Mercury in Taurus

Mercury is now in the sign of Taurus and will remain there until the 6th of June.
The sabian symbol for the first degree of Taurus is:
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“A clear mountain stream” – The pure, uncontaminated and spontaneous manifestation of one’s own nature. Matter is imbued with great potential energy, energy being matter at its source. It is flowing irresistibly toward its own destiny. It is simply ITS OWN NATURE.
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Thoughts of our own true nature and values will be on the forefront the next few weeks and being clear about what we want, what we think about, how we speak and what we are striving toward in a tangible and practical manner are important areas to focus on. Evaluating how far we have come in the way we think and communicate and having patience with ourselves with what we have and haven’t accomplished is important now. Anything that we own (externally, as in the material and internally, as in our skills) we should feel satisfied with and confident in using in our world. We may or may not having everything we want, and no matter how you are perceiving it, do not become so attached that you lose sight of your creative self.
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Below is some energy for each sun sign to focus on through the next few weeks of Mercury in Taurus (and/or rising sign, if you know what your rising sign is) ::
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Aries: You have been steadily working toward goals you have had for some time and taking a much needed break to see where you are at. You’ve improved multiple areas of your life and are finding great joy that the plans you have set in motion are starting to grow into what you wanted. You have needed to take a deep breath from worry or pessimism and are slowly letting a new and  positive outlook take hold.
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Taurus: Thinking about your emotional nature is not always something you pay enough attention to and you are now being given the opportunity to do just that. The immense amount of healing you can accomplish will have you feeling healthy, sound and whole again. This is coming to you naturally, so no need to force it, and allow others to assist you in the process if needed.
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Gemini: The ability to do what you want , when you want , and with who you want is not something that should just be talked about now, but acted upon. If you approach it in a clear headed way, with out the “rose colored glasses” , you have an opportunity to come up with new and creative ideas for more financial freedom. New people and new commitments could steer you in the right direction for this freedom.
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Cancer: The material and spiritual give and take you have been experiencing has weighed upon you pretty heavily and you may be starting to realize the comfort you have been giving to others , you may need to start giving to yourself. There is rapid and dramatic change happening in your belief system and outlook, and this is going to serve you well for the quality of your life.
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Leo:  Your thoughts may have revolved around aspects of the past and your desire to return to them but this is hindering your ability to move forward. Exchanging ideas with others will help you think of new action to take. Don’t forget about your past, as there is wisdom to be gained from it all, but celebrate what you’ve done so far in your life and start creating something that will be even better than before.
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Virgo:  A phase of your life is in the ending process and it’s important to actively work on letting it go so outgrown ways can fall away and the renewal process can begin. The beginning stages of eliminating excess and only focusing on what you really need in life is underway and this will bring a better balance in all areas of your life, especially areas concerning your material and spiritual needs.
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Libra: You may have been thinking too much about past failures, overly criticizing yourself and being overly self protective. This is to the detriment of your relationships and it would serve you well to see how much wisdom you have gained from all of your experiences and to use this knowledge to help the people in your life. You are in a position to find a great connection with someone and it could come from the most unexpected place.
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Scorpio: You’ve had quite a few different paths to choose from lately and now is the time to choose the one that fits you best and to celebrate that choice. Letting go of rigid routines that mentally tax you is important to allow a little more joy in your life. Inviting your loved ones to celebrate the little things with you will bring a deeper understanding in your relationship which is a positive basis for making new connections.
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Sagittarius: Manifesting your desires is very important right now and the best way to do this is to clear any mental fog you have been experiencing. You have been working on moving away from any negative thoughts, so keep doing what you’re doing, as this is bringing you a new sense of self worth and comfort. Your self sufficiency is bringing you in true alignment with your  thoughts and desires now.
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Capricorn: You have been rapidly expanding your sense of self and this has generally been working out for you and people closest to you, especially those in your home. Your mental expansion is serving you well, just make sure it is also serving those closest to you and no one feels like they are getting the short end of the stick. The worst of it is over, and what has been uncovered is for the highest good of all.
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Aquarius: You have had a push pull between feeling hope and positivity toward the future and on the other hand living in the past and focusing on what you have lost. It’s important for you to see what you still have in order to continue a positive mind frame and to live everyday in a state of emotional joy. Any wounds you still carry will diminish as long as you pay attention to your inner child and have a sense of enthusiasm toward life.
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Pisces: Others in your life really need guidance or you need that from them. Take the time to reconnect with your friends and loved ones so there is a sense of unconditional presence between you. You have been wrapped up in your own mental restrictions and introspection lately and it is time to reach out for a bit of conversation and help from those you trust. Companionship is of upmost importance right now.
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Revolutionary Revelations

In life there are times when we feel at the mercy of what’s handed to us and crushed by the things happening in our immediate environment.
No troubles are permanent and the experience of loss, endings and pain challenge us to let go, so that we can make space for renewal and to open new doors.
Analyzing what is happening to us with objectivity rather than emotions allows sudden insights on how to handle a situation and learn to better deal with the environment in which we live on a day to day basis.
A restless, impractical and flighty mind can cause sudden upset in our daily life -not only for ourselves but those who we interact with.
It’s a good time to come up with new, fresh ideas on how to handle daily stress that benefits all parties involved.
When we feel we are mentally at our wits end can be the best times for the most revolutionary ideas , for we are pushed to find new ways to change our situations.
Make sure to listen to your intuitive inklings and to really focus on your sudden realizations, as these will be the ideas that form a new reality for yourself.
Discovery is really just about realizing the potentials that already exist.

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Harmonious Desire

It is a good time to reflect on the things wanted and what to change in order to have harmony, feel satisfied and achieve things that make us proud.

Being open and receptive to who we really are and making changes that reflect that, no matter how big or small, brings happiness, peace and celebration into life.

Make sure to daydream or meditate to allow visions or feelings come in a state of relaxation. These serve a purpose to get in touch with true desire. Writing down the steps needed in order to make these dreams a reality will help in the brainstorming process.

It may be a time where you need help and guidance or someone needs that from you. It isn’t always necessary to figure things out on our own and by brainstorming with others (or even our higher self) new inspiration and ideas will come.

Finding our place in the world with the people we feel most comfortable with is one of the most important steps we need to take for true fulfillment and to have optimism about the future.

Jump into the river of life to know life and to become a creative participant for yourself and everyone and everything around you.

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Spirit and the number 7

The number 7 correlates with the collective consciousness. It is a vibration of spiritual awakening , development and personal enlightenment. The number 7 brings a vibration of deep contemplation, introspection and intuition. This is the vibration of the seeker, the thinker and the search for Truth.  It is the ability to connect to the inner self and being thoughtful of self and others and connecting to humanity on the deepest level possible. It is the number of the mystic, the healer, and the psychic. Also the number of the writer, the scientist, the philosopher. This vibration is one of spiritual intelligence.

Positive traits of vibration 7 are inner strength and persistence, endurance and perseverance, a sense of purpose, long-sighted, independent and determined.  This is the number of knowledge, logic, analyzing with a keen mind, discernment and discerning, education and learning.

Negative traits of vibration 7 is a depressed state, pessimism, dependency and co-dependency, unwilling to compromise and share ideas, inactivity, hypercritical, rigid and distant, argumentative with a temper, having resentment or being resented, a lack of persistence and stagnation.

Those of life path number 7 have a conflict between everyday life and taking the higher path. These people have a high level of intuition and are able to connect to their higher selves to receive information. The goal of a life path 7 is to find the balance between taking the direction their soul truly needs/be true to themselves and the consideration of others in the process. They know how to be alone with themselves with out feeling isolated and this can sometimes cause them to be the loner type, which suppresses their true need to be with others and can cause them to avoid contact.

In Tarot, there are 5 cards that resonate with the vibration of 7:

The Major Arcana card The Chariot: This card represents having full control over feelings and thoughts so that the alignment of the higher and lower self alchemize into something positive. It is awareness of body and mind and the ability to be in the drivers seat and direct both of these things in the direction you want. If there are conflicting influences, this card represents the ability and/or need to bring them into harmony. It is self control, determination and success and the ability to objectively watch every act, thought and feeling from the self and others. A card of self belief and self assurance.

A Minor Arcana card The 7 of Wands:  This card represents sticking to your guns and defending yourself, your purpose, your thoughts and feelings. It is an energy of strength against adversary and a strong belief in self. It represents being honest about what you want and being authentic in attaining it. Fighting against opposition. Taking a stand for yourself and/or others and making your point forcefully.

A Minor Arcana card The 7 of Cups:  This card represents seeing many choices and an inability to organize yourself and make a choice. A card of having high expectations but being lazy in life. This card can represent not looking at things how they actually are but mixing them with your own illusions. It’s a card the represents the need to think honestly about what is before you and what you can and cannot achieve.

A Minor Arcana card the 7 of Swords: This card represents deception and dishonesty. An energy of avoiding responsibility and running away from the truth. It can represent the abuse of authority for personal gains and manipulation. This card is a need to be logical and have clarity on a situation as to make the best and most honest choice. This card represents isolation. It is also breaking free, doing things your own way and “saving yourself”. Independence.

A Minor Arcana card the 7 of Pentacles: This card represents preparing for your next steps after evaluating what has already been accomplished. This is an energy of evaluating where you are and what you need to do next. It represents patience and the ability to witness yourself. After putting in work you see results from your efforts. A time to take a break from your hard work and making assessments.

In astrology the number 7 is the sign of Libra:

This sign represents the first step in making accommodations and compromise with the ‘other’ in a one-to-one relationship. It is I versus you and the ability to stay true to the authentic self while also alchemizing with the authentic self of other people. The path to self understanding and awareness is through interactions with everything outside of itself. Interdependence, dependency and co-dependency are all issues related to the sign of Libra. It is an intellectual and mental sign.

In relation to Runes, the number 7 is represented by Gebo:

It represents a gift, whether an actual present, a skill, an attribute or ability. It is the rune of love and forgiveness, of partnership and compassion. It is a rune of generosity and hospitality. It represents exchange with others.

The 7th Chakra is the Crown Chakra. This chakra is inner wisdom, higher self and represents highest freedom and Truth. It is understanding and knowledge and the ability to fully connect to our spirituality.  It is the chakra at the top of the head and when mastered is considered eternal bliss and connection to the divine.

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Positive Philosophy

Forgiveness and releasing hurt, anger and judgements from our life philosophy is an important step to take for our understanding.

Understanding is a great device to make us more conscious. The act of understanding is different than knowing. Knowing is having direct contact with something in your environment and observing it. Understanding is considering the relationship this person event or thing has to the whole universe.

When we understand, we realize we know less. When we understand we realize we carry rubbish and unnecessary garbage in our minds.

When our viewpoint is one of radiant joy and positive energy, our understanding becomes one of love, assurance and confidence. When our viewpoint is one of negativity and defeat, our understanding becomes one of hate and despair.

When we focus on love, unloving thoughts and view points fall away. It’s a good time for positive new beginnings in our life philosophy and finding the useful and favorable meaning in whatever situation we are dealing with right now.

Strengthening and tapping into our mental powers is easily accessible presently and any new viewpoint that comes to you has the potential to stay with you for a very long time.

Staying alert and aware of all you do is necessary. When you wake up, be alert to what you’re thinking. When you shower, be alert to how the water feels. When you eat, be alert to how the food tastes, how you’re chewing. When you sleep, stay alert to the thoughts that carry you to your slumber. Staying alert to all that is around you brings more clarity into your life.

Using our thoughts for constructive growth and purpose helps us cut through all barriers that hold us back and eliminates the possibility of harming ourselves or others.  Courage and resolution is at our fingertips as long as we are completely honest with ourselves.  Life is often a bumpy ride, but with a positive attitude and the ability to smile in times of distress, we are capable of turning any situation to our favor.

Take the time to initiate new ways of thinking that will grow into a new life philosophy and understanding a new meaning to your life. Facing the challenges with an honest heart and believing in yourself brings enlightenment and the encouragement to leave your dark shadows behind and step into light.

“Your enemy is your friend, and the curses are blessings, and the misfortunes can be turned into fortunes. It depends only on one thing: if you know the key to awareness” ~Osho~

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Cathartic Change

Change is an inevitable part of life here on earth and the changes we experience can cause a mental conflict and sorrow. In the midst of these changes , it’s important that we don’t suppress, deny, and put our emotions in containers, hoping they just disappear and go away.

There are generally two types of sorrow: the sorrow of loss and existential sorrow.  If you have one, or both, make sure you look at them. Feel them. Don’t judge yourself for what you feel or think: Just let what you feel or think “be”.

This conflict can cause us to remain still in the sorrow. We don’t move backward but we also don’t move forward. It is more than okay to stay in this state for as long as you need, but eventually it will be necessary to decide how you will deal with it to move forward.

One path must be chosen over another, and it is important to choose the path that will bring you closer to your inner child, your joy and your most authentic self.

Your sorrow and conflict has reached the end of a cycle and it is time for movement and for you to be the hero or heroine of your own story.  Reclaiming your life and recovering from the emotional stalemate is of upmost important. To travel forward we must let go of emotional baggage, childhood pain, fear of life and disassociating from ourselves.

You have felt the depths of your soul and the changes you experience can align you with your true destiny. Transforming our sorrow unleashes our potential and can give us the courage to share our painful experiences with others.

Our personal vision is important and it is important we share this with others who may be in the depths of their own sorrow.

You never know if what you have learned or experienced can help someone else!

 

 

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Perseverance is Power

The present energy is one of hard work: this work extends to all areas of life, whether it is your inner self you’re working on or something external like your job or skill set.

It’s the right time to go out and grab what you want and to perfect your abilities so that they serve your highest good and for the good of those around you. The more we give out, the more successful the outcome will be!

Approaching it with positive intention can only bring light, integrity, love and grace to whatever it is you’re currently working on and this will allow your work to flourish beautifully. It’s important for you to get in touch with what your true intention is so you can go straight to what you want instead of taking the long way to get there.

If there are any problems, look at them as a blessing in disguise, for they will give you insight into what works and what doesn’t. Satisfaction can be found in attending to details and being diligent, even if it takes a few attempts to get things right.

This is not the time to force or rush anything, as the best job will be done with patience.

You have worked long and hard to master disciplines and principles and now is the time to start reaping the benefits of your widened perspective.

(Remember to have fun with it and to add variety so you don’t become bogged down with the same old same old)

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