So here's this week's most important astrological weather:
The 2nd (of 4) Mercury Retrograde of the year is coming to an end. In astrology, a retrograde cycle is when a planet appears to be moving backwards along it's ellipse in the nightsky according to our view from the ground down here on planet Earth (it's really just an optical illusion). When Mercury goes Retrograde it last for 3 to 3 1/2 weeks. So, if you were experiencing any problems with communication (aka "drama"), technical mishaps (i.e. - lost ya' Crackberry), or travel mishaps (loads of my friends flight were delayed this past weekend), that was due, in part, to the Mercury Retrograde. But, alas, the light at the end of the tunnel has arrived because Mercury began going direct (moving forward along its normal orbit) on May 30th.
Hopefully, the past 3 weeks were a time of slowing down for all of us, because now we are in the rapid communication month of Gemini and it's ALL SYSTEMS GO!
To Chattiness Luvies,
Here's what astrology.com has to say about Mercury Direct:
After three weeks of reverse motion, intellectual Mercury is moving forward in the stable sign of Taurus. Now that the messenger planet is back on course, there will be nothing holding you back in June.
Mercury rules communication, an area that can suffer during Mercury Retrograde. Repair any recent relationship damage.
A Resident astrology.com Contributer on Mercury Direct throught the Zodiac Signs
Mercury Goes Direct! - Retrograde relief is at hand, at last
By Emily Trinkaus
Three weeks can feel like a very long time when Mercury is Retrograde. Between the delays, misunderstandings, technical glitches and the general frustration of life not moving forward as quickly as you’re used to, this period can seem like one big traffic jam.
Now that Mercury is moving direct -- appearing to travel forward once again -- it’s time for YOU to move forward. Launching new projects, signing contracts, making major purchases, initiating relationships -- all the activities that were verboten during Mercury Retrograde are now safe to pursue.
And, now that the irritation level has subsided, you can appreciate the upside to these past three weeks. Upside? Well, yes. Those forced time-outs from business-as-usual actually served an important purpose, giving you an opportunity to review, reconsider and re-do aspects of your life that were sorely in need of reevaluation. Of course, you hadn’t noticed the need for reevaluation until you had to slow down, so give thanks for Mercury Retrograde!
Taking some time away from your ordinary reality helped you see situations from a fresh perspective. While your rational mind was taking a hiatus, your intuition was stronger than usual. You may have discovered innovative solutions to ongoing challenges, or a new understanding of what really matters to you.
Now it’s time to take action based on these new insights. Even though your outer world might look exactly like it did three week ago, your inner world has shifted. Give yourself a few days after Mercury changes directions to realign your inner and outer realities, and then get going!
Look up your zodiac sign below to find out how to make the most of Mercury's forward momentum!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Now that you've gotten a new perspective on your partnerships, it's time to take action toward resolving any relationship issues. For best results, employ Libran communication skills -- diplomacy and tact.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The universe has made obvious any ways that your work and self-care routines are out of balance. This is the perfect time to make changes in your daily schedule to reflect your new awareness.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You've been reconsidering what really makes you happy, and gaining clarity about what in your life does or does not contribute to a sense of fun. While you have this clarity, take a risk and follow your heart!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Your Mercury Retro assignment was to rethink how to create more harmony in your home and family, and now it's time to implement solutions. Success comes from actions that foster a feeling of inner peace.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
You've been considering many sides to an ongoing issue and opening your intuition to different perspectives. Now you have the information you need to make a clear decision and move ahead.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Financial issues have preoccupied your attention, and you may have been drawn backwards into money matters from the past. Now you can see how to resolve these issues and reenter the financial flow.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
With Mercury in your own sign, you've been taking this Retrograde personally. To bring your inner scales back into balance, make your relationship with yourself your top priority and take action based on your own desires.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
You've had a chance to review and revise your highest vision for yourself. This has all been happening on an unconscious level, but now the fog is lifting and you can see how to bring your vision into reality.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Groups and friends have been up for reevaluation, and you may have retreated from socializing to gain clarity. Now that you can see which connections best serve your future goals, get out and network!
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
You've been rethinking your professional goals, wondering if you've been scaling the wrong mountain, or if you need to find a different route to the top. Now you're ready to start climbing again, with renewed enthusiasm.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Reviewing your beliefs and personal philosophy has led you to expand your horizons. Now it's time to take the risk of acting on what you know to be true, putting your ideas into practice.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Emotional depths and intimate relationships are the areas that have been under review. Now that you better understand your own needs, you can make forward progress by communicating what you've discovered.
AND HERE'S A COOL ARTICLE WITH SOME TIPS ON MAKING THE MOST OF MERCURY DIRECT