Hmm I failed to note the Mercury Retrograde period that we just entered on the 17th. Remember that the highlighted issues in retrograde, are inner movements: Self review, observation, illumination, understanding, action.
Mercury will turn retrograde between April 17 and May 11, from 12º37’ till 2º41’ Taurus.
We could become quite concerned with financial matters and be more aware than ever of the importance of simplifying our lives. We are likely to go back to the land and reconnect with Nature. A great period to take care of our physical needs, nurture ourselves and focus on the sensuality of being blessed with a body. We are also closer to our emotions and more in tune with our true inner and outer resources.
Saturn continues to be retrograde this whole month between 0º30’ Libra and 28º36’ Virgo.
These three degrees are respectively symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: “A butterfly preserved and made perfect with a dart through it.”, “Having an urgent task to complete, a man doesn’t look to any distractions.” “A man gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he’s reading.” We are reaching profound mastery of ourselves by taping into parallel lifetimes and focusing our energies on enlightenment. If we are to embody perfection, in the little time left till 12.21.2012, it is essential that our priorities are focused on achieving our highest, divine reality.
Pluto turns retrograde on Tuesday April 6 at 5º25’ Capricorn and will remain so until Sep 13.
The image associated with this degree is “Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods.”. On the path to enlightenment as society and the Earth shift to the next dimension, we could encounter some very dark forces that test our resolve and psychic strength. There is a saying stating that “night is always the darkest before dawn”. We need to exercise compassion, love and forgiveness as we keep our souls’ eyes focused on the divine in ourselves and all beings.