Love At First Sight And Happily Ever After???

My guest today is Astrologer, Cheney Hall

VENUS began its compassionate transit through the sympathetic, emotional sign of Pisces Saturday, March 12th, at 5:24 AM EST … Venus was last in Pisces from January 27th through February 20th, 2015 … this Venus is all about dreams and wishes, fairy tale endings, love at first sight, and happily ever after – well maybe !!! … Venus is exalted in Pisces – a planet that is exalted in a sign expresses its energy more harmoniously and visibly, especially since Pisces ruler Neptune is the higher vibrational octave of Venus …

Venus in Pisces enjoys being compassionate, tenderhearted and helpful … often one relates to others by taking the role of either the rescuer or a person looking for help … affection is usually expressed idealistically, romantically, sympathetically, or sometimes evasively … there is a deep desire for magic and romance in love … one of the obstacles here can be a lack of clarity about what you want or a failure to be objective in regards to others which can ultimately set you up for disappointment, disillusionment, or possibly deception … this energy needs not only love but an emotional connection as well otherwise it makes one feel very lost … another caveat is to not become one who is afraid and holds back from expressing ones feelings and thus end up suffering in silence !!!

It is very easy under this energy to idealize love and loved ones … one must guard against putting people and love on the proverbial “pedestal” because when reality sinks in the results can often be devastating … sometimes a lack of discrimination can lead to highly frustrating attachments … in this energy, one often wants a beautiful dream in their love relationships, yearns for a true soul mate, or can be psychically attuned to ones partner … since Pisces is a water sign, Venus traveling here is especially subject to the emotions being a large part of the drive – even more so than usual!!!

Venus in Pisces can give great sensitivity to hurt that makes one feel as though they are being picked on … one must guard against clinging to illusory loves just because they are far more beautiful than real life … and this could ultimately prevent one from finding true closeness with another … bottom line – this Venus wants to experience the perfect, unselfish love !!! … tastes are frequently very refined here … music is usually a natural means of self-expression as well as art …

Venus in Pisces teaches us to love through accepting – the love of all … in fact, LOVE IS ALL … this  energy sees the Eternal Life principle flowing through every manifestation and therefore uniting the soul with all of life … it is said that this placement of Venus most likely has more innate ability for inspired artistic creativity than any other … also at heart one knows and feels that love is everything – everything is regarded as being alive and sacred …

Venus in Pisces can yield an extremely complex love nature … this is due to having a highly evolved sense of love as unconditional and of beauty as a healing property, but on the other hand the fears and doubts that can accompany this energy can make one inclined to see love as something one “needs” and beauty as something to “get” or to “own” … the truth here is that each one of us is a creation of love and beauty, but if one begins to doubt this, then one can open them self up to being used and abused … and in the end, it comes down to the fact that you can only love the world and those in it as much as you love yourself as a part of the world !!! … the energy of Venus in Pisces can express itself in the following ways :

POSITIVE: compassionate, sympathetic, appreciates unity of all life, congenial, evocative, sensitive lover, easygoing, artistically inspired, natural healer, self-sacrificing, selfless, highly affectionate, altruistic, very generous, loves unconditionally, gentle, philanthropic, peaceful

NEGATIVE: martyr, too sentimental, too passive, seducing, idealizes lover, romantically deluding, hypersensitive, self-pitying, weak-willed, wanton, no self-value,  non discerning, fears rejection, indulging, evasive, overly impressionable

Venus remains in Pisces until April 5th … Venus now joins the Sun, Mercury and Neptune in this dreamy, trance like swim through the emotional “waters” of Pisces  …

Pisces born individuals, this is the time when Venus shines its beautiful “love light” upon you … it is usually a good time to ask for what you want as you have the potential to be pretty much irresistible unless of course your natal energy dictates otherwise!!!

For everyone, it’s time to keep “carefully” searching for the perfect “ahhhh” and seeking love with all the trimmings … it may just be waiting – all for YOU !!!



MARS began its initial transit through the adventurous, freedom loving sign of Sagittarius yesterday, 3/5, at 9:30 PM EST … Mars was last in Sagittarius from March 12th through March 30th, 2015 … Sagittarius being a fire sign means Mars can be extremely happy here and work very efficiently … BUT … there is the potential for it to be very productive or very destructive depending on how the
energy is put to use … if not careful we can push forward so hard we end up running out of steam before we are finished with our quest !!!

Mars in Sagittarius is an “exploring energy”!!! … it believes life is far too short to tie up ones energy in one place for too long … this energy can make one naturally optimistic, confident, extroverted and humorous … freedom and expanded horizons are an absolute must here!!! … there is a spontaneous inclination towards athletics, philosophy, education, adventure, exploration or anything that seeks MORE of life and what lies beyond … identity is tied to beliefs and values … often what you want is guided by your faith which ultimately determines your goals in addition to your morality … there is decisive action in the pursuit of your vision for the future or a personal aspiration … often sexual drive and physical energy is fed by adventurous activities … excitement, risks, movement and exploration are what Mars in Sagittarius thrives on …

People born under or influenced by this transiting energy are frequently driven by strong religious and/or philosophic convictions … remember, Sagittarius is the ruler of the 9th house in the natural horoscope … one has to be careful here not to arouse resentment of others by trying to convert others 
to their dogmatic beliefs … one will find a strong sense of patriotism under this energy … there can be the desire to improve the social order in which one lives … distant places and travel, especially foreign, and the adventure and excitement they provide beckon loudly !!!

Mars in Sagittarius produces those who are direct and open in their attitudes and actions … one of the biggest caveats found with this energy is beware the temptation to go too far too fast and spread ones energy way too thin which could ultimately lead one to end up getting nowhere fast !!!

Mars transiting Sagittarius teaches us that what we get or attain in life is accomplished through the manner in which we go about seeking it … there seems to be a built-in urge that the sense of freedom of movement is your right thus allowing you to venture toward some distant horizon in any direction whenever you feel this urge … however the operative phrase here might more likely be not in any direction but “in WHAT direction” … to get what you want in life under this energy requires that you have a definite goal … without this, Mars in Sagittarius could end up causing you to rampage about, both physically and emotionally, never acting on anything thus never really getting anywhere … there MUST be a dream here to focus your energies on, otherwise you may ultimately feel constricted by life’s situations since you haven’t considered what exactly you want your freedom for – your personal banner needs something specific inscribed upon it !!! … and in which way and how creatively will you use this double fiery energy??? … Mars in Sagittarius energetically can be expressed in the following ways :
POSITIVE: independent, far-sighted, freedom loving, exploratory, daring and bold, adventurous, optimistic, forcefully convincing, crusading, effective teacher, active idealist, frank and open, to the point, clears the air, enthusiastic, lusty and vigorous, mobile, spirited, very friendly
NEGATIVE: opinionated, overlooks obvious, demands unlimited freedom, impetuous, scatters energies, wildly hopeful, self-righteous, fanatical, ear-bashing, preaching, tactless and rude, harsh, argumentative, extremist, lustful and carnal, restless, boisterous, lecherous
Sagittarius born individuals, did you wake up this morning with an extra dose of energy perhaps, or an extra spring in your step ??? … enjoy the portion of Universal “Red Bull” you are empowered with but there is extra precaution you should take this time around and be careful not to “incinerate” others with this energy boost you’ve been bestowed with … especially as this period will be longer than usual due to Mars upcoming retrograde journey … Mars will return Mars to Scorpio and then return back to Sagittarius after it stations direct !!! … you may feel no mountain will be too high for you to reach the summit of in your personal quest … and may of us experiencing the energy of this transit may have the potential to feel the same way !!!

Aries born, your ruling planet now enters a new sign ready to bring you lessons and people to help expand your vision and understanding of the mystery we call LIFE !!!

Mars remains in the sign of Sagittarius until … WAIT FOR IT … SEPTEMBER 27th – WHAT ??? … as Mars is already “slowing down”, it will get no further than 8 degrees 54 minutes Sagittarius on April 17th when it begins its retrograde journey for 2016 lasting until June 29th going from 8 degrees 54 minutes Sagittarius back to 23 degrees 3 minutes Scorpio … Mars will reenter the sign of Scorpio on May 27th and once it stations direct on June 29th, will reenter the sign of Sagittarius on August 2nd to make its complete transit through this sign … obviously Mars is already in its shadow point having passed 23 degrees 3 minutes Scorpio back on February 17th … many may already have begun to feel the energy slowly draining somewhere in their lives … and just a reminder once again that during the Mars retrograde period, there will be the second Mercury retrograde for 2016 completely embedded in the Mars retrograde … this will occur from April 28th through May 22nd !!! … Nevertheless. we should all make the most of this elevated energy to explore new horizons and use it as productively as possible while Mars is in Sagittarius to further personal and spiritual growth in our lives !!!

So … just how far and how high will you be able to “climb” in your quest to discover your ultimate individual personal truths ??? … and when all is said and done, hopefully you will come to realize – the “ultimate adventure” is getting lost in order to discover who,where and what YOU are in this lifetime !!!



Mercury begins its dream-like transit through the highly perceptive, psychic sign of Pisces tomorrow, March 5th, at 5:24 AM EST … while Mercury is in Pisces, the thinking and communicating will be greatly influenced by and through our emotions as Pisces is a water sign, so the mind and tongue will tend to be sensitive, or overly sensitive in some cases, and intuitive with a large dose of compassion thrown in … Mercury was last in Pisces from March 12th through March 30th, 2015 …

One will often express their intelligence sympathetically … if one feels safe they can be talkative and very sociable, but if not they will clam up very fast … this energy gives one a poetic expression or ones language may be lovely and engaging … communication here is made idealistically, imaginatively or perhaps evasively … frequently one can make communications with other people on a non-verbal level, and one may be psychically or spiritually tuned in … one can uplift others through their thinking and/or communicating … often there is a wonderfully creative imagination and beauty can be created with either the mind or with ones hands … interests are usually geared toward areas that are inspirational such as art, nature or the spirit … 

One could be inclined towards fantasy, evasion, avoidance or denial if what is perceived does not match ones inner ideals … the phrase “what if ???” may frequently cloud the reasoning process with this energy … overall, one can be quite flexible in their thinking, have a holistic approach, or even have a natural talent for synthesizing and seeing the whole of any situation … sometimes the energy of Mercury in Pisces can produce the image of the “absent minded” professor … one must also take extra care here as Pisces, which is ruled by Neptune the planet of illusion and escapism, can lure one to escape “mental” reality especially through drugs and alcohol !!!

Mercury is said to be in “detriment” in Pisces … in “detriment” being in the sign opposite to the one it naturally rules – in this case being in Pisces opposite to Virgo one of the two signs it naturally rules … so it is not operating at its full power taking on more of the signs rather than the planet’s coloration, and thus visiting where it must conform to rules and regulations of that particular sign … however, even though it may be frequently challenged by this, Mercury in Pisces still has great potential to produce some highly inspired and creative thinking and ways of communicating !!!

Mercury in Pisces teaches us how to think and process through what we are willing and capable of accepting … it’s the poetic mind … the dreamer of dreams … the mind is very sensitive under this energy and it can absorb as much information as – if not more than – it learns … sometimes thoughts and notions will appear to have come from “somewhere else” which will cause doubt in their truth and thus eventually lead to a form of mental exhaustion as a result of resisting cerebral sensitivity and reasoning … even though this is more the mind of the poet rather than the technician, one is still able to “dream up” both scientific and artistic visions … here the mind thinks in pictures and one can richly profit by drawing from ones dream life … it is highly suggested to keep a dream journal – you may be surprised how creatively and divinely inspiring your dreams become from the unconscious influence of the universe !!! 

Mercury in Pisces bestows the potential ability to be in touch mentally with the Collective Unconscious and navigate the vast sea of all the thoughts and feelings that ever were or ever will be … it is wise to accept and to understand the channel-like quality of ones mind here and to always give expression to what is coming through … the energy of Mercury in Pisces can be expressed the following ways:

POSITIVE: imaginative, sensitive mind, visually aware, artistic, obliging, psychic, good instincts, receptive, humorous, versatile, good mimic, highly perceptive, philosophical, dreamer, good long-term memory, accepting, refined mind, contemplative, gentle, sympathetic

NEGATIVE: suspicious, evasive, easily freaked out, lazy, easily swayed, irrational, fearful, gullible, obscure, vague, uncommunicative, absent-minded, bad short-term memory, elusive, weak-minded, slow, wimpish, at a loss for words, seeing things

Mercury in Pisces encourages each one to understand that what one lacks in knowledge one makes up for in understanding – so take your time … you have the power to choose what you take “on board” as you navigate through these emotional waters, and it’s up to you to discover how to use it … use your imagination in a creative fashion instead of becoming a victim of it !!!

Mercury now joins the Sun and Neptune already transiting through the sign of Pisces with Venus to join the magical, mystical party next week  … the mind will certainly be actively influenced by many inspirational and highly imaginative factors … it is up to each one of us to determine what is real and what is fleeting … keep an open mind and allow the Universe to show you a slice of its infinite wisdom and its creative process at work !!! 

Mercury remains in the sign of Pisces until March 21st – the day after the Spring Equinox … Mercury only has one more full sign transit, that being Aries, to go before it enters Taurus and reaches its shadow point, 14 degrees 20 minutes Taurus on April 14th, in advance of its second retrograde period for 2016 which takes place from April 28th through May 22nd, and will be completely in the sign of Taurus going from 23 degrees 36  minutes back down to 14 degrees 20 minutes Taurus … and yet another reminder that this Mercury retrograde will be completely embedded in the Mars retrograde which occurs from April 17th through June 29th !!!

Meanwhile it’s time to “begin, with a spin … traveling in the world of our own creation … what we’ll see … will defy … explanation” !!! 



The Sun began its transit through the dreamy, mystical, self-sacrificing sign of Pisces today, February 19th at 12:34 AM EST … the 12th and final sign of the astrological “year” … the energy now shifts from the rebellious, unpredictable marching to the beat of a different drummer to “swimming” in emotionally, compassionate yet sometimes very confusing and deceptive waters … don’t be surprised if your emotions play a large part in your life experiences and decisions over the next 30 days !!!

While the Sun transits through Pisces, one may strive to shine by creating beauty, shine through ones compassion, shine through psychic openness, or seek recognition through spiritual or mystical paths … those born under the sign of Pisces have come in with a soul lesson of needing to learn peace …

Pisces is a feminine, water, mutable (flexibility/changeability) sign … its symbol is two fish tied together – swimming in opposite directions which signify hidden depths, shifting emotional currents, conflicting desires and extremes of temperament … its glyph is considered a picture of the human feet … in symbolic terms the glyph is two crescent moons connected by a straight line representing emotion and higher consciousness tied to and limited by the material world … its key phrase is “I BELIEVE” and its keyword is UNDERSTANDING … it is the sign opposite of Virgo … anatomically it rules the pineal glands – in association with its ruling planet – and the feet …

The modern ruling planet of Pisces is Neptune (Jupiter is the ancient ruler) – Ancient God of the seas, second of the modern planets to be discovered (1846), and is the planet of illusion, glamour, mystery, and deception … Neptune represents the spiritual and the escapist urge, and its keyword is INTUITION … it rules maritime matters, liquids, music, movies, stage and television, dreams, delusion, spirituality, ideals, mystique, hunches, creative functions, and things we take  deeply for granted in life without questioning … it also governs fog, petroleum, mystery, anesthetics, flattery, intangibles, fragrances, second sight, love of poetry, color and dancing … in addition under its rule comes drugs and drug addiction, alcoholism, hypochondria, sleepwalking, trances, hypnosis, immateriality and abnormality … its action is often subtle and gradual … it is the higher vibrational octave of Venus and considered to be the second of the transcendental planets … where you find Neptune in your natal chart is where you seek the “ideal”, but where you also might tend to deceive yourself and/or others …

Pisces is the natural sign and ruler of the 12th house of the horoscope … the keyword for the 12th house is SUBCONSCIOUS and it is a house of endings – after all it is the final sign of the zodiac!!! … the 12th house represents your inner strengths and weaknesses … it depicts behind the scenes activity – including clandestine affairs – restorative solitude, places of quiet reflection, sorrows, handicaps, secrets, seclusion and frustration …it can also indicate places of confinement such as jails, hospitals or mental institutions, as well as secret (hidden) enemies, restraint, inhibitions, exile, hidden dangers and self-undoing …it shows the things we hide from others, and research, background, subjective sustainment, inner consciousness and the subconscious mind … here we also find charity, sympathy and public welfare … it is frequently referred to as the closet or dustbin of ones horoscope since it is in this house where we tend to sweep away or hide problems which are often too painful to face or difficulties that we refuse to acknowledge … sometimes it can be a very creative area of the natal horoscope and can reflect ones aptitude for art, music, dancing, writing or acting …

Sun in Pisces teaches us to learn to live through accepting … life is a mystery and each one of us IS the mystery !!! … under this energy one is innately aware and appreciative of all walks of life … here one recognizes that the Soul of anything or of anyone is synonymous with sensitivity, which is synonymous with suffering, which is something one is undeniably aware of – joy and sorrow are one … the energy of the Sun in Pisces can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: compassionate, self-sacrificing, suffers artistically, unassuming, self-effacing, gentle, still but stirring, wise, accepting, adaptable, confided in, sensitive, fascinating, mysterious, imaginative, multi-talented, selfless, devoted, easygoing

NEGATIVE: self-pitying, the human doormat, suffers needlessly, indecisive, self-limiting, wimpish, inwardly storm-tossed, inner doubts, oblivious, vague, not forthcoming, escapist, deceptive, self-mystifying, impressionable, pointless, slaving, lazy

HAPPY SOLAR RETURN ALL PISCES BORN – your new astrological year has begun !!! … The Sun now joins Neptune transiting through the sign of Pisces … the Sun remains in Pisces until March 19th/20th depending on the time zone in which you live …

Through the energy of Pisces, one can INSPIRE others in many ways while being influenced – just don’t forget to take some credit for it but then forget that you did … give yourself to yourself before anyone else … become illuminated and enlightened – now is the time to explore your spirituality and life’s intriguing mysteries !!!

Dream, mystify, create, inspire, enlighten, be compassionate and believe in those fairy tale endings … BUT – be cautious ere you might fall into the watery depths of addiction, depression and deception !!!



Venus begins her free-loving and often “shocking” transit through the progressive, rebellious sign of Aquarius today, February 16th, at 11:17 PM EST, which yields the potential to breathe rather radical new life to any form of love that has become stale, stagnant and/or non-productive – or perhaps it will quickly bring an end to some relationship(s) letting you know in no uncertain terms it is time to MOVE ON !!! … Venus in Aquarius is a detached yet magnetic love as well as highly unconventional varying greatly from the norm !!! … Venus was last in Aquarius from January 4th through January 27th, 2015 … 
Venus in Aquarius can be extremely unpredictable and her capacity for love truly marches to the beat of a different drum!!! … it indeed likes being unusual or going against the norm in some form or fashion … relations can be casual, erratic or pursued with openness and tolerance … affection is expressed experimentally, freely, and unconventionally … pleasure is derived from being unique and sometimes downright kinky !!! … the handling of money and possessions can be progressive, intellectual, unpredictable, changeable, or even rebellious … freedom AND friendship is a requirement in love relationships … trying to tie this Venus down is a big NO-NO – well except when you are, oh wait … that’s a whole other story !!! … this energy is often viewed as cool and aloof and one can come across as impersonal and detached … people of a race, creed, or gender that shock others may sometimes become ones object of affection !!!
Venus in Aquarius gives a kind and loving nature … it makes one helpful, charitable, but NOT an emotional person … PERSONAL FREEDOM IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE !!! … in any relationship there must be the ability to explore varied interests and hobbies, meet new people, and enjoy a wide range of friends … jealousy is not tolerated and overly emotional scenes will usually cause one to walk away … this energy is more likely to have platonic friendships because sexual involvements are more emotionally binding than is desired here … immense popularity and an attraction of many lovers is possible but not of the long lasting variety – romantic attractions are usually sudden and unexpected and can end just as suddenly and unexpectedly as they began!!! … personal magnetism is directed toward larger concerns than mere romance … if one wants to remain close to someone under this energy, they must allow their romantic or friendship interest freedom in their relationships with others …
Venus in Aquarius teaches us how to learn to love through liberation – LOVE MUST BE SET FREE !!! … there is an open minded and experimental approach to relating and to artistic expression … it is often difficult for others to see where you are coming from emotionally as ones style can be disconcerting, shocking or just  outright odd !!! … the ironic twist here is that this energy wants to allow a partner the freedom and space to do as they please, but by giving too much freedom it might actually begin to seem as though the partner doesn’t care about you … the secret though is to learn how to reveal, in a heartfelt way of course, your opinions and questions regarding the freedom of love for the person or persons to whom you feel the closest … 
Venus  in Aquarius can be socially inventive and creatively innovative … love and friendship absolutely MUST coexist here!!! … and while there is certainly the idea that with all this unpredictability and need for freedom that lasting love just might be impossible under this energy, one must remember that Aquarius is a FIXED sign !!! … the energy one might encounter with Venus in Aquarius may include:
POSITIVE: free-loving, idealistic, easygoing, liberal, original lover, non-possessive, unique, mild, cultured, experimental, progressive, eclectic, sparkling, popular, friendly, tongue-in-cheek, convincing, refined, quietly persevering, humane
NEGATIVE: lacks feelings, naive, indiscriminate, erratic, odd lover, unfeeling, peculiar, touchy, insincere, kinky, superficial, promiscuous, impersonal, flattering, sarcastic, stubborn, manipulative, uncompromising, reactionary
Venus remains in Aquarius until March 12th … Aquarius born individuals, the Universe is energizing you with luck and opportunity while shining the light of love on you for the next few weeks so keep your eyes and ears and heart open and ask for what you want as you just might get it … Taurus/Libra born, your ruling planet is moving into a new sign – ready to learn some new lessons about LOVE ??? … for all of us, Venus in Aquarius has the potential to suddenly and unexpectedly pop our eyes wide open to see and realize there is a different way that may be unique and ahead of its time to understand the process of love and how we approach it !!!
Venus now  joins the Sun and Mercury already in Aquarius … remember that Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus the planet of the sudden and unexpected, so enjoy this unusual and open minded energy after wading through the rather “vanilla” flavored energy of Venus in Capricorn – which there is certainly nothing wrong at all with, right my fellow Cappies ??? … and should someone approach you and say “WHOSE YA DADDY ???”, just realize they are being infused with this delightfully twisted energy so go for it and play along – you might enjoy it ???
And by all means keep in mind that while Venus transits through Aquarius, and Aquarius being ruled by the planet Uranus which, among other things, rules Astrology, there is definitely a strong possibility you just might realize there is a “certain” ASTROLOGER out there that you discover you’ve developed quite a fondness for !!!




The Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year, begins at sunset following the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice based on when this occurs in China  – Greenwich Mean Time plus 8 hours … it begins today, February 8th in the United States … the year of the Red Fire Monkey last occurred in 1956 …

The Monkey is often referred to as the sign of fantasy … the Chinese consider this mischievous, resourceful and intelligent animal as a very likable “trickster” … the Monkey can be lively, complex, humorous, agile, diplomatic, charming, flexible, possessing an excellent memory, resistant to insults and very competitive … the challenges with this Monkey include being dishonest, sarcastic, lacking respect, jealous, prone to temptation and highly restless …

The Monkey personality gives ability to fast thinking, being witty and exciting … monkeys desire a life of continual variety filled with people who are new and stimulating … this monkey can get quickly and easily bored … they are usually intuitive and are able to be quick and catch onto new ideas … they have the ability to think about many things simultaneously which is a trait that may make them become very tricky to deal with …

Monkey personalities are drawn to the excitement of “being in love” … it is possible they might be engaged in a love relationship with a number of partners … partners for the monkey are often drawn to them for their charm, good humor, openness, and endless curiosity … once a relationship has been established, the monkey personality can sometimes become unpredictable and even childish which ironically can add to the excitement and variety being sought … if one is in a long-term relationship with the monkey personality they should be prepared to be open-minded and extremely tolerant …

Monkeys are usually very self-reliant and highly self-motivated … monkeys are capable of hard work and usually achieve their goals at a swift pace … there is an appeal to careers in the media, public relations, design and the arts, and some may become skilled manual workers, craftspeople, surveyors and planners …

The Red Fire Monkey is highly imaginative, , active, energetic and naturally bossy … this monkey is a natural leader who can be highly motivational to those in their “orbit” … the fire monkey can also be very chaotic, dynamic, challenging, intensely competitive and stubbornly opinionated … 

The Year of the Red Fire Monkey makes the world ready to deal with anything that is novel, unusual, and eccentric … those born with quick minds and very brave hearts have the potential for a very fortunate year … original thinkers who are smart and incorporate unconventional solutions to projects will potentially be blessed with great success this year … adaptability is a keyword for this year if one is seeking to move ahead … 

During the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, advances in technology  and communications may abound yielding changes that are frequently “fast and furious” … this is a year to reevaluate and reorganize old ways of thinking in many areas of life … it is not a good year for those who fear or stubbornly resist change … those who dare to be different will truly shine this year !!! 



MERCURY completed its first retrograde journey for 2016 on Monday, January 25th, and stationed  back into direct motion at 4:50 PM – do I hear a BIG SIGH OF RELIEF out there ??? … of course I do now that several days have passed and we are getting readjusted to things moving forward once again … but I think I’m hearing a lot of uh-ohs as well !!!
Hopefully, the disorientation, confusion, frustration and outright irritation along with the sudden and unexpected issues that may have been produced by this Mercury retrograde beginning at the very early degrees of Aquarius and then finishing up in the sign of Capricorn will now begin to clear and subside as it becomes time to move forward into the swing of things on all levels …  over the next few days to the next few weeks or even months, there will undoubtedly be quite a few “a-ha” as well as “uh-oh” lights coming on in regard to decisions made or actions taken during the retrograde period from 1/5  through 1/25, and possibly as far back as December 19th when Mercury entered its shadow point – the point where it would come out of this retrograde journey on Monday which was at 14 DEGREES 55 MINUTES CAPRICORN  … did issues and complications or questioning arise in regards to things done during the last retrograde period from September 17th through October 9th, 2015 ??? … or maybe even as far back as the retrograde period from May 18th through June 11th, 2015 ??? … and it’s a sure bet that as Mercury moves forward crossing back over the degrees it covered during its retrograde period issues may begin to arise already !!!
Mercury retrograde periods, even though annoying and extremely frustrating at times, are actually a very beneficial thing, especially for those who were strong and fearless enough to dig deep down, as we need to validate, or in some cases invalidate, actions and situations gone awry and deal with them in order to finally release them to produce a calmer, positive and more productive state of mind thus allowing us to move forward to bring about greater personal and spiritual growth !!! … if you’ve had a natal chart done, you should look to see in what house or houses 1 DEGREE 03 MINUTES AQUARIUS back to 14 DEGREES 55 MINUTES CAPRICORN falls – what kinds of issues did you have to deal with in the areas of life governed by those houses ??? … how many of you went with the flow and how many of you tried to swim upstream in the raging current of Cosmic confusion ???
Of course the recurring question we may find ourselves asking now that Mercury is back in direct motion is “WHY” ??????? …What actions did you take yourself or have taken against you that you may now be regretting or simply wondering why you chose to do or why you were the victim of a particular course of action, and why didn’t you or the other person wait a little longer …  or perhaps you are simply now trying to figure out why it happened ???? … relationships may have come to an end – some needed to and others may have jumped the gun and you are now wondering, or will be, why did I do that or end things at this point …  how many of you had relationship issues resurface – extremely likely in a Mercury retrograde – that you thought surely had been resolved ???  … how many of you got married – OOPSIE !!! … did you make any major purchases – homes, cars, electronics – that now don’t seem like the best thought out course of action ??? … there could be problems regarding any purchases made especially with anything where electrical energy and/or computers were involved … all of these scenarios are possible as the energy of a Mercury retrograde is one where communications and mental energy is going “backwards” … so now that the mental processing facilities are no longer going backwards – at least for most of us !!! … it’s time to finally RELEASE these emotional holds and allow ourselves to move forward with our lives !!!
Mercury retrograde in the sign of Aquarius yields an emphasis to ones friendships, ideas, and goals in  life as those are issues addressed in the 11th house of the natural horoscope which is ruled by Uranus the planet ruling Aquarius … to that end, there may have been issues with groups to which one belongs, non-emotional relationships, the love one receives, money obtained  from ones profession or business, step children, adopted children and foster children, circumstances in life over which you have little control, and ones humanitarian interests … the mind could have also become filled with many creative, cutting edge ideas as one tried to determine how to incorporate them into ones life …

While Mercury was retrograde in an air sign, this time being Aquarius, there may have been a major focus on how one relates and how we develop relationships and associations with other people … when Mercury returned to Capricorn, an earth sign, the focus may have become determining the tangible results in ones life, to become more organized and learn to deal with practical matters, address security matters as well as ones most basic needs …

Mercury retrograde in the sign of Capricorn certainly had the potential to affect career and public image as Saturn rules Capricorn and is also the natural ruler of the 10th house … there may have been some very deep and weighty thinking and rethinking done in those areas … along with profession, reputation and standing in the community, other areas where issues might have arisen that needed reviewing and rethinking may have included the following : ego, status, fame (or lack of it), promotion, ambition, business or social activities, ones employer, the government or any other authority over one, personal achievements, the way the world sees and evaluates one, the influence one exerts in their own circle, and the parent who is considered the authoritarian if both parents are still here, or the parent who remains should there only be one …

In regards to overall health, as Mercury is the natural planetary ruler of the 6th house which rules health, so there could have been more chances to have health issues in general during a Mercury retrograde … in Aquarius there could have been more potential to have health issues in the area of the ankles, the circulatory system and the nervous system … in Capricorn there could have been more potential to have health issues with the bones, joints and knees …   

As mentioned in previous blogs, a Mercury retrograde period is usually NOT a good time to have surgery as the healing process could be slowed down or there could be the chance of having to go back at a later date and take care of something that wasn’t done correctly – especially in regards to cosmetic surgery !!! … so how many of you chose to have elective surgery during this period ??? … as for emergency surgery, there was no control over that and trying to put that off might have produced catastrophic results !!!

Mercury now moves forward to conclude its final transit, for this year, through the sign of Capricorn … below is a reminder of what that energy is all about in case some of you need a “re”fresher course now that Mercury is direct :

Mercury in Capricorn is the energy of a highly organized mentality … it is a hard worker that stores up facts and figures for future practical use … it is cautious and highly methodical as it knows what it wants and exactly how it plans to get it … the mind as well as the tongue are serious and sensible … communication is made cautiously, and for those born with this energy in their youth there could be doubt as to ones mental ability therefore yielding a need to prove ones self as having a good mind … there is sometimes this doubt associated with limited educational opportunities in childhood that may be overcome by further study in adulthood … words here are usually not spoken until they are well thought out unless, of course, MODIFIED by something else in the natal chart !!! 
One can appear to be rather formal, authoritative, reserved and self-sufficient which can sometimes inhibit communications with others … natural logic and cautious planning are oriented towards material success and/or personal responsibilities … thinking is well-organized … learning is achieved through persistence, dedication, and steady progress … one might become a little pessimistic under  this energy by mistakenly focusing on limits rather than potentials … here we have a Mercury/Saturn (ruler of  Capricorn) “working relationship” that will ultimately give a very structured, organized and well thought out quality to the mind and communicating if there is no other energy adversely modifying it !!!
Mercury in Capricorn can make one ambitious, careful, calculating and very patient … one excels at handling detail and rarely loses sight of the overall picture … people born under this energy often obtain positions of leadership due to their dependability and their air of authority … one must guard against becoming too dictatorial though … the darker side of life is often viewed under this energy, yet a redeeming trait would be the very dry sense of humor bestowed here …
Mercury in Capricorn teaches us how to think and communicate through what it is we are “building” … the mind rules the matter … it’s the organizer … there is the capability of extended concentration and excellent organization … one becomes realistic rather than idealistic in the approach to their goals … little of practical consequence escapes ones attention due to a keen sense of awareness … think of Mercury in Capricorn like a laser beam – pointed and locked on exactly what it wants and it will know exactly how to get it … ultimately it is not only the facts that ones mind contains that determines its quality – it is how you use your  mind and what you use it for that counts … another essential lesson of Mercury in Capricorn is to learn to USE concrete facts but NOT be weighed down by them … when you achieve this, you realize how ridiculous it is being enslaved to material status and belongings … the energy of Mercury in Capricorn can be expressed in the following ways:
POSITIVE: good timing, mentally cautious, not easily fooled, retentive mind, methodical mind, orderly mind, serious when necessary, level-headed, clever, discriminating, shrewd, profits from little, employs others, sober, clear and deliberating mind, strong concentration, painstaking, patient
NEGATIVE: procrastinating, slow learner, skeptical, mentally overloaded, lacking originality and imagination, given to melancholy, boring and rigid, suspicious, devious, avaricious, uses others, stern, dry minded
Use this energy well and you will never lose sight of what really counts the most – your resourcefulness … be sure to give your mind a break when it needs it, or IT may break !!! … help to inspire others with a goal that you are able to see more clearly than they can …
Mercury remains in the sign of Capricorn until February 13th when it begins its complete transit through the sign of Aquarius – that wild an unpredictable energy and manner of communicating just in time for Valentines Day !!! 

Gemini and Virgo born, yet another period of review and reflection for you has come to an end … how have you been enlightened and how was your life affected ??? … your ruling planet has now resumed forward motion and much to your delight so will you – even though a lot of you were probably trying to do it during the actual retrograde … right, of course right … many of us were doing the same thing and you know who you are !!!
Mercury remains in direct motion until April 28th when it will begin its second retrograde journey for 2016 which will be completely in the sign of Taurus going from 23 degrees 36 minutes back to 14 degrees 20 minutes Taurus …

BE FOREWARNED – the next Mercury retrograde period will be completely embedded in the Mars retrograde period for this year which takes place from April 17th through June 29th … more about that later …

So there you have it … but for now though, it’s time for everyone to, as I always like to say  –

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