Patience and Persistence – April 6, 2018
The last few days Mercury squared Mars (aggression, action) and Saturn (obstacles/structure). If you were in the higher expressions of the energies you may have accomplished something that took effort and discipline, i.e., a new structure/project/program. But often these cosmic combos produce arguments, breakups, rejection, discouragement or block plans.
If you hit the wall, I encourage you to regroup and keep going. Don’t give up on a dream or a pursuit due to disappointments or problems. Get the message from the experience and remember why you are doing it in the first place. Just saying… come back to yourself.
I honor dreams and goals that are aligned with your heart and soul. If a strategy isn’t working, I’d reconsider your approach; an obstacle is a message for you. It’s usually a redirect, sending you somewhere else, seeking clarification – or perhaps another path altogether. Discernment is the key in deciding in deciding where to put your energy. Get a second opinion from a trusted advisor if you’re confused, but don’t abandon yourself.
It’s the last full week of Mercury Retrograde, as we approach the New Moon in Aries (April 15), when Mercury will turn Direct, followed by Saturn going Retrograde. It’s going to be interesting.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
* We have three planets in impulsive Aries and three planets in methodical, Saturn. Aries energy wants it now and Saturn wants you to be careful and follow the steps. This can create a go-stop energy. Again, don’t allow frustration to derail you. Just slow it down…
* Chiron (Wound/Wounded Healer archetype) is in the final degree of Pisces, highlighting deep existential issues of abandonment and separation felt personally and collectively. We humans suffer from unworthiness, guilt and disconnection. Be gentle with yourself and with each other. We’re all in it together and doing the best we can.
* Venus in Taurus is warm and loving – and is especially happy in harmony with Mars this week. A harmonious balance between the feminine and masculine serves relationships and creativity. Enjoy!
This is a time for assessing where you are, where you want to go and what needs your attention. Remember that Mercury Retrograde is a fabulous time for making amends, clearing clutter, taking care of loose ends or things that need to be completed.
Do yourself a favor and use this last week of Mercury Retrograde for clean up and clarity. Be ready when it’s time to move forward after the New Moon in Aries on April 15th.
Be patient and get your work done – and Saturn will be happy. You are preparing for your future.
Namaste, friends. We’re on a mission…