WEEK OF 11/23/11 TO 11/30/11
It's that time of year again as Mercury turns retrograde in Sagittarius. Double check everything you do, leave plenty of travel time to get where you need to go and be especially cautious in your communications with others. Sag's opinions and sarcasm won't come off well under Mercury's influence. It is easy to be too sharp and cut someone without meaning to. Malachite will help to heal any wounds and Lapis Lazuli will give you the inner strength to communicate with love rather than anger.
A day to be thankful for all that we have and with the trickster Mercury giving us pause you may just want to be thankful if you get to Grandma's on time for dinner. Mercury retrograde isn't all bad though and now is a good time to look at ways it can work for you, rather than against you. It's kind of like getting caught in a wave. You don't want to fight it or you could drown. If, however, you just ride it out you may end up right where you are meant to be. During the next 3 weeks use this energy to see where things need to be revised and readjusted in your life. Lepidolite is a fabulous crystal to help you find those areas that need adjustment and Charoite will give you the strength to ride out the wave.
The energy is explosive today with a New Moon, a partial solar eclipse and four planets all in Sagittarius. The union of the Moon and the Sun amplifies the expansive energy of Sag making this an awesome time to look at the big picture of how you want your life to be. This is "go big or go home" kind of energy that encourages you to manifest more, dream bigger and generally reach for the stars. If you're concerned about Mercury, don't be. Remember when I suggested doing some revisions and readjustments? Those kinds of activities are supported now along with any new beginning you care to make. This is an excellent time to change your entire belief system and make extraordinary changes with far reaching benefits. It is imperative that you have a clear intent. Sodalite is wonderful for opening your third eye and Labradorite will help you to focus the energy.
Venus leaves carefree Sagittarius today and moves into practical Capricorn ushering in a more grounded, conventional atmosphere. This will help us to be a little more realistic when it comes to affairs of the heart. It also helps you to bring your dreams to life. Anything you have thought you would love to be doing - here is the energy that will help you bring it out of your fantasy world and into your reality. Carnelian will provide prosperity and support to your efforts.
Uranus, the planet of the unexpected is in a tense square with Venus the planet of all that we treasure. Be prepared since this energy can bring some unforeseen conflict into situations involving love and/or money. It all gets better in a few days so just hang in there and remember that for every problem there is a solution. Aquamarine will keep you calm.
Venus is in a trine position to Jupiter bringing a successful atmosphere to your work life. This is a great time to launch a new project and/or work towards increasing your cash and productivity flow within an existing situation. Nephrite Jade will bring vitality and abundance to your projects.
Mercury (sorry...still retrograde) in Sagittarius forms a square with Ceres causing us to question how we spend our time and energy. Ceres is all about home and hearth and this position with Mercury brings issues to rise between our personal needs and the needs of others. You may feel overextended, unappreciated and compromised. Blue Apatite encourages you to openly acknowledge your needs and help you to find balance. Chrysoprase will enable you to let go of any martyr tendencies.
This has been a wild and crazy month and I hope you are all making the most of the incredible energy at your disposal. Still one month to go in 2011 and it starts off with Pluto in conjunction with Venus giving us confidence, focus and charm. You can go a long way towards getting what you want (both personally and professionally) in regards to partnerships, business and finance. Don't force anything. Just relax, be yourself and act from a place where you know you will have everything go your way. Bloodstone will increase the abundant energy and keep you physically and mentally strong.