YOUR HOROSCOPE BY BLES CARMONA
For the week of September 5-11, 2016
For all signs: Some of you may have heard of the Mercury retrograde (Mercury Rx) phenomenon happening these days. Seen from the Earth, Mercury appears to be traveling backwards in the sky, and this apparently corresponds to some glitches in travel, electronics, and communications, to name a few. Symbolically, from the Hermetic principle of “As above, so below,” Mercury’s heavenly backwards travel corresponds to a time for us to retrace our steps, reflect on our lives, and review our options. In more practical terms, this could mean allowing more time for travel, backing up our computer files, anticipating some miscommunications and preparing in advance, including facing people who get frustrated due to these mercurial snarls. In a balanced life, we can’t always be rushing forward. We need time to backtrack every now and then so that we can re-integrate and re-evaluate the lessons we’ve learned in life so far. Mercury Rx periods in 2016 remaining: August 30-September 22 & December 19-31.
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19) Your goal is within reach, but at this point, you may have to give more than you’re previously given in terms of energy, time, and talents – all of which you do have. Believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’d be surprised at how people are generally willing to lend you a hand. Weekly mantra: I can give and receive equally.
TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20) It’s easy to overreact when you’re operating in distress. First acknowledge your feelings and then release them. If it’s not possible to yell at the wind or punch a pillow, then write in your journal. When you’re done, reconnect with your Spirit and be at peace. Weekly mantra: I am in control of my emotions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The complete quote is actually this: “Misery loves company but happiness stands alone.” So even if you have to make a solitary stand right now, hold on to your joy despite what you observe in the world. Your self-talk should include words to the effect that yes, happiness should have no expiration date. Weekly mantra: I am filled with Divine bliss.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) You have the choice of viewing your life through either a positive or a negative lens. You can view a personal event as a failure or as a chance to learn. With this in mind, ask yourself which point of view seems more life-affirming for you and then adjust your actions accordingly. Weekly mantra: My light shines from within.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You know that you’ve been working too hard. But you know what they say: Work smart, not hard. You don’t want to be the victim of that dreaded burnout, do you? So take a moment to relax and fill your Spirit with the sensations of nature. You know that you deserve it. Weekly mantra: I am calm and rested.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) You don’t have to be superhuman in order to find something in your personal repertoire that you can share with others. Do you have the ability to listen? Can you lend a hand? Are you patient and calm? Can you make another person laugh? Simple things, really. These are what your Spirit is asking you to share with your fellow humans. They will be enriched, but so will you. Weekly mantra: I appreciate the simple things in life.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) Do you need to apologize to someone? Do you need to say sorry to yourself? Your pride may prevent you from making this crucial move, steeped as it is in excuses and fear. However, the hurt you caused was real, whether to someone else or yourself. So say you’re sorry so as not to let your light grow dim. Weekly mantra: I am the light of forgiveness.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Is humility too much of a word to deal with right now? Maybe you’ve noticed that you’ve been tooting your own horn lately, coming off as arrogant and know-it-all. For the sake of your own Spirit, keep a more level head and get over yourself. There will always be someone either smarter or less smart than you, so what’s the point? Weekly mantra: I am levelheaded and humble.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) Responsible-adult stuff like chores and tasks have got you going and inspired all this time. But let’s face it, even the charms of these have their limits. So Divine Spirit is inviting you this week to – yes, as sung in a popular Disney anime – let it go. Simply tune in to the Divine within. It will know how to help you. Weekly mantra: I am one with the flow.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) If you feel called to nurture your spiritual growth further, then do not skimp on investing in your Spirit. If that means spending more time in prayer and meditation, or buying books that resonate with your beliefs, or seeking out a community of like-minded seekers, whatever it is – make it happen. Weekly mantra: My Divine Spirit is my highest priority.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Which is more appealing to you: the past or the present? I hope you chose the latter, because the present is also known as “the gift.” Take only the lessons of the past but as to other attachments to it, give yourself permission to be free from all that drama and pain. You’re a new person now. The present is yours to take. Weekly mantra: I am ready.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) Why must you be angry and seething? Why are you holding on to negative emotions? You need to have a conversation with God. No, really. I’m serious. You’ve relied on your own strength, and where did that lead you? Isn’t it time to accept that you need Divine gentleness and peace in your life? Weekly mantra: My heart eagerly waits to be still before my God/Goddess/Divine Spirit.
Maraming salamat, mabuhay, namaste, and blessed be!
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