you’re in a love rut? This month will change that.
Love and passion are giving you all the feels. Feel them.
Lately, you’ve been feeling a little down, but this month’s festivities will cheer you up.
You feel pushed in all sorts of directions lately with people and career, but look within yourself for what YOU want.
A romance is going to get a lot more serious this month. Don’t be afraid.
A lot of your goals and dreams are coming to fruition this month. A good end to the year.
This month is giving you the security and reassurance you’ve been craving.
Have a passionate love affair with someone unexpected this month.
Rest up this month. There is a lot going on, but you might need to rejuvenate more than party.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente