MERCURY'S IN RETROGRADE! Starting today in Capricorn and will station direct in Sagittarius on January 8th. WINTER SOLSTICE is happening Wed, Dec. 20. NO COINCIDENCE Mercury is moving backwards into it's shadows just before the new year begins and divinely timed with the powerful energy the dark night of the soul (winter solstice.) Encouraging us to go deep within reflect, restore and nourish ourselves. Mercury in retrograde happens on two levels. On one level there's not a lot you can do with the actions of others except, to be more CONSCIOUS and PREPARE! Basically what I'm saying is DOUBLE CHECK that shit! The second is experienced on a more personal level, if you have ever attended my workshops, read any past posts, have had a reading, or just talked to me on the street - perhaps me talking about YOUR AWARENESS may come as no surprise! A lot of us feel the zingers and stingers of M.R. when we are not centered, aware or conscious of what is around us #staywoke - unfortunately the consequence of this is we often con ourselves into NOT ACTING from our heart and spirit. Instead of a mindful deliberate action we often are REACTING from hurt, our needs, sensitivity, and how we are talking care of others instead of ourselves...this is our shadow and what M.R. Is all about! With the solstice we have ample room and time (longest night of the year and time isn't linear so..... ) as well as support to go in and be with your shadow aspects!  Give them a platform to speak up with what they need from you so that working with one another (this really means working and understanding yourself) can be more harmonious then tumultuous. As always with M.R. Communication,scheduling, transportation, judgement becomes foggy and error prone. Coming back to the two levels of this retrograde keep in mind that as much as outer work is challenged by Mercury Retrograde, introspection and inner work is VERY SUPPORTED.Take advantage of M.R. by clearing your own tendencies to get caught up in your own shadows and those of others. The retrograde cycle is there to reveal what is not working properly, and although it can contribute to delays and frustrations, it can also reveal issues that are important to resolve, fix or address! As always, many blessings to you! Xx BBMAGDA


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LAST FULL MOON/ SUPER MOON (in GEMINI) OF THE YEAR - DO YOU HAVE TIME TO READ THIS? "Love or fear. Disappointment or fulfillment. Shadow or light. The human ego tends to resist one experience and want the other, but we don’t get to choose- we are given all of it. With Gemini, we can move betwixt and between, allowing everything to exist all at once. I’ve never met a Gemini who can’t swiftly glide, practically carefree, over topics, people and ideas that tie others in knots. This has often annoyed my Saturn in Gemini, forever seeking substance, clear logic, facts. But this has fascinated me, too. Gemini gives equal weight to every possibility. Gemini can regard a disappointment… as an interesting new development. Maddening? Yes. Especially when you’re attached to a point of view." SWEET CREATURES, Aleppo needs our attention and our help. Women and children being shot and killed in their homes and on the streets as they try and run for safety. Dead bodies filling the streets that could not be retrieved by residents because of the intensity of the fighting, 37,000 forced to flee and 14,700 taking refuge, please visit my friend@sweetbeeatx link (click her name, link in bio) read what @naziejoon said that@real_person_with_feelings posted. "Saturn is the planet of fear and separation; Saturn figures strongly at this Full Moon. Saturn in Sagittarius is square Chiron in Pisces- symbolic of old emotional patterns of fear/control, separation from source, light and love, that we’re ready to release. If we want to heal the divisions in our Spirit, the wounds to our optimism and faith, we can work with our fears-not by trying to control (Saturn) what we’re afraid of, but by becoming willing to meet it." The last thing I would like to share is a quote from a very powerful Shambhala aspiration chant that feels all to fitting for these times, I'd even go as far to say - all the time. "we put our heads in clouds of daydreams and speculation, always wanting there to be another now." THERE IS NO OTHER NOW! Please surrender to this and integrate the power that NOW possess! I love you all many blessings! XxX -BBMAGDA (Astro talk by the beautiful goddess Jessica Shepard

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