Communication, intellect and awareness are all within Mercury's domain, as are logic and reasoning and how we manner, create and express our thoughts. Now in retrograde motion errors are bound to happen!
Mercury also rules technology and transportation and when retrograde all kinds of equipment suddenly don't operate correctly. Scheduled plans can be interrupted, people can arrive late or not show up at all, and traffic in general can be a nightmare during this time. Now this occurs at the peak season for travel, over Christmas & New Years, so prepare yourself with plenty of acceptance and calm as well as a good book if you are delayed.
Mercury retrogrades mainly through Capricorn, with a brief visit in Sagittarius and a key for solution lies in understanding the zodiac signs where this little drama takes place. When in the sign Capricorn, tolerance for idle chatter is at an all-time low, so try to be straight-to-the-point. Accuracy and purpose are always at play, hence under the influence of error, organizational matters are likely to take a hit. Just accept and postpone, after all it is the holiday and you might need that break.
The last few days before moving direct, the focus lies on Sagittarius, the sign of learning, truth and travel. The retrograde Mercury in this highly optimistic and outspoken sign can trigger an onslaught of opinions that would be better left unspoken. Although you may feel the need to address a particular matter, you may in fact, make things worse. Generally speaking, practice being mindful and use this time for research and inner work.
To sum up - avoid taking risks with your finances (Capricorn) and make sure to plan your trips well (Sagittarius). Happy Holidays!
~ Christine K.H ~
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