This is the last full week of Mercury retrograde (for now), suggesting that this is a good week to collect on money that is owed to you and get back things that you lent out. It is a good time to reflect, review and rewind. Go through old journals and picture albums. Clean things out and get re-inspired. Pick up where you left off on old projects that need mending and old relationships that need patching. Go back and re-work the details before moving forward once again.
Meanwhile, remember that this is a time when there can be more mechanical breakdowns and electrical failures than usual. Allow extra time to get where you are going. Make sure your spare tire is full and that you have the tools necessary to change a flat in case you get one. Take it easy on others as you remember that interpersonal communication is off as well. You may say one thing but the person you are talking with may hear something completely different.
This week the Moon is waning into newness, suggesting that this is a week to look inward. We are more introspective in general as our emotional reserves are dwindling. We may become easily agitated and more overwhelmed than usual.
As the week kicks off, be prepared for some unexpected news to come your way. There is an uncertainty in the air, and a feeling that anything could happen at any moment. Nothing may goes as planned. Be open to the spontaneous, fresh and rebellious opportunities that present themselves. Dare to be different. It is a day to take the path less traveled.
Let your unique nature shine through on Tuesday. You have your own individual way of looking at the world and seeing the situation at hand. Speak up against the norm. Follow through on what your intuition dictates as the correct way to proceed.
Be on the lookout for a lunar void-of-course period on Wednesday. From 11am – 2:40pm EST (8am – 11:40am PST), the Moon is in her “in between” period, suggesting that we have lost our sense of direction and intuition for this brief time. Make no major decisions or plans during this period. Simply stick to routine tasks.
We are more sensitive than usual on Thursday, so go easy on yourself and others. Having uplifting, prayerful music playing in the background at work and during car rides will help tune out negative effects from the outside world and help you tune in to your own totality and expansiveness. Nirinjan Kaur’s Meditations for Transformation: Restoring Your Personal Power is an excellent album to resonate with at this time. Tracks such as the “I am” meditation and the “Adi Shakti” meditation (especially for women) are excellent examples of powerful and uplifting mantras that can elevate your heart and mind.
The Moon is void-of-course for almost the entire day on Friday, suggesting that it is a good time to stay home from work. Our sense of direction is off. We have lost our ability to make sound decisions. Connections with others are awkward. From 7:30am – 11:30pm EST (4:30am – 8:30pm PST), we are in this lunar fog. During this time stick to routine tasks and make no major plans or decisions.
There is an energetic feeling in the air on Saturday urging us to get up and get moving. The physical body wants to get out and play. Exercise. Take long walks. Join a pickup game of soccer or basketball.
There are two big headlining events on Sunday – Mercury turns direct and it’s a New Moon. How appropriate that these two events fall on the same day! This is the New Moon in Aries – the first new moon of the astrological new year, suggesting that this is a time to plant new seeds and set an agenda for yourself for the year to come. Be aware of what you need to let go of and what you would like to invite in. Meanwhile, Mercury stations and then turns direct at 5:21am EST (2:21am PST), suggesting that we now have a green light to move forward with projects and goals that are important to us.