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Taurus, April 20-May 20, concentrating earth and her pleasures (physical)
I adore Taurus women. Besides having a Taurus mother, I like what Venus does for you. Unless someone never gave you what you ask for on special days (Xmas, birthday or anniversary), you do not grasp for things. Expect good things, yes, but you have too much class to grasp. This Mercury retrograde sits nine weeks in Leo, your fourth house of home, real estate, family and food. Be you a foodie or not, check out your relationship to why you eat what you eat and when. It may be time to formalize your relationship to food, a restaurant, blog or cooking from a conscious (even more organic) intention. I started cooking before the age of 10 because my mother did not like to (and she loved too much black pepper when she did). Resurrect the stories around meal times. Institute a no-phone rule at mealtimes. In short, new traditions that you create and hold on to determinedly will make the major difference in your fully enjoying life from the inside out, instead of reading your clues from the outside. When the outside has too much influence, you have an empty stomach no matter how much you've just eaten.
Libra, September 23-October 22, initiating intellectual (air) and forming new relationships
Talk about fire (blood) and water. Vampires and family were discussed last week. It is a paradox, as are most spiritual teachings. You want more money (bread) then cast it onto the waters, and it'll return to you tenfold, so the Bible says. Cancer, like you, Capricorn and Aries are cardinal signs. You want to get the world moving. Your soul builds up to a breaking point, where you have to be bad, that is, hurt someone close to you. You must act beyond your overwhelming need for security. Like Aquarians, you have to be that "wild child." However, unlike Aquarians, you remember who and what was left in your emotional wake. This week, decide precisely which resources you may gamble with. Amp up your speedboat on the lake of pleasure and joy! There will no vampires surrounding you, unless you want to be bitten, but you'll know when to stop the psychic penetration (are they real?).
Aquarius, January 20-February 18, concentrating mind
Face it. You are an innovator. Society needs indigo star children like you. Some indigenous tribes (First Nation) would say you were born with your "lights on," aka an open and active third eye. The first society we belong to is our families. Estranged from yours? Turned friends into a familiar community? It is probably because you saw ways to improve relations, to speak truth when others wanted to suppress your voice. With Mercury slowing down in heart-centered Leo until August 8, listen to the viability of those mind-expanding ideas that seem to stream from out of nowhere. Your normally active intuition is even more so; therefore, find yourself a trusted sounding board. In this way, you won't go overboard before we are ready to assimilate what layers of truth you see and, knowing you, also say.
Gemini, May 21-June 20, adapting intellectual, the changing mind
Three times a year, your ruler Mercury slows down to appear as if he's moving backward from Earth's perch. It's called retrograde. This astronomical phenomenon has entered into mainstream through TV and news. Retrogrades are not bad. Mercury wants you to shift your awareness from outside yourself to paying attention to inside. Your mind can easily get caught up in preconceived notions and assumptions. Mercury backtracks for this very reason, to slip up your mind, to get you to think outside the box. Even though you tend to have a well-oiled imagination, you do not often communicate what it is telling you. Make like you're in kindergarten and share. Be unafraid of those who laugh and scoff; this usually means that you've hit their not so-well hidden buttons.