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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
This month will demand a lot of patience, so when delays and small setbacks occur, take it with a shrug and a smile. Everyone will be experiencing the same frustrating conditions, and the only way to survive will be not to fight the delays, but to go with the flow of events. Your ruling planet, Mercury will go retrograde from December 3 to 22 in your opposite sign of Sagittarius. You began to feel the slowdown, and miscommunications Mercury causes, and a need to redo things last month since November 20 or so. While everyone feels this aspect much the same way, you and your sister sign of Virgo feel Mercury retrograde more, for you both are ruled by Mercury. This is a good month to repair any little tears in the fabric of a relationship, for Mercury will be asking you to look back, not forward. It’s also a great time to reconnect with people you’ve always loved and haven’t seen in a long time. That goes for love too – if you want to return to an old love, this would be the time to make moves toward making that happen.
Holiday shopping will be affected by Mercury retrograde too, so you might as well write a poem, bake cookies, and send a check or a gift card. If the gift is for a business associate, baskets of delicious foods are always appreciated. This year, don’t overthink the holidays. Take things slow and easy. Make a list before you hit the stores, for if you do, life will be easier. Do not save shopping for the last minute, for express mail couriers will have a very hard time keeping up with the demand, and not all packages will arrive on time. Add wild weather into the mix – always prevalent during a Mercury retrograde period – and you see the very real reason you must not procrastinate. When I know I am giving a speech on a certain day, I never arrive in the city the night before, because what would happen if the plane were delayed? Murphy’s Law will run rampant in December (it goes, if it can happen, it will happen – when Mercury retrogrades!)
Do not buy electronics in December – you won’t enjoy the item, nor will your recipient. You will buy the wrong model, or it never will work right. Don’t sign a contract now, nor enter into any verbal agreement either, for both written and verbal agreements are treated the same way in astrology. You will do best to put off pressing matters until January or February.
I wrote an essay on All You Need to Know About Mercury Retrograde that is found on my home page of my website, and that essay (along with all my other essays) also appears on the premium, subscriber version of my app on Apple App Store and Google Play (Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone Daily Horoscope). On my app, look at the menu and go to the section Life, Love + More and look for Susan’s Essays on the top. (My apps, both free and paid subscriptions, give a daily horoscope but also include my uncut monthly column too.)
The month will take off with a harsh aspect, December 1, when Mars will clash aggressively with Uranus, the planet of unanticipated events. This is a direct opposition, cutting across your houses of love (fifth house) and friendship (eleventh house). It appears your friend will trigger the incident concerning someone you are dating and love, or it may be a comment about one of your children. This is a very hot, difficult aspect, so I suggest you not engage the conversation when and if it comes up. Your first reaction may not be the best one – take time to think.
This month, shimmering aspects will stand side-by-side harsh ones. On December 2, Jupiter and Neptune will be in divine trine, an astrological term denoting supreme harmony. Neptune, ruling the silver image (of you), is in your house of fame and honors, and Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, is in your house of work projects. On this day you might get some very positive publicity in the press, or news of a very prestigious client who would like to meet with you to offer you an assignment. With a full moon due, you will get a final answer quickly – no waiting.
Another stunning day for your career will be December 27, when Mars and Neptune will be in sync. Again, magical publicity may come up, so have your favorite outfit ready and dry cleaned in your closet for that special call.
Going back to the start of them month, the full moon, December 3, will fall in Gemini, at 12 degrees. This means something of great personal significance is about to culminate. This full moon and Sun will be in hard aspect to Neptune, adding confusion to all that occurs December 3 plus or minus four days. If you agree to a pact or make a promise, you may not understand all the implications of what you are promising. With the moon involved, the ruler of your second house of personal income and savings is brought into the discussion, but your inability to see the matter clearly may actually cost you quite a sum, now or later.