Lift the gag order! Since November 14, communicator Mercury has been retrograde (backwards) in Scorpio, making for some open mouth, insert Manolo gaffes you wish to high heavens you could take back. First and foremost, stop being so hard on yourself! Slip-ups happen, Scorpio, and joining a brigade of silent monks need not be your fate. But heres a little news worth celebrating: on Tuesday, Mercury goes direct, powering forward through your sign and blessing you with gift of gab until December 10. Talk about a turnaround! You could sell chocolate Santas to St. Nick himself, so get your materials in order and go pitch like the wind. People will finally get it, their quizzical stares replaced with looks of complete wonder and awe. Pick up that LBD from the dry cleaner and stock your beaded clutch with business cards. Holiday parties double as networking events and an opportunity to cleverly bend the ears of some VIPs in your network. A sidelined personal project picks up steam again, and you could pull in for a fantastic Q4 finish! If youve been using Mercury retrograde for its best purposes these past few weeksresearching, reviewing and revampingyou can stun with your big reveal in the days ahead. That behind-the-scenes work will really pay off, Scorpio. Nicely done! The coast is clear for any makeover magic you wish to sprinkle into your life. If youre still feeling that Sailor Jerry tattoo design by Sunday, book the appointment for your inking. Dying your hair Katy Perry (a Scorpio) blue or taking other daring measures to revamp your look will either seem like temporary insanity or the best idea ever as Mercury turns direct. Let the shadow of Mercury retrograde subside this week, then, forge ahead in a clear direction next week when your inner stylista has her head on straight again. On Thursday, a lunar (full moon) eclipse in Gemini brings some seal-the-deal energy into your universe. This eclipse is the culmination point of a corresponding solar (new moon) eclipse in Gemini that happened this past May 20. Discussions about a mergerfor romance or financethat began this spring could get superserious this week. You might just put a ring on it, or sign some form of joining-of-assets contract. This eclipse could bring a big sale, so if youve had property on the market or are looking to invest in some yourself, the process will be expedited, moving things along at a faster clip than you may have expected. Your sexual energy is off the charts under the spell of this eclipse and you might just prove every one of those rumors about Scorpios to be true over the coming two weeks. Embrace your magnetism, but turn it on selectively so you dont wind up stuck with someone who was only there to pump up your ego. Theres an all-or-nothing vibe to this eclipse too, so if youve exhausted yourself stressing, obsessing and enduring fits of jealous rage in the name of love, harness this lunar power to set yourself free. Cut the cords of a toxic entanglement and free yourself up for a connection that buoys your soul instead of sinking it.