Fri, 12/10/2010 - 07:50 am PST by Cosmic Reporter
Noo! Mercury Retrograde is back to haunt us, and this time it hits smack dab in the middle of the busy holiday season. From Dec. 10 to Dec. 30, you can expect disruptions, delays and the need to make adjustments as you shop, plan and celebrate the holidays.
As with all Mercury Retrograde periods, the communication planet's backward motion will cause technological slow-downs and hiccups. And until Dec. 18, Mercury will be in Capricorn -- the business-minded, serious and disciplined sign whose detailed influence will certainly not appreciate life's structure being thrown off -- especially during a time when organization is key to maintaining sanity during the hectic holidays. Make sure you check and re-check gift receipts, guest lists, recipe measurements, holiday correspondence and anything you use to help organize your holidays. Also, reflect on your "place" this season ... are you happy about who you are in life, and who you're spending the holidays with? Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn may not only find you obsessing over everyday details, but also your professional and personal path.
On Dec. 18, Mercury makes quite the contrasting shift, from Capricorn to Sagittarius -- the boisterous and, fortunately, much more optimistic sign. This will require you to put yourself in check and find your peaceful place, so as not to get carried away, physically and mentally, by the excitement and anticipation of the retrograde-meets-holidays energy. Rather than letting the holidays turn into a crazy raucous, it's time to take a look at your dreams, goals and ambitions you had laid out for yourself this time last year. Just as the retrograde in Capricorn encourages you to look at who you are, expansive Sagittarius asks you to look at where you are -- your life's adventures and aspirations -- and make your resolutions based on how you feel.
Mercury Retrograde may strike at just about the most inconvenient of times, but if you use it to your advantage, Capricorn and Sagittarius could make a great duo to help the retrograde usher in a new year.
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