Dear Scorpio, at last you’ve reached the end of the year. Life may have felt like a grind lately, but you’re in the home stretch! However, Monday, Dec. 9, could prove to be a little bit challenging for you, as Mercury moves into lax and carefree Sagittarius. Mercury governs how we communicate with others, and the casual energy that Sagittarius brings might not mesh too well with your naturally intense nature. But keep an open mind — a hands-off approach might not be a bad thing. A respite from the intensity of this year will come to you on Christmas this year, Wednesday, Dec. 25. There will be a new moon and a solar eclipse in Capricorn, and eclipses are known to bring drama and intensity, so you’re advised to spend this time relaxing and laying low.