Full Moon on Christmas Day!

Happy Holidays!

What a freaking year it has been! Through the challenges and set backs one was asked to find meaning, strength, and ultimately peace. This year represented the number 8 (2+0+1+5) and encouraged us to tap into our infinite source of abundance. In order to manifest what it is we desire, we also have create the space for it to enter our lives. And often, that means letting go and being patient. Not easy however surely rewarding!

fullmoonchristmasAs we enter the last Full Moon of the year that falls upon Christmas Day, 12/25, in the sign of Cancer, we are asked to open our hearts with gratitude for not only our own self expansion but compassion for that of the world. In these troubling global moments times, we need to spread love more than ever and the more we surrender our own fears, more of those good vibes can start to flow through. This Moon is a rare occurrence, the last time it graced us was 12/25/1977 and signifies our readiness for harmony among nations and the clearance to share our creativity out!

The Full Moon kicks off December 25th at 6:11AM EST (or 11:11AM Universal Time!) and it is always best to do an offering or ritual as close to the onset as possible. However if the holiday is taking over your schedule, you can do within 48 hours after. I have created a 40 minute guided meditation that takes you through the entire process, including details about the sign it’s in, breath work, meditation, and journaling. To receive the mp3, go here.

Also watch my latest forecast video for my insights on how to close out the year and enter 2016 beaming and ready to go!

Wishing you so much peace, love and joy throughout this holiday season and always!

How are you celebrating the Holiday Full Moon? Share in the comments!!

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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

Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse Webinar! 4/4

The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse kicks off on April 4th and you’re invited to take part in the sacred festivities – all from the comfort of your home!

In this event taking place as a webinar, you’ll learn why the Full Moon is an opportune time to take action with your goals & release where you are feeling blocked. Coinciding with this moon will be a Lunar Eclipse, creating rapid shifts and much needed balance. To best tap into this energy, we will be incorporating guided meditations and manifestation journaling to allow you open up, let go, and access inner wisdom.

I will take you through it all step by step! This will be a fun way to learn more about astrology as well as get you to move away from the blocks and step into the truth of who you are and most ready to be! You’ll walk away feeling refreshed and excited for what’s to come!

Time: Begins April 4th at 10:00AM EST
*Replay will be available all weekend! Watch at a time that is most convenient for you!
Where: Your meditation space! Light some candles, bring out your crystals and get cozy!
Cost: $19
Tickets: https://fullmoonlunareclipse.splashthat.com/
*Event URL to be provided 12 hours prior to start time.

And stay tuned for the bi-weekly Astrology forecast video for more of what you can expect from the cosmos this month!

New Moon is back in action in Aquarius!

With every New Moon, the world becomes a little more vast and a lot more magical. The upcoming lunar cycle on February 18th at 6:47PM EST is proving to be an ultra-special time for you. Typically, the moon enters into a new sign to start off it’s next phase. This time however, it’s entering back into Aquarius and finishing in Pisces, giving you a major opportunity to hit the reset button on your desires and take them to the next level. I really encourage you at the onset of this period to take some time to sit down with your aspirations and assess what needs the most attention right now. From there, call upon the universal energies to give those intentions some high charged juju! Don’t stop there though as the universe will need your help to make them a reality. This is an opportune time to show the world what you are made of by putting your goals into action. Just by engaging in the art of starting, you’ll allow the law of attraction to set in motion and effortlessly start to pull your needs right to you!

Watch my latest video to learn more on how you can maximize this New Moon as well as what else you can expect from the cosmos for the rest of February. Have a moon ritual you’d like to share? Something you’re working on? Share with me in the comments!

 

Why Mercury Retrograde makes me giddy!

Perhaps I’m bias because my last name is ruled by the planet Mercury. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I consider myself to be a Mercurial girl by nature, however I’m growing to LOVE Mercury in Retrograde.

You may be thinking, “Dear Lord, she’s officially lost it. She’s gotten so swept up in the cosmos that she’s completely out of sync with the real world!” And in some ways, yes that’s true. Though on a grander scale, it’s merely the opposite. All planetary shifts occur to create a sense of order in what we consider to be our reality. So when the planet Mercury starts to go “backwards”, it’s not really trying to create waves of chaos or destroy your microwave! It simply wants you to slow down and look at things in a new way.

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Mercury is the planet of communication, messages and technology. The energy it radiates is so powerful that we feel it on our earth plane. Typically, it functions to help manage how you correspond with the outside world. Every 3-4 months though, it needs a break. To stop dealing with what’s going on outside of you and bring more of your awareness within.

And quite frankly, that kind of self-reflection can scare the shit out of people.

So a giant stigma around this trend was created. Instead of acknowledging this as a time to redirect us to some much needed self-love, it’s feared as the time when the world crashes around us. Here’s the thing, as my dear friend Ruby coins it best, “The Universe is your homeboy. It loves YOU!” And in that love there is a plan and much going on behind the scenes that you may not even be able to comprehend right now. As such, it’s a period to step out of your way of “I know best” thinking and possibly explore what can be refined. It’s an opportunity to lighten up your schedule and workload so you can find new ways to be MORE productive going forward. And if you ignore this opening as directed and book yourself full or spend too much time trying to fix everyone else, then things are going to backfire.

For example, you have a to-do list that is completely swapped. And then your car breaks down on the way to a new client (that you don’t really have the time to take on but worried you need the money). And your cell phone battery dies when you try call for help. Yes, that all totally sucks and you can thank the Mercury Retrograde for those happenings. They could have been prevented however if you had just cleared more time on your schedule to focus on finishing lingering tasks and then spent the remaining time reorganizing your closet or taking a bath. All of which turned out to be way more cost-efficient than the first scenario. You following? Again, this turnaround phase isn’t looking to give you more challenges, however push you into more productive habits and take better care of yourself! If you fight it, it’ll fight you right back my dear. If you embrace it, you’ll find yourself in a space of feeling super charged and rejuvenated!

My motto during this time is to “RISE ABOVE” the retrograde! And do so with a smile please. For far too many people misunderstand or do not know at all the true intent of Mercury’s reversal behavior and for that you need to smile and stay positive. We must carry the space so that we can use this time efficiently and be open to the mishaps along the way.

Trust me, I’ve already had a few blunders during this round and it was completely annoying. And instead of getting mad or ignoring the whole thing. I dealt with the situation and realized it showed up to lead me in another direction. One that actually feels more open and productive. So how about that!

So remember, Mercury Retrograde isn’t something that happens TO you, it’s actually a gift the universe is providing FOR you, if you can just recognize what you’re truly gaining by going within.  How will you rise above? How can you use this as a time to be more productive and enhance your way of living? I’d love to know! Share your favorite ways to work with the backward energy that actually move you forward!

New Moon in Aquarius & Mercury Retrograde!

Just as the Sun moves through the zodiac every month (which is how you figure out your commonly known birthday sign), the Moon cycles around the astrological signs too!  On Tuesday, January 20th, the next New Moon cycle will start at 8:14AM EST in the sign of Aquarius.  What does this mean for you?  Whether you’re an Aquarian Sun sign or not, you’ll feel the effects of what this sign radiates.  Aquarius is represented as the water bearer.  They are giving, strong willed and here to serve.  Their downfall is often not taking even time for themselves and needing to isolate to avoid wash out.  During this time, I invite you to see where you are looking to give as well as dedicating time for what you need to nurture your own soul.

It is also common to hold a ritual at the dawn of the New Moon.  Within 48 hours of it’s onset (ideally 24 hours), find a quiet, meditative place to journal.  I like to keep one journal to use throughout the year to log my moon writings.  For this particular time, I would love for you to go big!  The cosmos are lining you up for transformation and it’s an opportunity to cultivate the seeds from your subconscious and redirect them for optimum growth.  Where do you feel most connected on your journey right now?  What deep visions are ready to go forth?  Use your intuition and trust as you write.  Be open minded and allow the dreams to come out to play so they can be made into your reality!  Keep the journal in a safe place and await for the next steps at the Full Moon in Leo on February 3, 2015!

Another planetary shift is Mercury Retrograde from January 21-February 11, 2015.  Many people freak out during this time because this planet rules communication, technology and messages.  I am assuring you that it will be okay!  Any mishaps that may happen are just to teach you a lesson to stay positive and to also SLOW DOWN.  It’s a reminder for when we have too much on our plate and when we are overloaded, then clearly there is more room for error.  I encourage you to rise above this Mercury RT and smile when a miscommunication or tech glitch arises.  Stay organized and give yourself room to breathe.

And watch my latest forecast for even more details on the cosmos during the month of January!

p.s. I freaking LOVE your questions & comments!  Send me an email at danielle@daniellemercurio.com or leave a comment below!

Keep dreaming! xo