How to Keep Your Skin Looking 10/10 in December, According to Astrology

With a degree in neuroscience and art history from UCLA, Rose Theodora is an expert when it comes to color therapy and astrology. Each month, she'll be sharing astrological insights for your sign, as well as the beauty products you should be using—consider these your personal beauty horoscopes.




Sloughing off dead skin and old themes will be a theme as the New Year comes to a close. This month is HUGE as we plan for our future! There are a lot of changes brewing, more this year than most. Expect your skin to have flare-ups until the third week of December. See tips and reasons below.   

December 1: Venus in Sagittarius. Follow-through becomes difficult now, but our dreams soar high. While Venus is here for a few weeks, our travel and philosophical life get a boost. Self-exploration is key right now. 

December 2: Positive day for magic and hopefulness. Creativity will be at an all-time high and so will your faith. Plan something creatively soothing today. 

December 3–22: Mercury retrograde! This isn't new to you, you've done this 1000 times before, three to four times a year. This time it's in Sagittarius retrograde, which means that you don't know enough yet. Stay open and learn as much as you can during this period. Remember the golden rules: No new contracts, no NEW electronic purchases. Redo, revisit, rethink open-ended "things" from your past so that you can move forward in the New Year clearer and more open to receiving. 

December 3: Full moon in Gemini. A tough one—emotional and deceitful—expect to be focused. Don't believe everything you see and hear. Stay neutral and let go of superficial emotions by writing down your feelings.   

December 9: Mars enters Scorpio, the planet of will and physicality changes pace, from easy-going adventurous to intense, probing, and deeply emotionally motivated Scorpio. Dive in deep but watch your motives.   

December 18: New moon Sagittarius! 

December 19: Saturn enters Capricorn until March 21, 2020This is HUGE because Saturn has been in the sign Sagittarius since December 21, 2014, so all of you born from November 1985 to November 1988 have been dealing with major life themes since then and basically solidifying your life until now. Today you can breathe a sigh of relief as it moves from your sign into Capricorn, where it will spend the next three years. This will affect those born in December 1988 to December 1990, meaning Saturn returns for you, while the rest of us will begin looking at our life in a more practical sense as we plan for the future.  

December 21: Winter solstice + Capricorn season! Initiation of less light when we give linear time and productivity more importance. The drama is behind you!

December 22: Mercury no longer retrograde, but give it a few days to settle before jumping into things.

December 25: Christmas and Venus enters Capricorn. Boosting family ties and stability. 

December 31: New Year's Eve. Social and eventful, full of verbal affirmations and laughter.