IMG_2872December Action: The December 2013 forecast shows Jupiter in retrograde through early March 2014: be careful with new ventures. Just how careful  depends on the project itself and your own natal horoscope (check with your astrologer!)

Jupiter is the planet that symbolizes good fortune, luck and expansion. Retrograde Jupiter can indicate inhibitions or stalled opportunities. Yet it’s a great time to gather and integrate knowledge.

Venus goes retrograde at the Winter Solstice; this suggests further belt-tightening and design mishaps. Conventional wisdom recommends research on makeovers and décor rather than to begin a procedure. It’s OK to have your hair trimmed by your regular stylist, but forays into unfamiliar relationships tend to create “disconnects”. Old lovers or friends from the past pop up. Marriages and contracts do happen, but their longevity depends on factors in the natal horoscopes.

Venus in Capricorn during the retrograde reinforces a frugal holiday season for this December 2013 forecast. People value gifts that are investments, provide education or service and have long-term effect.