The winter is a great time for pretty much anyone to get comfy with a partner. With all the holiday plans, traveling, and family time, it makes a lot of sense to take a relationship to the next level, and enjoy it all as a couple. Whether they're moving up from casually dating, or even taking their relationship a step further by becoming engaged, there are quite a few zodiac signs who are likely to make things official this holiday season.
When it comes to love and relationships over the next month or so, there are a couple of things to be aware of. On Thanksgiving eve, Mercury, the planet of communication, will join the Sun in truth-seeking Sagittarius. As astrologer Clarisse Monahan tells Bustle, Mercury will be influenced by Sagittarius and may cause some to be a little more unguarded when it comes to expressing themselves. If you’re itching to tell someone how you feel over the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s all due to Mercury in Sagittarius.
The fiery Sagittarius is also known for its optimism. “Accordingly, our outlooks on love and relationships will be glass half-full, as we down half-empty glasses of eggnog at company parties,” Monahan says. If you’re crushing on someone special, you may feel like you have a good chance at winning them over this holiday season.
Before you get too excited, Venus will go retrograde in Capricorn on Dec. 19. According to Monahan, “The buoyant vibes of Sag will be replaced by a serious Venus due to Cap’s earth-heavy influence. Christmas is inherently nostalgic and the retrograde will have us looking back on past loves like old poems whose lines we only half-remember.”
For some, this holiday season will be extra special. According to Monahan, these four zodiac signs are most likely to take their relationship to the next level.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury will be transiting its 7th House of Relationships around Thanksgiving. Combine that energy with the optimistic Sagittarius Sun, and Geminis may find they’re actually excited about settling down with one person. “This could be a time for Gemini to put into words their desire for commitment,” Monahan says. There’s a good chance your partner will feel the same way.
Libra (September 23 - October 22) Gemini’s sister Air sign, Libra will also be ready for a commitment this holiday season. According to Monahan, Libra’s ruling planet Venus has been camping out in the most private area of their chart. “This puts focus on more serious affairs of the heart,” she says. “The 4th House rules the parents and the hearth, so this transit is all about, taking things to the next level, moving in with a partner or perhaps meeting the parent for the first time.” Saturn, the planet of rules, structure and responsibility will also be moving through airy Aquarius. This may influence Libra to want something more solid with their partner
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) Lucky Capricorn has Venus, the planet of love, in their sign this Thanksgiving. “Venus in Capricorn is all about commitment, longevity, and seriousness due to Cap’s conservative, earthy, and Saturn-ruled nature,” Monahan says. “The Goat’s influence will put more weight on the usual flightiness of Venus, and they’ll be thinking long-term with their partner.” This energy will also soften the tough Capricorn this holiday season. They’ll find themselves being a lot more romantic and affectionate than they usually are. It’ll be a welcome surprise for their loved one.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) Aquarius, the zodiac’s independent, freedom-loving sign, will be feeling commitment-ready this holiday season. “On Thanksgiving, the Moon in Leo is lighting up their House of Partnership, making it an easy day for them to communicate long-term plans to their loved one,” Monahan says. “Aquarius is also coming up on their anniversary of having serious Saturn co-present in their sign. Having transiting Saturn in the same sign as your Sun lends a weightiness and energy to everything in your life, but especially relationships.” Aquarius typically don’t have relationships at the forefront of their minds, but that’s all going to change soon. Single Aquarius signs looking for love will also favor deeper connections over more surface ones.