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THE FIRST MERCURY RETROGRADE OF 2019

Eminent astrologer, Felissa Rose, gives us her assessment of the upcoming Mercury retrograde:

 

THE FIRST MERCURY RETROGRADE OF 2019

Although we’re already a few months into it,  one  of the many constants of this and all other new years will be the three times that Mercury goes  retrograde. The  first one in 2019 begins on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:20 pm EST when Mercury is located  at 29 degrees 36 minutes of Pisces. The retrograde ends with Mercury turning direct on Thursday, March 28 at10:00 am EDT with Mercury at 16 degrees 6 minutes also in Pisces. 

In astrology the planet Mercury governs communication.   It’s  how one picks up, comprehends and  shares thoughts and information.  When a planet is retrograde its energy is internalized  and with regard to Mercury, there’s a sort of thinking before speaking scenario.  Much of the time it’s basically good to think before verbalizing one’s thoughts and/or opinions, a thing that can be more easily practiced and understood during periods when Mercury is retrograde.

During the entire time  it’s retrograde, Mercury will be moving through the sign of Pisces along with the Sun .  This changes  the day of the vernal equinox and the beginning of spring on March 20 when the Sun leaves Pisces and enters Aries, although Mercury will still be moving through Pisces.   The sign Pisces is connected to imagination, creativity and spirituality.  As previously mentioned,  when planets are retrograde much of their energy is internalized which with Mercury moving  through the sign of Pisces can  be quite productive for one’s ideas and imagination.   Pisces is the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac,  favorable for reflecting  on happenings that have already occurred in one’s life if not in one’s  before.   This can range from childhood incident to a talk or thought one had the day before, to  a song  that has just been heard.  

Along with the communication Mercury also governs circuits and many mechanical parts. Whatever sign Mercury is retrograde in there’s apt to be the usual retrograde problems.  Delays,  breakdowns and problems with technological and all kinds of equipment, unresolved and miscommunications,  unclear and confused medical diagnosis,  mistakes in planning, implementing and operating project are all more likely to occur.   The world keeps on functioning but it’s best to slow down the pace and take more care of whatever has to be done.

 The sign of Pisces rules the feet.   I  have found  that whenever Mercury is retrograde problems are more likely to arise in the parts of the body the ruled by the sign that it’s moving through.  Consider  tossing out some ill-fitting, worn out,  shoes that look good but are never worn as opposed to purchasing some new ones now.  If you must try them on in a store first, especially if you plan to buy it on line.   And if you do make sure they are returnable and have a receipt. If you suddenly develop an ache in your feet which continues regardless of the shoes you wear, go ahead and check it out but do so again when Mercury is no longer retrograde.  Pisces also rules the immune system of the body for  during March many parts of the country the weather veers  from cold to warm and back to cold again, it’s best to be safe than sorry.  People often get colds after traveling to different climates as well as during seasonal changes.   

On March 28 Mercury will be turning direct.  You can make those  purchases, especially the  tech ones that you’ve been putting off, sign contracts,  initiate a web site, start a job or business.  On April 16th Mercury will be at 29 degrees of Pisces, the degree that  it went retrograde at and at that point there should be further clarity and understanding of what one needs to know and be understood.   A sort of working out the rough edges of whatever transpired while Mercury was retrograde.   So while Mercury is retrograde, turn inward and reflect for it’s a time for insight and introspection.

During 2019 Mercury will also be retrograde from July 7 thru July 31 and October 31 to November 20th.


Horoscope for the Week of February 25, 2019

Steve jobsMerry March gets a bit Piscean with four planets - Sun, Mercury, Neptune and Venus - all making their way through the sign at some point. How intuitive will we be? And how foggy about it?

(Steve Jobs had Sun in Pisces)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are infused with a sense of higher purpose now as their greatest dreams and creative ideas swirl in their heads. What will you do with all of this insight? You can get active with a great cause or you can go mellow with a more meditative approach. Whatever you do, do it now before the planets move on and send you back to practical earth.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Your social life hits a high point now, Taurus. So don’t spend your time sitting on your couch thinking about what could be. Go out and make it happen. Join a new group and make new friends. Gather some of your oldie and goodie pals together for a night out. Get out of your shyness by doing something totally out of character. You will meet characters.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you have your eye on the big prize, this may be the time to attain it. Geminis who have been putting in the effort at work may find a creative way to get everything that they want, with relatively little effort. You are smart and can see the corporate playing field. But action is more successful than just talk. Your words get lost in the fog. Do it. Don’t say it.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
If your life has been hum drum, use this time to upend your boring expectations and routines. Life needs to become more exciting. You never know who you will meet or what fresh ideas will spark to send you into an entirely new (and welcomed) life direction. So get your juices going, Cancer. Travel or just do something different for a change.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Sexy Leos will have to protect themselves from all of the adoration and attention they begin to receive now. What is it about you that gets people so interested and excited? I don’t know but it is a welcome change of pace. Use this sexy time wisely and choose your potential partners carefully. Try to bottle up some of that charisma for a future dry season.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Relationships could become unfamiliar territory for you, Virgo. Maybe partners want things that are unfamiliar to you. Or maybe you are reassessing what you want and don’t want in a certain arrangement. The most important thing is to not get into any great discussion about it. Let your wandering hands speak louder than your words. All will go well.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras may feel a bit tired as their efforts, especially on the job, seem to take more time and energy than anticipated. Find ways to recharge and relax. There is a lot going on in the background that may prove to be surprising. Before you know it, you’ll have a new outlook and renewed energy to tackle anything they put in front of you. Surprise them!

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
What turns you on, Scorpio? This is the time to find out. Find more artistic ways to express yourself while the creative juices flow freely. For those who are a bit more party minded, it is a good time to plan some festive events where you can bring unique and interesting folks together. Become a maestro of the A to Z list party circuit.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Your home life becomes much more active now, Sagittarius. That means that anything that gets you to focus on improving your surroundings will have positive outcomes. But try to put off any major home renovations untill all of the plans have been viewed and reviewed several times. You are apt to change your mind later. For now, keep it simple and fun, Sagittarius.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Speak carefully now, Capricorn, so your communication is clearly understood. Even so, there may be times in the next week where it seems that people don’t really get your message. Don’t worry though. You are smart and strategic enough to find ways to make yourself heard. Continue with your good actions and strong positions and plan for future success.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Money may come and go for you now, Aquarius. You may be enticed into buying something that may later prove to be less vital and interesting to you. Or you may invest in a dream with no reality. So try to wait and think practically before you splurge on anything ... or anyone. Try, instead, to save a bit for a rainy day. Oh do I feel some drops?

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
You are the center of attention, Pisces. How does it feel to have so many eyes on your every move and word? You are able to handle it all with grace and aplomb but it may prove more stressful as time goes on. Try to moderate your grand gestures and stick with people who know you well. You may spill a secret but friends already know all about you!

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Lucky Numbers for the Week of February 22, 2019

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of February 22-28, 2019:

7, 8, 23, 28, 43, 50, 56, 75

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month


Global Numerology Report

Tyler Mongon is a noted numerologist who has just released a numerology report that may be of interest to you. Here is his email regarding the report:

Get Your 2019 Global Energy (Numerology) Report
Maximize Your Potential In 2019 By Align With the Global Energy…Find Out How. 

2019 brings big opportunities in the areas of creativity, friendship, and community. In this article you will learn…

1. Why 2019 is the year of community, going with the flow, having fun, and being creative

2. How to calculate your personal year number (Unique to you)

3. How to align your personal year with the global year energy. 

Enjoy the information and have an amazing 2019! 

Aloha, 
Tyler Mongan
Author of “Yoga Numbers” and “Feeling The Future”


Horoscope for the Week of February 18, 2019

Bruce willisLet’s continue to float on our post-Valentines romantic cloud as the Sun shifts from agitated Aquarius to mushy Pisces. What type of mellowness will cushion our course of actions in the coming week? Let’s just see...

(Bruce Willis has Sun in Pisces)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
If you suddenly have a bit more ESP, use it before it dries up. Aries sometimes hesitate to go with their gut but there is something mystical in the air that compels you to listen. Take calculated risks. There are some folks working for you in the background and some you may not want to trust too much. You will know who is who and what is what. Then what...?

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans jockey for position as the most popular in their posse now. And why not? You are a cool character who knows what to do to make the crowds swoon. Will you bend them to your will or will you go with the mellow flow? I say, see where life takes you. Maybe it will be to all of the hottest clubs. Or maybe you are into the coolest ones instead.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Your magic moves around the office suddenly pay off. Geminis who have been working hard to get themselves noticed now reap the rewards. Those in charge are charged up about you and your future prospects. Turn up your charm and see how hot you can become. Then make your next big professional dance move. Will you shake, rattle or roll?

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers are ready for a big adventure. Plan some fascinating travel or any activity that gets you out and about. Your need for change can manifest in a variety of ways from a vacation to a new course of study. Whatever you decide to do, be sure that it is so different from your usual stuff that it offers you a completely new perspective. Even upside down!

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are not only deep into all types of heavy thoughts this week, they are also at the point of reaching a major personal life decision. What is it that is closest to your heart? What is it that gives you joy and purpose? Bring other people into your orbit and see how a combination of love, creativity and hope can positively change the world. Then go, go, go.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Relationships are high on your to-do list. Virgos in great relationships find ways to make them even better. For those partnerships that need more work, you find ways to strengthen them. For those that no longer work, you find kind ways to end them. The most important thing is to bring your life into balance. Unless you fall head over heels in love!

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Hard working Libras find that their jobs can shift gears now and become a little more manageable. Use this short lull to fully finish off any big project that is taking too much of your time, energy and attention. You may find time to take longer lunches or linger more by a certain someone’s desk.Who knows where it can lead? Maybe a helping hand or two?

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
It is time to let loose and have more fun, Scorpio. The opportunity to relax and become inspired by life around you should not be missed. So if you have a creative idea, pursue it. If you just want to party down, get going. Life is too short to hesitate and ponder the results. Before you know it, the planets move on and your joy will move to the job. Oh joy!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians should focus more on their surroundings to see what needs to be done around the house. You have a list of possible projects that have been gathering dust. Why not dust a couple of them off and see what you can start while your energy and interest is high? Or plan an intimate dinner for you-know-who and dust them for fingerprints.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your personal charm overflows and your charisma now gets you into special places and into new circles of influence. So don’t be shy. Plan your course over the next weeks as new opportunities abound. Capricorns seem to know just what to say to get exactly what and who they want now. The question is, do you really know what and who you want?

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Life begins to make more dollars and sense to Aquarians now. That means that you will need to focus more on your finances and how to make your money work harder for you. Do you have options on the job? Can you create a secondary income? Ask advice but also do a lot of research on your own. Then take a careful risk and see how you can make your dough rise.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
You are suddenly the center of everyone’s attention. Do you feel comfortable in the spotlight, Pisces? If so, milk all the attention. If not, find ways to launch any important long range personal project with help from other, powerful people. Nothing is too small or inconsequential, if it is meaningful to you. Today the seed of an idea. Tomorrow the large tree!

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