Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse Effects

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra is a time of balance and to access if our outer reality truly reflects what our inner self wishes to see. The Eclipse begins on 3/23 at 5:39AM EST to 9:54AM EST and the Full Moon will happen at 8:01AM EST.  We typically feel this energy in the 48 hours that follow. It’s a time of shedding the old so the new can unfold. The more we trust, the more our world starts to move in a momentum that soothes our soul!

Learn more in my video forecast!

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How is this cosmic occurrence effecting you? What are you looking to gain going forward? Share in the comments!

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My Journey to finding my Gypsy Glow!

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I am SO thrilled to be a part of the GLOWSCHOOL BLOG TOUR! It’s a movement created by my spirited friend, Dana Gatziolis. I met Dana through Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass and to describe her as a Glowing soul doesn’t even do her justice as she goes beyond such! Her story is that of boldness, truth, and sheer bravery. I invite you to read her story and just feel out her radiate energy!

As part of the the blog tour, I was asked to share how I found my Glow and the ways that you too can tap into that infinite luminosity. Coming into my cosmic Gypsy self definitely had it’s awkward and challenging moments, however the freedom and love I feel now makes it all worthwhile.

Read on my glowing friend….

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It’s true when they say that what is destined to be yours will be shown at the most divine timing in our lives. Little glimpses of hope and passion weaved into a story board guided by the underworking of society.

Little did I realize that my first glimpse of what would be my ‘Cosmic Gypsy Glow’ would be recognized at a grocery store near my childhood home in Los Angeles, upon finding a pocket Astrology guide to being a Leo.

I was blessed with the ability to read at the onset of age 4, and though this current literature was more advanced than my usual Dr. Seuss tales, I was able to navigate my way through most text. I read how a Leo was a person that was a bold leader, often theatrical in nature and enjoyed living a lavish and fun lifestyle. I continue to read on about the Leo’s love for travel, good food, and shopping. That they had many friends and loved to party. I started blushing as it went on to add a steady flow of lovers. The more I glossed over the words the more I felt affirmed to why I was here on this earth. With each playful adjective my heart filled with a sense of longing and pride. I loved everything about the independent and fabulous Leo. I loved even more that it was affirmed that when I grew up, I was going to be a Leo!

At just the ripe age of 6 years old, I was lured into the seclusive world of Astrology.
Over the years I continued to read about the Leo persona when I could. Growing up in a Catholic household, the astrology ideology wasn’t exactly welcomed and I kept my hobby hidden. Upon discovering in excitement the New Age or Occult sections at the library or book store, I would camp out and spend hours reading through the captivating celestial text. With every new finding, I was feeling more and more connected to this secret system of the stars.

By the time I reached college, my knowledge and interest in Astrology was at it’s peak. I became the girl at parties that assessed people’s personalities based on their Sun sign and would predict which couple’s relationships had the most staying power. Astrology let me not only be an excelled observer of the world which I was in constant awe of, it allowed me to feel like I had a special talent and a skill set that people could appreciate.

As I transitioned into adulthood, the pressures of society allowed me to lose sight of my passion and precious love for astrology. I became burdened by trying to fit into society’s timeline and boxed myself into a corporate career that wasn’t satisfying my soul. I had lost sight of the lion hearted girl I was and grew more confused as to why I wasn’t becoming the bold Leo leader I was destined to be. The more separated I felt, the less I started to take care of myself and soon I was going down the rabbit hole of using outer addictions to try to suppress my lost soul. I would always pray for a magical change the next day, yet every morning brought the gloom of disappointment. And so as if by habit, I would offer up to God and pray to just make it through the day.

I didn’t know that the freedom and love I desired was just dormant on the other side, waiting for me to realize that the Leo was ready to go and just waiting for permission.

And in the Fall of 2009, a force greater than my own intervened, and with a heavy hand the lion in me roared out and a new glowing light was activated. It was that of the light that was to save me. As I adjusted to the awkward brightness, through partly shielded hands I could see out into my life and realized a new journey was uncovering before me.

It took many months for me to work with this glow. I felt like I was starting all over again, learning how to work with the thoughts that triggered me to the darkness as well as nurturing my heart to keep me going in love. There were moments when I wanted to hide back in my cave and go back to the life I didn’t want yet was all I had come to know. However my light kept me strong. Keep going, it’d whisper gently.

And so I did.

In it’s truest discovery I realized that this glow was my homecoming, a cosmic force to bring me back to my Leo hearted soul. It’s my most authentic connection with a divine force outside of me. It wasn’t the feeling of not being good enough or regrettable or misunderstood. It’s real genuine love. And I came to find that the glowing love I felt was purely me.

Soon after I found modalities such as meditation and mindfulness to keep me in my glow. I learned what it meant to be in the present moment and it was the greatest gift I’d ever been given. I can still remember that instant of my mind, body and soul all syncing together as if it was the most natural thing in the world. I tapped back into new age curiosities such as Astrology and Tarot. I started reading my horoscopes again and it guided me to Kundalini Yoga which expanded my path in a whole new way.

I become inspired to become a teacher of the Kundalini technology, a practice that quite simply cultivates the awareness for us rise up within our own self rite coinciding with the Aquarian Age. It was there I was given the spiritual name ‘Sahej Anand’, which means lioness who finds bliss in the present moment under God and shares that joy with others. I wept in awe at it’s divine meaning and at how well it understood just what I felt called in my soul to do. Just like that day at a grocery store outside of L.A.

The light came at my darkness hour and restored my soul in such a way that I may auto-illuminate that glow throughout the world with the blessing of the cosmos. It is all but my birthright to do so and a true honor. Though the use of astrology, it’s allowed me to guide others to glow too. To see another way. To know there is a way to see out of the dark fear of the unknown.

Your life is but a sacred love story, a reunion of what your soul intended for you and the process of awakening. The more I surrender to my cosmic, glowing Gypsy heart, the more my life feels filled with purpose and a sense of meaning. I never thought I wanted to go the unconventional route and sometimes it feels easier to retreat, however through the consistency of being in this craft, my legacy expands deeper and I know I’m in my truth.

Perhaps you may be wondering how you can tap into a more glowing and luminous self. It’s likely you feel a mix of emotions; excitement, inspiration, confusion, and even fear. Below is my most treasured guidance to set you back on your path:

Be curious about life. To know that it is truly possible to follow your glow and trust that by taking on a more observational and nonjudgmental approach it will enhance further. The main objective is to just begin. Start where you’re at. Ask for guidance. Google it even. You’ll be amazed at the people and opportunities that start to unfold!
Trust that happiness + abundance is your birthright! Above all else, you deserve to be joyous and prosperous. Your soul came here bound with a divine mission and the more you commit to it (as oppose to helping fulfill someone else’s journey), you’ll start to receive all the support and security you need! Ask for complete ease so you can fulfill your path without fear and focus on elevating your desires. Don’t let fear declare bankruptcy on your life and invest in your faith instead!
Clarity comes from taking action! After exploring next steps, it’s time to put them to work! Realize that you may have to try a few different ways until you find your fit. Practice making the space to honor your ideas. Sure, they may not seem practical to a parent or peer, however at the end of the day, it’s not really up to them. If you aren’t sure what lights you, give yourself permission to see what happens. Mishaps are not failures however merely a process of elimination. If you stay true to making yourself a priority, everything you need will start to magically shift into place.
You are so much more than you think you are! Take time to befriend yourself and implement self care. You have a special fit in this cosmic universe and the more you embrace it, the easier life becomes. You’re here on a mission only you can fulfill and deep down you know it’s possible. You wouldn’t be given a dream if you weren’t equipped to play it out! Glow for it.

You truly are meant to freaking GLOW in this life. Trust that there is always another way, a new opportunity… You must simply believe and know that if you truly want it, there will be many miracles and a life filled with pure ease!

Yesterday, Nicole from Body Boop shared her favorite GLOW tips with us, and I’m so psyched to read what Jen Kanipe is sharing tomorrow!
Jump on board this beautiful blog tour, and GLOW with us!

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Also, I highly recommend taking advantage of Dana’s FREE 10-Day Get Glowing Adventure – starting February 1st: 10 days of simple + fun daily challenges + inspiration. Hope to see you there! Let’s GLOW!

The Story of the Urban Gypsy + her Cosmic Elves

There once was a fun loving, fierce and independent woman whom we shall call D…

She traveled cities far and wide spreading laughter and cheer to all those who were near. She mapped out her adventures by that of the stars and trusted what she needed would never be far… Imagination was her gateway and permission to explore, while magic was her drug always giving her more…

And so kept up with the cosmos and in turn they kept her flying. She met other spirited folk on her journey who taught her many more things… such as the art of stillness to calm her dizzying ways, how to pulsate with the good beat to mirror the rhythm of her own heart, and the gift of finding the guru from within. She treasured these sacred councilmen and women and in turn knew the best way to reimburse them was to teach more in turn.

So D took what she had come to find and blended it with that of her soul… and with a brave heart more tales would be told… the illusions of cities still calling to her spirit, she sought out those that would appreciate her dear merit…

And that’s how she found her cosmic crew… the people that were ready for a major breakthrough… they danced and pranced and sought out more than the physical eyes may see so in turn they could live out there wildest dreams…

D realized a transformation was in the midst and she took on the name ‘Urban Gypsy’ with pure and total bliss!  Her mission became her journey, allowing others to feel they were worthy.

And now for this holiday season, she took her cosmic crew and gave them more reason. Crafting up tees to represent this groovy lifestyle and let others rock it out in New Age style. Working hard in the shop for the past few weeks, designing a movement that looked oh so chic!

However the Urban Gypsy and her Cosmic Elves have grown wary and the shop must close, perhaps until January. So in these sacred final hours, snag the signature tee and show off your own Gypsy powers!

Here’s where to go, before the tees are done-zo: https://teespring.com/urbangypsy2

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New Moon in Scorpio 11/11!

If you’ve been waiting patiently for the magic to surface in your life, the time has arrived my cosmic friend!

The New Moon in Scorpio arrives on 11/11/2015 at 12:57PM EST.  There are SO many juicy bits of what this all actually means. I break it down in my video below, however here are the highlights:

New Moon: This is when the Moon starts a fresh new cycle. I like to look at it as the next chapter in the story of your life. Thinking in this way, what goals and desires are you ready to move forward? Or what in your life is currently working that you are ready to go next level with?

Scorpio: On 11/11 the Sun AND Moon will be hanging out in the sign of Scorpio. This is a very intense and energetically aligned sign, meaning that anything in it’s path becomes unstoppable. Where are you ready to become an untethered force in your life?

11/11: Why is the date so freaking significant? The number 11 carries a vibration that asks us to look at our beliefs and see how they are being reflected out into our world. When it is doubled, it’s an opportunity to magnify these inner principles and even ask the cosmic world for direction. It’s also where the urban game of making a wish at 11:11 came to be!

2015: The year is super important too. When you add up 2+0+1+5 together, it equals 8. The number 8 holds the vibration of abundance and growth. Combined with the 11/11 energy, this day is transforming us to close the gap between what we desire and actually reaching obtainment. Remember that prosperity takes many layers and it may not just come through in money but also love, health and home as well.

For more, watch my video to learn how to really boost your “life power” during this ultra special day!

I also welcome you to join my New Moon 11/11 gathering! Details here! You can join me in NYC or via Live Audiostream and receive the recording later.

What do you wish to manifest during this spectacular cosmic day? Share in the comments!

COSMIC MOON COURSE!

The Moon is ever so mysterious. Every night it illuminates the sky and creates the rise and fall of our ocean’s tides. Subconsciously, it represents our emotions and personal needs. It is our inner child and spontaneous self. Where the Sun controls the hard and masculine of the earth, the Moon carries our softness and feminine.

Every month there’s buzz about the New Moon or you look up to the sky and see a bright shiny Full Moon. You know there is something to it or perhaps even something you should be doing for it, but what? There are many different resources however it gets pretty overwhelming trying to keep it straight. Perhaps there is another way, an intuitive knowing as to how to best go about the ways of the moon….

I have been following the Moon for quite some time and I’ve learned much in my participatory studies. Unlike the Sun which takes 365 days to move through a rotation, the moon completes it’s cycle in just 28-29 days. Instead of following yearly goals and intentions, we can set monthly ones along the moon’s path. Re-directing our lifestyle in such a way creates more satisfaction and fulfillment in our every day.

The power of the Moon amplifies when we draw in Astrology. The moon sets it’s track through the Zodiac wheel and by comparing which Moon phase is in a particular sign, we can learn how to best operate, manifest and feel throughout our day. We figure out which days are best for abundance and others that are better to retreat and hide out. The combination of Astrology and the Moon phases is a gift that blends the cosmos and science to enhance our state of being and opportunities in life!

So how do the two work together exactly? What does it mean to have a Moon sign and how does that play into the cycles? How can you manifest properly and work best with the energy? It often becomes too much to consider and then it gets ignored or we kind of hope we are doing it right… Know the feeling?

As an astrologist, it is my responsibility to raise awareness of the Moon and how it effects us. I also know it can seem confusing and it’s my intention to share this in a way that is relatable AND memorable! Ready to rock out each New and Full Moon to it’s fullest? Or impress your friends by starting your own Moon circle?

Enter the Moon Magic course!

In this program, we’ll track the moon cycles and connect to them in a way that is simple and makes sense! I’ll lead you through 2 recorded calls with informative PDFs, presentation slides, 2016 Moon phases calendar and guide to leading meditations.. There is also a Facebook group to share Moon intentions, ask questions and hold space for each other. Essentially, participating in this course for one Moon cycle will amplify your manifesting magical powers!

You’ll even receive templates to create your own New Moon & Full Moon circles! This includes sample meditations, music selections and more!

Purchase today at a special lunar rate of $144! Order here.

You can also purchase together with an individual Moon Deep Dive Session for only $222! (price includes course AND 1:1 session). Book your appointment here.

I am OVER THE MOON to start working with you!!

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Schedule & Flow

While below is the suggested schedule, the course can be completely done at your own time! All calls and meditations will be recorded for your convenience.

3/8/2016: New Moon in Pisces + Solar Eclipse

Receive a special meditation recording to implement at the onset of the New Moon. We will also create a sacred space on the Facebook group to share our intentions and utilize the lunar magic to increase our potential for expansion, prosperity and more! Danielle will also perform a personal ritual for everyone in the group for heightened elevation.

3/15/2016, 8:30PM EST: Call #1

Join Danielle for a live call (will be recorded) with Q&A. We will be discussing how the Moon phases work and how they correspond with Astrology. You’ll also learn about your Moon sign and why it’s significant. All information + presentation slides will also be provided via PDF prior to the call.

3/23/2016: Full Moon in Libra + Lunar Eclipse

Receive a special meditation recording on 2/23 to participate in during the Full Moon. Also participate in the Facebook group by offering your intentions and igniting desires by the power of the group collective energy. Danielle will also hold a private ritual for everyone in the group to accelerate their goals and expansion.

3/29/2016, 8:30PM EST: Call #2

Live call with Danielle (will be recorded) with Q&A. You’ll learn why it’s important to create rituals for the New and Full Moon as well as how to best implement journaling and other exercises you can use for your own journey and share with others. Receive the best tools and tips to create your own Moon circles, with templates that include meditations and suggested music. Learn the do’s and don’ts for optimal manifestation!

You can also opt in for the private 1:1 Moon Deep Dive at any time during the month of March or April! To purchase the course with the reading, schedule here.

To purchase the course only for $144, please go here.

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Are you ready to be a Moon Maven? Treat yourself to an amazing educational & enjoyable adventure from a free-spirited teacher that is here to make Astrology relatable, usable and totally fun! Hooray!

Sign up today!! Don’t let another missed opportunity for cosmic connection to pass you by!


Email any questions to danielle@daniellemercurio.com

*course is non-refundable.

Who’s in charge here?

The course is facilitated by Danielle Mercurio, Intuitive Astrologist & self proclaimed Gypsy Dreamer. She believes that the answers we are seeking already exist in the universe and has a way of bringing forth such guidance to reveal your fate. Having a passion for astrology and tarot cards since a young age, she utilizes these cosmic tools to create clarity and awareness for her clients. She has a light-hearted approach, while combining her own intuition and wit, to instruct in an upbeat and engaging way. Danielle is also a transformational coach and Kundalini Yoga & meditation teacher, who encourage individuals to stop playing small, build their confidence and make their dreams a reality!

Click here to schedule a 1:1 reading with Danielle!

How Not to Run from Love during Venus Retrograde!

Every day the planets move through the universe, making strides forward and radiating their “essence”. Every planet has a role to play, for example Mars controls our physical actions and Jupiter oversees expansion. The collective energies of the planets work to keep our lives flowing and in order. And just like us, the planets need a little rejuvenation and reassessment too. That’s where retrograde comes in. Most of us shudder at the word, given it’s bad rap from recent Mercury go-arounds, however retrograde doesn’t have to be a negative occurrence and can actually be momentous to our self healing and growth.

On July 25th Venus, the planet of love and passion, will go retrograde until September 6, 2015. If you’re thinking your love life will be doomed during this time, think again! Venus retrograde is an amazing opportunity to mend our hearts and reconnect us to what we truly desire.

Venus doesn’t retrograde very often (roughly every 20 months), however its absolutely fitting that it falls right after the New Moon in Cancer on July 15th. The moon had signified for many a fresh start. Leaving behind what could no longer be carried into the rest of 2015 and while painful for some, knowing it was for the best. Many people left relationships, experienced loss or sought out recovery to deep addictions. The Venus retrograde (starting off in the practical and grounding sign of Virgo before moving back into Leo July 31st) will aid in allowing us to nurture our hearts and maintain that steady motion ahead.

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How can you best maximize the effects of Venus’s retrograde? Below are my top tips for becoming a galactic all-star throughout this phase!

Plan More Downtime

You may be feeling more sensitive during this transit and as such you want to give yourself the space to move through it, as oppose to overloading your schedule and getting frazzled. Create more time for meditation and go to yoga classes. Treat yourself to a massage or mani/pedi. The vibes are all about self care and it’s important to extend love to the beautiful vessel aka your body, that carries your sweet heart.

Find Out what Makes your Heart Sing!

View Venus Retrograde as a call to action! What is it that truly makes your heart beat faster with joy? How is your life currently aligned with your passions? Venus will move back into the sign of Leo at the end of July, asking you to take inventory of your passion projects. If you find that your life isn’t reflecting all it could, it’s time to bring those hidden talents out from under the rug and brush off the dust! Reconnecting with the hobbies you enjoy will make this retrograde a more enjoyable experience and possibly bring about new opportunities once the transit fades out in September.

Redefine your Standards

Whether in a relationship or single, this is a gorgeous time to take a serious look at your standards when it comes to love. How is love aligned in your life currently? Do you view it as expansive and exciting or is it hopeless and settling? Again, this is a time for what it is that YOU want. What does love look like in your life? Feel like? Sound like? Even taste and smell like? (hey now). Make a list of how love could be expressed more fully in your daily routine and then start implementing those items! When you start radiating out love on a regular basis, you’ll attract it right back! Also take a look at where you’ve been subconsciously singling out new love by staying attached to your independence or fixated on a certain way it’s suppose to go. Remember that love in it’s true essence is a feeling, not an object. When you allow yourself to flow in the stream of love, you’ll get back the feelings you desire first and the form will be an afterthought.

Stay Strong.

Our hearts may be more raw and vulnerable during this time, so we may seek comfort in a past relationship (i.e. respond to that late night ‘I miss you’ text from our ex). This is an opportunity to stand up for yourself and hold steady! Giving in to an old hurt will just extend out more confusion and slow down the healing process. Venus retrograde is like an accelerate to releasing our heart’s pains so remain true and take advantage of it’s extra nurturing vibes. Honor the initial decisions you made and sooner rather than later opportunities that are much more true and satisfying will be presented to you!

To learn more about what’s up in the cosmos, subscribe to my YouTube channel for insights on what’s happening in Astrology, in real time. Watch my more recent video here (where I go deeper on the New Moon and Venus Retrograde):

How do you plan to rock out this retrograde? Any fears? Share with me in the comments below! xo