Don’t be surprised if visions of vacation rentals start dancing through your head before the stroke of midnight. On the 31st, mindful Mercury moves into Capricorn and your global ninth house until January 19. Multicultural mingling can open doors to fresh opportunities during this three-week phase. Who knows? You might even get a second wind on NYE and head out to the salsa club or snog a sexy traveler who’s visiting from another part of the world. If you didn’t manage to squeeze in a holiday vacay, all is not lost. Capitalize on the uber-low post-holiday fares and specials and plan a getaway (if only for a weekend) between now and January 19. You love a bargain like nobody’s business, and this is your moment to cash in and see the world for the price of a song.
Mercury sprinkles your world with sporty spice, revving you up for those 2013 fitness resolutions. Organize your socializing around physical activity in the coming three weeks. You might rally enough friends together to get a group discount at the Pilates studio or gym in your ‘hood. Renting a cabin in the mountains with your crew for a three-day ski-cation could be just the thing to wipe away your winter blues. Then again, ziplining through the jungle and swimming with the dolphins could be an even better bet.
Go-getter Mars forms a friendly angle to expansive Jupiter all week, helping you make a splash at work. Your creative, can-do spirit will wow the higher-ups or woo a prestigious client. Get those power lunches on the calendar, Bull; the money you spend on the tab is an investment in your future success. You might even pinpoint a mentor figure, someone who feels called to take you under his week and help open doors. The best way to connect this Yoda figure is by offering up your helping hands. Be the “celebrity apprentice,” volunteering a few hours to help take a project to the finish line. You might even meet at a charity event, so connect to a cause you believe in and network while doing good for the world.