Mercury in Sagittarius fires up finals week

Cosmic Cannibal 

cliptak@uccs.edu  

     Finals are just around the corner and the mental fatigue is real. Thankfully, the planets have your back with a transit that is sure to fire up your thinking. On Nov. 24, Mercury enters invigorating fire sign Sagittarius, where it will stay until Dec. 13.  

     In case you haven’t read this article which tells you everything you need to know about Mercury, here’s a quick run-through: 

     The planet rules over all forms of communication and learning, from thinking and writing, to studying, researching, outlining and pretty much every single brain function you use in the classroom (or on Zoom). In Sagittarius, Mercury makes our minds livelier, more optimistic and excitable, which means you can forget about end-of-semester brain fog or burnout.  

     During Mercury in Sagittarius, there’s a strong need to communicate your ideas — which is great if you have major writing assignments — but there’s also an inclination to exaggerate your ideas. So, make sure you find the right research and cite your sources.  

     Attentiveness could be a problem, too. Thoughts of travel to far-off places or of escaping into the mountains may distract you when studying for that math or chem final.        

     Not only does Mercury in Sagittarius fire up our thinking but the planet also energizes our day-to-day life. Sagittarius is an endlessly curious and mentally active sign, so we’ll be insatiably curious (if not downright obsessed) about certain to-dos because the planet is bringing an influx of activity to that specific area.   

     Of course, what that area is and what you’ll be insatiably curious about depends entirely on your Sun and Rising signs. So, without further ado: 

Your 2021 Mercury in Sagittarius Horoscope 

Aries ♈ 

     The travel bug bites and you’re fantasizing about visiting exotic places. This post-semester escape plan boosts your positivity, but it also triggers some restlessness. You want to go out and explore the world NOW. In lieu of immediate travel, you may flock to your favorite fantasy novel or take up transcendental meditation. The sky’s the limit…  

Taurus ♉ 

     Research is a cinch. If an end-of-semester project for class requires intense investigation, you’re the go-to (this is especially true if you have a group project). Bonus: your intuition is sharp as knives, and you can see behind everyone’s power plays and games. Sifting through fact and fiction has never been easier or more enjoyable…  

Gemini ♊ 

     Socializing rockets to the top of your to-do list. You now find yourself wanting to exchange and explore ideas with just about everyone around you. Though not ideal for independent study time, this period of increased social activity might actually help your schoolwork. Sans the usual end-of-semester stress, you can concentrate on those last-minute assignments…  

Cancer ♋ 

     The tempo of your day-to-day life quickens and your productivity is directly affected. A flurry of appointments, meetings and new to-dos extends the hours of your daily routine. Staying on top of assignment due dates might prove challenging. Mental and physical restlessness could get the better of you if you don’t take time to relax…   

Leo ♌ 

     Your muse has returned and you’re finding inspiration everywhere. It’s like a fog has lifted and you’re once again your playful, lighthearted and self-aggrandizing self. This mental lightness helps your love life and any ongoing creative projects. Now’s the time for heavy flirting and writing poetry. Just try to keep the boasting to a minimum…  

Virgo ♍ 

     Interactions with far-away relatives increase tenfold and you may also (or instead) find yourself traveling back home to visit your immediate family. That, or Mom and Dad keep pestering you with phone calls about when you’re going to come home. Wherever you end up going, it’s easier than ever to squeeze in a quick study sesh…   

Libra ♎ 

     Communications surge. Your brain is on fire, which makes it all the easier to express yourself. Tact may be absent, but who cares? Sometimes you need to say exactly what you mean. Just try not to philosophize on social media. Lecturing in an IG post is a lame way to get your point across…  

Scorpio ♏ 

     ‘Tis the season for sharing! And share you will. Whether what you’re sharing is a gift, a donation or a pearl of wisdom doesn’t matter. What matters is how generous and optimistic you feel. This optimistic generosity trickles into your study time too, and you’re all the more eager to share study tips with classmates…    

Sagittarius ♐ 

     This is the time of year when all you’re thinking about is you (when aren’t you doing that?). More specifically, you’re concerned with your appearance, what your goals for the next year are and how you can achieve it all. It’s time to schedule that hair appointment, go to the gym and study or whatever…  

Capricorn ♑ 

     Everything you encounter feels like a symbol for something, but you’re not quite sure what that symbol is. As you search for meaning, dreams take on a particularly important role. Your imagination feels more active than your rationality, which is great for creative projects, but might require you to concentrate harder for essays or exams…     

Aquarius ♒ 

     It seems like every friend, colleague and peer is inviting you to their holiday party. And you’d totally go if you weren’t so fixated on finishing the semester on a high note. Right? How about this: for every hour you spend studying, you can go to one party. That way, neither friends nor school suffer…  

Pisces ♓ 

     Post-grad professional goals take temporary precedence over your schoolwork. A surge in confidence pushes you to network with higher-ups or self-promote your skills on social media. A few writing or publishing opportunities could also arise. The downside: your attention span is like that of a hyperactive squirrel and wanderlust is at an all-time high…