December Sexoscopes

by Stefanie Caponi

Welcome to Sagittarius season, lovers! Fire in the sky is a welcome change from last month’s intense Scorpio energy. Mercury retrograde may have left you even more confused about beginnings and endings, as it dug deep into buried feelings. Hopefully closure was attained, and you were able to gain new perspectives on the past and your attachment to it. Sagittarius season wants to leave that mess behind and experiment with something new and exciting. 

This month Venus splits her time between Capricorn and Aquarius, two very different energies that both have a kinky side to them. While Mars spends the month in Scorpio, adding intensity to the mix, Sagittarius is up for anything, ready to explore pleasure and push boundaries. While the holidays can be draining, Sagittarius reminds us of the importance of having fun and not taking ourselves so seriously, especially in our sex lives. This year, consider exchanging sexy toys and pleasure props with your friends instead of traditional gifts. 

The sun moves into ambitious Capricorn on the 22nd, fueling our desire to step into the new year as the best versions of ourselves. 2019 was a year of tremendous transformation, and most of that transformation was dependent on our ability to examine the stories that have shaped our beliefs and patterns about sex, love, and romance. The more willing we were to release our attachments to these mindsets, and be with the uncertainty of change, the more available we became for loving ourselves. The deeper we love and accept ourselves, the better the quality of our partnerships become. 

Before we leave 2019, take some time to look back and reflect about all you’ve accomplished and learned. How have your relationships changed, and where have you grown from having experienced them? Celebrate your body, your unique beauty, and inherent worthiness. See you in 2020, lovers. 

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)

Happy solar return, Sagittarius! It may be cold outside, but you’re giving off enough heat to melt any leftover ice from last month’s intense Mercury retrograde. Your fiery glow is palpable, and both lovers and friends will be attracted to your energy as it lights the way toward fun. Meeting someone new is very possible. Current relationships also get a boost from the sun, making you even more attractive and confident. Your erogenous zone is your thighs, so make sure you’re paying extra attention to them. Make them the focus of a sexy rubdown leading into a hot solo session, or let someone else lend their hands and treat you to a happy birthday orgasm. Throw out the clocks and soak up all the pleasure you can take, you have plenty of time to focus on responsibilities once the sun moves into Capricorn on the 22nd.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (December 22-January 20)

Take a break this month, Capricorn! Schedule some time to be with yourself, and reflect on what Mercury retrograde last month brought up for you. Your body and your mind both need a little quiet time, as you pause before your season begins on the 23rd.t Trust me, your energy levels will thank you. Skip the holiday parties, but keep sex and romance on the itinerary. If you’re solo this season, recommit to being your own dream partner. Indulge your fantasies, and treat yourself to a new vibe for the holidays. This sets the tone for the new year, and what type of relationships you’ll be calling in. Couples should take turns being the giver and receiver, and alternating between power dynamics is a hot way to hibernate from the cold.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 21-February 18)

No winter blues for you this month, Aquarius. You’re going to be too busy catching up with old friends, making new ones, and creating brand new memories to be bothered by the cold. Being social is very sexy this month, so say yes to all invitations: It’s a great time for dating and having a good time. Don’t be afraid to update your dating profile and meet someone online. Couples benefit from being around the energy of others to spark new conversations and ideas, breaking up any residue from Mercury retrograde. Remember that intimacy has a place for seriousness and for being silly. Sagittarius energy loves to play: Make sex into a game of truth or dare, and the only truths are fantasies to be acted upon. Dirty talk and acting out sexy scenes together? We’re so here for that.

Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)

This is a great month to connect deeply with your work, Pisces. Our work doesn’t necessarily mean what we do for money, although this will certainly be affected! Sometimes our work is about what we do to help the planet, humanity, animals, etc. When you’re pouring your love into what you’re passionate about, others take notice and recognize you for it. While you’re busy making things happen out in the world, make sure to balance it with plenty of time for fun, both in and out of the bedroom. Sagittarius energy is flexible and up for anything, so stay open to spontaneous sexy rendezvous. The thrill of getting caught, paired with the heat of the moment surrender, is enough to keep you warm all month.

Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)

Holiday travel is a great time for letting off some sexy steam this month, Aries. Keep your dating apps open, no matter where you end up, you may be joining the mile high club. Not going anywhere? You may be meeting someone who isn’t local, and who knows, it could be more than  a fling. Last month may have felt intense, but no need to dwell on what happened during Mercury retrograde—the Sagittarius sun has you and your libido back to feeling your fiery self. Roleplaying is a fun way to work off any pent-up aggression. Get dressed up, grab your favorite lube, and any toys that haven’t been getting enough attention, and go wild. Remember, you don’t need a partner for any of this; take some sexy pics and enjoy them for yourself. 

Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)

Get freaky this month, Taurus. A little fire in the sky should be the right motivation to introduce something taboo into your sexual repertoire. What have you or a partner been curious to try? Exploring kink takes trust, patience, and a sense of humor. Being upfront about boundaries is a part of trust. Even if it feels less sexy and sometimes awkward, you’ll be happy you pre-discussed your dos and don'ts. Fully immerse yourself in fantasy, with or without a partner, and you may discover things you didn’t realize you’d be into. The Sagittarius energy can feel pushy if you let it. Redirect that enthusiastic fire into playful passion and you’ll find the sweet spot that will sustain you all month long.

Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)

This month shines the spotlight on your intimate partnerships, Gemini. This can be a great time for taking a relationship to the next level, even if that means finally saving their number to your contacts. It’s not a time to overthink and overanalyze—that was last month. Redirect your mental strategizing abilities to getting excited about what dating and relationships look and feel like at their best for you. You may be surprised at what you discover, but that kind of clarity comes from checking in with your heart instead of looking to other peoples’ thoughts and opinions. Sagittarius is your polar opposite, and you both share a level of enthusiasm that is contagious. Let that energy lead you through the holidays. You never know who you may meet and where. Your up-for-anything attitude ensures plenty of spontaneous, sexy encounters.

Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)

You may be feeling overextended this month, Cancer. Making self-care a priority is just as important as caring for everyone you love. Orgasms are always a great way to relieve stress, and one of my favorite methods of self-care. While partnered sex is amazing, as connecting with someone intimately feels good on many different levels, sexual self-care is most nourishing when we take some solo time to connect to our bodies. Masturbation is a healing practice that brings us back to our power center, asking us to surrender to both giving and receiving pleasure. This gives both aspects equal weight and importance, which is an integral part of our relationship to our bodies and sense of self-worth. When you put yourself first, you’re more available to enthusiastically care for others.

Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)

You’ll be in the holiday spirit this month, Leo. Your joy is contagious, and you’ll be especially attractive now that you’re back in your groove after last month’s intensity. Last month may have been about letting the past go, which freed up space for new, exciting things to enter your life. You’ll have ample opportunities to make new connections: This is a great time for flirtation, dating, and enjoying something casual with no strings attached. The emphasis is on you feeling sexy and desirable, and that doesn’t come from outside of yourself. With the sun in fellow fire sign Sagittarius, doing things that allow you to shine your brightest is a big mood. Don’t be afraid to turn your heat all the way up and see who can take it.

Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23-September 22)

 

This year’s lessons taught you the difference between laying low and isolation, Virgo. Take your time—you may still be processing last month’s intensity and need some quiet space to reflect. Do take advantage of the playful Sagittarius energy by inviting the ones you care about over for a cozy holiday dinner party. Welcoming others into your personal space will energize you as you fill up on love and heartfelt connections. Romance has a sweeter energy this month, and affection feels more intimate and comforting. Whether single or coupled, there is a renewal happening regarding your outlook and beliefs about sex and relationships. As we finish the year with the sun moving in to fellow earth sign Capricorn, it’s safe to get excited while remaining grounded to take the next steps in 2020.

Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)

You have a way with words this month, Libra. Your aura of sophistication always attracts plenty of attention, but your ability to make everyone feel seen and included is what sets you apart. This year has pushed you to take more action on your own behalf, and has brought out an edgier side of you that feels sexy and empowering. Bring your charm and sense of balance to your seduction style, then swap neutrality for some dirty talk in the bedroom. Telling each other your fantasies is its own kind of foreplay, the kind that takes place in the mind, which is just as hot as physically teasing. Taking on an assertive role, getting bossy, and ordering your lovers around is a refreshing change of pace for everyone.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)

 

You’ve got the greenlight this month, Scorpio. Last month the timing wasn’t quite right, which could have felt frustrating, but trust that there was something that still needed transforming. Be careful not to go overboard with holiday spending, as Sagittarius energy is expansive, exciting, and ready to dive in head first. If you’re open to romance, it’s a great time for meeting someone new. Couples also get a renewal of energy, and everyone’s sex lives get a much-needed boost. Have fun this month—indulge in passion and what turns you on. Recommit to prioritizing your needs and desires. This recharges you so you’re able to offer the fullness of your love to the ones you care about. Don’t let anyone forget how warm a Scorpio is during the colder months. 

Feature illustration by Sophi Gullbrants; other illustrations by D Zhou

Stefanie Caponi is a Brooklyn-based artist, astrologer, tarot reader, and creator of The Moon Void Tarot deck. Follow Stefanie on Instagram @stefaniecaponi for more astrology and tarot insights.