By Denise Guzzardo
Mercury retrograde begins December 19 and completes its cycle January 8, 2017. You all know the drill by now. Back up your computers, set money aside for a possible broken appliance, be careful driving, double check messages and emails. However, this astrological climate doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative one. Mercury retrograde can assist stagnant aspects and allow them to move forward when all else fails. Embrace the challenges, and prepare yourself for the New Year, it’s going to be a great one. Enjoy!
Take some time off of work during this lunar cycle. You will be overwhelmed with new business opportunities soon enough, so reserve your strength for these upcoming events. A friend or family member from the past may be dominating your thoughts right now. Pick up the phone and make a connection. You will be pleased with the results, Aries.
Legal documents and paperwork provide you with excellent results this week. Finances improve and your long-term goals are beginning to materialize. Shifts and changes with home and property have you on top of the world. This is a wonderful time to celebrate your hard work and energy. Expect this activity to move quickly; be prepared for hard work with big payoffs, Taurus.
A friend or family member may have an emotional outburst that is difficult to understand during this lunar cycle. The best thing you can do is take a deep breath and ask them what you can do to help them. Even though they may not want a solution, offer one anyway. You’re on top of your game this week with personal and professional aspects; all is aligning in your favor, Gemini.
Yikes, you really need to watch your back with the people you’ve been surrounding yourself with recently. You may find that you are becoming the reason they are not succeeding in the world. Of course this is a ridiculous notion, but in their mind’s eye it needs to be true because they can’t take responsibility for their own actions. Align yourself with those of like mind and spirit; walk wide of the sad sacks in your path, Cancer.
Opportunities for a career advancement will be arriving shortly, so make sure you’re on top of your game. Get plenty of rest, replace your wardrobe, and a trip to the salon should be a priority. You’ll find that 2017 holds a tremendous amount of promise for you if you’re willing to be open and receptive to it. Keep negative outside influences at arm’s length, Leo
If you want to get to the bottom of a problem, try not to go at another with a hatchet. No one responds well to intimidation techniques, they will only learn to evade and avoid you entirely. If this isn’t ringing a bell, it’s possible you’re on the other end of this type of energy. If that’s the case close it off completely. You have plenty of people that you enjoy exchanging energy with. Stick with those that lift you up in life, Virgo.
It may be difficult to keep your head above water this week emotionally. You’re processing so much that even the simplest mundane tasks could be difficult. Take time to rejuvenate yourself or indulge in one of your own simple pleasures in life. A client or coworker will show you unconditional love. Take it wherever you can get it, Libra.
Romantic aspects are favorable at this time. Allow yourself time for these simple displays of affection. As the month rolls on you will be caught up in a very hectic schedule. This will become a highly charged productive time frame for you. At last you can see a clear path with your long-term goals, Scorpio.
This week starts out with a bang. Social commitments and a busy workload may not seem to leave room for personal goals or hobbies. With that said; plan your days accordingly to balance your lifestyle. It can be done, there just won’t be any time allowed for laziness. Your physical appearance is changing for the better; all eyes are on you, Sag.
This is a great time to focus on your health. Diet and exercise shifts your energy into high gear. This will create an incentive that you have been craving recently. Invite friends or family for an impromptu gathering at week’s end; you deserve a break at this time, Capricorn.
Be cautious not to judge another too harshly early on this week. Be gentle with those who do not appear to be themselves at this time. A traumatic aspect is affecting someone close to you; it may take more than a little coaxing to get this all out in the open. Once it does, you will know exactly how to handle this aspect effectively, Aquarius.
This week calls for a time of celebration. You have accomplished so many overwhelming tasks and now you are able to kick back and relax for a bit. That annoying edgy feeling has finally flown the coop. Friends and family seem to be back to their normal selves. Laughter is the best medicine, Pisces.