Read Your Weekly Astrology Forecast: December 26 – January 1, 2023

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Are you rejuvenated from the holiday season and ready to tackle exciting new challenges? Let’s discuss the demanding yet ultimately rewarding astro-energy coming your way this week!

Brace yourself – because planted right between the holidays and the new year comes the arrival of the infamous Mercury retrograde period, this time in Saturn-ruled Capricorn. This time around, Mercury retrograde lasts from December 29th, 2022, until January 18th, 2023.

Mercury retrograde is one of the most feared yet misunderstood transits out there, so take a deep breath before letting this affect your feelings about starting off the new year right. When Mercury – the planet of information, communication, and short-distance travel – goes retrograde, this swift planet slows down and creates a bit of mild chaos.

Transactions, interactions, traveling, appointments, even technology – it can all seem to go a little haywire during this transit. Yet it also provides this crucial moment to slow down and reflect, review, reassess – the three REs of Mercury retrograde –  and get your mind clear to set those resolutions. 

In responsible, career-driven Capricorn, this particular Mercury retrograde period may direct your attention and reflection toward your professional life and how you’re feeling about your current position. 

Mercury retrograde in Capricorn asks you to reflect upon the past and allow yourself to either heal leftover pain or let yourself sink into a sense of nostalgia. If you prepare yourself, act patiently, and move slowly, you can actually make this transit work to your advantage!

Grab your favorite journal, do a little research, and learn how to make some Mercury retrograde magic.

December 26 – January 1 is a Week to Reflect, Review, & Reassess

The three REs of Mercury retrograde, along with patience and a plan, will help you sail through this period unphased and renewed.

You can take this period as an opportunity for physical rest and mental reevaluation. What do you love most about your life now? What would you change if you could? Now is your chance to find clarity and move forward with confidence.

Are you willing to remain patient with the outer world and explore the world within yourself? Reflect, review, and reassess in your own way to see your true desires and ideal future more clearly.

Planetary Locations During This Week

  • The Sun: Capricorn (December 21, 2022 – January 20, 2023)
  • Mercury: Capricorn (December 6, 2022 – February 11, 2023)
  • Venus: Capricorn (December 9, 2022 – January 2, 2023)
  • Mars: Gemini (August 20, 2022 – March 25, 2023)
  • Jupiter: Pisces (October 28, 2022 – December 20, 2022), Aries (December 20, 2022 – May 16, 2023)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots

Monday, December 26

Sun

Capricorn – The Capricorn Sun is earthy and grounded, bringing practical, responsible energy your way. However, it can be hard to connect to your emotions, so carry rose quartz to open your Heart chakra.

Moon

Aquarius – When the Moon is in Aquarius, you feel more eccentric and individual, embracing your unique personality. Express yourself as honestly and genuinely as you can.

Astrological Aspect

Aquarius Moon conjunct Saturn in Aquarius – You may feel more emotionally serious or even negative today, encouraging you to practice self-care routines that lift your vibrations. Carry crystals like citrine and sunstone for positive energy, and practice affirmations and meditation to cleanse your aura.

Tuesday, December 27

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Pisces The Moon enters dreamy Pisces today, enriching your inner world, fantasies, and imagination. Express yourself creatively to bring your imagination to life and release any heavy emotions.

Wednesday, December 28

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Pisces

Astrological Aspect 

Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces – This transit heightens compassion, sociability, and a desire for connection – both platonic and romantic. It’s a great day for flirtation, social outings, dates, and group adventures like a trip to the movies or a concert.

Read next: Your Ultimate Guide to Mercury Retrograde

Thursday, December 29

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Aries – The Aries Moon is assertive and intense, turning your attention towards the projects that ignite your passion. It’s a great day to engage your creative side and get physical to release negativity.

Astrological Aspect

Mercury retrograde in Capricorn

Friday, December 30

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Aries

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Aries sextile Saturn in Aquarius – Emotional maturity and a sense of security are the hallmarks of this transit, helping you feel stable and rooted in the Earth. If you choose to socialize rather than tend to responsibilities, be sure to embrace any deep emotions that may surface. 

Saturday, December 31

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Taurus – The steady Taurus Moon is relaxing and grounding, helping you feel more emotionally objective. Try to spend time outdoors or sitting near a sun-lit window to align your energy with that of the Universe and the Earth itself today.

Sunday, January 1

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Taurus

Astrological Aspect

Venus in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – You desire intensity and passion, preferring transformative experiences to the same old routine. It’s an excellent time to unleash your wild, passionate creativity and express yourself through art or music.

Next, join astrologer Terence Guardino for this week’s video astrology forecast.

About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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