Capricorn (December 22nd to January 20th)

After a few weeks of going within, it’s time to start poking your head out again. But, of course, we’ll do this the Capricorn way—with deliberation and clear purpose.  With this Mercury retrograde, it would be best to connect with friends or another kind of collective, like an organization or support group, from your distant or recent past that can help you with your coming spring initiatives.  Oh, yeah, by the way, it’s time to plan how you’re going to roll out your spring projects. Start with the fun stuff, though. As for the career-oriented initiatives, think more about process than the big status oriented goals.  For instance, get that better writing desk now or read up on how to make your punctuation and grammar crisper, as examples, rather than focus on a slew of writing contests.

Samuel F. Reynolds is a NYC-based astrologer. His personal consultations have been described as “healing” and “brilliantly insightful.” He’s offering special, recorded 1-hour consultations for $75 for readers, in person or by phone/skype. For more info, visit, write [email protected] or follow on twitter at @sfreynolds.