The last Mercury Retrograde of 2017 will be in effect from December 3rd through December 22nd, 2017.
Sometimes the Universe gives us a break even though it doesn’t always feel that way. One thing the cosmos always does is create balance. So the energies get slowed down a bit so we can have the opportunity to catch up. Mercury in Retrograde is that time out, it’s an opportunity to get caught up with life, it’s a time to unplug and take a long deep breath. It’s a good time to take time off from work if at all possible, and focus on reworking anything that needs to be done. Mercury rules over our lower mind and those energies, so when it’s in a Retrograde cycle we start to perceive things in a very different way.
Mercury in Retrograde, like all Retrograde plants, is happening for a reason, this isn’t some new Astrological fad. Planets have always gone into Retrograde cycles and will continue to. So every once in a while we get a chance to pause or stop and get some rest. This is the time to review your life and the paths you’re on. What this Mercury in Retrogrades cycle does is help us to breathe, be still, relax, and review. The main thing to understand as this Retrograde takes a hold is that it’s a time to review your life and redo anything that needs to be done. It is time to re-search, re-think, re-visit, re-connect, and to get re-organized.
What Not To Do during
– Do Not take misunderstandings personal. Our communication is foggy and clouded.
There can be positive things that come from a Mercury in Retrograde cycle that you just didn’t think about before. Like throwing out the old and organizing our lives. Stay focused on more past opportunities and reconsider them now, see if they’re still an option, and try to let go of any computer glitches or electronic snafus you might be experiencing.
Since it’s the Holiday Season, it’s important to keep a paper trail of whatever you purchase. Mercury is known as the trickster of the Zodiac, so it likes to play tricks that make us change our minds suddenly and this causes confusion. Lots of people come back around from our past including ex-lovers. Mercury’s influence seems to bring these chance meetings together.
So our focus should be on re-organizing and reflecting. We see the world a little differently during this time, and through these filters, we can have some very important inner revelations. It may not be as easy to communicate under this influence, but remember not to try and rationalize everything. Mercury Rx periods can be times of heightened inner-awareness, so doing things like meditation, keeping a journal, reworking old plans, and reviewing, or reconnecting to your past can be quite helpful. Mercury Rx is also a powerful time to study, particularly for returning to old studies and re-learning or refreshing knowledge around a subject that’s already been taken.
This Mercury in Retrograde cycle can also help you think back to a part of your recent past, and reconnect you to an old dream or goal to follow through on. Someone from your past might get a hold of you for a second chance or opportunity, but that doesn’t mean it’s meant to be, usually, it doesn’t work out for the long-run. But it’s nice to reconnect and perhaps sort out any unresolved issues you might have.
Because we are perceiving things in a different way, the truth tends to come out and you just might notice or find some kind of detail you overlooked or didn’t catch before, which can be very helpful. This cycle can bring clarity and help you move past any restrictions or blocks standing in your way. Mercury begins retracing its steps in direct motion from December 22nd (its shadow ends on January 18th).
New Moon Nov. 18th, 2017 in Scorpio
Central Time – November 18, 5:42 AM Eastern Time – November 18, 6.42 AM. Pacific Time – November 18th, 3:42 AM Mountain Time – November 18, 4:42AM
The New Moon occurs on November 18th in the sign of Scorpio, which gives us the power to regenerate not only ourselves but our lives. Use this highly potent energy to get unstuck or break free from what’s stagnant in your life.
This New Moon is all about transformation therefore it can help you in your personal intimate relationships. But this can also apply to the relationships you have with friends, co-workers, family members, and business partners. This New Moon is a connection between the Moon and the Sun, both in the sign of Scorpio. This energy can help rejuvenate you and your life. If you’re having sexual, emotional, or financial problems this influence can help, as it’s a time of renewal!
The best way to use this Scorpion magical regenerative energy is to simply lighten up folks, simply soften your demeanor. Don’t be so on guard or defensive, work at being vulnerable and share parts of yourself with those you trust. This is all about letting go of the control you think you have, because really that’s an illusion. Surrender any issues you have with control to the New Moon and be open to the Universe helping you!
Since we are already in Scorpio Season and there are so many planets currently in Scorpio, we are reminded that all things must end or die off and chapters must close. This influence may bring up issues around your own immortality and inevitable death. This isn’t meant to be depressing or scary, but to inspire you to live your life while you’re here on the planet with happiness and passion, and show your appreciation and gratitude for what and who you have in your life now in the present!
During the Dark Moon or New Moon in Scorpio, we are in a darkend state of seeing and feeling, this isn’t an evil kind of darkness but an awakening, it helps us to sense what we can’t see or feel or what we don’t know!
This is a time to renew your commitment to your life. Under the water sign of Scorpio, we feel things on a very deep level and can uncover our motivation, truth, and desire by exploring these deep emotional waters. You must understand your truth and desire, as it may not make sense to your ego or mind.
Therefore you have to be taken out of your comfort zone to get it! Basically, if what we truly desire doesn’t frighten us even a little then it’s probably not going to keep us motivated to go after what we want!
During this New Moon, the planets Mars and Pluto, which are both rulers of Scorpio are involved in a tense square. This influence is about being in Control and how to tap into your power. This aspect can challenge and test us around anything we have power over, so it’s about how we wield power when issues get stirred up in our lives and how avoid powerless feelings and behaviors.
Feeling powerless can actually help you learn. As some folks tend to go above and beyond to prove themselves, as their focus is on the struggle and competition in their lives constantly. But the other half of you might end up giving up on your dreams or desires altogether, which just means your reliving old patterns around being victimized in some way.
With this New Moon in Scorpio, being put in a position of power can lead to manipulation and all the shadowy stuff that comes along with it. The New Moon in Scorpio is trying to teach us how to handle our own personal power without abusing others!
It’s important to embrace and face our fears now, as the mystery and magic behind this very powerful influence can help us push past our ego’s needs and put us on a path towards life-changing transformations, so in other words we have a real opportunity to change things on a deep soul level.
It’s a great time to do New Moon energy work. Make out a simple Wish list or Write down your intentions, think about what it is your truly desire and dream of and call that energy into your life! There is no better time than the present to get to work around loving your life!
Happy New Moon Blessings
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Full Moon in Taurus
For all the Signs of the Zodiac:
The FULL MOON occurs on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, at 1:23 AM EDT, 12:23 PM CST
This week’s Full Moon occurs late Friday night, early Saturday morning, depending on what part of the world you are in. And it’s in the strong but loving sign of Taurus, which can bring up certain things like: Money, Security, Love, Beauty, Love, and Food, yes I said food, as we love to nurture ourselves and others when the Moon is in good, solid, stabilized Taurus, and therefore food becomes a strong need and desire for some under this energy!
The Full Moon is actually an opposition, when the Sun in Scorpio forms a challenging energy with the Moon in Taurus. This one is also what’s called a “Cazimi” Moon, because it is particularly close to earth, so certain themes will come into play more strong than usual. This energy brings up some issues around filling the voids in our life and what we are lacking.
Do you feel satisfied with what you have and do you have enough of what you need, and do you feel secure? Wondering if you have enough money, love, food, or security can come up during this Full Moon, and the answers will become quite obvious over the weekend.
Full Moons are about balancing out the two opposed forces depending on what Zodiac Sign they are transiting, and we must look at these energies to understand what we need to be doing to work with this energy and not against it. There is the more earthy, practical, peace-loving, and security minded Taurus Moon and than emotional, power hungry, soul-searching, dramatic Sun in Scorpio. The Moon in Taurus wants you to find something that fills an emotional need or void (hence why food can become a stronger desire), but it wants you to do it in a more simplistic way, finding what works for you in this life. While the Sun in Scorpio draws our attentions to what is more deeply psychological and complex, it draws us to solve the mysteries around us. This Full Moon illuminates this conflict between what is physical (Taurus) and transforming (Scorpio).
This energy makes us feel more passionate, in love, and highly creative! This Full Moon’s energy helps us think of the possibilities and helps us learn through our experiences. Taurus is ruled by Venus and Scorpio by Pluto but also Mars, Venus-Mars are the Cosmic Lovers of the Zodiac, so our intimate relationships are highlighted under this powerfully strong Full Moon, and things like our personal comfort and what we value and our sexuality is going to be super strong right now!
The Full Moon is the high point of the Moon cycle, and it is a time when the energies we started during the New Moon come into being. It is a highly emotional time but also a time of romance, relationships, and strong desires.
The Full Moon in Taurus can also be about abundance and helps remind us of what we already have. But there is a strong Venus/Uranus oppostion that will be very close to this Full Moon, and since Venus rules Taurus, this aspect can be quite significant. This is an awakening to what we are lacking in our life and our personal need to find a new way of doing something on our own, and for many of you issues around your personal security may come up, and concerning your work or career, and especially around your love life! Since the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are all in the sign of sex itself, Scorpio, issues around our sexuality can also show up now. We need to be doing something that helps us to enjoy ourselves and experience pleasure more often on a regular basis.
This Full Moon is also connected with Jupiter and is harmonizing with dreamy Neptune, as they get closer to make a exact beautiful Trine. This is some nice energy folks that emphasizes fertility (not just having babies), imagination, and those ah-ha moments of realizations or epiphanies that are magical! This energy can bring money, sudden windfalls and just random dumb luck!
This brings in a energy of generosity as our compassion and faith are stronger than usual, we are more willing to make personal sacrifices around what it is we believe in, if it’s for the higher good!
Mercury is in Scorpio from October 17-November 5, 2017.
Mental Mercury (the planet that rules over our thoughts & communication) shifts, as it moves into more soul-searching Scorpio.
Our communications take a drastic shift from keeping the peace while Mercury was in balancing Libra, and now into pulling out what’s hidden or repressed while in Scorpio. Just like how the #metoo movement is taking off in Hollywood now, anything that has caused trauma will be lite up by giant Jupiter, now also in Scorpio.
With Mercury in Scorpio, our thinking runs very deep and intense. The truth of the matter is very important, as we become observers and can be obsessive in our pursuits. Just don’t push things to the point of insanity and know when to back off. It can prove difficult to say enough is enough.
During this time our thoughts and the way we communicate will be more deep and intense, and usually we like to chat a lot under these influences, because we are searching for what’s hidden or repressed psychologically. While Mercury was in Libra we were more about balancing our minds, while.coming up with simple but fair solutions to our problems.
Mercury in Scorpio is more natural, but has a darker attitude, so you may feel like things aren’t fair. The truth is what’s important now, as we look underneath it all! This is a time to let yourself investigate, observe, and really focus. Our never ending search for something more deep can be exhausting, but it satisfies our minds to simply know. Whatever is fake or false in our lives just won’t due, we are looking for what is authentic, especially around communicating, so our conversations can go much deeper.
This Scorpio energy helps us stay more sharp than usual, our minds our profound and quite analytical, which leads to one-track minded and even obsessive thinking. Better learn now while we get into so many planets in Scorpio, just how stop yourself. This energy can have you talking for days and not knowing when to stop yourself, so pay attention, and if you are talking someone’s ear off, rein yourself back in and take a breather. You can emotionally, under this particular influence, mentally exhaust yourself and others
Full Moon in Aries
The Full Moon each month is when we hit an emotional peak, so our emotions are running high and hot during this one folks! On October 5th, the Full Moon in Aries comes together, Aries is a fire sign that’s associated with passion, anger, and overall intensity! And the Full Moon always heightens how we are feeling! So you get the picture here? This energy has been building all week, hence the intense powerful feelings that have been running around.
This Full Moon can help reawaken those of you who have been feeling down, depressed, or lacking in energy and/or vitality. As the Sun and Moon make this fiery conjunction it can help wake us up and gets us out of our stuckness and clear any stagnant energy we’ve been experiencing. Under this Full Moon, we will need to make up our minds about something, and move towards what inspires, ignites, and re-aligns our soul.
This Full Moon is in a tense square to deeper and darker Pluto just recently out of Retrograde. So this brings out the shadow side of our existence, and our core wounds usually caused by some kind of past trauma. Because our patience is wearing thin we are easily triggered, so small irritations can turn quickly into bigger arguments. This energy has already been and will continue to be explosive, therefore it can be difficult to control ourselves and our reactions.
If you really want to learn something from this Full Moon, and you start to get frustrated then try to understand the deeper truth to as why you are angry. Here’s a hint, anger is usually just deep-seated fear being expressed. Ask yourself what you’re really afraid of! You can feel pumped up and go to the point of extremes. Watch for manipulative behavior, abuse of power, and for people trying to control your behavior. Especially, in our relationships with mental Mercury in Libra opposing this Full Moon!
Please be advised this energy can get quite volatile, as it already has proven itself these last week! There will be misunderstandings that turn into arguments because we have such intense reactions.
This Full Moon is a tense meeting between the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Aries, this is the “self” and “others,” we need to find ways to balance out how we take care of ourselves and the other people’s needs in our life, especially in our relationships. If you are allowing others to push you around, the scales are out of balance and you’re using too much Libra energy. We must express our needs and desires to keep the peace. It’s a time to be clear and precise about how we feel, don’t allow yourself to jump to conclusions and become irrational or impulsive under this blazing Aries energy.
To work under this Full Moon you’ll need to be mindful and patient, dedicated, and skillfully planning your timing. Saturn brings a wake-up call or reality check around what is working in your life and within your relationships. It also puts focus on how we are taking care of ourselves, our bodies, and personal environment or space.
We’re still under the final tense meeting of Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries energy. This final hooray magnifies the revolutionary power of the Full Moon, we can find personal growth through travel, education, and relationships as long as we take care of our responsibilities. Get creative and discover the most amazing ways to cure your boredom without too many issues or disruptions.
And finally, the “Cosmic Lovers” Venus and Mars make a harmonious Trine to powerful Pluto! This adds some serious intensity and passion to our relationship dynamics, or to whatever brings us happiness and pleasure. This can help us feel more deeply passionate about our loved ones in general, but especially with our partners. This energy is intense but it’s a fun energy for our intimate relations, as we have a strong desire for love and affection. Take this wild, passionate time during the Full Moon and let it motivate you to work harder toward your goals and make your dreams come true.
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Magical Full Moon for Sept.