Mercury Retrograde, Fall Equinox, Yom Kippur, Forgiveness

We have a complex week ahead. Wednesday Jupiter opposite Neptune (Virgo/Pisces). Synthesis. A most auspicious, kind and loving day. Thursday, Mercury, star of conflict and crisis, is playing its beginning a retrograde in Libra (16 degrees). Our last Mercury retro was in Gemini (May/June). It concerned communications. Now the retrograde is in Libra (concerning relationships, right use of money, pondering upon Right Relations). Mercury takes us deep within ourselves where we deliberate, ponder, and brood over issues in our personal and global worlds. Mercury retro in Libra helps us review the quality and status of our relationships (commitments, marriage, partnerships, etc.). It calls us to assess if we have Right Relations with all the kingdoms – mineral, plant, animal, human, and our Soul (the new kingdom on Earth). Mercury retrograde continues through the October 9th. We all know the Mercury retro rules by now.

Monday – UN International Day of Peace: Partnership for Peace, Day of Dignity. Everywhere in the world, at noon, there is a moment of silence. Let us all participate. We know the Esoteric equation for peace. Goodwill = Right Relations (Libra) = the Peace Process begins. More:

Wednesday (Sept. 23) is Autumn Equinox as the Sun enters Libra. The Soul Year begins. It’s also Yom (day) Kippur (to atone), a somber Day of Atonement, most holy & solemn day of the Jewish year. We ask God on this day to forgive us, our omissions, ignorance, all that we have done to create separations with & sadness in others. The purity of Virgo has prepared us for the Libra balance and harmony forgiveness offers. All things are then made new. “May we all be inscribed for good in the Book of Life.”

ARIES: Close relationships could enter into difficult communication and misunderstandings so be aware of Mercury’s retrograde because it’s affecting interactions with close and intimate friends and lovers. Make no important plans or decisions the next three weeks. Instead attempt to clear up unresolved tensions or confusions. Expect misinterpretation. Use language clearly, intelligently and lovingly. “Make love not war.”

TAURUS: As your preparations for the future continue unwaveringly, be aware that more interruptions than usual will occur. Daily plans and agendas, though mapped out, may set off in unusual directions. Do not criticize self or others should the needed work be set aside for more important issues. Mercury is a messenger and during this retrograde time, new information presented to you constitutes your new assignments.

GEMINI: Spend solitary time to reflect upon the times we are in. Discuss with those close to you what they think is occurring and if they feel preparations for the future are necessary. Mercury retro provides us (especially you) with detailed interior information related to present concerns and situations. Like Mercury, who gathers significant information for distribution, you are the messenger. Listen carefully, quietly, interiorly.

CANCER: Communication is demanding and strenuous during this Mercury retrograde. All energies within your environments are felt more deeply. You will think and ponder upon what you already know. You will not be settled or relaxed. Everyone will demand of you extra care and nurturing. With loved ones, discuss new possibilities, offer vital information, make no plans. All things turn upside down, inside out.

LEO: Everything will move faster than the speed of light. Should you be traveling, you will not move with the speed of light but with slow, precise and careful movements toward your destination, which actually could be your destiny. Equipment, tools, computers, phones, technology, people will act as if forgot how to function efficiently. As well as you can, tend to what’s broken. And tend to your money, resources and values, too.

VIRGO: Mercury, as it retrogrades, helps you realize your true values, including spiritual values. It asks you to consider what the right use of matter (resources) is. These are very complex questions. Mercury, when retrograde, creates within Virgo a very deep state of assessment. By now you should have a Mercury retrograde journal to record feelings, thoughts and revelations during the retrogrades. Always over time, retrogrades offer guidance and direction.

LIBRA: Notice if during the next three weeks your perceptions begin to change, if your point of view, ways of thinking, and position on many things often hidden from others adjusts, transforms and amends. This is a very internal time when thoughts focus on self-identity. Who have you become in the past several years? Have you continued with a posture, thought or belief that is no longer comfortable? Right Relations in Libra’s keynote.

SCORPIO: During the next three weeks you might consider several questions. What are your deep inner resources? Faith, religion, virtue, focus and concentration? How do you offer service to humanity? Are you dreaming more? Do you have dreams for your future? You can often be alone, not sharing your inner self with others. You will internalize even deeper, contacting hidden reserves. You’re quiet. We’ll be interested in what you learned during Mercury’s retrograde.

SAGITTARIUS: Reflect upon what you hoped for in the future in the light of the present world news. You may need to change plans, objectives and goals. What are your spiritual visions and aspirations? Do they blend with future goals? Sagittarians are being called to join men and women of Goodwill – New Group of World Servers – because daring visionaries, adventurers, and new-idea thinkers and philosophers are needed.

CAPRICORN: In the next three weeks, following Mercury retro directives, you will reassess, re-evaluate, re-examine, reconsider, and perhaps revise your idea of a professional life. You will consider the satisfaction your present life provides, the compensations, rewards, drawbacks and advantages. You will see that every day you apply your talents and gifts, rendering service to the humanity you are responsible for. Follow not your rational mind but your heart’s desires. Be grateful.

AQUARIUS: It’s practical to be rational using the reasoning mind. But there is another level available beyond instinct – the intuitive mind. Information becomes knowledge uses reason, which then becomes intuition. As you sense and comprehend the rhythm of the present times, you realize your work is to impart a vision of truth and community to everyone. This is your loving service to humanity. The devas (angels) work with you. Ask them for what you need.

PISCES: You are about to embark upon a journey to the past where you will meet once again crisis sadness, criticisms and losses previously endured. This will be a test so you can demonstrate a one-pointed purpose amidst an internal crisis. You cannot do this alone. You must call upon the Soul, Divine Intelligence and Divine Mother for assistance. You seek direction. First, pass the tests. Pray, invoke guidance, study & meditate. Ask and give forgiveness. This is the season.

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