Mercury retrogrades don’t usually cramp your style, but this one will because it’s retrograde in your zodiac sign. Expect a gumming up of the works in routine transactions, surefire sales pitches that miss the mark, or inexplicable delays when finalizing a deal. The trick to getting through this is to be inventive, resourceful, and keep your sense of humor handy. Mercury is still a guide even when backward, which is why many people benefit by being made to travel back over ground that they recently covered. This is when they discover something they overlooked before. Mercury will be retrograde from December 12th to January 1st.