Jupiter in Libra

Jupiter enters Libra on September 9th and will stay until October 10, 2017.  Jupiter remains in a sign for one year and it works its magic, expanding our consciousness, our boundaries and giving us a feeling of being supported in our endeavors. To use Jupiter to its maximum talent one must be committed to themselves, to either discovering who they are and what they want or pursuing their passion or dreams. When you are centered in self-awareness and not giving your power away, then the universe can step forward and offer you support and inspiration. It can bring you opportunity and show you new paths. However, without faith in your own vision and desires, whatever is offered is often not appreciated or even acknowledged. Learn how to embrace an experience and make it your own. Just because the results were not what you imagined, doesn’t mean that the gift was not a part of the package. It’s important to take things apart and see what worked and what didn’t. Learn, embrace and discard and you’ll find the gift is there — the next step or the actual prize.

Once you’re centered, becoming comfortable with both giving and receiving is important. Both energies are necessary for advancement that doesn’t exhaust and deplete one’s energy. When you help someone else, you feel empowered and in control, and when someone else helps you, chances are you feel vulnerable and indebted – but what you need to realize is that you’re giving a gift to the giver – you’re offering them the experience of sharing their talents with you – you’re empowering them by surrendering for the moment. If your door only works one way, it will get jammed and you’ll feel stuck – balance is not achieved.  Everyone favors one side or the other, learning to use both gives you an advantage. Stop and ask yourself, do I have trouble letting others do things for me, accepting help, a gift, an offer? Without the ability to receive, giving will become a burden.

Libra is the sign of relationships. If you are in one, it’s time to improve it and add something new to the package. If you’re not, perhaps this is the year when the right person will cross your path. Business partnerships are included in the energy; alliances will be beneficial so if you’re thinking about it, Jupiter will help you out.

Those who have prepared for success and done the work, these souls have helped Jupiter bring them abundance, expansion, support, opportunity and new paths to follow. If you are wondering where Libra is in your chart and how the coming year will affect you personally and in business, then you should book a reading with Linda Joyce, astrologer and life coach. 

Mars Retrograde: April 18th – June 23rd

Mars has been retrograde for more than a month now and we still have another month to go. It is retrograde in Sagittarius but enters Scorpio at the end of May. How many aha moments have you had? How many fears have you been asked to face and reevaluate? Make the changes that have been revealed. It’s time to break old patterns that are holding you back.

Mars is the ruler of Aries, the firs sign of the zodiac. It represents our vision of who we are and where we are going; it’s assertive, aggressive and judgmental. It’s mission is to divide your path so that you can clearly see what is good and bad, right and wrong. Once that’s clear, it’s easier to make decision on your journey.

When Mars is retrograde, advancement slows down; it’s time to position yourself, strategize — not conquer. We tend to judge ourselves by our advancement which is a mistake. Wise men take their time, they reason, they reflect, they position themselves differently whenever they learn something new. They gain knowledge and wisdom from their experiences, not what they’ve accomplished.

Sagittarius is our beliefs, but they don’t just value what they’ve accomplished but more what they’ve learned. This energy takes us higher and wider, expanding our knowledge and understanding. It can be stubborn and persevering, both a desirable trait and a problem, depending on what one is holding on to. The key is to not get rigid in what you think is right, learn as you go and make adjustments. This is how you grow.

So what can you do? First step is self-acceptance. Get rid of the fantasy of your existence and take a look at your strengths and weaknesses. You don’t have to share them with the world, but you do have to acknowledge what they are. Acceptance is power. Find a way to support yourself on where you are lacking. Don’t put yourself in situations that will perpetuate the problem until you’ve resolved it. Have a plan – you can change it tomorrow but you have to start somewhere. Envision yourself moving forward and being successful. Free your real desires they have the power of motivation and above all make a commitment to what you want.  The famous writer and philosopher Goethe has a quote on the subject. “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”  And that is the key. If you commit the universe steps forward and helps you succeed. If you’re not really committed you’re on your own.  We all need luck, help and the advantage that comes from making a commitment. Have faith in yourself even if you have to fake it. Work on surrounding yourself with people who believe and support you, friendship is a key to a happy and successful life.

In short, this is a time when great growth can be achieved. You can remove the blocks that are holding you back if you can find the courage to see them clearly. If you need help, don’t hesitate to book a session. It’s my expertise.