The Mercury retrograde train is just a station away. You’re waiting at the platform, minding your own business, expecting it to be on time.
But the Mercury retrograde train is rarely on time. Expect delays, glitches and miscommunications. Like it or not, you’re gettin’ on for a 3-week stint, July 14-August 7, 2012. Once aboard, you settle in with your iPad-but it’s lost its charge. You decide to check your calendar, but it’s been wiped out. You get a call on your cell but the connection’s so bad that you can’t understand a word. Then the train comes to a dead stop. You’re gonna miss your meeting. You’re gonna be late for your date.
All you can do, dude, is chill.
The journey begins in bigger-than-life, fiery Leo, known for its flair but not for its patience. Leo is shiny and bright and charismatic. But during this Mercury retrograde, if you come on too strong, speak out-of-turn, push your ideas on others or blunder onto center stage, you won’t win any popularity contests. Leo is the Star, but it can also turn into the Buffoon. Wait before you speak, and don’t boast. Think things through before you claim them to be true. Instead, rethink. Revise and refine your approach. Take your time and polish it up till it shines. Then you’ll have a much better change at making the best impression on that special someone or your boss.
When Mercury bursts into direct motion on August 7, make sure that you’ve recharged. If so, then you’re ready to take charge. Those ideas that you’ve been reworking all come together. It will have been worth the wait.
So climb aboard! And keep your window open. The review is mighty fine.
With a wink & a grin,
Admit it. Lately, haven’t you been seeing something out of the corner of your eye-only there’s nothing there? Sensing someone nearby even though you’re alone? Hearing things-or imagining that you’re hearing things?
Welcome to the new state of normal-altered states of consciousness. You’re being flooded by the mystical waves of Neptune as it merges with its own sign of Pisces, the dreamer, on February 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM PST.
Don’t fight it or you’ll be in over your head (which isn’t working so well anymore). Go with the flow. Let yourself be absorbed into expanded depths of consciousness. Kick logic out of the driver’s seat and put intuition at the wheel-then you’ll never lose your way. Listen to what the angels are whispering in your ear.
Neptune in Pisces will dissolve barriers-between races, cultures, languages (do take a minute to listen to your cat. You might have an inspirational conversation with her that is utterly impossible yet quite real). Ponder where you need to let go of cynicism and surrender to faith.
As the dividing line between the five physical senses and God/Goddess thins, you’re invited to become a channel for cosmic intelligence. Holy portals are opening. Be swept off your feet and enter therein. Ecstasy? Or madness? The choice is up to you.
With a shimmy & a shimmer,
Jupiter, the Lord of Faith and Folly, looks at the glass as half full and is considered the planet of good luck. The symbol for the sign it rules, Sagittarius, is the centaur, half-man, half-horse, holding a bow and arrow. Its message? You must be grounded in order to shoot the arrow from the quiver; otherwise, you leap to conclusions and trip over your own feet. Jupiter urges you to have a quest, stretch beyond what you know and walk the road less traveled.
On 12/25/11, generous Jupiter went direct in Taurus until 6/11/12. Taurus is the Earth Spirit, the Pagan and the Gardener. Doors are open now that, if you choose to walk through them, lead to greater happiness, abundance and meaning. Be practical. Stay grounded. Calm down. Hitch your dreams to a star, but stay rooted in the present moment. Believe more in what is possible than current reality suggests.
Jupiter in Taurus has a shadow: excess. Beckoning a crooked finger of temptation, it croons, “Too much of everything is just enough.” (Thanks, Jerry Garcia, for that line).
So bathe in simple pleasures, roll each precious moment on your tongue, trust your instincts. Then, when you’re certain that you’ve got both feet on the ground, take a leap of faith.