“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” Jack Ma
It’s April. It’s finally Spring. Mars is hurtling out-of-bounds through space and Mercury is retrograde until April 15th.
OK– what do we do with all of that? We take this energetically rich time to commit to our soul’s intention for us and sort through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual backlog of “stuff” we’ve been holding on to “just in case we need it later.” (We rarely need any of that “stuff” later.) Let’s use this season to Spring clean our spaces, signaling the Universe that we’re open to receiving an increasing amount of profitable, joyful, useful newness in our lives.
Spring is seed planting time. The seeds of activity and inactivity we plant now will be the crops we harvest in the Fall. What encouraging flowers and elements do you want your life garden to grow? Choose wisely and take the actions required to make your garden a prize winner!
And, as always for Mercury retrograde: all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur during this period. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research and going on retreats, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions and enacting any major plans.
“Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.” William Alexander
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Oh, Spring! I want to go out and plant seeds and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.” Emily Carr
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” Steve Mariboli
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “My feeling was, you plant some seeds. If they grow, great; if they don’t, you don’t take it personally. Not my problem; Just keep planting. Just like a farmer.” Hank Haney
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “I want to cultivate the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.” Kathe Kollwitz and “Look around for new places to sow a few seeds.” Henry Van Dyke
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who will reap a harvest in the Autumn.” B. C. Forbes
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “An empowered life begins with serious personal questions about oneself. Those answers bare the seeds of success.” Steve Mariboli
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind.” Charles Fillmore
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “There is no better teacher than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” Malcolm X
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “You have planted many seeds in the garden of possibilities. Meditation is the art of removing the weeds from the garden of possibilities.” Amit Ray
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.” Ellen G. White
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.” Bootsy Collins