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Friday, October 7, 2016

Mercury Enters Libra to Help Restore Balance in Communications and Relationships

Mercury has FINALLY exited the shadow period of the recent Mercury retrograde and entered the sign of Libra. Mercury was in Virgo from July 30, 2016 until October 7, 2016 due to the most recent Mercury retrograde of 2016.  While Mercury in Virgo may have been fine for analyzing and focusing on the details, it has a loner, reclusive type vibe and can be a little heavy at times.

Mercury in Libra has a much more social vibe and it can be much easier to see alternative solutions.  It also favors romance and the arts. Don’t be surprised if your social calendar becomes jam-packed between October 7th through November 12th.  It can restore balance in communications because it is inherently a peacemaking sign.  Disputes can be resolved more easily when Mercury is in Libra due to its rational, diplomatic nature that is ruled by fairness. It is an auspicious time for partnerships and signing contracts.  Signing contracts was pretty much verboten during Mercury retrograde until it was completely out of the shadow. Mercury in Libra loves to collaborate and share ideas.  On many levels, Mercury in Libra is the voice of reason.

But Mercury in Libra will still face some challenges. It really needs to be on top of its game and start the ground running on its first day when the Sun in 14 degrees of Libra squares off with Pluto in 14 degrees of Capricorn.  That’s right, folks, on October 7th, the Sun squares Pluto.  I have this aspect natally (Scorpio sun square Pluto in Leo), so I am all too aware of how this aspect can play out.  Hidden issues can emerge and power struggles can manifest.  And with sun in Libra, don’t be surprised if relationships get a little intense with this aspect. Overinflated egos can collide, but hopefully with the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in Libra, the voice of reason will prevail in any conflicts and peace will be restored in relationships.  All of that Libra energy is conducive to smoking the peace pipe and reaching a level of balance in relationships.

Another astrological aspect on October 7th is Saturn in 12 degrees of Sagittarius squaring the north node in Virgo and south node in Pisces. This challenging aspect forces us, as only Saturn, the Great Taskmaster can, to take some personal responsibility for our roles as victim/perpetrator or martyr/rescuer in relationships.  Saturn does not let us forget that we need to be responsible and own our issues. So Mercury in Libra can play a major role on that day in helping us remove blockages to fulfillment in our relationships.

We really get some good news and a chance to break out in a happy dance on October 10, 2016 when Mercury in 6 degrees of Libra conjuncts Jupiter in 6 degrees of Libra. This is a perfect opportunity to find our voice and say what needs to be said without hurting others. It reminds me of the expression: “Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don’t say it mean.”  Mercury in Libra is still transiting my 12th house and will be squaring my north node in Capricorn in my 3rd house and south node in Cancer in my 9th house on that day, which is a pretty clear indicator that I will have my own communication issues to address.  But I will have the Libra sun in my 1st house by October 10th and Mercury will enter my 1st house on October 17th.  Jupiter in Libra joins the party on December 1, 2016, which is another cause for celebration.

We have our annual Sun/Uranus opposition coming up on October 15th and a powerful full moon in Aries on October 16th, so make the most of this Mercury in Libra energy until then.  More on those aspects in next week’s post.

The north node in Virgo has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am still channeling that Virgo north node energy by offering my Reiki services.  If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at or call me at 617-304-2205. Additionally, I see clients at my home in Newton, Massachusetts and am generally available on weekends and evenings for your convenience.

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