Wow– the past six months went by so quickly! We’re officially half way through 2012. 2012 is a year of change with a capital “C”. Are you cooperating with or resisting the change? How have you changed? What’s different in your life? This is a good month to ponder these weighty questions because dear old Mercury is going retrograde from July 14th to August 7th. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation and contracts, when it’s 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 and research, 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.
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Follow your heart. Connect with the people, places and things that inspire you, as you continue on your path of discovery. The results of your previous efforts will begin to show up and add to the value of your accomplishments. Someone new will notice you and offer their assistance.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) With your ruling planet, Venus, finally going direct, you can resume your quests in a smoother and steadier fashion. Resource yourself by spending quality time in Nature. Make a list of the six things that have true meaning in your life and focus on it as you move toward the successful completion of your goals.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Your ruling planet, Mercury, will be going retrograde again on July 14th until August 7th. Set your sights on what you want, notice who and what attempts to get in your way and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Though, not the most exciting time, this Mercury retrograde period provides you with the opportunity to clearly see where you stand and who stands with you.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The least little thing can upset you emotionally, so be very mindful of what you need to help you stay grounded. You’re used to taking care of others—make sure that you take care of yourself, too. Treat yourself royally by buying yourself a gift of appreciation simply for being.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Your message this month is influenced by the need for you to become very introspective. It’s important that you keep your own council and seek your own truth. Other people’s opinions and belief systems will only interfere with the important growth phase you’re in now. Stay away from drama as you navigate the still, deep waters of your emotional foundation.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Like THE LOVERS, your ruling planet is also Mercury and it will be going retrograde again on July 14th until August 7th. Set your sights on what you want, notice who and what attempts to get in your way and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Though, not the most exciting time, this Mercury retrograde period provides you with the opportunity to clearly see where you stand and who stands with you.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) A heavy weight is being lifted off your shoulders. You’ll notice that you’re feeling stronger and more sure of yourself—good! Though the learning process has been intense, you’ve had the opportunity to grow and begin to step into your own power. The balance that has eluded you in the past is slowly returning and is guiding you to a deeper sense of your own value.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The passion you feel is real and powerful. What you do with it will determine whether or not the Universe will assist you in manifesting your desires. Here’s a hint—“You’ll catch more flies with honey than you will with vinegar.”
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Jupiter is your ruling planet and it’s bringing you an opportunity to reel in the luck, wisdom and help you’ve been wishing for. Do enlist others by communicating what’s in your heart and people will gladly sign on with you.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your presence speaks volumes. Be mindful of the type of energy you’re projecting, though. Those around you are paying close attention to you and are looking to you for leadership. It’s a big responsibility, but recent events have shown you that you can handle it. Remember to express your gratitude for your gifts.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Never saw the sun shining so bright. Never saw things going so right. Nothing but blue skies do I see.” Irving Berlin’s classic is your theme song now. The stormy season is in your past and you’ve been transformed by the experience. Look ahead to all of the possibilities that are presenting themselves to you and enjoy choosing your next adventure.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Sometimes being giddy is a good thing, especially for you right now. What others may see as flightiness is really you giving creative energy to the possibilities that are available to you now. Let them talk. Be true to yourself and your dreams and their doubt will turn to admiration as you give form to your dreams. Help will come from an unexpected source.