Mars and Mercury are making major moves

Published in The Scribe

     The fall semester may finally be slowing down, but the astrology is picking up. On Dec. 13, both Mercury and Mars move into new signs. Mars, the planet of action and energy, moves into fiery Sagittarius, while Mercury moves into pragmatic earth sign Capricorn.

     Because Mars rules Aries (a fellow fire sign), the planet finds it easy to inhabit Sagittarius. You’ll feel this ease in the form of heightened energy levels, enthusiasm and excitability— especially in the areas of travel and spirituality. In Sagittarius, Mars motivates you to climb every mountain, sail across every sea and push past your physical and mental limits.  

     And speaking of mental limits, Mercury in Capricorn brings many—but for good reason. During Mercury in Capricorn, your thinking is more serious, more methodical and more attuned to money-making, organizational or career-boosting schemes. So, if you find yourself researching the ins and outs of bitcoin, dogcoin or some other form of cryptocurrency, you’ll know why.

     Both Mercury and Mars can bring a lot of activity—and sometimes, ceaseless commotion— to a particular area of your life. The two planets also increase your passion and curiosity. With Mars in Sagittarius, your passion for outdoor adventures, physical activity and even gambling skyrockets. While Mercury in Capricorn could have you endlessly curious about money (as mentioned), your family or your career. 

     Of course, all of this depends entirely on where Mars and Mercury are transiting your chart. So, without further ado:

Your Mars in Sagittarius + Mercury in Capricorn Horoscope


Aries ♈

     Interest in travel and spirituality surge, thanks to Mars. You could fly to a faraway place, slurp some Ayhuasca or get born again. Either way, your big goals and belief system will see some action. Meanwhile, Mercury puts your mind on your career goals and path. Writing might be a new professional avenue to explore… 


Taurus ♉

     Mars may make it more challenging to handle joint finances. It could be that an allowance, stock, inheritance—even your paycheck—becomes a big source of contention. That, or your curiosity about these types of monies swells. Mercury stirs up an interest in long-distance travel; so much so, that you may start to plan an overseas trip… 


Gemini ♊

     Relationships activate! If you’ve been looking for a business or romantic partner, you may just find them. If in a pairing, prep for a few arguments, since Mars is an agitator. Mercury centers your attention on the stuff no one’s talking about—debt, sex, unfelt feelings, etc. But family bonds and financial concerns are top priority…   


Cancer ♋

     Mars creates a flurry of to-dos, chores and errands that demand your attention. These mundane expeditions may be for you or they be for someone else. In fact, Mercury asks you to start thinking about other people in your life—spouse, boss, grandparents—and how you can strengthen your bond. Holiday cards are always a good idea… 


Leo ♌

     At last, you feel flirty, fabulous and on fire again. This Mars-based ego boost is exactly what you need to power through ongoing creative projects or start playing the field again. Mercury makes it easy for you to organize a new non-school daily routine. Just make sure you schedule ample time for romance and play… 


Virgo ♍

     Mars brings loads of action to your homelife. This may mean you get a new roommate or relocate altogether. If sharing space with your fam, increased restlessness could provoke a few squabbles. Good thing Mercury centers your mind on all things fun and relaxing. Painting, poetry and planning “spontaneous” field trips are especially enjoyable RN… 


Libra ♎

     Your daily life list is about to get a lot busier. Mars stirs up your desire to get out of the house and explore new places around town; in doing so, you meet new people left and right. Meanwhile, with Mercury you to ponder goals for your home life and might even plan a big move… 


Scorpio ♏

     Mars sees you pouring (nearly) all your effort and energy into money-making schemes. This could mean you hone a natural talent—photography, perhaps?—and make it your unofficial second job. With Mercury, you easily complete research and strategize a long-term plan. You might even find yourself networking with business professionals like you’re Kendall Roy or something… 


Sagittarius ♐

     Accomplishing pie-in-the-sky goals—or even just hitting the gym—has never been easier. Thanks to Mars in your sign, you have endless energy and enthusiasm about life. Mercury inspires you to think critically about any potential side hustles. What can you do to make (or save) more money? The answer may come from a sibling or neighbor… 


Capricorn ♑

     Want to travel, but don’t have the stamina to do so? Try some some self-exploration! Journal and mine your daydreams, or just free write until you discover the “real” you. Mercury in your sign makes it all the more easier to do this. Planning and decision-making are a cinch, and you express yourself with ease… 


Aquarius ♒

      Travel plans and/or social events are about to get a lot more frequent, thanks to Mars. You now have the drive to join a writer’s group or see some concerts. Mercury makes you balance your nights out with days alone. You might even switch to remote work (such as writing) for a little while…  


Pisces ♓

     Finally, you’ve got the energy and motivation to chase your career goals. And if you’re uncertain about what those goals are, Mars could put you on a quest to discover them. Either situation becomes advantageous in the long run. Meanwhile, Mercury has your brain buzzing with ideas about the future. Don’t shut out the daydreams… 


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