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Mercury Retrograde Cycles

January 5, 2016----January 25, 2016 in Aquarius/Capricorn

April 28, 2016---May 22, 2016 in Taurus

August 30, 2016----September 22, 2016 in Virgo

Energy of Mercury Retrograde

Mercury retrograde affects communications, travel plans, schedules, timelines, and structured events. Take it easy, give yourself lots of time to get places, and try not to get caught up in the frustration around you.

This is a good time to reorganize the cluttered areas of your life; to fine tune the things in your life that do work, and get rid of the dross that weighs you down.


2016 Eclipses

March 8 - 9, 2016 - Total solar eclipse in Pisces caused by a supermoon

March 23, 2016 - Penumbral lunar eclipse in Libra

August 18, 2016 - Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius

September 1, 2016 - Annular solar eclipse in Virgo

September 16, 2016 - Penumbral lunar eclipse in Pisces

Energy Influences of Eclipses

The energy apparent during an eclipse can catalyse new cycles of evolution and spiritual development. Pay attention to the eventsthat occur in your life immediately following an eclipse. These are magical events that can have a phenomenonal effect on your life.If an eclipse happens to fall on the day you were born, you are in for an exciting and memorial year!

The eclipse energy can introduce profound change in your life, sometimes positive, other times negative. Births, marriages, promotions, successful business deals can occur just as readily as abandonment, losses, or disappointment. They help to highlight the truth in yourlife, and can help you discover hidden meaning that previously eluded you. You get a clearer picture of what is really going on in your lifefrom a deep hidden side of yourself.

Eclipses stir up a feeling that life is moving speedily in fast forward with great acceleration. Eclipses always bring the end to something, and start the beginning of something else. Walk lightly with others during an eclipse period. React and respond but no rash actions! Listen, don't act. Wait till after the eclipse has worn off before making concrete plans. Lunar eclipses heighten emotional sensitivity. Just take it easy - no decision making, no big plans, till the period has passed. Try to keep your weekly calendar free and open, as well.

Eclipses are felt for four days on either side of the actual date of the eclipse. You can sometimes feel a full moon lunar eclipse two weeks before it is due.Solar eclipses emphasize beginnings. . If a solar eclipse falls on or within a few days of your birthday you will certainly feel the effects of it over the course of the year. Changes will be complete by time you reach your next birthday.


Mars Retrograde Cycle

February 17, 2016-----August 22, 2016 in Scorpio

Energy of Mars Retrograde

Mars retrograde directs the naturally assertive energy of this planet inward - you may find yourself dwelling in the past and negliecting your physical needs. Best to relax, process the past then let it go and get outside, move your body and get enough sleep! Incorporate your spiritual leanings into a whole body experience. Beware of feelings of angst, anguish, anger, and uncontrolled (road?) rage. Take deep breaths and let the feelings go.


Jupiter Retrograde Cycle

October 12, 2015-----August 7, 2016 in Virgo

Energy of Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter retrograde helps you to turn the expansive energy of Jupiter inwards, to become more philosophical and mystical. An excellent time for deep spiritual studies! This is the perfect time to find your own path, it brings a sense of discontent with the status quo - a time to discover and articulate your own truth! Watch for inner knowings, feelings of deja vu, you may gain great wisdom if you are mature and spritiually developed. Jupiter helps us to work through any challenges we are facing that limit our success in life. Pay attention to the inner messages you receive to help you to move bast these obstacles (whether internal or external) and move forward along your life path.


Saturn Retrograde Cycle

December 19, 2015-----November 19, 2016 in Sagittarius

Energy of Saturn Retrograde

Saturn retrograde can help us to work hard and accomplish our goals - if we are willing to do the work, this can be a positive time. If we do not feel like working, watch out! This can be a trying time indeed! Work hard, avoid shortcuts, aim for quality and substance, and you will shine during this transit. Avoid conflict with authority figures, and to thine own self be true! Saturn also leads us to look at our relationships, our integrity, and our way of being in the world. If we are not being true to our path and life's work, we are called to order during this retrograde period. We must face the reality of our lives in order to put them in order. This is the time to get rid of any limiting beliefs, old festering grudges, and feelings of inadequacy, resentment or childhood trauma. Process them, and let them go!


Uranus Retrograde Cycle

April 11, 2016-----April 14, 2017 in Aries

Energy of Uranus Retrograde

Uranus retrograde brings out the investigative side of the mind, and the intuition. A great time to apply your mental faculties to find the answers to questions that have intrigued you for years. This aspect brings changes in our lives, in all of the areas where things are no longer working. It is important to 'work' with Uranus in this regard. Stop resisting necessary change. Let Uranus help you to move closer to your own self fulfillment and enlightenment. Uranus calls us to stay flexible and adaptable, be ready to go with the flow, yet true to our own course.


Neptune Retrograde Cycle

February 22, 2016-----March 10, 2017 in Pisces

Energy of Neptune Retrograde

Neptune retrograde entices us to indulge our dreamy, mystical side and become impatient with logic and reason. A great time to develop your inner being, spend time in nature and commune with All That Is, and spend time in prayer, meditation, and healing practices. During this time the veils between the dimensions are more translucent and we can receive deep insights and communications. This is also an excellent time to engage in creative and expressive pursuits.


Pluto Retrograde Cycle

December 28, 2015-----January 16, 2017 in Capricorn

Energy of Pluto Retrograde

Pluto retrograde is a time of sudden, sweeping change for both good and ill. It is a time of tearing down the old, rebuilding the new, rejuvenation and metamorphosis. We are called to reevaluate our true values, ethics, and worldview - and get rid of any psychological or emotional baggage. If you can truly move beyond the tentacles of the past, and step forward in truth and honor, Pluto will help you to come out of this transit feeling stronger with legitimate personal power. The outer world may introduce stark sweeping realities, such as war, natural disasters, and economic changes.



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