This month, we’re transitioning from freewheeling Sagittarius to focused Capricorn. Sagittarius is the sign of expansion, whether it’s your physical location or way of thinking. This season has a way of putting you in situations that stretch your comfort zone, and the holidays are all too often one of them. If you aren’t sure what to do, channel Sagittarius and have an open, honest talk about what you want out of your vacation days! Once Capricorn season starts on the 21st, it gets much easier to stand up for what you want and make concrete plans.
Be clear about your expectations, and your parties and gatherings will go off without a hitch.
Mercury has been retrograde since November 16th, and it kicks off this month by backtracking into sensitive Scorpio on the 1st. Alluring Venus also moves into Scorpio on the 2nd, so together, these planets will help you tune into feelings that usually sit just beneath the surface. Listen closely, because you’ll get some major insight into your relationships once Mercury is direct again on the 6th. Plus, the confident Sagittarius new moon the next day gives you the chutzpah you need in order to go after a goal that might have made you blush six months ago.
Once Mercury moves into Sagittarius on the 12th, the conversation will be much more free-flowing. Everyone’s outspoken and ready to share their opinion, but remember to listen too!. The holiday season really gets underway when the full moon lights up warm-hearted Cancer on the 22nd, encouraging you to cozy up to the people you love most. It sets the stage for two weeks of winter bliss, before energetic Mars into Aries on New Year’s Eve kicks off 2019 with a major rebellious streak. Enjoy the peace while it lasts, and get ready for an exciting year to come.
You might experience a brief existential crisis when Mercury retrograde dips into your intense eighth house on the 1st, but don’t worry—things will make sense again once Mercury’s direct again on the 6th. You’ll feel so much clearer about whether or not the ways you love, earn, and lead are aligned with your inner values, especially under the motivating Sagittarius new moon on the 7th. If you’ve been playing it too safe, now’s the time to take a risk. If you’ve been living on the edge, it might be a good idea to take a step back.
Later, the cozy Cancer full moon on the 22nd sends you home for the holidays. Cuddle up and enjoy the season because, by the time invigorating Mars moves into your sign on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be restless and ready to get moving.
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You’re no stranger to romantic intensity, but with Mercury retrograde and Venus into your relationship zone on the 1st and 2nd, you’re struck by a connection so potent, it feels like it might literally knock you off your feet. You feel steadier once Mercury is direct again on the 6th, and the free-spirited Sagittarius new moon the day after helps you say, “Thank u, next” to someone who isn’t quite right for you. You won’t miss them for long, because the Cancer full moon on the 22nd is the perfect cosmic alignment for a road trip to visit your closest friends or to reconnect with a neighborhood or old stomping ground you miss.
Spend this holiday season surrounded by your chosen family, and you’ll feel right at home.
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When touchy Mercury retrograde moves into your scheduling sector on the 1st, you feel like your iCal is playing tricks on you. Go with the flow, keep a spare of everything in your bag, and trust the process. By the time Mercury is direct again on the 6th, you’ll have a much better idea of how to upgrade your routine to be more fun and efficient in 2019. Under the adventurous Sagittarius new moon on the 7th, someone you love dares you to journey into the unknown. Mercury into the same sign on the 12th delivers the perfect trip, class, or book to transport you to wherever you want to go.
Finally, you’ll be celebrating the holidays in style thanks to a lavish Cancer full moon in your money zone on the 22nd. You’ve worked hard to get to this point, so relish every minute of it.
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There’s so much to love about Mercury retrograde sliding back into Scorpio and lighting up your romance zone on the 1st. It revives old crushes, artistic inspirations, and simple pleasures that remind you how good it feels to have butterflies in your stomach. Mercury direct on the 6th helps you find a practical way to channel those emotions, like writing in a journal or just telling the person you’re into how you feel. Under the Sagittarius new moon in your daily routine sector the next day, a far-off trip or end-of-the-year retreat is a welcome change to your usual schedule.
By the time the full moon lights up your sign on the 22nd, you’ll have a much clearer picture in your mind of who you want to become in 2019. Hint: It’s beautiful, inside and out.
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You’re not usually one to hide your feelings, but with Mercury retrograde passing through secretive Scorpio and your emotions sector starting on the 1st, keep your lips sealed. It’s safe to share once Mercury is direct again on the 6th, but until then, trust your intuition over other people’s opinions. The playful Sagittarius new moon on the 7th is perfect for setting a new standard of self-care to carry into 2019, and the sun into Capricorn and your scheduling zone on the 21st ensure that you’ll stick to your plan.
You’ll have the hang of it by the time the Cancer full moon illuminates your healing zone the following day. This holiday season, love yourself so that you can love others. Remember: You can’t pour from an empty cup.
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There’s a lot to think about when it comes to communication, but with Mercury retrograde into Scorpio and your storytelling zone on the 1st, there’s a chance you might be overthinking it. Your detail-oriented nature can zoom into flaws, but thankfully, Mercury direct on the 6th will help you see how those imperfections make up a vital part of the big picture. You might get pretty emotional about it all under the Sagittarius new moon in your feelings sector the next day, but Mercury into Sagittarius on the 12th shows you how to channel that intensity into better, more streamlined ideas for 2019.
Finally, the warm, comforting Cancer full moon on the 22nd surrounds you with friends over the holiday break. Put on your out-of-office response, pour some bourbon, and enjoy the good company.
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When Mercury retrograde and Venus move into your money zone on the 1st and 2nd, it’s the perfect time to reevaluate what you’re worth. Ask yourself if you’re really living up to your earning potential, or if there’s something you can do at work to bolster your bank account. Once Mercury is direct again, you’ll know exactly where to invest your resources in 2019. Under the expansive Sagittarius new moon on the 7th, you’ll be called upon to grow your audience and share your story with people outside your comfort zone.
Later, on the 22nd, the old-school Cancer full moon makes you crave family and tradition this holiday season. Cozy up with your brood and indulge in a little nostalgia, like heirloom recipes and black-and-white movies!
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Your sign is constantly evolving, and with Mercury retrograde and Venus into your sign on the 1st and 2nd, you find an unexpected way to reinvent yourself. Whether it’s with a fresh hair color or sleek new résumé, you look stunning once Mercury is direct again on the 6th. Prepare to knock ‘em dead on the 7th, when a confident Sagittarius new moon opens the door for you to boost your net worth and self-worth in one fell swoop. After the Cancer full moon on the 22nd, you use this holiday season as a personal retreat, surrounding yourself with the people, places, and things that inspire you most.
Once energetic Mars moves into your scheduling zone on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running, literally.
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You’re an optimist at heart, but when Mercury retrograde backtracks through your spirituality zone from the 1st, you might feel a twinge of doubt start to creep in. Listen to your intuition for guidance if you start to feel lost, and by the time Mercury is direct on the 6th, you’ll have a much clearer sense of purpose going into 2019. The new moon in your sign the next day marks your first step toward your big goal for next year, no matter how small it might seem at the time. Next, social Mercury in your sign from the 12th, making you eager for end-of-the-year office parties and time to catch up with friends. Finally, the intimate Cancer full moon on the 22nd puts you in an intense mood over the holidays. If you can take time out from planning your power moves for 2019, the stars are aligned for you to spend some, ahem, quality time with the one you love.
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When Mercury retrograde backtracks through your social sector from the 1st, you notice you’ve outgrown some of your friendships. Saturn in your sign over the last year has called you to step up your game, and not all of your faves are ready to do the same. Once Mercury is direct again on the 6th, it’s clear who is and isn’t ready to grow with you. Next, the inspiring Sagittarius new moon the day after starts a gorgeous period of spiritual study or self-care, and the sun into your sign on the 21st ensures that you stay true to your beliefs along the way.
Finally, the tender Cancer full moon on the 22nd says this holiday season is going to be all about spending time with your better half, whether it’s a significant other or best friend. You savor the time together, and it tastes so sweet.
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Prepping for the end of the year is always hectic, but with Mercury retrograde in your career zone on the 1st, it’s especially so this year. You might have to circle back a few times before you’re finally able to finish out your big projects but stick with it. After Mercury is direct again on the 6th, you’ll be proud of what you’ve accomplished and excited for what 2019 has in store. Under the adventurous Sagittarius new moon on the 7th, spend some time imagining what you want your next year to look like.
Don’t play small when you’re writing out your goals—this year, bigger is better! Finally, the restorative Cancer full moon lights up your health and habits zone on the 22nd, reminding you to heal your body this holiday season. Give yourself the gift of self-love.
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When Mercury retrograde slips back into your expansive ninth house on the 1st, you suddenly recognize some areas where you probably overstepped a few boundaries. No one’s perfect, so over the next week or so, do what you can to draw some clear ground rules for yourself going forward. By the time Mercury is direct on the 6th, you’ll be eager to get back to growth, but this time in a more sustainable way. The daring Sagittarius new moon the next day gives you the push you’ll need to go after a career goal you thought was out of reach.
(Hint: In 2019, it’ll be closer than you think.) Finally, the cozy Cancer full moon puts you in a playful mood for the holidays. Hang some mistletoe, pour some mulled wine, and get ready to have some fun!
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