Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn: Make Your List and Check It Twice!
You’re all fired up to finish your holiday shopping, clean the house, bake snowflake-shaped cookies for the whole neighborhood, and basically make Santa’s workshop look like it’s filled with slackers. Not so fast, little elf. Yes, energizer Mars is in achievement-oriented Capricorn, turning you into Superwoman. However, master planner Mercury is retrograde (moving backward) in Capricorn, which means if you’re making a list, prepare to check it twice ... or more!
This weekend, it’s a good idea to back up your computer files and any other data you’ve got stored digitally, like phone numbers and pictures. Mercury retrograde has been known to wipe out electronic files in a fell swoop. If you’re wrapping presents, be alert — that raunchy gag gift you bought for your happy-hour work buddy could accidentally go to your boss instead of the cashmere scarf you meant to give. Lucy, you’ll have some ’splainin’ to do if that happens!
Take time for relaxation this weekend, and even some romance. The Moon is in dreamy Pisces, boosting compassion and creativity. Saturday, don’t just go into “get ’er done” overdrive — stop for hot cocoa between errands. Pisces rules photography, so take pictures of your tree-trimming and other adventures. If Mercury retrograde stirs up tension, a surprise snowball fight can end the drama with laughter instead of tears. Someone may need to open up and talk about a sensitive topic on Saturday, too. Pause from your workaholic frenzy to really listen. On Sunday, the Moon’s harmonious “trine” angle to Venus in sizzling Scorpio is great for snuggling under the down comforter with your sweetie ... or sitting on that sexy Santa’s lap and letting him know just how naughty you can be.