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Feb. 11th: Sun square Saturn / Mercury trine North Node
Feb. 12th: Mercury retrograde back into Aquarius
~Retrogrades are part of the spiritual process of going within (moving from the 3rd dimension to the 4th dimension 0f the present into the 5th of co-creating through conscious choice, to connect with our feelings, instincts and intuitive process. Since 2012 specifically 12/12/12 an edict was communicated that humanity would be "transported" from the heavy density into a lighter realm of enlightenment/ascension. In actuality, it is a process and one in which many are aware of and engaged with. Habits of thought and fear take some time to break - moving out of the habit of "reacting" and creating/building the habit of authentically "responding" and choosing our reality.
~The first 1/2 of 2014 is a powerful cycle of going within and reconnecting with our internal compass/guidance system that we experienced as children before the heavy parent/teacher/priest conditioning of good/bad, yes/no, always/never and the past/future. We were taught that our internal perceptions were flawed and lacking which we now know is not true. The "something is wrong with me" syndrome continues to rise up to be cleared, acknowledged and integrated. Retrogrades are our helpmates in this process.
ARIES: Relationship and financial dynamics should be gaining some semblance of familiarity as Venus continues in direct motion in the areas of reputation, the public and work. Venus has beckoned you to reconnect with your heart and your inner truth especially in relation to your purpose in this world, your calling and what is of "value" to you. The next phase is in the mental/intellectual realms of going within to define/re-define your personal goals, dreams and pathways to continued self-actualization. This can affect/slowdown activities with friends, groups and technology as you create the space to go within and turn the volume down "out there." What are your dreams based on your heart and values?
TAURUS: Not so fast Taurus, as additional time for intellectual withdrawal is upon you. Mercury is revisiting the most personal sector of your life inviting you to go into the silence and reconnect with your needs and personal development. Growth, of the variety that affects both your intellectual development as well as your soul, promises that more is on the way in the areas of cooperative partnership and personal inventiveness as we approach mid-March. Please see any possible defeats/fear based thinking on the 11th simply as information that you needed to know. Venus continues to strengthen your heart, big picture and systems of belief. Let your heart lead and allow your mind to catch up.
GEMINI: Mercury retrogrades back into your 9th house of big plans, education, travel, legal situations, celebrations, publishing and media. Know this is an invitation to take any perceived set backs or re-do's as a necessary process. Be especially calm on the 11th as frustration in your daily work life may see you perceiving things more darkly than they really are because running simultaneously is an energy promising growth and development in your career and life direction. This is where past beliefs (fear/limitation) and staying in the Now are colliding - a paradox. Truly a time to look on the bright side of life.
CANCER: A rethink is on tap in the areas of inheritance, taxes, loans, investments and other peoples resources. Mercury retrogrades back into your 8th house of psychology, sex and the resources of others until the 28th. Please make no fast moves or develop stone clad assumptions in these areas of life - they will change again come March. This is an opportunity to review psychological attachment, releasing limiting beliefs and clearing out the past to make room for budding insights. Mercury the planet of intellect is the next phase of clearing fear in order to be truly available for intimacy. Venus (your heart) has invited a connecting within regarding your desire for true partnership and collaboration. She continues to align your insights with emerging desire.
LEO: The focus continues to be on others and is even more highlighted as Mercury retrogrades back into your 7th house of cooperative partnership, clients and professionals. Some limitation or fear may be apparent around the 11th as home/security is not in alignment with relationship. Yet, there are whispers of things to come on the same day regarding resources, mental stability, support and home life. More is to come in mid-March. Your reality/fears/past continue to challenge your development as an authentic individual (ultimately very good) this is the duality. Old habits of belief bumping up against your continued commitment to enlightenment and ultimate personal freedom.
VIRGO: An opportunity to be aware of speaking styles, others inhibitions, and a sensitivity in cooperative partnership may be evident as Chiron squares Eros, the god of passion and desire now transiting your 4th house of home, soul growth, security, family and living situations. Expanding your compassion during sensitive exchange alleviates any obligation to take on another's wound. Mercury retrogrades out of your partnership zone and "back" into your services zone. Take your time with all deadlines, office machinery, daily logistics. Slowing down to go within and meditate upon your services, health, and schedule serves you. Your mind is catching up to the developments that your heart (Venus) has ignited.
LIBRA: Conditions are settling in your inner life, domicile and living situation as Venus picks up speed. A foundation building process is well underway as you connect to your truth as a spiritual being and committ to this ultimate expression of truth. Mercury's retrograde back into your connections with personal creativity and open heartedness will bring forth the Venus developments from deep within. Be aware of sensitivities in your working life, pet affairs, health and services as Chiron connects with passionate Eros in your 3rd house of discussion, agreements, travel and writing. What needs healing in your internal dialogue (the "not enough" tapes) and your need to be of service in the world.
SCORPIO: Your mind, beliefs, stories that you tell yourself and connections with others has been the domain of heart awakening during the Venus retrograde transit. Insights are now asking for a "docking" station in your daily communications with self and others. The value you bring through your writing, speaking and studies is so very important. Mercury is now urging a time to go within and align your mind and soul truths. The process is underway for you to continue to clear past beliefs and to live in a much more empowered reality. You are the transforming agent and as you do your personal work you bring that knowledge and light to many others who are undergoing the same process.
SAGITTARIUS: As Mercury retrogrades back into your 3rd house of communication an opportunity to integrate your value and talents is underway. The Venus cycle has been a time to revisit your beliefs of personal value and the talents that you so richly encapsulate. Continue to open your heart to and on behalf of self clearing away any ideas of not being good enough, smart enough or talented enough. You now know those are beliefs that are not in fact the truth of who you are. Mercury picks up the baton to bridge the heart with the mind continuing the airing up and out of those old "I'm not ok" pockets of conditioning.
CAPRICORN: A focused cycle of personal transformation resulting in an increased awareness of your Soul Purpose and expression of "manifested will," the Now rather than the past/future has been opening in your heart chakra. Self value is of utmost importance. You came here to achieve a purpose and the way forward is aligning and presenting itself. Mercury invites you connect with what is of value to you and what resources you innately have, can develop and maintain to achieve this growing clarity of purpose. Remember, time comfortably expands to meet your needs.
AQUARIUS: Saturn has continued to challenge your reality as he squares your sign energetically. What comes up may feel fearful, limiting and the "I'm not ok," feeling. That is ok :). Remember, we are clearing old habits and conditioning from our teachers/parents/priests. Venus has been working deeply within your subconscious bringing up spiritual truths and releasing them into your conscious awareness. Continued clarity and personal love is her driving energy. Opening your heart and forgiving yourself for what you didn't know, for not having the resources to protect the child within and the truth that the authority figures in your life carry their own woundedness (generational stuff folks). Mercury re-enters your sign inviting you to go within and intellectually connect with the re-definition that your heart is already aligned with. Stay in the present.
PISCES: Awareness may come filtering in as information about a personal hurt and passion you carry for your future/life direction/work. That's ok. The more we uncover pockets of fear and limiting beliefs in a loving way (much like a parent who unconditionally loves her/his child) the more we are able to heal and clear energy. Venus has been opening your heart as you connect with deeply held desires and the need for "personal value" in your work with groups, teams, the collective, and through technology. Trust your insights as they gain strength in your operating system. Mercury now encourages you to go more deeply within to that internal compass that is always with you to review and evaluate "choices" that are yours to make (no others). Connect with the child within as she/he gives you permission to embrace all that is loving and abundant.