April 3-9, 2017 Communicator mercury backslides into? methodical Taurus this week. Mercury is gaining mainstream recognition for good reason. With just a little observation, you can’t help notice the communication snafus that happen when ruler of communication Mercury, retrogrades.
Retrogrades are good for all the re words. Redo, refocus, reinforce,relinquish, remove, recover,reorganize, reinstate. Use your imagination. There are so many ‘re’ words to choose from. It’s a great guide line for what to do when a planet is retrograde.
Mercury will be retrograde from April 9-May 3. It’s not a time to move forward, but to re-evaluate where you’re at now and where you are coming from. Sometimes you will pick up where you left off, and that can have to do with relationships too, people tend to reconnect during retrogrades.
Are you where you want to be in life? Mercury in Taurus wants to know, Have you created a stable secure base for your activities?
This Wednesday Saturn will turn Retrograde too. Saturn is in the honest expansive energy of Sagittarius, busy exposing the lies and injustice of the world, forcing responsibility.
Backtracking, it gives you a chance to see to see if you finished what you started.
Are your beliefs supporting your growth and expansion? If not, toss em. Stay in integrity. You don’t need credentials for that. Memes are thought virus we pick up. Make sure you drop the ideas that are not yours to begin with.
Saturn will retrograde until August – Allowing you to completely review areas of your life relating to education, philosophy, freedom, truth, and all that is right and good.
Your intuition is your guide now- always really- but now you just might see the importance of new information, something you may have disregarded in the last 6 months or so.
With Mercury traveling through Taurus our minds are particularly focused on maintaining things as they should be. Stubbornly clinging to what one has rather than take any sort of real risk is a common Taurus trait.
Stable, solid, plodding, Taurus Mercury? in retrograde slows us down, way down. So we can take stock with a sense of stability and permanence.
Watch for tendency to dig your heals in and refuse any sort of change. When in resistance remind yourself, Change is the only thing that can be counted on.
Standing your ground may be what needs doing. Try not to alienate
people with your refusal to negotiate. Or maybe do, it depends on what is right for you. Sometimes relationships are better done than tolerated. You’ll figure that out.
Mercury in Taurus gives you a nose for pleasure. Taurus is ruled by Venus and loves to indulge all the senses. Be in the moment and find what brings contentment. May it be simple and sweet.
Wednesday – Planet of action Mars, and ever evolving Pluto have a potent pow wow. This should feel like power. Power to make a difference. We can drop any remaining victim roles we play and do what we know is true. Things can really shift once we get on board with the fast changes taking place.
Friday – the Sun and Jupiter have totally different agendas. The sun wants to do it’s own thing. Jupiter wants everyone to get the big Picture. The sun is in Aries, Jupiter is in Libra, Aries’ natural opposite, It’s like a tug of war. Luckily both planets are into expanding and being all you can be. So they want similar things.
As with all opposition energy it feels like it has to be either/or, but in reality it needs to be this and that. Stress causes growth.
Saturday – planet of what we value Venus,is locking horns with Mr. get real-Saturn believes in long term value, leaving a legacy, building wealth.
Venus can be more indulgent while it is backtracking through Pisces,shimmery pleasures. It will go forward again on April 15. It wants glamour and other worlds. Beware of a tendency to escape. There is a fine line between an addict and an artist- often a blurry line.
Keep your feet firmly planted and open your heart and mind to all the possibilities. Serious art with long term value can be created by such stress. Self expression needs to happen. What are you holding back?
Sunday the ninth Mercury is down for the count. Three weeks of clever tricks. In Taurus until the 20th, you will be able to have a very steady mind – when it moves to Aries on the 20th watch the way your thoughts and communications shift pace. Suddenly you will find yourself impatient, itching for new adventures. Review the circumstances carefully – Wait until it goes direct May first to make any big changes.
A busy week of shifts for sure. Best to roll with all the changes, Think of you but also think of what’s best for everyone. Win/win is the only way to go. Be Bold. Lead from the heart.
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