Posts Tagged ‘Mercury Retrograde’
The three-week period called Mercury Retrograde is without a doubt, one of the most notoriously negative and stigmatized astrological events known. Mercury goes retrograde three or four times every twelve months, depending on the timing of its retrograde cycles during a given calendar year.
Mercury is in retrograde again this month until December 22nd. This time it is in the sign of Sagittarius, which poses a special challenge. Mercury rules the signs of Gemini and Virgo. When Mercury transits the opposing signs of Sagittarius and Pisces, it is said to be in its detriment. In addition, its retrograde path will intersecting with the planet Saturn, which is ‘The Great Malefic Planet’, due to its hard life lessons. Read the rest of this entry »
We have all checked a daily weather forecast at some point. Will it be hot or cold? Will it rain or snow? But did you know that a different kind of ‘weather’ affects our lives just as much? We are also impacted by the ‘cosmic weather’ – the astrological positions of the planets and other heavenly bodies, as well as related phenomena, such as eclipses, solstices, equinoxes, aurora borealis (Northern Lights), solar flares, and meteor showers.
The recent “Great American Eclipse” was a large-scale event which many people observed. But what did it mean? Solar eclipses represent the shadow of the Moon (the yin, feminine, and intuitive) obscuring the Sun (yang, masculine, and logical). An eclipse therefore creates the illusion of twilight in the middle of the day. From a metaphysical perspective it is the perfect time for added insight, previously hidden knowledge, and inspired ideas. Read the rest of this entry »
September is a month of endings and beginnings. It’s the end of Summer, beginning of Fall, and the start of a new school year for many. This month is a time to clear out the old, prepare for a new cycle and improve areas of your life that may feel ‘stuck.’
In Numerology, September is a number 9 month, which is all about transmutation and transformation. Historically, in the Roman calendar, it was the 7th month.
September comes from the Latin root septem, which translates to 7. This number carries strong spiritual undertones, encouraging us to get more in tune with ourselves, and for finding more purpose in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Dream interpretation has never been a specialty of mine. However, I do feel moved to write about a precognitive dream I had, and successfully acted upon. This dream happened during the recent Mercury retrograde in August this year.
I dreamed that my vehicle barely evaded a rear-end collision with a car in front of me. At the time, I was postponing repairing my vehicle, due to the fact that I had made the transition from working outside the home, to working from home. I am fortunate to live in a location where almost everything I need is within walking distance.
My car’s brakes were almost completely shot to the point where they were metal on metal! The dream’s message was clear: do not be foolish, and do not depend on your luck. “Get the brakes fixed!” the Universe said, in no uncertain terms. Read the rest of this entry »
Mercury is the planet of communication and technology. So, when Mercury is in retrograde, everything involving communication and technology tend to go haywire: flight delays; errors with online passwords; taxi drivers showing up at the wrong time and place; people arguing over nonsense; constant traffic jams; computer crashes; drama and gossip at the office; misunderstandings with friends; or text messages delivered to the wrong person (who also happened to be the person the text was about).
Mercury passes the Earth in its orbit three or four times every year. As it makes it rounds, Mercury appears to slow down, stop in its tracks and then spin backwards. This retrograde ‘movement’ lasts a few weeks, until the planet turns direct again and continues to move forward. Read the rest of this entry »
There has been much intense energy moving through with the most recent retrograde and many have done much cleaning in their physical and mental space. We are now ready for the next step in our evolution.
Carve out some time for meditation. Meditation will help cement all the work you have done recently and create a beautiful foundation for what is yet to come – a beautiful blossoming and blooming of new, inspired experiences and a rebirth of your soul. Read the rest of this entry »
The most recent Solstice took place on June 20th, marked with a rare Full Moon in Sagittarius. This signifies the perfect time for us to become ‘archers’ and use focus, courage, and persistence in manifesting our biggest dreams and visions for the second half of 2016.
Since March this year, we have all been struck with spells of confusion, exhaustion and scattered energy. You can thank the intense solar flares, two eclipses, and the ongoing retrograde activity in Mercury, Mars, and now Neptune, for some of your most frustrating moments. This planetary non-movement has been forcing us to slow down, prioritize and reassess our lives, to rid it of anything that isn’t helping us grow. Look at it as a blessing in disguise!
Once Mars goes direct today, on June 30th, it will release a fire of emotions and aggressive energy which are going to increase as we move closer to November. With two Full Moons in Sagittarius, back to back, we are being given the opportunity to change our world by removing the old, outdated ways of existing and replacing it with fresh, forward thinking. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturn the taskmaster is now finishing its 2015 retrograde cycle. Saturn goes into a retro cycle every year for four and a half to five months. Retro means that from the perspective of Earth, Saturn appears to be going backwards through the zodiac. This period often brings past life people and karmic situations back in to be worked through. It gives more time for us to complete a difficult cycle.
Since Saturn rules work, almost everyone experiences setbacks in their job or career during the retrograde cycle. Some become dissatisfied with their jobs and others quit or lose their jobs. This period is not good for starting new employment. It is however a good time to get resumes together and to network with the hope that, when it goes forward, a new job opportunity will present itself. Read the rest of this entry »