Make a list and check it twice. Then, get into action! This Monday, December 1, energetic Mars in Capricorn trades friendly fire with structure-hound Saturn in Scorpio. This planetary pairing sets the stage for serious progress and productivity. Following due process is the Saturn way so it’s important that we adhere to a plan. Mars, however, is not afraid to bend the rules, making the process of “getting ‘er done” anything but boring now. In fact, we could find ourselves speeding through the unchecked tasks on our to do lists starting Monday morning. Need to get a sign off? This cosmic configuration reminds us not to waste time on the middleman. Both Scorpio and Capricorn are power-obsessed signs and their influence early this week can give us the courage to go straight to the top. Just don’t forget the people who Malcolm Gladwell refers to as “outliers,” the modern-day equivalent of advisors to the king. These influencers may be the ones who can REALLY pull those strings.
On Thursday, Mars switches signs, leaving ambitious, traditional Capricorn (where it’s been since October 26) and moving on geeky, communal Aquarius until January 13. This innovative Mars phase helps us all think outside the box. Aquarius governs technology and the Internet making this a stellar time to build an e-commerce site, create downloadable products, develop an app or invest in an invention. Looking for financing? Set up those Kickstarter pages. Crowdfunding is totally in the Aquarian way. We’ll all catch a whiff of team spirit now too but be fair warned: Mars can also make us hasty and impetuous. Rushing to recruit people to our ranks could bring some backlash and big mistakes. Best to vet allies carefully before letting them get their hands on our most prized projects!
On Saturday, the full moon in garrulous Gemini lights up the skies helping us find our kindred spirits. Gemini is the sign of the twins. This lunar energy can light the way to that missing puzzle piece — a BFF or creative collaborator who is totally in sync with the way we think. Call the lawyers! Dynamic duos that have been bubbling over the past six months could become formalized within two weeks of the full moon. Drafting an official agreement is always a smart idea, if only to prevent miscommunications from happening down the line. Gemini is the zodiac’s curious communicator and the cosmic mayor of the local scene. This is the weekend to explore the happenings in our own ‘hoods or to get involved in creating more social events close to home. In need of a new set of wheels? Transportation is also Gemini’s domain so this full moon could light the way to the perfect car, bike, or mobile accessory to make our commutes more enjoyable.