Entries by Andrew Smith

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MERCURY RETROGRADE — July 7th – 4° Leo – Aug 2nd – 24° Cancer

t’s that time again when Mercury begins to slow down and start its retrograde cycle. This phenomenon happens three or four times a year, and each retrograde cycle emphasises different themes, depending on Mercury’s sign and aspects to other planets. This time, it comes to a standstill in the sign of Leo and shifts back into Cancer on July 19 before stationing direct on July 31. Let’s discuss the themes of this Mercury retrograde and tips for how to make the most of this time, sign by sign.Mercury retrograde is an optical illusion that happens three or four times a year when

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Emotional independence – The New Moon in Cancer 2nd July 2019 at 20:16 UT

When you take the time to generate a new emotional response to something in your life, you effectively create a new template of possibility that is available for anyone to access. You become an emotional generator. Or to use astrological language – you access the inner Cancerian within you!
Known also as Cardinal Water, Cancer symbolises, amongst other themes, the foundation of creation of your emotional body. It is within this dimension of your overall consciousness that you are being given the opportunity to feel the first whispers of intuition in your soul’s journey since it is through this initiatory gateway that your sOul is guided into the place of experience from the place of the Heart.

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Nature Awakens: The New Moon in Taurus: 4th May 2019 at 22:45 UT

Taurus. It is one of the twelve cosmic consciousnesses that exist within you, and it is this consciousness that has once again awoken and will remain active in the fore-front of our overall awareness over the coming six years. Your relationship to it can serve to deepen our collective relationship to it, since we now have the ability to think locally yet act globally. On the 4th May the Sun and Moon align within this zodiacal sign, thereby giving you one of six further opportunities to replenish your relationship to this part of your sOul. By truly listening to your body’s intelligence and not dismissing your gut as irrelevant or non-sense; by re-connecting to Nature herself, listening to what she says;

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Initiation:  The New Moon in Cardinal Fire On the 5th April at 8:50am UT

The climb has felt steep. Ahead, however, is what you’ve been seeking – a way through. Feeling the massive weight of gravity and your sweat soaked clothing, you pause in reflection of all that you have been through.
It has not been easy as you have battled the endless inane chatter of your monkey mind, having to dig deeply in just to keep going when the easy option was to stop and descend back to the safety of the flatland. But something in you could not return. Something has compelled you

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MERCURY RETROGRADE – Pisces – March 5 26th, 2019

It’s that time again; Mercury is retrograde. It stations retrograde at 10:19 am on March 5th at 29˚39 Pisces. This one will be a doozy! I’ll give you a little insight about what it could mean for you as well as offer a few tips to help you gracefully move through these three weeks. When the planet of communication appears to come to a standstill and begin to move backward, it steals the celestial show. It commands attention, and in doing so, it calls us all to look at our Mercury-related stuff. How are you communicating with others? Circumstances in your life could show up to help you remedy some of these behaviors, and you won’t have a choice. You will have to face some fears, feel some doubts, and consider changing your ways.
With Mercury retrograde tips and mantras for each sign

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The Two Books – The New Moon Eclipse in Cardinal Earth

he climb to this place, akin to Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee’s assault of Mount Doom in Mordor, has been monumental. After much labouring, ascending many a treacherous track, having explored too many cul de sacs and having had to ford cascading rivers, her legs ached, her chest heaved and her brow glistened, she finally stood before the heavily inscribed oak door