Order in the Pisces court? Well, you can TRY to establish some this month, but it will be quite a challenge. The Sun is parading through Sagittarius until December 21, heating up your tenth house of structure and ambition. You're on a mission to hit a few key milestones before the year is through. And whatever semblance of a Type A personality you have will probably make a guest appearance.
Unfortunately, you may need to navigate a bit of an obstacle course because Mercury, the planet of communication, technology and travel, will be retrograde (backward) in Sagittarius from December 3 to 22. Even the best-laid plans can get derailed or rerouted, and trying to finish up those pre-holiday deadlines could be a (not-so-funny) comedy of errors. Back up your data, save important work files to the cloud and hold off on any big pitches until after the holidays. Your fanfare could fizzle, or people will just be too distracted to commit to anything.
Since Mercury retrograde is a notoriously tricky time for signing contracts, don't force it. You're liable to miss important details if you rush. A client or boss could be demanding and frustrating now. Think twice before accepting any major assignments that could spill over into the holidays. (And speaking of spills—watch those beverages near your laptop, as Mercury retrograde is exactly when you'd knock coffee over onto your keyboard.) Focus on finishing projects that are already underway and on nurturing existing business contacts by sending out thoughtful handwritten cards or little DIY gifts if you're the crafty type. If you own a business, Mercury retrograde is a great time to reward your loyal customers with a special present or discount just because. Reconnect with old colleagues or do a "year in review" celebratory lunch with coworkers.
You could also do a little blue-sky dreaming during this practical solar cycle. On December 2, your co-ruler imaginative Neptune will form a rare and golden trine with generous Jupiter in your visionary ninth house. Your confidence and charisma will be off the charts, so hit up a weekend holiday party. Mingling with a diverse new crew could spark some exciting meetings of the minds. With global Jupiter in your travel sector, you might take a spontaneous night out of town or start researching some bucket-list travel for next year.
This is the first of three rare trines that Jupiter and Neptune will form between now and August 2018 and that will send you on a quest to do purposeful work that benefits the world and brings people together across "differences." With healing Neptune in your sign, your compassion and courage could inspire people to do good, make art and come together—a Pisces trifecta!
The next day, December 3, features the year's only Gemini full moon, which will shine its klieg light into your fourth house of home and family. A matter with a female relative, possibly your mom or a mother figure, could come to an important resolution. Under chatty Gemini's influence, you could have an air-clearing conversation—which would be beneficial before any holiday gatherings. This full moon can bring a turning point around your living situation. If you've been pondering a move or a real estate purchase, la luna could make it a reality.
The week of December 18 is a bustling time. It starts that day with a Sagittarius new moon, which kicks off a six-month cycle in your tenth house of career, leadership and status. Set those big intentions for 2018 now: You can see major progress if you focus on a few key goals between now and May 29, the date of the corresponding Sagittarius full moon. Your father or an important man might be in the spotlight near this new moon. Is it time to turn to a fresh page in your relationship? With peacekeeper Venus, expressive Mercury and mature Saturn also in Sagittarius today, you could be inspired to be the bigger person and extend that olive branch.
But the headline news arrives on December 19, when staunch Saturn ends a tough three-year trek through Sagittarius and this professional sector of your chart. You've endured some tests of will since December 2014, especially involving your big plans and career path. For some Pisces, it's been a struggle to figure out what you're passionate about, much less summon the energy to get all ambitious. Others used this time to develop new skills and acquire mastery—one Pisces friend of ours earned a Ph.D. while Saturn was here. Now you could be rewarded with an impressive new reputation in your field.
Your relationships with men may have been difficult with Saturn in this patriarchal zone. (Can you say "daddy issues"?) Or you may have dealt with difficult clients, demanding bosses and authority figures who seemed hell-bent on cramping your style. On a positive note, a mentor could have opened doors and coached you to uplevel your skills in a big way. This was certainly a time of maturation, when you clarified what you stood for, even if it meant leaving a job or changing paths. Part of what made this so difficult was that Saturn was forming a tough square to your Sun—a tense, 90-degree angle that pushed you to own your power and strengthen your boundaries.
The best news? Saturn only comes here every 29 years, and starting December 19, he's off your back until 2044! A lighter cycle is ahead, as Saturn moves into Capricorn and your eleventh house of teamwork, technology and society until December 17, 2020. Saturn will be forming a much gentler angle to your Sun, which will ease the pressure. Now you can look forward to powerful new connections, meaningful collaborations and a chance to champion a cause you care about. You could drift away from draining friendships and align with an influential new squad.
Saturn's shift will really kick in on December 21, when the Sun starts a monthlong visit to Capricorn, putting you in outgoing, vibrant spirits. Pull yourself away from your duties and hit the dance floor already! By New Year's Eve, the Sun, charming Venus, transformational Pluto and Saturn will all be in Capricorn. It's the perfect night to get lost in a big crowd, feeling the love as the calendar turns and the confetti flies. Score tickets to a benefit concert or party if you can.
But don't stray too far from home: The moon is back in Gemini and your domestic fourth house on NYE. You may want to start out with a little intimate gathering before you hit the celebrations. Or maybe you'll rush back in time to see the fireworks or Times Square ball dropping on TV with your loved ones. Whatever you do, take a moment to get quiet and feel the deep gratitude you have for your cherished bonds. You've had your share of ups and down in 2017, and certain people have been there through it all. Who are those treasured souls? Send them a text filled with champagne flutes and kissy-face emojis, then call and wish them a Happy New Year. These are the bonds you'll want to nurture even more in 2018, as Saturn helps you build a rock-solid tribe. Look ahead with happiness and a full heart as you leave 2017 in the rearview. Believe it or not, Pisces, lighter and brighter days are truly ahead.
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