Mercury, the messenger planet, moves into Aquarius on January 8th.
Mercury rules over the mind and helps us tap into higher dimensions, so things should get rather interesting with Mercury in progressive Aquarius through March 15th.
Heads-Up Mercury will enter its Retrograde cycle, starting January 30th, and runs through February 20th. We have already entered the Pre-shadow phase! When the planet Mercury starts to slow down to get ready to appear moving backward or turn Retrograde through the Cosmos. So the energies are going to be quite strange. I will have more on this later.
Mercury rules our thoughts, perceptions, and communications, and in the sign of Aquarius, we are inventive, innovative, progressive, objective, intuitive, detached, rational, and outspoken. Our opinions are strong and our independence very important. Our minds are downloading amazing inspirational visions, and we can have random A-ha moments and epiphanies. So our awareness is expanded, and our ideas are brilliant, ingenious, and at times revolutionary.
It’s a strong time for free-thinking as we are minds open, so we will see scientific breakthroughs during this cycle. This influence allows us to channel information from higher dimensions and energies, so take advantage of it through spiritual activities such as meditation and journal-writing.
Over the next nine weeks, we feel pulled to explore our ideas, beliefs, strategies, so we can uplift each other and innovate. As Mercury transits the sign of Aquarius, events and experiences start to represent the Mercury traits in Aquarius more so as we think more outside the box.
Between January 8 – 13, Mercury forms a tense Square to warrior Mars in Taurus and is conjunct Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius as well. Mercury is also squaring off with the Great Awakener Uranus in Taurus! This event is being called the 3 Planet Conjunction on social media sites.
These powerful Cosmic energies create revelations that potentially have a strong impact and are definitely meaningful. This is a taste of what’s coming in January/February as other aspects continue to tap into these Cosmic connections. These influences create tensions and frictions between balancing our personal desires and values with what the world needs from us. We must think about the whole picture under these energies.
As Mercury amps up all the newly formed Aquarian energies, Venus also shifts into the sign of Capricorn. This energy re-activates the tensions from last year’s dynamic energies. It’s important to try to be more responsible by creating abundance and happiness even during these difficult times. We can make this happen by acknowledging our feelings about our difficulties and seeing our blessings, even the little ones.
The key to success and navigating through January and February of 2021 is to let go of the old ways while still valuing tradition and embracing the new ways!
Mercury Goes Direct and out of Retrograde on Wednesday the 20th! Woo-hoo!
It’s been a rough Mercury in Retrograde cycle for many of you, with it being in emotionally deep Scorpio during Scorpio Season as well, (when the Sun is in Scorpio.)
But let’s just focus on the fact that it’s over, even though we do have a two week after-shadow period to get through! Things now can slowly start to go back to normal.
Take a deep breath as it’s almost time to get moving again! Thank goodness, as this one was problematic and annoying for most of us.
Mercury has spent an unusually long time in the sign of deeper feeling Scorpio, and in Retrograde since Halloween. Even though it will stay in Scorpio for a few more weeks, things can slowly start to go back to normal when it comes to communications and misunderstandings. Our inner-detective has been strong, but with Mercury direct now, some of the things we were researching or obsessing over will finally make sense and slowly start to come together.
As this shift occurs be mindful that a flood of information can start to pour in that’s difficult to understand. Take notes and make out lists, it will be helpful once this energy shifts. This info coming in can start to stress us out and mentally we can get overwhelmed.
It’s not wise to make any important decisions for the time being, as our thinking is not clear. This issue for the next week or so is our problems can be magnified and difficult to fix. Our problems might be right in our face, so we should take a step back and take a breath so we can think about what our next move should be after we are out of the after shadow period in two weeks.
Expect some “a-ha” moments over the next few weeks. But it can be a rocky start with Mercury moving so slowly, even though it’s headed in the right direction again. During this adjustment period, there may actually be more disruptions and misunderstandings. However, slowly but surely Mercury will get back to normal and so will our lives, just eventually without all the technical glitches and snafus.
As the mental energies start to calm back down whatever has been wonky or not working will soon get better, or may just be something you need to let go of.
October 1st: Sweet Venus in Libra squares passionate Pluto in Capricorn and frustrations occur, especially at work and in our relationships. People can get to you in this energy, the little things can set you off! Remember to breathe! With Pluto involved, we can feel rage under this influence. And we want to have fun and play but this energy can demand that you take care of your obligations and this can keep you from enjoying yourself.
October 3rd: Pluto moves Direct from its Retrograde phase: It’s been Retrograde since April 24. This influence has been affecting so many of you more than you realize, so it will be interesting to see what happens once Pluto goes back to its normal pace. Over the last 5 months, we have been going through some deep transformation. Some of you were out on paths to learn new skills in life, some were put through tests and challenges to beat some bad habit or addiction! Now it’s time to show the world you will rise above all the pain and suffering. You can now show others just what you learned. And show off your accomplishments. This is a very powerful energy that can put you through some seriously touch challenges, but as Pluto slowly gets back to its normal pace we will see things lighten up a bit, it just can take through the end of 2019 for some of you.
October 3rd to November 1st:Mercury enters Scorpio, we tend to see through others and are better at reading between the lines, rather than accepting everything at face value. This is actually good energy to do research and purposeful work. We are more driven to get to the bottom of situations and solve the little mysteries in life. We can discover some interesting information under everyday circumstances, as we can work on projects to there completion. Our judgment is more strong and sound.
October 4th: Mars in Libra: Over the next six weeks, passionate willful Mars will be in Libra, this isn’t the best place for the sign of Libra. And we can feel a bit edgy! We can easily get worked up at one point and start freaking out because of our fear of leaving others behind. With Mars in Libra, a little honesty can bring folks closer together. Only stronger connections will survive this influence.
October 7: Sun squares Saturn: This aspect occurs twice a year. It allows us to rid of what isn’t working right in our lives, due to something being impractical. As we can get more clear about our ideas and plans. With the Sun Libra, our relationships are highlighted while Saturn in Capricorn shows us our ambitions. This placement can show you who is helping you and who is not on your side. Since this helps us focus on our long-term goals, we should take some time to make more informative smart decisions that will continue to help us.
October 8th through November 1st:Venus enters Scorpio This is a good time to find ways to bring more passion and depth to your relationships. But under this influence, we can get a little suspicious and even paranoid about our partners and around our finances. You may find yourself obsessing over other people and even wonder if someone’s giving out all your information or telling your business. No matter what happens we want strong authentic connections with those we love. If you are genuinely looking for a soul mate of some kind then get rid of the players and wannabes, and those that are not willing to commit. If you are looking for the real deal and then you could find love in the most unlikely places.
October 13: Sun sextiles Jupiter: These two bodies of energy together bring in amazing opportunities. There are people who are willing to help you now, it just means you have to take advantage of what they have to offer. With Jupiter still in Sagittarius our world opens up to the possibilities, so use this time to go after your goals.
October 13th: Full Moon: A Full moon in Aries occurs.
The brighter side to this Full Moon influence is its connection to happy-go-lucky Jupiter, as it can bring in success on a project or a goal you’ve already been working on. Good luck can suddenly strike, through old friends, or someone else you meet perhaps online can make a wish come true. Look for those who carry the light, so the people who are more positive and who hold you up when you fall. This can create a positive vibe that helps you make a path towards your goals as windows of opportunity open.
You may start to feel discontent with your normal routines and relationships. Things may just feel stale and worn out. Married or committed couples that haven’t been doing so well could have serious issues, but that doesn’t mean you’ll leave or even argue. However, with the Full Moon making a tense square to passionate Pluto, bad relationships can suddenly be thrown overboard, especially if you’ve been keeping your mouth shut, you might just let your partner have it! Usually, this is when we hit that boiling over point for those folks who are harboring some sort of resentment for their partners.
Watch for how many skeletons you have hiding in the closet, as secrets and deceptions can be revealed under this Full Moon time, and for some this means exposure to everyone, so possibly over social media. Someone can just take your business and go Public with it, which can be rather embarrassing.
For those couples who have been dealing with cheating or adultery, there actually can be some more positive scenarios. This Full Moon can help you if you’ve had an affair or were cheated on, as it brings folks back together to work things out.
The Full Moon is always a time of heightened sensitivity as people tend to be more intuitive and just plain Psychic more so than usual. So pay attention and listen to your gut instincts, and follow your intuition closely.
Full Moon October 2019 Times and Dates
Eastern 5:08 pm
Central 4:08 pm
Pacific 2:08 pm
Mountain 3:08 pm
If you live in a different time zone, please adjust.
October 14: Sun square Pluto You just might have to deal with some folks or circumstances that make you take a step back so you can figure out what you want and who you really want to associate with. Confrontations give you clarity during this time as long as you watch how you react. Talking with those who have been your tried and true friends will help you figure it all out. And these challenges might be rough but can help you in the long-term. Work on being flexible and thoughtful with others and consider all your options before making any decisions. We are being taught what part of our destiny we can control and the parts we can’t, so allow this time to pass first before doing anything major.
October 23: Sun enters Scorpio With the Sun’s shift into more passionate and emotionally driven Scorpio, our feelings tend to be more extreme and intense. In whatever areas of your life you need power or stamina this energy can help you, as it is a time we are more resourceful and determined. Use the Scorpio strength during this time as its energy can help you follow your passions no matter how big or small! Our thoughts will dive deeply into the corners of our minds, staying busy is key to fighting off suspicions and paranoid thoughts during this time. Work on solving little mysteries especially for others, as it can be emotionally satisfying.
October 27: New Moon in Scorpio What a powerful potent New Moon this is going to be folks, as we have access to knowledge that helps us figure out secrets and agendas. This is a good time to dig up old emotional baggage to heal, so you can claim your new beginning! People tend to rise and fall from power under the New Moon in Scorpio! It’s time to put it all in folks, give it everything you got to further your goals, allow the passion and strength this New Moon can give you to help inspire you.
October 31: Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio Here we go again folks, at this point, we have already been experiencing the slow down of Mercury as it prepared for its Retrograde phase. Which means there’s probably already been miscommunications and little glitches along the way. The good news is that you have an opportunity to revisit and revise ideas, contracts, and agreements during this three and half week cycle. If you went along with something that just didn’t sit right with you or didn’t speak up when you should have to avoid conflicts, now is the time to go back and make things right with yourself and others!
This is a strong time for the truth to come out. Make sure to wait out just how you will react to any information or news you receive until you have checked things out first, and maybe even go over them again and make sure, as this is a time of confusion for all of us. This is the worst time to be making important decisions about your future since you will more than likely change your mind a few more times anyway. Once Mercury turns direct on November 20, you will have the information you need to make better more sound judgments.
Mercury goes Retrograde on Halloween during Scorpio Season this time around, and this makes it the perfect backdrop for a creepy Halloween vibe, but this is exciting energy for those of you who enjoy this time of year! With Mercury Retrograde we tend to get visitors from our past, but the veils between this world and other realms are very thin as it is Halloween or the Day of the Dead time as well, therefore many of you will experience some sort of visit from ancestors or loved ones who have crossed over! This can be in our dreams, but also while awake. Mercury Retro’s energy seems to sync right into this year’s Halloween celebrations, as those veils are blurred during this time and it’s easier to connect. Make sure and honor those loved ones who are no longer here in this realm because they are with you in spirit.
On Wednesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st for some time zones, a powerful Super “Black” New Moon in the sign of Leo occurs.
The NEW MOON times are as follows.
Pacific Time, July 31 at 8:11 PM Eastern Time, July 31 at 11:11 PM Central Time, July 31 at 10:11 PM Mountain Time, July 31 at 9:11 PM
Under the “Black” New Moon energy we all have an opportunity to tap into this strong, potent, and courageous Leo the Lion energy.
A Black Moon is the name of a second New Moon in one calendar month. For some folks this New Moon will occur on August 1st, but it’s still a Black Moon since it occurs so close to the end of the month.
This Black Moon is a Super Moon this time around, and so it’s literally closer to Earth, so the tides and anything made of water here on planet Earth is affected by the Moon’s vibrational pull at this time.
This is an excellent time to think about our future goals. And all the characteristics of the sign that Leo represents. With the Moon and Sun both in the sign of Leo, there’s a double dose of Lion’s energy to work with. And add that Mars and Venus are also in the sign of Leo currently, and we have an abundance of this energy to tap into. We should be focusing our energy into the following things like enhancing our love life, as this is a time for romance, but also creative endeavors, andrelationships with our lovers, family members, and children.
Some things we should be working on for the next month are as followed.
Building up our self-confidence and pride in ourselves.
Taking pride in ourselves as unique individuals.
Assuming responsibility for ourselves and our lives.
Putting our heart into all that we do, by giving of ourselves and being more warm and generous with others.
We should meditate and focus on the characteristics of this strong-willed, loving Fire Sign of the Zodiac, as we all have the sign of Leo somewhere in our Personal Astrology “Birth Chart.” Try to incorporate the following positive traits of the Sign of Leo into your life and personality.
Being Proud and showing Pride.
Generosity, helping others for no reason.
Hospitable, receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously.
Caring and Warm towards others.
Open your heart.
Over the next several days we should be able to improve certain parts of our lives, as this is a time to awaken your “inner child” and discover ways to creatively express yourself. We have a golden opportunity under all this potent Leo energy to make some significant changes to our lives that can benefit us long after this New Moon occurs.
With the Sun and Moon in Leo squaring Uranus during the New Moon it’s important to watch yourself for acting on impulse, or for abruptly making changes or just rebelling. The desire to change and improve things around our romantic and personal life is strong, and we can be quite creative when doing so. So this can be a time of courage as we are more than ready for progress. And with Jupiter in a beautiful Trine to this New Moon we can certainly make some magic happen, just pay attention and be cautious.
As this New Moon occurs in Leo, we are being shown how to lead our own lives. Each of us possess the power to take control of our lives, so we must take charge in any situation and make important decisions that will help us in the future. Follow your intuition, as you know what’s best for you! No one knows you better than you! Take some time to yourself and get comfy with your pack, and do what makes your heart happy. Don’t beat yourself up about what you think you should be doing, and allow the truth of who you are to set you free. Trust yourself and be authentic in all you do. Leo energy rules over the heart of any matter, which makes this the best time to work with the energies that are ruled by the heart.
Setting Intentions with the New Moon
I cannot stress enough just how important it is this time around to do the work and Set Intentions or make out Wish Lists under this powerful, rare Super “Black” New Moon. Especially, since we have just dealt with so much life-changing transformational energy. This is the time to make some new plans and set some goals to help you bring in new beginnings and rewards, don’t worry about how big or small they are as in two week from now when the next Full Moon occurs you should start to see something begin. Just simply write it all down, and read it and than FEEL IT! Then since Leo is a Fire Sign many like to burn up what they have written and send the energies off to the Universe in hopes it will bring us what we have asked for.
This New Moon also brings in the start of a New Lunar Cycle, and this new energy comes after a series of very potent and transformative Eclipses in July. This new energy can help us calm down and work with any emotional wounds, changes, or transformations the July Eclipses may have brought up. If the Eclipses brought about some sort of change in your life, than this “Black” New Moon can help you handle whatever issues you have been dealing with, so you can begin to finally think about what to do next from a whole new perspective, and hopefully find some solid solutions.
Under the influence of the “Black” New Moon, the Cosmos will usher in New Beginnings that so many of us have been wishing and hoping for, however, we are going to have to take things slow at first and give these new energies time to work their mojo! Especially, with mental Mercury coming out of it’s Retrograde cycle on the same day as the New Moon.
New Moons bring things to us like “moths to a flame”, so if you are aware or woke it’s a great time to Set Intentions with the Universe, just by simply making out some Wish Lists. With all this new energy coming in now and the effects of Mercury’s Retrograde after-Shadow period, you may have to do some soul-searching first to think about what intentions you really want to set for your future plans. We all have changed a little if we understand it or not, but we can feel it! As the Eclipses have now raised our vibrational energies, and this transformation requires us to make sure our intentions line-up together with this new energy.
This New Moon is a great inspiration, and this is the time to think about what we want to bring into our lives next. But we must be patient, take the time to allow ourselves to simply be, and tune our hearts into the energy of the Cosmos to match up with the energy of our true soul journey! Then will be better able to take this new energy and manifest what we truly desire next in to happen in our lives.
March is going to come in like a lion with some pretty intense astrological energy coming in!
This also gives us an opportunity to work on our physical well-being as we move through this month very quickly. There are two Full Moons this month and two planets going Retrograde as well. This last Full Moon that just occurred March 1st, has brought our attention to what we need to heal, simplify, and purify in our lives as the Virgo energy is trying to help us keep a balance in our everyday lives. So continue on this path even after this event is done and over, as you might have learned a lot of important information to use.
We’re still under the watery, dreamy Pisces “Stellium” energy for a few more weeks but it is going to start breaking up here in the next few days slowly, as one planet at a time will slowly shift into fiery Aries and life will be very different. But our attention remains on how we choose to love ourselves and take care of our spiritual health for now, so if you haven’t been taking care of your spirit you have a little bit of time left while we are still in “Pisces Season” until March 22nd! So get to it, zen out somehow, maybe take long walks, practice yoga, meditate, start writing in a journal, join a spiritual group you can learn from, just do whatever you can to work with your spirit, because think about it, that’s the one part of you that’s with you long after you leave this place!
Jupiter goes into its Retrograde phase on March 9th in the sign of Scorpio through July 10th! When Jupiter is Retrograde we should take the time to review our life, ideals, visions, and belief systems. And this year the theme will be around our personal values and our personal integrity! Since Jupiter is in Scorpio there will be issues brought up about our own personal power or lack thereof, obsessions and addictions, and our moral compass. So we will have an opportunity to examine how we feel about our beliefs over the next 4 months, and things won’t be the same once this is over, as many of you will change something about yourself in one way or another.
The New Moon is on March 17 in the sign of Pisces, this influence helps us reconnect with our subconscious mind and better understand the deeper truths about ourselves. Pisces is the very last sign of the Zodiac, it is where we dissolve back to the waters of consciousness and return to source energy! During “Pisces Season” we have an opportunity to cleanse the negative energies from this last Astrological year, so over the next three weeks make sure and get rest and make this a time of healing, reflection, rejuvenation, and spiritual replenishment. Pisces is a mutable water sign, so this New Moon helps support us as we make major shifts on a soul-level to realign ourselves and flow with the energies around us. The New Moon teaches us that if we can let go of our resistance and judgment we can be more compassionate, forgiving, and accepting.
Then we have to deal with mental Mercury’s slow down, as it goes into RETROGRADE for the first time in 2018 on March 22nd in Aries.
I don’t know about all of you, but this has seriously already started for me! While Mercury is Retrograde in Aries the energies heat up as Aries is a cardinal fire sign, which means movement! Get ready, you’ll feel charged up and can get more easily agitated and aggressive. This influence tends to cause us to be more impulsive, impatient, and mouthy! We act fast without much forethought, and can get into trouble if we don’t pay attention! It also can cause unexpected problems if you’re not careful. There will be a new line-up of planets shifting into Aries energy throughout March, it’s going to be very important starting the first week of March to learn how to breathe and think before acting to avoid mistakes and accidents, as the fiery Aries energy starts to kick in.
March will also see another second Full Moon, so it is a Blue Moon as well!
A Full Moon occurs on March 31st in the sign of Libra. Under the Full Moon in Libra, our focus shifts onto our relationships! This is about how we balance out our lives around our partnerships and remain independent at the same time. This energy brings up issues around giving and receiving, but it also helps teach us all about getting what we want without sacrificing our own dreams and values.
A harmonious NEW MOON comes together on December 18 & 19, and in the sign of adventurous Sagittarius, which makes it the best time for all of the signs of the Zodiac to reflect on what it is they truly want to let go of or release, and what they want to open up to and create space for. The New Moon is our gift from the Cosmos, so allow this harmonic energy to bring something special to you during this Holiday Season. Stay open to the possibilities.
The New Moon in Sagittarius is going to be smack in between the goddess of love, Venus, and Saturn the lord of Karma. Saturn is just about to shift into Capricorn from Sagittarius itself, and he won’t be back in Sagittarius for nearly 30 years! With Saturn, Venus, and Uranus all working together in harmony, we can expect this New Moon to create some seriously positive change within our relationships and around some of our financial situations.
I say it over and over again, the best time to set powerful intentions during a lunar month is at the time of the New Moon! This is the when the Sun and the Moon meet in their most harmonious union. Take some time to make out a wish list and set your powerful intentions, and if you’d like to know what this lovely New Moon symbolizes for you, then purchase a “New Moon Report” from me.
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New Lessons Are Coming!
We can look at December 18-20 as a turning point, a chapter is closing that is full of lessons and challenges you have experienced over the past three years while Saturn was in the sign of Sagittarius. On Dec 20, Saturn moves into the sign of Capricorn for the first time since the late 1980’s. There are new lessons and challenges we must work on now, but you’ll have three whole years to complete them, so until December 2020.
If you have passed Saturn’s challenges over the last three years look for rewards and blessings to show up! Saturn in Capricorn will bring new and different kinds of Karmic issues into our lives. Wherever Saturn moves in your own personal “Astrology Birth Chart” is the part of your life this energy will affect and is where that fate awaits you. This is also the part of life where you will be examining your goals and relationships and much more.
If you’d like to know just what lessons Saturn has in store for you over the next three years, please order an “Extended New Moon“ report, and I will add the extra information all about Saturn and what you should expect. I will do the research into your personal “Astrology Birth Chart” and send all your information via email in a nice detailed report that’s full of all kinds of Astrological information to help you get through the rest of the year and into 2018!
The best days to get that Holiday shopping done is December the 17 & 23, and then around the 27 & 28 for those of you who celebrate or observe other Holidays.
Mercury is in Retrograde just through the 22nd so you might have some issues with any new electronics and devices you buy during this time. Just keep receipts and warranties in place!
Also, this can be a good time to get a good deal on electronics, not just because of the Holidays but due to Mercury being in Retro, just be careful Mercury is the trickster of the Zodiac and you must keep your wits about you if don’t want to get taken!
Traveling during a Mercury in Retrograde phase isn’t ideal and coupled with it being the Holiday Season doesn’t make it any better! So expect travel delays, this is normal at this time. Try to not be inflexible, roll with it and come up with backup plans ahead of time, it could seriously help you make this time saner so you can enjoy your holiday.
This also means the weather will get a little crazy, which has already begun since Mercury went into its Retro cycle last week, with 10 inches of snow in Georgia to the fires in California. Packages and mail may get delayed, so get your stuff out early just in case. Do not wait till the last minute this Holiday Season, because some deliveries will be slowed down and some companies will even cancel out orders due to being so overwhelmed by all this energy, especially the week before Christmas.
Hang in there folks and keep your mind and hearts open.
Mars moves into the sign of Scorpio starting December 9, 2017, through January 26, 2018. In Scorpio, Mars drives us to stay focused on getting exactly what we want. Under this influence, we are persistent, strong, and determined. There’s a strong desire to experience our emotions on deeper levels, and to take it to the limit to reach the surface of life in order to explore these deeper levels of our human existence is going to be powerful folks!
Stay busy working on solving the little mysteries in life, as we search for ways to get the bottom of problems. Especially other people’s issues, because it helps us feel satisfied and can bring feelings of contentment. Fake or false anything won’t do, as we’re searching for what’s real and authentic. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed interests us.
We are more interested in important issues now. And in some ways, we are attracted to the chaos in life and crisis, as we see this as an opportunity to transform and be emotionally excited. We’re interested more in feeling extreme emotions than nothing at all, as just living to survive and walk the middle road isn’t going to work, it doesn’t support how emotionally intense we can feel right now and is unsatisfying!
The shadow or darker side to Mars transiting the sign of Scorpio is we can feel more agitated, aggressive, and unconscious events can trigger anger, traumas, and memories. We may feel misunderstood or judged by others we trust. And we may not get all the alone time we need, as relationships can feel more restraining or suffocating. There also will be issues for some folks in their relationship with this influence, and around sex, betrayal & cheating, and also suicide.
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
Mercury in Retrograde:
– Don’t start brand new projects
– Do not get into arguments, avoid critical folks and tense people or situations.
– Do Not Sign Contracts or New Agreements
– Avoid Travel
– Do Not take misunderstandings personal. Our communication is foggy and clouded.
What To do during
Mercury in Retrograde:
– Redo, Rework, Review, Research, so basically go over things again and wrap up old business and projects.
– Double Check the Facts and all the info you come by.
– Revisit what you need to, like your work.
– Reconnect with the folks that matter if you’ve had issues or not.
– Backup Computers and any data you want to keep saved, usually start this process two weeks prior to the actual Retro Cycle.
– Reorganize your daily life routines.
– Reflect and practice spiritual work.
– Release what’s been holding you back or blocking you, let go of what no longer is working especially in your intimate relationships.
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.
Mercury is currently in the sign of Sagittarius and this is strong, wild energy. Therefore we will be in for some wild twists and turns along the way as our big ideas come out in the open. The sign of Sagittarius, after all, is the sign that shoots for the stars and thinks anything is possible. If we take this cycle to plan and strategize we can make things happen once it’s over! As we go back to revisit and revise our plans we can make some interesting new discoveries.
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).
September is going to be quite a busy month with the cosmos throwing a lot of energy out there. I do feel that between the more challenging energies there will be a calmness that feels quite grounding. But there’s many twists and turns and even surprises coming. The energies during Eclipse Season can feel a bit hectic and somewhat even crazy at times. The Universe is handing out some pretty cool Ah-Ha moments this month, this can bring you clarity and answers that will help you navigate some of this wild energy. The cosmos will also usher in some serious Luck! Woo-Hoo! Now who isn’t excited about that?
This is Eclipse Season so we’re in for some major changes as there’s big shifts and turns ahead. Eclipses always create an exciting kind of vibe that can feel chaotic. It seems many of you will experience several changes at once, but that is not always the case. It’s exciting to think about the new chapters that are being written for you, and the closure some of you will finally get. Being smack dab right in the middle of the Solar Eclipse that occurred on the 1st and the upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 16th, means that we are in the most transformational part right now, September 4th through the 16th.
Expect some powerful endings and new beginnings as always during Eclipse Season. People from your past might randomly pop up in one way or another over the next 4 weeks, and at one time these folks might have had some serious pull over you or strong influence, but they could actually assist you with your career in some way now. So pay attention and just understand there’s a reason if someone does show up, but that doesn’t mean you have to be around them again, it may just simply be a reminder of some kind. Remember people are like mirrors to each other and the reflection is always enlightening.
The past usually comes around to teach us something, and it being Eclipse time and Mercury in Retrograde through the 22nd, the past will come around for a reason, because that’s what we are supposed to be doing now, revisiting and reviewing parts of our lives so that we can move forward into our future. It’s time to reconnect to someone or something. It is not a good time however to start anything brand new! Usually our perspective will have changed after Mercury is out of Retrograde, and any new project or situation may not be as appealing. This is just one of the strong astrological aspects happening this month, but it sure affects us! Here’s a closer look at the other energies coming in during the month of September.
September Astro Highlights
SEPTEMBER 1st-4th, SOLAR ECLIPSE
September certainly came in with a bang with Mercury in Retrograde and the Solar Eclipse in Virgo on the 1st!So even though new opportunities are presenting themselves, do expect delays and miscommunications because of the Retrograde through the end of September. You may feel wired for sound one minute and simply exhausted the next, especially during the first week of September since the Solar Eclipse energy has been at its highest point already, but that energy lingers on. And you will feel it again around the 13th, when the build up to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse starts to get intense.
September 9th, Jupiter enters Libra
There’s another big week ahead starting on September 9th, when the great benefactor, Jupiter, moves out of Virgo and into the sign of Libra, and with it brings great opportunities for all of us, no matter what your sign may be! This influence will bring about positive changes, as it helps bring folks together. There will probably be a record number of marriages and relationship commitments made, and business partnerships under this influence between September 9th, 2016 and October 10th, 2017. So wherever Jupiter happens to fall in your own personal Astrology Chart, is where you’ll experience the most good luck and possible fortune or even fame. This energy can give out some serious abundance.
September 10th – Saturn Neptune Square
This one might be quite difficult for many of you. This energy can bring problems, disagreements, and chaotic situations that just suddenly pop out of nowhere. It’s best to lay low for the week of the 5th through the 11th, especially around your career and any financial dealings, and with Mercury in Retrograde, yea keep by the book, play by the rules and stick to taking care of your responsibilities during this time, and not try to push anything. Don’t believe everything you see, read, or that is said during this time, as this energy is truly the illusions we perceive being busted out by reality! These lessons can get right up in your face if you don’t choose to take care of business, so it’s best to deal with the truth of the matter immediately while you still have a chance to balance out any Karmic Debt you may have.
SEPTEMBER 16th – LUNAR ECLIPSE
Then there is the September Full Moon in sensitive, healing Pisces. Ok I’m not going to sugar coat this one, it’s going to be very strong, and potent energy! I feel this Eclipse will bring about more challenges than the Solar Eclipse did, simply because a Full Moon is actually a challenging energy between the Sun and Moon anyway. But also because it’s an Eclipse and it’s in Pisces. Pisces folks are known for being very sensitive, because they are ruled by their spirit more so than their physical body. Therefore a Pisces Full Moon can plug all of us into the energies that be, and the veils between the physical world and spiritual realms dissolve. As these boundaries come down, we must make sure to “shield” ourselves spiritually and physically. We become very vulnerable in this energy. It’s very easy for those of us with an empathic nature to pickup on others issues and emotions, and struggle to differentiate whose feelings we are picking up on, and if they are own or someone else’s.
This Full Moon being an Eclipse can bring on sudden breakups, and create endings very quickly in things like our jobs, relationships, and really in any area of one’s life. These Eclipses are also seen as exit points or transitional gateways over to the other side. So often we seem to lose some very well-loved members of the human race during this time, just like Gene Wilder for example…just last week. He clearly was loved by so many!
Things usually get intense about 3 days prior to a Full Moon, as the Moon’s energy builds up to become Full. And with this one being an Eclipse, things can get intense! You might feel like you can’t take the pressure, and for some this means acting badly or going a little crazy! Pay attention to your surroundings and just stay clear of anyone who causes drama, don’t allow these folks to pull you into their madness. It’s too scary in that space to join them, stay focused on creating peace with the Pisces Full Moon. And don’t forget to “Set Intentions” more so focused on letting go and releasing what you no longer want or what isn’t serving you anymore.
SEPTEMBER FALL EQUINOX
On the 22nd we celebrate the Fall Equinox as the Sun moves out of Virgo and into Libra. You might have noticed how focused you have been on the details and maybe even a little over-analytical over this last month, but the energies will shift and you will quickly become more focused on creating harmony and balance in your life, especially around your everyday routines and your relationships. Also this is the glorious day that Mercury goes forward again, and out of its Retrograde cycle, but don’t get to excited as it will take a few more weeks after the 22nd for Mercury to stop affecting our way of thinking and really get moving up to its normal speed again.
SEPTEMBER 26th-30th – PLUTO GOES DIRECT, NEW MOON
September will come to a close in a more harmonious way. Pluto the planet of transformation and personal power will finally move forward again on the 26th. Pluto has been in Retrograde since April, so all of you have learned in one way or another how to take your power back by now, in some area of your life. You might have experienced a situation that pushed you into standing up for yourself. This should have helped you feel more confident and empowered.
So as this energy starts to move forward again, so can you! The month of September ends with a New Moon, but this time in Libra. This is a great time to find new romance, love or business partnerships, and you can rekindle old flames as well. It can certainly assist you in creating a new peaceful energy.
So there ya go, all of September’s aspects, it’s going to be interesting and no matter what part of September’s energies affect you the most, it’s sure to be an eye-opening experience. Happy September!
This is what is being called in Astrology as “a time of Retrogrades,” because there are about to be 5 planets in Retrograde, after Mercury goes Retrograde on the 28th. Therefore it’s important to make adjustments, especially around any overly high expectations you’ve created. Don’t be stubborn and close-minded, and don’t blame everyone around you for misunderstandings. There’s no logic to this energy most of the time, it is confusing and a hot mess even sometimes, and that is no one’s fault…nearly every part of our lives is being affected by a planet in Retrograde right now. This means mistakes are going to happen. So try to be more understanding and forgiving! Remember we all are affected by these energies.
The one planet who is off the hook right now during the “Retrogrades” is Venus, her loveliness rules over love, relationships and often money. Venus has entered a challenging connection to fuzzy Neptune, which really can throw us off in our relationships! The focus should be more on what we need or expect in our relationships. This influence can have us feeling quite amazing, so just make sure that you take those rose-colored glasses off from time to time and see what’s real, or at least understand what you’re seeing might just be an illusion based on what you really want to see.
Our strong desire for instant gratification under this influence can cause some issues around seeing the details, we can easily miss things including red flags in relationships or around money endeavors. Impulsive as we might feel, we should make the effort not to purchase anything important, or to commit to a new relationship…at least until the fog has sort of lifted! Be a little or a lot more cautious than usual, especially with your word, agreements or commitments, and dream away instead. Use this powerful energy to visualize what you want in your life! Keep your head in the clouds but don’t float down here and do anything silly or permenant just yet, give it a day or so! ~Ruby
Mercury in Retrograde is officially “Over” and is finally turned direct and is at a complete stop or halt, but… do not jump and start anything brand-new just yet! This is a not time for endings, conclusions, or resolutions, not just yet. Communications, electronic glitches, and miscommunications will slowly come to a halt over the next few weeks, but it’s really one day at a time. Mercury is also involved in a couple of longer term transits that make things a little rough this week.
Mercury rules over our communications and how we think and how we process information. Have you noticed how confused everyone has been over the three weeks? Mercury has been going backward (Retrograde) for the last three weeks now and caused some serious frustrations, but this energy also has helped many of us discover important truths. The past might have shown up in one way or another and helped us see things in a different way.
Now is the time to wrap up old business and then soon we can start fresh again. If you really want to be out of the “Shadow” period of Mercury in Retrograde and leave no room for errors, then safely I would say start new projects in two weeks around Feb. when the “New Moon” occurs. It will be a great time to start new beginnings on may levels, and we will be able to focus and see much more clearly.
You might be curious about what to do now if you shouldn’t start anything new. Mercury is paused in the cosmos and our thoughts might be feeling stuck… so it’s a great time to take all the truths and information you’ve gathered during Mercury’s Retrograde phase and start planning out goals, clearing out spaces on all levels, and preparing for your future success story! This Retrograde phase gave us an opportunity to really review our lives from a different perspective, think about what you have learned during its Rx phase and soon enough you’ll be able to start new projects.
Hopefully over the next week or so whatever we encountered during Mercury in Retrogrades cycle should begin to clear up. But starting today the energies are going to come on very strong and can flood us with information that’s hard to make sense of. May I highly suggest to not make any major decisions just yet, as our way of thinking maybe still off and there’s information we haven’t made sense of that’s going to continue to come in over these next few weeks, just give it time to all go back to normal. ~Ruby
January is a time for reflection and review as so many planets are either already in Retrograde or about to be, this is when a plant appears to be moving backwards in the sky, but it’s influence on us also changes a bit as we feel it more internally.
With two planets already in Retrograde, Mercury and Jupiter, we all should get a opportunity to revisit some “Karmic Lessons” and finish up some old business.
Mercury in Retrograde:
Mercury turned Retrograde yesterday (go here to learn more, https://goo.gl/jZpz8x) and will stay there through Jan. 25th. This three week period is a time to review things in our life and to learn by doing things over and over. The Universe actually gives us the chance to slow down and double check everything, if we like it or not. This is not a time for new beginnings, it’s really more about renewal and taking your time, so only schedule in about half of what you normally do. Anything that’s started during a Mercury in RX cycle may not last or work out as planned. It’s not a time to buy a new car or computer as Mercury rules over anything with a motor basically. Give yourself more time to travel and expect delays just to be prepared. Use this time to re-examine your life, do things like refinance your home, reschedule appointments, edit your books or blogs, anything that starts with RE is where your focus should be.
Jupiter the planet that motivates us and creates expansion is in Virgo and turns Retrograde on the 7th. So wherever you have Virgo in your chart is where you get a chance to review that part of your life. Virgo rules over our health and physical healing, so this is a good time to safeguard your health so you don’t catch any viruses going around, and to work on healing practices. Health issues we havent totally fixed might come up, this period give us a chance to work on them.
Virgo energy also pertains to the work we do, so this can be a positive period to review your daily work habits and career path too. The top New Year resolutions are always around getting healthy and our work. So if you’ve been waiting on something to materialize, it may take time now as our progress feels slowed down during Jupiter in Retrograde. It’s just an opportunity to really go over it all thoroughly and then you won’t have to worry about it hopefully again, or for a very long time. Remember we are being delayed not denied during a Retrograde cycle.
Mars Retrograde (Astro Tip):
Also Mars the planet of action will be going into Retrograde in April. This won’t be a great time to start anything new, but it will be a perfect time to put a game plan together to insure success for the next two years! Mars Retro runs through the end of June. During this three month period we should focus on what we need and want from our life, it’s a good time to plan out your goals in a powerful way. If you use this time wisely, your goals can manifest over the next few years! Dreams can literally come into being.
Since April through June will be a time of planning and making up strategies, we’re not suppose to act on our ideas until we have a solid plan and after Mars is back to normal in June. This can look like updating resumes, contacting people and networking, studying, and learning, putting legal papers together, seeking new relationships, outlining ideas, and writing out plans and goals…. these are just a few examples of what you can do during the Mars Retro cycle. If you don’t take this opportunity to pre-plan your success, it might feel like your constantly playing catch up or are two steps behind for awhile.
Wherever Mars falls in your Astrological Natal Chart is where you’ll get the chance to lay the foundation for your personal success story. It’s different for each of us!
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