The first Mercury Retrograde of 2012 starts on March 12 in Aries, the sign of passionate, impulsive action. This retrograde is highly focused on clearing old programming so that we can live as our authentic selves.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Your hard work begins to pay off this month, thanks to a powerful Grand Trine linking your money, work, and career houses. You’ll do best with this positive energy if you resolve to flow with the rhythm of life rather than trying to push the river. A potent New Moon in your sign on March 22 is going to blow things wide open for you, so be ready to strike when opportunity hits.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…A rare Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your sign sets up a wonderfully positive energy circuit this month. You can activate this circuit by staying focused on what you love to do and sharing your creativity with generosity. When you give your unique gift to the world with the desire to make everyone around you better, you open the door to a whole new level of opportunity.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Stay focused on the fact that the inner world creates the outer world this month. Your family patterns continue to come up to be released and you’re getting amazing intuitive guidance that can show you how to break persistent patterns of self-sabotage. You have a tremendous opportunity to rewrite your story now, but you need to be resolute in working from the inside out.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)…You should meet at least one new person this month who gets you and shares your vision of what life could be. This person can help you step into your life’s work but in order to make this connection you need to make yourself available. Choose to spend your social time — whether online or in person — with like-minded people, rather than the same old “friends” who depend on you and drain your energy.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…You have incredible career mojo this month, as the two good luck planets, Venus and Jupiter, travel hand-in-hand in your house of career and reputation. This isn’t just blind luck, either. The opportunities being presented to you now are clearly a result of the long, hard work you’ve done on your life while no one else was watching or clapping. Expect the best now and remember that you’ve earned it.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Yes, this Mars Retrograde has been frustrating, but that’s only because you haven’t been able to see just what it is you’re supposed to be learning. You get that information — and a whole lot more — beginning with the Virgo Full Moon on the 8th. When stepping into your power becomes a process you can follow, not just empty words, you’re on the verge of something great.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…You continue to do a lot of soul-searching and clearing old patterns, but guess what? It feels good! In fact, it looks as if someone steps up this month to help you do this work in a way that’s powerful but also enjoyable. As you get clearer on who you are, expect your relationships to change. You’ve no more time for people who can’t be real with you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Getting clearer on what you really, really long to create in your life is opening the door for a whole new class of relationship. Can you handle one or more creative, generous people who are willing — and able — to give as much as they get from you? I hope so, because life is waiting for you to say yes.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Whether you’re looking for financial backing or an individual with the skills and connections to help you get to the next level, someone wants to help you grow your income and step into your power. Be willing to accept constructive criticism that can help you refine your strategy and make your business more efficient and attractive.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…Your creativity is blooming this month, and with it comes a new recognition of your own beauty and worth to the world. If you haven’t made the connection yet, all of this positive change is a direct result of the energy and effort you’ve invested into your spiritual practice over the last five years or so. Acknowledging your ability to manifest the life you want opens the door to even more abundance.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…This is kind of a mystical month for you. The word that comes to mind when I look at the energy around your home and family is blessed. If you’ve been looking to move, you might stumble into the perfect situation. But the deeper level of this month’s energy is the opportunity to connect with your soul in a way that makes you feel at home in your own skin and safe in the world like never before.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Someone has stepped into your life who actually seems grounded and ethical enough to partner with you in creating the life you envision for yourself. Remember that you’ve created this situation with your thoughts and resist the urge to give your power away to this person. Instead, focus on what you want and need from the relationship and communicate that clearly. Co-dependency won’t cut it in 2012!
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