"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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Mercury Direct Today, Pisces New Moon Early Tomorrow And Mars & Saturn Go Retrograde

  Hallelujah!! Mercury turned direct in motion today and it's very welcomed! The past three weeks has been a trying time of mixed messages, missed communications and all sorts of phone and communication problems... and that's just around me. However, along with the crossed wires, I have gleaned bits of insight and been able to re-focus my priorities as I journeyed inward out of necessity. What about you, what did you learn or what were you able to redo in the last few weeks?!

   We now have the benefit of Mercury moving forward in freedom-loving Aquarius for the next three weeks, connecting us with groups of like-minded individuals and humanitarian pursuits! Let this underlying vibration of the intellect, innovation and original ideas carry you through the watery Piscean focus on emotional currents that will be the norm after tomorrow's New Moon in Pisces. It's okay to feel your feelings and to retreat a little before expressing or sharing with others. Take your feelings up to meet your head, then go into your heart to be sure it's what you want to say, be or do before you share it with others.

   The compassion and understanding of this Pisces New Moon is sorely needed on planet Earth at this time. This is the seed time to plant your concerns for those suffering individuals, forgotten animals and polluted waters on this amazing planet we call home. So far, we haven't discovered another one like it, and even if we had, it behooves us to care for our Mother Earth. Pisces is ruled by Neptune which brings a heightened awareness of service and sacrifice, as well as psychic impressions, spiritual insights and creative sensitivities. Let random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty be the norm in the lunar month ahead.

   A few words of caution here, especially for those impressionable Pisces out there... boundaries are necessary for Piscean vulnerabilities. The way to set them is to go to the opposite side of the coin, Virgo, and ask yourself what have I done to take care of myself today, or what do I need to do to protect myself in this situation, relationship, job, etc. When you know the answer, you'll have your limits and will be ready to deal with the less tangible needs of others. Sometimes, dealing with others when you feel fragile means not engaging at all, just retreating to rebuild your own strength. If this is how you feel, and you're sure you're not just in denial of what you need to do by self-medicating, hiding or running away, then by all means, take a time out and delve into your creative pursuits! I am finding painting and some poetry, reading or writing, to be very helpful right now.

  Looking ahead, we see Mars going retrograde in Libra on Saturday, March 1st, making action and energy slow waaay down to help you find the balance or harmony you seek, before putting it all out there in key relationships. In other words, don't expect things to go smoothly for the next two and a half months and don't be in a rush to push ahead or make anything happen! You have internal work to do first, then things ought to flow more easily after May 19th when Mars turns direct. Serious Saturn also goes retrograde on Sunday, March 2nd at 23 degrees of Scorpio for nearly five months, before turning around at 16 Scorpio on July 20th to continue cruising through this intensely passionate and co-creative water sign until December 23rd, when he enters the aspiring Fire sign Sagittarius.

   While Saturn (necessity) is retrograde in Scorpio, you need to review your business deals and any exchanges with others to be certain you are not just engaged with them to appease your desire nature, and/or that you aren't sacrificing your own values for the sake of pleasing someone else. It's also the time to clean up financial responsibilities, especially those related to loans, banking and taxes, even if it means setting up a payment schedule. Just do it - it's extremely important now! Be careful not to involve yourself with shady characters or unsavory business dealings and if already enmeshed, do what you can to disengage over the next few months. No acting needy or lusting after a desired outcome... let your integrity bring you your goodness. That's all for now.

   Just remember to keep your feet on the ground and your head in the stars and give your heart to the Divine~


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