Mercury, the planet of communication is retrograde until November 20th. 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. 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.
Now, more than ever, these three quotes must speak to us and for us:
“Gratitude is gold– express it and accept it.” Sheilaa Hite
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
“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) Your theme this month is– “spin gold out of straw.” No matter what happens, use your fierce warrior energy to find, appreciate, and praise the positive qualities in your situation. It’s true, there will be some really gnarly qualities, too, but focusing on them won’t help you to successfully move beyond them. By staying positive, you’ll gain an understanding of how to shift the energy and use it to tap into your innate reserves of power and creativity.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Planetary changes have moved a major planet into your sign. This means that you’ll be able to develop the strength and skills of your birth card/sign that will help you master and be able to count on the more stable forces in the Universe. As it is in learning any new skill, some of what will come up for you will be easy and some of it will be difficult. You’ll prevail, though, and realize that both the easy and the difficult times are giving you a priceless gift– the certainty that the Universe is always supporting and enriching you.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) The moment is at hand! Your ruling planet, Mercury, which rules communication, is retrograde. Since Mercury is known to be “fleet of foot” and wants to charge straight ahead, this can be frustrating for you unless you slow your mind and simply “sense” the information/confirmation you seek. Your great opportunities (and challenges) will lie in knowing how to use the skillful tools of intuition and discernment.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The Universe is putting you through a major retooling now. You’re learning to use the natural gifts that equipped you to manifest in the material world what you’ve always known exists in the ethereal. Opportunities (and a few obstacles) are going to come from out of the blue, but don’t let fear or doubt stop you– jump in with both feet and fully, openly participate in unveiling your own satisfying destiny. Be the conquering hero and the world will respond to you that way.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) You are blessed with a strong will. As frustrating as this can be for your inner circle (and sometimes for yourself), it’s one of your greatest assets. Like any other powerful raw material, the expression of it needs to be refined by focusing it in a positive way. By combining your formidable will with faith and intuition, and by not reacting to the siren call of ego, you’ll experience the joy of redefining yourself. The Universe will assist you by presenting you with help from unexpected people and circumstances.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your message is similar to THE LOVERS. Mercury is also your ruling planet. This is a time of unpredictability for you because Mercury is retrograde now. I encourage you to go within and “sense” what is truly perfection for you and the circumstances of the moment. Your great opportunities (and challenges) will lie in knowing how to use the skillful tools of intuition and discernment.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) You are a born philosopher– you can see the black, the white, and the gray of any issue. While this aspect of your being is to be lauded, the times have changed and it’s a good idea to get the importance, as well as the responsibility and consequences of making or not making definite choices about the real world as opposed to an ‘ideal’ world. Your choices have meaning and the benefits of owning and using that power wisely will manifest themselves on the material and ethereal planes.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Mercury, the planet of communication, is retrograde AND is in your sign! You’re wise, creative, intelligent, intuitive and unusually talkative. This very powerful and potentially volatile combination must be handled carefully until Mercury goes direct on November 20th. In all of your interactions– please keep in mind the importance of balancing tact along with your natural sense of honesty. Giving others a piece of your mind right now is overly generous and you won’t benefit from doing so.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your message this month is the same as last month– you’re under a lucky star and you’ve got the proverbial world on a string. Your mission this month is to continue demonstrating the positive attributes of the expansiveness and generosity of life in a subtle, steady energy of self-appreciation and generosity of spirit. Please remember to acknowledge yourself, the Universe, and those around you for the gifts you’re receiving.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Saturn, the planet of pragmatic decisiveness is in your sign. So is Pluto, the planet that governs power and compulsory, irrevocable transformation. Saturn is firmly teaching you the value and joys of confidently trusting yourself and relying on your intuition in all circumstances as you balance your feelings with the facts. Pluto is demonstrating that this is an idea whose time has come and Pluto doesn’t take “no” for an answer. As you surrender to the inevitable and release what no longer works, you will be rewarded with the success, security and joy that is your birthright.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) You’ve been overlooking the brightest star in the firmament– yourself! Accept the accolades that are coming to you from others and from your inner knowing. Keeping your head down and pretending that you aren’t great is only diminishing the value of your contribution to your world and yourself. It’s time for you to acknowledge that the rainbow ends at your feet and claim that pot of much deserved gold. Your dreams really are meant to come true– welcome them with open arms.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Your message this month is the same as last month. You’re seeing your transformation happen before your very eyes and it is something to sing about! Don’t worry about how it’ll happen, just let it work its magic on you as it awakens you to the treasure you truly are. And remember, Neptune, your ruling planet, is still in your sign. Neptune rules the soul and it’s teaching you that you’re an expert at walking the tightrope of soul and ego. You’re already a master at this and you’re beginning to remember. You are a visionary. Paint what you see and sing what you hear. We’re finally catching up to you and are ready for your contributions.