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Planetary Influence Update

Mercury is going direct on the 23rd of April (a big sigh of relief). It has been retrograding or reversing through the fire sign of Aires, creating an intense energy in burning through illusions and issues we have not wanted to deal with.  The energy of a retrograde planet is expressed more on an inner level and creates enough discomfort until we take necessary action in our lives to make positive change.  We as human beings have a tendency to mask and block our emotions, which leads to congestion, blocks in experiencing joy and expressing our full potential and eventually health issues. Mercury impacts communication and this one has created some explosive situations for most of us.  The key is not to react. This can be rather difficult when issues deep in the heart we have not wanted to address will be triggered.  The winds of change are blowing for us individually and for all of humanity. When Mercury retrogrades, we find that all parts of our life are being revised. These revisions assist us in making a course correction that can move us to our new dream but sometimes those steps are painful if we try to hold on to the past. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that has been revealed and begin to put your life in order.This Mercury retrograde was heavily influenced with the additional influence of Pluto turning retrograde on April 9th.     Pluto will continue in reverse until September 16th   Adding to this emotional mix we have felt the continuous shift inside as Saturn, the planet of karma consistently brings up old patterns and issues about what is just and unjust in our lives. Saturn will continue this process until mid June, really providing the opportunity for us to make changes.  With Pluto now in retrograde it creates an intense power of investigation, giving us an opportunity to assess what reoccurring patterns in our lives make us feel out of control, where and why do we continually give our power away, and under what circumstances do we react so defensively that we continue to create conflict in our life. Pluto retrograde marks a time where we should seek to gain greater control over our personal life.   Pluto represents those parts of us that we need to discard before we can experience the new.   Instead of focusing on someone else’s journey and making judgments, we need to put the full focus on our own journey.  This is a major time of cleaning house and cleaning up our lives.  We can’t blame anyone else for our unhappiness.  With Pluto in Retrograde the shadow will surface  but we can also experience great regeneration and transformation. The final component of these last few weeks providing illumination was courtesy of the third Super Full Moon that occurred last Sunday on the 16th. It is our choice now, how we spend each moment.  With the recent earth changes in New Zealand and Japan we are all put on notice how precious life is.

All of the Mercury retrogrades in 2011 will be in fire signs and there are four this year, which emphasizes the fact that we are changing and adjusting our thinking regarding the activities that we are involved in which will move us towards the realization of a new dream for ourselves, our family and for our global community.  Being aware of these retrograde cycles can assist us in working with the energy in a positive manner.  It can also give us confirmation that those intense feelings and sometimes colored perceptions, are not an indication that you are losing your mind, just the realization that we as human beings are greatly influenced by the movement of the planets as we are all living expressions of divine source.   The fact that we are water beings  on a water planet, our emotions are greatly affected with the lunar cycles.  Remember to add the element of play in your personal journey on a daily basis.  Laughter and humor are key to restoring balance when the emotions become overwhelming.  Hold a glass of water over your heart center and think about something humorous, something silly and ridiculous until you feel your heart laughing.  The vibration of joy will be infused into the glass of water.  Drink the water slowly and that vibration will flow into every cell of your being.  Take a deep breath in, release anything that is not in harmony with you by releasing  the breath with seven quick bursts of energy.  It is our choice to be an expression of love, joy and light.

Wishing you magick and a day filled with smiles, love and rainbows, Robbyne

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