Mercury Retrograde Is Happening During Thanksgiving 2018, So Buckle Up For A Rocky Holiday Season

By NINA KAHN

Mercury Retrograde 2018

Welcome to 2018, the year where almost every planet decided to take a retrograde and turn our lives into metaphorical piles of dust and ash. Astrologically, politically, and otherwise, this year has been one for the books — like, the kind of books you hide on the back of the shelf and try to forget you own. And because 2018 is literally still not done with its reign of Rx terror, Mercury retrograde is happening during Thanksgiving. Yes, friends, I wouldn’t lie to you: The planet that rules communication, travel, tech, and more is going to be retrograde during the busiest travel day of the year (not to mention during every conversation you have at the Thanksgiving dinner table). *Intense deep breaths* BUT RETROGRADES ARE JUST TRYING TO FORCE US TO GO INWARD AND LEARN LESSONS, OK? OK. Whew. Now that you’ve gone through the multiple stages of grief and hopefully entered the “acceptance” phase, we can move forward and discuss what this means for all of us Earth babies, and exactly how Mercury retrograde during Thanksgiving will affect us.

Mercury, our solar system’s planet of communication (and the most infamous of the bunch as far as retrogrades are concerned), enters its retrograde periods approximately three to four times per year, during which the planet appears to move backward instead of forward for several weeks before going direct again (i.e. moving forward again, as usual). Mercury’s retrogrades are notorious because they happen pretty frequently (at least as compared to other planets’ cycles), and also because of the havoc these periods wreak in our day-to-day. Astrologically, a planet’s retrograde periods cast a shadow of confusion, snags, and errors over the areas of life that planet rules. In Mercury’s case, that’s things like communication (by phone, mail, or in person), traveling, scheduling, and the transfer of data. In a society where cell phones, Google calendars, and jam-packed schedules rule supreme, you can bet it makes for some not-so-nifty snags.

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That all said, it’s fully impossible to ignore the glaring fact that Thanksgiving is taking place right smack in the middle of Mercury’s retrograde period. As if holidays aren’t stressful enough! This Mercury retrograde, which marks the last of 2018’s hellish run, begins on Nov. 16 in the sign of Sagittarius. The fiery sign of Sag is naturally a world-travelin’, high-thinkin’, very outspoken type, but with Mercury headed backward, things are fully topsy-turvy. “Mercury retrograde brings communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays and lost items,” explains Astrology King on its site. Everything we needed during Thanksgiving, right folks?

Travel issues are par for the course during Mercury Rx, but given that Thanksgiving week marks one of the busiest travel times of the year, prepare yourself for the unexpected if you’re headed out of town. It’s going to be necessary to triple check your flight times, leave earlier than you think you need to (as traffic, delays, and other snags are likely), and expect delays or miscommunications. I guess on the bright side, if you miss your flights altogether, you can always stay home and have an impromptu Friendsgiving instead

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Assuming you eventually make it to your Thanksgiving destination, be aware of the fact that miscommunications are likely — and with the retrograde happening in Sagittarius (plus certain planetary aspects that are negatively affecting this transit), there may be a particular edge to these potential disagreements. “[T]here [will] be a clash of different cultures,” described Find Your Fate on its site. TBH, there is alreadya clash of cultures at most Thanksgiving tables given that not everyone’s families share the same views on issues that matter. There’s a reason blowout holiday arguments are a thing. So despite the fact that 2018 has been nothing short of a political hellscape and we all just voted in the midterms, you’ll want to really think before you speak — as the likelihood of your emotions getting the best of you is likely. “You may feel very opinionated on a particular subject and care little what others think,” explained Astrology King. “However, this is not a good time to be preaching to others and telling how they should think or act. Your emotional biases can influence your thoughts and intellectual reasoning.” This means think aheadabout how to handle things if Uncle what’s-his-face says something seriously offensive, and do your best to not completely fly off the handle. I mean, it’ll probably happen anyway, but we should at least try.

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All the same rules apply to those of you who may be partaking in the classic night-before-Thanksgiving hometown bar crawls: Think before you speak, and expect the unexpected. “[E]xpect to dwell on things, reminisce about the past, or unexpectedly meet up with people from your past,” wrote Astrology King. But be aware: “While the Mercury retrograde period might be good for flicking through old photo albums, it is generally considered more of a nuisance than a benefit.” Prepare yourself for the emotional ramifications of feeling nostalgic AF, and know that you may run into some hometown ghosts who induce some serious feelings in that lil’ retrograde-heavy heart of yours.

Like it or not, Mercury retrograde will be in full force during the whole week of Thanksgiving, and as described by AstroStyle, “The truth will inevitably come boiling to the surface during this phase, as mysteries are revealed and skeletons are forced out of the closet.” Are we happy about this? No. Are we slightly holding a grudge against the cosmos? Absolutely. But we can handle it with a little extra caution, consciousness, and probably a bag full of protective crystals that never leaves our person until this dang planet finally goes direct again on Dec. 6. Now let’s party like it’s the last retrograde of 2018!

(Article Source – www.Bustle.com)

Ancient Celtic Astrology Was Based In Nature, Here’s What Your New Sign Says About You

By Tanya via Shared.com

In ancient Celtic cultures, some of the high-ranking members of society were known as druids. They were often considered religious leaders, but they also made a lot of the legal decisions. They were advisers to political leaders and also were considered “lore keepers.”

The druids were considered to be observant and spiritual, and their knowledge of the earth and the stars were considered to be beyond any other.

These druids were able to see patterns in the way that people’s personalities formed, and after studying it, they came up with their own set of astrological symbols that are representative of different periods in the year.

The calendar year is separated into 13 different portions, each represented by a different tree. Trees were considered sacred to the leaders, as they symbolized life, death, and the constant renewal of the world.

Like your zodiac sign, your Celtic symbol can reveal what kind of personality you have. Here’s what the druids said about you.

Birch – The Achiever

December 24th – January 20th

People who are born in the time period of the birch tree are ambitious and constantly trying to rise to the next level of their lives, they are also known as the ‘Achievers.’

The druids claimed that this is because of the darkness typically associated with the winter months, which forces them to always have to reach out towards the light.

Resilient and tough are two of the most common characteristics of those born in the birch period, and they are also excellent leaders.

 

Rowan – The Thinker

January 21st – February 17th

Rowan born individuals are known as ‘Thinkers’ as they are usually seen as visionaries with original thoughts and a quick mind.

They can be seen as aloof with others, because they are busy dealing with their inner passions, but their unique thoughts make them very influential to the people around them.

 

Ash – The Enchanter

February 18th – March 17th

Those born under the ash sign are known as ‘Enchanters’ because they are artistic and imaginative.

Their ability to create is tied closely with their emotions, which tend to bubble up close to the surface, meaning that they can get a little moody at times.

Charismatic and constantly reinventing themselves, the enchanters are always on the lookout for their next muse.

 

Alder – The Trailblazer

March 18th – April 14th

The ‘Trailblazers’ are associated with the Alder tree, and they tend to be the type of people who are constantly on the move.

They are always going from group to group, able to adapt and fit into any situation. They are able to confidently address others and make friends wherever they go.

Because they are always so set on moving forward, they don’t have any patience for wasting time. They aren’t the type to procrastinate and can stay motivated through an entire project.

 

Willow – The Observer

April 15th – May 12th

The people born under the sign of the willow are known as ‘Observers’ because of their innate ability to intuit people’s emotions and even connect with the psychic world.

Their ability to remain patient and wait for the opportune moment is beneficial to them most of the time, but it can sometimes cause them to hold back when they should make a move.

 

Hawthorn – The Illusionist

May 13th – June 9th

Those born under the hawthorn sign are know as ‘Illusionists’ because of their ability to disguise their true selves.

They come across as people who are reserved and put together, but underneath the surface they are bursting with creative energy.

But they are usually able to control any outbursts and channel it into their sense of humor.

 

Oak – The Stabilizer

June 10th – July 7th

People who are born under the sign of the oak are known as the ‘Stabilizer’ because of their ability to provide strength to those who need it.

They are protective of the people in their life, and will often come across as very nurturing. Because of this they enjoy having a large family to take care of.

However they do find issues when they aren’t allowed to take control, as they like to be the ones everyone turns to in the family.

 

Holly – The Ruler

July 8th – August 4th

The holly tree represents the ‘Rulers’ of the world, as they are often known as the leaders or people in positions of authority.

They are capable of overcoming any obstacles put in their way, and several people look up to them as their inspiration.

They are generous and affectionate, which contributes to why people are so fond of them, and their intelligence is always off the charts.

They do need to be kept busy though, as they may fall into some lazy habits if they aren’t challenged to keep moving forward.

 

Hazel – The Knower

August 5th – September 1st

The ‘Knowers’ are born under the hazel sign, and they are typically organized, intelligent, and efficient.

They have good memories and can often recall facts quickly, which can sometimes make them seem like a know-it-all.

They are often perfectionists and can compulsively obsess over the details of their projects, never quite happy with the results.

 

Vine – The Equalizer

September 2nd – September 29th

The people born during the vine’s sign are called ‘Equalizers’ because of their ability to understand both sides of the story and mediate disputes.

They are, however, very indecisive and can have a hard time deciding between choices. They are refined and classy, enjoying luxury and elegance.

 

Ivy – The Survivor

September 30th – October 27th

As their name of ‘Survivors’ would indicate, those born under the ivy sign are able to overcome the most difficult situations.

They are often faced with challenges and yet they seem to handle them all with a dignified grace. They persevere without complaint, and remain charming no matter what happens to them.

 

Reed – The Inquisitor

October 28th – November 24th

Reed-born individuals are known as ‘Inquistors’ because of their ability to dig up the dirt on anything. They are always looking for the truth, and won’t give up until they find the answers they’re looking for.

They are extremely persuasive, and can become a bit manipulative if they are having a hard time getting the information they want.

They are, however, usually very moral people, so their investigations aren’t done out of malice, but instead curiosity.

 

Elder – The Seeker

November 25th – December 23rd

Know as ‘seekers,’ the people born in the elder sign are usually thought to be chasing after the next big thing.

They are extremely thoughtful and try to help others, but their tendency to remain brutally honest can be a bit much at times.

They are always on the move and are known to be thrill seekers, but they can often appear withdrawn because they are so deep in their own thoughts.

Source – What’s Your Sign / A-Panache / Sun Signs / Astrology of the Ancients

Here’s What Happened When I Planned My Workdays Around The Phases Of The Moon

By Kara Ladd

Phases of the Moon

The value of aligning your schedule to the phases of the moon.

The moon orbits the earth in 28 days, and the moon changes zodiac sign every two to 2½ days. (I like to stay up to date with Deluxe Moon app.) When the moon’s sign changes, you may feel and see subtle shifts in energies, emotions, and experiences.

“The moon rules the energy patterns of each day, so when you align your days, weeks, and months to the moon sign, you will be in harmony with nature and so will your business,” Gordon says.

As a freelance journalist, strategic business consultant, and blogger, every day is a different juggle of duties. So, for me, syncing my schedule with the moon has provided a loose sense of structure and overarching guidance—it’s like having a boss up in the cosmos. For example, I tend to pitch editorial features on Aries moons, schedule in-person meetings on Leo moons, and take it easy on Cancer moons. I wouldn’t say I’m overly strict with this kind of schedule, but it truly helps me stay organized when I’m feeling buried in to-do’s.

Here are some more ways to use the powerful energies of the moon to inform your work schedule.

Moon in Aries

Aries is a fire sign, meaning that this is a high-energy day filled with confidence, ideal for spearheading valuable business development work. These days are most valuable for forward-facing interactions, such as high-level meetings, pitches, or launches. It’s time to get out from behind your computer, dress in a statement red color for added fashion fuel, and meet people face-to-face.

Moon in Taurus

Security is key on these days! Leverage this sign’s grounding earth energy and take the time to stabilize and secure business operations and transactions. This sign also rules food and nature, so a Taurus moon is the perfect time to join your team for dinner—preferably outside. In regard to your personal schedule, take extra time in the morning or evening (even if it’s only five minutes!) to re-center yourself with a quick and easy meditation or journaling session. Remember, the moon’s grounding gravity is on your side.

Moon in Gemini

Your mind will be sharp and agile at this time. Pencil in ample time to write content, zip through your emails, and schedule meetings to initiate next steps. Conversations and planning will feel effortless these days, so it also may be wise to use them to negotiate proposals. A dynamic air sign, Gemini reminds us to set a few Google reminders to “breathe” in our iCals. Try to fit five to 10 of the deepest breaths you take all day in these precious moments.

Moon in Cancer

Known as a nurturing maternal sign, a cancer moon is the ideal time to slow down, journal, and focus on self-care. Perhaps work from home on these days if you can or nourish your body with a home-cooked meal. Above all, make sure to rest and refuel your mind, body, and soul. If you have more of a rigid schedule, try to take a quick work break to catch up with a family or friend. Sometimes a little rapport from the ones you love is all you need to lift your spirits and put you back on track.

Moon in Leo

These days are filled with powerful leadership and passionate energy. Schedule speeches or presentations on these days to ensure your expressive nature is well-received. This time is also fantastic to evaluate your personal image and what style best expresses your mission, values, and aesthetic. Consign clothes that no longer serve you, so you have extra money in the bank to use on things that fill your cup. On Leo days, this will feel far from a chore and more like playing dress-up in your closet.

Moon in Virgo

Today is a checklist kind of day! Your attention to detail will be in hyper-focus during a Virgo moon, so reserve it for editing the writing you did when the moon was in Gemini and focus on the more monotonous tasks at hand. For example, clean up your desktop (physically and digitally) and remove business practices that no longer serve you.

Moon in Libra

Libra asks us to listen more and develop rapport. Use these air sign days to reach out to family and friends for second opinions and to get to know your team outside of work. In other words, don’t feel guilty or ashamed to step away from your desk and head out to lunch or go to happy hour. Small talk and nurturing relationships is a vital part of succeeding in the workplace.

Moon in Scorpio

It’s no doubt Scorpio is an intense sign, so it’s typical to feel overwhelmed on these powerfully energetic days. This water sign is characterized as magnetic and brave, so take risks and don’t look back. Your communication will be smooth and direct these days—a great time to firm up financial negotiations, execute bold strategic initiatives, or challenge yourself to reach out to an inspiring peer whom you otherwise wouldn’t connect with. Why not leverage those fearless feels? If you don’t ask, you won’t receive.

Moon in Sagittarius

A Sagittarius moon is a phenomenal time to embrace any and all international endeavors. Confirm travel plans and keep an eye out for expansive conferences, festivals, and wanderlust adventures that can catapult your business forward. Business broadcasting, publishing, and ways to share your message and mission with the world at large should be top of mind at this time.

Moon in Capricorn

This astrology sign has disciplined cardinal energy, so your work ethic will be at an all-time high. Schedule crucial meetings during this time as you’ll be able to prep efficiently and deliver, even the most challenging of presentations, effectively. You’ll likely spend these days hard at work, so do your best to pencil in a run or some form of exercise in the morning to get it out of the way early.

Moon in Aquarius

Organize team meetings on this day as communication, innovation, and logic will flow effortlessly. Get in sync with one another and take the time to learn about everyone’s unique strengths and how they relate to the greater whole of your business. Want to schedule team building events or bonding activities? Look out for these days. If you’re a solo entrepreneur, schedule a work date with a group of like-minded individuals or RSVP “yes” to that networking event invite that’s sitting in your inbox right now.

Moon in Pisces

Leave plenty of white space in order to welcome creativity and introspective insight. Take extra time to meditate and/or practice yoga during these days to de-stress and keep your mind at ease. Into vision boards? Let your inner artist run wild with friends on these nights to map out your intentions, goals, and aspirations. This is your cosmic reset before the moon enters Aries again.

(Read Full Article at – MindBodyGreen.com)

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO DECIPHERING THE NUMBERS IN YOUR DREAMS: THE NUMEROLOGY DREAM DICTIONARY

By Katherine Anne Lee

Dreaming and Numbers
DREAMING IN NUMBERS?

PERHAPS YOU ARE, AND DON’T EVEN KNOW IT…

First things first, to see numbers outright in your dreams in no ordinary thing. In fact, it’s a pretty rare occurrence, so if you actually DO see numbers blinking back at you from your subconscious mind, it’s likely there’s a powerful message vying for your attention!

What is much more common is to see the expression of numbers in your dreams: to see specific quantities, sequences, symbols, pairs and patterns, for example.

Perhaps you dream of snakes, spiders, or your teeth falling out? Or perhaps that you’re pregnant, being chased or even flying? These are some of the most common dream themes, but rarely are they viewed through a numerological lens. Often so rich with imagery, mood and emotion, counting up quantities of things when you’re sleeping isn’t really a priority! But if you can try to recall how many snakes you could see, how many spiders there were, or how many teeth actually did fall out, you’ll start to reveal a whole other level to your dream interpretation!

It is easy to overlook the hidden number meanings within the psychology of your dreamscapes; but with a little practice and intent, numbers will begin to come to the fore, and so will their messages.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE WAYS THAT NUMBERS COULD SHOW UP IN YOUR DREAMS:

Actual numbers themselves may appear (or keep appearing).
You may hear a number, or hear the same noise a number of times.
You may observe the same object a number of times.
You may be given a set number of things.
You may have a quantity of money, or be asked to pay a set price for something.
As a date.
As a geometrical pattern with a set number of points, sides or symmetries.
A number of characters or the same character appearing a number of times.
The same thing may happen a set number of times (repetition).

HOW TO INTERPRET THE NUMBERS IN YOUR DREAMS

In dreamwork, numbers hold the same meaning and symbolism that Numerologists apply to them in waking life. (Take a look at our Number Dictionary for more information).

But they also mean a whole lot more.

This is because dreams flow and exist in much more right-brained, feminine, mythic, imaginal, illogical and poetical ways, than how our waking life is perceived. The stories, messages, and meanings they contain can’t be worked out and made sense of as you would a day at the office!

Don’t read them literally.

You aren’t going to be attacked by a snake.

Your teeth aren’t about to fall out.

The surface level themes of your dreams are very rarely what they’re really about, so get used to thinking on a deeper level. And to interpret the meaning of numbers in dreams, we also need to move into a much deeper level of numerological dream-interpretation.

Some of the associations and interpretations described below may not seem to make much sense. But stick with them. The messages that they carry (and could be important for you to understand) may take a lot longer than you’re used to, to sink in. The world of sleep and dreams doesn’t offer instant gratification like our Google-fueled reality, so take your time interpreting your dreams and trying to ‘get it’.

Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

So What Do Numbers in Dreams Actually Mean?

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 0 (ZERO)?

Zero isn’t always regarded as a number, more as an absence of any number. SO this is a good place to start your dream interpretation if you’re seeing the zero.

THE ZERO CAN REPRESENT:

The void
Lack
A weakness or shortcoming
Something that is missing
A marker, to take the place of something you want, think you should have or something that has been taken from you.

But the zero is also a symbol of potential. Emptiness isn’t always a ‘negative’ and thing the zero could be showing up to offer you limitlessness and infinite possibilities.

THE ZERO CAN ALSO REPRESENT:

Huge Potential
Infinity
Eternity
Immortality
Continuity

It’s worth also noting that the zero appears most often as a multiplier. It elevates numbers up into their higher octaves – so that 1 becomes 10 and 2 becomes 20, or even 200 with the added presence of the zero. So the zero amplifies. It makes things stronger, bigger, more powerful versions of themselves. So is this what the zero is coming into your dreams to show you?

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 1 (ONE)?

THE NUMBER 1 CAN REPRESENT:

Leadership
Power
Direction
Confidence
Individuality
Creativity
Originality
Uniqueness
New beginnings
The Masculine

In dreams, this number can be a huge sign of encouragement and can provide a great energetic boost.

As a potent sign of new beginnings, the number 1 can be an indicator of being in the very first stages of a new project or phase of life. The 1 also represents the masculine, in particular, the masculine qualities that you have within (dreams very rarely refer to anyone except you). So you could be being asked to explore this part of your inner world.

If seen multiple times (dreaming of 111 or 11:11 for example), the number 1 can indicate that you are moving through some kind of personal gateway and evolving spiritually.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 2 (TWO)?

THE NUMBER 2 CAN REPRESENT:

Partnership
Relationship
Love
Balance
Unity
Equality
Spirit
Duality
Opposition
Conflict
The Feminine

In dreams, the 2 can pull your attention to the “other” – to other people, places, things and ideas which are all outside of you, and with which you need to form a different kind of relationship. It can be a sign that you need to share and co-operate, and allow others into your life to create balance. You can’t do it all on your own!

As a highly spiritual number, the appearance of 2 may also indicate that Spirit is trying to get your attention. Open up to the possibility of help and guidance from above.

Pairs of things in dreams are often indicators of duality – of two opposing forces which are active in your life – like yin and yang, light and dark, new and old. Some kind of internal battle may be taking place, which needs your conscious attention. Or is there an external conflict – are you at odds with another person, situation or idea?

The 2 also represents the feminine, in particular, the feminine qualities that you have within (dreams very rarely refer to anyone except you). So you could be being asked to explore this part of your inner world.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 3 (THREE)?

THE NUMBER 3 CAN REPRESENT:

Creativity
Fruition
Abundance
Luck
Children
Motivation
Drama
Expression
Play

In dream interpretations, the number 3 often indicates personal growth. A symbol of the archetypal child, this number can indicate that something is coming to you through unity – the unity of body, mind and spirit; past, present and future; breath, will and imagination, etc… Or perhaps it contains the message that there is a third ingredient you need to add into your work, in order for it to come to fruition?

For many, 3 is the number of luck (though don’t we all know that in truth, you make your own luck!?) So in dreams, this is generally a very positive sign. It is also very motivating as its energy is inherently lively and dynamic!

Many also believe this number to be an indicator that the ascended masters are close. So if you have been looking for reassurance, this number could be bringing it.

As a number closely associated with expression, the appearance of the 3 in your dreams may indicate an issue around finding, and using your voice. The 3 could be a sign that you need to focus on clarity, authenticity and tact in your communications.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 4 (FOUR)?

THE NUMBER 4 CAN REPRESENT:

Strength
Stability
Structure
Boundaries and limitations
Hard work
Practicality
Proficiency
Resources

The 4 is a stable and secure number, indicating safety, commitment and reliability. When it appears in dreams, it is incredibly reassuring, often symbolizing an abundance of resources and available skill in your life.

It can be a sign of hard work – that you’re giving too much OR that you are required to give more. In either case, think closely about what the 4 could be referring to: think about how it showed up in your dream, as this will give you a big clue.

The number 4 may also be interpreted as a limitation, and reveal where you are experiencing restrictions in your life. Are you inhibiting your growth? Are you blocking your potential? Or are there circumstances in your life which are restricting you, that you need to break free from?

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 5 (FIVE)?

THE NUMBER 5 CAN REPRESENT:

Freedom
Change
Curiosity
Spontaneity
Adventure
Discoveries
Storytelling
Sensuality

The Number 5 often appears in dreams when change is happening OR when change needs to be embraced. It carries an energy of impulsiveness, risk-taking, and spontaneity, so if your dream-world is holding space for this, it’s a sign that your waking life can too!

Are you allowing yourself enough freedom? Are your routines keeping you trapped? The 5 may appear to show you where (and how) to liberate yourself or to reveal certain aspects of your personality which are not being allowed to fully express.

The 5 is also a really sensual number, so can show up in dreams when you’re awakening to the more sensual aspects of life. It encourages an exploration of how your physical and spiritual sides interact with the world around you.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 6 (SIX)?

THE NUMBER 6 CAN REPRESENT:

Love
Union
Family
Domesticity and domestic spaces
Creativity
Personal needs and balance

The Number 6 relates to relationships and love, both in a romantic sense and in terms of family and community ties. It’s a deeply harmonizing number, so in dreams, it can be a sign that you need to settle and find balance in your life.

The 6 will often show up in your sleep when you need to come into a better relationship with yourself. Are you sleeping enough? Are you eating right? Nurturing your body, mind and spirit with the right sustaining inputs? The 6 holds a frequency which resonates closely with maternal instincts, so seeing this number could be a sign that you need to ‘mother’ yourself a little more.

As a double 3, the 6 holds a huge creative potential. Is it showing up in your dreams as two 3s? Or a rhythm which could relate to the 3? If so, you’re being asked to nurture your creative side and let this part of yourself out to play!

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 7 (SEVEN)?

THE NUMBER 7 CAN REPRESENT:

Spirituality
Mysticism
Inner Worlds
Healing
Self-love
Self-trust
Sacrifice

The Number 7 is the number most closely associated with the other realms. So when it shows up in your dreams, it should be interpreted as a powerful sign that there’s more going on in your slumber than first appears!

You’re being given a mystical sign.

Pay attention to what else is happening in your dreams and consider closely in what way the 7 is appearing. These are all clues you need to follow, in order to receive more insight from the Spirit realms.

The 7 can also be a good indicator that you have some soul-searching to do. How often do you look within for guidance and answers? If you’re prone to searching everywhere but your own heart and mind, the 7 could be a sign to re-tune that inner compass.

The 7 often comes in dreams as a reassuring sign of divine presence, so if you’ve been looking for one, you got it.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 8 (EIGHT)?

THE NUMBER 8 CAN REPRESENT:

Success
Achievement
Authority
Power
Money
Financial and material gains
Balance
Flow
Regeneration

Many people associate the number 8 with abundance and seeing it in dreams is a sign of imminent success and reward. Which can be true. But in fact, the 8 is an ancient symbol of the flow of energy: of giving and receiving, coming and going, winning and losing.

If the 8 shows up in your dreams, it could mean that you’re too set on the reward and preoccupied with money. Perhaps you need to re-engage with the ebb and flow of life? Or perhaps you ARE on a winning streak, and the 8 is appearing as a sign that you’re almost at the finish line! In which case, you’re being strongly reminded to let go of the outcome, and enjoy the ride.

Another significance of the 8, is its association with power. So if this number is appearing in your dreams, consider your relationship to your own power, to other people in power, to the concept of power in general and how it sits with you. This number can show up as a sign you have work to do in this area, in your waking life. So the way in which it appears could offer significant guidance and extra information for you.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 9 (NINE)?

THE NUMBER 9 CAN REPRESENT:

Idealism
Leadership
Collective Concerns
Spiritual Advancement
Completion
Closure
Endings and beginnings

When the Number 9 shows up in your dreams, it can be interpreted in a myriad of different ways. It’s a number which resonates strongly with idealism and highest potentials. So it could be a sign that you need to strive for more. Or perhaps your expectations around something are actually too high, and you need to lighten up?

The 9 can often be a sign of the work which is required for the greater good. Perhaps the contents and message of your dream is of importance for the collective?

The meaning most often attributed to the 9 in dreamwork is completion and closure. It often shows up in the subconscious when an ending is close (it could refer to a project, a relationship or any number of things. Again, its context in your dream will be key!)

(Article Source – Numerologist.com)

Your Friendly, Baseline Explanation Of The 12 Houses Of Astrology

BY SARAH PENIX, OHIO UNIVERSITY

Astrology Houses

Iastrology, the 12 houses rule over various realms of life, depending on which sign each house is in on your natal chart.

The first six houses are the personal houses, meaning that they relate to how you as an individual appear, synthesize the world and what energies you radiate. The first house encompasses your ascendant or rising sign, which dictates your identity and the mask you wear for the world.

Houses seven through 12 are transpersonal houses, so they dictate how you interact with others and society. The seventh house is also your descendant, or the house opposite of the self and identity, which means it is all about how you care for others and your awareness for the world around you.

Because the first and seventh houses mark shifts in how the houses affect people in their natal charts, it is important to understand all of the other factors in natal charts that can dictate a person’s desires, perspectives and goals.

Dividing the houses into two groups is useful for interpreting natal charts; however, the individual meanings of each house are more helpful in understanding transits and aspects of your own natal chart and life.

Whether you are trying to learn about the houses so that you can fully read your natal chart or you want to gain a better understanding of planetary transits, it is essential to understand what each house represents and how it is ruled.

1. House of the Self

The first house is how you project yourself through expression, mannerisms and personal image. This house is ruled by Mars and connects everyone to the sign of Aries through a fiery energy that urges you to truly represent yourself and acknowledge your potential.

The first house in natal charts is your persona and beginning, but only because it is also the best way to understand karmic debt and how they personally relate to the world. Because it is much like the South Node, it portrays mental habits and thus dictates how you process things.

2. House of Value

Connected to the sign Taurus ruled by Venus, the second astrology house rules over your values and material goals. In the natal chart, it also governs income, natural talents, wealth and how you feel safe.

Because what you own is not only material, this house also rules over our comforts, abilities and needs. It not only dictates how you view money and helps you define a livelihood, but also drives to what you value over material items.

3. House of Communication

With a focus on travel and mental agility, the third house is ruled by Mercury and related to the sign Gemini. In natal charts, it speaks to your strongest desires and the way you meet your obligations.

Because it rules over fundamental education and communication, it reveals your ego through what you are born into along with day-to-day happenings. Lastly, the third house rules siblings, relatives and with whom you get close.

4. House of the Home

The fourth house represents how and where your soul is centered and feels grounded. Because it is ruled by the sign Cancer and the Moon, it dictates what has shaped a person into who they are and what kind of parent you could be.

Who and what appears when you close your eyes is the fourth house’s reality. It is your childhood, your environment, your ancestors and home. It is your greatest comfort and your greatest sadness. The sign in your fourth house shows how you get satisfaction emotionally and can speak to your relationship with your maternal figures because this house is ruled by the moon, which dictates motherhood.

5. House of Pleasure

The fifth house is vital to a person’s livelihood. Ruled by Leo and the Sun, this house is responsible for entertainment, pleasure and love. In the natal chart, it speaks to how a person has fun, finds happiness and channels creativity; however, it also can reveal what a person obsesses over and how they view casual sex.

The fifth house also gives insight into a person’s first-born child, so depending on an individual’s placement in the fifth house, synastry can reveal the gender and character of the person’s first-born.

6. House of Health

Virgo and Mercury rule the sixth house, representing your role in day-to-day life, simple tasks from hygiene to routine chores and responsibilities. In your natal chart, the sixth house can reveal things the universe knows about your general health and how you serve others.

This Virgo-ruled domain also plays a role in how you answer mundane questions such as: have I fed the pet? Do I need a haircut? What should I wear today? Because those simple concepts allow us to execute our duties and work.

7. House of Partnership

As the first house is of the self, the seventh house is of others. Rules by Libra and Venus, it represents the relationship between your psychical body and the outer world or circumstance. It is heavily associated with partnerships of any kind, ranging from lovers to bosses and enemies.

Depending on which sign you have in the seventh house, you can find out more about how you connect with people in general and how you relate to the outside world.

8. House of Taboo

The primary focus of the eighth house is rebirth and transformation; however, with those things come death, endings, spirituality and gifts or transactions, including sex. Ruled by Scorpio and co-ruled by planets Mars and Pluto, this house is all about change.

In a natal chart, this placement can help someone understand that process of spiritual enlightenment as well as how people cover up things that are unpleasant or dirty in life.

9. House of Expansion

Also known as the house of philosophy, the ninth house is dedicated to an individual’s search for meaning in life. Ruled by Sagittarius and Jupiter, which is known to seek insight through knowledge, this arena has a focus on perspective and travel.

In your natal chart, it helps determine how someone approaches personal growth, philosophy, law, ethics and how we feel free or empowered.

10. House of Social Status

Known as Midheaven, the 10th house, which is ruled by Capricorn and Saturn, presides over achievements and honors but also your life’s calling and guiding influences (such as whether or not the stars say you’re destined to me a parent).

The 10th house, depending on your sign placement, shows how you build a reputation and public image. It also helps you understand what your primary principles are in terms of a career path.

11. House of Friends

Ruled by Aquarius and co-ruled by planets Saturn and Uranus, the 11th house fittingly dictates community, hopes, wishes and friendships. The 11th house suggests that the greatest social fulfillment comes from considering society’s needs as a whole.

In the natal chart, 11th house placements indicate our level of involvement in groups and what an individual’s group-based projects aim to accomplish, how you prioritize tasks and work toward your most efficient, best self.

12. House of the Subconscious

As the most hidden astrology house in the zodiac, the 12th house is where transcendence and the subconscious rule. In order to “find” this house, you must come to terms with losing the self by embracing spiritual awakening, in whatever form that may be.

Ruled by Neptune, Jupiter and Pisces, the 12th house in the natal chart can reveal how you go about that loss of self in order to transcend. It also shows how you deal with ego, as the ego is the opposite of the 12th house’s focus.

(Article Source – StudyBreaks.com)

Virgo Season 2018 – Astrology Predictions To Help All Zodiac Signs Survive This Rough Time

By Brandi Neal

September Astrology

Astrologically, the bajiggity energy of this summer is almost over. And, in the words of Wilson Phillips: “Things’ll go your way if you hold on for one more day.” As you prepare to say goodbye to this cruel, cruel summer and welcome in fresh fall feels, Virgo season 2018 astrology predictions can give all zodiac signs something to hold on to. While the karmic energy of this summer likely has you dwelling on everything you lack, Virgo season will help shift your mindset to abundance.

Overall, the predictions for Virgo season are promising, but only those who go into it with a positive attitude will have an easy transition. If you’re mired in the dark and twisty, you can expect to attract more of the same. “[Virgo season is] a reminder to be impeccable in our thoughts and words as they create our reality and impact others as well as the world around us,” Michelle Karén, author, astrologer, and shaman, wrote on her website. “We are also required to pay attention to both the obvious and the subtle messages we receive on a constant basis that validate or invalidate the choices we are making.”

The good news is that if you actively work with the universe and your intentions are good, positive things will most certainly come your way. The bad news is that this is going to require a lot of effort. You’ll have to monitor your thoughts, intentions, and actions every moment of every day. If you think of it like a mental workout, and commit to putting in the work, all of the astrology predictions for Virgo season will bring you a bounty good luck. When you consider the alternative, this is really the only viable option.

1. Out With The Old

If you’ve been carrying some heavy burdens you’re ready to lay down, Virgo season is an ideal time to lighten your load. Saturn turns direct Sept. 6, and it’s going to allow you to resolve some difficult issues related to power and control. “These past months forced us to examine our relationship to structure, discipline and authority,” Karén explained. “Clearing our past required hard work. On a renewed foundation, we are now ready to start a new book in our lives.”

2. Develop A New Relationship With Money

The attitude you bring into Virgo season is particularly important when it comes to money. If you approach your financial situation from a place of lack instead of abundance, your money problems could persist. When it comes to any financial exchanges, don’t settle for less than you’re worth because you’re afraid you won’t get it. There’s a 100 percent chance you won’t get what you want if you fail to step outside of your comfort zone and take a chance. You are worthy, and the universe has your back.

3. An Unlucky Moon Cycle

While the summer of 2018 brought myriad super moons and eclipses, the September moon cycle is going to be a little different. Karén referred to this as the moon being void of course, which means that it won’t form a major aspect with any planet before it enters a particular sign. Because of this, she recommended that you don’t schedule anything important or make any major decisions Sept. 1-4, 6-8, 10-12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, and 22. That’s a lot of days to block out, so check out the exact times of day to avoid on each date on her website.

4. Mercury Becomes An Unlikely Ally

In general, any astrological mention of Mercury usually induces feelings of dread. However, after Mercury goes direct in late August and enters Virgo in early September, it’s going to behave exactly the opposite of how it acts when its doing its bajiggity backspin. “[You’ll] improve your critical thinking skills. Dealing with details becomes natural and easy,” Tarot-Astrology noted on its website. While this might seem totally bananas, don’t question this gift. Just go with it.

5. Beware Of Ultimatums

When Venus enters Scorpio Sept. 9, Tarot-Astrology cautioned that you might be tempted to let everyone know that there are two ways to do things: your way, or not at all. Think before you issue an ultimatum, especially if you’re coming from a place of jealousy. Ultimatums almost never work, and they usually create a big personal mess that needs to be mopped up later with tears if regret.

6. Harness The Energy Of Jupiter Sextile Pluto

Jupiter sextile Pluto is a major Virgo season 2018 planetary aspect happening Sept. 12, and it’s going to usher in powerful positive energy, which makes it an ideal time to work toward something that benefits the greater good. “A strong urge to reform something in your life will coincide with an opportunity to do just that. Go with the flow and take full advantage of the opportunities that open up in front of you,” Astrologer Jamie Partridge urged on Astrology King. “This should be a time of great satisfaction with your achievements. Your success should be accompanied by more influence and popularity.”

7. New Moon Intensifies Laws Of Attraction

Aside from Venus making it harder than usual to bite your tongue on Sept. 9, the Virgo season new moon on the same day will only increase the chances of self sabotage. Virgo season is kind of like walking a tightrope. On one side is a river of abundance and on the other a burning pit of lava. It’s going to take a great deal of mental self control to keep yourself from taking the low road and jumping into the lava pit. Don’t do it. This will only derail any progress you’ve made thus far, and you’ll have to start over again.

Darkstar Astrology advised on its website that it’s best to drink in moderation during this time as lowering your inhibitions could unleash some inner demons. While it’s also good to get rid of bad energy, releasing it now will most likely lead to a misdirection of your rage. Seriously, the past few months have been hard enough. Don’t make things more difficult for yourself than they need to be. The bottom line? During Virgo season, be good to others and the universe will be good to you.

(Article Source-Bustle.com)

August Horoscope

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August Horoscope Forecast

The highlights this monthly horoscope are a solar eclipse and Jupiter trine Neptune. Uranus stations retrograde on August 7. Mercury stations direct on August 19 them Mars stations direct on August 27. The other big thing happening in the August horoscope is a grand trine aspect pattern on August 25 with the Sun, Saturn and Uranus. The August 26 full moon highlights this grand trine and turns it into a Kite aspect pattern.

Tuesday August 7
Uranus stationary retrograde in aspect to a number of planets which suggests problems affecting your love life or finances will test your patience. However, there are solutions to every problem. Open mindedness and flexibility will lead to creative breakthroughs and a reinvigorated personal life.

Friday August 11
The solar eclipse is mainly influenced by a conjunction to Mercury retrograde. The major themes of this eclipse will be thinking, contemplation, deliberation, discussion and debate. Challenging aspects to Jupiter and Pluto suggests disagreements and arguments about ideas and beliefs about power and control issues between people, groups of people and nations. Asteroid Pallas conjunct the eclipse will focus debate on feminism and politics.

Sunday August 19
Mercury stationary direct has much more harmonious blue in the chart compared to Mercury stationary retrograde. With no fixed star influence again, the peace-loving aspect of Mercury sextile venus is the strongest influence on Mercury stationary direct.

Mercury direct will calm your nerves and help solve and relationship problems caused by the rebellion and anger of the Mercury retrograde phase. This fun-loving and friendly influence lowers stress and returns harmony to your relationships. So it will be easier to express your love and affection. This Mercury direct phase is a great opportunity to resolve conflict and break down barriers to progress.

Later on Sunday August 19
but lasting the whole monthly horoscope, Jupiter trine Neptune encourages hope, generosity and community spirit. You may undertake a spiritual quest to seek the truth. There may be destined encounters with priests, guru’s or psychics. Others may come to your for spiritual guidance or you can go it alone. Enlightenment can come through dreams, visions or meditation.

You will find it harder to ignore the poor, sick and needy at this time. As your personal value system or morals reach a higher standard, you will find that selflessly helping others brings great satisfaction. You charitable nature may extend to environmental causes or animal welfare. Social justice becomes important with more interest in human rights and the plight of refugees and other innocent victims or war and greed.

Sunday August 26
The full moon astrology is beautifully symmetrical. The full moon aspect itself of Sun opposite Moon forms the spine of a Kite aspect pattern. Five harmonious aspects surround this tense opposition to make it easy to improve your skills and develop your talents.

The August horoscope full moon also aligns with two fortunate and powerful fixed stars. They are ideal for developing your occults skills, making money and reaching your goals. Full moon August 2018 brings exciting opportunities for personal and professional success that improves your sense of security and stability.

Monday August 27
Mars stationary direct brings to an end the excessive amount of sexual tension of Mars retrograde 2018. No longer will any sexual frustration be internalized. Coming just after the full moon, this is a great opportunity to share your feelings and concerns with loved ones.

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Your monthly horoscope is based on planetary transits to your Decan, not to houses, zones or sectors. The transits and moon phases for your July horoscope are calculated using the Solar Fire Astrology Program.

(Article Source – AstrologyKing.com)

Venus Through the Signs

By Aliza Kelly Faragher

Welcome, cosmic warriors. I’m astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher, and this is Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to all things magick. Now, it’s time to light a few candles, lay out the rose petals, and blast some Barry White. Today, we’re talking all about Venus, the planet of love.

Interested in astrology? Most people begin their journey into the stars by way of looking into their unique birth chart). Also known as a “natal chart,” this illustrated graph is a two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional solar system and corresponding zodiac. Calculated based on your date, time, and location of birth, the chart reveals the position of the planets, asteroids, stars, and celestial points at your exact moment of arrival. Your birth chart is a cosmic roadmap: It offers insight into the nuances of your personality and karmic lessons, as well as past, present, and future events. And when it comes to matters of the heart, your birth chart also illuminates romantic compatibilitywith others — that’s why we’ll be talking all about the planet Venus in this guide to the stars.

Venus Through The Signs

Venus’s mission is to give and get pleasure, or what the planet perceives as pleasure is dictated by its zodiac sign. Once you discover which sign Venus occupies for you (do this by calculating your natal chart), use these descriptions of Venus sign meanings as a jumping-off point for further exploration.

Aries Venus

Aries are strong and mighty warriors. Even Venus — the most sensual planet in the sky — is no match for the fiery energy of an Aries. When Venus occupies Aries, it thrives on competition: They simply love the chase. People with Aries Venus adore flirtatious romances that are defined by physical touch, exciting spontaneity, and (of course) some playful bickering to keep the flame burning.

Taurus Venus

Taurus is governed by Venus, so these combined energies blend harmoniously. As an earth sign, Taurus loves to indulge its five sense through luxurious fabrics, enchanting aromas, and gentle caresses. Although Taurus Venus’s are extremely romantic, they also know how to advocate for what they want. Taurus Venus needs a relationship that’s rooted in reality — if this sign feels unsupported, they will seek comfort elsewhere.

Gemini Venus

As an air sign, Gemini is all about communication. Likewise, a Gemini Venus is drawn to information like a moth to a flame. Expression is critical for the Gemini Venus soul, so those born under this chatty sky find pleasure when pursuing their curiosities. Moreover, since Gemini also is linked to local community, for Venus Gemini, there is often no distinction between friend and lover — in fact, Gemini Venus prefers the ambiguity. Hey, it’s more fun that way.

Cancer Venus

Cancer, symbolized by the crab, protects its soft interior with a tough exterior. In order for these celestial crustaceans to open up, they need to feel safe and secure. Accordingly, nothing is more rewarding to a Cancer Venus than building a relationship based on trust, loyalty, and protection. Just as the crab carries its domicile on its back, Cancer Venus is happiest when building a partnership that feels like home.

Leo Venus

Leo governs the heart, and fittingly, those born under the Leo Venus sky are true romantics. Regal and generous, Leo Venus loves to worship (and be worshiped by) their partners. This fiery Venus idealizes the concept of a “power couple” — after all, Venus Leo is constantly seeking its co-ruler. For Leo Venus, a partnership is personal, because they see it as a reflection of their own identity. So, when this sign feels rejected, proceed with caution, as lions can also be extremely ferocious.

Virgo Venus

Virgo Venus people love to problem-solve, and fittingly, seek a partnership that is based on reciprocity. Virgo’s earthy energy is practical and organized, so when fused with sensual Venus, this placement is wooed by thoughtful acts of service. Small and subtle gestures make Virgo Venus’s heart aflutter. For these sweet lovers, there is truly nothing more romantic than when their closest companion lends a helping hand.

Libra Venus

In addition to Taurus, Venus also governs Libra, so Venus is extremely comfortable working with Libra energy. However, while Taurus Venus is all about physical sensuality, Libra Venus is much more cerebral. Symbolized by the scales, Libra is obsessed with balance, harmony, and symmetry. Fittingly, Libra Venus people are total aesthetes. Those born with this placement love indulging their exquisite style and taste within their partnerships. Simply put, Libra Venus needs to be in a relationship that looks good.

Scorpio Venus

Scorpions are shadow dwellers, and similarly, celestial Scorpios derive their dynamic power from the unseen realms. When sensual Venus occupies this sign, it is enchanted by intense, mysterious, and karmic bonds. Scorpio Venus loves anything with a dash of danger, so those born under this elusive sky crave deep, erotic intimacy that illuminates from the inside.

Sagittarius Venus

Sagittarius is associated with travel, discovery, and philosophy. Fittingly, when the planet of love occupies this sign, Venus’s gaze shifts from romance to rodeos. People with Sagittarius Venus are drawn to explorers, nomads, and daredevils. Adventure is a huge turn-on for these fiery lovers, but nothing excites Sagittarius Venus more than a good sense of humor. Sagittarius Venus love to be entertained, so laughter will always be their number one aphrodisiac.

Capricorn Venus

Capricorn is the boss of the zodiac, and those with Capricorn Venus are always seeking their proverbial daddy. Although Venusian energy is tempered by Capricorn’s signature stoicism, this planet finds its erotic outlet by experimenting with power dynamics and role play. Because Capricorn abides by the “all work and no play” mantra, people born under the Capricorn Venus get off on pushing these limits.

Aquarius Venus

Aquarius energy is progressive, offbeat, and aloof. Accordingly, those who have Aquarius Venus find pleasure in nonconformity. In fact, for the Aquarius Venus lover, the ideal partnership cannot be defined, because Aquarius Venus refusesto describe their interpersonal bonds through societal conventions. Naturally, Aquarius Venus also gravitates towards eccentric, free-spirited, and rebellious individuals. When it comes to love, this Venusian placement lets its freak flag fly.

Pisces Venus

The last sign of the zodiac, the Pisces spirit is mystical and ethereal. Although Pisces energy can be hard to contain (after all, the ocean is boundless), Venus absolutely adores dwelling in this sign. In fact, Venus is considered “exalted” in Pisces, meaning that in this sign, Venus is functioning at its highest vibration. Pisces Venus finds beauty in absolutely everything and is particularly drawn to creative pursuits such as music and art. For these lovers, romance is deeply spiritual.

MERCURY RETROGRADE HOROSCOPES TO TAME YOUR INNER FIRE THIS JULY 2018

By Lee Coleman

Mercury Retrograde

As with all Mercury retrograde transits, including this latest one starting on July 26, 2018, you can expect setbacks, mishaps, and miscommunications, as well as running into old contacts, colleagues, and crushes (yikes).

Mercury in Leo is loud and proud. If Mercury normally deals best when in rational, objective signs, when in Leo, Mercury is instead entangled deep into our hearts, begging to express that which beats from within.

Read this now: Why Mercury Retrograde Isn’t ALL Bad and How to Prep for It 

At its highest and best, Mercury in Leo thinks and speaks with integrity, aware that there must always be a resonance between what we say and what we do. The only danger when Mercury is in Leo is coming off too brash, unable to realize when we’ve said too much and need to reign ourselves in.

 by Lee Coleman

KEY ASTROLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MERCURY RETROGRADE IN LEO 2018

 Key aspects made during the Mercury retrograde in Leo will lead us in two disparate directions. A series of squares to Jupiter in Scorpio are likely to lead us in the direction of over-optimistic, aggrandized thinking, which may ultimately leave us big on vision and scant on details. Much more helpfully, a series of trines to asteroid Vesta will focus our minds, enabling us to buckle down and do the research and legwork needed to succeed.

Mercury squares Jupiter in Scorpio July 9, August 10, and August 27; Mercury trines asteroid Vesta in Sagittarius July 21, July 31, and September 3.

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR MERCURY RETROGRADE IN LEO 2018

 On July 25, 2018, Mercury will station retrograde at 23°27′ of Leo, staying retrograde until August 18, when Mercury will station direct at 11°31′ of Leo. Though the effects are most potent between July 26 and August 19, the effects of the Mercury retrograde may start to emerge as early as July 8, when Mercury first enters its shadow period, and as late as September 1, when Mercury finally exits its shadow.

Mercury enters its shadow period: July 8

Mercury stations retrograde: July 25

Mercury retrograde conjunct the sun: August 8

Mercury stations direct: August 18

Mercury exits its shadow: September 1

WHAT ARE THE MOST AFFECTED SIGNS BY MERCURY RETROGRADE IN LEO?

  • Most intense for Leo, as the Mercury retrograde is occurring on your home turf, especially if you have planets or points in your natal chart around 8 to 26° of Leo
  • Most challenging for Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus, as difficult aspects across your signs may produce tensions
  • Most beneficial for Sagittarius and Aries, as you may find the workarounds productive in the long run

HOROSCOPES FOR MERCURY RETROGRADE IN LEO 2018

Read more to discover just how the Mercury retrograde in Leo may unfold for you.

ARIES (AND ARIES RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo occurring in your fifth house, you may be revisiting old lovers and fleshly pleasures – and deciding which ones are and are not to be carried forward. Returning to previous creative pursuits may be just the thing to carry you through this period, particularly if those projects have a spiritual, higher-minded bend.

TAURUS (AND TAURUS RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your fourth house, you’re likely to have your attention focused on your house, home life, and parents. While it may be a good time to refurb, it’s not the best (meaning easiest) time to move to a new house. There’s likely to be a plethora of chat between yourself and your partner; the deeper you go into the unsaid agreements between you, the better.

GEMINI (AND GEMINI RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your third house, you’ll need to review your correspondence and documents with a fine-toothed comb, as well as your relationships to siblings and extended family. Be careful about words in the workplace and lean on the advice of your most trusted partners if you’re ever unsure.

CANCER (AND CANCER RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your second house, your spending patterns are up for review, and there may even be changes or slip-ups in payments or cash exchanges. You are likely to feel ready by the retrograde’s end to change your relationship to certain splurge spending patterns, which will be well supported by changes you make in your work and in your daily grind.

LEO (AND LEO RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your first house, you may be overthinking the relationship between yourself and your home or family. For now, don’t assume that you have all the answers; for the moment, turn your attention towards your roots. Returning to a state of child-like enthusiasm and play will help you bide the time and remind you of what truly nurtures you.

VIRGO (AND VIRGO RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your twelfth house, taking some time out to retreat and reflect could be on the cards, particularly as it relates to the sanctity of your mind. Over-thinking, a common Virgo past time, could slow down during this transit. Restorative time spent with family or tucked away from the maddening crowds may be just the ticket for returning to inner balance.

LIBRA (AND LIBRA RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your eleventh house, it could be that you’re feeling a conflict of values between yourself and your crew, or that you might be over-evaluating the health of your financial future. Use the Mercury retrograde to refocus your efforts, leaving no stone unturned and no fine print unread before making any long-term decisions.

SCORPIO (AND SCORPIO RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your tenth house, career is likely to be a focus for you, both in what it adds to your life and how you’d like it to expand in the near future. The first important step will be to mitigate any overly optimistic thoughts and get down to brass tacks about where you’re headed. Focus on developing your talents, which will inevitably benefit your bottom line.

SAGITTARIUS (AND SAGITTARIUS RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your ninth house, matters of spirit and foreign people, places, and travel are all up for a grand review. You may feel as if you’re making grand jumps forward in your healing journey, growing leaps, and bounds. Your greatest enemy during this retrograde will be assuming you’ve got it all figured out. Your greatest ally? Opening yourself to further inspiration, assured that there is so much more to learn.

CAPRICORN (AND CAPRICORN RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your eighth house, you are likely to find yourself ruminating endlessly on where you are and where you wished you were – that essential gap between the present and our aspirations. Aim to reframe your thoughts about this situation by seeing how far you’ve already come. Growth will result by mining your psyche for self-limiting beliefs, and then banishing them.

AQUARIUS (AND AQUARIUS RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your seventh house, idealistic and possibly inflated discussions are likely to arise about career and partnerships. Dream big now, but leave the decision-making for later. Use this period to carefully redefine what it is you want to achieve in your partnerships, whether personal or professional, and then go about putting those changes in place.

PISCES (AND PISCES RISING)

With the Mercury retrograde in Leo happening in your sixth house, now is the time to revamp your daily routines (some of which need to go!) in favor of whatever brings you better health and serenity. Wait to confirm any major travel plans until after the retrograde. You’ll receive the most benefit from the retrograde by focusing on making small adjustments in daily tasks that will add up to big changes in your career over time.

 by Lee Coleman

Via Astrology.com