Mercury Retrograde: Your Weekly Horoscope in Film

December 14, 2017

Home Alone (1990)

With retrograde Mercury on the loose in free-spirited Sagittarius, don’t be surprised right now if even the most mature adults seem to be channeling an 8-year-old Macaulay Culkin.

That’s because Mercury in Sag is famous for bold statements and big ideas, but not so much for clear thinking or responsible decision-making—especially not during retrograde. Throw in a conjunction with feisty, fun-loving Venus (exact tomorrow) and we just might start tearing through our houses, jumping on beds, sledding down staircases … or whatever else we’d fantasize about doing if there were no rules.

But not so fast—the sun, also in Sagittarius, is currently moving toward a square with Chiron in Pisces. By Sunday, when the square becomes exact, we may stop to look around and find ourselves feeling forlorn when we notice that the reality falls short of the dream. Is it really desirable to be free from all rules? And are we really as independent as we think?
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Saturday’s sun/Uranus trine can bring unexpected events (hopefully not a visit from the “Wet Bandits!”) that snap us out of our selfishness and stir us to act in bold, inspired ways. Sunday brings the new moon in Sagittarius and the beginning of a new adventure—but with the moon conjoining Saturn soon afterward, it’s likely to be more a coming-of-age story than a carefree children’s tale.

This theme of growing up is emphasized on Tuesday, when Saturn moves out of Sagittarius and into his home sign of Capricorn.  If we’ve been behaving badly, Saturn in Capricorn will be the grouchy uncle who says, “Look what you did, you little jerk!”

But don’t be scared off by the stern appearance—if we’re in need of someone older and wiser to help us out of a tough situation, Saturn can also be the kind old man next door.
Grounding Elements Pro-Tip: Take some time to connect with your inner 8-year-old and re-watch Home Alone today!