Mars moves into Capricorn on December 7th, upping the stakes for power, prestige, ambition and attainment. Energy becomes focused and the focus is on the bottom line. Mercury retrograde begins (also in Capricorn) on December 10th and continues until December 29th (in Sagittarius). This will act as an enforced pause on the race for power in Capricorn plus an opportunity to re-visit any missed opportunities.
Powerful developments occur in your career sector as Mars (your ruler) enters this zone. Major transformations that have been initiated will surge forward as you become sure of what you want. Once Mercury retrogrades in this sector, revisit past ideas and business alliances but don't sign on the dotted line just yet. Delays, glitches and indecisiveness are all possibilities. Now is the time to plan, but not finalize.
The desire to expand and make more of yourself is strong as Mars moves into your sector of travel, education and philosophy. Distant places and new ideas have a strong pull. Mercury retrogrades in this same area, allowing you to re-visit ideas that may have seemed far fetched or re-capture lost opportunities. Take another look at that course you were thinking of or that destination that seemed out of reach. You're powerful enough now to grab what you want.
Your power increases as Mars moves into your sector of shared resources. You take control of your debts, fears or anxieties. Plans involving wills or inheritances move forward. It's full speed ahead until Mercury, your ruler, goes retrograde in this same sector. Watch for plans to stall and details from the past to re-emerge. The hold up is temporary so make plans but do not initiate until Mercury goes direct.
Watch for partnership issues to intensify as Mars enters your relationship sector. Power struggles and escalating disagreements are likely so keep cool and take appropriate action. Be decisive and get things done before Mercury's retrograde or you'll feel stuck. If you're not able to get things accomplished by the time Mercury moves in reverse, use it as an opportunity to re-group. You can discuss relationship issues again once Mercury goes direct.
Issues involving health and routine intensify as Mars enters your sector of day to day activities. Nagging medical concerns or issues around the workplace should be addressed. On the plus side, you'll find it difficult to do nothing as your energy and drive will be at their peak. Once Mercury goes retrograde, pull back a bit and see what develops. Communications from health professionals and work colleagues will be unclear or delayed at this point.
It's a high powered week for you as Mars moves into your sector of creativity and celebrations. Success, ambition and confidence are all on the rise. Take advantage of this surge because once Mercury (your ruler) goes retrograde, you'll start to second guess yourself. Take it slow and take any social glitches in stride. It's all temporary and you'll be back on track once your ruler goes direct.
Your home becomes a center of activity as Mars enters this sector. Family issues, childhood hangups, addictions, relocations or home repairs all intensify. Watch for power struggles and get things done in your usual balanced manner. Once Mercury goes direct you'll have to slow down temporarily. Use this as a time to re-focus and pay attention to any details from the past that emerge.
Your words can move mountains this week as Mars enters your communication sector. You'll be forceful and decisive but also argumentative. Say or write what's necessary but consider the long term implications before you drive your point home. Once Mercury goes retrograde it will be a good time to think before you speak as misunderstandings are likely. Do your planning and research then you'll be fully prepared once Mercury goes direct.
The focus is on your resources as Mars moves into your sector of security. Plans for increasing wealth and stability will jump ahead as will your determination to take care of yourself. Alternatively, you may spend your money faster then you earn it but remember that it's all under your control. You can choose to hang onto what you have. Hold back on major financial decisions once Mercury goes retrograde. You'll change your mind or new information will emerge.
It's full speed ahead for you now as Mars enters your sign. Your energy and ambition are at their peak and you'll find that you can manifest almost anything. You can move forward to the next level, create something out of the ashes or embrace your full potential. Once Mercury goes retrograde your focus will shift from outside ambitions to internal needs. Figure out exactly what works for you then go out and get it once Mercury goes direct.
Background issues take precedence as Mars moves into your sector of hidden things. Secrets, hidden transformations or an increased need for alone time are all possibilities. Expect this trend to increase once Mercury goes retrograde. Focus on that quietest part of yourself and see what emerges. Once everything comes out into the open you'll be amazed at how strong you've become.
Mars moves into your sector of friends and groups, empowering associations and public functions. The urge to give and help may become stronger or you may be presented with a leadership opportunity in the community. It's all part of the ongoing transformation of your connection to the public. Mercury retrograde brings past acquaintances into your life or causes you to question group loyalties. If you're lacking support, now is when you'll feel it most keenly.