Mercury moves into Sagittarius next week, so expect communication troubles

Are you ready for a breath of fresh air? Mercury is entering Sagittarius on Monday, December 9th, after a never-ending journey in the sign of Scorpio. But, keep in mind, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to Mercury entering this sign, so let’s start with the good news, shall we?

The energy was extremely heavy when Mercury was in Scorpio. Not only did we have to confront uncomfortable and anxiety-inducing truths about ourselves, but most people were pretty shaken up by this energy. Thankfully, Mercury in Sagittarius is going to lighten up the mood. It’s allowing us to feel lighter and more joyful, and reminding us not to take life too seriously. A little lightness never hurt anyone, after all. 

Unfortunately, there is some bad news when it comes to this transit.

The truth is, Mercury and Sagittarius don’t exactly pair well together. Mercury represents our thought process and communication—and because Sagittarius energy jumps to conclusions, seldom listens, and makes decisions based on impulse instead of intuition, this transit can make communication with others that much harder.

While we may be more optimistic and joyful during the month of December, we also have a tendency to make assumptions, not listen to others, and experience cognitive bias (aka a systematic error in thinking that influences one’s choices and actions).

For this month, it’s best to take a deep breath and slow down. Ask others what they truly mean, ask follow-up questions, don’t make assumptions, and remember the difference between wishful thinking and optimism.  

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