Week of October 21, 2013
©2013 Chris Flisher
We begin the week with the inevitable groan of Mercury retrograde. Despite the bad rap this pesky little planet gets through this thrice yearly backwards tilt, we can also see the positive side of it. Sometimes it pays off looking twice at something or better yet, reviewing before you make a move. Retrogrades are always about the “re” prefix, so whatever word you attach the “re” to will apply at a time such as this. Reflect, reconsider, refinance, retract, refurbish and so on. Not all that bad, is it? Of course not, many times the retrogrades are some of the best things to come along for that very reason. A second look can save you in the end. Reconsider that! This Mercury Retrograde occurs in Scorpio, Interestingly enough all of the last few Mercury retrogrades have been in water signs. The last was in Cancer and then Pisces before that, last February. In Scorpio, Mercury can “re-veal” secrets especially if they are for our greater good. With Saturn close by also in Scorpio you can rest assured that the truth will come out.
Ticking along in the background is another Uranus/Pluto square slowly building. Although the alignment does not go exact until the first of November, we will feel the impending buzz of this connection. Remember these two planets have come into a square before and together they bring about significant changes especially for cardinal signs. Aries/Cancer/Libra/Capricorn, will feel the impact. What houses are they in, in your chart? Where does the action take place? Knowing this piece of information can help you prepare and more importantly respond in a positive manner. Intention is a key element when potential is present. It can literally dictate the direction of the outcome. This may be the perfect opportunity to use that energy to initiate something that you have long ignored or were hesitant to begin. Because these two planets bring raw unbridled potential to the scene we can expect rebellion with Uranus, and reconstruction with Pluto. Again, where does the action take place in your life?
True astrology comes from accuracy. When you know the exact details of your chart, you get the instructions for your own particular journey. These are the instructions. Like an operators manual. Using birth date, place and time you see where the action is in your life. Accurate, predictable, validating, in short, astrology works. I have been working with charts and the planets for years and the timing and action is real and validating beyond belief. Listen each week to “Turning of the Wheel” on Contact Talk Radio at 11:00 AM. The shows are then podcast on iTunes for later in the week. Write to me for a reading firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at www.turningofthewheel.com.
©2013 Chris Flisher