Speak softly -- and carry a big stick! And let that stick be the discrimination of your mind. Think very carefully before opening your mouth and more importantly before putting anything into writing. It’s all too easy to jump to negative conclusions or make poor decisions under the challenging aspects of this full Moon lunar eclipse.
With a Mercury Retrograde concurring with this dastardly eclipse in the sign ruled by the messenger god (Gemini) -- communication breakdown abounds. Try to have the majority of your conversations in person or over the telephone to avoid the dangers of email and text misunderstanding. There is no obvious emotional tone when delivered in text form and thus meanings can be egregiously taken out of context.
And if that doesn’t add enough jolly to your holiday: appointments get endlessly switched around; dates get confused; you arrive too early or too late for your scheduled time; you just miss the bus or the plane; emails get lost or lost in translation; your packages get lost in the mail; your words are taken completely out of context. You get the gist. It’s like a Mercury Retrograde, times 10.
More than ever, you’d be wise to write everything down and check your schedules and lists twice. To rely on memory alone is a recipe for disaster while the trickster god is up to no good. But alas, there is a method to this mercurial eclipse madness: this is a major opportunity to understand how important it is to communicate clearly. Mixed messages, weak commitments, indecision and thoughtless word choices are the ills of our modern technology age (let’s not even get into the text abbreviation phenomenon. LOL).
Clarity, simplicity and straightforward sincerity are some easy remedies to survive and hopefully prevent the onslaught of miscommunication mayhem. And now might be the time to start that meditation practice if you haven’t already.