Mercury will be going retrograde this week on December 10TH so if you haven't started you holiday shopping hurry up. Buy all your electronic and electrical gadgets before the retrograde begins. Make sure that you RSVP holiday invitations before the trickster planet, Mercury, starts moving backwards because this planet also rules communications and correspondence. Retrograde Mercury periods usually cause snafus in "messaging" as well as transportation delays so give yourself enough time to get where ever you are going. You can also expect "mail" delays and "male" delays so try to keep your cool should plans go flat and someone shows up late or not at all for an expected get together.. Solidify all contracts and agreements before the 10TH of December to avoid changes down the road. On the bright side, Mercury rules reunions and it is a great time to reconnect with old friends. Mercury retrograde is like a "wild card" in that you don't know who you will bump in to, meet on a street, maybe confuse dates for a holiday party, return something that you bought, change your mind and basically go a little crazy. Imagine walking backwards for a moment and not having a clear sense of where you are going but somehow knowing that you have been there before. There you have it-that is what Mercury retrograde feels like to us "earthlings." Just what we need-more confusion for an already hectic time of the year.
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.
Try to stay calm this week and get all important projects out of the way because once Mercury turns retrograde things are sure to get confused. You may still be feeling the affects from a clash with a friend which may be some how holding up your progress in getting something important done. On a brighter note, a past opportunity that you thought was a lost cause may suddenly be revived. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Page of Wands telling you to keep your ears open and your mouth shut for a moment. You are about to hear some important news from a good source.
Things are going good so don't look for any flies in the ointment. Now is the time to get serious about any new work or health regimes that you may have been thinking about. You suddenly feel more connected to a relationship that until recently seemed a little strained. Money should return to a nice flow for you but resist the urge to over spend on holiday gifts. Be willing to compromise in order to keep things moving along nicely in your life. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Sun card showing satisfaction and accomplishment. Good social relationships bring about assured success.
It is extremely hard to make up your mind especially when there are so many choices. An "ex" may attempt to reconnect over the holiday season but don't put too much faith in it going any where. If the same dog bites you twice you can't blame the dog the second time. You will have more than your fair shares of social opportunities over the next few weeks so don't limit yourself to reliving the past. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Six of Pentacles showing that you may have a tendency to go a little over board with your generosity. Share your good fortune but keep realistic boundaries.
You can almost feel it in your bones that you are due for a much needed change. Don't freak yourself out by dwelling on only the negative side of things but rather embrace the opportunity to start anew. You may now realize that some choices that you made in the past were really not in your best interest. Imagine a big mental eraser and wipe the slate clean so you can draw a prettier picture for things to come. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Empress (reversed) showing some vacillation in your decision making concerning a major decision. Anxiety over money and material possessions only delay your progress. Know in your heart that all things always wind up where they should be for your own best interest.
Mercury turning retrograde in your sixth house may make you get back into a better health and fitness regime that you have let go of over the past few months. Keep in mind that lifting a holiday cookie up to your mouth does not count as doing "curls." Lately you may be feeling like a baby who has their days and nights mixed up due to burning too much of the midnight oil. Get back into a routine so both health and work can get into a better balance. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Seven of Swords (reversed) telling you to avoid quarrels at all cost. Uncertain counsel or advice leads you to find someone who helps you go about things in a different but better way.
Getting use to a new situation can leave you wondering if you made the right choice concerning a big decision. Time to get serious about important things which leaves very little time for needless worry over incidental happenings. Those who can "do" and those who can't say " what the hell am I to do next." Be a "doer" and embrace any changes that come along as an opportunity to leap ahead. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Five of Cups showing that you are still a little upset over a relationship or friendship that cooled down. Regrets are only temporary until you realize where the flaws were hidden all along.
Calm down. You no soon get to experience your ruling planet, Venus, back in direct motion then you have to duck from retrograde Mercury and Pluto squaring you. Someone who is giving you mixed messages and playing little "power play" games actually delights in watching you get aggravated. Focus you attention more on you this week and when you do come out "swinging" you'll knock them over. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Strength card showing that you have control over a situation. Determination, fortitude and conviction pull you through a tough time. Have confidence but avoid defiance.
Mercury will be retrograde in your third house of communication and transportation initially until it moves back into your second house of money. Take notes, keep records and make sure that you hold on to all receipts just in case you have to prove something or other at a later date especially where refunds are concerned. Try to avoid an encounter with a bitchy work associate or sales person because if you decide to let go and lash back-look out! An old flame may try to reconnect but make sure that they aren't just blowing smoke up your ass. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Seven of Cups (reversed) showing that a strong will and intelligent choices help you reach a goal. A resolution to a problem is clearly now in sight.
There is definitely a down side to every upside so be sure to look at the big picture before you get involved in a challenging situation. Optimism will only get you so far once Mercury retrogrades back into your sign giving you cause to rethink things. Inside all chaos they say there is divine order. I wonder if that includes our junk drawers too. Keep a clear mind and an open heart this week. Your splash of tarot is the World card showing perfection, the "Wow" factor and triumph. Success is yours along with sincere admiration from others. The ultimate change leading to fulfillment.
All of the responsibility that you have taken on lately may be getting to you. Mercury going retrograde in your sign may make you feel like you are coming and going both at the same time. Keep a track of what you are buying this holiday season so you don't over spend. Cappies seem to relish in hard work while the rest of us just seem to want "relish" on our hot dogs. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Nine of Wands (reversed) telling you to keep your cool if you stumble upon delays, obstacles or adversity of any kind. Don't let yourself get run down or you risk feeling under the weather.
Mercury going retrograde in your twelfth house may let your subconscious mind play a few tricks on you. Remember, Mercury is the trickster planet and the last thing you need is any aggravation from the past. Stay in the present moment because that is where you lay the ground work for all future events. Don't cloud the holiday season with needless worry or guilt trips. On the bright side there should be a pleasant surprise for you from an unexpected source. Sweet! Your splash of tarot for the week is the Queen of Swords alerting you to watch out for a keenly perceptive woman who may try to get you to feel sorry for her. Look out for someone with a subtle agenda who may try to play on your sympathies for their own personal gain.
There are so many directions that you can go in but the problem is choosing the right one. Retrograde Mercury may put you back in touch with a group or organization that you associated with in the past. Look over all new offers carefully and resist signing any contracts unless of course it is a renewal. A financial delay seems to have been cleared up so now you can relax. Don't trust every situation or "too good to be true" deal because someone who used manipulation in the past to get their way will surly try the same tactics on you if given another chance. Your splash of tarot for the week is the Ten of Cups (reversed) showing a difference of opinion with someone. Don't let petty arguments turn into all out combat which will cause the loss of a friendship.