HERE'S WHAT MAKES THAT TRUE;
As I post this discourse we are in the light of the New Moon in Taurus, right now as a matter off fact, (1:13AM EST,) and the majority of us already have a pretty clear idea of what we want, and where to go to get it. Summer plans take on solid shape, details are examined, there is much talking and negotiating and by months end reservations are confirmed. (There will be minor adjustments but hey, that's OK.)
HERE'S WHAT MAKES THAT EVEN MORE TRUE;
Right now even as my thoughts flow onto the paper we are in the shadow period of Mercury Retrograde in Gemini.
A Mercury retrograde period is about 8 weeks long and is composed of a “shadow” period and a “storm” period. The “shadow” of this Mercury retrograde begins May 4th and ends June 27th. The “STORM Period”for this Mercury Retrograde begins May 18th at 9:49PM ET and ends on June 11th at 6:33PM ET.
The shadow period starts when the retrograde planet passes over the point in the zodiac it will turn direct at for the very first time, and ends when it finally returns to that same spot or point in the zodiac it turned retrograde at in the beginning. For this Mercury retrograde period the final point is touched for the last time on June 27, 2015 and then Mercury marches into Cancer on July 8th, 2015.
All retrograde planets pass over this same “shadow” point 2 times during, (or 3 but not this time,) their specific transit. We begin to feel the effects of retrogrades during this shadow period and the energies, (whatever they are on a personal level,) build until the retrograding planet enters the “storm period.”
The “Storm Period” of Mercury retrograde, (or any retrograde planet,) is when the affected planet is moving at its slowest speed, There are usually 2 “storm periods” during a retrograde, the first is around the time the affected planet actually stands still and turns around backwards for the first time, and the second is when he stands still again and turns around forward to return to where he started.
When his vacation is over and he is on his way home and rushing to get back to work, he remembers “oops” he left the turned off I Phone at Motorcycle Charlies tanning salon and has to go all the way back a second time, pick it up and have a drink or two while saying his real goodbyes and fare thee wells to all his chums for a second time before actually returning to work.
If you have retrograde planets in your natal chart, you may not feel the worst of this. Generally speaking you don't experience the difficulties of the retrograde because it feels more natural to you, you were born with it. So these persons are actually kind of lucky during these transits. Of course, most everyone else around them doesn't have the same luck, so they still experience the difficulties of others and even though they are not directly affected the task of helping others sort through their issues is a very real task.
So what is the bottom line? Simply put;
Gemini is the sign of the twins and Mercury is the planet that rules communications so expect to be of 2 minds in all intellectual matters and be wary of coming across as two faced. During this Mercury retrograde in Gemini nobody says what they mean and nobody means what they say, ( for the time being anyway,)
Our thinking is like quicksilver. The words can tumble out of our mouths faster than a speeding bullet. Then we change our minds and it is too late to take back what we said so even though we aren't really 2 faced, by changing our minds with lightning speed we appear two faced.
So Just Think * Do Not Speak * After You Think And When You Speak * Know When To Shut Up!
If that does not work for you then this is a really really good period to to look before you leap. It is a really, really difficult period to accomplish both of the aforementioned tasks but give it a go anyway because you can't succeed if you don't make the attempt.
Me thinks a wee bit of further advice is in order, lest chaos and confusion hold sway over humanity and we all end up talking each other to death. So, if all else fails have a shot of tequila tell a joke or two and take life with a grain of salt because this too shall pass.
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OK SO THE MERCURY RETROGRADE IN GEMINI IS EXPLAINED BUT WHY DOES THIS AFFECT US ALL STRAIGHT THRU THE END OF THE YEAR?
Gee that's a good question fine readers, I see you are all on the ball and spot on the target, so allow me a paragraph or so to explain;
Immediately after the final “shadow” of this Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, we get a wee break of 8 days before Venus enters the “Shadow” period of her 2015 retrograde in Leo and Virgo. In that wee 8 day break we celebrate July 4th, our most Sacred and Festive National holidays and our minds are not on work, it is playtime.
I am including the link to jump directly to the http://mysticwendy.com/2015-yearly-forecasts.html with further explanation on how the rest of 2015 unfolds and below is an excerpt on Venus retrograde. It further explains what happens during this transit and what you can expect;
Venus goes retrograde in Leo and Virgo from July 25th to September 6th, 2015 with the pre and post shadow phases influence being felt from July 8th through September 24th, 2015.
In a nutshell, this period slows success surrounding launching any artistic ventures. These are not favored at this time. Always during a Venus retrograde though, benefits are found in thrift stores and yard sales. For house hunting real gems can be had with "older" properties or properties that need repairs. So scout it out~ and plan for the future.
I must add a brief note here. It has been my personal experience during Venus retrogrades that in the early stages there is much magic in love affairs. Whether it was a reunion with an old love or a brand new affair many of my most treasured and enchanting moments have occurred during Venus retrograde.
I really and truly mean magical and enchanting events have unfolded that please me still to this day and I shall remember them with joy on my deathbed too. BUT, (there’s always a but,) as the magic wanes and after the transit ends, all Hades breaks loose and alas, these same magical moments have brought me real danger and agonizing heartbreak in their wake.
And after all is said and done I would not go back and change a thing, I have no regrets, the magical enchantment of the early Venus retrograde love energy, as wounding as it can be, is also amazing, truly amazing with the end result being happy memories that last forever. So if you find yourself in a position of having to reconcile a past love affair, or "poof" you accidentally meet an alluring stranger and fall fast and hard into a deep well of romance, well this is the magic of Venus retrograde. It is fairy dust enchantment and no doubt it will never work out in the end, but ahhh, the memories will last a lifetime, so you might just want to take a chance and dance the night away, live for the moment and love, you just might want to take a chance, so go for it. (Just remember it will not last, it is a time of fairy dust and enchantment!)
Not so on a mundane, (affecting all of us as a people,) level, nope! Venus retrograde in Leo and Virgo is the last step prior to a successful medical breakthrough for humanity which is revealed with the Solar eclipse on 9/13/15. But, constant effort is required to uncover the hidden areas that prevent that breakthrough. That is the agenda. A niggling sense of insecurity and nagging worry are the pre-cursor to the very necessary backtracking to look at what is hidden and find and fix that elusive something that is not quite right.
Ultimately, in 2015 this Venus Retrograde starts out strong and brings joyous challenge and then develops into a somewhat tedious and highly unglamorous period where we truly work non-stop to accomplish the impossible. However, we DO accomplish the impossible. WOW, way to go folks. So in 2015 welcome Venus Retrograde in Leo and Virgo, much long term benefit is hidden in the energy of this transit!
OK enough said about the New Moon in Taurus, The Mercury Retrograde in Gemini and the upcoming Venus Retrograde in Leo and Virgo. Now, finally, we move on, (at last, and better late than never,) to the;
Mid May 2015 Zodiac Snippets for all 12 Sun Signs. TA-DA!
Here's how the rest of the month plays out for each Astrological Sign;
ARIES * NO TIME TO PLAY * GOTTA RUN AND GET IT DONE! LIFE IS A GAMBLE!
I saved your “snippets” for last. Usually I write them first, but this month you're so busy you couldn't take a break to read them anyway. At months end you catch your breath and make some “me” time to spoil yourself and be spoiled too. But, (there's always a but,) first you have to face down a fear that you've ignored. Because you know exactly what I'm talking about there's no need to say more, just take that fear by the throat, shake the spit out of it so you can move into summertime well and truly free. That financial project you've been working so hard on? A successful launch is completed by months end. Finally, (this is really important,) be extra careful working in the yard, walking in the dark, and climbing stairs. Don't go barefoot. Neptune is wreaking havoc for Aries in health and physical activity, so caution is the better part of valor. This mischief passes by Labor day so handle it like the pro you truly are!
TAURUS * CAN YOU FEEL IT? CAN YOU FEEL IT COMING ? YEP YOU SURE CAN!
Are you tired yet Taurus? There has been so much activity affecting your sign for so many months that it's is a safe bet you are approaching the point of exhaustion. But it is a pleasant sort of tiredness as you have accomplished a lot. Soon you get to take a break from saving humanity and being patient and you even have enough time for some fun with your friends, lovers and admirers. Money is not an issue for the rest of the Summer, there is enough to go around but don't slack off at work. No worries there is plenty of time to get everything done and still make hay while the sun shines and into the wee hours of the night until the crack of dawn. Have fun, you deserve it.
GEMINI * YOU WALK YOUR TALK AND STRUT YOUR STUFF * WAY TO GO!
It is the time of the year for you to shine Gemini. There is much activity all around you and you hold center stage, especially in your community and in any type of partnership, business or personal. You have what you need to get what you want and be where you really want to be. The time is right, the time is now and the time is perfect to successfully complete the tasks you have set for yourself and mobilize your dreams. To accomplish this you must go back and tie up loose ends and take care of unfinished business,most especially in love and partnerships of any kind. If you do this then the future is bright and there are long lasting, interesting and beneficial opportunities available to you by the end of summer.
CANCER * YOU TAKE THE HIGH ROAD AND SHINE LIKE A STAR IN LOVE!
Profound challenges are on the agenda, especially surrounding issues in your near community and involving children. Expect a whole lot of action centered around home and family, especially concerning brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and even cousins. Children and family are very relevant to your existence now and there is a lot of interaction in these areas. Let's talk about love. A secret admirer and a very satisfying summer affair figures prominently for you and if this has not yet manifested in your life it won't be long before it does. This gives you an oh so pleasing break from any problems you face and has a magical quality. But, alas, it is only a fling, but ooh-la-la what a magnificent fling it shall be, and the memories will last a lifetime too.
LEO * FAMILY BONDING AND A CHANGE OF ABODE MAKE LIFE JUST GRAND!
Meow now brown cow. Oops, that is incorrect but you get my point. There are strange energies on the prowl. You already know this Leo, you've felt it for quite some time, indeed you have been expecting these events and now you start to experience them for better or worse. For the most part, life is good and even though you must put many elements of the past to right before you can truly get the break you so richly deserve, (this is HUGE in Leo's summer forecast,) you have staunch support available. Many people admire you. This is as it should be, Regal Leo should be admired.. You want to move your home base and you should move your home base and this is an excellent time to make that dream manifest. Look into available locations and plan for the autumn. For now you can trust your family and friends, they have your best interests at heart, so accept their help and offer your love too because turn around is fair play!
VIRGO * YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE TRULY IS IN THE GAME OF LIFE!
You are lucky in May Virgo. Also, you feel balanced and stable because you are at a point in your life when you know for sure that to succeed in any venture, whether it is a love affair, a career matter or a community venture, you must be perceived as friendly and approachable. So this is the path through the summer months for you. Give others respect and friendship, offer lovers flexibility, (jealousy is a big no-no straight through November 2015,) and take your time when socializing. But do socialize. Get out and gad about, opportunities abound for you to mingle with others all summer long and this is very much to your benefit come autumn.
LIBRA * A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE AND A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY!
Well gee Libra, money sure has been tight hasn't it? Yep, it sure has and I honestly empathize with your plight. Keep on keeping on, as a break is due for you soon. The summer is all about Libra and involves balancing challenges in long distance affairs, learning, study and earning money. A vacation is imminent, expect a weekend get-a-way before the end of June and again in August travel is in the spotlight. But, (there's always a but,) career and money take center stage and your activities are scrutinized closely and with long term results. Libra faces true challenges, the good, the bad and the ugly straight through Thanksgiving 2015 but take heart because there is help and this assistance is given lovingly and without strings attached. You'll recognize it when it arrives.
SCORPIO * STILL WATERS RUN DEEP * YOU FLY UNDER THE RADAR AND LIFE IS GLORIOUS!
I almost forgot you forecast Scorpio. Had it not been for the final editing process, well I shudder to think of what might of happened. You would have been the only Zodiac sign without a “monthly snippet”, oh my, oh my. But, (there's always a but,) we are indeed fortunate as this disaster did not occur. And that is exactly what you need to know in May. At the very last moment, just in the nick of time you find a way to save the day. You make amends for past mistakes and emerge a hero too. With those tasks done, off you go, with an alluring love interest who takes you to a space in time and a place where you have never been in a whirlwind sequence of amazing events that don't settle down until Thanksgiving. Have fun!
SAGITTARIUS * HARMONY IN PARTNERSHIPS BOTH BUSINESS AND LOVE * WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE YOU SAGITTARIUS!
So how do you like having Saturn in your Sign, horsie??? It's serious stuff for you isn't it? Yep, it sure is. Ah, but the past still beckons and there are affairs, (love and business,) to put to rest before you move forward for good and leave the past behind. Use this month wisely, because May gives you a glimpse into the future, starting from Thanksgiving 2015 and beyond. Next month Saturn returns to Scorpio for 90 days so that is your time frame for settling past karma. No worries, you are strong and brave and very, very savvy when it comes to making correct choices, just be yourself, that is more than enough.
CAPRICORN * IT'S TIME TO MOVE MOUNTAINS AND MAKE LIFE RIGHT! YOU SUCCEED, OF COURSE!
Being an ambitious and motivated soul, with an uncanny ability to face disappointment and meet impossible deadlines you get the opportunity to show the rest of us, mere mortals that we are, exactly what Capricorn can accomplish when they set their minds to it in May. Although you have recently faced terrible disappointment resulting in long term loss, there is hope on the horizon. You show others your strength and that inner strength and tenacity that your sign is known for exerts itself and you regain your footing. It is not all work and no play, fear not Capricorn, new horizons loom and that includes new friends and an exiting, (brief but oh so satisfying,) summer fling that restores your faith in humanity at large.
AQUARIUS * TIE UP THE LOOSE ENDS NOW SO YOU CAN PLAY ALL SUMMER LONG!
When I think of your May forecast Aquarius, I hear this song from days gone by, “I heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend who says you've been messing around. They say you've got a boyfriend, you're with him every weekend and I want you to know this is bringing me down. I don't believe it, not for a minute, you're under the gun so you take it on the run” So Aquarius, love relationships weigh heavy on you in May, especially affecting your home and family life. Not surprisingly all is okay on the work front, the challenges you must face and fix are quite personal. Be creative and loving and success is guaranteed.
PISCES * DECISIONS * DECISIONS * WHERE TO GO? * WHAT TO DO AND WITH WHO?
You finally wrap up that ginchy legal issue that's been haunting you for what seems like forever and what a relief that is. So you can turn your attention to your love interests and you certainly don't lack admirer's. The problem seems to be that there are too many choices. Gee Pisces, that is a sad position to be in because you can't have them all, your a good soul, but there is not enough time in the day to properly care for all of your lovers. So make a choice, and stick to it. Settle the past, make amends with those that you must leave behind, (tell them you'll be back, this is true,) and move forward.