The week begins with Mercury going into a retrograde for a rare fourth time this year. This occurs in the sign of Capricorn, which is a businesslike location for this planet. This asks us all to ensure that any worldly interactions we have, despite it being Christmas week, are well ordered and run smoothly. Of course, all we can do with Mercury retrograde is influence the things that we can affect personally. The areas that it can impact upon of communication, transport and distribution, may be blighted over the Christmas holidays. If you are going to be on the move, do ensure that you check travel and weather reports, and take warm clothing, hot drinks and other such contingencies.
However, as this week begins so Mars begins its journey of six weeks through the sign of Pisces. Mars in Pisces is not at its best for if we consider this is a water sign and Mars is a fiery influence. However Mars is also the co-ruler of Scorpio, itself a water sign, so it can still be beneficial during this passage.
From Wednesday the Sun returns to the sign of Capricorn for the first time in eleven months, joining with Mars in a helpful sextile through to the early part of next year. This is an enabling association, and can create energy, momentum and positivity. The two signs combined suggest that we take a more nuanced and sensitive approach to our goals and ambitions.
From Thursday, a glorious angle is forged between Venus and Jupiter and also Venus and Uranus. This suggests that there can be some surprises in the latter part of the week, perhaps the arrival of a lovely text, email or Christmas card, or someone’s generous gift. Venus and Jupiter in particular is the perfect aspect for the festivities, as it’s a very heartwarming, kindly combination which urges us to show the best of ourselves.
On Christmas Day itself, the Moon is in Scorpio, creating a little bit more depth and intensity of emotion, but one which can just heighten our appreciation of the day. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.