December 22

Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde

You will feel pressured to seal the deal or to sign on the line that’s dotted – but don’t.  Mercury retrograde (already famous for snafus and glitches) becomes even more deceptive when it falls under the rays of the Sun.  Chances are that the person you’re dealing with is desperate to unload in a hurry – which means that the merchandise is defective OR that the value is inflated.  In any case you’ll know what’s what by January 2d.  Signs most affected:  Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Capricorn.