It’s the second month of the year and much is happening. So much so that there’s even an extra day to contain it all. There’s Groundhog day, Valentine’s Day, my personal favorite– National Dark Chocolate Day, and Mercury, the planet of communication, which will be retrograde from February 16th until March 9th. Most of this month’s energies are subtle and nuanced. Whether what is happening is viewed as positive or negative, is a matter of choice and perspective. Which direction will you face; what view will you take?
Regarding Mercury Retrograde, when a planet is retrograde, whatever qualities it rules are up for review. Mercury rules communication, thoughts, and plans. Some of what (or who) comes up for us or back to us is timely and needs to be honored by our attention; the old memories, stories and relationships that are negative, harmful, and/or no longer true for us, though, need to be released.
Please remember that all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur during this period. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items until after March 9th. 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.
Every profound experience of our lives has a song or sound track accompanying it. (When you think about it, what could be more profound than National Dark Chocolate Day?) Whether we’re familiar with the tune or not, whenever we hear it, we come face-to-face with our recollection of the experiences that the song evokes. Your message this month comes in the form of a song. As you listen to it, allow those old recollections to come to your consciousness so that you can clearly see what/who/where you are, as well as what’s really yours and what isn’t any more.
The song for all of us– “Loves in Need of Love Today” by Stevie Wonder, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGZYWSfiYbM
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Take it to the Limit” by The Eagles, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhowXKEjjZ8
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Something’s Got A Hold on Me” by Etta James, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg7Qi1bBiwk
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “Days Like This” by Van Morrison, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UUWkr4FUlo
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “Who Will Buy” by Aaron Neville, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuqG2gnr4xA
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Constant Craving” by k.d. lang, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXqPjx94YMg
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “I’ve Got the World on a String” by Lena Horne, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIRsbi0HpZo
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “This Love Will Carry” by Dougie Maclean, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p16cu_1vp0
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “My Strongest Suit” from Aida, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIVBovhJYkU
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “I’m On My Way” by Rhiannon Giddens, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Xlyi8Is98
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Something Beautiful Remains” by Tina Turner, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kaOLKEAVLo
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “The Best is Yet to Come” by Peggy Lee, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUfQo3EfZDU