While others are thinking about the holidays and getting away from their jobs, you may be ready to work extra hard to advance your professional interests. Mars, the energetic ruling planet of your pioneering sign, starts the month in responsible and resolute Capricorn, boosting your ambition and providing the drive to back it up. This occurs in your 10th House of Career, where you can shine by managing tasks efficiently, demonstrating leadership qualities and thinking strategically about the future.
This visionary quality is reinforced by the Sun's presence in Sagittarius and your 9th House of Big Ideas until December 21. Your capacity to inspire others and promote your plans makes you an excellent salesperson, especially after December 10 when verbal Mercury enters this outgoing part of your chart. Travel, higher education, publishing and working with people in faraway places can expand your view of the future.
The New Moon in Sagittarius on December 13 should be especially helpful in this regard. However, big dreams without the means to finance them generally go up in smoke. Combining your aspirations with a realistic look at your resources will show you where you need support or personal development to approach your lofty goals.
The pace of business naturally slows as we head toward the end of the year. Even though the Sun enters your professional 10th House on December 21, it's wise to play it cool in the last week of 2012. The risk of unpleasant surprises and power struggles suggests that a slower pace will avoid problems and ease the transition into the New Year.