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The Dark Woods of the Soul

There are currently five planets in retrograde. The dreaded Mercury retrograde started yesterday and will be with us for three more weeks. Most will stay retrograde through August and some of September, with Neptune lagging behind until November. So, how to proceed? Leaving the country won't help, and hiding under the covers is not recommended. Those pesky planets have a way of finding you wherever you go. The work of retrograde is shadow work. It is time to grab your lantern and head into the dark woods of your soul. This is not as scary as it sounds. If you are proactive, you will have a less stressful experience. Some general recommendations:  For everything you do have one or two...

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Mercury Retrograde: Relax, You Are Doing Fine!

Two weeks into Mercury Retrograde and many people are feeling beat up from the energies. Trying to move forward (which we sometimes have to do) can feel like running a marathon through molasses. You don't get very far and you end up being a sticky, tired, sore mess for all your effort. Communications can be tough, especially with those we love and spend the most time with. It's okay to ask, "Did that make sense?" Better to clear up miscommunication early on, before it leads to bigger misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Humor is your best friend. Don't take yourself so seriously. Laugh at yourself and keep things light and pleasant when around others. Take your time and check your work,...

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Working With the New Moon

Tomorrow night we have a new moon. Some refer to it as the "dark moon" because of the absence of light. People get excited about the full moon because it is bright and  beautiful and lights up the night sky. The new moon is often overlooked. . When the moon is full, we release what no longer serves us. We harvest our blessings from the previous month or just bathe in the beautiful moonlight. At the new moon, we plan. What is it you want to achieve in the next 30 days? What blessings do you want to manifest? What do you want to begin? This is a great time to write down your affirmations and speak them aloud into...

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Enjoying the Present

Planning for the future is common sense, but visualizing a future that has not occurred yet with fear and dread, is a perfect way to ruin your life. We all have things that cause us anxiety. Sometimes the anxiety is justified, and other times the fear is unfounded. If you put your attention on the future in with fear and worry, you are more likely to bring about that negative outcome. Ignoring possible danger is not a great idea either. So, what do you do? You do everything you can do, in this moment, and then let it go. If you can do nothing else, then worrying is just a way to ruin a lovely day. The sad, scary, and...

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Mercury Retrograde New Moon

The energy of Mercury Retrograde is a backward pull that mirrors the backward movement of the planet in the sky. Action is discouraged, but planning is very effective at this time. The new moon tonight, like all new moons is about manifestation. It is the planning of what you would like to create or receive. […]

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