For All Signs: Mercury, our planet of communications, is trapped in a challenging arrangement with Saturn and Pluto. This is the second series of these aspects. The first occurred in late October, early November, when Mueller indicted three people associated with the Trump campaign. This time there may be more people involved. Accusations and rumors will run far and wide everywhere. The tricky part of this is that Mercury is retrograde. Paperwork and research must be fully secured, lest many will be taken off the hook due to some relatively minor error. Any one of us, guilty of foul play, may be “caught” as well. Double-check all paperwork at this time because the judgment will be unforgiving.
Aries: This is a time in which you may be studying something. It could be a new skill, a language (use the word broadly), or instead you may become the teacher or mentor for someone else. You need to let go and shift your attention to the arena of finances, particularly those you share with others.
Taurus: It is possible you will feel a sense of fatigue this week. Maybe something has caused you to be disappointed with yourself. Don’t take the blues seriously or worry about yourself. In a few days you will feel much better. It is a temporary mood swing. Get some extra rest. Stay in touch with good friends.
Gemini: Study the lead paragraph carefully, Twins. Mercury is your ruling planet and it is traversing your 7th house of partnership(s). This may be a time of misunderstandings and accusations. If you are wrong, don’t attempt escape via lies. Given that Mercury is retrograde, you likely will confuse yourself.
Cancer: You have cause to feel proud of an accomplishment this week. Authority figures or others will be singing your praises. This is a good time to request favors of those who have a certain amount of power. The work environment is especially favorable now.
Leo: This is a favorable week in general. There are positive aspects concerning any of the following: children, grandchildren, romance, creative works, travel, education, publishing, teaching, the church, the law, and the internet. That is a list to enjoy!
Virgo: Give attention to the lead paragraph because Mercury is your ruling planet. Your power of concentration is deep. It is important that you use it for the good in your life rather than in self-criticism and obstructive thinking. If you cannot stop the negative self-talk, then focus on something else that is totally neutral. Walk the dog. Wash dishes. Move your body to shift away from a debilitating thought.
Libra: Speak and act with conscious intention around coworkers or with partners. It is possible that communications could go awry. Don’t allow a misperception to ruin a week, or even a day. Discuss the misunderstanding immediately, if possible. The probability is that one of you does not have all the facts.
Scorpio: Mars, the warrior, enters your sign this week and will be traveling with you for seven weeks. This energy is especially helpful in defining our boundaries. Periodically we need to examine who we are as well as who we are not. Often something is eliminated. In general, it increases your courage and physical strength.
Sagittarius the Archer: (Nov. 22 — Dec. 20) You may be tempted to tell a fib to escape the wrath of someone who is stern and critical. Beg some time so you can think. It’s easy to tell the fib, but Mercury is retrograding in your sign and you are likely to be caught at some point in the near future. Tell the truth with charm and apologies.
Capricorn: This is a good week to concentrate on a challenging mental project. It will work better for you if you are revising, editing, or itemizing details. If you are producing a creative work, you are likely to be overly critical of the outcome. The Critic may advise, but it should not be allowed to condemn your efforts.
Aquarius: This is a week loaded with conversations, and multiple contacts with others. It is possible that you are tracking down information that is a challenge to access. That which you seek is close at hand. Talk with a sibling or a neighbor who may know about it. Check your car for clues.
Pisces: Protect your reputation at all costs. It is the most important resource that you have. It is possible that someone of minor power is piqued with a previous action or statement you made and is looking for revenge. It may not be warranted, but it is shrouded in secrecy. Be especially careful about your statements and maintain a squeaky clean attitude.