Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Quotes for the Signs ~ 2011 Reprised



 
Happy Yule and Merry
Whatever You Celebrate!



Here are some winter holiday season quotes for the each of the signs with a few inspirations for all of us, sprinkled in-between.

ARIES: Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. 

~Victor Hugo

TAURUS: Christmas brings enormous electric bills.  Candles are used for Hanukkah.  Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis.
 
~KOACH Humor, "Holiday Distinctions Finally Explained" (KOACH College Outreach is a project of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism)

GEMINI:  One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese proverb

 
CANCER:  Christmas is a time when you get homesick--even when you're home.  

~Carol Nelson


"Put on your yarmulke,
Here comes Hanukkah!
So much funukah,
To celebrate Hanukkah!
Hanukkah is the festival of lights.
Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights."

~ Adam Sandler


LEO: I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  
 
~ Charles Dickens

VIRGO: One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly.  

~Andy Rooney


"I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up – they have no holidays."

~Henry Youngman

LIBRA: Remember this December that love weighs more than gold!

~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

SCORPIO: I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. 

~Og Mandino

SAGITTARIUS: Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.  

~Author Unknown

CAPRICORN: Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year. 

~P.J. O'Rourke

AQUARIUS: Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. 

~Terri Guillemets

PISCES:  A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.

~Garrison Keillor

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter Wonderland

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A Winter Solstice Poem

© 2017 by Joyce Mason

They are quiet places,
Beauty and Awe,
retreats from the cyclone of modern life,
invisible churches:
Temples where wonder enters softly
with each in-spiration,
 the power of breath
the power of creation.

Snowflakes fall, children smile, it's palpable:
the eternal warmth of love and family
actual, chosen or imagined.
Seasonal symbols prime the inner song that sings you
into the light of every day.
O, Holy Night.

At this time where countless candles flicker,
we revisit our Light Source,
reborn in Wonder
in tune with our heartsong
and the joining of all hearts beating together:
Peace.


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Friday, December 8, 2017

Humor: Carols and Tinsel Time Tunes ‘Round the Zodiac

© 2013 by Joyce Mason
All Rights Reserved


See Comment Contest about this cartoon at the bottom of the post.


Every holiday carol is likely to be loved by some signs more than others. I asked my alter ego, Auntie Joyce, to scratch her head and share her ideas and acerbic wit on which holiday tunes go with which singers in the zodiac. Here’s a taste of her which-craft!


Aries: "We Need a Little Christmas (Right This Very Minute!)” – OK, it’s not technically a carol, but this catchy tune from the musical Mame captures Aries impatience to a T. Besides, if you have to be first, you’d be singing a different tune because you’d be singing it before the carol season begins. If you insist it has to be a carol, “The First Noel” for obvious reasons ….

Taurus: “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” – With its sweet, almost sensuous peacefulness, this carol will appeal to the laid-back Bull, happy to envision angels bending near the earth (his or her element), touching their harps of gold. We know how Taurii love their gold.

Gemini: “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” – Gem’s a messenger, right? This song reminds me of Paul Revere running through the streets of urban America chanting, “The Santa is coming.” Besides, it’s about lists and checking them twice. Of course, one list would never do for the list-happy Gemini, unless it were Santa’s never-ending scroll. Gems just keep singing and fantasizing about the List to End All Lists. It’s almost better than sex.

Cancer: “Away in a Manger” – What Cancer with his or her strong inner parent wouldn’t worry for baby Jesus having no home or crib for his head? Who else would be more eager to sing about creating the comforts of home, even in a meager stable? Obvious runner-up: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

Leo: “All I Want for Christmas is You.” Not that you’re hooked on romance or attention or anything, King or Queen of Everyone’s Heart.

Virgo:  “The Twelve Days of Christmas” – It’s complex, it’s wordy, it requires memorization. It’s a challenge to get right, and it offers no end of possibilities to critique those who can’t cut it.

Libra: “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” – With Libra’s bent for beauty, he or she would truly be disturbed to be missing these important smile props. Not to mention, it’s easier to kiss with good dentition. Gives the lips a good foundation and backdrop for the pressure of pursing and pressing against another’s. Runner-up: “The Peace Song.” (Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin with Me)

Scorpio: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” – Not that I’m saying Scorps are jealous or anything.

Sagittarius: “O, Hanukkah!” Jewish or Gentile, this catchy tune is likely to capture the heart of fiery Sag. Hanukkah’s a Festival of Lights, there’s gambling in a game of spinning the dreidel, it’s a religious celebration--and a party. Generous Sag has the opportunity to give eight days of gifts without having to memorize their names in reverse order. (See Virgo.) Runner up: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”  for a title so tactless ... dare I say more?

Capricorn: “Up on the Rooftop” – Goats like to climb, and who knows? A He Goat might meet a reindeer babe up there. Girl Goats might meet a hunky deer. (Note to Cap: Avoid the one with the red nose. Possible lush and you know how they tend to get out of control.)

Aquarius: “Auld Lang Syne” – This traditional New Year’s tune is about friendship, the Water Bearer’s favorite form of love. It’s sung at parties where gregarious Aquarius shines when people are thinking of revolutions. (That’s resolutions, Aquarius.)

Pisces: “All Through the Night” – A traditional Welsh folk song about a sleeping child attended by angels, it’s a double-header for any pair of Fish. You can zzz out after being tucked in by heavenly beings. Runners up: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” for the occasional Fish that drinks like one and "Blue Christmas" for those sensitive artiste types who cry in their beer before drinking it.

May your Inner Zodiac Singers always help you hit the high notes in life!

Happy Holidays from Joyce, “Auntie Joyce” and everyone at our house—to everyone at yours.


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 Carolers Cartoon Contest

There are only 11 carolers. Which sign is missing and why? Post your best explanations in the Comments!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Living Astrology: How to Prepare for Winter Solstice






Article © 2016 by Joyce Mason


The Winter Solstice is a sacred times of year—one where we’re meant to let go of outer concerns to contemplate our candlelit inner life—candlelit because it’s a season of waning light as we mourn the loss of sunshine and live in more darkness and the slowdown of nature. Our bodies become a church or temple in the soft light of meditation and from taking time to “just be.”

From a metaphysical perspective, it’s the time for rest, reassessment and simply being in harmony with all of nature as it hibernates or replenishes in the darker months of the year. Yet how many of us actually do this?

The earth-based religions are the most avid observers of the solstices and equinoxes, the Cardinal Crossings that mark the changes of season. Many of us no longer live on beat with nature, yet our zodiac is derived from these shifts. The truest way to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes is to spend more time in nature attuned to the Turning of the Wheel of Time—and to mark them in some ceremonial or reverent way.

In astrology we often quote the great Hermes Trismegistus, “As above, so below.” Yet many astrologers and astrology students stay focused on the sky and abstract symbolism of these changes, rather than digging their toes into the earth and feeling with all our senses the meaning of these turning points. We’re good at “as above” but not so hot on some of the more literal parts of “so below.”

Be Prepared: The Cardinal Rule to Access the Blessings of Winter Solstice


Long-time readers know that I’m wired for planning in my own astrology chart. Planning isn’t as easy for some people as it is for others, but to get the most out of winter solstice, advance planning is mandatory. The spirit of winter calls us inward on or about December 21 each year while the outer world is a nearly a maniacal vacuum, sucking us into frenzies of holiday activities and preparation. How do we rectify these opposing forces?

This year, we have a double pull inward as Mercury goes Retrograde on December 19. Hopefully, this will increase magnetism toward winter’s true purpose of introspection and hibernation--or at least as much deep rest as we human mammals will allow ourselves.

In practical terms, this means getting most of your running around, parties and marathon baking done by December 18. This post in early December may seem like not much warning, but it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. If you can front load the very active part of your season for the first three weeks of December, you’ll have the valuable, intangible gifts of winter under your tree. You’ll be in harmony with life on earth.

Ways to Meet Winter


As a Group. Indigenous people have taught us that these changes deserve ritual. As I’ve shared many times, I created a circle of like-minded women in 1988 with another friend to celebrate these key passages. Now in our 28th year, the Solsisters continue to thrive on a patchwork quilt of multicultural spiritual ideas, sewn together with the thread of relevance to today’s spirit-minded people and their concerns. We find ourselves traveling the spiritual spectrum from the earliest days of Sun worship to gleaning the gold from today’s religions or sacred practices—and anything in-between. We have no barriers except that the prayers, ideas and tools resonate to us now.

For more on how we do this and to create ceremonies of your own, see the post Fully Seasoned: Astrology and Ritual and round it out with Silver Solstice. Is this your year to catalyze a life-changing practice to live astrology out loud?

Another idea: Create a group on Facebook or wherever your Astro- and metaphysically minded friends hang out. Talk about the season and its symbolism. Share prayers, poems and ideas for a virtual solstice celebration through the solstice itself.

The best Winter Solstice celebrations wax into and out of the Cardinal Crossing itself and involve both individual and group activities.


By yourself. Introverts will be happy to know that you can do the same thing, as we used to say when I was growing up, with “me, myself and I.” Since winter solstice heralds a season of going inward, it’s easier for those who already do that on a regular basis. Yet even the most gregarious Aquarius needs to take this Journey Within as autumn turns winter. Here are some ideas on honoring winter solstice on your own:

  • Every day, take at least a 10 minute walk, regardless of weather. (OK, you can skip a day during a blizzard or monsoon.) Appreciate the smells, the beauty and the uniqueness of how nature is expressing itself now. Realize you are a part of it, and contemplate how you change during this seasonal shift. If possible, walk to or in the most natural setting you can find—harder for urbanites, but even New York has Central Park. Do it through December so that you can feel the changes in nature and energy from Sagittarius to Capricorn, autumn to winter.
  • Collect some Yule prayers or poems and start each day with one of them from now until the Solstice.
  • Set aside time for meditation daily, even if it’s only 10-15 minutes—or even one minute. I participated in an experiment with the Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment years ago,where we measured the results of these minute meditations. They were surprisingly centering, relaxing and uplifting. For an example of an amazing one-minute meditation to help heal the USA from all its divisiveness, see Wise USA’s Liberty Bell Minute Meditation.
  • Read poems about winter and waning light. What do you learn?
  • Wish people a Happy Yule or Solstice, and be prepared to answer questions from those who don’t get it—and embrace the joy of discovering kindred spirits among those who do.

Ditch Extremism


Let’s not get ridiculous about it. Since many people celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa and other holidays during this time of year, don’t figure on chanting Om in your meditation corner while the rest of the family revels. There’s no need to give up any of your own traditions, just add on. Dip in and out of the usual activity, and from honoring the winter in ways we have explored, you’ll find your interactions to be more meaningful. You’ll pop insights for further exploration during your winter downtime. You’ll be eager to get to the peace of falling snow from your front window or from the window of your soul.

My journey with the Solsisters started with Winter Solstice, so my entire ceremonial alter ego, where I become a “groovy urban goddess” several times a year, revolves and evolves around this turning point. Over time, you’re likely to merge with each shift of season, find its highest good and expression. Best of all, you’ll feel part of something much bigger—the universe and our star, Earth. Or to share my favorite affirmation I learned from Spring Forest Qigong:

"I am in the universe. The universe is in me. The universe and I are one." —Chunyi Lin

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Photo Credit:  © Charles Henry – Fotolia.com

Monday, December 4, 2017

"Happy Holidays," Another Kind of Peace Sign



© 2009-2017 by Joyce Mason


I love my friends who “want to put Christ back in Christmas,” and I honor their viewpoint. I grew up with strong Catholic roots, and I love celebrating the birthday of Jesus. But I don’t think saying “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays” necessarily does the trick of what’s at the heart of that Christ in Christmas expression—making people act more Christ-like or more aware of the religious roots of the season.

In fact, it can have the exact opposite effect. I am rarely this blunt, but I have to say it. In certain contexts, “Merry Christmas” is rude. It alienates Jews, Muslims, and practitioners of a variety of other religions or beliefs other than Christian. In a not so subtle way, it imposes your viewpoint on other people by just assuming they share it. “Happy Holidays” acknowledges the vast number of faiths that exist and respects a person’s right not to believe at all. It says, “Whatever you celebrate or don’t, I wish you well during this time of year where there’s a surge in generosity of spirit.”

Let’s put this in perspective. No one wants to inhibit your freedom to say Merry Christmas at church, among fellow Christians at home or in any other setting, except those that are more public where people of all faiths converge. If you know someone is Christian, “Merry Christmas” the right thing to say. “Happy Chanukah” is the appropriate greeting for someone who’s Jewish. Happy Solstice is a good bet for your favorite agnostic.

 But out and about, where you might not know someone’s spirituality or lack thereof—that’s another story. Here’s an empathy experiment. Imagine you’re Christian and you just landed on a planet where Christianity is not the norm. It’s a festive time of year and people are shouting (pick one) Happy Chanukah, Allah Be Praised, or Atheists Rock! No one acknowledges your beliefs, and you feel like a lonely petunia in an onion patch. If your beliefs are close to your heart, this can be painful and isolating. At best, it is hurtful or irritating; at worst, when done consistently, it contributes to an intimidating atmosphere where people do not feel safe to share themselves. Beliefs reflect the core of who we are.


In the end, "Happy Holidays" isn't about being politically correct. It's about being considerate and thoughtful, inclusive of all.

When “Happy Holidays” first became the politically correct greeting, I, too, resented it. I felt like a lifetime of celebrating the season in a way that wove religion, spiritual perspective, and general goodwill had been forcibly replaced by something that sounded secular and cold. It took me a long time to get the point. We are free to “talk amongst ourselves” in a very candid way in any homogenous group, but once we mix it up, we have to consider the comfort of others. It’s the Golden Rule. It’s the teaching of Jesus at his best, and I daresay of the prophets from any number of other religions.

Inclusiveness is the epitome of Christianity. Jesus ministered to the fringe of society—the poor, the sick, the disenfranchised. This loving kindness and welcoming is reflected in the beliefs of many other paths up the mountain. I appreciate that there are those who believe in their heart of hearts that their faith is the one and only way to salvation. But out in the world, it’s not OK with me—or a lot of other people—to emphasize it. Religion can be even more divisive than politics and this time of year, especially, we need to focus on the love in which we’re all joined. There will never be peace on earth unless we learn to stand comfortably in our beliefs while respecting each other’s unique way of seeing things.

Lastly, we are wrong to assume that saying “Happy Holidays” is secular or implies a person whose only interest in December is shopping and the presents she receives. As one of my friends recently reminded me, the word “holiday” is derived from “holy day.” You can make the winter celebrations more ecumenical or universal, but you can’t deny their roots. Many people would be surprised to know that the Christian holiday traditions drew heavily from pre-existing pagan practices. The original “Christians” were Jews before they split into two separate faiths. The simple expression, “Happy Holidays,” has a lot more togetherness behind it than meets the eye. The degree to which that’s true depends on the mind and heart of the person saying it.

Let’s try a collective experiment. The next time you say “Happy Holidays,” make it an open-minded, open-hearted outpouring of goodwill and the only true gift anyone you can give anyone—to love them just the way they are.

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Photo credit: +EPS WORLD RELIGIONS, DOVE © Casejustin 

This post is a reprint from my blog, Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights, originally published on 10-Dec-09.

Extra! Reader Linda from Tempe, AZ shared a carol in the spirit of this message. She doesn't know the source, so if anyone else knows how to attribute it, please let me know--and I will. I'm also using it at my own Winter Solstice celebration this year.

Share the Light

(To the tune of the First Noel)


On the winter holiday

Let us stop and recall

That this season is holy

To one and to all.


Unto some a Son is born

Unto us comes the Sun

And we know, even if they don’t.

All paths are one.


Share the light, share the light!

Share the light, share the light!

All paths are one path.

On this holy night.


Be it Chanukah, or Yule,

Christmas Eve: Solstice night,

All of them celebrate

Eternal light


Lighted tree or burning log.

Or the eight candle flames.

All gods are honored.

What ever their names.


Share the light, share the light!

Share the light, share the light!

All paths are one path.

On this holy night.


 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Humor: Gifts for Every Chiron Sign



© Cameron Collingwood

Article © 2010 - 17 by Joyce Mason


With the winter holiday season upon us, time for bringing some of the most visited posts out of the archives and adding a few new surprises. This is one of the Radical Readers all-time faves.


Let’s face it. The holiday season can bring up old wounds like nobody’s business, especially when you combine high stress with relatives.  How many family fights have started at the holiday dinner table? Even when we vow to be on our best behavior, unresolved injuries, irritations, and family enmeshment can cause a person to go Scrooge without creative intervention.

Here’s my suggestion. Shop their Chiron signs! Give gifts that tame the wild beast of family drama, heal their core boo-boos, and keep giving them soothing benefits all year through.  Who knows? You might just shift the energy and feel the love instead rubbing your sore foot. (“Who put coal in my stocking? While I was still wearing it?”)

And what the hey … many of these ideas work for people with their Sun in the same signs, too.  Take this list with you to the mall.

Chiron in Aries ~ Bataca bat, bats made of foam for safe aggression relief. First of its kind gunnysack for handling backlog of old grievances. Mood ring with alarm (decibels increase with rage). Lead sock to protect this hothead from shooting him/herself in the foot. For those whose Chiron in Aries expresses itself more on the side of wounded self-image, a gift certificate for a photo portrait session with extra innings of Photoshop.

Chiron in Taurus ~ Three-hour massage gift certificate. Ten course dinner at a posh restaurant. A ton of dirt and loads of plants from a local nursery for therapeutic gardening. CD (bank note kind) for healing wounded financial security. A mud bath at a natural springs with a god or goddess look-alike peeling him or her grapes.

Chiron in Gemini ~ Two-way wristwatch-like translator in up to 20 languages. Ventriloquist’s dummy (finally someone Chiron in Gem can really talk to). Get Out of “The Home” Free Card to salve fears of losing his or her mind and being cooped up with catatonic people who don’t talk. Ear plugs for those plagued by bad memories of their yelling, screaming family, just in case of nearby voice raising.

Chiron in Cancer ~ A year’s supply of tissues for all that constant sniveling. Cabbage Patch or life-size doll, the one kid that will never leave home. Multiple door locks or gift certificate toward a home security system. Life preserver to keep this weepy willow from drowning in his or her own tears and to enhance feelings of safety in the bathtub.

Chiron in Leo ~ ID bracelet with built-in mirror. Self-seeking Geiger counter for when s/he has lost him/herself. A trunk full of old clothes and acting lessons. Gift certificate for Astrodrama, dance, or creativity course. New children.

Chiron in Virgo ~ Sifter that works for ideas and dilemmas, as well as flour. Herbal tinctures, flower essences, or a homeopathic first-aid kit. Truth serum for use on others to avoid having to put them through the sifter. (It’s such a grind!) Ringside seats to health care hearings. Gift card to local emergency room for cash-in during fits of hypochondria. For God’s sake, a vacation.

Chiron in Libra – Gift card for Match.com. A week at Betty Ford—the full treatment for love junkies. A mirror with This is You painted at the top and a high-tech headband that projects This Is Not You on the forehead any other person s/he encounters. Gift certificate for a divorce lawyer.

Chiron in Scorpio ~  Gift card for Victoria’s Secret. Deluxe Dark Side Bus Tour to urban ghettos, gang hangouts, and local prisons. A year’s subscription to a discreet by-mail adult toy store. Sex therapy. Dinner with Dr. Ruth and/or a CIA agent.

Chiron in Sagittarius ~ Scepter for pontificating. Swami Beyondananda DVDs, a role model for guru-izing. A trip any place far away. A gift certificate at local emergency room for broken bones, especially during ski season. Translator device that tones down his or her strong opinions so that others will actually listen. A tour of all the churches, temples, mosques and synagogues in town. A gift card to any local learning center.

Chiron in Capricorn ~ Virtual reality sessions where recipient wins Nobel Peace Prize, or some other honor, father attends and actually acknowledges him or her. Prepaid admission to Corporate Heroes Hall of Fame.  Survivor reality show, home game. (This person knows from harsh and how to make it to the top no matter how difficult.) A good campaign manager or corporate advisor. A new business idea, gift-wrapped.


Chiron in Aquarius ~ Videos with highlights of any of the major historical New Age event like Woodstock, the Harmonic Convergence, or the Summer of Love. Gift card to local metaphysical shop. Mystic crystal revelations. Books about utopian societies, like Ecotopia. An astrology reading. A makeover with a conservative esthetician for those moments when different will not do.

Chiron in Pisces ~ Tourniquet for bleeding heart. Suit fully fashioned from used doormats to ease the pain of being walked all over. An accountant, secretary or housekeeper—anyone who can attend to those practical things they’ve never heard of. Any musical instrument. iTunes or other certificates for more music, music, music. Pass for free drinks at local karaoke bar.


Seasons Grinnings!

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Photo Credit: Santa in Gingerbread Man Attack © Cameron Collingwood | Dreamstime.com


This is article first appeared in its original form in December 1994 Chironicles newsletter. It has been updated for The Radical Virgo.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Blessing for Mercury Retrograde


As Prayer Month winds down and there's another Mercury Retro in the wind during the holiday season (December 3-22), here's a prayja vu we can all appreciate. Use your mind to make your Retro fit into your holidaze with its Rx of of taking even short breaks to slow down and breathe in the best of love and peace season.


Bless my mind
my short trips
communications devices
and all the words I exchange
in whatever form.

Bless me with the gift
of hesitation
the willingness
to shift my pace
to honor the slow dance
backward spin
the Great DJ in the Sky.

Bless me with patience
to reconsider
review
and renew

to discover
a slower rate
where less glitch happens
dancing to the beat
of the cosmic drum.

Let no words
Pass my lips about
the Curse of Mercury Retrograde

Let me open its gifts
and gossip about them.



© 2010 - 17 by Joyce Mason
Please credit when you share.
joycemason.com


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Photo Credit: It’s My Life © Kydriashka Dreamstime.com


Suggested Use: Say at least once daily during Mercury Retrograde, preferably first thing in the morning.

Related Posts:  First Aid for Mercury Retrograde (10-Jun-14)
Mercury Retrograde can be such an ongoing thorn in the side of humanity, we treat it like a vampire who bites our neck and sucks out any semblance of order for three-and-a-half weeks, several times a year. It concerns us so much; The Mountain Astrologer dedicated an entire issue to it. Links to the articles below.

How to avoid Mercury Retro disasters by keeping your activities focused on what it’s good for—and by keeping your sense of humor. Personal cautionary tales from when I didn’t follow my own advice.

Here are some ideas about how to go with the flow and celebrate that every gear shift has Reverse for a reason. It’s true of your vehicle—your body—too.

What happens when the winter holiday season and Mercury Retrograde converge? Tips to make it a merry Mercury Retrograde.

Ten more ways to celebrate Mercury Retrograde. It almost always sneaks up on me, and I find it difficult to practice what I preach about setting aside time to reflect on the Mercurial issues in my life because I haven't  I haven’t planned for it. Here are some how-to planning tips.

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Radical Recommendation
Mercury Retro is great for “re” words, including recreation! If you haven’t already, consider taking a break with The Crystal Ball. It’s my mystery novel, a romp that happens at a longevity organization’s silver anniversary costume party on New Year's Eve. The theme is “come as you’ll be in the future.” You’ll see a lot of wild Mercury expressed, including some pretty crazy Geminis and Virgos. Check out all 5-star reviews and 4.9 rating on Amazon as of this writing! Only $2.99 in Kindle . See sidebar or click here for details.



A Blessing for Mercury Retrograde is from my book in progress of astrological blessings, prayers, and meditations.