We start this month off with a wild and intense Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde until February 20th. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, please 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 introspection and research, though. 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 no matter what’s happening in the cosmos– down here on planet Earth, especially in the U.S., there is still great work to be done. Now is the time to make sure that the freedoms we’ve worked so hard to keep are supported by our actions– volunteer to help keep voting rights accessible to everyone. At last count, Republican politicians in 28 states are trying to make voting more difficult for people. Let’s not let that happen!
For all of us:
“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
And for now and forever:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least they fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Your social contacts will be of great help to you at this time. Great opportunities that you can use to grow your brand and your business endeavors will be presented to you through new people in your life. Be open to having your wishes granted and, of course, always be in gratitude.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) A lot is changing now. Please remain calm and take stock of your situation. You are your greatest asset and the Universe is taking over to help guide you to a new found destiny. It’s important for you to surrender to this great force and rely on your intuition for guidance fail. Old acquaintances will offer to help.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Keep your feet on the ground, take appropriate action, and have faith. Follow these important instructions and you’ll experience the miracle of manifestation this month. The Universe is with you and you’re able to create what you want. This is a very potent, powerful time for you.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20 You’re an expert at caring for others, but what about taking good care of yourself? It’s time for you to use your nurturing abilities for yourself, too. Help make your own dreams come true by using courage and action to help as you set off on creating the life of your dreams.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Beyond your knowing, powerful forces are working with you. Whatever you’ve put your energy into in the last year is coming to fruition. Because of your passion and commitment, the Universe is giving you powerful help. Take this time to review and do some fine-tuning. Powerful people will want to help you– let them!
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Although the tasks before you can be hard at times, the reward you earn from completing them is worth it. For the next three months, you’ll be required to work hard while making it look effortless. Your work will be noticed and people and opportunities will be drawn to you. Ask for and allow yourself to accept help from your old friends as well as your new allies.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This month’s advice– lighten up! Please let the chips fall where they may and don’t worry about the symmetry of things. Get comfortable with the lightness of being– what in the past may have seemed being flighty to you is really you opening up to all of the creative energy available to you. Be true to yourself and you’ll watch your dreams become reality.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Though your specialties are power, passion, and control, this is a time to assist your specialties with research, preparation, and alliances. If you want to have what you want, you must be willing to build the type of relationships that will open doors for you. There is a Divine plan for you, but you have to do the ‘leg work’. Keep listening to your intuition, be willing to ask for and accept guidance and you’ll have something wonderful to celebrate.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your greatest ability– to create your own luck– will serve you well at this time. Please use unadorned self-honesty as you move quickly and quietly through your world and assess the people and issues that you encounter. In order to come up a winner, you’ll need to have powerful friends who are committed to being a part of your success.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Things may seem a little dull now and your plans may appear to be blocked, but it’s only a phase. Enjoy the break from the intensity and prepare yourself for the big rush of energy coming your way in a few weeks. Use this time well by contemplating your life path and how your current goals align with it.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Saturn has recently entered your sign and you have just begun an important, life changing, two and a half year journey. This important cycle in your life only happens every 28 years. You must be willing to see things and their structure as they are and not as you imagined them to be in order to profit from this Saturn transit. There is the promise of great success for you if you keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the prize.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) The possibilities are practically endless for you at this time and your charisma is high. Pay attention to your surroundings and you’ll notice that you’re attracting a lot of creative and relationship opportunities. Stay grounded, be discerning, and use discretion– you’ll love the results!