If you need a break from a busy schedule, then ask no more. Mercury, your ruling planet, comes to the rescue when it goes retrograde between December 3 and December 22, helping just about everything around you to slow down. Of course, most of the slowdowns will be the result of miscommunications, wrong turns, and wrong information, but enjoy this gift from the Universe no matter how it’s delivered. Impulsive Mars will continue to occupy your second house of cash and possessions through the 9th of December. Shopping, for the holidays or otherwise, has been a breeze not to mention fun. After the 19th, Saturn will set up shop for the next two-and-a-half years in Capricorn, also known as your fifth house of creativity, self-expression, and taking risks. If you’ve been thinking of a side job that shows your skills, now is the time to set that plan in motion. With expansive Jupiter in your communications sector, you’ll have no trouble finding support for your ideas.