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Sometimes You Just Have to Go with It

Often people will ask me if they should take a job during Mercury Retrograde and I will say, “Do you have a job” and they will say “No” and I will say, “hell yes you should take the job”. I think people that are not astrologers think astrologers are always looking at the stars to make all of our life decisions and it really isn’t that way; at least not for me. Would I avoid travel during Mercury Retrograde almost always, would I be hesitant to go on a date during Venus Retrograde sure; but I rarely let the stars stop me.

Besides over the years I have wondered how much being aware really helps, sometimes I think we can really do little to stop the hands of fate.

Sometimes You Just Have to Go with It

Often people will ask me if they should take a job during Mercury Retrograde and I will say, “Do you have a job” and they will say “No” and I will say, “hell yes you should take the job”. I think people that are not astrologers think astrologers are always looking at the stars to make all of our life decisions and it really isn’t that way; at least not for me.

Would I avoid travel during Mercury Retrograde almost always, would I be hesitant to go on a date during Venus Retrograde sure; but I rarely let the astrological climate prevent me from living my life.

Besides over the years I have wondered how much being aware really helps, sometimes I think we can do little to stop the hands of fate.

I have read for many people I will caution; you are having a Neptune/Sun transit this is not a really great period for trusting and welcoming in new partners but they fall in love anyway.

I have read for women that have had Uranus transiting their 5 house and have advised them; “if you don’t want a child use a contraceptive” and guess what 9 months late I am a baby shower.

Sometimes things just happen and sometimes those things are a part of what shape us.

Someone emailed me wanting to know if they should go on vacation, they had some concerns Saturn (Lord of Karma, restrictions and delays) was transiting their 9th house (home to long distance travel) and I said 100% go ahead. I traveled to Costa Rica when Saturn was in my 9th. I was around much older people during my trip -this is a Saturn thing; older people, older places, older things.

This time I went to Peru, I have Saturn exact opposite my Jupiter ~Jupiter is the planet that rules far off destinations. This transit is very tiring, you know Saturn squeezes the life out of whatever it touches when it opposes Jupiter it’s your enthusiasm. I booked my trip anyway knowing this, I thought if anything I will just be lethargic this

It turns out while I was in Peru, they had a strike going on and it caused a lot of issues for tourism.

So, the trip was very touch and go. During one portion of our trip a group of us were up on top of these ruins and our Tour Guide announced we had to leave. At the worst I would say it was not seamless, but I got to see everything on my list, all of my hotels were lovely, and the people I met on my travels were amazing! And I wouldn’t undo or redo it if given the chance.

This is my little PSA to those just getting into astrology that sometimes you have to make your own sun and believe in the best, believe in the possibilities. You can be cautious, you can be aware, you can have a plan B, and sometimes your gut will tell you this isn’t the job, vacation, or lover for me and when it does honor that, but sometimes transits can be just hiccups not defining moments. Astrology should be a guide but not a substitution for your inner compass.

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Mercury Retrograde Tips

Mercury Retrograde Generally Speaking

Each planet used in astrology holds a particular significance over our lives. The Sun is the life force, the moon signifies the women in your life or the manner in which you relate to women, Venus indicates how we give and receive love where Mars is the manner in which we pursue goals, Saturn is the authority figure and where we work our ass off, Uranus indicates where you will often be surprised, Neptune indicates where you are confused, Pluto where you go to die and be reborn and well Mercury that is the manner in which we learn and communicate. Mercury is the ruler of the Astrological Signs Gemini and Virgo as well as the 3rd astrological house home to communication, learning abilities, short trips, electronics and automobiles. The planet Mercury is said to turn retrograde approximately 3 to 4 times a year throwing us curve balls and serving us mini landmines on route to our travel destinations. As Mercury travels through the zodiac no matter what sign it visits you are to follow these basic retrograde rules:

· Do not even think about traveling and if you do travel be prepared for sudden snow falls, e-ticket errors, flat tires, the plane is likely to have mechanical errors. I work it a hotel and last Mercury Rx the elevators stopped functioning and we were unable to make any guest keys for days.
· Back it up! Back it up! Back it up! Mercury rules electronics; I once spilled a glass of Vodka on someones laptop during Mercury Rx whoopsy! Your hard drive will sizzle, that document somehow didn’t save…back everything up to an external hard drive. Expect outdated appliances will suddenly need replacement
· Do not sign a contract, do not apply for a loan, do not get married…When Mercury was in retrograde in 2011 I attempted to buy a place. The bank forgot to tell me about a flip tax, the Co Op Board lost my application and in the end I was denied and accused of providing false statements which is utterly ridiculous
· Get your game face on, the Ex Files will show up. You will bump into them at the local Stop & Shop, they will call you …. This is the better manifestation of Mercury retrograde it permits you to go back and connect with people from the past and perhaps receive closure.
· No Big ticket purchases they will likely need to be returned
· No New Stock purchases look at Facebook stock I believe Venus and Mercury were in retrograde when it went public. And when Zuckerberg got married…no comment.

Mercury Retrograde like most retrograde periods is a time of review. Looking back, reconsidering, rethinking then upon once Mercury going direct Put all those ideas in motion. Until then eat turkey at home, don’t travel for the holidays, don’t even think of engaging in Black Friday shopping & look your best when hitting up the frozen food aisle you never know who you may see;)