Today we’re being pulled between our heads and our hearts a bit. Mercury moves into Sagittarius, which is bringing action, excitement, and independence to our thoughts and words after being mired in all of that Scorpionic introspection. But that excitement can also keep us from thinking about what we say, which can do some damage.
Then tonight, the moon moves into Cancer, bringing in all the homebody and cozy vibes. Will this juxtaposition bring balance or conflict to your life?
Mercury Moves into Sagittarius at 1:46 PM
This afternoon, Mercury—ruler of thought and communication—moves in its detriment to the sign of Sagittarius. This means that it is currently transiting in the planet opposite of its native sign, which is Gemini.
When a planet is in this position, it typically makes its energy less potent. But that doesn’t mean that Sagittarius can’t make a mess of things in the next few weeks. Sag is loud and brash and blunt to a fault. Tact doesn’t come naturally to the sign. So when it has influence over our planet of communication, sparks can fly. Especially around the time of the holidays.
This is particularly true for those of us who are prone to disagree with friends and family around areas like politics. Which is something that’s still at the top of everyone’s mind right now. If that describes you, you’ll need to take some extra precautions to guard what you say to who if you’d like to keep the peace. Pause and think before you speak (or hit send on that text).
As Mercury also rules thought, you can expect a bit of restlessness in that department too. We may start to feel bored and go looking for more exciting activities. Just make sure not to sweep aside the small, but important, daily life stuff. Keep an eye on your planner, keep on checking things off your to-do list, and don’t let the end of the year fall into chaos.
The Moon Moves into Cancer at 9:31 PM
Tonight, the moon moves into its native sign of watery Cancer, and things start to feel more chill. A Cancer moon is a whole vibe—deeply emotional, intuitive, and protective. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself needing to slow down and withdraw. A Cancer moon can turn us all into homebodies. We want to surround ourselves with things we love, and we want to nurture the people we love.
You could say Cancer is the ultimate hostess—in that lush, comfy, ethereal vibe sort of way. This is unlike Leo, who would be jealous to hear anyone else being referred to as the hostess with the mostest. Leo goes all out with the drama and the wow factor. Cancer just wants you to sink into your surroundings and turn inward to explore and nurture your own soul.
The next days will be filled with sensitivity and empathy, and you might not feel up to a whole lot of forward momentum or corporate ladder climbing. So, consider it a respite to gather your strength before Leo comes roaring through.
All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.