Welcome to June! Full Moon in Sagittarius & the end of Mercury Retrograde!

Welcome to June my gypsy friends! We are deep in the season of change; prepping for summer and shifting into new possibilities. As we move into June, it’s a time for self care and raising the bar for expansion in your life! Are you ready to take action?

We are more than half way through Mercury Retrograde (onset was 5/19) and it will re-direct on June 11th. In the meantime, breathe through the technical difficulties and mix ups and instead carve out more time in your schedule for YOU. Mercury retrograde isn’t a time to be screwed over however one to explore where in your life you need change and also to reflect more from within and not be so needy on the opinions of others. It’s okay to be a little more selfish and ask for what you need or say no to a situation that just isn’t working for you. It will allow everything to re-adjust for the better once we clear out of the retrograde.

Another big milestone is the Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 2nd (onset 12:19pm EST). This is a fiery culmination asking you to set your sights high and go BIG! In my latest video, I discuss how to create your moon manifestation for ultimate success!

After viewing and creating your moon ritual, let me know about it! What’s your big target item you’re ready to charge forward with?  Realize that anything you desire is truly yours. The intuitive guidance we receive in life or those “hot” moments are just reminders from the cosmos that we are ready. It may not mean it will happen overnight, however it does support that if you stick with it and hold the faith, everything and then some will carry forth in your life. Trust me, I know!  Through my patience and work with the universal flow, I’ve culminated much of my goals over the last year and am happily vibrating in the space I desired now! So it can happen, truly. It’s just a mix of your willingness to show up and letting fate do it’s thing.

Happy Moon manifesting and I’ll see you for the next mid-month forecast!

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February is Reason to Party! Full Moon in Leo, Sensual Venus in Pisces & the end of Mercury Retrograde!

Woohoo to February!

We start out the second month of 2015 with a beautiful Venus entry into the sign of Pisces. This is where all of your senses (including your intuitive 6th sense) will be heightened. It’s a time to dream and romanticize your goals. That’s right, bring a more sensuous side to your desires! The Pisces/Venus pairing will allow you to really slip deep into feeling what it is you are ready to manifest. Instead of just saying what you want, FEEL what it is you are in a space to create. Visualize exactly what you want to happen, with the knowing that it is already yours. Strut through the field of your aspirations and with each step, carry the energy of confidence and clarity. BE-COMING is really just your authentic self coming home to what it already know to be true. Let it happen.

The Full Moon on 2/3 at 6:09PM EST is a time to express yourself and let your passions shine out! It is ruled by the sign of Leo, which is in a prosperous transit with Jupiter right now. This means it’s time to go even BIGGER! The Full Moon is a time of completion, so review where you are ready to go next level and then write those items down. Meditate on them with a deep knowing of their ability to transform into something amazing. Then offer them up in prayer and even burn the list as a way to claim that you are ready to ignite. When we burn, we are asking for the universe to help us take our visions higher. This is definitely a time to make your expectations a reality and when you offer up, you are showing your ultimate faith in the universe.

Lastly, Mercury Retrograde will leave us on Feb 11th! For many of you it was a trying time and for others a super productive one. As we enter this final stretch, keep your schedule light and spend more time taking care of you. That doesn’t mean a binge fest of reality TV and ice cream (well maybe a mini one), however more so finding healthy new ways to reinvest in yourself. Try out a new fitness class or spend the day at the spa. Maybe it even means reorganizing your kitchen. When you spend time restoring yourself, you will discover new ways to be more efficient and productive in the long run!

For more juicy tidbits during the first half of February, watch my latest YouTube video. And as always I love your comments too! Let me know your Full Moon ritual or how you rose above to make Mercury Retrograde work for you!

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