"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Monday, May 14, 2012

First Mercury Retrograde, Then Venus In Gemini, Now Venus Retrograde... What's A Person To Do?!

So, Mercury, the "Messenger of the Gods", finally went direct in early April, then moved into fiery Aries the middle of the month and sprinted forward so fast it burned up the phone lines, made instant connections and promises it probably couldn't keep, started projects like an entrepreneur gone mad... and just came to a grinding halt as it entered earthy Taurus yesterday. After exerting all that energy to get things going, we now get to slow down and consider which projects are worthy of our time, commitment and resources. No more running here and there to find the right thing, it's already right in front of you, so get busy making it real. It's important now to take the time to fine-tune the next step as you put your plan to work. I really feel that with a focused concentration(Mercury in Taurus) on what you intend to achieve, combined with hard work and patience, you will see results sometime later this year. Now, on to Venus, goddess of beauty and lover of harmony. How have you been using your powers of gentle persuasion, attraction and socializing to get what you want? As Venus has been moving through the adaptable Air sign Gemini for a month now, a lot of attention has been drawn to our agreements, especially as they concern financial matters or matters of the heart and getting our needs met. It's possible that words may have been used in haste, or promises made in the last month that will soon need attention. With Venus slowing down to go retrograde tomorrow morning until June 28th and remaining in the dual Air sign of Gemini through the first week in August, it is important to remember two things. The first thing to remember is that plans can and will change and if you based yours on what someone said to you since early April, you may have to make adjustments. Or, if you based your budget on what you thought was going to happen in the financial world, you may be scrambling to re-figure things. It isn't that people intentionally misled each other by saying what they thought the other wanted to hear, it may have been from trying to please too many people... from just being nice. The second thing to remember is it is very important to pick and choose your words wisely. With the attracting power of Venus and the duality of Gemini, you may get more than you bargained for, or ambiguity could run rampant, or you find your resources being scattered to the four corners of the earth. Try not to commit to anything you haven't already done the research on and like during Mercury retrograde, if you have to buy a car, read the fine print! Most important, be mindful of your values and intentions aligning with what you are willing to spend your money on and with whom you chose to spend your time. Communication is a must in key relationships for the next month and a half. Avoid idle gossip, and as always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

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