Last minute shopping is enough to make all of us a little nuts not to mention that this week also comes fully equipped with a Full Moon eclipse. Eclipses get a bad rap from a lot of astrologers because traditionally they signify an ending. Look at it this way, if you have been sick it can signal an end to an illness and a recovery; if you are broke it may mean money is on the way. Eclipses are nothing more than transits combining our two luminaries, the Sun and the Moon. Many times the affects of an eclipse are felt weeks before it even happens and sometimes results aren't apparent until a later date. In any case don't freak out because we are having an eclipse and a Mercury retrograde at the same time. I would just suggest to all that we watch out for impulsive behavior from both ourselves and others around the time of the eclipse. Put your credit cards away because impulse purchases coupled with a Mercury Retrograde may equate to making a "return" at some point. Don't rush around, keep an eye out for the "crazies" who don't follow astrology and possibly act out around the time of a Full Moon anyway along with drivers in a rush to get from here to there. Transportation of all sorts seems to mess up during retrograde Mercury periods so allow enough time for possible delays and snafus when traveling. Now that we are all cool about the dreaded eclipses we can take a deep breath and begin to worry about something else for instance like the approach of the dreaded 2012 a year from now.
As Above, So Below"~Hermes
For a top shelf blend of some cosmic advice also read your rising sign if you know what it is. Remember that the stars and planets are there to be our designated emotional drivers when we need to find our way through life.
Life has been hectic for you and you certainly have had your share of bull crap over the past few months. The eclipse and the combined Mercury retrograde may bring an end to a legal matter that concerns money. Enjoy the holidays and don't be shy about telling lingering house guest when it is last call and lights out. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Ten of Wands letting you know that over burdened feelings and excessive pressure are coming to a head. Who is using power for their own selfish ends? Effort helps you meet your goal.
Mercury retrograding back into your eighth house lets you take a look at any debts that either you owe or that are owed to you. The eclipse falls in your eighth house but still very close to your ninth house meaning that you may be signing some legal papers that help you take care of money matters. A past relationship has a new and interesting twist to it so pay attention and read between the lines. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Four of Swords telling to chill out rest and repose. Take a rest to escape from all of the recent mental disorder and confusion that has been around you over the past few weeks.
You will be hearing from lots of old friends and past acquaintances with Mercury retrograde in your seventh house. The eclipse on the 21ST of December also may signal an end to a relationship that has run its course. You will be extremely busy this week so make a list and check it twice so you don't forget what it is that you have to do. Expect a surprise call from someone you have not heard from in quite a while. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Chariot letting you know that your fortitude and perseverance will get you through anything. Someone who has conflicting interest with you over a money matter may cause some turmoil. Don't rush into any decisions.
Mercury retrograde along with this week's eclipse highlight your sixth house concerning your health and people who are in service to you. Slow the pace down a little and don't try to get everything done at once because you will likely experience "holiday burnout." Anyone you employ from your handyman to your workplace assistant may prove to be a pain in the ass this week so exercise your patience along with exercising your body. Mend fences to ease emotional turmoil. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Page of Cups (reversed) letting you know that it is up to you to make the first move if you want to get the lines of communication opened up again. Someone who attempts to create an over dependence may soon see their maneuvers backfire.
Creative projects along with entertaining, kids and lovers all get a roller coaster ride this week when Mercury retrograde syncs up with this weeks eclipse leaving you feeling like you were just caught up in a Wallmart holiday door buster stampede. You may be feeling tired due to all of the extra holiday preparations that need to get done and the only "get up and go" that you have is when you need to pee in the middle of the night. Light up the holidays be getting a little "lit" yourself. Go relax. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Three of Cups showing a resolution to a problem which brings satisfactory results. Compromise and inspiration go hand in hand this week.
Mercury, your ruling planet backs up into the sector of your chart ruling house and home which may lead to some break downs and problems within your abode. Maybe you are moving or someone is coming back home. In any case the eclipse on the 21ST of December occurs in your fourth house but is also on the edge of your fifth house meaning that obligations on the home front may interfere with partying and socializing. Even the best laid plans aren't immune from screw ups. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Queen of Swords (reversed) telling you to back away from a narrow- minded, malicious person who is having a "bad mood moment." Choose your arguments wisely. Deceitfulness is exposed leaving the doors wide open for further explanations.
Mercury retrograde in your third house along with the eclipse of December 21ST and Saturn on your Sun almost guarantee some kind of confusion with communication, transportation or siblings. In order to avert any potential problems take your time when emailing, texting or speaking your mind. The right words may come across in the wrong way. Careful when driving because you can expect someone to change lanes without signaling or some A-hole to run a red light. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Four of Wands letting you know that romance and socializing should be harmonious this week. You may realize that you and someone who has been bucking the system are actually on the same page. Rest up.
The check is in the mail. Sure that is what they all say when it comes time to anti up the dough. Mercury retrograde and the Full Moon eclipse on December 21ST both address your finances. Holiday gift buying may have put a dent in your wallet making it necessary for you to recalculate your budget. If you were thinking about renegotiating a better business deal for yourself now is the time to put your cards on the table and while you're at it also put your credit cards under lock and key so you don't risk running up a hefty tab. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Three of Swords showing that someone misses you more than they want you to know. Diversions don't escape the fact that an absence is causing you sorrow. Don't delay in communicating your needs.
The changes that have been going on with you lately have opened up a new aspect in your life. Mercury retrograde brings you back to your core center and the Full Moon eclipse on the 21ST of the month validates that your life has changed in so many ways over the past few months. Get ready for more changes because this is only the beginning of some new opportunities that are about to land in your lap. New places and faces are all around you. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Tower (reversed) alerting you to some rough waters before you hit the calm sea. Someone going through a rough time may seem depressed and in a rut. Don't let them bring you down. Stay focused.
Go on and scream. Feel better? Mercury retrograde along with the eclipse on December 21ST causes some behind the scenes havoc along with some last minute changes. Some big mouth may also expose a secret or a confidence that you would have preferred to keep under wraps. No peeking in packages marked for you unless you want to spoil a big surprise. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Two of Swords telling you to keep a balance in your life especially at this hectic time of the year. Tact is necessary to maintain peace when dealing with an unreasonable individual. Expect a voice from the past to try and reconnect with you.
A new group of friends or work colleagues turn out to be more fun then you originally thought that they would be. You may be surprised to find out that you have a secret admirer who would like to meet you under the mistletoe if you dare. Mercury retrograde along with the eclipse on December 21ST shake things up in your eleventh house of hopes, wishes and destiny and you may wind up with a whole new vision of where you would like to be headed as you roll in to next year. Stay focused to reach your goals. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Nine of Wands letting you know that you can expect some changes that will get rid of a current struggle with a nemesis. A deception around a secret enemy is exposed and you are able to adjust to a new order which is better suited for you. Enjoy your family because they will always have your back.
Mercury retrograde in your tenth house of career and image may make you go back and rethink just where it is that you would like to be as far as your goals are concerned. The Full Moon eclipse on the 21ST of December energizes career matters and you may close the door on some areas in order to make way for more lucrative opportunities. Money matters get a nice little boost and it appears to be just what the doctor ordered to put you into a more positive spin. A situation that you thought was a moot issue resurfaces and is revamped more to your liking. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Judgment card (reversed) showing that delays may be the cause for any frustration that you may be feeling. Indecision leads to procrastination. You will find that delays actually work in your favor and bring you to a much better deal.