September 29, 2014

Venus enters Libra. Venus, the planet which rules our values, love and money, changes signs on Monday September 29. Venus will remove the stuffy gray uniform that was necessary during her visit in detail-oriented Virgo, where we counted every measly penny to ‘nickel and dime’ our relationships, professional partnerships and romantic interests.

With Venus in Libra for the next few weeks, we ‘ll want to get back to the sweet comforts of friendship, socializing and having peaceful connections. We’ll flirtatiously decorate what we currently have to work with, and designing it into something more supportive and relatable. As we put something in, we’ll receive something in return. This can help tremendously, helping us to be a little easier on ourselves, but also on others – especially as the Libra Sun radiates a healing light that energizes our potential to live kindly and respectfully. By striving to create balance with others, we also learn how to create balance for ourselves.

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. Buddha

Mercury in Scorpio. Everything up ahead looks pretty clear so far, and direction seems to be right on course… right? Yet there are uncomfortable thoughts that have appeared, which found a way to intercept our calm as Mercury (communications, thoughts, short journeys) changed signs on Saturday September 27 – exiting indecisive Libra, to sink into investigative Scorpio. What we thought we could genuinely move forward with, may have rapidly flipped in a blink of the eye. Perhaps it was a few warning signs (Saturn in Scorpio) that signaled caution and uncertainty. And if we stumbled and fell off course.. getting back on might be a little bit tough, requiring some strategic maneuvering through this heavy mist of suspicion.

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

Mercury Retrograde. On Saturday, October 4th, Mercury will station retrograde. There’s a good possibility that our direction will be placed on pause temporarily, as something gets lost in translation. The information that we intend to translate, fails us. Signals get crossed and twisted. Mercury retrograde brings its own light, through trickery, confusion and misunderstandings, as well as strange errors by funky flaws, unexpected breakdowns with computers, communications, phones, faxes, letters, texts, trips, written agreements, appliances, vehicles, and heavy machinery.

Because of the ‘fumbles’ that Mercury retrograde can bring us in our journey through life, he doesn’t rank well on the popularity list. But in reality, we are the ones who chose to ignore the imperfections and flaws. We failed to confront ‘the petty stuff’ and didn’t take care of those ‘minor glitches’. Instead of approaching the problem, we overlooked the mistakes. And in the end, we only fooled ourselves, if we thought we could slip by with blame and excuses.

So what we thought to be trivial, and dreaded to approach – finally get’s our attention. We’re being shown how wrong we are, because Mercury loves specifics, details, punctuation, proofreading, good communications, checklists, inspections, and so on. You might get the picture. And if you don’t – you have an opportunity to learn in the next three weeks, utilizing this delicate timing of the REtrograde to REview, REthink and REcalculate. A chance to step back in time, to figure out where the error took place, to REcorrect communications and the issue, with what we actually meant. And as we ‘appear’ to move backwards (like the retrograde) into memories or recent situations – to REmember or RElate we those we lost touch with. Check out more information about Mercury retrograde.

The key to change… is to let go of fear. Rosanne Cash

Rather than respond or react too quickly this week – try to pay attention and get the details. Rather than assume, be curious. Ask questions, then listen for the answers. As the Sun/Pluto square approaches on Saturday October 4, control and demands become a challenge, while the winds change direction on Sunday October 5 with the Mars/Uranus trine bringing unexpected changes. Engines are revved for the great wide open with Mars in Sagittarius, as we spread our own wings with Uranus retrograde. Perspectives are changing, so we’re aiming higher for happiness and our true purpose. With next week’s Warrior Full moon, while Pluto is direct, we’re in the process of letting go – which could be a physical release, or something more internal. Be courageous or strategic in what you are attempting, because you just may get it – if you believe in it with Jupiter in Leo. And remember – because you are in the drivers seat, you are already in control.

It’s also Libra season for a few more weeks folks. We’ll benefit much more with the harmonious intentions of ‘togetherness’, ‘team’, ‘we’ and ‘us’. Relax self-centered demands for ‘I’, ‘me’, and ‘mine’. Kindly share, to let others have their moment in the spotlight too. Otherwise, the shiz could ‘hit the fan’ – so if anything is bound to fly and splatter the room, make sure it’s energizing, inspirational, and uniquely life changing.
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