Retrogrades

12 Quick and Easy Mercury Retrograde Tips

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Ready for your quick and easy glimpse at Mercury Retrograde Tips?

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Click on your sign - Aries to Pisces - to listen to Kim talking on each one for expanded Mercury retrograde tips.

This Mercury Astro lasts three weeks, from March 5th to the 28th. It's a time that trips some people up, but that doesn't have to be you.

Without any Astro savvy, you can tap the best approach and utilize this time, not waste it. Here's how.

Know You Sun Sign?

All you need to follow the quick and easy tips for Mercury Retrograde is your sun sign. If you aren't sure, just pop your date, time and place in the comments below. And don't be shy. One out of every thirty people are born on the day the sun changes signs. Let's make sure of yours if there is any doubt.

Mercury Retrograde Tips Through the Zodiac

AriesSun In Aries

With Mercury Rx in your solar 12th house, it’s time to go ‘in’ and listen to your dreams. Your imagination can go wild, but not your bank card. Window shop, yes; spend, no. Ease into a practice of listening to higher guidance. What messages are welling up? Watch for synchronicity, tune into feelings and... receive.

Romance: It's like a wild animal right now. No sudden moves.

Career: Ease off the gas. It'll move forward without your prodding.

Well-being: Sleep more. Rest more. Relax more.

TaurusSun in Taurus

Mercury retrograde for you is a time when you usual groups and friends turn into a herd of wild horses, all galloping off in different directions. Nothing predictable or controllable here. But that's OK. Allow for a new view when it comes to social connections, online and off, and find ways to relax amid the chaos. Golden opportunities emerge when you aren’t looking.

Romance: Instead of red roses, suddenly you have playground duty. Roll up your sleeves.

Career: Imagine reaching your true goals and aims. Vision is everything.

Well-being: Cardio is best, if you are fit. Otherwise, long walks and root vegetables.

GeminiSun in Gemini

Career, mission or profession can feel like a dream time journey, or maybe a speck of light at the end of the tunnel! For the next three weeks, you let go of trying to micromanage your future or ‘make things happen.’ Let your control freak have a holiday and relax so the universe can open new doors.

Romance: You'll be attracted to anyone in authority right now. It's a phase, so make no binding commitments.

Career: If you have to make changes, on fell swoop is best. Scrutinize everything before signing.

Well-being: Best results come from meditation. Ease mental chatter. Let go.

CancerSun in Cancer

Travel or study plans turn into the slip-ups and verbal missteps, the trickster's playground. Take deep breaths. It's not about forging ahead right now, but finding peace and serenity in the midst of contrast. Take time out to reconsider your world view. Is it what you think, or what you are expected to think?

Romance: Dynamic people excite you right now. Look before you leap.

Career: Import/export and social media revenues drop for a time. Don't panic. You KNOW what the public wants.

Well-being: Good for starting a fitness program you actually believe in. Be adaptive.

LeoSun in Leo

Mercury retrograde in your shared resources sector has you reconsidering joint financial arrangements, loans, grants, and funding. As you sift through the possibilities, look for places to adjust. You get to decide how this goes, but not yet. Let it marinate for a while. Meanwhile, go have fun.

Romance: Deep, meaningful raves, connections of the intense and intimate kind fuel your fire. Allow for mystery.

Career: Sort any debts, owed or owing and find ways to easy out of the red. Baby steps are fine.

Well-being: Immerse in water where possible, baths, Jacuzzi, pools, rivers, oceans. Consider a liver cleanse.

VirgoSun in Virgo

Communication with partners, practical or intimate, goes a bit zany, muddled and/or blurred! It’s not the best time to come to any conclusions as wires are crossed, thoughts misunderstood. Use your gut feelings to make choices that can’t be delayed. Reflect on your relationships without judgement.

Romance: If you're thinking of couples counseling, now's a great time to start.

Career: Reconsider collaborations and biz partnerships. Strong ones thrive. Weak ones are on the way out.

Well-being: Drop any attempt to martyr yourself. Delegate. Asks for help. It's not all up to you.

LibraSun in Libra

Mercury retrograde through your well-being zone says reconsider your lifestyle. Is this really what you want, or are you there because of circumstances ‘beyond your control?’ (ha!) Take stock of your nutrition, exercise, health care, comfort and routine. Start with what you believe about your body, and listen.

Romance: The couple that works together stays together. Find common goals and live them.

Career: Put your mind to the little day to day things that fuel your highest ambition. Are they fun? Make them so!

Well-being: A health issue at this time suggests you're not living your highest excitement. What toleration can hit the curb?

ScorpioSun in Scorpio

This is a time to go into cruise control in the creative realm and practice the art of allowing. Think play, recreate and relax. Consider where you can expand your beliefs and live more in the ‘now’. The goal is to drop judgment and experience life in the red hot moment. And it will be red hot when you stop worrying.

Romance: Couples that PLAY together stay together. Ratchet up the fun!

Career: Speculation can be good, especially if you are going back over previous ground. What can you adjust or tweak?

Well-being: Anything that boosts your qi, makes you smile and lightens the load is the panacea. Take it!

SagittariusSun in Sagittarius

Turn your thoughts inward to home life, family and symbiotic connections. If you have enough ‘me’ time to appreciate recent inner growth you'll also have plenty to give. Ask what TRIBE  means to you. And your home? Is it set up to be the perfect sanctuary you require? Listen. Love. Reflect!

Romance: There's a grudge to release. Once you do, enjoy the blue skies.

Career: You have to take control. It's not working, working for others who don't appreciate your gifts. Find a way.

Well-being: Amp up self-love and nurturing, especially if you are suddenly expected to take care of others with little notice.

CapricornSun in Capricorn

The master of Freudian slips,  your tongue, pen and keyboard go out of control. You say one thing; they hear another, oh my! Emails, sans body language, are misconstrued. Sending text msg without punctuation is a disaster unless you double check. Do revise manuscripts and rethinking any form of communication.

Romance: You may run into an old flame while visiting familiar haunts. Some people do change. Test the waters.

Career: Rethink your process, creative or practical. You're missing a core value that wants to help.

Well-being: Find flexible thoughts that let you go with the flow. Drop the oars and float out to sea!

AquariusSun in Aquarius

Use this time to get in touch with what really offers a sense of peace and well-being. It may mean letting go of outmoded ideas, people or core values that fuel nonproductive thoughts. Awareness is always the first step. It will lead to skill and talent development that is more authentic than you thought possible.

Romance: Enjoy light flirtations and playful banter. This is no time to nail anything down.

Career: Back up everything. That means, every single thing.

Well-being: Passive actions work best, starting with blessing the food you eat, water you drink and loving your body.

piscesSun in Pisces

Mercury retrograde tacks through your birth sign, asking you to take a look in the mirror. Reflect on what you believe about your self, what you do, where you do it, whom you do it with. Set an intention to notice the things you like about your life and smile. And then, Exhale worries away with each breath, inhale peace.

Romance: You ooze attraction and allure, 24/7. Do with it what you may.

Career: Hold back until next month to launch anything new. In the meantime, brainstorm with an open mind.

Well-being: Listening to the body makes all the difference. Do a body scan, and get the message.

Hope you enjoyed your Mercury retrograde tips. Jump in the comments if you have any questions.

See you there!

kim_picb_smLinks for Further Reading with Astro-Savvy insights & Techniques

Mercury Rx as Trickster

Astro-Body Scan guided exploration.

Medical Astrology

Pre-pave with Astrology 2019

Solar Chart Solutions

 

 


Mercury Rx as Trickster

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“The Trickster’s function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end the Trickster gives people what they really want: some sort of freedom.” — Tom Robbins

As Mercury is about to cross into the retrograde zone for the first time in 2019,  you might be feeling a little edgy. Where is the Trickster going to stir up dust this time? What can you do to stay Zen and what you can from this energy shift? Is that even the goal?

Mercury Rx at 29° Pisces 39'
LA - March 5 - 9:15 am
NY - March 5 - 12:15 pm
LON - March 5 - 5:15 pm
SYD - March 5 - 4:15 am

Mercury Rx Dates for Your Calendar

Feb 19th - Mercury enters the Rx Zone at 16° Pisces
March 5th - Mercury turns Rx Zone at 29° Pisces
March 28th - Mercury turns direct at 16° Pisces
April 16th - Mercury leaves the Rx Zone at 29° Pisces

Mercury Rx Symbolism

Mercury Rx March 2019First, to understand the astronomy of a retrograde planet, check out this 5-minute tutorial on my Youtube Channel- Planetary Retrogrades.

Next, know that metaphorically, the messenger of the gods is slowing down, going back over old territory, signalling a time for you to rethink your beliefs, MO, approach, actions, desires and above all, thoughts ans feelings in the area of life where you find 16° to 29° Pisces. If you aren’t sure, ask for help in the comments with a link to your chart.

Inner focus and reflection is important at this time, but that's not all. Mercury Rx means the Trickster is afoot and anything is game.

The Mercury Rx ZONE will begin on February 19th at 16° Pisces. Mercury goes direct on March 28th and will leave the Mercury Rx zond on April 16th.

Mercury Rx Do's and Don't's

The most important approach to Mercury Rx is 'mind over matter.' If you THINK it's going to be a stressful time where your car breaks down, computer melts, contracts are lost and keys go missing, the universe may happily oblige your expectations. It you trust that all paths are good, that you are willing, able and relaxed about slowing down and tuning in, then no matter what happens, or doesn't happen out there in the world is simply be part of your joyful Feng Shui. For those that feel they need extra support at this time, her are some tips.

Avoid:

1. Buying electronics

2. Signing contracts

3. Forgoing a safety check before driving

4. Launching new projects and businesses

5. Loaning out your keys, passwords or pets

Do on the Mercury Rx

1. Rethink decisions

2. Review core values

3. Recreate the past

4. Reflect on desires

5. Reconnect with people from the past

6. Remove limiting beliefs

7. Rewind, relax, restore

Expect a Visit from the Trickster

moana-trailer1-screenMercury morphs during the retrograde cycle. Like a skinwalker, he steps out of his fleet-winged garb and dons the form of the Trickster. You can recognize this energy instantly. At its core is disruption, the intention to pull on the threads of order so it will unravel. He brings surprise, metaphor, visions and synchronicity. He, or she, presents us with a new perspective, one that might both excite and frighten us. It certainly provides the opportunity for growth.

In the mythologies of many people, the Trickster, the mythic figure who embodies the unexpected (synchronicity) and who steps godlike through the cracks and flaws in the ordered world of ordinary reality, brings luck good and bad, profits and losses, all to instill growth and change. - Combs et al

Why we Need the Trickster

The Trickster appears when we are stuck, either in a habit pattern that no longer serves us, a limiting thought about ourselves or others, an outmoded perception or a feeling of being trapped or out of touch with our vitality, our creative life force. When we get into such a state, sooner or later the Trickster comes to blow the roof off the house and cracks open the windows.

We encounter disruption - lose our car keys, wallet, job, family, friends, or unexpected news. Whatever form it takes, we are put in a position of having to make a radical change. Maybe it's only for a day, as in missing keys. Maybe it's for the rest of our lives, as in a relationship change. However it comes, it's a sudden shake-up that renews the flow of energy to our hearts so that life has meaning again.

Mercury_Rx_EphemerisTracking Mercury Rx in your Chart

By following the transit of Mercury through your chart, you can note the house(s) activated, any planets aspects and from the symbolism, meet the Trickster halfway. Here's how you do it.

  1. Check the ephemeris for Mercury Rx positions
  2. Plot Mercury around the outside wheel of your chart
  3. Note the house(s) and any aspects to planets

 

 

Here's my chart as an example

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We can see the 7th and 8th houses of relationship, partners, shared resources and trust are activated. Also, a few important aspects that link to this, especially the square to Jupiter and Venus, the inconjunct to the Ascendant and trine to Uranus. Ad sextile the MC! Lots to ponder.

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Here are some keywords for the houses

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Let's meet up in the comments, or on the GVA Member's Forum to discuss where, how and why the Trickster is dropping in on your life!

See you there.

xxKim


Pre-pave with Astrology 2019

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The New Year is nigh, the perfect time to Pre-Pave your desires with Astrology 2019. It all starts with awareness, so let's begin.

If you missed the live call, listen to the recording here:

The chat log with links to the charts we talked about.

How to Pre-Pave with Astrology 2019

Pre-paving, simply put, happens when we see (and feel) things going a certain way before they occur. We do it all the time, consciously or unconsciously, like before we open the bills, head to the dentist, apply for a job or pitch a new project. Think of it as your 'set-up' and expectations before starting something new.

There are usually two ways to pre-pave. One is unconscious and often contains fear and dread, as in: "Oh no. This is going to cost a fortune!" The other is conscious and purposefully creative/positive, as in: "I can make this payment with plenty of change to spare."

Whichever mindset, the thought will pave the path, no exceptions. Here are some detailed examples from Jeannette on How to Pre-Pave for Manifesting Success.

Now, the question is, how to leverage the Astrology 2019 for the best year ever? Let's look at some of the key astrological events coming up and see where they fit into your chart. There will be more posts, calls and discussions on the GVA Forum, but the first one is scheduled for December 18th/19th. Details & Discussion Here! All are welcome.

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Astrology 2019 Eclipses

Think of an eclipse as a super potent new or full moon. To occur, they must be in alignment with the North and South Lunar nodes, meaning the universe is lining up events that put you on your Path. Eclipses break up logjams, situations that are stagnate an no longer serving our greatest expansion. They are often a wild ride, bring life to a crises point of some kind. They come at peak times of change, decision making and crossroads, bearing messages from the gods. Intuition is heightened, along with instincts and the ability to act. We might see the end of an era on some level and the beginning of a whole new way of being.

Know that eclipses always come in pairs with a new moon or solar eclipse initiating something fresh and innovative. Following that, there is the corresponding full moon or lunar eclipse where we let go of the old ways of thinking.

For now, it's enough to note what houses are involved. They show you WHERE change is happening so you can pre-pave what thrills you the most. As the year unfolds, we'll be doing calls on the eclipses to help you get into alignment with what you want. Check back here for more info on each one.

Note the Eclipse Pairs in the Astrology 2019

January 5, 2019 - Partial Solar Eclipse 15° Capricorn

Solar Eclipse @15 Capricorn
LA - Sat - 6:29 pm
NY - Sat - 9:29 pm
LON - Sun - 2:29 am
SYD - Sun - 1:29 pm

Chart for the solar eclipse:

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January 5th/6th Solar Eclipse chart

January 21, 2019 – Lunar Eclipse 01° Leo

July 02, 2019 – Solar Eclipse 10° Cancer

July 16, 2019 – Lunar Eclipse 02° Capricorn

December 26, 2019 – Solar Eclipse 04° Capricorn

January 10, 2020 - Lunar Eclipse 10° Cancer

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The second New Moon after the solstice 2018 marks Chinese New Year 2019, year of the water Pig.  This year it falls on February 5, 2019.  Read more about the Chinese New Year of the Pig, times, dates and predictions. Essentially, how to use this energy for your best possible outcomes.

Astrology 2019 Ingresses & Aspects

Degree Spans and Ingress

Check where these transits fall in your chart. We'll be talking about any major influences over in the Forum. If you want to brush up on transits, how to spot them and what they might mean, check out these GVA Youtube Tutorials: Transits in Your Chart part 1 & Transits in Your Chart part 2.

Jupiter at 11 Sagittarius - 6 Capricorn (ingress into Capricorn December 3, 2019)

Saturn at 11 - 21 degrees Capricorn

Chiron at 28 Pisces - 4 Aries

Uranus at 28 Aries to 6 Taurus

Neptune at 14 - 18 Pisces

Pluto at 20 - 23 degrees Capricorn

North Node at 26 Cancer Rx to 8 Cancer

Conjunctions Astrology 2019

Note these events, especially the transits to the 0 degree Arise Point (zero Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn in your chart.

Chiron over the 0 degree Aries Point - [April 17, 2018 Dir, Sept 18, 2018 Rx, Feb 18, 2019 Dir]

Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto parallel of declination October 2019

Jupiter over the 0 degree Aries Point - December 3, 2019

Saturn conjunct Pluto - January 12, 2020

Astrology 2019 Retrogrades

Finally, in 2019 we will have only three Mercury retrograde periods. There are often four a year, so this means communications will be flowing without quite as many snafus. Granted, those snafus can work entirely in our favor.

To understand retrograde cycles, check out the GVA Tutorial at Youtube - Retrograde Planets of Mercury and Beyond.

More on this as they unfold. Jupiter will retrograde once and the outer planets, from Saturn to Pluto, will all have their Rx times. Check the details, degrees and shadow zones here. We'll be discussing these on the Forum and GVA Calls in 2019.

March 05 – Mercury retrograde 29° Pisces - March 28th - 16 Pisces
April 10 – Jupiter retrograde 24° Sagittarius - August 11th - 14 Sagittarius
April 24 – Pluto retrograde 23° Capricorn - October 2nd - 20 Capricorn
April 29 – Saturn retrograde 20° Capricorn - September 18th - 13 Capricorn
June 21 – Neptune retrograde 18° Pisces - November 27th - 15 Pisces
July 07 – Mercury retrograde 04° Leo - July 31st - 23 Cancer
August 11 – Uranus retrograde 06° Taurus - January 10th - 2 Taurus
October 31 – Mercury retrograde 27° Scorpio - November 20th - 11 Scorpio

How to Tap In

Listen to the call above or download it from the forum - Pre-paving 2019 - December 18th (19th in Aus). Details Here! All are welcome.

If you want to get onboard at GVA with our old prices (they go up after the 5th of January 2019) join now.


New Moon & Mercury Direct

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The New Moon & Mercury Direct

First up, the New Moon @15 Sagittarius symbolizes new beginnings, with extra dream power. That’s because this moon is conjunct Jupiter, planet of expansion and square to Mars and Neptune in dreamscape Pisces.

But then, to top it off, Mercury turns direct just hours before, bringing a close to the retrograde phase. Think of it as a perfect time to spread your dream-wings and fly.

Here are the times in your zone

Mercury Direct @27 Scorpio
LA – Dec 6 - 1:22 pm
NY – Dec 6 - 4:22 pm
LON – Dec 6 - 9:22 pm
SYD – Dec 7 - 8:22 am

New Moon @15 Sagittarius
LA - Dec 6 - 11:21 pm
NY - Dec 7 - 2:21 am
LON - Dec 7 - 7:21 am
SYD - Dec 7 - 6:21 pm

New Moon & Mercury Direct Scopes Aries - Cancer

AriesARIES – The world that seemed cluttered with tasks and responsibilities is turning into major opportunity land. You get to visit distant horizons, taste foreign foods, dress spectacular and meet strangers from afar. Could be romance? The key is to bring all your exotic experiences back to your creative, inner life. Find a way to share revelations through artistry, community, and connection. Yum!

TaurusTAURUS Where creative transformation and deeply intimate experiences are concerned, you are in for a treat. No matter how much it turns your home life upside down, this is a welcome change! Your best approach is ‘no resistance’. You want to merge energies for a greater goal, be that artistic, passionate or enlightenment. Forget what others ‘think’ and go for what you really want.

GeminiGEMINIChange in ‘relationship’ may have been going on for a while now but this transit sees definitive, out in the open, nothing hidden transformations. No more guesswork as the words flow back and forth, enriching your experiences, answering your questions, fulfilling your dreams. See this as the beginning of the beginning, a chance to know yourself better and make choices from the heart.

CancerCANCERIf there have been health issues weighing you down, or mysterious hitches in your financial plans for the future, things are going to shoot forward now, at the speed of light. Expect a bit of G force, to start with, and allow for everything to unfold before you pass judgment. This isn’t time to smooth things over but embrace all the bumps and edges, release resistance, express and purge. Cut loose!

New Moon & Mercury Direct Scopes Leo - Scorpio

LeoLEO A romantic hiatus has the potential to be a big relief, putting you on the path to the creative connections of your dreams. This will stir up your life on all fronts, especially home and work or career life. The best resource for this is to tap into, and trust, your inner guidance (not other people's opinions). Think, fresh start, amped up Mojo, inner child ecstasy and set points through the roof!

Virgo VIRGO – Logjams and stalled desires on the home front will release as you seek balance between your connections to others and your authentic Self. Don’t be surprised if a long postponed move, remodel or renovation suddenly falls into place. Whatever your big dream, the goals and aims of your heart, start first with imagination. Nurture visions there, as well as IRL, for the best results.

LibraLIBRA Don’t be surprised if your voice, your communications, writings and offerings, are suddenly recognized, talked about, trending or valued in a whole new way. It feels like being heard as barriers to self-expression come tumbling down. Make sure you get out and socialize and ramp up your social media. You’re up for meeting people who will facilitate great change, so lurking; be seen!

ScorpioSCORPIO Money, finances, business opportunities and overall Mojo are up and happening, if you are being true to yourself. It’s the only proviso. You can’t skip this one, or wing it even. No matter how easy it is to be all things to all people, this is your call to be all things to and for yourself. Let authenticity reign. Also, work out what you want to do with the success and abundance coming your way!

New Moon & Mercury Direct Scopes Sagittarius - Pisces

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS-This is your new moon, and your solar return, the most powerful time of the year for Centaurs. The intentions you set now must reflect your heart’s desire. In this way, you pave the future. Consider the Upanishad: You are your deepest, driving desires. As is your desire, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. Tune in, and make a wish.

CapricornCAPRICORN – Compassion, understanding, intuitive knowing and inner guidance are mind blowing at this time. They also have a direct effect on your relationship to others. It’s like you can share your dreams as you never could before. You’ll want to find ways to translate, articulate and pass on the knowledge that you gain. It’s ‘dream it into being time.’ Go big!

AquariusAQUARIUSFriendships and inner circle groups are where the fireworks go off so be ready to take sudden left turns. This has a direct effect on your relationships, personal and business. You’ll want your intimates to be true friends, first and foremost. Expect to hard prune for new growth, especially if old associates no longer match the new you. Let them go and move on. Be ready for goals to actualize!

piscesPISCES – Your career is about expand, bringing in changes that are better than a holiday! Ritual day-to-day routine will have to adjust, but take that as your chance to ‘make it right-for-you’. This is a trend that's in play for most of 2019, so there's time to get it right, no pressure. For example, if your career/mission in life wants a complete reboot, don't hesitate. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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For more on this energy, check out the New Moon Newsletter, or jump on the Open Forum to chat.

Happy New Moon, everyone!

xxKim


Body Wisdom

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Northern Lights by Lucy Campbell

Welcome to Body Wisdom, GVA's new course with Jeannette Maw and Kim Falconer.

Quick Link to the Body Scan & the Astrological Signs

Here's the rundown: Starting on the 16th of October, Body Wisdom will explore the in-depth relationship between the body, image and self-esteem. Also, we'll look at health and well being, success and manifesting. Yes, your body has a big say in this too. Above all, the connection between your astrology chart and your physicality will help you glean, maybe for the first time, the wisdom your body has to offer.

Learn How to do a Body Scan Via the Zodiac

The Body Scan and the Zodiac

Body Wisdom Topics Include:

The body and patterns of love and nurturing

Self and self-esteem

The astrology of the body:

Food

Addictions and habits

Payoffs

'Karma' and what we expect to get

Beliefs and alignment

Our 5 closest people

DNA, gene expression and magic

Talking to the body

Listening to your body wisdom

Forming a new relationship with your body

How to Join the Body Wisdom Course

Body Wisdom runs for 8 weeks, delivered through live calls and recordings. As well, there is a forum for discussions with other members and Jeannette Maw and Kim Falconer. Most importantly, we'll look at your astrology to help you uncover the powerful relationship you have with your body. While turning resistance into love and acceptance, we aim to bring new awareness that can change your connection to your body forever. Even more, this course will help you make sense of the mystery and magic of life as a spirit being inside a physical body.

Ready for the key to unlocking your body wisdom?

Access the Body Wisdom course by becoming a member of GVA. This will give you access to all past courses and talks as well.


Venus Rx 2018

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"Gold" by Michael Parkes

Venus Rx 2018 is upon us. Think of this time as a chance to prep for this powerful astrological event. The planet of love and money is already in the Rx zone, so let's talk about what this means for you and the ways you can leverage it to amp up your manifesting.

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Venus Rx Technicalities

Venus Rx is short hand for Venus Retrograde. It means that, from the perspective of the earth, Venus is transiting backwards through the zodiac, in this case from 10 Scorpio to 25 Libra. This happens once every 18 months and is part of the cycle of Morning Star and Evening Star, ie, when Venus makes her switch. Read all the details on the Synodic Cycles of Venus. There is a quick video tutorial where you can check out how Venus creates a five pointed star in her travels around the sun. The important thing to note in all this is that Venus is moving from the Evening Star to the Morning Star. It's the start of a whole new Venus transit cycle.

When is Venus Retrograde?

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Retrograde times and degrees by Cafe Astrology (Easter Standard Time - USA)

Venus Rx 2018 Align with the Stars Call

Jeannette and I are hosting a live call on Venus Rx, September 11, 2018 at 6pm Eastern (USA). We'll talk about the ins and outs of Venus, and retrograde planets in general, focusing on 'where' this is happening in your chart.

If you join in, we can look at your chart live, and take questions.

Check the Align with the Stars Calls schedule for details.

Things to do during Venus Rx 2018

Think about the four desires of Venus - attention, affection, appreciation, acceptance. Are these qualities alive and well in your life?

You want to go back to Taurus - the sign that knows what she wants. Joanne Whickenberg says, "When Venus is retrograde, it operates through Libra, so you look to others to give you a sense of your own personal worth. This generally doesn’t work, so you then have to go back and do the Taurus thing." To me, that means finding out what you really want, without prompting from others. And asking what feels good!

Are you doing what you love, or saving fun for a rainy day? Everyone benefits from reflecting on that right now.

Be open to seeing or hearing from people from your past, including exes. Ask, what have I learned?

As astrologer Caroline Casey always says, retrograde planets are like the arrow and the bow. The more you pull back, the further the Arrow will fly. That means if you take the TIME to reflect and refresh, restore and re-balance, during the Rx cycle, the stronger impact your intentions and desires will have as they shoot out into the world.

With that in mind, take this time to honor Venus in your chart, and where she is transiting by house (more details explored on the call). All things ruled by Venus, from desires to sensuality, relationships to money, are good places to start. See house by house tips below, but basically:

Things you might want to put on pause during Venus Rx 2018

Cosmetic surgery

Weddings

Partnership and collaboration launches

Makeovers

Shopping sprees

Remodeling (home makeover, website makeover, garden and landscaping, unless you've been planning prior to January 30th).

Decisions about long-term relationships (note: do drop any toxic relationship if you are 100% clear on the toxicity. Otherwise, wait until Venus Direct to take actions - same goes with getting back together with exes).

Decisions about short term relationship

Risky investments

Going further into debt

Venus Retrograde through the houses

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Go through your closet and throw out or giveaway old clothes, but resist the urge to buy new ones just yet. Facials and body care are in, radical changes in hair color or length, or any cosmetic surgery is best put on pause. You want to reflect on your shop window, how you present yourself to the world, not change it completely.

Second House -

Take time out to reflect on your finances, what's in the bank and also the ways and means you support yourself. How are you moving towards self-sufficiency? Redo your core values list and ponder what has changed. Self-worth? Ruminate now; act later. The urge will lean towards extravagance. Definitely put the credit cards away, at least until mid-April.

Third House -

Connect to your consciousness, what you think, and that you think you think. How do you communicate your true self? Are you saying it like it is, or like you think they want to hear it? Are you true to yourself, or false? Let your sibling, or part-way related ppl into your awareness more. Tune into any persistent relationship patterns you have with yourself, and smarten up your self-talk i.e. make it the most supportive and loving words you speak.

Fourth House -

Family relationships, home ground and emotional security are everything right now. But, avoid putting energy into home repairs as a displacement for being with family members, listening to them, connecting resolving. If some of these relationships are old patterns, or toxic, keep your boundaries, and take action with Venus Direct. Parental issues? Get more sleep.

Fifth House -

Revisit old creative projects that have been sitting on the shelf. Have you a neglected idea that wants to come to life? Enjoy time with kids, or those young at heart; avoid deciding on new creative ventures, new babies, new love life. Review feelings for what you have experienced in the past. Get in touch with your heart.

Sixth House -

Tap into your core values around body, body love, health, nutrition and well being. Fitness? Strength? Fix old things (like dental cavities or leaky dog house). Save new work, if possible, for May or later. Any rituals around Venus and your desires are potent now, but check into core values before you ask for something you don't really want.

Seventh House -

This is your time to release old patterns when it comes to relationship. Reflect on what you love about partnership, not so much 'who' but the feelings and experiences that light you up. It's a perfect time so release toxic connections, letting them float away. Pause to consider any open enemies. What do they represent in you? Why are they in your life? What can you learn?

Eighth House -

Joint finances and resources, money owed and owing, come to the foreground. Check into your core values around collaboration, sex, and deeper motivations for your connections with others. Hold off on radical change, declarations, adventures and commitments. This is a time to re-evaluate, not rebuild, yet.

Ninth House -

This is a great time to dream big, explore ideas, expand beliefs, but realize you won't be acting on them yet. Travel and higher edu might feel like it's on pause, which is perfectly fine. Instead of chomping at the bit, take this time to explore what you want through imagination. The bigger you dream, the more territory you'll create once Venus goes direct.

Tenth House -

Career goals are up for evaluation, along with your relationship to the public. If you play a PR game, this will be a significant time of considering what works, what's worth keeping and what to let go. You always hang on to what's authentic. Experiment, test, but hold off on big sweeping changes for now. Prepare for insights into how others see you.

Eleventh House -

This is where friendships come into play. You may connect with those from the past, and revel in how much you have both changed, or stayed the same. Your relationship to groups, leading and being one of the many, rise up, so take a reading of where you stand. What's true for you. It's also great to explore your goals and wishes for the future. Again, dream in what you desire.

Twelfth House -

In the 12th house we meet what sustains and/or undoes us. Our job is to find and feed the sustaining aspects of Scorpio and Libra (in this case) the urge to bond, relate, engage, share, transform and change without becoming needy or controlling. With Venus Rx here, we meet others who represent our hidden side, the parts of ourselves we can't easily see. Use this time to give everyone the benefit of a doubt. Find compassion, openness and generosity. This is your relationship with your unconscious ... Dreams are everything.

Remember, Venus Rx supports re-evaluation of what we really want, for ourselves and in our relationships. Give some time over to this task.

inspiring-siamese-cat-smxxKim

PS. Jessica Shepherd has a free download called The Five Secrets of Venus - full of great astro and mythological insights to honor Venus.