APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER
WAITING FOR THINGS TO HAPPEN… HAPPEN THEY WILL
We can expect a slow yet positive start to the month as Mercury enters his station and starts moving in the right direction. We have had five weeks of hell for some, illusions shatters for others and for many it has just been a difficult month.
The time for reflection and repairing begins now as Mercury visits all the issues it triggered from the 20th of February and begins the repairing process.
Just think of the terrible floods and natural disasters worldwide and how difficult it was to get help to the outlying areas. Our own personal lives have been in flux and it seems as if our problems are never ending. Things are just not happening or issues that started 5 weeks ago are not going away.
I call this period we are entering a time of fast forward action, we are free from the backward energy and ready to move forward dealing with all past illusions or issues in a positive light.
Whatever has been on hold or holding us back is going to happen, the waiting period is over and things are moving. Slowly to begin with but be ready for mid month when Mercury loses his sea legs.
Mercury leaves Pisces the mute sign and enters Aries on the 17th of March. Wow it is all actions go with Mercury in Aries, the most pioneering action driven sign of them all.
Mercury the thinking action planet gets a boost of turbo fluid and life for us starts to take shape again. No more illusions, no more dreams and dealing with tricksters. No more procrastinating, the past is the past and to get over the damage, the past is over, we need to become our own soldiers and fight our own fights. It is up to you to make your own path. Shake off the damage the retrograde has done and in some cases start things from the beginning, but this time with positive intent.
For the first half of the month we may still feel lost and uncertain, but from the 17th we can pick up the pieces and make a new start. Holding onto hurt, pain, anger and loss will just keep you back. Aries energy gives us the permission to think about self and to take our own action to fix the path of damage this retrograde has thrown at us.
Communicate we must, communicate with a solution is one of the ways we can mend bridges. Mars the planet of action is in Gemini so both Mercury the planet of communication and Mars the planet of action will work beautifully together. Connect, communicate and confront issues, find a workable way forward.
A warning with this energy is that confrontation without a solution will most probably backfire. So if you have an issue with someone or something, seek for a solution before confronting, this way life happens and happens well.
Some really practically innovative earth friendly ideas can kick off in a big way from the 2nd of this month. If you have an idea you wish to share, or begin…now is the time. This is the time and opportunity to innovative ideas.
Love and dreams, poetry and fantasy will be most appealing this month, Venus the planet of desire and love is in Pisces. Pisces is the sign that best describes dreaming and the movies; it loves escapism into another realm. With all this busy pioneer energy going around remember to take the time to work on your love life, enjoy romance and simply just being in a space you desire.
One warning is overindulgence, desire in the sign that rules no boundaries may overdo the eating, drinking, gambling and lazy tendencies. As the saying goes, all within reason is a good thing.
Around the 13th we have a great opportunity to put a structure into a dream project or to bring in discipline and restriction to any addiction. Venus connects with Saturn and the disciplined planet Saturn has the ability to put the break onto any undisciplined behaviour, both in the work place or within your own lifestyle.
The stock market and investment will be on a go slow any big investment plans and financial decisions need to be carefully thought out.
Jupiter the planet that is the natural ruler of big money and political decisions is in his station, not moving, and will retrograde on the 10th. He is being affected by a fixed star called Acules, and this Star brings about energy of blindness.
This is a strange month on one hand we need to pioneer a path, but on the other hand we need to be clear on which direction to take. Growth in this period will happen but certain areas of our growth may be hampered by unseen or hidden problems. All that this means is re-evaluation is a necessary path to perfection.
Jupiter is a benefic Planet and in Sagittarius brings about a huge amount of growth. Sometimes this growth can be too big and too fast, now is the time to solidify and work through weak areas, for example if you are a builder and your building has gone up very fast, this is a time where the weak areas begin to show. We need to strengthen what we have before we can further expand.
Jupiter retrogrades are not as harsh as Mercury retrogrades, they are longer and less shocking. This retrograde period will give us the time to re-assess the areas in our work or life where are expecting growth. It is a time for introspection and to see what more can be done to improve. This period will last until August this year, so we have permission to just take time, reflect on issues as they arise and manage them in a positive manner.
When a problem arises it may seem to be worse than it actually is, we may exaggerate the effect it is having on us. Yes if the Rx Jupiter makes an aspect to any planets in our charts, it is giving you the gift of realising how you need to change certain life styles or decisions so that by the end of this cycle you can see your way forward to achieving perfect growth.
At the end of this Month transformation, death and endings will come along in a big way as Jupiter’s big energy connects with Pluto the planet of transformation. It is likened to the energy that to mend situations we need to break them down. It will be a stressful time for many and in a big way.
This energy is regenerative to a higher form of existence. The world will be affected by this and this is turn will affect the world. We can expect to see situations such as a call for the return of the death penalty. Legal problems will occur and a changes in legal practice may occur.
Politicians and world leaders may become arrogant and in some cases dangerous believing that they can hide behind the law. Manipulation to one’s own end is possible; this can lead to a long and destructive path as arrogance prevents others from growth.
Politics, big business and war can bring about drastic shifts which in the long run emerge in recessions and stock markets crashing.
The Jupiter Pluto aspect may even see religious or spiritual regeneration taking place as the outdated old ways are altered for the greater good. Certain religious sects will begin to lose power over their congregations if they do not try to change their passive controlling ways.
Racism will become even more damaging as it becomes more powerful in a negative way and this could lead to a violence on a large scale.
Media have the opportunity to expose deviant behaviour in politics, business, race and the world in general.
Wow, this month began strong then got rather dangerous towards the end, but understand when we have a Pluto transit it is less personal and more generational. Things will emerge in a big way and these ill’s will need to be confronted and reformed.
On a positive more personal note we should be open to remodelling or even reforming areas of our life and immediate surroundings, this energy will give us a tremendous boost to achieve what is not only positive growth for self but for the community we serve.
If one gains power one needs to have the highest ideals in mind, sharing knowledge with others will bring about positive reform.
Mars is in Gemini…sore throats and laryngitis comes to mind… so here are some natural ways to manage a sore throat.
The first and most popular method is to rinse the mouth with a warm saltwater gargle (1 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water) and then spit it out, do this several times a day. Gargling with saltwater is an easy and economical way to help cleanse the throat and loosen phlegm relieving symptoms due to a postnasal drip.
Another effective gargle is to add apple cider vinegar and honey to your gargle, especially if you cannot speak due to your symptoms, an added bonus is Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties.
Sucking on ice chips can help cool the throat, easing pain and inflammation. When the ice melts it helps hydrate you, which can also reduce congestion and keep the throat moist. Hydration is very important as it helps keep the mouth and throat moist and allows for easier flow of phlegm when suffering from a post nasal drip.
Sucking on zinc lozenges may have a double effect as zinc shortens the duration of a cold reducing the cold symptoms including sore throat. Young children should not be given lozenges.
Reduce smoking; rather don’t smoke at all as each time you inhale you are further irritating an already red and sore throat.
Avoid hot foods and drinks as the heat can prolong the symptoms.
But on a serious note, if these remedies do not help see a Doctor as a bacterial infection of the throat can spread into the ears and from the meningies to the brain.
I actually like the zinc lozenge remedy so will give that a try, till next month keep away from people with sore throats…avoid contact.
APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER