We’re nearly at the finish line of this year. ‘Tis the season to review and sum up the experiences of 2013. As we do so, ‘tis also the season to get clear on our goals for next year. One of the themes of 2014 is discovering your own personal truth and the value of that truth as it guides you on a mandatory journey of ‘Knowing Thyself.’ Take the next few weeks to soulfully consider what it’ll take to make your life a sweeter, more satisfying experience.
Mercury, the planet of communication, is still retrograde, but on November 10th—it goes direct again and we can all start putting things back in order. This is a powerful one so getting centered and staying grounded is very important. Do try to avoid getting overly emotional or all worked up over little and big things. As with all Mercury Retrogrades, plans and communications screw-ups can take you on a wild and confusing ride. 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 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) You and THE WORLD are engaged in a potentially adversarial ‘dance’ right now. If you can accept that neither of you is right or wrong, you’ll be able to combine your forces with unlikely allies and mine this experience for all of the positive ‘gold’ it can yield to you. Your greatest tool is tolerance.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Although there appears to be some ‘push back’ from the world around you, you’re learning a very valuable lesson—resistance is futile—and very often a time and energy waster. Do put one foot in front of the other and move co-operatively with your environment. There is no better time than now to adopt new, progressive habits.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Your past associations are stepping up to assist you in your latest endeavors. Please let them give you a much needed hand. Though you have laid a strong foundation, you’ll need other’s insights to help you build your dreams and manifest a satisfying outcome
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Luck and its friend Mystery are knocking on your door. Please let them in! You are at a point of decision and the Universe would like to help you win in a big way. It will mean you’ll have to compromise and surrender to a greater force than yourself, but it’ll be worth it.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) No matter how dramatic the situation gets, please pass the ‘drama crown’ to someone else. You’ll really benefit from remaining centered and grounded. Let others re-act. That way, the circumstances and others will be your supporting players as your stability commands the lead in your endeavors.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your message is similar to THE LOVERS. Remember that a Higher Authority is still in control. Be grateful and discerning as you ask for what you want and then—allow it to come to you in an effortless manner.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This is a great time to choose new energy power-brokers—vote indecision and self-doubt out of office. Ignore the vacuous opinions of those who aren’t on your path and pay attention to your own strong inner guidance. Heed it, and your professional, personal and social fortunes will be enhanced.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The planet Saturn is in your sign now. It insists that you go within and shine the light of consciousness on your previously hidden (from yourself) history. There is undiscovered treasure waiting for you there. You’ll be immensely helped in your quest if you consult with a good counselor or therapist during this awakening phase of your life.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) The choices you make now will lay the ground work for the events of the next few months. How do you want to show up in your life? Why and how you choose are as important as what you choose. Examine your belief systems and relinquish your connection to old, outdated beliefs that no longer reflect your current position in life.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your message is similar to THE EMPEROR. He is your somewhat thorny ‘side-kick’ on this leg of your journey. Remember— If you can accept that neither of you is right or wrong, you’ll be able to combine your forces with unlikely allies and mine this experience for all of the positive ‘gold’ it can yield to you. Your greatest tool is tolerance.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Contrary to your usual way of operating, methodical patience and perseverance are your strongest allies at this time. You’re going through an important processing phase and this phase has its own time schedule for completion. What you might normally call delays are actually aids to your process, so just settle in and go with the flow. You’ll love the outcome.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) As your ruling planet, Neptune, swirls its hazy miasma around you like the dance of the seven veils, please remember that faith and hope are you guiding lights now. As mystifying as it all seems, what is happening now is happening for good reasons. They will be revealed in due time, but for now—hang in there and ‘keep the faith.’