I know it isn’t nice and it really isn’t PC, but I sometimes stereotype people. I know! Sometimes I’ll find myself talking to a new friend and suddenly I’ll ask, “when is your birthday?” And sure enough, they’ll say Leo or Aries or Pisces, and I’ll just laugh. Of course!
Most people don’t admit to believing in astrology, but they will still read their horoscope “just to be safe.” Astrology is an ancient wisdom based on a knowledge that we’re all connected, planets, stars, moons, and all. We’ll all swimming around in the same cosmic soup! You are no more just your “sign” than you are just your eye or hair color, or the car you drive. But all of these things, they say a little something about you.
I remember the first time I read Linda Goodman’s book Sun Signs. I felt like she had looked right into my soul. How could she know? Well, that’s the beauty of astrology.
Some truths are just undeniable. Libras (the scales) are balance-loving diplomats. Leos are lion hearted heroes. Pisceans have a watery, mystical soul even if they haven’t the slightest idea of what to do with it! I’m a Libra, which is an air sign. You can ask anyone, and they will tell you that I tend to get lost in ideas, the more esoteric, the better. Leos are a fire sign. Every Leo I’ve ever known has been super passionate about everything they do. Stereotype? Maybe. But some truths are true whether you believe them or not.
Beyond personal signs, there are the planets and their influence on our little Earth-bound lives. Mercury, for instance, rules things related to communication. Since the planet Mercury spins around our sun so fast, it appears to move backward through the sky three or four times a year. Of course it isn’t actually moving backward, it just appears to be. When Mercury goes Retro, electronics like phones and computers tend to go haywire. At such times, it’s good to slow down a little, be somewhat more reflective.
Rob Breszny is one of my favorite astrologers. He’s funny, irreverent, and very, very accurate. I love to read Rob’s monthly astro-predictions. Many times they are insightful. Often, they make me smile. And when he advises extra caution because Mercury is going Retro, I use the information not to change the way I operate during my daily life, but to help explain the weirdly unexplainable when it shows up in all its glory.
Another site I love is Maya Del Mar’s Daykeeper Journal. Maya has moved on, but her site is still maintained by a loyal group of very talented astrologers. Mark Husson, hosts a regular show on Hay House Radio. He is by far, one of the kindest, sweetest souls, and his readings are always amazing.
Should you run you life based on your astrological chart? I can’t say for sure, but I do know, that sometimes it’s great to have a ‘heads up’ when things are about to get a little weird! Love, C
My two cents: we have so many wonderful tools at our disposal, why not use them?
I should have known Mercury Retrograde was upon us when my computer started flickering and then went to black over and over again. Didn’t even enter my mind that might be the reason, and I know about this stuff. I just started putzing around on my keyboard, trying to do things that I had done before when my computer was acting up, but who am I kidding, I have no idea what I am doing. Then after an hour on the phone with Anoop from Dell, grrr, can anyone say frustration? Needless to say I was not happy.
The planet Mercury rules thinking and perception and all types of communication. When Mercury goes retrograde it gives rise to personal misunderstandings. There would be delays, flaws, and hitches in all communication related areas like transportation, trade, etc. Astrologers advise not to make any important decisions while Mercury is retrograde, since it is likely that such decisions will be marred by misinformation, poor communication and careless thinking.~ findyourfate.com
Couldn’t have said it better myself. I don’t know about you, but when things start going haywire in my life, or when things are just a little out of sync, I wonder, is it me? Was it something I did or is it forces beyond my control? Whatever it is, I wanna know. And when it makes sense to me I feel better.
This morning as I was getting ready for work my friend/client/housekeeper, M, showed up to do her part of our trade. She cleans my house, I make her beautiful. It’s a fair trade and we are both happy with the arrangement. Anyway, she started on about the cruise that she and her husband were treating her mother to. It was her mother’s birthday and even though their relationship has been strained ever since M was a child, they were all going on a trip to Alaska. Let’s just say M has a very loving and forgiving heart and is a much bigger person than me.
M started filling me in on the latest fiasco with her mother: she had received an email stating that she, (mama) was unhappy with one part of what was going to happen in Seattle the night before they left to head to the ship. Mama drama, to say the least. M was flustered but trying to stay calm. I told her, “Well you know we are in Mercury Retrograde, so just try to keep your cool and just know how that mucks up communication.” She knows about all this stuff but didn’t realize we were in MR. This was a sneaky one; almost slipped by me too.
“When’s it going to be over?” she asked. We looked it up on the computer, she was ready to cancel the cruise when I told her it would be holding strong throughout the whole week of her vacation. I told her, “Just be mindful, relax, breathe.” She said, “Nope, it’s gonna be me, Valium, and cocktails.” Hey what ever works. xo-K
My two cents: Let the force be with you.