After Thursday’s calm Taurus moon, Friday, the 13th, we’re shaken up as Uranus, the star of revolution (the cool cat of the zodiac), changes direction, retrograding at 8:32 degrees Aries (until Dec. 13). The revolution turns inward, for a psychological, philosophical and social media review.
Saturday evening, following Uranus’ lead, Mercury, star of conflict (purposeful task) also turns stationary retrograde (from 13 to 1 degrees Leo), until Aug. 8. Everything, all communications, for three weeks tailspins, goes into review. Everyone turns inward (except natal Mercury retrograders). We feel “off-course,” out of sight, no longer comprehending who we are, how to talk, drive or see ahead. Confusion becomes the norm. With Mercury retrograde in dramatic and fiery Leo we ask ourselves “What is our creativity, how do we identify as a creative individual, what creative gifts can we develop and offer the world?” We have three weeks to ponder this “I am by what I create” state. Let’s have fun. Leo likes fun.
Beginning Tuesday, like a potent power-ball thrown to Earth, planets Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto (the “big hitters) create a t-square (an umbrella) in the sky. Distributed to the Earth are powerful forces compelling humanity (those who are awake) to challenge all beliefs of how things are, were or should be. The planets signal transparency, exposing hidden forces and motivations that have (falsely for millennia) ruled and controlled our world. Wednesday night, under this t-square (opposition & squares) is the Cancer (the masses) new moon. Countries go to war under new moons and this particular combination of “bad boy” planets. Our personal lives will be affected. (Read more at www.nightlightnews.com & Risa’s Esoteric Astrology FB).
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ARIES: Usually a fast talker, quick thinker and speed driver, often becoming impatient with others less fast than you, notice in the next three weeks your mind and communication slowing down, words inaccessible and ideas not flowing smoothly. Don’t speculate or gamble, and don’t expect others to be forthcoming. Everyone’s pretty much uncommunicative at this time. Focus inward on what new creative identity you want to develop.
TAURUS: It’s best to put off important family, group and domestic decisions. Careful with family communications. There may be many misunderstandings. Speak clearly; ask those you are speaking with to articulate what they heard you say. Career decisions are not to be made at this time. Re-thinking all aspects home and work life is appropriate. Kindness is needed with everyone. The whole world is in a state. Remember, health first!
GEMINI: Past communications, friends, lovers, intimates, ideas, thoughts, hopes and wishes may come to rest on your doorstep for a while. Be very observant of your self. As the “communicator” of the zodiac, during Mercury retrogrades, your thinking and speaking change. Notice and acknowledge this, even in public. People will realize you have taught them something. Everything in your life may be delayed. When stopped for whatever reason, look around. Something’s beckoning.
CANCER: You may feel the need for communication concerning finances. Make no major monetary investments or changes in any present financial arrangements. Not for about a month. Things you hoped would occur may be cancelled as long-range financial situations come to light. Simply ponder upon all this, budget wisely, and re-examine what you value. Accept compliments concerning your creative gifts.
LEO: During the next three weeks you may wonder how you’re seen in the world by others. Looking in the mirror you make decisions that your persona needs an upgrade. It’s important to consider what impact you have on the world, especially at first meetings, when people make split-second decisions that remain with them forever. In the film, The Help, the maids taught the white children, “You are kind, you are smart, you are beautiful.” Words for you.
VIRGO: This Mercury retrograde allows you to see your present self-image and then new ways of perceiving a new self-image. Old business, old ideas along with your old identity may arise. This allows you to create and express something new about yourself. You will want to communicate this, but allow it first to gestate within so flashes of insight can gather a body of information about who you want to be.
LIBRA: Are there children in your life? Perhaps friends with or who act like children (not a judgment, a playfulness)? Perhaps you need to be childlike for a while. The retrograde provides insights into children and childhood, especially your early years. It lets you know there was at a time, joy, great creative expression, playfulness and a free and natural way of life — even if you don’t think so. Love is always the answer here.
SCORPIO: Something in your public appearances or position draws to a temporary close. You go into hiding, a retreat that the retrograde says soon will become overdue. This means it’s time to tend to things untended to. Perhaps work that has been neglected or pushed aside. Retrogrades are times to take extra care with all that’s undone. Make no important decisions, sign no contacts. Only old business should be your focus along with evaluating your public image and how it might change.
SAGITTARIUS: You will assess your future (yet again). You will seek the Truth of the matter of this future. You may not have answers but the question of Truth will permeate your heart and mind helping you gain an even greater idea of Truth in terms of your ethics, your philosophy of life, your choices, your health, what justice means, how you experiment with Truth and the truth of the past. Don’t worry about communication problems.
CAPRICORN: Something from the past that you have lost or it has moved away or changed, something or someone of value that deeply affected you, returns to your consciousness and you ponder it again. Allow yourself to see it with new eyes. Ask your heart what that would be. Review all monetary situations with partner and family. Review what is of value for you and your significant other and evaluate if your present use of money is working efficiently under the Law of Right Use of Resources.
AQUARIUS: All past relationships come to mind and you assess whether you loved enough, whether they loved you enough and what you might do in future relationships that creates greater understanding and love between two. Present relationships at this time need unrevealed parts of you to be revealed so new insights can be gathered. Seek newer ways to communicate. Say “I love you” more.
PISCES: A previous health concern may arise and confusion as to why. Tend to health very attentively, so this doesn’t arise again. During this time, organize herbs and vitamins, learn a new health approach, find a new care provider, uncover new information, investigate how to build a pool and where to swim. Great sorrow for past aspects of your life may arise.