Open your mind, but hold your tongue -- that's the best advice we have when communication planet Mercury moves back into bold and sometimes reckless Sagittarius on December 10, 2012.
Mercury was in Sagittarius recently, from October 29 to November 14, when it slipped back into Scorpio during Mercury Retrograde. Now we'll finish out the year with Mercury back in Sagittarius until it enters Capricorn on December 31, just in time to ring in New Year's Eve.
Mercury is a bit of wild-card in Sagittarius. That's because Mercury is all about thoughts and words, and Sagittarius is all about action. This translates into a time when we may find ourselves speaking too soon, accidentally saying rude things, or spouting off things that aren't true.
If you're prone to telling tall tales or getting your facts wrong, or if you know anyone like that, it's going to be exacerbated now. We're all advised to try harder to think before we speak and to consider others' feelings more. But there's an upside to Mercury in Sagittarius, too.
Because Sagittarius is so open-minded and adventurous, our thoughts will become more expansive, too. We might start thinking about travel or going back to school or starting a new job. Sagittarius is a visionary, so our minds will wander far and wide during this time.
Make big plans for December! With Mercury in Sagittarius until the end of the year, it's a great month for feeling confident, thinking positive and doing something exciting.