While the popular notion that Mercury unwinds so many things including conversations, relationships and mechanical devices may be evident to many of us, we must also recognize some of the more positive aspects of the planet of communication. One characteristic that remains prominent is that the retrograde allows us the opportunity to review that which has happened. In that regard, this retrograde cycle may provide us with the ability to re-evaluate where we are. Are we as bad off as we thought? Have we made false assumptions? How do we move forward? All of these are valid questions that may surface during this period. In such a complex, connected world, there may be much that will shed a far different light than we originally imagined.
Later in the week we will witness a new Moon on the 29th which always sets the stage for a new start. Even if an event such as a new Moon occurs quite regularly, there is still reason to begin anew as time is the continuum that constantly refreshes our view of the planet. On the same day, Uranus stations direct after its long retrograde cycle which began back in July of 2016. Uranus characterizes innovation, revolution and spontaneity. Even though this is a slow-moving planet and flexes its influence over generations, the overarching theme is that of change. As we stand on the cusp of a radically new way of living, we might be looking at a major paradigm shift over the coming months. Although many of us may fear what has yet to unfold, might we be better served to pause and reflect before we cast judgment. This is not a politically tinged comment but rather a suggestion for us to approach that which we don’t know with guarded caution rather than a blanket rejection. Change is a constant and often we avoid giving in to it because of what is unknown. This may be a time to reinforce our resolve and revolt in ways that are meaningful.
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
With the end of the year clearly in sight you may be considering your goals and ideas for the year to come. As the leader of the zodiac you may be full of plans for moving forward in some meaningful direction. Try and stay grounded with plans and focus on tangible results rather than unrealistic expectations.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
You are likely to be motivated towards concluding some venture. Whether that involves looking for new work or simply establishing a healthier new you, your drive may be dictated by a desire to improve something about your life. Although a change may be daunting, consider the benefits of shifting your attention. Take a chance on change.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You could be reconsidering your role within a large organization. As the year draws to a close and you have the chance to reflect on where you have been, you may finally have reached a point where you decide to work towards another goal. An enlightening conversation with a trusted coworker could present some intriguing options.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You may possess a certain restlessness regarding your career. A thoughtful conversation with your significant partner might allow you entertain options that you had not previously considered. While your career and domestic situation may be involved in your decision, consider what an exciting radical change could bring to your life. Listen to what is being said.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You may have found yourself in a rut that needs to be redirected. Whether that involves your daily routine or simply a desire to be more health conscious, you may be ready to take a major step towards broadening your horizons. Consider how enlightening travel or alternative education could shift your view.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You may be feeling a restless urge to break out of a confining creative cycle. Some of the best creative moments come from taking chances and you may be wrestling with that strong desire this week. The support for such a dynamic step may come in the form of an outside source such as a scholarship or grant.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Events may unfold this week that involve your primary relationship and your domestic calm. You may be faced with making a difficult choice regarding family member. While that may appear unsettling, consider the outcomes that could dramatically shift your situation in a positive manner. Unexpected turns of events may provide you with a surprising solution.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21)
You may be tempted to strike out in a bold new direction or at least reconsider how you spend your time. Like money we only have so much and you may feel as if you are wasting your assets. Look to unusual connections to pop up with surprising ideas that you may be eager to explore.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Expect to have a rather serious conversation about your financial future this week. Whether that involves renegotiating a contract or agreement, or simply just realigning your long-term needs, you may be looking at a whole new approach to your financial picture. Business partners may provide some rather unconventional ideas for accomplishing just that.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
With the Sun lighting up your sector of the zodiac, you may be taking stock on career and living options. While some of those decisions may require a change in your habits you might feel better once you make a solid choice. As the year turns over you might decide this is your time to shine.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This could be the week that you finally have that moment where everything you have been considering finally falls into place. Like an a-ha moment you could discover the necessary puzzle pieces that have been hidden until now. Research and communication are key themes so pay attention to what you read and write.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
This could be a watershed week regarding your business associates so pay attention to conversations with them. Collaborating can be a challenge especially if resources and finances are involved. Your drive may be clearly focused on your dreams so keep them within reach. Try to attain clear, detailed goals and watch your money.
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Chris Flisher has been a student of astrology since his first encounter with an astrologer in 1973. Since then, Chris has gone on to achieve international recognition as the host of the popular radio and television shows called “Turning Of The Wheel.” Discussing astrology, art, and spiritual adventure with some of the world’s most enlightened individuals, the shows serve to introduce listeners to a broad range of topics and the greatest divination tools known to humankind. Published with the author's explicit written permission.