This is it, book nerds. The end of a year. The end of a DECADE. That’s, like, a really big deal. Not to mention the fact that this month, and coming year, could be *completely* transformative. For you, and, dare we say it, the entire world.
So throw on that beanie, turn on some holiday tunes, and sip on that eggnog latte. Because December is here, and it wants you to embrace the season full on. From family festivities to super deep reflections on the meaning of life, spreading joy and peace to all or simply being brave enough to love yourself, take some time to celebrate the holidays in your own way.
Our gift to you? Scroll down for some wisdom from the stars and a book pick, too!
Epic Reads December Horoscopes
March 21 – April 19
Keywords: Speak, share, grow
You went *real* deep last month, discovering new 💎facets💎 within yourself you never knew existed! Perhaps one of the things you discovered is that you’re ready for your next BIG adventure? If not, December may bring that into your life anyways.
The stars suggest you be open to change. Embrace it, even! You’ve just delved deep. Now bring some of those dreams, and vulnerabilities and ideas back to the surface to share with whoever is willing to listen. In doing so, you may meet new people, change your course load for the next semester, or shift the role you play within your family.
Don’t keep quiet, Aries. Your words and ideas have value. And we can’t wait to hear them!
Book pick: The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli
Reason: Here’s an adventure for you. Safire and Eris—sworn enemies—find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara. Their search becomes woven ever more tightly as they discover the uncertain fate they’re hurtling toward may be a shared one. In this world—and the next.
April 20 – May 20
Keywords: Experiment, question, learn
You flew under the radar in November, craving independence but careful not to trample others in your quest to achieve it. December asks you to get wEiRd.
Be spontaneous. Release expectations, both those society has placed upon you, but also the those you’ve placed upon yourself. You’ll be chasing BIG questions, from what you want to do with your life, getting to the bottom of some unhealthy relationship patterns, or even deciding what your 📚Goodreads goal📚 will be for 2020. Some serious stuff!
The best way to approach these questions? Experiment, of course. Be bad at something you’re curious about. Say “Good day!” to a stranger. Close your eyes, download a random podcast, and listen to it. Be odd, Taurus. We know you’ve got it in you.
Book pick: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Reason: Don’t suppress the weird within! Follow the clues to something big, just like Zachary in this timeless love story set in a secret underground world.
May 21 – June 20
Keywords: Unload, focus, prioritize
Last month you acted as a sturdy foundation for the most important people in your life. But December is now full speed ahead, and your to-do list already *bursting* at the seams.
You’ve got presents to buy, a winter formal to help plan, finals to take, 👵grandmas👵 to visit, college essays to write… the list goes on and on and on and… Yikes.
We’re just gonna be real with you, Gemini. You can’t do it all. So you’re going to have to learn a little something called prioritization. The cosmos warn that’s going to be a recurring theme for your 2020 to come. You may as well give it the old college try in December, eh?
Book pick: The Gentleman’s Guide To Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee
Reason: As you learn to prioritize, we bet you’ll be able to fit in this fun and frothy historical novella (see, it’s short!) featuring freshly minted couple Monty and Percy as they fumble through their first time together.
June 21 – July 22
Keywords: Reflect, love, change
You scuttled through November like the regal crab we know you to be, grabbing life by your claws and holding on with poise and confidence. December sees you looking backward, taking stock of all you’ve achieved this year. And we bet it’s a lot.
As a result, you’ll be feeling a little boost of love for yourself that you’ll channel into EVERY interaction, big and small. That might mean you deepen your connection with bae, find yourself in your very own 🥰meet-cute🥰 situation, or simply spend your holidays laughing it up with the people you love best.
Happy holidays, Cancer.
Book pick: Love On The Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
Reason: For your loving month, a ski-slope romance that might be just the thing you need on a cold winter night!
July 23 – August 22
Keywords: Healthy, happy, harmonious
November was kind of weird for you. But in the best of ways! And it set you up nicely for a perfectly magical, stupendously happy, lovingly lovely December. Just LET IT HAPPEN, Leo.
It’s a 🎁gift🎁 from the universe. And an *amazing* opportunity to get your head in the right place for a powerful 2020 to come!
Next year will be all about revitalizing and rethinking your daily life: The routines that keep you going (or hold you back), how you think about and take care of your body, and what you want to contribute to the world. So get that bullet journal strategy built out now so you can leap into January like a lion on the run. Happy planning, Leo!
Book pick: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Reason: As you start to reexamine your routines and your body, here’s a story about a girl who’s spent her whole life trying to hide how different she is: her beauty, her strength, her speed. Only to realize that it’s both a gift and a curse. One not even the gods can break.
August 23 – September 22
Keywords: Lively, determined, organized
You explored new ways to express yourself in November, you brave book nerd! December brings you back to doing what you do best: 🤹♀️juggling🤹♀️ dozens of tasks, all while looking smart and chic and calm to boot.
December has great potential. Like, REALLY REALLY great. Winning awards, getting A+’s, meet-cute-ing great.
The *only* caveat? If you want to get the most out of this month, you’re going to have to put some effort into it. Greatness isn’t going to just fall into your lap. But we know that you’ve got it in you to do much with little. That’s just the kind of person you are. So good tidings, my friend. And a happy December, too!
Book pick: Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh
Reason: Talk about putting in the work! In this mesmerizing YA fantasy mash-up of The Road meets The Amazing Race, one girl chooses to risk her life in a cutthroat competition in order to win her freedom.
September 23 – October 22
Keywords: Family, festivities, fulfillment
You took advantage of some top-notch energy and got stuff done in November. December’s gift to you is a little bit of luck in all that you do. And that’s going to be VERY much needed, Libra. Because your mind will be too occupied by the things in your life that feel like gravity to actually try hard at school or whatever.
Maybe that’s the good stuff, like a loving family, a cozy bedroom, or regular walks with the dog. But maybe there’s some 🧳baggage🧳 in there, too, that stuff you don’t need that’s just weighing you down. Let that crap go!
And as you do, free up more time and energy for the holiday festivities. Because before you know it, January will be here. And who knows what the new year has in store for you…
Book pick: The Afterlife Of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Reason: A cautionary tale about what happens when you don’t listen to good advice… just kidding. But really. Cozy up with this insightful novel about life, love, and seizing second (or third) chances.
October 23 – November 21
Keywords: Think, think, think
You sashayed through November, getting stuff done and spreading goodwill ALL OVER the place. What a pal!
December will be just as positive. Yay! It’s a month of preparation for the new year, and the new decade, to come. While your body will be lounging around, consuming staggering amounts of 🍪cookies🍪 and terrible holiday movies, your mind will be swirling quite quickly indeed! Use this time to think about… well, what you tend to think about.
Do your thoughts circle back to school, to your ambitions, to friends, to your crush(es), to your body? Whatever the case, decide whether those thoughts are helping you become the person you want to be, and how you can continue to sharpen your mind in the pursuit of your dreams. Happy thinking, Scorpio.
Book pick: Reverie by Ryan La Sala
Reason: As you think about what you think about, settle into this imaginative book that explores what happens when the secret worlds that people hide within themselves come to light.
November 22 – December 21
Keywords: Ease, excitement, celebration
You reflected on the big stuff in November, all in preparation for your birthday!
You’re another year older, Sagittarius. Do you feel wiser? Maybe, maybe not. But it doesn’t really matter in December because you’re feeling AMAZING. Everything seems to be going your way, allowing you to relax into the good life. Sip on that hot cocoa, binge on Netflix 🎄holiday🎄 specials with that certain somebody, or even ace those final exams.
The stars only word of advice? Don’t be ungrateful. Harsh, right? But basically, they’re just reminding you to thank the people who contribute to making your life great. A small word of appreciation can go a looOOoong way. Happy Birthday, Sag.
Book pick: Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen
Reason: A fun book for your easy month! Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want. But now she must marry—or find herself and her family destitute! Armed with the wisdom of her beloved Jane Austen novels, she enters society’s treacherous season…
December 22 – January 19
Keywords: Love, joy, cheer
You were basically a 👩🎨creative genius👩🎨 last month. We hope you’re proud of whatever you created! And we mean that in the least sarcastic way possible.
All that inspiration will flow straight into your little heart in December. It’s just the universe’s way of saying “I love you,” Cap. So spread some love and joy and egg nog around! Decorate your locker. Surprise your family with hand-made cards. Compliment a rando on the street. The impact you can have on the people around you this month is STAGGERING.
So use your power wisely, and set yourself up for a bright and cheery new year. Buh-bye, now!
Book pick: A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai
Reason: A bit of joy for you, as you spread it around for others. Follow Simi’s misadventures in matchmaking as she helps connect a wallflower of a girl with the star of the boys’ soccer team, upending the high school hierarchy and making herself public enemy number one in the process.
January 20 – February 18
Keywords: Patience, reflection, depth
You stayed calm during a dramatic November. And now it’s paying off, Aquarius!
December bodes well for the exact same stuff November tried to blow up. But, the cosmos suggest you don’t get TOO far ahead of yourself. Things may be going well, but not if you try too hard. Pushing forward might rub other people the wrong way, so you’ll need an extra teaspoon of sensitivity in your morning brew.
Expect to be frustrated. But just because life isn’t moving as fast as you like doesn’t mean it isn’t moving as fast as it should. So instead of trying to 🏊♀️outswim🏊♀️ the tide, why don’t you dive deep? You never know what you might find…
Book pick: All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell
Reason: As you get used to letting your life move at its own pace, dive into this dark, emotional thriller about secrets, scars, and old wounds.
February 19 – March 20
Keywords: Choice, compromise, connection
You experienced some *serious* personal, spiritual, and intellectual growth last month. I mean, wow, Pisces!
December asks you to put some of your newfound wisdom to use. This will be a month of trade-offs and big decisions, especially involving the communities you’re a part of. And, like, not to 😨scare😨 you, but the impact of the decisions you make can have a life-changing impact on the year to come.
So when your college plans are on the line, you’re asked to step up in a big way at home, or you have two (or more!) competing holiday party invitations, just remind yourself that the decisions you make now, no matter how difficult, are in service of a future you. And that you deserves love and compassion, too!
Book pick: By Your Side by Kasie West
Reason: For a month of big decisions regarding your community, here’s a story about a surprising, and even grudging, connection. What do you do when you fall for the person you least expect? That’s just what Autumn Collins will have to decide for herself when she’s locked in the library with Dax Miller for an entire weekend.