Mars in Capricorn: Start Your Resolutions!
Just in time for us to craft some lofty 2011 goals, motivator Mars moves into Capricorn, the sign of long-term planning. Mars will be here until mid-January, pushing us to achieve. What big accomplishments would you like to nail down next year? Mars in Capricorn helps you clarify that list. Impatient Mars accelerates the action, and it can bring equal parts stress and excitement. Remember: Easy does it. Don't overload yourself with work during this cycle.
Under this influence, you're likely to craft unrealistic goals, like losing 10 pounds over the holidays or getting a promotion before Christmas. What's the rush? Mars in Capricorn can also bring out a competitive streak, so duck out of one-upping conversations with friends and family over the holidays. Who cares if your sister has a bigger house or your brother drives a better car ... or that you spent more on people's gifts than they did on yours? Don't let the Grinch-y "shadow side" of Capricorn take hold.
On a positive note, Capricorn is the ruler of family traditions, and with energetic Mars here, you can add a fun, spicy twist to yours. Playing games will keep everyone laughing. Instead of gathering 'round the tree for sleepy carols, play a hilarious round of Christmas charades (Ebenezer Scrooge! Rudolph! Mrs. Claus!). Or, write the names of holiday songs on little scraps of paper, and have people draw them from a hat. Whoever can recite the lyrics in the shortest amount of time wins a prize. While Mars is in Capricorn, keep the fun and excitement alive, and whistle while you work.