Weekly Horoscope: Stay Calm and Carry On

Mercury Retrograde is baaaaack


Ruh roh. The sun is in Sag and Mercury is in retrograde until December 22nd, which means… things are about to get very, verrrrry interesting this holiday season.

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Think: a lively mix of the unexpected and adventurous, with a whole big dash of frustration (blame it on the Mercury). Hold onto your yoga pants, December is going to be a bumpy ride.



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You’re feeling lighter than you’ve ever felt, Sag. Why? Because Saturn’s just left your sign for the first time in two years, which means you’ve let a lot of baggage go (like saying boy, bye). Now’s the time to explore new beginnings and adventures, including everything from passion projects to romance. Happy birthday!



It’s time to let go, Cappy. I know it’s hard for you to do: You love being in control, and you are totally good at being the boss. But the Universe has even bigger plans for you, which means you need to really release. Delegate, say no, take some space, whatever it is you need to do to let go, do it.



I know ‘flix and chill sounds so good to you right now, Aquarius, but you might want to skip the onesie for a your fave LBD this week. The stars are aligning for some romance for you, which means you have to actually leave your bedroom and experience a different kind of cozy.



You’re a sensitive soul, Pisces, but LBH: Sometimes you just give way too much. If you’re feeling energetically drained by a certain someone (and you know who), it’s time to take some space and focus on YOU. Learning to establish boundaries, especially around the holiday season, is essential.



You love being a bossypants, Aries, and as much as your ambitious nature is admirable, sometimes you can ignore both the opinions and feelings of others, including friends and fam. Now is the time to listen to the needs and ideas of those around you, even if it means taking a backseat.



Everyone knows how much you love your comfort, Taurus. If you could nap all day between bites of pizza, you would. But there is such a thing as being *too* comfy. Now is the time to boost your inspo. What lights you up? What do you dream about achieving? Whatever it is, now is the time to do it. Don’t worry: baby steps are fine.



You’re all over the place this week, Gemini. Though your cray ways are familiar territory, you might be feeling more drained than usual. Take a step back and take stock of what you’re doing that’s not necessary. Taking on too much work? Too much time with a toxic friend? Whatever it is, cut it out.



You think with your heart and not your head, Cancer. Usually this approach serves you well, but now it’s actually holding you back. Are you staying in a relationship that’s run its course? Are you staying at a college that you hate because of your pals? It’s time to put nostalgia and the feelings of others aside and focus on YOU.



You’re having so much fun this month, Leo. From socializing to dating, you’re pretty much partying 24/7. To really make those good vibes last, try to focus on the present moment and not get caught up with the details. For example, go on the second date without planning your summer vacation together.



Overanalyzing every little thing is your jam, Virgo. But it’s time to let a certain issue go. You know the one you’ve been thinking about over and over again? Yes, *that* one. Whether it’s making up with an old friend or forgiving an ex, it’s time to let. it. go. You’ll feel so much better. Trust.



You’re pretty easygoing by nature, Libra, but the stars are asking you to be more firm with your needs this week. It’s time to tell your roommate that you can’t keep cleaning up after her, and it’s time to tell bae that you can’t reschedule your holiday plans around him. Draw the line and speak your mind.



You second guess yourself A LOT, Scorpio. But now is the time to get out of your head — and out of your own way — and take some action. You have a secret wish, and the stars are asking you to really believe and trust that everything is going to work out to make that wish come true.  So whatever that thing is, do that thing.


Brianne Hogan
Brianne Hogan

Brianne Hogan is a freelance writer in Toronto who loves coffee, cats and astrology. Her byline's been featured on HelloGiggles, Elle Canada, Flare, Thrillist, among others. Keep up with her on Twitter, Facebook or her blog.