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At the beginning of December Mars shifts to your work and health sector, beginning a 7 week long period of work related activity and increased energy and vitality. Between now and January 18th you may suddenly find an opportunity to take action on your health, to begin a new good habit, or make beneficial changes to your daily routine. You could even take steps to explore new possibilities in your daily work in the coming weeks, to surprising result, and it’s possible a friend would be involved, or perhaps an organization you belong to.

On the 3rd, Mercury will station retrograde just in time for the full moon in your solar 1st House of image, appearance, and the physical body. This is not the right time to make purchases for your wardrobe, or to buy electronics, big ticket items and anything with moving parts.


It is, however, the right time to go through your kitchen, your garage and and especially your closet to identify and collect those things you can yard sale or list to local buy/sell/trade groups or donate to charity (get a receipt for your taxes). This is a great idea if the retrograde brings up a financial expense or obligation you must meet, like a loan repayment or insurance premium.


Just don’t be tempted to do anything dishonest, sneaky or underhanded if you’re in need of funds right now–it would come back on your reputation if you do. Instead, see what you own that you can sell and ask for more shifts at work–you could even do some freelance or independent work on the side.


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Watch for the chance to take on extra work near the 6th and you could pick up some bonus or commission income which helps you meet your financial obligation.


Mercury retrogrades back into Scorpio on the 10th, just as he sends a friendly beam to Uranus in your 11th House of friends, organizations, hopes and dreams. You could hear from a friend or receive a social invitation out of the blue.


A partner may not understand your career dreams or may write off your ambitions as fantasy–don’t let that dissuade you. If you have uncertainty about what direction your career should take, your partner may not be the best place to turn for advice. A benefactor at the office may be a better choice.


Mercury conjoins the sun on December 12th, bringing the focus of the conversation to partnership affairs. This is a day when you be articulate and mentally alert, if you need to address a partnership matter or pitch a joint project.

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“The December 18th new moon highlights your 8th House of other people’s money. This would be your best opportunity all year to make a new start with your financial picture.”

Three days later, on the 15th, Mercury meets up with Venus–your ruler–in your partnership sector. If you’ve been negotiating a joint venture it’s possible you come to an accord near this date.


The following day, on the 16th, the sun reaches out a friendly hand to Uranus just before he moves into your solar 8th House of other peoples’ money for a four week tour–it’s possible a stroke of unexpected luck comes your way, dear Taurus.


The December 18th new moon highlights your 8th House of other people’s money. This would be your best opportunity all year to make a new start with your financial picture. Look to review your financial plan, investments, debt picture and your taxes. Don’t forget to have a look at your insurance coverage while you’re at it.


Whatever you learn will allow you to come up with an improved  long term plan to help you achieve your financial goals and make sure you’re on track for the future.

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This 33 page guide is filled with everything you need to know to rock any retrograde!

The 21st is a challenging and possibly a demanding day, when the sun conjoins Saturn in your 8th House of other people’s money. It’s possible you’ll be asked to live up to a past financial commitment you’ve made near this day, potentially involving a debt you owe, or a tax payment, or something of that nature. 


Venus moves into Sagittarius the same day, joining Pluto, Saturn and the Sun in your 8th House of other people’s resources, just as she sends a friendly beam to Uranus in Pisces. If you’ve lent a friend money they could suddenly decide to repay you.


Mercury stations direct on the 22nd of December at 18° of Scorpio, marking the end of his third and final retrograde of the year just in time for the Christmas holiday.


If you’re wanting to make an initiation at this new moon, give some space around this day as Mercury can be a bit erratic during the transition.


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Venus conjoins Saturn on Christmas day, when partnership commitments or financial constraints may come up. Shoot for cooperation and maturity in your relationship dealings.


Finally on the 28th, Mars reaches out to Neptune and a friend could turn out be instrumental in helping you land a new project at work. Alternatively, a rival at work could become a new friend or introduce you to a social contact.

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