As harvest season rapidly approaches, it’s time to evaluate the ‘crop’ we produced this year. Will your experiences, lessons, joys and gifts be enough to sustain you over the coming Winter months? Self-honesty and wisdom are the keys to determining where you stand and what you need right now. Remember to be good to yourself and appreciate the gift that Divine Energy made you.
Venus, the planet of values, women, relationships, art, music, balance, healing, beauty, diplomacy and money will be retrograde until September 6th. And– on September 17th, Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation, plans and contracts, goes retrograde! When Mercury is retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. 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 introspection, 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.
Remember– when any planet is retrograde, whatever qualities it rules are up for review. Some of what (or who) comes up for us or back to us is timely and needs to be honored by our attention; the rest of those old memories, stories and relationships are negative, harmful and/or no longer true for us and, therefore, need to be released and tossed out!
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Be inspired by your dreams and nurture them as you take the positive steps that will manifest them. Be especially careful to avoid people who tell you to stop dreaming and be more practical. When you don’t take “No” for an answer when everyone else is screaming, “That’s impossible!” all manner of unforeseen help will appear and assist you in your endeavors.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Remember, if God gave you the capacity to dream, God also gave you the means to make those dreams come true. Help from an unexpected source will support you on this journey to a new and better environment as you continue to build the foundation and structure that will show what you’ve been committed to all along.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) We live in interesting and wild times, don’t we? How will we know what to do to successfully navigate these waters? Of all of our choices, you’ll benefit most if you devote your time and energy to taking inventory and clearing out the useless clutter of out of date relationships, negative, limiting beliefs and old emotional wounds. How do you determine what to keep and what to let go of? HINT– If it makes you feel worthwhile and joyful– keep it; if it doesn’t toss it out.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) It’s time to review your status by taking a good look at the expectations you have for your immediate future. What are your plans and what do you need to do to insure your success? If you answered, “Keep a low profile, listen to my intuition, follow it and keep my own counsel,” you’re right. By doing so, you’ll begin to see profitable results by the end-of-year holidays.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) You are exactly where you need to be right now. The actions you need to take are simple, powerful and highly effective– quiet your mind and go within. If you feel blocked, then contemplate the obstruction– it’s there for a reason. If you feel clear, you’ll be able to receive important intuitive instructions on how to make the most of your situation. This very prolific time will help you operate from your highest abilities as it helps you achieve your goals
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It’s the nature of life. On your new path of self-discovery, notice that the changes that present themselves to you are only that– changes. They aren’t loss. And note that they are lifting you to a higher level of enlightenment and empowerment.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “What used to be and what might have been” as a mantra has outlived its usefulness. What will happen next for you is brand new. Life will serve you best if you approach it like an improvisational actor– stay in the moment, use your senses and align yourself with the energy. You’ll always be ‘spot-on’ if you do. Remember to ask for what you want and be willing to receive it.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Good news! The planet Saturn, which rules important lessons, growth and wisdom as well as limitations, frustrations and restrictions, has finally left your sign. If you applied yourself and learned what you needed to learn, give yourself an “A” for making it through a really tough but necessary phase of your life. Relax and celebrate. Things will go much smoother from now on.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Important news! The planet Saturn, which rules important lessons, growth and wisdom as well as limitations, frustrations and restrictions, has moved into your sign. Your intuition and your analytical skills along with your ability to remain grounded are your greatest assets during this period. As you immerse yourself in the experience and weigh the information that comes up for you, you’ll really develop a deeper appreciation of yourself and your journey through life.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) During this time of tremendous change and opportunity, emotions will be running high, so please tread carefully and continue to sort through outmoded objects, feelings and relationships. As you do so, release them, expressing gratitude to them for their participation in your growth and enlightenment.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The wisdom that others who have gone before you and imparted to you is priceless. You will do best if instead of trying to copy ‘line-for-line’ what they’ve imparted, you combine their insights with your own. As you seek your own truth during this very important stage of your development, previously closed doors will open for you and help will be offered.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) There is a wise old desert saying, “Place your faith in God, but tie your camel to a tree.” The obvious isn’t so obvious for you at this time, so it’s definitely a good idea to have a ‘Plan B’ stashed in the wings just in case things and people are not what they seem. Knowing when to listen to your heart or your head or synthesize both is the learning curve you’re on now. Use all of your senses and be observant, graceful and grateful for each moment of your life.