On December 12th Mercury Will Enter Sagittarius: Move On From Past Struggles And Welcome Open, Honest Communication
Mercury retrograde may be officially over, but that hardly means that this fleet-footed planet is done making waves this month. As of today, Thursday, December 12, Mercury will move from tight-lipped Scorpio to open-minded Sagittarius. If you’ve been craving a little more conversation (and a little less introspection) you’re in for a treat.
Not only does Mercury rule how we communicate, it also governs what sort of information we tend to seek out and, in turn, how we process that info. You can learn about your personal relationship with Mercury by finding your Mercury sign in your birth chart, but the sign that happens to be hosting this planet at the current moment will influence your approach to communication and information, too.
With Mercury in Scorpio, talk is cheap — you’re more likely to spare the small talk and, instead, cut to the chase and ask others the questions you really want answers to. You may give yourself a similar treatment, questioning your motives, reviewing old decisions and feelings, and generally trying to shed more light on the darker corners of your psyche. Intense? Yes. Ultimately useful if you want to better understand yourself and those around you? Almost definitely yes.
If you’ve had your fill of dealing with social interactions like a private detective, breathe a sigh of relief, because Mercury rewards a very different sort of behavior when it’s in Scorpio’s neighbor, Sagittarius. The sign of the Archer is way too preoccupied with learning new things, meeting new people, and chasing new experiences to worry about strategically probing their inner circle for confidential info. As astrologer Annie Heese writes on her site, Cafe Astrology, we’re far more interested in becoming jacks of all trades than spies when Mercury is in Sag.
So, when Mercury makes this move later this week, you may be reminded of past intellectual pursuits that you moved to the back burner (what about all those cook books you bought and history podcasts you downloaded last month?) and feel inspired to get back into them. Or, you may feel more outgoing and eager to share with others. Either way, you’ll likely feel reinvigorated and newly excited about the world around you — and why shouldn’t you be? Just be sure you aren’t neglecting other commitments while getting swept up in this sense of wonder.
Also, keep in mind that Mercury’s latest visit to Scorpio lasted less than two weeks, so don’t be surprised if you spend the first few days of Mercury’s visit in Sag recovering from a bit of celestial whiplash. Take comfort in the fact that the messenger planet will stay firmly in Sag until next month, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore and become the renaissance person you’ve always wanted to be.
12-12-18 Horoscope for Each Zodiac Sign
Food for thought courtesy Paulo Coelho: “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.” Your state of mind exactly, Aries. Your angels and guides want you to do what it takes to feel alive again. Reclaim the reins, Taurus. Only you are responsible for where you are heading. Nobody outside has the power to determine the course of your life. So what if it hasn’t worked out in the past, Pisces? The Universe is giving you a chance to fall in love again. Break the walls and everything else that is possibly standing in the way. You deserve that happily-ever-after just like everybody else.
Words of wisdom courtesy Paulo Coelho: “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.” Your state of mind exactly, Aries. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, you probably are. Ready to change things up a little? Your angels and guides want you to do what it takes to feel alive again. Start by adding spontaneity and flow to an otherwise rigid routine.
Cosmic tip: Get out of your rut. Do something that makes you feel alive.
Only you are responsible for where you are heading. Nobody outside has the power to determine the course of your life. Reclaim the reins, Taurus. If you’ve been giving your power away, today could bring with itself a reality check. On the professional front, let your ambitious side come to the fore. Your larger-than-life vision is the reason you were hired in the first place.
Cosmic tip: Let your ambitious side come to the fore.
Everybody deserves some downtime—that includes you, Gemini. If travel is not on the cards right now, make the most of your circumstances. Is there an event or a workshop in your city that piques your interest? Something that stimulates both your intellectual and creative side, while letting you have plenty of fun? On a side note, your main girl could also benefit from some time off. Get her on board with your adventures.
Cosmic tip: Everybody deserves some downtime—that includes you.
What if we told you, that you are your only limitation? Growth and expansion are on the cards for you. Opportunities you never imagined would come your way are knocking on your door. Cancer, get out of your own way. But don’t lose sight of the projects you are already working on, once the new and exciting projects start to pour in. Perfecting the fine art of balance will take you a long way.
Cosmic tip: Don’t lose sight of the projects you are already working on, once the new and exciting projects start to pour in.
Anxiety. A sign of not trusting the divine plan that’s unfolding for you. Pay attention: everything is in perfect order. Trust is your magic word. Remember, the mind is a beautiful servant and a dangerous master. If you have been falling prey to the games your mind has been playing with you, now is the time to recenter. The path of meditation and mindfulness will help you find your balance. Not a fan of ‘sitting down’ with your feelings? Go to the park and sweat them out instead.
Cosmic tip: Trust the divine plan that’s unfolding for you.
Do you believe in miracles? Apparently, so does the Universe. Remember, no matter how many times you have ‘lost in love’, you are being given another chance. The key is to open your heart and allow yourself to receive. Coupled Virgos, is this argument worth losing your sleep over? Think about the love that brought you together in the first place. Now is the time to kiss and make up.
Cosmic tip: Open your heart and allow yourself to receive.
Who doesn’t like somebody who’s easy on the eyes? But as a Libra you are always seeking for something deeper. A match of the minds. An intellectual connect. Somebody you can debate and have meaningful conversations with. Ready or not, the Universe is sending a real charmer your way. On the professional front, your empire is growing slowly, but surely. If a certain client or company has been dilly-dallying, things could take a turn for the better today.
Cosmic tip: The Universe is sending a real charmer your way.
Everybody deserves a happily-ever-after, Scorpio. Have you been icing your partner out because of work or other commitments? Put yourself in their shoes for a second. How would you feel about their cold treatment? It’s okay to need to need time and space. It’s not okay to not communicate this need to those you love. Have an open and honest conversation with your partner (or loved ones). They will support you in the best way they can.
Cosmic tip: Communicate your need for space to those you love.
Hard work seldom goes unnoticed. Continue to work towards your goals in a consistent manner. The Universe will affirm all the efforts you have been putting in. Material rewards are on their way to you for your past projects—just in time for the holiday season. PS: Your shopping cart is just as ready for a month of party hopping as you are.
Cosmic tip: Get ready to receive the rewards for all the hard work you have put in, in the past.
Here’s the thing, Capricorn: if it had to work out it would have. Against all odds. Don’t push against the flow. Be open to the signs the Universe is revealing to you. Chances are, you are being asked to exit gracefully right now. But you have nothing to mourn about. If there’s one thing you are sure of, it’s that all the love you have put into the Universe will find its way back to you.
Cosmic tip: Follow the signs. Exit gracefully if they’re asking you to.
Here’s the thing about being an empath: you provide the kind of comfort that is rare in this world. No wonder you have people from all walks of life sharing their stories with you! Aquarius, practice active listening today. Offer them your advice as and when they need it. All the while, keeping your boundaries in mind. Remember, the first rule of looking out for others is looking out for yourself.
Cosmic tip: Practice active listening. Provide advice as and when it is required.
So what if it hasn’t worked out in the past? The Universe is giving you a chance to fall in love again. Break the walls and everything else that is possibly standing in the way. You deserve that happily-ever-after just like everybody else. Speaking of joy and happiness, get ready to spread the holiday cheer early this year. This is a time of celebration with the soul fam.
Cosmic tip: The Universe is giving you a chance to fall in love again.