2018 Mercury Retrograde Dates – what does it mean?

retrograde-meansThe 2018 Mercury retrogrades are all in fire signs this year. The retrograde in Aries may prompt childish behavior in those who don’t get their way, while Leo’s retrograde could lead to inflated egos and snobbery, even among the most humble. Mercury’s time spent in Sag will likely see spells of bad luck and grand, long-term plans going awry. The remedy? Take things slow. Act carefully and conscientiously.

When Mercury goes retrograde, that’s the time to slow down to notice changes you’d like to make, but you’ll wait to correct them after Mercury has gone direct.  During the retrograde, your time is best spent looking back in review – not looking forward. Astrologers say do not apply for a loan during this time, or interview for a new job.  Do not take a first date seriously. Do not begin a new partnership.  Hold off on romance.  Mates from the past may reappear, or perhaps just past relationship baggage will cloud your thought processes – and the new relationship.  Retrograde isn’t the time to break up or otherwise decide on a new direction in relationships. If you have to have “the talk,” hold off until Mercury goes direct.   Even if things have taken a turn for the worst, when Mercury goes direct, you could pick up where you left off.  That can be the good news and the bad news. Either way, it gives you the chance to make a clean break and smooth over the messy outburst neither of you intended 3 weeks ago. A retrograde is not the time to set a date or finalize any important plans, as they’ll likely end up needing redoing.  If you enter into contracts, make sure you read the fine print. This will save you much time and money later.

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My Mother was a Saint, Not all Mothers Are

Ok, so my Mother wasn’t a saint but she WAS a very fun loving and caring and playful best kind of mom there was. Not everyone is as lucky, as I discover in my reading practice as maybe 20 people a week tell me their mom story.  This is for them. Not everyone grew up with a loving mother/child experience. Some tiptoed thru the shadows, some had to raise themselves, protect their siblings from a mother who never anticipated how much loss of freedom motherhood would entail. They had no idea how much their life would change. They had no idea how ill-equiped they would be when it did and no idea how much it would feel like a prison sentence. Bless these mothers for doing what they felt they had to do to get thru what must have been a very difficult life. It made you stronger and taught you independence. Thank the Universe for showing you how powerful you were in overcoming such a mother/child experience with as much presence of mind as you have.

And for those who grew up with abusive mothers, and into whose care she’s fallen in her elder years, know this: Even as her seemingly selfish hateful comments continue even into dementia, she’s simply a troubled person who doesn’t understand the physical and mental changes she’s going thru and she’s afraid of death, if she’s even aware enough to know we’re all dying.

In the end, only kindness matters.

Rumors falsely accuse charity donation site of squatting and transporting illegals

Things are not always what they seem especially when you automatically assume the worst. I belong to a local Facebook neighborhood page that I jokingly call Neighbors Fighting with Neighbors because that’s what many comment threads de-volve into. Admin the other day posted this pic and said, Someone dropped off a trailer full of people on ___ and ___. seems they plan to live there, i know the people in that house got to be pissed lol”  What the what??   What followed were comments like maybe the trailer was filled full of illegals that they’re transporting to Miami Detention Center. Then everybody started fighting about why would they let that happen in our town, you can’t have dozens of people living in a trailer like that with a bunch of garbage strewn around. Everyone was encouraged to call the cops and call code enforcement every single day until they were gone. 

A local letter carrier piped-in and burst everyone’s bubble when she told them they own that land, they own the home next to it, law enforcement knows they are gathering donations for Haiti. There are piles lying on the ground as they sort the items donated. They are not soliciting donations, they are just using their property as a drop-off point. Which any one of those who posted 200-plus hateful and even racist comments could have found out if they drove over and asked or called law enforcement. FOLKS, don’t create drama where there is no drama. Don’t make shit up and repeat untruths that cause hardship for other people.

What kind of cruel childhood must he have had?

A friend posted about an anti-jew neo-nazi senate candidate and the comments were predictable. Rather than judge and shame him for dangerous and mean-spirited ignorance, my heart goes out thinking what kind of childhood he must have had, the physical and psychological abuse it takes to create a belief system like his. He is really struggling to make sense of his world. I pray for him and those like him with so much hate. You only experience hate if you’ve never known love.

The May 2018 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

The May 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/5-18-Issue.pdf  . The  flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/5-18/index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, read here http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.   

MAY 2018 Horoscopes

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) There are so many changes this month, and your sign sits at a pivotal place in the planetary lineup. Many of the changes are external, but with Chiron now in your sign, it’s a critical time to step into your own power as a healer and even an agent for change. And, it’s time to share your wisdom. Your words are important and will even have a life altering impact on someone this month.    Continue reading

I honor your right to an opposing view

It doesn’t matter to me what religious or political viewpoint you hold. What matters to me is that we each respect the other’s right to our own viewpoint. What matters to me is that I don’t have to listen to repeated criticism. Several years ago I lost a longtime friendship not because we had opposing political views, but because he would not let up. Every time we spoke he had to bring up politics and rant on and on about the one he hated.

I don’t want to hear that, no matter who it is. I didn’t even vote for that person. We’d known each other 30 years, discussed a myriad of topics yet now all of a sudden, this became his one topic. I have other friends with opposing views and we are so busy having a good time talking about mutual interests that the topic of religion or politics never comes up.

Are you getting a sign that your dollars await you elsewhere?

Are you getting a sign that your dollars, your clients, your recognition awaits you elsewhere?

Are you getting a sign there is something you are more suited for? I often hear metaphysical practitioners talk about what an amazing healer and teacher they are, then asking “My income has greatly declined but my spirit guides tell me I’m supposed to do important work in this world and be recognized as a healer. Why can I not make money at this if it is what I’m supposed to do?” 

I have met some pretty amazing healers and teachers in my time and none of them advertised nor wanted recognition for it. The fact you are not thriving in your work could be Universe’s bat signal that there is something else you are more suited for.  Your dollars/ market/ clients/ await you elsewhere.

 My experience is if it’s what you are supposed to do, it will be easy, it will flow, things will line up, the money will be there, the opportunities will be there, the right people will show up at the right time. Resistance always has meaning. Rejection is protection. It simply means there is something you are more suited for and your market, your clients, your recognition awaits you elsewhere.

Opportunities come in response to your self talk

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Opportunities are presented to you in response to your self talk. Ask for new doors to be shown to you, then ask (within/silently) in every situation and as you stand before every person, what good does this person or situation have for me? If your thoughts are wrapped up rehashing past problems, you’re not actively looking for your good.  When you look for your good, people will come into your life to help you achieve it. Situations will unfold that will delight you. Be on the lookout for WHAT GOOD DOES THIS DAY HOLD FOR ME?

I can look at my life in a way that makes me hopeful about the future

Tough times come to pass, they don’t come to stay. Even when tough times are passing thru, it doesn’t have to be a bumpy ride for long. It takes practice to be able to expect and believe that something better is on the way.

Here’s 2 ways I can look at my life:

1. I for whatever reason find myself in a pickle or 3, things not going my way, not enuff $$ and I can see no way out. I can see that as a hopeless situation with no resolution OR I CAN LOOK AT IT ANOTHER WAY. A WAY THAT HELPS ME ATTRACT A BETTER RESULT. The other way I can look at the same situation is this:  Continue reading