December 29th sees an argumentative square between Mercury in Capricorn and Mars (action) in Libra. Official communications, the discussion of rules, or structured lines of thinking will be challenged by social actions. In some cases, tension may increase the force with which the message is delivered. Mercury/Mars can give discussions a combative edge.
On January 1st, Mercury moves into Aquarius, and on January 3rd, Mars enters Scorpio. The square between these two will continue, becoming exact on January 5th, the same day Mercury stations Rx. This indicates ongoing tension from December 30th to January 5th, even though the subject matter will shift. Mercury in Aquarius is more detached, but also more stubbornly set on following a path that runs counter to everyone else. Mars in Scorpio will continue to add assertive fuel, but now it will come from whatever lies beneath Libra’s social facade. Expect disagreements/challenging information to become more profound, and closer to the truth. Mercury Rx will be the pause/pivot/second thought.
Venus (relationships, money, self-esteem) enters Sagittarius on December 30th, adding a breath of vitality, optimism and possibility to Venus themes. This energy encourages celebration, expecting more and reaching for more. At the same time, certain obsessions may ease up as perspective is gained (or other possibilities present themselves).
Mercury in your career sector squares Mars in your relationship sector, triggering disagreements about future plans/professional image with business or romantic partners. Ambitions may clash with the acceptable line of thinking. Too, public/professional statements can be delivered with an assertive tone that upsets a few people. As Mercury enters your social sector and Mars enters your sector of shared resources, thetension may shift to a more private level, but won’t disappear. Conflicting ideas about shared finances (debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances), physical/emotional intimacy or freedom versus possessiveness may add fuel to the fire, and what’s private may become public.
Venus’ entrance to your sector of opportunities can open some new doors. Long distance travel/romance, education, legal matters or publishing are areas where you’re encouraged to explore, or at least keep an open mind. Venus also urges you to broaden your concept of what you want, and what you want to attract for the New Year.
Mercury in your opportunities sector squares Mars in your sector of routine, pushing you to make your words public, explore new possibilities, or launch a verbal crusade. Health or work tensions will be the trigger, and you may feel that you have no choice but to agitate for what’s right. Too, someone else’s words may disrupt your routine or challenge your solutions. Co -worker relationships, travel plans and legal matters are possible areas of tension. As Mercury enters your career sector and Mars enters your relationship sector, the discussion/disagreement may become more personal. Future plans, career ideas or discussions with management may clash with a personal relationship. How you handle one on one conflict, or unacknowledged anger that you’ve been projecting onto others, will be an issue. Then again, all the tension may fire up your competitive nature.
Venus moves into your sector of shared resources, sweetening a relationship or increasing your desire to expand beyond what you have. Shared finances (debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances) can receive a minor boost, as you uncover new resources, but spending can also increase. In general, this energy increases your awareness of what’s authentic and absolutely essential for your happiness.
Mercury in your sector of shared resources squares Mars in your sector of self-expression, triggering intense and/or intimate disagreements. Tension may be based on jealousy, conflicts about spending/saving, or unsatisfied desires. Discussions about children/pregnancy can also be touchy. As Mercury enters your sector of opportunities and Mars enters your sector of routine, the tension can motivate you to find a solution, seek new answers, or tackle a project/obligation. Too, you may find that what began as a focused and personal subject morphs into a variety of issues that range from work and health, to travel, future plans or legal matters.
Venus into your partnership sector can take the edge off any relationship disagreements. This transit is not a guarantee of harmony, but it can open your eyes to the bigger picture and help you look beyond the daily tensions, to what you love about your partner. If you’re single, this energy can make it easier to attract romantic attention, or at least put you in the mood to socialize.
Mercury in your partnership sector squares Mars in your domestic sector, suggesting domestic relationships or disagreements around family, domestic plans, relocations or home renovations. As Mercury enters your sector of shared resources and Mars enters your sector of self-expression, tense conversations can shift to home finances, intimacy or children/pregnancy. What began as a conflict over family can move to more intimate areas. Too, anger can trigger some passionate moments or uncover the authentic heart of a tense subject that you’ve been avoiding.
Venus into your sector of routine can get you on the right track for the New Year. Health, diet or exercise routines can receive fresh energy, and you can find support for work or obligations. Venus can help you attract assistance, solutions and workarounds, while making co -worker relationships more pleasant.
Mercury in your sector of routine squares Mars in your sector of communication, stirring up disagreements around work routines, co -worker relationships, health, obligations or sibling issues. Issues may involve petty power struggles, red tape or little things in your daily environment. As Mercury enters your partnership sector and Mars enters your domestic sector, it can become more personal. Work tensions can influence your domestic environment, or squabbles about surface routines can uncover deeper issues. Mars in your domestic sector can also trigger minor accidents /breakdowns around the home.
Venus into your sector of self-expression can take some of the edge off. Watch for an increased urge to celebrate and look beyond the unpleasant details. Too, you could be in line for a few flirtatious contacts, or a surge of creative/artistic juice.
Mercury in your sector of self- expression squares Mars in your sector of personal resources, triggering a sudden outburst of creativity, or blunt enthusiasm. You’ll want to express pleasure/attraction/desire/fun, but you may come across more strongly than intended. An intensified want (or competition) may be at the root of this (impulse buying may also be an issue). As Mercury enters your sector of routine, and Mars enters your communication sector, the bluntness will continue, but now you’ll be pushing to get things done (the way you feel they should be done). Watch for conflicts with co-workers, siblings, or struggles around pushing for the solution that you think is best.
Venus into your domestic sector can ease any tensions at home/with family, as you find it easier to relax with loved ones, or indulge in private (or with one special person). You may need to step away from the work (or your certainty) and just enjoy what you’ve got going on around you. Venus can also point to celebrations at home, or beautifying your surroundings.
Mars in your sign squares Mercury in your domestic sector, stirring up tense discussions with family or a domestic partner. Holiday plans may conflict with what you wanted to do, and you may find that if you assert yourself, it stirs up challenges from others. As Mars enters your sector of personal resources and Mercury enters your sector of self- expression, the tension may push you to cut loose and enjoy yourself a bit more than usual. Your message may be flirtatious or fun on the surface, but underneath it will be about getting what you want. Mars in your personal resources sector is excellent for bolstering self-esteem, but watch that you don’t spend more money as an excuse to make yourself feel better.
Venus into your communication sector increases your already abundant charm and social talents. You’ll be able to spin your story just right, and all communications should go just a bit easier. Combined with Mercury in your sector of self-expression, there’s a strong chance of flirtatious or romantic contacts/emails/messages.
Mercury in your communication sector squares Mars in your hidden sector, pointing to hidden tensions that bubble up and are expressed indirectly. Short tempered interactions will be based on what’s being held back. As Mars enters your sign and Mercury enters your domestic sector, what was hidden should come out into the open. You may be the one who finally lays it on the line, or someone else may challenge you openly. Domestic/family issues could be the arena for this. In general, Mars in your sign gives you more ambition, assertiveness and the ability to get things done.
Venus into your sector of personal resources is excellent for attracting what you need. Minor pay increases (Christmas bonus?) or new sources of income are a possibility. Along with Mars in your sign, your confidence and self-esteem can get a significant boost as you attract what you need to feel secure (Venus) while having the initiative to go after what you want (Mars). An excellent time for negotiating in business or personal situations.
Mercury in your sector of personal resources squares Mars in your social sector, stirring up disagreements about finances, or your must- haves in a relationship. Your rules/ideas may be challenged by others, but the tension can also push you to make necessary changes to unhealthy habits or fixed thought patterns. A little competition can also get you thinking about how you can improve your situation. As Mercury enters your communication sector and Mars enters your hidden sector, you may find yourself thinking more deeply about a surface situation. A random comment or bit of intel can cause you to ask more pointed questions, or demand to know what’s behind the curtain.
Venus into your sign helps you handle all of the above with charm and buoyancy. Despite any discordant currents of energy, you’ll be at the top of your game, and attracting positive attention because of it. Use your natural abilities to rise above the petty stuff; you’re bringing the party with you, wherever you go.
Mercury in your sign squares Mars in your career sector. Competition, the desire for more status/professional advancement, or increased ambitions in general can give your words a bit of an edge. You’re more confident than usual, but this can rub others (especially those in authority) the wrong way. As Mercury enters your sector of personal resources and Mars enters your social sector, watch for minor disagreements with friends, or involving group activities. Your continued push to vocalize what you need (financially or emotionally) can run counter to what others had in mind. Too, there may be some last-minute expenses to contend with.
Venus in your hidden sector can pull you back a step or two, perhaps in response to the above tensions. Despite your surface aggression, you really just want to chill and create some moments by yourself, or with one special person. Venus’ transit is a time to focus on what’s most valuable to you: love, a private ambition, or alone time.
Mercury in your hidden sector squares Mars in your sector of opportunities. An exciting development involving travel, education, legal matters, publishing or exploration can trigger more beneath the surface. An undeveloped idea that you’ve been contemplating may suddenly seem doable, or a background frustration may reach a boiling point. And as Mercury enters your sign and Mars enters your career sector, you’ll get the full scoop on exactly what you have to work with. A private matter can become public, a career development can jump forward, or your private anger/initiative may come out with full force.
Venus into your social sector increases the public vibe, but in a more harmonious way. Friends, groups or group activities can expand, and new attractions/flirtations are a possibility. Along with Mercury in your sign, it’s time to get out and put your best face forward. Also excellent for promoting, advertising, selling or looking for new work. However, note that Mercury will station Rx in your sign on January 5th, so keep in mind that forward movement/decisions can stall or reverse. Use this energy to stir things up and consider your options, but if possible, save the final decisions for when Mercury stations direct (January 25th).
Mercury in your social sector squares Mars in your sector of shared resources. Public disagreements or tensions amongst friends will be driven by private issues involving intimacy or money. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy can trigger deeply frustrating, angry moments that manifest outwardly. Too, these issues can push you to be aggressive where needed. As Mars enters your opportunities sector and Mercury enters your hidden sector, you may pull back; you can gain greater perspective on what seemed essential, while keeping developing thoughts to yourself.
Venus into your career sector also helps with your sense of perspective, as the future (and your professional image) become more pleasing. This energy can enable positive professional contacts and good relations with authorities, while helping you sell or promote.