On October 4th, Mercury, the god of communication, will once again go retrograde for three weeks. Mercury rules communication, transportation and contracts and when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings as well as important realizations can occur.
This is the last Mercury retrograde of the year and it promises to be memorable! The retrograde starts in the sign Scorpio and moves backwards into the sign Libra before it goes forward again on October 25th. All manner of hidden feelings, motives and motivations are likely to come to the surface of our consciousness so that we can better understand and balance them and ourselves.
As always, with any Mercury retrograde, 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 on October 25th before making any big decisions.
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) You, at long last, realize the importance of your dreams. No longer content with living them in your head, you’re feeling compelled to manifest them. Plant your feet firmly on the ground and commit to the practical action that’ll bring them to fruition. Help and great advice will come from unexpected quarters.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) This is the beginning of your ‘lucky period.’ Your ideas are worth a lot now. With proper planning and the support of appropriate actions– focus, faith and follow-through—your efforts will pay off in ways you can only imagine (so imagine big!).
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) For the next few weeks, the planet that rules communication, Mercury, will be retrograde. When Mercury is retrograde, it’s a good time to contemplate, investigate and/or analyze. It is not a good time to sign papers, buy houses or cars or make binding decisions. Since Mercury is your ruling planet, this goes double for you. Your mantra is “This too, shall pass.”
THE CHARIOT(June 21 – July 20)This is a period of transformation for you and your results will yield rich results. You will be happiest with the results of your efforts if– (1) you are clear about what you want, (2) you are willing to ask for what you want, (3) you recognize when you are receiving what you have asked for and (4) you express your gratitude for receiving what you have asked for.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) You must make a choice now. How do you choose the best path? By remembering the important lessons of your past. You’ve developed a lot of skills based on your experiences and they will help you now. Be careful not to rely solely on the ‘facts’ as they present themselves to you now or you’ll create something totally unnecessary– stress, hassle and misdirection. Use the powerful force of your intuition, instead.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Mercury is your ruling planet, too, so please pay heed– your message is the same as THE LOVERS with this additional message– Mercury rules the body’s nervous system, so it’s very important that you get rid of any accumulated tension by making sure you schedule a bit more ‘down time’ and getting a few massages.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) You will have several new opportunities to choose from in the next few months. Although they could appear to “shake up” your life, don’t choose in haste or try to take the easy way out. You deserve the best; so make your decisions based on what will be good for you in the long term.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) It’s nearly time for you to put your plans into action. Right now though, it’s time for some fine-tuning. You must make some very important choices that will affect the outcome of this and future plans. A key piece of information will come from an unexpected source.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) A new, improved social life is at hand. It’s time for you to ‘be’ instead of ‘do.’ So– go out to new places and meet a whole new group of like-minded people. And remember, your only obligation is to have fun! Recharging your batteries this way prepares you for the next phase of your journey.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) The decisions that you make at this time about your life must be based on your being completely honest with yourself. The actions you take based on this very important self-assessment will be empowered by the degree of honesty you embrace. Be courageous and you will reap wonderful rewards.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Things are changing fast and you must be on your toes. Many of the agreements you make with others at this time may not work out as planned (Mercury is retrograde!). Carefully think through your game plan and have contingency plans ready. That way, you’ll always come out a winner.
MOON(February 20 – March 20) It’s time for you to reflect on your motives and actions and reevaluate the situation you find yourself in. Now is the time to consciously process your recent experiences in order to put them in proper perspective. The information you get will serve as a springboard for you as you embark upon an inner adventure that promises to reveal the essence of your power to you.