11 Things You Should Do During Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde has won a bad reputation of creating obstacles and difficulties with communication and technology but, like everything, it has a good side. It forces us to slow down and go over things we have begun but not worked on them enough to succeed. Here are 11 things you should do during Mercury Retrograde to get the best of it and an extra bonus at the end. Continue reading

Full Moon Horoscope in Sagittarius: May 21 – July 4

The last time the New Moon was in Gemini was on May 17, 2015. During that tie, you began to leave behind those things that gave you a false sense of mental security. Now you realize that after so much research, studying, and getting knowledge from the outside world, what really matters is the knowledge that comes from within. You’ll learn that “truth” is relative and individual and now you not only formulate your own truth, but you experience it. There is a lesson of authenticity, to be true to your truth. For that to happen, a time of solitude for reflection is important so you don’t contaminate your thought with someone else’s, to not confuse your inner voice with someone else’s. In the end, you make your own decisions and suffer or enjoy the consequences. Sometimes, these decisions are difficult because, in order to build your own truth, you must discard the one that is not working for you anymore. Remember that the last New Moon in Taurus, which happened two weeks ago, made you reevaluate your values, those things that are important and non-negotiable for you. And in order to create tangible results with new values means that your old belief system prevents you from growing, which results in modifying or changing it completely to adjust to your new reality. Today’s Full Moon in Sagittarius, which its effects last until the next Full Moon in Cancer on July 4, support you on developing your self-confidence along with other planetary aspects, such as Saturn Retrograde in Sagittarius — to define your limits and your truth — and Mars Retrograde in Sagittarius, and later in Scorpio until May 27 — to avoid reacting because of fear of seeing your truth destroyed. The second Full Moon in Sagittarius will be on June 19, so these same lessons will be worked on for a longer period of time. Take advantage of this opportunity because it is very important.

Now you practice your new rules, your new philosophy of life, the one that lets you expand and grow. For that to happen, you need to be centered in your convictions, understand your life mission and purpose, and know your place in the world. That requires a sense of freedom, which will make you feel attracted to traveling, other cultures, other philosophies, study deeply a subject of interest related to the “truth” — whether it’s sciences, philosophy, politics, or religion — or go deeper in your intuition and spirituality. This new system is not imposed by others — your family, your culture, your community, your education or social conditioning — but comes from all the personal knowledge obtained through experience. The more you learn, the better informed are your decisions to adjust to your present needs and reality.

Remember that not even this is forever, that it needs to bee adjusted while you and your life change. It’s also important to remember and highlight the respect others’ path towards their own truth. The exchange of ideas is always welcome with the purpose of learning, never to impose your ideas on others, or for the righteousness of feeding the ego because “i know and you don’t”. This corrupts the other’s free will, creates separation, and can even induce violence. There is no such thing as absolute truth. This new sense of security will give you the optimism, self-confidence, and motivation to work on those postponed plans and projects because now your convictions are planted on firm ground.

Look for your zodiac sign to see which aspect of your life needs to expand, find its truth, and a sense of spontaneity and adventure until July 4:
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Full Moon in Scorpio: Horoscope for April 22 – May 6

The last time there was a New Moon in Taurus was on May 17, 2015. During that time, you began to leave behind those things that made you feel comfortable and fulfilled your needs but was not taking the other into account. And since Taurus is a fixed sign — better known as stubborn — and an Earth sign, it is more difficult to let go and change. Just as the Sabian Symbol describes at the end of this post, this is a moment to live and work in community for the common good. That’s what this Full Moon in Scorpio is about and its effects last until the next Full Moon in Taurus, on May 6. With this Full Moon you realize that in order to overcome obstacles and conquer that obscure territory in front of you, you must join forces with others that have the same goal and motivations as you do. This are alliances of power, complementary relationships — one has what the other lacks — and create a powerful mechanism which is difficult to destroy. It’s crucial that you know what resources do you have and how you are of value. The same goes for the other. That way, both can unite to complete a whole that helps both to achieve a goal. These alliances can be of two or more people, of course, but they are successful only if each one knows where they shine and where they need help, when they know their strengths and weaknesses. This is an act of vulnerability and it can be scary, but it’s necessary.

This Full Moon shows which are your fears, your inner demons, your mechanisms of self-deceit. It’s a painful process because something in you must die and transform in order to be reborn: a situation, a relationship, a behavior patter, a belief. That which must die gives you a false sense of security and certainty. Now you have grown enough to shed your skin and let go that which has already served its purpose. If you don’t let it go, it becomes a burden. This is something hidden, it’s not obvious and it hides where the true power resides. Don’t be surprised to see during these days the true power struggles and power games be revealed into the public eye.

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New Moon Horoscope: April 7-22, 2016

The New Moon, the total darkness of the night, represents all the potential of the planted seed. This is the moment to initiate new intentions and new plans. Slowly but surely it will grow. Now you’ll begin to break free those aspects of your life that came out of a difficult alliance or relationship during the last Full Moon in Libra, which was also a lunar eclipse. That moment of crisis in your relationships helped to balance the relationship you have with yourself. Now it’s time to rediscover yourself, explore new things, and rediscover your identity. Everything you begin now will reveal its results in the next Full Moon in Aries, on October 15, 2016. The Aries-Libra polarity promotes to have healthy relationships with others without losing your own identity nor your independence. Use your instinct to trace new forms of projecting yourself to others: a new image or look, something new in your life to explore, or a new potential to develop. Be careful not to be impulsive nor egocentric. Now is the time to set strong footings for yourself so you can create strong ties with others.

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Lunar Eclipse Horoscope: March 23, 2016

The Partial Lunar Eclipse of March 23, 2016 occurs at 3º17′ of Libra. It will be visible in most parts of Asia, Australia and the Americas. By definition, a lunar eclipse occurs when Earth is aligned between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow over the Earth’s satellite. As seen from Earth, the Moon “turns off”. Here the subconsciousness, the emotions, are “turned off” or eclipsed. Lunar eclipses calls you to face a need of manifesting new ways to move towards your future. This is presented as stress, crisis, and change in some aspect of your life. Depending on where the eclipse falls in your chart is what needs to be resolved. Today’s Full Moon in Libra and the New Moon in Aries of next April 7 show which things need to be left behind and which need to be developed to progress. Continue reading

World Water Day

Every year, the World Water Day is celebrated on March 22. In divination, water represents feelings, emotions, and the subconscious. In Tarot, the Cups, which corresponds to Hearts in playing cards, represent the element of water. In astrology, the zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces belong to the element of water. Continue reading

Beware the Ides of March!

According to Plutarch, a soothsayer had warned that harm would come to Caesar no later than the Ides of March, the festivities for the new Roman year which started on March 15. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked, “The ides of March have come,” meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied “Aye, Caesar; but not gone.” Continue reading