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Mercury Direct!

Mercury at station in Aries, getting ready to turn direct, has been in a long opposition with Saturn in airy Libra. It has been in a 3 degrees or less range that started Apr 14, continues until Apr 29! It comes very close, less than ½ a degree of being in exact opposition, when it turns Direct! Mars made its opposition to Saturn on the 18th, tugging reluctant old Saturn along to new adventures. April 19, Mercury conjuncted fiery Mars, ideas in action, and now is chatting them both up, wondering how the new things can be done. Keep the practical working partnerships, add independent new projects and people. Oppositions can stretch things to the limit, sometimes breaking connections that are fragile, spent, not meant, not able. That can be best, a great relief. There may be sadness, and happiness that the dance was tried yet failed. Other times oppositions act practically like a sling shot, propelling us to the furthest amazing reaches, far beyond our ‘normal’ sphere! Life is NEVER the same again, and, perhaps, happily so!!! Let go the too old, and let the new juice up your circuits!

As reality has struck close to home, this opposition has been sobering for some. It is also in a fading formation, a T Square with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is now 5 degrees behind, but still within range to remind us, have a hangover effect. The two Saturn square Plutos of recent times, Jan 31, 2010 and Aug 21, 2010, were part of the hard economic aspects we have had, for some us quite personal, even indelible in our memory. If it’s broken and can’t be fixed, be wise, put it behind you, move on. If restructuring is called for, get reeducated, get an expert to help you mend matters in a very good way. Make a difference and don’t delay.

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First, Happy New Moon!  5:29 AM Pacific, 24 degrees Aries    

April 17 to May 11    

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   Mercury Retrograde in Taurus!  Mind over matter!   Or, Jewels in the meadow!    

Mercury is now   s l o w i n g   way down now for its Retrograde turn ‘backwards,’ and Taurus is known to take its own deliberate, observant, and thoughtful time.     

Time to turn your soil, review some very personal and organic thinking, what touches you!  Your body beautiful, Mama Earth, your money, meaningful peace. There’s good reason to ask, what’s in it for me?  You are an intelligent animal, with quality survival # 1 on the list.  Your good survival affects all of us.  If you aren’t happy, neither is a place in us that wants that happiness for you.  What’s tough for Taurus is the ability to survive discomfort.  They don’t like discomfort, so tackling an uncomfortable problem is not a first choice!  The problem isn’t always easy to make go away nor is it easy to change your settings.  But, may we ask you what you need to make that change or new agreement work for you?  It may be surprisingly simple, even enjoyable!    

I offer you a cute example.  A woman was scared because of her husband’s driving.  She requested he slow down; that was ok with him but he kept forgetting.  They talked some more and decided she would use a code word, Alfred, Alfred the limousine chauffeur!  This delightfully appealed to our driver.  He puffed up, thinking of squiring his lady-love around, her feeling relaxed and comfortable, arriving in fine fashion, being her hero.  They joked that it was Alfred with perks since they are husband and wife!  It was a loving reminder, because he really wanted to protect and take good care of his dear lady.    

Use this Retrograde to get practical answers to some long-standing affairs.  Really stand outside yourself because long-standing things are often so a part of ourselves we don’t even see them, or the extent of their hold on us – they are invisibly in our skin, yet naked for others to see!  Ask a trusted friend to tell you what they hear you complain about or are uncomfortable with.  Pervasive subtle things, that are important, that we may be afraid to deal with, can deplete our energy without our realizing, as we worry and worry, or deny and deny.  Exhausting habits of chronic worrying and denying are hard work and add up.  Be good to yourself.  It starts with you, and you ARE a good person, stronger than you realize.  Get stable, secure.  Being able to do that, to model that process, is a gift to all of us!  And it is attractive!    

The general thinking on Mercury Retrogrades is wait to start new projects because there is so much change of mind during the retrograde it costs more than it is worth.  Be peaceful with waiting, grateful to mull things over.  Use your energy to greater avail as things fall in place when Mercury goes direct – in this case after May 11.  Good things are worth the wait and the work.    

Contact me to find out what areas of your personal chart this is activating, how you can put it to good use for yourself.    

Taurus Gemstone - Green as the fields of May meadows!

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