Mercury goes retrograde December 3rd and stays that way until the 22nd. It is during this infamous time that we tend to see mechanical failures and all sorts of missed communications. Coming at a season of year when we are all running around trying to meet holiday deadlines, this happens at a most inopportune time. With that in mind keep receipts and pay attention to travel schedules and be on the lookout for mix-ups. While such snafus are not guaranteed, they are highly likely, so simply be aware and double check your contacts. As with any retrograde it is not a doom and gloom period, rather simply a time to reflect, review, and perhaps, reconsider and, in that context, the time may be regarded as purposeful.
Elsewhere we continue to feel the strong presence of Sagittarius this week as four influential planets gather there to push us towards adventure and expansion.
Of course with the holidays in our rearview mirror we may all be a little more expansive than we were a few weeks ago, but the type of broadening will also feel is primarily born of intellectual activity. Sagittarius is the great adventurer and we all have a section of our lives where this is comes into play. The house that is occupied by Sagittarius in your life is where you will witness the greatest influence. This wonderful combination will find Venus and the Sun linking closely together as the month unfolds.
This alignment speaks to the harmonious time of the year and a universal drive to hang on to that which holds the greatest love for all of us. Venus represents harmony, beauty, and above all our closest relationships. As the holiday season approaches we may find ourselves turning to that one constant in our lives that provides us with our emotional foundation.
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
You may witness a surprising number of events that involve education, travel, or a heightened sense of spirituality. You currently have four influential planets in this area of your life. While some of these events may come as a surprise, you may also chose to rebel in some manner. Seek out the unusual, carefully.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
An inordinate number of topics that involve large organizations or elderly relatives are quite likely for you this week. You may be trying to secure a future path with an organization that requires a considerable effort on your part. Expect a few delays or complications that can be easily corrected with time and attention.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Close friends and partners figure prominently in your week ahead. Miscommunications are likely so be certain to get your facts straight before you act rashly. Unexpected plans may shift that require you to be in two places at once, so to speak. If anyone can do that, it is you, Gemini.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Your focus may be drawn to resolving a topic at your job this week. That may not sound unusual but more time and details may be required to square the matter. To complicate matters you might not have expected such a topic to arise and yet, you may be the one who has to resolve it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
A particularly challenging creative situation may plague you this week. Don’t run and hide, but rather step into the quagmire and figure it out. A little bit of research could illuminate the problem quite by surprise and lead you to an amicable solution. Check the facts, review past decisions, and look for the unusual.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
A lot of activity may be coming from the family and your home this week. With so much to do you may be confused by the facts, but the answer may be in the details. By taking a reasoned and responsible approach you may be able to cobble together a solution that satisfies even the most demanding family member.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You may be perplexed by an odd set of circumstances surrounding your siblings. Documentation may be the source of contention so review the fine print and try to arrive at a reasonable outcome. Unexpected suggestions from your significant partner might provide the missing piece of information that allows you to arrive at an amicable solution.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21)
Expect to focus on your income strategy this week. Whether you are wrestling with a budget for work or simply trying to tie loose ends together in your personal finances, you may find that you are in search of a responsible plan that puts the situation to rest once and for all.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The spotlight might be on you this week. While that may sound appealing you may also be in a “hot seat” of sorts, so be prepared with the appropriate answer. An innovative idea may arrive that sets you on an unusual quest. Be certain that others understand your motives and the facts that you provide.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
A week of transition may be in store for you as you pivot to a new approach. You may be resetting your priorities and considering alternative occupations. The potential for change may be quite obvious and you may be eager to move in that direction. Do the right thing, but check your facts first.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your business connections may be in review as the year comes to a close. You might be reconsidering their value and how they improve or detract from your own personal goals. A through investigation of documents and contracts may confirm your thought process. Consider a restructure of your partnerships and how they help or hinder you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
The clock is ticking and you may be burning the midnight oil as work consumes much of your energy and focus this week. The motive for the extra work may be a budgetary shortfall or a potential new client that comes quite by surprise. A careful review of goals and accomplishments may come in handy when negotiating.