Your December 2023 Love Horoscope, According to Your Star Sign

By Valerie Mesa 

The end of the year is getting closer, and the sun’s journey through Sagittarius makes the holiday season all the more festive. Adventurous and high-spirited, the season of the archer encourages you to venture out of your comfort zone and take bold risks in your dating life. Hesitant to make the first move? Mercury’s debut in Capricorn on December 1 immediately helps you rationalize instead of overthinking next steps. When transiting this pragmatic earth sign, the mind becomes more focused on obtaining results, so don’t hesitate to be straightforward with your Bumble crush.

Love planet Venus enters Scorpio on the 4th, which naturally complements the sophisticated approach of Mercury in Capricorn. The last thing Venus in Scorpio wants is a casual fling, so you can expect things to intensify between you and your romantic interest. Mysterious and seductive, there’s an air of taboo to this transit but, by that same token, a desire to merge with a lover’s mind, body, and soul. Mercury will retrograde on the 13th and re-enter Sagittarius on the 23rd, before going direct on January 1, 2024. If you swept differences between you and your crush under the rug, they may resurface so you can tackle them head on.

Wondering what the stars have in store for your love life this December? Read on for both your and your Bumble crush’s sun and rising signs.


Your red-hot planetary ruler, Mars, is blazing through Sagittarius via your expansive ninth house of adventure until next year, which explains why you’re all about seizing the moment. If you’re unable to arrange an IRL date with your Bumble match due to clashing holiday schedules, then you can still harness the spontaneous energy by using Video Chat or Voice Call to get to know your crush while on the go. With Mercury entering Capricorn on the 1st, conversations could go from carefree and flirtatious to deep and serious, so be mindful of your delivery. When Venus slips into sultry Scorpio and your eighth house of intimacy on the 2nd, you may feel compelled to solidify your connection by telling your crush how you feel.


Although you’ve never been the type to settle, you’re especially particular with your dating options from the 1st, when insightful Mercury enters practical Capricorn. If you know exactly what you’re looking for, try Advanced Filters on Bumble to narrow your search and get to the people who meet your non-negotiables faster. When your ruler Venus enters Scorpio on the 4th, expect it to dazzle your seventh house of one-on-one connections. This seductive transit is as passionate as it is revelatory, and could bring some deeper truths about your match to light. Do you feel secure in this connection? More intense chats (i.e. finances, commitment, and long-term goals) could make or break this future pairing, but an emotionally charged full moon on the 26th brings a highly anticipated conversation with your crush full-circle. Trust the process, and stay true to what you need in a partner. 


December will be a fast-paced month for you, Gemini, so be sure to keep your crush posted about your availability. Your ruler, Mercury, will enter Capricorn on the 1st, bringing movement and clarity to your eighth house of intimate exchanges. This could explain why you’re more focused on the value of your emotional investments than usual, but with Mercury stationing retrograde on the 13th, it could take a while to set a solid plan with your crush in motion. Fortunately, with Venus slipping into your sixth house of routines on the 4th, there’ll be more room for love, harmony, and pleasure. If your connection recently fizzled out due to your daily responsibilities, it wouldn’t hurt to address the matter with your Bumble crush during the new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th. 


You’re making important decisions this month, as Mercury the messenger will be making its debut in practical Capricorn via your relationship sector on the 1st. Conversations with your Bumble connection could seem less enthusiastic during this transit, but don’t be discouraged. Vivacious Venus in Scorpio on the 4th will turn up the heat in your love life, as the amorous planet charges up your fifth house of passion. Contemplating whether to explore other connections? The new moon on the 12th presents you with the perfect opportunity to do so. And just in time for some supportive energy in your relationship sector, the sun will enter Capricorn on the 21st, followed by a full moon in your sign. You deserve to feel safe and appreciated in your love life. 


With the sun blazing through Sagittarius and your fifth house of love for the majority of December, you’re as passionate about the future as you are about the present moment. You could be out and about celebrating the holidays with your loved ones, and all the while thinking about your Bumble crush. If you’re getting to know someone who piques your interest, the new moon on the 12th is offering you a clean slate to start something new. However, don’t be surprised if you unexpectedly run into someone you matched with some time ago, as Mercury retrograde will ignite this area of your chart from the 23rd. Feelings you’re either ready to confront or leave in the past could surface during the full moon in Cancer on the 26th, so get ready to be honest with yourself about what actually serves you.


Your planetary ruler, Mercury, enters Capricorn on the 1st, bringing intellectual stimulation to your flirtatious fifth house of love, romance, and self-expression. Although your sophisticated charm is already part of your appeal, you’re even more magnetic and intriguing at this time. Use this to your advantage and reach out to the Bumble match you’ve been nervous about messaging. To spice things up even more, Venus enters Scorpio and your communication sector on the 4th, adding a layer of harmony and seduction to your exchanges. Don’t hesitate to partake in a deep and passionate conversation during this time to deepen your bond with your crush. Your celestial ruler, Mercury, will also retrograde from the 13th until January 1, 2024. Whether digitally or in person, the past could come back around unexpectedly. Leave it to the full moon in Cancer on the 26th to bring you the closure you need. 


December’s astrology has everything to do with realizing your self-worth, Libra. To kick things off, your celestial ruler, Venus, makes its debut in Scorpio on the 4th, and will charge up your stability-seeking second house of confidence, comfort, and values. If you had initially settled into a connection as a way to keep the momentum in your dating life going, chances are you’re ready for a change. Venus in Scorpio encourages you to invest time and energy only into connections that are worthwhile. A bountiful new moon in Sagittarius will light up your cerebral third house of communication on the 12th, offering you the opportunity to indulge in deeper conversation topics with your Bumble crush, and explore other connections, too. Do you dare to venture into the unknown?


Take a selfie and spruce up your Bumble profile, Scorpio! Love planet Venus makes its dazzling debut in your sign on the 4th, making you even more enticing than usual. Whenever Venus transits your sign, it not only brings emphasis to themes of love and romance in your life but also complements your overall attractiveness. During this time, don’t be afraid to reach out to a new Bumble match. You might just kick a romantic connection into high gear, especially with the sun entering your third house of communication on the 21st. You’re just as curious as you are communicative during this transit, so harness this effectively by asking the questions that’ll help you get to know your match on a deeper level. A heartfelt exchange with your crush could take this connection to new heights, especially during the full moon in Cancer on the 26th.


December’s astrology could present you with a new perspective on dating during your birthday month, Sagittarius. But before you start swiping on Bumble, Venus’s entry into Scorpio on the 4th urges you to look within and reflect on the relationship patterns you’re ready to leave in the past. What are you hoping to manifest in your love life? Set clear intentions during the new moon in your sign on the 12th, as this marks the beginning of a brand new chapter in your personal life. Inspired to make the first move? With Mercury retrograde in your sign as of the 23rd, you may decide to take a chance on your Bumble crush and take a different romantic approach. If you’ve been taking your dating life a little too seriously, this encourages you to have more fun. The month comes to a close with Venus in your sign, so romance-wise, anything’s possible.


With communicative Mercury entering your sign on the 1st, your words carry weight, Capricorn. In addition to approaching your Bumble crush from a methodical and grounded point of view, you’re also as inspired as ever to see results in your connection. You mean business in December. Conversations about your personal and professional goals are likely under this transit, so don’t hesitate to speak up about your brilliant accolades. Venus will enter Scorpio and your eleventh house of community affairs on the 4th, so if your phone is suddenly buzzing with notifications, you can thank the love planet. On the 13th, Mercury will station retrograde in your sign; make sure to communicate well with your Bumble match during this time, as minor details are more likely to be swept under the rug. 


December kicks off on a sultry note, as love planet Venus enters Scorpio on the 4th, bringing romance and passion to your tenth house of career, reputation, and public persona. In addition to receiving more attention from potential prospects, you could bond with your Bumble crush over professional goals, or perhaps even your secret desire of entrepreneurship. If you have yet to meet in person, a new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th could bring an opportunity to do so. It’s arriving via your eleventh house of friendship and social events, making it a great time to plan a double date if that helps put you at ease.  There’s something comforting about being surrounded by your community, and by the time Venus enters Sagittarius on the 29th, Mercury will also be retrograde in this area of your chart. You may discover that you and your Bumble crush had mutual friends all along!


Savvy Mercury enters Capricorn on the 1st, bringing movement and intellectual stimulation to your eleventh house of community and social connections. This area of your chart also rules networks and technology, so dedicating time to getting to know romantic interests on Bumble could prove to be especially rewarding. However, instead of approaching connections with hope and enthusiasm, you’re more discerning and practical now that the messenger planet is in Capricorn. This mindset will help you stay grounded when Venus enters Scorpio and your ninth house of adventure on the 4th. After all, you’re more likely to match with enticing individuals who share different belief systems and world views under this exotic transit. The full moon in Cancer on the 26th will activate your heart-centered fifth house of love and passion, so enjoy getting to know folks who have a different outlook to you, but remember not to lose sight of your core values.