Listen– do you hear it!? Etta James singing, “At Last!” Yes– finally, Summer is here (officially, not until June 21st, but now is not the time to get all nit-picky about the exact date). Let’s do what we did as kids– have a bright, positive outlook on all the fun we can have, believe that anything is possible and remember to play, play, play!
Mercury, the great communicator, is still retrograde until June 11th. This retrograde is a particularly gnarly one. Plans and communications started ‘going south’ before its official start. High emotions and weird misconceptions are trying to hijack many of our communications, so please focus on being peaceful and calm. Do practice some form of meditation and relaxation on a daily basis. 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 and avoid invasive medical procedures. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for introspection and research, though, 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.
Your message comes in the form of a quote (or two). Write it down, print it out and post it on the inside of your entrance doors, your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator door and the dashboard of your car. These are all places you unconsciously focus on and whatever is posted in these spots, can powerfully inform us.
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.” Eleanor Roosevelt
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “What one can be, one must be.” Anonymous and “Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” Henry David Thoreau
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” Edward Everett Hale
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “It’s good to have an end to journey toward, but it’s the journey that matters in the end.” Ursula K. LeGuin
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The formula for achieving successful relationships is simple: treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.” Quentin Crisp
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one person’s life.” T.S. Eliot
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. and “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss and “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.” andMichel de Montaigne “If not now, when? If not you, who?” Hillel the Elder
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your ancestors were.” Irish Proverb and “What you do now, not where you come from is what matters most.” Anonymous
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” Hans Christen Andersen and “To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.” Walt Whitman