Mercury Retrograde in Aries – What can you DO?

Easy Astrology Oracle Card - Mercury Retrograde

We are midway through an intense Mercury Retrograde which began on March 30 and ends April 23rd. With the Sun, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury all in Aries – this retrograde of Mercury has  a unique driving energy which opens the doors for true change.

To answer the questions of  1) what does it mean to YOU, and 2) how does it make you heal; consider the following insights.

Mercury retrograde is a time when we revisit and reexamine our past. Aries is a sign of  initiative and  courage. One of the things to remember about Aries is that in accordance with the Spring season, this is a time to plant seeds for your future harvest. If you can navigate beyond the petty annoyances that also come with Mercury regrograde, such as mechanical breakdowns and missed communications, you can make this a rich time to lay the ground work for your year ahead.

However, maintaining you cool is the bright side of shadowy Mercury trickster. Have you been provoked? tested? Or, horror of all horrors, been made painfully aware of things you overlooked in your past? The secret is do not allow the shadows of this time period to paralyze you; take a look, conduct an honest assessment of the situation, and move ahead.

I find this time period is particularly sensitive to the astrological house placement of the sign Aries in ones chart. For example if you have Aries filling your 12th house, you will be dealing with unfilled promises from the past, or, even corrections in passive-agressive relationships. House 6 – get the mop and broom, and make wise use of this time; it can bring a great healing. I will include more detailed house analysis in my Full Moon newsletter (if you are not signed up – here is the link )

To answer the question: How does it make you HEAL? Examine how you can make your life better by honoring this time period as one to take action on improving old, negative habits. This can be a time to accomplish TRUE change and growth in your life; not just offer lip service to the way you want things to be in the future. If you choose just one creation project you can make true headway and generate a new matrix for your reality. Now, that’s powerful stuff. You can make it better, and the time to do so is NOW.

Angels Speak the Truth

Mercury - the Planet of Communication

Today, the clever trickster planet Mercury meets with big ‘ole blustery Jupiter. These two can produce quite a talkfest. As a planet of communication, Mercury loves to fill the day with chatter.  He spins here and there, to and fro, always busy sharing news.

Jupiter loves to hear tales of travel to far off lands. As a representative of nobility, he receives the stories of Mercury with grace, and adds a few on his own. Truly, on one level, these two joined look like a court jester (Mercury) entertaining the king (Jupiter).

The King nods and remembers his nights in Morocco under a waxing Leo moon. As a King he lives with the luxury of free time and a need for diversion. As a trickster, Mercury entices the King to forego his duties at home, and live only in the memory of his past, or anticipation of his future.

Jupiter - the Planet of Guidance
 At the end of the day, King Jupiter tosses his jester Mercury a gold coin, thankful for an afternoon of entertainment and good stories. Neither one has told the truth, but both are satisfied by an afternoon of fantasy.

However, a day when these two planetary friends meet can yield more than interesting stories. Jupiter has wisdom, and Mercury has great ideas. The challenge lies in finding a workable method that utilizes the positive qualities of each.

The oracle card image of Jupiter portrys his connection to the realm of the archangels and channeled higher guidance. This is your source for informaton; ask the angels and listen to their wisdom. They will always speak the truth.

Food for Thought

Easy Astrology Oracle Card - When the moon is in Cancer we take action

Today the Moon travels through the nurturing  sign of Cancer. As a sign ruling the stomach, our thoughts often turn to food and the fulfillment of our most basic need to eat.  Having just survived a devastating earthquake,  many of our brothers and sisters in Japan are cold and hungry on this day.

As a Cardinal, or action starting sign, the Cancer moon is a time when people tend to be focused and busy;  instinctively we scurry about, looking for our next warm meal, and planning for the future. In Cancer the call to action is for fulfillment of basic survival strategies; humans NEED – shelter, food, clean water, and love.

On this day of responsiveness we send our prayers to the people of Japan. We wish food for those who are hungry, warmth for those who are cold, and shelter for those who are homeless. Our hunger and longing is to comfort those who have lost their families; our response must be to take action and assist in any way possible.

We can send prayers, but we can also send ‘MONEY LOVE.’

There are many ways to show you care – pick one and take action – TODAY.

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Scorpio Moon – Peace or Piece of?

Easy Astrology Oracle Card by Maya White

The Moon in Scorpio, until 11 PM today (Feb 27) is the most intense of all moon signs. How do you FEEL about that? Do you want to quickly hide your vulnerability today? Or, are you ready to take on the world and transform inner anxiety into the soaring freedom of the phoenix.

Scorpio is ruled by both Pluto and Mars; a soldier and general all wrapped up in one dark tidy inpenetrable package. But, within the darkness of Scorpio’s intensity, what he or she really desires is peace. The problem is, that to achieve the end result, our Mars/Pluto ruled warrior often ends up taking a “piece of” – that which they so want to only nurture. It’s about darkness and light; that stinging end of the scorpion king/queen.

Even my favorite old time astrologer, Evangeline Adams has little good to say about the Scorpio Moon. Her discourse: ‘ this is especially dangerous in women born with this position. Not only do we find a danger of sexual irregularity or excess, but a stong disposition to indulgence in liquor. Scorpio is the weakest sign as well as the strongest. ‘  She further states that:  ‘natives born with their Moon in Scorpio are likely to meet women who are strongly sexed, self willed, and somewhat unscrupuilous in attaining their ends. They may be deceitful and treacherous.’

That is strong language from a woman who consorted with Aleister Crowley!

Of course, we take the high road here. Here are some more positive qualities of the  Scorpio Moon:  Not Influenced by the Opinion of Others (too stubborn to take good advice); Abstinence (so emotionally repressed that nothing gets out); Leadership and Authority (control freak); Decision Maker (control freak); Transformational Agent of Change (freedom rider.)

Happy Scorpio moon day  – make it a good one.