Oh come on you knew I was going to have to do it. Apparently the Mayans predicted the end of the world at 4:12 AM MST December 21, 2012. Please don't ask me how they knew about time zones...but I guess if you can predict the end of the world, time zones are a snap.
Saturn is transiting the 12th house - the house where we connect to "god" - and Saturn is all about doing things by the book so perhaps the Mayans were trying to tell us it is a good time to be more serious about our spirituality. That isn't a bad idea in light of the madness of recent weeks.
Scorpio will be rising and that is the sign that vibrates to the 8th house so this is a good time to set some good spiritual practices in place. However, nothing else here tells me that we should all be spending our last dollar and dancing our last jig -- or procrastinating with Christmas shopping any longer.