Cosmic News March 2012

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust

Happy Full Moon Greetings,

The cosmos are providing you with an excellent opportunity to get your groove on. We have heightened solar activity, a full moon, Mars retrograde and Mercury in the shadow of its retrograde which begins in five days. Whew! The cosmos are providing us with a dynamic mix of tension and flow to support us, although one way it might provide support is by making us acutely aware of that which interferes with moving our life forward in the ways we desire. And that's a positive thing even if it doesn't seem to be so at the time.

Full Moon 18 Virgo March 8, 2:39 am MT
The Moon will be joined with retrograde Mars in Virgo at this full moon encouraging us to back up our "doing" with heart. If your heart's not in it and it doesn't feel good for you to do it, DON'T! Virgo advises discrimination before you take any actions. Virgo also relates to the digestive system, daily habits, routines, organizing, planning and overseeing all of the details, so these are areas of high focus this full moon.

Since the Sun and Moon are opposite in the sky, energies can be polarized or there can be a lot of projection going on in dealings with others. It doesn't have to be a tug-of-war because ultimately opposite signs are two sides of the same coin and therefore complete each other. Virgo oversees the practical, mundane details while Pisces ensures we never lose sight of the big picture. Ultimately, these two signs bring the integration of human and spirit and remind us that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. This is a great time to establish daily routines that nourish and support your body and your spirit.

The Moon reflects all of the Sun's light at the full moon. This is why emotions get a boost. It's a wonderful opportunity to be aware of how we really feel about how our life is growing. The full moon also corresponds to the culmination of things in progress. Therefore, this is a good time for finishing up the activities and issues represented by both of the houses activated by the full moon in your birth chart (Virgo/Pisces). This is also the time period when something you've been working on related to these house positions will often come to fruition or "bear fruit."

Since Mars is spotlighted at this full moon, it's a good time to reflect on how you are doing now that Mars is in the sixth week of its retrograde cycle. When Mars and the Moon are joined, we get a boost of emotional courage. This is a good time to reflect on the progress you are making in regenerating your life circumstances. We still have another 5 weeks of potent "pause and reflect" energy to become aware of any behavior or attitudes that block us from creating what we desire and to bring more wellbeing and prosperity to our day to day lives. It’s all about knowing who you are, what you desire to experience and affirming your worthiness to receive. Then, you
want to establish these good-feeling ways of being as your new habits of being. It's a great time to reflect on what you desire to do with your wealth, your talents, and your assets. For the next month, continue to welcome inspiration and insights by asking yourself, “How do I share more of my genuine self with the world around me? Who and what do I want in my life and what would I derive the most satisfaction from experiencing in the years ahead?“ Then heed Virgo's advice and be willing to forge through the mucky muck to extract the gems.

Mercury Retrograde begins March 12 -- Covering 23 Pisces to 6 Aries -- Direct on April 4
Mercury in the shadow degrees of its retrograde February 27-April 22

As Ambassador of Communication, when Mercury is retrograde there is the possibility for all types of communication breakdowns. Those most affected by Mercury's retrograde "tricks" tend to have Mercury making challenging links in their birth chart. While retrograde, the details normally handled by Mercury aren't being tended to as carefully as they are when this planet is direct. This tends to be accentuated when Mercury is in Pisces, as it will be for part of its retrograde cycle this month. It's helpful to have the awareness that all types of communication have the potential for becoming confused, delayed or misunderstood. There can be indecisiveness, mail-slowdowns, lost letters, transportation problems, electronic equipment breakdowns, and failures in negotiations. It's good to remember that we all reserve the right to change our mind while Mercury is retrograde! It's best to avoid signing contracts, scheduling negotiations, or launching new businesses or major projects at this time.

Certainly it's a good time for planning and organizing anything that will be finalized after both Mercury and Mars have returned to direct motion. Mercury's retrograde periods are a fine time to draw on knowledge and guidance from deeper levels of consciousness. Mercury's retrograde cycles present us with an opportunity to carefully consider all the possible ramifications of pending actions and decisions. We are encouraged to take care of unfinished business, especially business put into motion during the previous three months following Mercury's last retrograde period. All retrograde periods are a good time to confine activities to those that have "re" at the beginning of the word. Therefore, rehash, review, rejuvenate, refine, reflect, repair, recheck, reschedule, realign, rewrite, and reformulate and you'll be in good position to move full steam ahead when both Mars and Mercury will be direct again mid April.

When a planet's retrograde period spans two signs it provides us with an opportunity to heed the evolutionary principles of both signs, in this case it's Pisces and Aries. Pisces, as the last sign of the zodiac, symbolizes our awareness that we are pure consciousness, boundless, free spiritual beings having a human experience. Pisces symbolizes the process of letting go of the material, formed world and going deep within to make contact with the eternal. Pisces inspires us all to become visionaries at this time, remembering that we are not separate but instead that we are all in this together, we are all children of One Creator. Visionaries thrive during times of transition because they heed the Pisces call and go within, where they are receptive to inspiration and commit their mental energy to imagining the kind of world we’d all enjoy living in together—one that honors the dignity and value of every living thing. Our authentic self and its unique individuality is crying out to be validated. We are being summoned to cultivate a deeper intimacy with our genuine self and to bring wholeness—our
holiness—to our fragmented selves and lives.

 Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions ~ Albert Einstein (Einstein had Sun in Pisces)


Aries is the sign of the zodiac associated with the keywords, “I AM.” As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries symbolizes spirit into matter. First there is pure energy and then there is a form. Aries is the impulse to “become what I am," to summon the will to be genuinely as I am, to recognize that there are facets of my life that are feeling stale, that some of its structures now feel stifling to me and things that used to matter to me no longer do. That awareness necessitates the process of reflecting and defining who I am and what I personally value and find fulfilling here and NOW. As Mercury retraces its steps and reenters Pisces look honestly at your
life and courageously confront the falsehoods: the masks you wear, the roles you play that no longer fit you and the experiences you engage that are no longer meaningful. From that awareness you are empowered to make the changes you need to make to ensure your being in this world is an authentic reflection of your “I AM” as Mercury (and Mars as natural ruler of Aries) begin moving forward again in April.

Services to Support you This Month
While Mercury and Mars are retrograde you'll want to examine your natal chart and determine what house(s) Mars and Mercury will be traversing during their retrogrades. You'll also want to examine what linkages Mars and Mercury are making to your birth planets while retrograde to further delineate the significance of the retrograde period for you. I have created customized retrograde reports to support you in identifying what facets of your life experience are highlighted during the current retrograde periods.

With both Mars and Mercury retrograde, it's also a great time to have a Karmic Insight Soul Reading to gain insights into your Soul's intended evolutionary mission and purpose. Life has a way of making it easy for us to forget our identity as divine beings and an entire lifetime can be lived without ever growing the way our soul intended to grow.  Moving quickly through our days, we get lost in the roles defined by collective values, projections and others expectations. Many of us have lost our unique autonomy and self-validation as we fulfill our roles as someone’s employee, someone’s spouse, someone’s daughter or son, someone’s spouse/lover/friend, or
someone’s parent. We may now be finding ourselves wondering, “Who am I really? What is the truth of me? What is real?” And that’s exactly what the cosmic energies are encouraging us to ask now so that we can shed what isn’t real and no longer vitalizing.

When you refuse to limit your outlook on life to what could happen, You open yourself up to what can happen. ~Deepak Chopra

My best wishes are with you! May the sun be in your heart and life’s magic and abundant blessings be with you this beautiful full moon,

Terri

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