We begin the week with Mercury stationing retrograde. There is much written and foretold about Mercury retrograde and it is probably astrology’s biggest headline-grabber. And yet, it is often never what people expect of it. Yes, things can go wonky during this time as computers and mechanical devices tend to show their weaknesses during such periods and conversations often get misconstrued amid a fog of dropped sentences and thoughts. Still, overall, those events can happen all the time, especially since we are so scattered in our overly stimulated world. What Mercury retrograde really offers is a chance to re-think our choices. In this capacity a retrograde can be a highly imaginative time and one where we stop to reconsider our approach. In this particular retrograde, Mercury stations at 4 degrees Leo and then spins backwards into Cancer where it will cojoin Venus at 25 degrees and then stations direct at 23 degrees Cancer. If we can stop to mull over our decisions during this time, we may find that the break actually serves us well. Astrology is a dualistic modality, inasmuch as all aspects, transits, and interchanges between cosmic players can yield an outcome that can either be beneficial or the opposite. Since so much of the outcome is dictated by the unique qualities of your individual astrological profile it is hard to accurately predict the outcome without that specific information. How does this impact you? If you have questions about your own unique destiny contact me at, www.chrisflisher.com, or www.turningofthewheel.com.
Elsewhere we see a tense connection between Mercury, Mars, and Uranus. This is a particularly volatile point as words (Mercury), action/aggression (Mars) rub up against the unexpected (Uranus.) Uranus is regarded as a higher octave of Mercury, implying that it has a similar cerebral quality to it that stirs imaginations, conversations, and oftentimes, outbursts. However, because astrology is a dualistic modality, we could see this as a particularly creative moment filled with flashes of insights and sudden breakthroughs. Again, much is determined by the structure of an individual’s chart and results can and will vary based on a number of connections. With that in mind, we must still be wary of the connections being made since the world is in an especially volatile state currently. Words spouted impulsively could trigger an explosion of events that could be difficult to walk back. Late in the week the Sun will stand in opposition to Saturn indicating that a responsible approach to a situation must be considered. The onus of responsibility is large and we may face a dilemma that evolves from a spontaneous conversation or event that has spun out of control. In this capacity we can piece together a scenario where an explosive event or comment sets in motion a response that must be explored judiciously. Time to right a wrong.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): An unexpected financial topic could suddenly appear this week. You may be feeling the weight of a domestic situation that requires a responsible approach. Conversations with children could be a bit charged with emotion so try and display some restraint. Creative efforts especially those that involve writing are highlighted. Express yourself freely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A discussion involving you and a family matter may take a rather surprising turn this week so be prepared. Emotions may be running hot right now so you may be wise to let cooler times prevail and avoid a clash. With Mercury in retrograde words may be misconstrued and uttered without thought.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Your ruling planet, Mercury is currently retrograding so words can get confusing. At the same time, Mercury is teaming up with Mars which could put a rather aggressive spin on those words so be aware of any form of escalation or displays of anger, particularly with siblings and any sort of legal subject.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): Both the Sun and Venus are drifting through Cancer this week so the spotlight continues to shine on you. At the same time a fiery conversation regarding your money could appear quite unexpectedly, especially if you are in discussions with business associates. Are your budgets in order? Do you and your team require more resources?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Retrograding Mercury and Mars are conjunct in Leo this week. While this may give you plenty to talk about stop to consider what might happen if you acted impulsively. Mars and Mercury together can set off a firestorm of words that may be hard to retrieve once they are out, especially when considering your occupation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your ruling planet, Mercury is in retrograde and this might be an ideal time to reconsider a path you have chosen. Mars is also there joining Mercury and that poses a rather frothy combination. Topics that surround education and travel could be the surprise that sets off an exchange that could be quite animated and even aggressive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Large organizations and elderly relatives may deliver a surprise this week that tests your ability to handle complex negotiations. Diplomacy may be one of your strongest suits and you may be trying to find the appropriate angle in solving a problem. Unusual news from an institution may disrupt your strategy so be prepared to respond.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21): Expect to be engaged in somewhat confusing or frustrating discussions while at your job this week. Mercury in retrograde is joined by Mars in that area of your life and you may be overly aggressive about all work-related topics. An unanticipated comment or action by a close-friend or co-worker might jar your sense of what is proper.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Tread carefully while traveling this week. Mercury and Mars are cojoined in that area of your life. What to expect? Look to possible upsets with health and wellness that might trigger a response that could spin out of control. You may have to revise some of your financial expectations to accommodate. Patience.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your life may be moving along quite smoothly especially with your significant partner this week. Be aware of a tendency to lash out at large organizations, though. You might be motivated to resolve a situation and your words may be quite impulsive. Creativity may hold a surprise thought that saves the day.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Words may get out of line with your partner or close friend, so be mindful of that potential. Elsewhere you may be focused on matters of your daily health routine where you might be seeing some positive results. A major change is in the air and you may be preparing to take that big step forward.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Mercury and Mars are joining together in your health and wellness area of your life. You may be overly aggressive and ambitious about what you believe you can do versus what you actually can do. This may be a challenging time for working with business associates, though, despite a sense of creative possibilities.
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