It’s starting to smell like team spirit this Tuesday, November 19, as motivational Mars blasts into Scorpio and your eleventh house of group activities until January 3. The action planet hasn’t visited this part of your chart in two years, and if you’ve forgotten how much easier/faster things go with the right collaborators, your memory is about to be jogged! While there’s a part of you that prefers to work solo, that’s not always the most expedient way. Plus working with talented colleagues can introduce new ideas or approaches to problem-solving that you would never have thought of on your own. Key to making group efforts work is having strong and effective interpersonal communication skills. These next seven weeks may be like a master class in exactly that. If you don’t know what to watch out for, even you, the cautious Sea Goat, won’t be able to successfully navigate potential minefields. First, release any resentment you might be harboring about having to toil along with others. That doesn’t require you to give up your power or compromise at every turn. Stay focused on the strength—and wealth of talent—that’s found in numbers. Accept that someone else might be better at something than you are…and be grateful! This sector is also your tech zone, making these next seven weeks the perfect time to assess your hardware and software and acquire anything you need to stay at the cutting edge.
If you’ve been thinking about joining a group effort or recruiting new candidates to Team Capricorn without much success, your luck is about to change. This Wednesday, messenger Mercury resumes forward motion in Scorpio and your collaborative sector after turning retrograde on October 31. Now you can get back on the same page with your important alliances and possibly connect with exactly the kind of power players you’ve been looking for. Professional AND personal connections will feel sprinkled with pixie dust, and you could be completing each other’s sentences by the end of the week. If it feels right deep in your bones, don’t think twice or overanalyze it. Just buddy up, ink a deal, forge ahead, especially if this is something you’ve been hacking away at for some time. Mercury’s pivot may have caused some technical difficulties since Scorpio rules your digital domain. As Mercury regains traction here (through December 9) feel free to update and upgrade. But with the holidays looming, shop around for the best deals. These next three weeks could be prime time to relaunch your blog, website or just spiff up your dating and work profiles. You never know who’s checking you out!
Your annual period of major R-n-R kicks off this Friday as the Sun slinks into Sagittarius and your subterranean twelfth house for a month. But this isn’t the same as hibernation: You’ll have your usual to-do list handy; the difference is, the tasks will be more personal and reflective. Whatever’s going on in your psyche needs to be addressed now, whether it’s processing a hurt, grief, fear or even excitement. Leave plenty of white space in your calendar for time to journal and meditate. The whole point is to clear out what no longer serves you (and quite possibly never did), so you’ll be at the top of your game when Capricorn season rolls around on December 21!