Sometimes you get a do-over

Recently my family and I were driving back from Stinson Beach, along the California coastal highway, when my son suddenly remembered he’d left his sunglasses on the roof of the car! We retraced our steps over quite a few miles, guessing the glasses were crushed by now. Then we spotted them laying beside the highway, untouched and perfect.

We turned toward home again, stopping at an overlook, enjoying our good luck. From that panorama, we could see most of where we’d been, and a good bit of where we were headed. It was all beautiful, and all constantly changing.

Let’s retrace your steps through Mental Mercury’s retro period that began March 2nd in Aries. Today his backward journey slides into Pisces for the next eleven days, so we’ll review February 26th to March 1st. You may find your missing glasses there and see where you are in a beautiful light.

The Force of a second look is with you.
Friday, March 23, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Valuable ideas await your discovery. Today the Messenger Planet in reverse gear leaves your 1st house of self-identity, where you’ve been enjoying an inquiring, intellectual outlook since March 2nd. Your mind has based observations on logic and reasoning. Now Mercury enters your 12th house and your thinking derives from intuitive, imaginative sources in your unconscious mind. Oscar Wilde said, “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Since Mental Mercury went into Aries on March 2nd, your mental processes have been governed by strong intuition. Your decisions have been colored by feelings more than facts. You may have gained valuable ideas through dreams. Today that changes. Your communications are now in your 11th house of friends, so you’re keenly interested in being with others. The blessing here is a love of truth. You are compassionately open to all humanity. You’ll swim in these friendly waters the next 11 days. “A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Look back to retrace your steps since February 26th, and find the pearls. March 2nd the messenger planet began a trip through alert Aries in your house of friends. You found stimulating ideas through conversations with friends, both teaching and learning. Your views were impartial and your thinking original. Today your mental processes shift to organizational abilities and planning for the future. You’re interested in education that will advance your career. You could go on the campaign trail as a political strategist and speech writer. You can distinguish yourself by your brilliant ideas.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
You’ve been looking at career advancement and achieving your professional ambitions. Your mind has been particularly adept at organizational skills and a deliberateness of planning. Today your thinking shifts to matters of education and study that will open the doors for new experiences. You want to take a larger view of your life, and you will in the next 11 days. You’re retracing thoughts and ideas you had the last week of February to see the lesson, the hidden gems.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Since March 2nd your mental activity has been governed by an eagerness for knowledge and new ideas. Interesting phenomenon from outside your normal sphere of influence has interested you. You’ve been traveling in your mind. Today your thinking shifts to corporate matters, and the deeper sciences. Although you may do it in secret, you are ingenious at formulating strategies. In fact, you may enjoy the mystery and intrigue as long as you can get to the bottom of things.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You’ve had a good look inward at your most personal truths since March 2nd when Mental Mercury entered Aries. You’ve very likely had significant conversations of an intellectual nature. Your point of view has been shifting. Today your mental processes shift to concerns with communication and mental cooperations with others. You understand the concept of co-creation and the importance of partnership. Your mediation skills are excellent. You visited this territory the last week in February and now you can sift through the sand to the gold in it.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
It takes two to tango. Mercury in fiery Aries has been in your 7th solar house (March 2nd -23rd). Your mind was occupied with thoughts about relationships. You were able to get clear on issues between you and a significant other--either a life partner or business partner or both. Even your ideas needed a partner, someone as sounding board, in order to adjust your perspective. When Mercury went retrograde in your 7th house on March 12th, you looked back on events and reviewed what happened. Today retrograde Mercury backs up into Pisces, now influencing your 6th house of work and health. This is Mercury’s favorite home, so your mental gears are well oiled and your focus shifts to your job. Details are clear. You’re precise and purposeful. Mercury here can be analytical or critical. If you feel anxious, you chose the latter.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Mental Mercury has been facilitating your work with efficient and methodical reasoning abilities since entering Aries on March 2nd. You’ve been mentally very sharp and keenly alert, with the side effect of overworking. Today your thinking shifts to creative endeavors and the art of joyful living. You are revisiting the last week of February in slow motion. Where did your playful spirit take you?

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
When Messenger Mercury went into fiery Aries March 2nd, your mental processes allowed you to express yourself in a dramatic and forceful way. You discovered your playful inner child wanted to have some fun. Now, for the next 11 days, Mercury has backed up into Pisces into your 4th house of home and family. Your home may become communication central! Ancestry, family memories, are in the forefront of your thoughts. You’re revisiting the last week in February to take a second look at your homelife. It’s a time of reflection.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
You’ve been in a period since March 2nd of pulling in to reflect and examine your personal and domestic life. It’s been a good time to discuss troubling issues with your family members, even though your thoughts have continually drifted to past events that are affecting your present situation. Now Mental Mercury is taking a trip back through the last week of February, and the volumes of communications you had. Your mind is sparked with heightened intellectual abilities and original thinking. Especially during the next 11 days you’re blessed with a sharp mental agility. If you need a practical solution to any sort of problem, now is the time.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Since March 2nd you’ve been enjoying a highly intellectual period of mental agility. Your mind has been very sharp (don’t worry, it’s coming back again April 16th). You’ve wanted to travel, both in your mind and in the world. Today the focus of your mental processes shift to business and financial matters. Your mind is producing practical, concrete results. Methodical planning makes your financial decisions work out profitably. You can look back on the last week in February, the time you are now revisiting, for plans you had that need review in the next 11 days.

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
from 2nd to 1st You’ve had your perceptual nose in the books and ledgers since March 2nd, and you’ve probably done some good financial planning. Your mind has produced concrete, practical solutions--especially in money matters. Today that shifts, and for the next 11 days Mental Mercury is back in your sign, Pisces. You have an inquiring, intellectual outlook that is based on logic and reasoning. You have an intense desire to express yourself, in writing and speech. If you look back to the last week of February you’ll see issues that moved through your life too quickly to truly comprehend. Now is the review. Like a parade passing through your awareness.
Posted on March 23, 2012 .