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Free Candle Spells | Second Mercury Retrograde on May 11, 2022 – Mercury Comes Home!

            The second Mercury Retrograde occurs on May 11, 2022 and stations in the astrological sign of Gemini, the Twins. For this particular retrograde time, Mercury is consider in it’s “home” planetary setting of the astrological signs of Gemini and Virgo. Both of these signs may very well experience big communication and connection problems with their loved ones and family. Mercury, the planet of Communication and guiding planet of those whose birthdays fall in the time of Gemini, the Twins, and Virgo, the Maiden, is comfortably “at home” – meaning that the events and actions that occur between May 11thand June 2nd this year, will be explicit, direct, and brutally honest. It is strongly suggested that you choose your words with finite understanding that every word you speak may make lasting changes. This planetary event may be difficult for Gemini, who like to co-mingle with others and exchange ideas and conversation with a wide variety of humans but at this particular time, the messages that are sent and received may be a little off, so make sure you are gentle with comments on views that are not your own. For Virgo, the issues that have been brewing at home might come “to a head” – and some major decisions might have to be made that have been tempered and maybe even ignored in the past. It is now that the “pink elephant in the room” needs to be discussed.     The end of Mercury retrograde this time finds that it finishes out on June 2nd with a regression into the sign of Taurus, the Bull. These individuals need to also watch their temper during the last few days and don’t go charging off wildly over something small and insignificant. The next Mercury retrograde will occur on September 9, 2022....

Free Candle Spells – The First Mercury Retrograde of 2022 – Here It Comes!

Free Candle Spells – The First Mercury Retrograde of 2022 – Here It Comes!               The first of four (an extra one!) Mercury Retrogrades occurs on January 14, 2022 with Mercury stationing in the astrological sing of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.  Aquarius is the 11th sign of the astrological calendar and is the celestial representative for social justice and the good of the common Man.  These representative of the “Age of Aquarius” have energy that is focused on the current social inequities and activating that change in them as well as s desire to make the World a better place to live. These visionaries may have problems in the next three weeks in voicing their ideas and opinions while Mercury is in Retorgrade stationing. Mercury, the planet of Communicaion and planetary ruler of Gemini and Virgo,  is conflicted in the expression of information during a Retrograde. This is the time that important calls get missed, e-mails go into the SPAM folder, snail mail letters ger lost, computers decide to burn a motherboard or a memory card, and cell phones just die. It is important to do a back up for all your files and upgrade to the latest version of your cell phone settings. This is not the time to sign contracts (if in anyway possible), have major decisions finalized, have major car repair, sign loans, leases, and other semi-permanent contracts that might have to go through a “re-do” because of a missing sentence. This is also not the time to discuss personal and romantic decisions, proposals, and other promises in regards to matters of the Heart. Save that for Valentine’s Day, aswe will be out of Mercury’s grip by February 4th, and all of the lingering post-shadow phase will be out the door by Feb. 8th.  ...

Free Candle Spells | Dazed & Confused no Longer! – Saturn and Jupiter (plus Mercury!) are now Direct

Free Candle Spells | Dazed & Confused no Longer! – Saturn and Jupiter (plus Mercury!) are now Direct Remember Saturday morning cartoons with Tom the cat of the Tom and Jerry cartoons?  The one most remembered  image of Tom and Jerry is of the Devil on one shoulder whispering ideas into Tom’s ear while the Angel perched on the other is scolding Tom for considering such bedevilment represents that even today, we can relate to the predicament of deciding to raise hell or keep the peace in many situations we encounter in life. This can only relate this with the recent planetary movements of Saturn and Jupiter as they return to Direct motion after spending some time “raising Hell” with recent disruption in our lives, Saturn went direct on October 10, 2021 in the astrological sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, after being in Retrograde for over 4 months. Saturn rules the Tenth House of Reputation and how the World views you, as well as the astrological sign of Capricorn, the Sea-Goat. The energetic qualities of Saturn is considered controlled and conservative. Astrologer Jan Spiller indicates on their website that Saturn also represents karma, authority, discipline, perseverance and responsibility.   AskAstrology.com indicates that the Tenth House rules career, reputation, ambitions, professional image, and your place in society. Considering the idea that planets that go Retrograde are in opposition to their inherent nature, you can think that Saturn in Retrograde is hell-bent on destroying how the World sees you with a devil-may-care attitude that does not consider the ramifications of going ‘rebel’ or ‘hog wild’ in decision making and the consequences thereafter.   Jupiter, as being in Retrograde motion for almost 4 months, goes Direct on Sunday, October 18th, also in the sign of Aquarius.  Jupiter, the “Great Benefic”, rules the Ninth House of Philosophy in an astrological chart and the sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Astrology.com notes that the Ninth House qualities are that we are searching for the Truth. With Jupiter in “the driver’s seat”, you would think that the planet formerly known as Fortuna would not only know  where the best of all possible outcomes are but would also give a lagniappe of Luck along with it. Consider Jupiter in Retrograde stationing, dodging hard questions of where the last cookie went that was in the jar but also that maybe you should look at yourself in regards to the last cookie. As we consider that these two planets were acting in complete opposition of what their true nature is when in Direct motion, remember that both planets go Direct in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign of the Good of Man, Social Conscience, Humanitarianism, and making the world a better place for all. As with the cartoon characters on Tom’s shoulders, the Angel is chanting “Revolt!” and the Devil is saying, “Now wait a minute! Let’s talk this out!”. Confusing messages coming from vessels representing the opposite. How confusing and discomforting that could be for all of us who are operating with polar opposites on our shoulders – we want the benefits for all but at what price will it come down to? There needs to also be consideration that Mercury had been in Retrograde since September and will turn Direct on October 18th and earlier in the month of October Pluto stationed Direct after it’s Retrograde season all last Spring in the sign of Capricorn. As we move towards the end of 2021, we are facing the consequences of decisions that have been made since Spring, and the outcomes that “have come home to roost”. In order to survive the fallout of the actions of others, we need to come out of the discombobulating fog that we have been spinning in and with all these planets turning Direct may be a actual ‘turning point’ for not...

Free Candle Spells | Final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 on September 27th!

Free Candle Spells | Final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 on September 27th!               The third and final Mercury Retrograde will occur from September 27th to October 18th 2021 and for this final phase, Mercury will be in the astrological sign of Libra, the Scales. Mercury enters retrograde status at 1:10 am Eastern time on the 26th, but will be at 10:10 pm at night on the 25th in the Pacific time zone. These three times that Mercury goes into Retrograde motion each year are times that we can review our accomplishments we have garnered so far so that we can make adjustments, while giving us a wee bit of chaos to make sure we are working at our best in terms of improvision and adaptability. Imagine being a Radio City Rockette doing the kick line on a stage full of banana peels! Now imagine Mercury being in the front row of the audience! Quel horror! Mercury, the planet of communication and natal planet of Gemini and Virgo, affects these signs more than others, despite the Retrograde time being challenging to all of us. Gemini and Virgo (an Air and an Earth sign) can succeed in slowing down and thinking before speaking and also re-reading those e-mails and texts before sending them. Mercury will also affect those born under the sign of Libra, as this is the sign that Mercury is operating at during this retrograde motion. All three signs would fare best if monitoring financial decisions and getting second opinions before any major medical procedures during this time.     A good rule of thumb for all of us is to backup our smart phones and computers, making sure any letters going through the post office system are mailed early, making sure we check our voicmail and e-mail often, and making sure our words are not misconstrued at this time. Better yet, take a vow of silence for the next three weeks! The energy of the sign of Libra is one of balance. Author and astrologist Judith Hill shares that “Libra is the halfway point in the seasonal cycle, symbolizing sutumn and sunset.” When looking at the natural life cycle calendar that many magical practitioners follow (as opposed to the commonly used calendar), we see that the season or time of Libra is in balance between the fruitful time of the Spring and Summer and the harvest time of the Fall and Winter. The perfectly balanced scales shows equality between “youth” and “aged”. Libra represents an evenly balanced world and equality, but also perspective and introspection. During this time in Mercury, the planet of communication, you may want to ponder words that have been said but also revamping your vernacular style to fit your new ideas and growth that you have achieved this past year. Burning candles for Peace in the Home, Wall of Protection, and a white offertory candle to your Ancestors (who have your back in more ways than one), are suggested for these three weeks. Let us be mindful and thankful we have made it through the year so far and that we will be experiencing the last Mercury Retorgrade before the Winter Holiday season. Consider making a small donation to a charity that works with those misunderstood or works for those who have been unjustly judged is a kind gesture during this time. Mercury returns to forward motion on October 18, 2021 at 11:17 Eastern time....

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