The Cosmic Drama

Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

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Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

Mercury is gearing up to go retrograde beginning April 9th and lasting until May 3rd. This period begins in Taurus and ends in Aries.  Taurus - April 9th to April 20th: While Mercury is in Taurus the focus, and any problems that arise will be about money and possessions. If you have never written a budget before, now is a good time to start. You see, retrogrades are all about revisiting aspects of your life that you have been ignoring. For a lot of us, that comes down to money and how we spend it. If you have been living...

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How To Survive Venus Retrograde

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How To Survive Venus Retrograde

Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra. Which means that beauty, creation, love and money are the major keywords you will want to keep in your mind during her Retrograde period (March 4th - April 15th).  Below are a few things you can do to appease her. 1. Study your Natal chart and check your current transits. Since she's moving back in Aries (my Natal position), how is she aspecting your Natal Venus sign and house? How is she aspecting your big three (Sun, Moon, Rising)? Is she in a comfortable position with your inner planets, but not so...

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Celtic Cross: A Simple & Straightforward Guide

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Celtic Cross: A Simple & Straightforward Guide

The Celtic Cross spread is by no means a "beginner" spread, but how else will you learn to master it if you don't practice? This is my version of the Celtic Cross, which I have streamlined so you can get right to the point.  Card 1: The present. The querent in relation to their question. Their state of mind, their feelings, their position in it. Card 2:  The Challenge. What crosses the querent? What is the immediate problem they need to overcome. Always remember that even if you pull a traditionally "good card" for this position it will still represent...

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Cleansing Methods: For Home, Oracle Decks & Body

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Cleansing Methods: For Home, Oracle Decks & Body

Tomorrow's Full Moon in Leo is also an eclipse, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my cleansing methods for my decks, my home and my body. Normally I do this stuff on the New Moon, but I am slowly adopting it for the Full Moon.  Sage: Sage is an amazing plant. It smells great, purifies the air and the skin and is probably the best energy balancer there is.  The form of sage I use most is incense. It is the way I cleanse my decks and home most often. I will also use dried...

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Intro to Asteroids - Arcana of Astrology

Intro to Asteroids - Arcana of Astrology

Vesta the Keeper - Devotion Vesta is a beautiful contradiction of Virgo energy and Scorpio energy. She represents the Vestal Virgins, but also has the potential for fantasizing about the taboo and being destructive.  She is the guardian of home and hearth, but it's important to think of your self as that home. The flame she protects is inside you. It is what sparks that sense of comfort and security.  Positive Vesta: dedication, clarity, organized Negative Vesta: low self esteem, fear, chaos Pallas Athena the Warrior - Justice Strategy and creativity rule this asteroid. Pallas will go in for the kill, but...

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