A few influential planetary aspects are happening this week. Firstly, on the 13th, Mars enters Sagittarius, which means you will be on the question for adventure, truth, and action for the next while. That is an excellent time to start taking action on what you want to do. However, you may end up creating something too quickly without putting any thought into it. Ensure that the project is finished before taking action on anything. 

On the same day, Mercury enters Capricorn, which means your free-thinking ways when it was in Sagittarius will come to an end. Instead, you will think in more business-like terms, and this is an excellent time to plan for the upcoming year about your business goals, image, and reputation. First, however, don’t forget to have some fun. This is the heart of the holiday season when everyone is in celebratory mode. 

Then on December 18th is the Gemini Full Moon which means this is a great time to make some minor changes, and you may even want to take a short trip. Maybe spend some time at the ski resort if you wish. But, again, communication will be the focus, and you will want to finish some projects as well and not start any. 

On December 19th, Venus goes retrograde in Capricorn, which means for the next 40 days, you may find that your close relationships are tested, and you could have old friends, old colleagues, and even exes coming back to contact you. The one thing you will need to do during this time is to set clear boundaries because others will also be more likely to take advantage of you. 

However, the good news is that the Sun in Sagittarius makes a sextile to Jupiter in Aquarius, which means whatever discomfort you feel from Venus going into retrograde, you will find that there is optimism and hope. So you may find yourself having some good news but don’t do anything rash with this energy because you feel overly optimistic about something. 

And on the same day, Chiron in Aries goes direct as it has been retrograde since July. You will find the source of your pain and do some shadow work more easily now. That will also help you find success over the next year. Let’s see how the signs do this week. 

Aries – You may find yourself to be overly critical of yourself and others because you are not happy with how certain things turned out this year. You are blaming yourself, and you may find faults in those who you worked with, but at the same time, you realize that you cannot say anything. So instead, you will want to put it out of your mind and have some fun social gatherings rather. 

Taurus – Your professional life will not change too much this week. However, this week will have more of an impact on your personal life. For example, if you have a partner or a best friend, you will find that unexplainable transformations are happening. Therefore, you don’t like change as it is, and you may find yourself panicking because of these changes – but they are all good. However, the anxiety you feel may affect your professional life if you don’t find time to stay calm. 

Gemini – The energies are vital to make an exciting connection either through a networking event or someone finding you on LinkedIn. This connection may or may not lead you to anything exceptional, but what you will find is that you will learn so much about a subject that interests you through this connection. And you will like this since you naturally love intellectual stimulation. 

Cancer – You will be in a better mood this week because, once and for all, you feel validated. You feel that others take you seriously. It may be as simple as feeling appreciated as someone compliments you on how hard a worker you are. In addition, with Venus heading into retrograde, you may find that an old client comes back to you to work with you again during the new year. 

Leo – You will appreciate your accomplishments no matter how small because you feel that any small action is a victory, even if that means remembering to put the pen back into the holder after using it since you leave it out on the desk all of the time. However, you will begin to take things more seriously this week and feel better about it. 

Virgo – You are determined to make time for your family and your work, so you don’t only focus on work and neglect your family. Perhaps you have failed them many times before. However, you may be in for a busy week at work, but you are aware enough to know that you have to square away quality time for your family, so you don’t neglect them again. 

Libra – The odds are high with you that you will find success with something. Either you will be awarded a promotion for the upcoming year, or you will have a successful blog nominated as one of the best in your niche of the year. Finally, something you have been working hard on will pay off!

Scorpio – It is a necessary time to express gratitude towards those who have been helping you and who have had your back during challenging moments. It can be a colleague who has helped you through a hard time, or a friend, or a family member. But express how grateful you are, and even take them out for a meal to show it. You will also find that rewarding. 

Sagittarius – There is a good chance that a new opportunity will present itself to you this week! And this is one that you will want to take, but you may hesitate at first. However, you do not need to rush into it, and you can evaluate it and see if it will deviate you too much from your main work. Maybe it will be something better, but the energies are in your favor to take it in the end. 

Capricorn – You may be finding that you have to do some extra work this week even though the holiday season is upon you. In fact, by the end of the week, there may potentially be a business proposal. Whatever you do, do not neglect your family because you are working so much. 

Aquarius – There is a good chance that a friend, a colleague, or a family member will tell you something that you have done without you being aware at the time, which upset them. The best thing to do is not get on the defense you would be inclined to do and find out what you can learn from it. There is an opportunity for self-improvement. 

Pisces – You will find that the success you have attained over the year in any area, whether it was a business success or success from lifestyle changes, will have ignited envy in someone you are close to. You will begin to see their true colors as they will be treating you in a not very nice way. You will pick that up, but you will also have to decide how you will handle that individual who can make things awkward for the holidays, and you may decide not to have much to do with them during the new year. 

There are only a few more weeks in the year, and next week the Christmas preparations truly begin. Let’s see how the stars impact your holidays, and you will find that out next week.