We create our own good fortune, right?
Still, a girl should do what she can to keep her stars aligned! I‘m a big fan of ‘flexible astrology’; I read all the horoscopes and pick the one I like best.
THE one astrological event I try and keep ahead of is Retrograde Mercury. Three or four times a year Mercury goes haywire, appearing to stop and spin in reverse. It’s an illusion because it really just slows down but this creates confusion in the solar system and translates into all kinds of earthly dust ups and turmoil.
If you were born during a Retrograde Mercury then it’s your lucky time! If you weren’t, then it’s best to be aware of the timing so you can sit tight until things start spinning right again. If you own birthstone jewelry, now is the time to wear it. Retrograde Mercury lasts about 3 weeks.
If you’re an Aries: Listen more and talk less. Watch what you say and how you say it. A girl needs all the boosts she can get so wear diamonds if you have them, if not, cubic zirconia will do.
If you’re a Taurus: Slow down and think before you speak. Carefully review all expenditures and delay them until after the retrograde. Wear emeralds, they are symbols of hope
If you’re a Gemini: Expect miscommunications, lost mail, dropped calls and gross slips of the tongue that will make you want to scream!!!! Wear your pearls. Pearls have an association with the moon that will save you from lunacy (:
If you’re a Cancer: Ruined cakes, leaky faucets and split seams will all happen just as the guests arrive. Stay calm and put rubies under your pillow when you’re not wearing them. As THE most powerful gems in the universe, rubies bring peace amidst chaos.
If you’re a Leo: Always remember this: Leos are smarter than they are lucky. Do not speculate. This is not a good time to buy, sell or trade anything. Analyze everything and then make the right investment AFTER Mercury goes straight again. Wear peridot to tap into inner wisdom.
If you’re Virgo: Expect cranky co-workers, equipment malfunctions, and Murphy’s Law; if it can be broken, delayed, or lost during shipping it will be. Double check everything while wearing your sapphires. They help tap into the mental clarity that will bring financial rewards.
If you’re a Libra: Your mojo will be out of balance, so love yourself the way you are. This is not the time for a makeover. Limit purchases or expect to make returns. Libra is usually all-charm, so just hang in there until it’s over. Wear your opals to soothe erratic energy.
If you’re a Scorpio: You can be one Hot Tamale; all emotions and no common sense. Relationships can get severely scrambled, so don’t go falling in love until the coast is clear. Wear topaz to soothe your passionate nature and keep your head on straight.
If you’re a Sagittarius: Consider staying home or be prepared to deal with travel delays, lost tickets, and long lines. Laugh it off; it’ll all be over soon. Meantime wear your turquoise; it’ll protect you from all the negative energy associated with cancelled flights and long layovers.
If you’re a Capricorn: This is the sign that governs property. Look but do NOT buy any real estate. You don’t want to sign anything important like leases, deeds, or mortgages. Wear garnets, it helps in crisis situations, like when the movers drop your heirloom chandelier.
If you’re an Aquarius: This is the sign that governs relationships. Misunderstandings can get blown out of proportion and test the limits of your friendships. Wear amethysts to bring relief from the headaches brought on by petty squabbles.
If you’re a Pisces: Mercury is the planet that rules logic and Pisces is the sign that governs illusion. Retrograde Mercury can create brain fogs and excessive daydreaming for Pisces people who need clear heads to navigate day to day realities. Wear your aquamarine to bring clarity and serenity.
The next Retrograde Mercury happens September 17, 2015. To get more information go to Astrology Zone.