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The Final Mercury Retrograde Of 2017!

It is over for 2017, Saturday, 12/2 in the West and Sunday, 12/3 in the East. The last Mercury Retrograde of the year may affect, as always, those particular things in this fleet footed planet’s domain – communication (written, spoken), education, transportation, business, technical gadgets and small appliances. Can we stave off any potential mischief and mayhem that a back pedaling Mercury portends? Maybe not completely, but we can certainly take precautions so that anxiety packed snafus can be avoided (or at least lessened).

With the sluggishness of the Retrograde in Sagittarius, energy may be blunted or optimism scattered. There may be slips of the tongue or pen, Freudian or otherwise. (Read tweets before sending!) Project initiation / creation would be best delayed if possible – if not, be meticulous, be careful. Make sure you’re standing at the correct Bus Stop. We can overcome, we can handle, we can deal – as long as we jump all over the details and “back up” stuff. Stay grounded and pay attention to contract negotiations, deadlines, etc. This planet’s often confusion generating reversal continues until 12/22/17, when it stops motion and goes Direct, still in Sagittarius.

Remember my usual suggestions for Mercury Retrograde – see it as an opportunity to review, reconsider, re-think, revise, re visit discarded ideas. However, note that as we do this, we are not going backwards into the past, we are pro actively making any needed changes, re evaluations for the future – a good thing.

*Mercury Retrograde: Dec 3, 2017 – 2:34 AM EST / Dec 2, 2017 – 11:34 PM PST

** Mercury Retrogrades for 2018:  3/22, 7/25, 11/16

FYI: Mercury just “appears” to go backwards. Planets only move forward, however, due to the earth’s changing speed as it orbits around the Sun, the positions are such that it looks like a reverse motion from earth.

 

 

Spontaneous, Sagacious, Sag Sun 11/21/17

Just in time for the holiday, we were graced with a cheery Sagittarius Sun on Tuesday November 21, 2017. Ruled by exuberant Jupiter, the king of positive thinking, everything is “huge”- ideas, actions, themes. Remember to pause occasionally and look over the landscape – not only to enjoy the view, but also to realize that some of those “sure things” are not. The “go BIG or go home” routine will not always work to your advantage. Certainly be an “of course” for excellent results, reach for the good things, discover something new, pay attention to your intuition (a Sag loves a good laugh but they are also deep and love to ponder the universe) but, just be aware of the edges – over confidence can send you too far. If the situation warrants, aim for controlled excess.

Just to make it more interesting, Saturn, planet of discipline and limits, which is quite different to Jupiter‘s goals (expansion on steroids), has been transiting the 9th sign of the Zodiac since December 2016. Depending on where it appears in your chart, the desire for adventure and living large might seem muted. Saturn moves into the next sign, Capricorn, on December 20, 2017.

More planet transits:

Mercury (11/6/17 – 1/11/18) = Communication focused, clever, curious and often razor sharp, this planet visit can be great for sharing knowledge – teach a class, take a class. But, watch language as you share YOUR views, YOUR truth. A bout of verbal snarkiness is not attractive and can really smother a party.

****Mercury Retrograde – 12/2 – 12/23/17

Remember to back up your gadgets. Review plans carefully before implementing, etc.

Venus – 12/1 – 12/25

The Love planet can add tact, sweetness and charm to the holiday season. (We can use it all after the past year.)

*Sagittarius – November 21, 2017 – 10:05 PM EST / 7:05 PM PST

**Gem stone: Sodalite * Power color: Lilac, Mauve * Body Part: liver, Hips

The symbol for Sagittarius is the half man/ half horse Centaur – usually with a wine pouch. Perfect, just in time for the festivities.

 (BTW- Regardless of your actual birthday, always try to take advantage of the vibrations of whatever sign the Sun is transiting.)

And of course – Happy Thanksgiving!

Who Should, Could, Would You Love? Or Just Like?

Astro Glyphs 2Wow, we’re almost at the end of 2017. No pressure 🙂 but, are you still looking for that special someone? (Friend, lover, business partner?) That once over used social intro – “Hey, what’s your sign?” – is a valid question when looking for relationships. Zodiac signs are grouped from Aries to Pisces – all 12 have a “partner”. Does it mean that the sign opposite yours has to be your “soul mate” – no, but, there may be undeniable energy and/or attraction. Worth a look.

Sun Signs are listed below with their direct opposites. Either you will find spending time with a person from the other sign tangy and energizing or there may be a need for tender attention and compromise. However, consider them the other side of your Astrology coin, the other half of your puzzle:

Aries: March 21-April 19 (Energetic, Impulsive)  and

Libra: Sept 23-Oct 22 (Charming, Social)

Taurus: April 20-May 21 (Solid, Responsible, Patient)  and

Scorpio: Oct 23-Nov 21 (Intense, Deep Connections)

Gemini: May 22-June 20 (Changeable, Communicator, Versatile)  and

Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21 (Adventurous, Enthusiastic, Optimistic)

Cancer: June 21-July 22 (Family Oriented, Emotional)  and

Capricorn: Dec 22-Jan 19 (Authority Figure, Disciplined, Traditional)

Leo: July 23- Aug 22 (Pride, Fun Loving, Generous)  and

Aquarius: Jan 20-Feb 18 (Unpredictable, Freedom loving)

Virgo: Aug 23-Sept 22 (Its All in the Details, Service)  and

Pisces: Feb 19-March 20: (Dreamer, Sensitive)

 

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Virgo Moon Weekend – Details, Details, Details!

On Saturday and Sunday, 11 & 12 November 2017, the Moon will be in Virgo the 6th sign of the Zodiac. There is a mood shift from the playful, sunny, “I” oriented “look at me” Leo Moon of the last few days into this health and service oriented Earth sign. It may not be spotlights, sequins and glitter, but, we can have fun while being practical and organized. Make the most of it.

Virgo can make us analyze everything, focus on the small stuff and pay attention to the details. (This might be an irritant to others, but things will get done – correctly!) Good time to write those “to do” lists, re caulk the bath tub, alphabetize and categorize your recipe assortment, volunteer.

Have a super, productive weekend!

 

 

Lush Life * Taurus Full Moon 11/3 & 11/4/17

Craving luxury, being frugal, feeling stubborn?  We may experience all that and more with a Full Moon in Taurus. The 2nd sign of the Zodiac is a fixed (its symbol is the Bull), finance focused Earth sign guided by the elegant, loving planet Venus. Whatever vibes are out there can all be put to good use. Indulge the sensual side while monitoring investments. Share chocolate covered strawberries with a significant other while tallying the checkbook at the same time. It’s possible!

As always with a “Full” Moon, it’s a good time to finish what you’ve started. With the grounded Taurus influence, it makes sense to complete any financial dealings and/or improvements to surroundings – beauty, comfort and safety. What do you value most? Who do you need to be – to do what you want and have what you desire?

*Taurus Full Moon 2017 : Nov. 3 = 10:23 PM PDT /  Nov. 4  = 1:23 AM EDT

**Reminder: Standard Time begins Sunday 2 AM, 11/5/17 = “Fall back”