Goodbye Mercury Retrograde

Can we get an AMEN? On August 19, 2018, messenger planet Mercury ends a three-week retrograde in fiery Aries, a signal-scrambling cycle that caused chaos with technology, travel and communication that began on July 26.

Hallelujah—Mercury retrograde is over! Three to four times a year, messenger Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation and technology, spends three weeks in a special brand of upheaval. As Mercury passes the Earth in its journey ’round the Sun, it appears to spin backward. (Read an in-depth explanation of a retrograde here.)

One thing you should know is that EVERY planet goes retrograde. The word “retrograde” has become so ominous these days, and even oversaturated in the mainstream. And while we might find this annoying in some ways, these cosmic cycles are also key times to really review, refine and reconfigure. While Mars and Venus only go retrograde every other year, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are in reverse annually, for a good chunk of each year, giving us all ample time to fine tune our most cherished projects and goals.

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During its retrograde, everything under Mercury’s jurisdiction also gets muddled: conversations, simple instructions and plans. People argue senselessly. Flights are missed and trains are delayed, cars break down. Servers crash and electronic equipment fizzles out.

As Mercury corrects course and turns direct (forward), it settles into a new cosmic landscape. Conflicts dissipate, technology starts working properly and people return to their senses. But don’t rush to launch that blog or invite that drama-loving friend to crash on your couch over Labor Day. Mercury’s “shadow phase” is still in effect until September 2. It’s like a slow fade-in and fade-out, where we’ll feel lingering effects of the retrograde a couple weeks before and after. We call “retroshade,” since the trickster planet still seems to be throwing shade at us!

That said, the coast IS clearing for the standard post-Mercury retrograde activities: shopping for gadgets and a new set of wheels, signing contracts, getting tattoos, deciding whether or not your love interest is undateable. Move ahead at a gentle clip and give your good senses a chance to resume.

Words by AstroStyle.com

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Dubbed the “astrologers to the stars,” identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are professional astrologers who reach millions worldwide through their spot-on predictions.

Through their website, Astrostyle.com, Ophira and Tali help “bring the stars down to earth” with their unique, lifestyle-based approach to astrology.

New Fall Favorites: To Inspire Your Journey

As summer slips into its unhurried rhythm, we honor the transition to Fall with a selection of timeless pieces that capture the inspiration and wonder of spirituality in its myriad forms. Designed with beloved healing gemstones, each piece has been created to assist its wearer on their journey to their highest truth.

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Amethyst imparts peace and prosperity while supporting spirituality; apatite improves insight, clarity and confidence.

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Gold stone, an new gemstone addition, improves ambition and communication; fancy jasper enhances focus, creativity and fosters grounding.

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Classic symbols of divinity—the lotus flower, Ganesha and the mandala—add glowing accents to the gemstones in 18k gold plate, while designs rooted in nature—mountain, stars, sun and moon—link the spiritual realm with the physical world.

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New malas—or ancient prayer necklaces—aid in manifestation, while never seen before necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings add an inspiring aesthetic to round out the collection.

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As we ground ourselves to the nature around us, our spirituality takes root. Our souls are free to soar.

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Solar Eclipse in Leo

Awaken your potential with today’s Solar Eclipse in Leo. This will set the foundation for your year to come so no need to rush things as Mercury is still in retrograde. September will be much better for combing out the details, though use this portal to vision, write, and be creative. Find out how this Solar Eclipse in Leo will impact your sign….

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Aries: Love and romance will surround you and there may well be an engagement or new child on the way. Either way, this is your year to finally have more playtime.

Taurus: New real estate or relocation will look spectacular for you. Trust that your vision can be a reality and then take practical action I that direction. Magic and support of a partner will follow

Gemini: Finally a year dotted and dashed off to with exciting new adventures both near and far. Let your curiosity guide you and cultivate relations along the way.

Cancer: Rise up and claim it. Raise your rates, value yourself more and know that every lesson you have been through has added so much depth and richness to your luminous being. The money will follow.

Leo: Be you and unapologetically you. Your creative power will be off the charts so truly express yourself and let your light shine through.

Virgo: You will have the power to break through any subconscious patterns that were blocking your full potential and allow yourself to take up more space.

Libra: Connecting to your community will be vital this year as they will not only be supportive, though you will develop relationships and new networks that will be life-long.

Scorpio: You are fully ready to go next level in your career. This means breaking through that glass ceiling to have more reach or perhaps you will launch a new successful enterprise.

Sagittarius: Foreign shores will glisten with potential. And you may like to focus on building overseas partnerships in business as well as opportunities to teach, speak and write will emerge.

Capricorn: It is your time to finally cash out on that business, home or investment made years ago. As you do so, consider now investing in a sector that is in more current alignment with your values

Aquarius: Partnerships will be the theme for you in the coming year – both marriage and business. Now is the time to trust that more freedom, not less, will be the result of partnering.

Pisces: Finally this will be your year to get in the best shape ever or simply get your health in order. You may discover the root cause and your physical body will be able to heal fully.

 

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HEADSHOTS Satya sisters_gordonRebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.  Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!

Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at  MyPathAstrology.com 

Summer Inspiration: Celebrate Vitality

In celebration of Summer, Satya Jewelry introduces its latest Classics Collection, a sweeping selection of necklaces, malas, earrings and bracelets that embody the positive energy of the Universe and the power of our precious individuality.

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As with all Satya classic pieces, spiritual symbols, including the lotus—symbol of new beginnings—and Om, the sacred sound of the Universe, figure prominently through the collection to inspire their wearer and enhance their journey.

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Honoring the divine feminine, moon designs lend nourishment and goddess energy; Durga, goddess of fearlessness, imparts strength. Ganesha, remover of obstacles, encourages success as the mandala calls to mind the sacred infinite cycle.

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A gleaming rainbow of semi-precious gemstones mirror the seven chakras, or energy centers, where our divine life force resides—a reminder to live in harmony and balance.

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Gleaming white topaz and earthy turquoise celebrate the self; amethyst uplifts the spirit to enhance creative endeavors.

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Carnelian and citrine reflect the brilliance of the spring sunshine; in its warmth, we unfold, revealing our vitality.

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The May Classics Collection is a celebration of the beauty of the collective Universe; let us honor our unique sacred place within it.

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Healing Gemstones Every Mom Should Know About

As Mom’s it comes natural to us to nurture others but what about ourselves?  As a business owner, and a single mother of twins, I have learned how to take care of myself in a subtle but powerful way. Working with gemstones for the last 20 years, has taught me how powerful these gifts from Mother Nature are. They are little reminders of how incredible we are as Mom’s and help encourage us to take a breath when we’re faced with a moment of challenge.  The healing effects when worn can shift a day of stress to a day of calm.  I can use different stones to keep me steady, balanced and happy throughout my day.  There are thousands of stones with amazing healing properties but here are the top 5 that I can’t live without as a mother.

Black onyx is the stone of strength and perseverance. When I gave birth to my twins I wore nothing else for the first 3 years. This stone is powerful to help the transition to motherhood which no one can prepare you for.  I was naturally drawn to this stone these first few years learning later that this was the stone of endurance.  It was exactly what I needed.

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Rose Quartz is the stone of love and compassion that opens and heals the heart. As mothers, we give love all the time, yet often we forget to receive. This stone is the perfect reminder to love ourselves unconditionally. Only when we truly love ourselves are we able to receiving love from others.

Turquoise is the stone of health, balance and intuition.  This very nurturing stone always helps to bring me back to my center. As a blue stone, it’s also connected to the throat chakra, the powerful energy center that helps us to speak up for ourselves. When we speak our truth, anything is possible!

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Carnelian is the stone of protection, stability and vitality. This stone helps you to be fearless and courageous in all that you do.  When life hands me a little more than what I’m ready for, this is the stone I wear to push me through to the other side. Wear this to channel your inner fearless goddess!

Last but not least is Angelite, the stone of acceptance and compassion.  I like to use this for my own self-acceptance and compassion towards all that I do as a Mom.  I know from so many Moms, that we all carry guilt and self judgement. This happy and calming blue stone helps me to love and accept myself just the way I am.

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