12-11-2017 to 12-17-2017
Caution: Approaching emotional overload. Schedule that spa treatment STAT, Capricorn, because a pileup of planets in Sagittarius and your twelfth house of feels will make this one sensitive week. That's not a bad thing, of course. Bottled-up energy needs to be released—especially when you feel like a dam that's about to burst. But if you've had your nose to the grindstone, you might not realize you're on the verge of waterworks. To avoid an untimely ugly cry (like, say, five minutes before you have to give a public presentation) swaddle yourself in support, especially on Tuesday, when the Sun takes a tandem ride with Mercury retrograde and illuminates buried resentments. You may have an explosive insight that someone's been taking advantage of your kindness, wronging you, even! Rage! But with mature Saturn wrapping up its final full week of a three-year journey through Sagittarius, you've surely learned the importance of a delayed reaction. No, we're not saying you should go into denial or sweep your feelings under the rug. Just find a safe and healthy outlet to "process" first, like booking a bonus session with a coach, therapist or mentor. (The twelfth house is the domain of helpful people.)
You'll be ready for diplomatic discussions near Friday, when gracious Venus syncs up with Mercury retrograde and softens the backspinning planet's edge. Finally! You can speak your piece without sounding bitter or on the verge of a breakdown. Bonus: This cosmic combo can bring an unexpected heart opening. If you gave yourself room to be human earlier this week, you'll be able to see a challenging situation through a compassionate lens again. Are you still being hard on yourself about a "mistake," Capricorn? Venus offers a warm hug. Seriously, it's going to be okay. With feminine Venus in the frame, lean on the ladies in your life for an emotional booster pack. Mercury retrograde could even see the return of an important "womentor." Her sage advice could get you back in the game!
Alas, there's no ignoring life's responsibilities this week. On Saturday, December 16 as the Sun aligns with innovative Uranus, you might hit on the perfect formula for getting things done with ease and efficiency. Acknowledge the unavoidable demands, but weed out any tasks that can hold until next year. And hey—who's putting all this pressure on you, anyhow, Capricorn? If you're honest about it, that taskmaster might be living within YOU. Prioritize and find your peace. You don't have to tie up EVERY loose end before 2018. Funny enough, when you remove the obligatory energy, you might just sail through those to-do's anyway. Uranus is kind of like a teenage rebel, so how can you make your agenda feel more fun? Play music while you're working (and crank the volume). Host your meetings at buzzy coffeeshops or over holiday drinks. For every five tasks you complete, motivate yourself with a shopping or Instagram break. A second pair of eyes might also help you sail to the finish line faster, so pair up with a friend as project buddies. You'll zoom through the work AND make it all so much more entertaining.