While there will be plenty of parties to keep your social spirits high, cleaning, sorting and systematizing could take up a good chunk of your workweek. From Monday until Thursday, your ruler, clever Mercury, is rounding out a retrograde spell that began on November 16. While most of the backspin took place in Sagittarius and your seventh house of partnerships, since last Saturday, December 1, the winged one has been fluttering back through your sixth house of efficiency. Devote the next four days to clearing up any lingering tasks from your 2018 to-do list. While Mercury retrograde can cause confusion with your support staff, stay on your A-game regardless. Show up early to work and devise ways to keep everyone on your team better organized. For example, maybe it’s time you all installed a messaging app like Slack instead of sending out a million group emails. Since the sixth house rules health and wellness, consider dropping in for a chiropractic adjustment instead of suffering from an aching neck. If you require an in-depth procedure, try to wait until after December 25, when Mercury’s retrograde shadow has passed. Of course, that might not be an option, in which case you should cross all your i’s and dot all your t’s, making sure you know more than you ever thought you’d need to about the treatment. Don’t worry about annoying the docs, either. Get all your questions answered so you can make the right decision for yourself. If you’re in tip-top shape, retrograde Mercury could steer you back to a fitness modality you once loved. Pull out the padded biker shorts or the snowshoes. Moving your body in familiar ways will inspire you to exercise more often.
Guard yourself against unanticipated power grabs near Friday when aggressive Mars and illusory Neptune conjoin in your career zone. Out of nowhere, the ingenue you’ve been training may be gunning for your job or maybe a coworker keeps coming for you about the tiniest things. But don’t get mad—or even. A way more strategic move would be to kill them with kindness. Taking people’s ploys for domination at face value will only put you at a disadvantage. Instead, harness the power of quick-moving Mars and compassionate Neptune to help you navigate these seas. Here’s where being a Gemini comes in super handy: You can be tender and tough at the same time. Bear in mind, however, that even though a hierarchy does exist, those are thinking, feeling people behind the glass office doors and titles. Reach out and make an “I’d like to get to know you better” overture —just be careful to respect professional boundaries. While sharing a common “enemy” can be a way to bond, wait until you’ve established a stronger rapport before you slip into conversations that are overly personal or borderline gossipy. Otherwise, you could blow a deal by coming across as petty or untrustworthy.
Friday’s new moon in indie-spirited Sagittarius, the ruler of your relationship house, reminds you that pairing up doesn’t have to mean losing your identity. Twinning is your thing, whether with besties or your bae-of-the-moment. But starting Friday, it’s essential that you rebalance the “me” and the “we.” Ensure that you have adequate time to develop your own interests while giving your S.O. enough attention to keep the embers bright. Single? This new moon could illuminate a promising prospect; one who can actually go the distance. Sagittarius is the sign of dynamic diversity and you could swoon for someone from a different culture or part of the world. If the couple bubble that housed you recently burst, this independent lunation can give you the courage to recommit to YOURSELF. Don’t worry that you’ll wind up single forever. This move towards wholeness creates the ideal conditions for a healthy partnership, and you may be thrilled to see who shows up in the space of your uncompromising self-love.