Oh What Now? Mercury Retrogrades Over The 2016 Holidays!

Oh What Now? Mercury Retrogrades Over The 2016 Holidays!

OH WHAT NOW—Here We Go! Mercury Retrogrades Over The Holidays

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By: Elizabeth Joyce

Mercury will turn retrograde the morning of December 19th, when there will be five more shopping day ‘till Christmas. The planet will be in the shadow of retrograde several days before that. Let’s make a note of how this affects the public, as this backwards motion brings some or all of the following: difficulties, including transportation, slowing down of the mail system, difficulty finding what you want, having to return incorrect shipped items, tendencies to rethink what one has thought, canceled plans, changing your mind, difficulty with all sorts of mechanical items, especially telephones and computers, incorrect messages or not receiving them, back-up lines at the airport, difficulties in getting somewhere “on time” as well as difficulties in all kinds of practical matters.

Let’s put this all together with the demands of the Christmas and Holiday season. Unless I miss my guess, during the Yuletide season you will be doing some or all of the following: transporting yourself, sending things by mail, trying to decide what you want to buy and for who you want to buy, coming to all sorts of conclusions of what so-and-so wants or needs as a gift, partying, going all sorts of places, dealing with all sorts of practical matters as you prepare for various house gatherings for various types of celebrations. Hanukkah begins as well on December 25th through January 1st, 2017.

So prepare for some difficulties. Here are some recommendations to help you prepare.

  • Remember Murphy’s Law? If something can go wrong it will, at the worst possible moment. This was coined during one of Mercury Retrograde phases, I’m sure. It certainly has been meant not only as a warning but to remind us to keep a good sense of humor. Where would all of our comics be if nothing went wrong. Remember “I Love Lucy,” and Ralph Cramden and Ed Norton?
  •  Get your cars and truck checked out in November, not December. Purchase all tickets, travel and theater, before December 14th.
  • Leave an extra fifteen minutes early so as to have extra time, also plan extra time between appointments.
  • Do all of your Christmas shopping before you get that car checked. (Smile!) In November, if possible.
  • Send out all packages and Christmas cards by December 5th.
  • Don’t get too tied up in thinking or re-thinking the guest list, or the gift list. If you forget someone, don’t worry, they’ll get over it, at lest they should. Patiently explain to family and friends about Mercury retrograde.
  • Remember that intention counts. Even if you can’t find what you want, you will find what you need.
  • If you are late with the gifts, explain “Okay, I’m late with my gifts. What do you expect with Mercury retrograde?” In ancient Mesopotamia, giving gifts after the holidays, within the twelve days of Christmas, was considered a sign of wisdom and love.
  • If you plan to travel long distances, (to meet relatives, for example), remember this: Mercury retrograde generally indicates that everyone’s a bit harried, hurried, and hassled. It indicates that people doing mechanical work, including work on airplanes, will be harried, hurried, and hassled. This doesn’t mean that people won’t go to work, or that you should not travel, but it is certainly not the best time to do so. Follow your intuition as whether to fly or not. Expect delays and always bring a book to read and some toys for the children.Once you’ve done all that, lean back in your easy chair, light up a Cuban cigar, sip your cognac and put your feet up. That will bring things in perspective for you. Perspective is just what you need when Mercury is retrograde. Here is a list of what is called Mercury’s False Promises:

Mercury Retrogrades

We must have lunch real soon

Your luggage is checked through

We promise no delays

We’ve got inflation licked

I’ll get right back to you

It’s just a standard form

Tomorrow without fail

Pleased to meet you

We are never late

Thank you so much

The check is in the mail

You may have won a prize

Your secret’s safe with me

It’s wrinkle free, won’t crumble or peal

This is a real good deal

Strictly by the book

What’s fair is fair

I am not a crook

We’ll send someone right out

Now this won’t hurt a bit

It’s finger licking good

I’ll be right there

He’s in a meeting now

The coat’s a perfect fit

Strictly fresh today

Service with a smile

I’ll love you darling, till I die

We’ll keep you name on file

So walk right during theses next three weeks (Dec. 19th – Jan. 8th ) and be thankful it’s all over on Little Christmas.

Wishing you a most Happy Holiday Season and a Great New Year.

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You resolutions for 2017 are still good, but perhaps delayed!

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Halloween – “Trick or Treat” by the Zodiac Signs

Halloween – “Trick or Treat” by the Zodiac Signs

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Aries pushes the others aside to get to the door first, with the largest trick/treat bag.

Taurus will only eat the finest of Swiss chocolates, and loves to get money.

Gemini goes around the neighborhood once, changes costumes and goes around again.

Cancer stays at home and gives candy to the other trick-or-treaters.

Leo plans their costume for months, then won't go out because someone else had the same idea.

Virgo wears a neatly-pressed suit and tells everyone they're a banker.

Libra is still standing in front of the closet trying to decide on a costume.

Scorpio isn't in it for the candy, only for the money.

Sagittarius forgets which house they've been to, or will manage to wander to the next town.

Capricorn makes a list of all the houses that give good candy and the most direct route to take.

Aquarius builds their space suit costume out of spare flashlights and spends all night tinkering when it shorts.

Pisces is a witch and convinced their broomstick can fly to the Moon or Mars.

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The Fall Equinox — The True Valentine’s Day

The Fall Equinox — The True Valentine’s Day

equanox-solstice-seasonsThis week brings us the Fall Equinox! The Sun transits from Virgo into Libra, initiating Autumn (in the Northern hemisphere) and Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. You might not even know it, but most likely you felt it somewhere in your body, mind, and/or soul. Mercury also goes back into direct motion on this powerful date.

This is one of four days, the Equinox and Solstice, celebrated by many different cultures and traditions in the past as well as the present. On Wednesday evening – Thursday morning, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, the day and night’s duration is equal, bringing balance to the earth.

yinbalanceBalanced in perfect harmony on the scales of the Universe are the night and day, feminine and masculine, Yin and Yang, material and spiritual, compassion and judgment. It brings equal polarity, receptivity and reciprocity reign on both the winter and spring equinox. A solemn reminder that even the most opposing contradicting forces can sign a peace treaty. If Darkness and Light can live in harmony, well, so can we.

How incredibly intuitive and wise were those early stargazers of Babylon, because they assigned to Libra, the sign of balance and equality to the fall Equinox; the rulership over marriage and relationships. I am not sure if they were truly realized, or just stumbled upon a powerful truth. It may have been a Universal Download from the heavens. Relationships can only function within balance and equality. These early astrologers assigned the Autumn Equinox to be on the first day of Libra, the sign Justice. Libra is not only the sign of partnerships but also open enemies. Our enemies as well as our partners hold a clear mirror in front of us to reflect our part in the situation, and that is why we can love and hate them so much.

Heart-WorldRight now – this week - is the perfect time to celebrate all of our partnerships and sign a peace treaty. This is the true Valentine’s day of the year, according to the Astrology wheel.

Let’s compare Libra with the Kabbalah. According to the Talmud and Kabbalah, Rosh Ha’Shana, the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the New Moon in Libra, (September 24/25 this year ). This was supposedly the day God created Adam and Eve. This suggests that mythologically speaking, humanity is indeed a double Libra. We as humans have to master relationships in order to graduate from this earth school by attaining enlightenment, or in other words, a greater Universal love.

Astrologically, the Ram’s horn is the symbol of Aries, Libra’s opposite and complimentary sign. When we are experiencing a Moon and Sun in Libra, we need the Aries as a support beam because Aries in the hot tempered, lone wolf (or Ram). Aries is the child of the zodiac, who must learn and be trained to share, give, and trust others.

justiceThe gospel according to Libra goes something like this: “It is not the strong who survive but the ones who formed the strongest partnerships. Born as two but functioning as one, that is what the Masters bestowed by the creating the magic of relationships. What one lacks, the other provides, thus creating balance.”

The Fall Equinox, as the initiator of Libra, is the time in the year we celebrate taking care of another and finding common ground. In this moment within the zodiac wheel, it is easier to see God in everyone we meet. Indeed, Libra is the sign of mirrors as well as the scales, and Libra’s energy uses relationships to best reflect our true inner motives, feelings, and colors.

Blindfolded, Libra holds the scales in balance, distributing equal energy between the masculine part of the year (Spring and Summer) and the feminine (Autumn and Winter).

The Fall Equinox energies are true to the Libra nature, both are equal but opposite: learning and teaching. A true teacher learns when she brings forth knowledge and a studious student teaches his mentors as he learns and grows.

According to the union or marriage of Astrology and the Kabbalah, in order for relationships to be successful, the partners need to give as much as they receive, teach as much as they learn and help in the same measure they are helped. Otherwise, the bedroom becomes a therapy room or worse.

As mentioned earlier, the Fall Equinox is the day when daytime and night are equal As the nights grow longer until the Winter Solstice, the Great Mother grows bigger (in the Northern Hemisphere) as in her womb she carries the savior, or god of light who will be born on the Winter Solstice (Apollo, Artemis, Horus, Marduk, Attis, and The Lord, Jesus Christ, to name a few).

demeter_and_persephoneIn ancient Greek mythology, the Fall Equinox is the day, that true to the added stipulation of her prenuptial agreement, Persephone must return to the Underworld, and join her husband Hades. Her mother, goddess of the earth, Demeter, must let her daughter die so she could return to be queen to the realm of dead; she mourns for her beloved daughter and the trees, being her extension, shed their leaves to match her tears. Demeter goes into severe winter-blues and with her all living creatures, frozen in snow by her depression. But no worries, she will reunite with her daughter in spring when she will reincarnate, enabling nature to bud again.

In the Chinese tradition, the 15th day of the 8th moon, often coinciding with the Autumn Equinox, was celebrated with mooncakes as the festivities of harvest. In Wicca tradition, the equinox is celebrated as Moban, one of the eight pagan holidays. In Japan it is called Higan-e, a week long celebration when people are encouraged to give offering to the image of the Buddha as well as their ancestors.

And in Middle Earth, at the Shire, on the Equinox, both Bilbo and Frodo were born. This is what lead the American Tolkien Society to declare back in 1978, that Hobbit Day be celebrated on September 22nd; The Fall Equinox.

How should one celebrate? In the ancient world, many cultures celebrated this auspicious day for an entire week. You can look at the Fall Equinox as your “Relationships’ Day.” We have Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary Days, but we don’t have a Relationships’ Day that celebrates the people, past and present, that shared our lives one way or the other. Remember two things, we call in all our relationships with our aura energy, and all relationships benefit us and help our Soul growth, whether they are positive or negative. They also help us to reap our karma.

We each participate fifty percent in all relationships, which is why it’s best to freely take responsibility for your part or action within relationships. To blame others and not accept your part stunts your growth, so you will have to repeat the experience again until you learn the lesson. That is why people realign with the same character type, which I call, the same energy in a different face.

The Autumn Equinox is the perfect time to meditate on your partners, from your first love (usually a parent or caretaker) to today. Find three reasons why you were brought together and three reasons why it did not work. These relationship can include anyone – from your training buddy, your business partner, your hiking pal, etc.

Lovers_sunset_beachThe Fall Equinox helps us reassess our Self - relationship to relationship. It invites us to experience light and dark equally, good and bad, the positive as well as the negative in every relationship we have or had - the seen and unseen, the conscious and subconscious. In other words, the Fall Equinox is a great day for healing our significant relationship and reboot them with the new equinox energies of 2017, which indeed equals an upgrade.

Happy Autumn for those above the equator and happy spring to those below. Remember,
As above so below.

Wishing you Love, Peace and Harmony through this time of celebration.

MARS – Moving close to the Earth, Backing into Scorpio, Creating New Karmic Patterns

MARS – Moving close to the Earth, Backing into Scorpio, Creating New Karmic Patterns

mars-Earth RotationIn 2016, Mars will appear brightest from May 18-June 3. Its closest approach to Earth is May 30. That is the point in Mars' orbit when it comes closest to Earth. Mars will be at a distance of 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers). Credit: NASA

The hot and aggressive red planet, Mars in Sagittarius/Scorpio, has been undergoing its once every two-year retrograde motion since April 17th 2016. It is coming closest to the earth on May 30th, 2016 (The USA’s traditional Memorial Day), when it can be sighted with naked eyes. This is a rare astronomical event with a very high and powerful astrological significance.

marsMars was this close to earth in the year 2003, when it went retrograde in the sign of Taurus. That year, Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years! It won't be that close again until the year 2287. What was going on in your life at that time?

Astrologically, it will intensify the aggressive and impulsive tendencies of us humans, which is associated with the planet Mars in your Astrological birth chart. This energy can lead to a rise in intolerance, rush of blood, and aggressive behavior at micro level. It could also lead to natural calamities like earthquakes, fire, accidents, unnatural heat conditions, and sudden, destructive weather changes (Such as the flooding in Texas) Additionally, such a close proximity of Mars to Earth can raise tempers along with crime rates as well as premature births. Injuries may go up while rationality sadly, goes down.

With this wild, energetic phase is also a quickening, force, and drive that is not generally present for you. You will find a rush of energy, determination, and even a surge in ambition and aggression during this phase. There are good chances of making excellent things happen as well as, at the same time, making an error that you could regret for a long time to come.

Mars-Sky-Viewing-May2016-smWhen Mars and Earth are close to each other, Mars appears very bright in our sky. It also makes it easier to see with telescopes or the naked eye. The Red Planet comes close enough for exceptional viewing only once or twice every 15 or 17 years.

Mars Close Approach is on May 30, 2016. Mars will be at a distance of 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers). Mars reaches its highest point around midnight -- about 35 degrees above the southern horizon, or one third of the distance between the horizon and overhead. Mars will be visible for much of the night. By mid-June, Mars will become fainter as Mars and Earth travel farther away from each other in their orbits around the Sun.

To help you navigate this sudden and unreliable transit of Mars in its last phase, Elizabeth Joyce will be preparing the Mars Retrogression Report. It will cover the effects on you due to the placement of Mars close to earth and where it transits your birth chart; also the added effects due to the placement of Saturn. There would be specific suggestions on how to utilize the Mars transit for substantial professional progress and suggestions to avoid making mistakes creating setbacks in personal and professional life. Very important affirmations will be included in the report to uplift your consciousness and guard you from making any mistakes during this risky period.

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Honoring Memorial Day

Honoring Memorial Day

Red Poppy

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Moina Michaels (Flander's Field, 1951)

A MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE

Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.

The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war).

Memorial Day Taps played  The day of Remembrance is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363). This helped ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays, though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19th in Texas; April 26th in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10th in South Carolina; and June 3rd (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

The Ascension Prayer Invocation

The Ascension Prayer Invocation

I AM Co-creating My 5th-Dimensional Universal Light Body
Ascension Invocation to Unifiy the Chakras

(From Ascension—Accessing The Fifth Dimension - Workbook)

By Elizabeth Joyce

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I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my heart,
Opening my Heart Chakra
Into a beautiful ball
of Yellow/Gold Light,
Allowing myself, my Universal Body,
To expand throughout my Aura.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Heart Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Throat Chakra
And my Solar Plexus Chakra
In one unified field of Light
of Green, Yellow/Gold, and Blue
Within, through, and around my body.
To expand throughout my Aura.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Heart Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Brow Chakra
And my Navel Chakra
In one unified field of Light
of Green, Yellow/Gold, Indigo, and Silver
Within, through, and around my body.
To expand throughout my Aura.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Heart Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Crown Chakra
And my Root Chakra
In one unified field of Light
Of Red, Yellow/Gold, and Violet/Silver
Within, through, and around my body.
To expand throughout my Aura.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Brow Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Alpha-8th Chakra
Eight inches above my head
And my Omega - 9th Chakra
Eight inches behind my head
In one unified field of Light
Of Indigo/Silver, Ultra-Violet, and Magenta/Silver
Within, through, and around my body.
I allow a Wave of Highest Consciousness
To move between these three points.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Brow Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Eighth Chakra
(Above my head)
Around to my upper thighs
In one unified Circle of Light
Of Indigo/Silver, Ultra-Violet, and yellow/Gold
Within, through, and around my body.
I allow my emotional body to merge
With my physical body.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my heart,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Ninth Chakra
(Behind my head)
And my lower thighs
In one unified Circle of Light
Of Indigo/Sliver, Magenta/Silver, and Yellow/Gold
Within, through, and around my body.
I allow my consciousness-
The Universal Body to merge
With my physical body.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Brow Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Tenth Chakra
(Twelve Feet above my head)
Around to my knees
In one unified Circle of Light

Of Indigo/Silver, Ultra-Violet, and Clear/Yellow
Within, through, and around my body.
I allow my spiritual Universal Body and Chakras
To merge with my physical body,
Forming the unified field.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Brow Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Eleventh Chakra
(Twenty-Four Feet above my head)
And my upper calves
In one unified Circle of Light
Of Indigo/Silver, Deep Indigo Silver, and Yellow/Gold
Within, through, and around my body.
I allow the Universal Body to merge
With the unified field.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Brow Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Twelfth Chakra
(Thirty-Six Feet above my head)
And my lower calves
In one unified Circle of Light
Of Indigo/Silver, Diamond/Clear, and Yellow/Gold
Within, through, and around my body.
I allow the Holy and Divine Masters to merge
Within the unified field.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Heart Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Thirteenth Chakra-The Golden Door
(Forty-Four Feet Above my head)
And my Foot Chakras
In one unified Circle of Light
Of Yellow/Gold, Amber, and Diamond/Clear
Within, through, and around my body.
I allow the I AM vibrations to merge
With the unified field.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Heart Chakra,
Allowing the Light to expand,
Encompassing my Spiritual and Physical bodies
To below my feet, surrounding my Aura
In one unified Circle of Light Clear/Yellow and Amber
Within, through, and around my body.
Creating the fourth circle around my Aura Field.
I allow the Source's Presence to vibrate and move
Throughout this unified field.
I AM a One with Universal Light.

I breathe in Universal Light
Through the center of my Heart Chakra.
I ask that the highest level of my Spirit
To Radiate forth from my center,
The Fourth and 10th Chakras
Filling this unified field completely.
I radiate forth throughout this day.
I AM a One with Universal Light..

I live within the Universal Light.
I love within the Universal Light.
I walk within the Universal Light
I AM sustained and nourished
By the Universal Light.
I joyously serve the Universal Light.

NOW
I AM the Universal Light
I AM the Universal Light.
I AM the Universal Light.

I AM—I AM—I AM.
I HAVE MERGED INTO THE ONENESS

MY SPIRITUAL CHAKRAS HAVE OPENED
And I know that
We are all one.
I am harmonized within the Universal Light.
Therefore, in the name of my Spiritual Being,
I choose to become one with all;
I AM a wave of vibrating Light
I AM

I AM One with all of the Beings of Light associated with the Elemental Kingdom and the Angelic Kingdom. I AM One with every electron of precious Life energy evolving on this planet, and I AM One with every atomic and subatomic particle and wave of energy comprising the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies of humanity and Mother Earth. I AM also One with all of the spaces in between the atomic and subatomic particles and waves of energy on Earth.

Through the Divine Intervention of this collective Body of Light Beings, I invoke the most intensified frequencies of 5th-Dimensional Double-Helix of Light from the very core of creation that Humanity and the Earth are capable of receiving at this time. I ask that as this Light accelerate the Divine Alchemy that is transforming my carbon-based bodies into my Universal Body of infinite perfection, may it also accelerate this process within the bodies of every person on Earth. I accept that this will occur in alignment with each person’s Divine Plan and the highest good for all concerned.

On this sacred and holy day I consecrate my physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies to be the Open Door for the 5th Dimension Light from the Double Helix that is transforming the Earth and ALL life upon it into the limitless physical perfection of the New Earth.

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