Christmas is approaching and it’s a hectic week in the cosmos! There are three major scoops this week, the first being the move of red hot Mars into Pisces on Monday. This is your eleventh house of team projects, networking and socializing with friends, so expect an extra-busy holiday season this year. Socializing with others could be your ticket to meeting a new flame, people who could become lifelong pals or well-connected business contacts.
But try to stay local, if you can. Mercury goes retrograde the same day in your house of long-distance travel, and you know what that means—delays, snafus, ticketing nightmares and the like. If you’ve already made plans to travel a distance (meaning that you have to board a plane or have a long car ride ahead of you) double-check your reservations or fluid levels in the car. Make sure your traveling papers are in order and that pet sitters, neighbors and friends who are watching your kids, house, plants and animals are all well-informed as to the details of your trip.
The house in which Mercury retrogrades also governs educational institutions and government agencies—need I say more? The people at DMV, Immigration or the IRS could be very slow as they cut through the red tape involved in your applications. The same holds true for college and grant applications. Likewise, make sure that term papers and end of semester projects are spotless and that they really do reach the professor, especially if you’re e-mailing them.
But the retrograde period is excellent for reviewing manuscripts, screenplays, contracts, proposals, company brochures and marketing materials; anything written or getting ready for publication. Go back and contact newspaper reporters or media contacts that you may have spoken to in the past about landing some publicity in 2017.
That’s because the mighty Sun rolls into this part of the sky on Wednesday for a four-week stay. You’re in an interesting situation because El Sol is shining its light on travel, higher education, government and teaching jobs and issues, and the news media just as Mercury is retrograding in the same part of the sky.
What’s the message here? Slow down and take your time when it comes to any of these matters. Planning a trip overseas, or traveling a long distance? Got a legal matter in the courts, or you’re thinking about initiating one? Then perform due diligence. Research everything and get advice form experts. Don’t expect overnight success or action.
Saturday the 24th is one heck of an emotional day when it comes to romance! A word of warning: “emotional” can go either way, as in off the charts love and lust, or the mother of all arguments. Many bulls will get engaged for the holidays, but others might be engaged in romantic warfare. Pick your battles wisely. Christmas Day is a far better day to communicate as love planet Venus forms three delicious angles in the heavens.