Are you suffering symptoms of Mercury Retrograde?

Yes , we are in a Mercury Retrograde, and yes it moved back into Aries last week where it will stay in this sign until May 16th (Although Mercury’s retrograde will end on May 3rd).

Mercury Retrograde is great at helping bring to our attention those shadow parts of us, parts we may of felt that didn’t need healing. Mercury retrograde is great at highlighting where the healing lies and the truth can be found. In Mercury Retrograde communication, travel, technology, equipment, travel and contracts can be upside down, backwards, misinterpreted, breakdowns and unnecessary disagreements occur.

At work, you can find yourself frustrated even though you’re sure that you’ve explained yourself clearly, people around you do the opposite and your fail-proof computer crashes. You experience equipment and mechanical breakdowns of all types even at home, when out and your car!

Mercury does rule the mind, mental clarity, talking, self-expression so all these over this period can become  unreliable, filled with misinformation where important data is missing or misunderstood. During this period we should watch for too hasty communications as Mercury rules our communications and thought process and well in Aires we can become very direct ,assertive and self-centered. Say what must be said but try to remember to do so with kindness and compassion.

Mercury Retrograde in Aires gives us the courage to take action on something you have struggled with over the past few weeks. What curve balls have you been dealing with over the past month? What repetitive issues seem to be surfacing? Career, a friendship, your living circumstance, a draining relationship?

If you  have found yourself or parts of yourself being exposed, and in order to work on yourself you are stressed you must remember that you also need to love yourself unconditionally. When there is a lot going on give yourself some space, as much as the mind wants order, you will find when too much is going on we get agitated and stressed. When there is times of stress you must remember you are feeling a lot of things, so give yourself some space. Give yourself permission to experience those emotions instead of categorising it, organising it. Just let what needs to be revealed,happen. In these topsy upside and can be dark days of stress and frustration use your energy and see the small joys and blessing in your day. Even though you may be suffering and want to go on strike, see the small happy moments in the day and the lesson in the bad situations! Don’t stuff your feelings away,

The discomfort  and madness we are going through and experience on any level in Mercury Retrograde or not there is a choice to choose love and happiness! You can love someone and be mad, you can be frustrated but still caring, go with the flow, be present to everything that’s going on during this period, and don’t disqualify it because there is discomfort!! It often takes deep courage to admit to your mistakes and it is likely that is a necessary part of the conversation you must have. We all make mistakes, take responsibility and move forward with determination and love.

 

By Andy J xx

Friday 28/04/2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Venus enters Aires.

The Moon is in Gemini.

Today does promises to be an active and energizing day. Venus moves out of Pisces and into Aries. We see a shift from dreamy, sensitive Pisces into the alpha, bold and courageous Aires.Venus re-enters Aries today and will continue its transit of the sign until June 6th. Venus represents that part of us and our social needs, love, money, and all that we value most dearly. When Venus is in Aries, we are a lot more direct and assertive. Venus wants what she wants and she wants it NOW! However as much as asserting your own needs can be a healthy thing, we must also be aware so we are not reacting impulsively or restlessly, and hurting others feelings in the process.

The Moon is in Gemini all day, and what a great sign to be in to help enhance our mental thought process and whit! The Gemini Moon is another influence that keeps our minds in motion along with this Venus in Aires energy. It may not be easy to concentrate today, but it can be a fine time for picking up interesting information and getting the job done.

Happy Friday!

By Andy J xx

Thursday 27/04/17

Thursday, April 27th, 2017.

The New Moon is in Taurus than enters Gemini.

The Moon trines Pluto and sextiles Chiron and Venus.

Today the New Moon is in Taurus until late tonight when it enters Gemini. The Moon trines Pluto in Capricorn and sextiles Chiron and Venus in Pisces. Focus on what actions you personally can take that will make things better in a physical sense both yourself and for others. It’s about really thinking about yourself, how you feel, what you want and how you want things to be and taking the actions to reach these goals. The energy is has been settling into a more grounded and earthy motion is now building so the question is what do you want to create? The Moon/Venus aspect will also bring some lovely energy for deepening into emotions and connecting heart to heart with others or your self if needed.

Speaking of being creative, how did you go with your New Moon wishes yesterday? The New Moon took place yesterday, so that means we are still in the New Moon phase, it’s still a good time to make your wishes if you didn’t already.

Have a great day!

By Andy J xx

New Moon in Taurus! 26/04/2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Today’s New Moon is at 6° Taurus

Happy New Moon day!

I love a New Moon, the energy itself is fantastic! What an exciting time to plant seeds of intention, to dream of ideas to grow, to creatively use the energy of the sign its in to help manifest and work on yourself and what you want to achieve. Nothing feels as good as writing a bucket or to do list and ticking it of once achieved!

Today the New Moon is at 6° in the sign of Taurus. Today we see both the Sun and the Moon in Taurus. Wow a lot of the earthy, practical energy is being pulled in this New Moon. You will feel very grounded and seek security, you will find you can be reluctant to make changes, you will be interested increasing the luxuries in your life, you will have an urge to invest your time in beautiful things and creating that feeling within. Physical health, financial security, creativity will be high on your list this month.

Reconnecting with the seasons is a strong theme this month, for us down in the southern hemisphere it’s the Autumn feel, the smell in the air, it’s the beauty of the leaves falling, it’s a time we seek warmth and want to snuggle and nest. The northern hemisphere its spring and a time of growth and rebirth, the plants are blossoming, it’s the warmth, nutrition and a chance to grow and create opportunities in your life.

Use the Taurus energy that is being pulled in and towards us this lunar cycle. Now the Moon and Sun are at 6 degrees today and well the number vibration of six is all about temporary opportunities opening up for us, so this New Moon draws in new opportunities. here are a few areas in which will be highlighted.

The energy is tinged with career energy and if you can take a few moments today or tomorrow and think about what is going on with your job, what new opportunities would you like ,what changes need to be made, what new project or idea do you want to work on and are you happy in your current position. Just taking that time to figure out what you want and if you are happy were you are will give you so many positive downloads to work on and with and land you in the position you want to be!

The New Moon in Taurus is great at making a financial plan. Use this Moon to sit down and make a long list , as well as take a good hard look at your finances, savings, property, cash and possessions. There is no better time to think about were you are  financially and where you would like to be by the end of the year… What small savings can you achieve weekly to help towards the bigger picture and your end goals.

Don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple. Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin, create, or increase in this upcoming cycle. For the Taurus New Moon ritual, set an intention regarding the ability to steadfastly build or grow something. It’s a wonderful time to commit to personal goals, especially physical goals. It’s time to enjoy life’s simple pleasure, stop and smell the roses step into mother nature and appreciate the beauty all around us and the small miracles that happen daily.

 How to create a New Moon ritual

Happy New Moon wishing and have a great day.

By Andy J x

 

Monday! 24/4/17

Monday April 24th, 2017.

The Moon is in Aires.

Mercury trines Saturn.

Good morning, Happy Monday.

Today there is a fiery energy and a sense of drive and power around today. The Moon goes into Aires, Mercury is in Aires and that than trines Saturn in Sagittarius. Powerful start to this week and you will be full of energy, motivation and ready to get things done its time to put your ideas into practice today.

Today brings a lovely link between the planet of thoughts and communication Mercury, and the Master planet of lessons Saturn. When Mercury is stationed retrograde, it gives us an opportunity to review and re commit,even tie up loose ends especially with the New Moon approaching us this week.  Mercury/Saturn is great for being grounded, rational and practical and hardheaded in our communications.

As we move towards the New Moon in Taurus on Wednesday, you should really be   starting to think about what you want. Also going over and review last months list, thanking the universe for delivering what we needed we should also be working out and making it clear on what intentions you wish to bring about this month.

Have a great day.

By Andy  xx

 

The Energy is shifting. Daily grind 21/4/17

Friday April 21st, 2017.

The Moon enters Pisces.

Venus squares Saturn.

Mars enters Gemini.

Friday is not a simple day! First, you will feel the shift as Mars moves out of Taurus and into Gemini, and as Venus and Saturn dance together in the sky.

Mars moves out of Taurus and into intellectual Gemini, where it will transit until June 4th. When Mars in Gemini the energy shifts from body to the mind. from a grounded earth energy to air and mind. Mars in Gemini, is laser focused, versatile and flexible, we find our self quick at thinking and talking.

This morning, the planet of beauty and luck Venus forms a square to Saturn.This energy will remain with you throughout the day and suggestive of a time of questioning, and for some it may be the final push for you to finally self reflect and to recognize your limits, and see realistic expectations when it comes to money and financial stability, your values, your intimate relationships, and with your little pleasures.

The Moon continues its transit of Aquarius until it enters Pisces this afternoon. When the Moon is in dreamy Pisces we are more compassionate and lucid, spiritual and what a great time for healing and pouring our energy into self-improvement, growing and nurturing our self especially with all this intense energy that been around this week!

 

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

By Andy J xx

Pluto stations Retrograde 20/4/17

Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

Pluto stations retrograde in Capricorn.

Mercury Retrograde moves back into Aires.

Mercury Retrograde moves backwards into Aires today.  Some may feel the shift from earthy,grounded Taurus to fast pace, fiery Aires. With Mercury back in Aries, our communications will be more direct, assertive and we become very head strong and dynamic! However as much as being a little more assertive can be good thing we can also be aggressive, overly fire, angry and dominating too. Finding ways to breath and calm down  in times of anger so that we are communicating and thinking directly but not violently or aggressively is key to getting through today. Pay attention to the difference between assertiveness and aggression.

One of the highlights of this Mercury retrograde journey especially for me who is going through some major life changes is its triple conjunction with Uranus during the coming weeks with the 2nd interaction taking place soon. Prepare and brace yourself for shocking, all empowering, or sudden information being illuminated and coming to Light.

Pluto stations retrograde in the sign of Capricorn today, and thus making the Lord of the Underworld and planet of death and rebirth the most powerful planet in the sky! Pluto’s intense and complex energy hangs heavy in the air until September 28th, 2017 when it moves direct. Over the next few days/weeks surrounding Pluto’s station can be especially intense, and I bet you can all feel it in the air, something dark and stirring. So be aware of how you use and dominate your power, and stay clear of power/control dynamics and manipulation as we may be re-assessing how we use our power.

Empowerment Vs over powering is the theme and my caution during this time. Any conflict that you may occur now is worth examining , instead of seeing the negatives, ask yourself what the message is in these challenges you face during this phase.

Have a great day!

By Andy J x

Daily grind 19/04/2017

Wednesday April 19th, 2017.

The Sun moves into Taurus.

The Moon enters Aquarius.

The Sun moves out of fiery Aries and into Taurus! Happy birthday month Taurus. Mars is in Taurus conjunts Mercury in Taurus. When the Sun is in Taurus the energy and focus is on stability , longevity, financial security a and things around us looking beautiful. It’s a shift from fire to earth, from action orientation to patiently waiting and seeing. What Taurus does not like is change and uncertainty and with Mars and Mercury in the sign of Taurus there is a lot of slow ground long-term energy around.

Today with two of the major personal planets and the Sun in Taurus, be careful of your reactions, especially if you feel that you are not get what you want on this day, because Taurus does not like change and loves being in charge of a situations. The energy will make you dig your heals into the ground, you can become irritated and be on the defense, you will not go quietly if things are not going towards your liking. Try not to be too stubborn for your own good!

The Third Quarter Moon leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius. The Quarter Moon phase is great an encouraging you to release what is no longer working in your life. This includes whats cluttering up our home or office, do a spring or Autumn clean out, clean out your closet, let go of something you thought was important that you see no longer serves you or your home.

Happy Wednesday.

By Andy J xx

Tuesday 18/04/2017

 

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.

The Waning Moon is in Capricorn.

The Moon in Capricorn squares Jupiter in Libra conjunts Pluto in Capricorn.

The Moon in Capricorn squares Jupiter in Libra and conjunts Pluto in Capricorn. This is a wonderful day for networking, group activities and working with others, for the Moon in Capricorn can be very grounded and serious, but Jupiter in Libra loves working with other people. When Pluto is in Capricorn its about transformation and change, that means for us change will come about today when you connect and aline yourself with other people, it will give yourself a much need boost. However we could see power struggles ( blame Pluto) and the potential for our ego to be overblown ( thanks Jupiter).

Today some of us may be sensitive at times, just remember to not to allow yourself to be sucked into difficulties, and vice versa be sure you are not pulling others into hard situations as much as crave order and predictability in your lives do not stir the pot.

Count your blessing and have a great day!

By Andy J xx

 

Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

The Moon is in Scorpio.

The Moon opposes Mars in Taurus, sextiles Pluto in Capricorn quincunxes the Sun in Aires and Uranus in Aires.

Good Morning! We are still in the Full Moon phase in Scorpio! This Full Moon forms lots of relationships today. The Moon opposes Mars in Taurus, sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, quincunxes the Sun in Aires and Uranus in Aires . Wow what a powerful day to get things done and done your way.. Today has the energy that is all about what you want, when and how you what it, and how you get it. However there is a huge potential for conflict today, think about it if you have those attitudes today .Clashing and bumping heads with others is likely to happen today. Today there is opportunity for us to be inpatient, stubborn, head strong and unwilling to uncompromising. Remember to add to all this that the Full Moon energies are also intense. so just remember to BREATH!

Allow yourself to rest in a space of emotional connection, depth, and empowerment throughout the morning with all this intense energies around.Try to get some serious exercise or any activity to get some of this excess energy built up, follow that with a hot bath, a massage and a cup of tea, and get to bed early to avoid drama and stress!

Don’t forget this energy is not automatically a negative. It can show up as excitement  just as easily as unsettled anxiety.

Happy Thursday and have a great Easter.

By Andy Jackman x