Here are a few tips as to how our planets will affect us during the holiday season.
Since both Jupiter and Venus have been retrograde, it is important not to sign any contracts before November 18 as both planets are weak and not very effective. After this day, go for it! A perfect time to purchase items that embellish or beautify (jewels, perfume, expensive clothing) should be acquired between November 18 - 30 for these items are ruled by Venus and she will be direct and in full swing.
Mercury - ah, here we go. This stinker of a planet will make our December a messy month, for it will go retrograde from December 10 - 30 and we will feel the effects as soon as December 1. Since this planet rules communication, appliances, electronics, contracts and transportation, it is crucial to refrain from the purchase of new computers, television, or other machines with moving parts, for it will be a disaster. Your recipient may not like the gift, the item may not function properly, or a drop in price may occur later when a newer model comes out. When this planet retrogrades, there is a slowdown, delays occur, postponements and miscommunication. This creates confusion and mayhem. Ugh. Get a gift certificate instead!
It would be wise to shop for all your holiday presents in November, as well as any expensive items for yourself. However, there are two days that will be the exception, and believe it or not, they are Black Friday (November 26) and Black Saturday (November 27). Huge sigh... These are the big days for consumers to do their heavy holiday shopping and give retailers a chance to see their ledgers go into the black. Unfortunately, on these two days, Mercury, which rules transportation, agreements and commerce, will pick a bad fight with volatile Uranus, which rules unpredictable events, and it is not a favorable day for travel, shopping, signing contracts or starting new ventures. You can purchase electronics and appliances anytime all through the month of November, excluding 26 and 27.
Not only will Mercury be retrograde, but a major lunar eclipse will occur on December 21 which will surely bring unexpected events, changed agendas, shifting priorities and unforeseen conditions. Last minute holiday preparations and shoppers will face mounting stress.
The hardest part of holiday shopping is deciding what to get for those on my list. I knew about the above predictions, so I began brainstorming a few weeks ago and decided to go with three Cs for our boys. They expect two of the three - cash and cologne - for it has been a tradition that I provide a new scent each year, but the third will remain my secret. I must leave something for them to wonder about, even if they are all grown up. There is something about the element of surprise on Christmas morning that captures the young at heart. Their parents are planning a romantic getaway at Champagne Lodge (another C) so our holidays should be smooth sailing.
Everything is energy. Everything touches.
The true connection is made. xo