Please note that the aspects below are most relevant when they connect with your natal chart in a meaningful way through a planetary aspect with a house cusp and/or your natal planet(s).
Mercury enters Sagittarius (December 12th – January 03rd) – This energy shifts from the Mercury in Scorpio need to focus upon deeply understanding a given situation to the Mercury in Sagittarius desire to expand and broaden your horizons in your life. Therefore, this is an excellent time to start planning for the next stage of development in your journey in life. Perhaps you’re thinking about returning to school or simply taking some classes that will empower you in some way. You could also find yourself making travel plans to a destination that is both uplifting and fascinating for you. Either way or both ways, you’re in a period where you’re meant to be focusing on reaching that next important step in your life and just learning everything that you can. Your mind is like a sponge now.
You can also shift from the Mercury in Scorpio period of being more private and guarded to instead being more of an open book to those around you. Honesty will become more of a priority as well. For some of us, this energy can indicate that we’ll be inclined to be too honest with others to the point of being overly blunt. With this in mind, make sure that you do your best to edit your thoughts and consider your audience before you blurt out the unvarnished truth because you can unintentionally hurt someone’s feelings and/or offend them. You could also be very tempted to impulsively voice your opinion about something that could be controversial and end up looking like a fool in some way or just a jerk, so make sure you check yourself when necessary.
Ultimately, Mercury in Sagittarius ushers in a greater sense of hope for what the future may bring into your life. With this in mind, dream big now and start taking more chances in your life because this energy aligns with that old saying, “nothing venture, nothing gained.”
Venus sextile Saturn (December 15th) – This astrological transit can bring about an increased desire for the ‘real deal’ in your love life. One night stands and superficial relationships are just not of interest during this time. Instead, a loving and committed relationship is what you’re really yearning for in your heart of hearts. Even though there are no guarantees in life, this is a good time to discuss taking your relationship to that next level of commitment. At the very least, you’ll know where you stand.
If you’re already in a relationship, you’ll find yourself needing to be reassured of your partner’s love. Just doing things together whether it’s making dinner or driving around doing errands can be soothing simply because you’re with your partner. If there are any relationship issues or misunderstandings, this is a great time for calmly discussing things to find a satisfying resolution for both people.
Lastly, focusing upon career productivity can be quite satisfying now. This transit suggests that slow and steady progress towards an important goal is your best strategy to get favorable results. Patience is the key.