Following is a general overview of how the planetary trends for December/January 2016 apply to each sun sign.
If you know your rising sign (Ascendant), read that, too,
for additional insights.

Aries (March 20—April 19)
You may have been feeling unsettled, of late, and are now keen to put certain elements of the past behind you and move on with your life. While change is often a good thing, be sure that you would be doing so for the right reasons, such as to pursue a new employment opportunity, for example, and not simply for a desire to escape responsibilities or for a greater sense of personal freedom. Indeed, there may well be a new career development early in the new year, one in which your past experience could stand you in good stead for a prime assignment. Meanwhile, over the Holidays, take extra care while traveling to festive events. Also, remain mindful of how your current overly assertive nature may impact those around you.
Taurus (April 19—May 20)
It's time to clear out your closets, literally and metaphorically, of anything that you've outgrown or no longer need that would hold you back from realizing a bold new objective amongst your New Year resolutions. This would also include thought processes and emotional response patterns that no longer serve your highest good. Indeed, a new worldview is emerging, born of past experiences and perhaps of recent revelations that cause you now to consider broadening your horizons. You may also contemplate tackling a creative project that has been on the back burner for some time.

Gemini (May 20—June 21)
A new partnership or alliance may result from social activities during the Holiday season, that might have a bearing on the direction your career or a professional undertaking may take in the new year. For those available, romance in the workplace is also a possibility. A metamorphosis or renaissance of sorts could shortly occur, precipitated by some recent soul searching, or even a few home truths of which you become aware. It all adds up to a substantial amount of emotional and personal growth taking place, boosting your sense of self worth and self esteem, from which your ambitions and standing in the workplace can benefit.

Cancer (June 21—July 22)
A new work or professional opportunity could appear quite unexpectedly, or perhaps a current arrangement or assignment might evolve into something more substantial. Remain flexible now, to take advantage of changes taking place around you. However, it might be wise to not initiate change just for the sake of novelty, on a whim, or an emotional impulse. Be mindful of the far-reaching consequences of any actions or decisions you take now. People may be more inclined to listen to what you have to say, giving your words, along with your credibility, more weight. It will do your stock in trade no harm, either, as your value in your professional field of endeavor rises.

Leo (July 22—Aug 22)
Keep a tight rein on finances over the holiday season, as it will be all too easy to go overboard having fun with friends and family. If possible, set yourself a strict budget and stick to it. You may be glad you did. Also, take extra care while traveling, even though you may be in a hurry or on a schedule, as erratic behavior could get you into hot water. Likewise, comments made in haste without due forethought could come back to haunt you. Nonetheless, this is likely to be a highly stimulating period, with the prospect of much enjoyment and pleasure in the company of friends and family. A new employment opportunity could come your way early in the new year, with the prospect of a higher salary. If so, do your due diligence before making a decision.
Virgo (Aug 22—Sept 22)
There could be some progressive changes taking place within your domestic environment during this period, when activities around the home are likely to increase. While your finances may begin to show signs of improvement, money can also quickly slip through your fingers unless you stick to a practical budget. Allow yourself more time to pursue creative activities, as this will not only provide an outlet for your inspired thought, but may also give you a much needed sense of accomplishment. While friends and significant others can be a source of inspiration, it is important that you make up your own mind in regard to key decisions.  
Libra (Sept 22—Oct 22)
There's a limit to how much you can put yourself about during the Holidays, so know where to draw the line when committing to activities. Indeed, you may choose to opt for a relatively quiet time close to home. Even so, it won't stop you reaching out to friends and loved ones for some uplifting social interaction. Pay attention to your health and well-being, even if it means spending a little more on your own needs. Indeed, treat yourself to a soothing massage, or a visit to a day spa to lift your spirits! You may decide to hunker down and do more work from home in the new year. There could also be some kind of restriction on when and how your travel.

Scorpio (Oct 22—Nov 21)
A great deal of your activities take place behind the scenes in December, but you will, nonetheless, be kept fairly busy. You may be working on a very tight budget, that necessitates you to get more creative, and perhaps more discerning, with your spending, and how you utilize your precious resources. Both communications and local travel increase as the new year dawns, so you may need to keep your notes and files well organized, and your schedule flexible, in order to stay on top of your game. Go easy on yourself, and don't drive yourself too hard; with Mars in your sign and solar first house during January, you might be inspired to tackle more than you can comfortably handle. Be aware of your limitations, and pace yourself accordingly.

Sagittarius (Nov 21—Dec 21)
You're in your element as the Holidays approach, though you may also be rather busy, too.  Nonetheless, you'll make time for some fun and festive activities with friends, even if it does tax your schedule, and your staying power. You could be rewarded for your recent efforts with some extra cash in your pocket, perhaps a bonus, raise, or a new source of income. One way or another you stand to gain financially during this period. You may receive some form of appreciation or acknowledgement from your employer for a job well done, or at least feel like you deserve it! After all, you're a highly responsible person, and take great pride in all you do, both at work and in your personal life. And the stars now align in your favor.

Capricorn (Dec 21—Jan 20)
You may feel like you've earned a little quiet time over the Holidays, but your friends and family might have other ideas, involving you in a number of exciting and enjoyable activities. Even so, be sure to get adequate rest and down time, in which to indulge yourself in some simple pleasures. As the new year dawns you may be inspired to set a bold new objective, one that would bring you great personal satisfaction to attain. Indeed, broadening your horizons is something you may now be keen to do. It may be possible this year to make a long held dream come true.

Aquarius (Jan 20—Feb 18)
While you're likely to be much in demand over the Holiday season, you might feel like just getting away from your usual routine and surroundings, if only to gain a little perspective on your life. Indeed, it may be time to contemplate the future, and to seriously consider some new objective or goal. However, don't be too hasty to implement change just for the sake of it; take the time to consider your options carefully before making any irrevocable decisions. Revisit your hopes and dreams of yesteryear to see if any of them could become a reality in the near future. Your fortunes appear poised to take a turn for the better; keep faith in your ability to achieve.

Pisces (Feb 18—March 20)
A new professional undertaking or responsibility could be taking up a lot more of your times these days, so it may require more effort to accommodate festive activities into your busy schedule, but do so you will. Besides, some light-hearted distractions could prove to be the perfect counterbalance to offset the weight of your duties or obligations. You may have a new goal or ambition in mind for the new year, but are not yet sure how you might attain it. Never fear! The help or resources you need will arrive in a timely, if unexpected, manner. Your kind and selfless actions may inspire those around you to do more for others.

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