The Musings of Andrea...

(~(A Day in the Life Of~))
As many of you know, Mercury Retrograde can be a confusing period of time, as its known to cause delays in travel, problems with communication, financial issues, and can even result in people popping up from the past (sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad). I've compiled this list for you guys of how you should expect THIS mercury retrograde to be (by your zodiac sign) so that you guys know exactly what to watch out for - (and look forward to!) this mercury retrograde. Its important to know that even though this can be a frustrating time, that life is what you make it, and there are silver linings to all things, even retrograde! You just have to find it! Hopefully this is helpful to you in navigating the next three week period of time! --


Aquarius: Major financial initiatives should be avoided during this time as there could be mistakes or hidden terms to things that come back to bite you later. Its important to make sure that you understand everything about financial situations so that they can benefit you and at this time it seems that things are a little bit more sketchy than normal so avoid big time financial matters if at all possible. Its important not to speculate about others behavior as you might be wrong, your intuition is a little "off" right now, so if you are confused about a partner or loved ones behavior, its important to ask them exactly what they are thinking/feeling/intending before jumping to a conclusion as you can easily avoid a fight by just asking them what their true intent is. Be careful with expressing your opinion, make sure that you don't come across in a rude manner when you're not intending to.


-- Pisces: This retrograde focuses in and around your love life heavily. Whether you're in a committed relationship or just dating, you want to make sure that you are entirely clear about your intent and your emotions as things can easily be misconstrued right now, so make sure that the lines of communication are open especially with regards to shared financial matters with partners as there could be fights over money that could easily be avoided. Its important to avoid investments right now, as during retrograde they may not go the way that you want them to, so caution should definitely be exercised. Make sure with all things that you think them over clearly before arguing about them as you don't want a premature argument that could be avoided with a romantic partner.


-- Aries: You may find yourself rethinking previous conversations that you've had with loved ones, but hang on! Make sure that you are looking at these situations objectively or it could cause a disagreement or resentment on your part when the other person didn't truly mean for that to occur. Make sure that you are looking at things objectively especially in situations that get a little bit tense. Ask yourself "Did they really mean that? Are they just upset? Could I possibly be taking this the wrong way?". Make sure that you go through all scenarios before an attack so that you make sure that you're seeing the situation correctly. You also have the potential during this period of time to revisit a past relationship, this can be either good or bad, but the indication for a former partner showing up during the next three weeks is VERY strong. Again, make sure you look at the situation objectively to decide whether this person has a place in your life or not.


-- Taurus: Communications with romantic partners as well as children can be a bit tense right now, so it may seem that family life is a little more chaotic than normal. Try to understand where they are coming from as well and it will serve you well in the weeks to come as far as communicating effectively and understanding each other, as well as making sure that the family unit remains harmonious. If you have children, you may feel that they are being a bit sneaky lately and you may be right, but still, don't jump to conclusions, watch the situation before approaching it so that you have all the facts! One of the biggest things with this mercury retrograde and you is the warning that you don't want to "jump to conclusions" about anything or anyone, you want to make sure you gather facts instead as jumping to conclusions will not serve you will as your intuition may be slightly off during this period of time. You, like Aries have the potential for someone to come back into your life and you should be cautious about this particular person, as it does not seem that the person that is trying to return is going to stick around so make sure that you are able to see beyond what they may be saying at this point in time and realize why this person is not in your life any longer. Communications with Virgo's and Libra's in the workplace may be a bit difficult in general, make sure that you are extremely literal with things that you are saying so that there are no mishaps in communication!


-- Gemini: You may be feeling a need to impress others or really showcase yourself, but its important to not act vain or superficial as others can erroneously find you to be "too" confident or even "egotistical" during this time (which you're really not), but it seems like you're just not "getting over" with people like your natural charm normally allows. This will only last a few weeks so don't be discouraged, just focus on bettering yourself as you normally do and trying to keep a positive attitude. You're going to find during this period of time that a lot of people seem to need your help and support, this is a good time to do that and show what a good friend you are, but beware of running all your energy out! You need to ensure that you take time for yourself as well. In love relationships to avoid conflict make sure that you focus more on actions during this time than words, your lover (or potential lovers) actions at this point are going to speak louder than words and if you get caught on the words, you may find yourself confused, so focus more on actions, and make sure that you're showing the appropriate actions as well


-- Cancer: The past may seem to be cropping up all over the place, still, make sure that you are paying attention to the present even though you may have the urge to daydream all the time! Its important to realize how far you've come in your life and not to get caught on painful or distracting situations from the past as you've overcome those. Right now your intuition and natural ability to know "whats wrong" with other people is not going to be entirely up to par, as a result, you may want to make sure that you're watching friends/lovers/family's reactions, facial expressions and body language because even though you are a natural at knowing when something is wrong, at this period in time during this retrograde you really may not realize if you offend someone or if someone is upset. Focus more on the external "proof" of things so that you don't miss something important in your family/friends/lovers lives as communication isn't going to be entirely up to par and they will seem to need you at this point in time, but it really may seem like a guessing game. You may find that you have the urge to change your home or living situation, wait to make huge decisions like these until after retrograde.


-- Leo: Mercury Retrograde is going to affect you either positively or negatively on the financial front, it won't be in the middle. Whether its positive or negative, its important to realize that the impact is temporary - so don't go taking on additional financial responsibilities if you're doing exceedingly well at the moment, and don't take out a million loans if you're doing badly, either way will catch up. If you're doing well, enjoy this moment of grace, if not, know that it is temporary and things should be evening out in the coming weeks. There is the possibility of transportation issues, so make sure that your vehicles are up to shape, but this is not the time to change vehicles (all major purchases should be avoided during retrograde if at all possible). There may be nagging issues from the past that come up, its best not to feed too much into them or you could end up stirring up that old energy.


-- Virgo: You may not be representing yourself in the manner that you think you are. Make sure that you are extremely clear with others about what you want how you feel during this time as its going to be hard for others to tell entirely and you could be misunderstood while you think that "it should be clear", its important to make things completely clear to others instead of expecting them to guess because at this period in time, they'll get it wrong. If you're feeling a certain way, make sure that you make it clear to others so that they can handle it accordingly and you can communicate more clearly. This retrograde is going to focus highly on communication so its important to communicate effectively both when representing yourself and dealing with others emotions/feelings. It is important to not take on anything new financially during this time as it is likely to be a bust or something that causes strain in the future, wait to sign any new papers or do anything financial until retrograde is over.


-- Libra: If you are experiencing any sort of legal affairs, you will find delays during this time. While it is frustrating, it is for the best that it is delayed during retrograde so that things don't go incredibly bonkers so there is a silver lining. Avoid making major decisions at this time because with retrograde falling partially in your sign, things are a little bit off. During this period, you are most likely going to find that you have an enemy that you did not expect, while this is both a blessing and a curse to find out this knowledge before it harms you further, it is going to be frustrating and stressful nonetheless, make sure that you cut this person out of your life before they are able to harm you further. Also, don't rush any decisions in your personal life, think things through especially with regards to the people that you care about.


-- Scorpio: If you have shared financial accounts, be careful with spending and make sure that whomever these accounts are shared with is knowledgeable about what you're spending and that you're knowledgeable about their spending as well lest the two of you end up in a mess. Its important to make sure that any shared financial resources are transparent at this time as a result of a potential financial mistake if not. You may find that any group meetings or work meetings are a bit tense and can be delayed and/or cancelled, if this continues, you may want to schedule after retrograde if possible as it won't be as easy as normal to get everyone together. You may feel that your intuition is a little bit off, but its not as off as you may think, so do listen to that little voice inside your head, although major decisions are frowned upon during retrograde periods, this is an excellent time for you to start planning things in the future (even though you can't put them into motion yet), because you are going to have some good ideas during this period of time that could definitely benefit you financially and emotionally in the future.


-- Sagittarius: You may feel like you want to fight over something financial, avoid this if at all possible as this can sour a friendship/relationship very quickly and cause some resentment that can be avoided if communication is sought before an argument can erupt. Try to see their point of view too even though it may be difficult at this time. You may feel that a lover/potential partner is giving off mixed signals, but it seems they are also feeling the same about you, try to be clear in everything you do and ask for the same clarity in others (Its as simple as saying: "Please be entirely clear about what you want", this can definitely keep you from getting into hot water during this retrograde period. You may find yourself thinking about contacting someone from the past, this could be either a good or bad thing depending on the relationship involved, weigh out the pros and cons before doing so and if you feel there are more pros then contact them as this would be a good time for rekindling, if there are more cons, then you know what to do instead.


-- Capricorn: Travel may be more difficult than normal during this time, with delays and unexpected things coming up. Try to take this as it comes and not let it bother you as its going to happen anyway and what can ya do? Try not to let it ruin your day even though it can be frustrating. During this retrograde period, its advised that you do not sign anything legal or start anything new on a business level as it would not be the appropriate time, if time is of the essence, try to at least delay it until retrograde is over in a few weeks. Communication with those in work related situations (especially those in authority) appear to be a little strained so try to make sure that you make yourself clear so that others don't misunderstand you during this period of time, things will all be back to normal in a few weeks so theres no need to plant a seed of resentment during this time that you can't take back. Clarity is definitely important.


------------ I hope this is helpful to all of you, and of course I'm available if you have any specific questions about YOUR life and just how retrograde is going to affect you personally, I hope that this serves as a good guideline for you in the weeks to come and you get out of retrograde unscathed!

Love and Blessings, -Andrea (Rayne)
As many of you know, Mercury Retrograde can be a confusing period of time, as its known to cause delays in travel, problems with communication, financial issues, and can even result in people popping up from the past (sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad). I've compiled this list for you guys of how you should expect THIS mercury retrograde to be (by your zodiac sign) so that you guys know exactly what to watch out for - (and look forward to!) this mercury retrograde. Its important to know that even though this can be a frustrating time, that life is what you make it, and there are silver linings to all things, even retrograde! You just have to find it! Hopefully this is helpful to you in navigating the next three week period of time! -- Aquarius: Major financial initiatives should be avoided during this time as there could be mistakes or hidden terms to things that come back to bite you later. Its important to make sure that you understand everything about financial situations so that they can benefit you and at this time it seems that things are a little bit more sketchy than normal so avoid big time financial matters if at all possible. Its important not to speculate about others behavior as you might be wrong, your intuition is a little "off" right now, so if you are confused about a partner or loved ones behavior, its important to ask them exactly what they are thinking/feeling/intending before jumping to a conclusion as you can easily avoid a fight by just asking them what their true intent is. Be careful with expressing your opinion, make sure that you don't come across in a rude manner when you're not intending to. -- Pisces: This retrograde focuses in and around your love life heavily. Whether you're in a committed relationship or just dating, you want to make sure that you are entirely clear about your intent and your emotions as things can easily be misconstrued right now, so make sure that the lines of communication are open especially with regards to shared financial matters with partners as there could be fights over money that could easily be avoided. Its important to avoid investments right now, as during retrograde they may not go the way that you want them to, so caution should definitely be exercised. Make sure with all things that you think them over clearly before arguing about them as you don't want a premature argument that could be avoided with a romantic partner. -- Aries: You may find yourself rethinking previous conversations that you've had with loved ones, but hang on! Make sure that you are looking at these situations objectively or it could cause a disagreement or resentment on your part when the other person didn't truly mean for that to occur. Make sure that you are looking at things objectively especially in situations that get a little bit tense. Ask yourself "Did they really mean that? Are they just upset? Could I possibly be taking this the wrong way?". Make sure that you go through all scenarios before an attack so that you make sure that you're seeing the situation correctly. You also have the potential during this period of time to revisit a past relationship, this can be either good or bad, but the indication for a former partner showing up during the next three weeks is VERY strong. Again, make sure you look at the situation objectively to decide whether this person has a place in your life or not. -- Taurus: Communications with romantic partners as well as children can be a bit tense right now, so it may seem that family life is a little more chaotic than normal. Try to understand where they are coming from as well and it will serve you well in the weeks to come as far as communicating effectively and understanding each other, as well as making sure that the family unit remains harmonious. If you have children, you may feel that they are being a bit sneaky lately and you may be right, but still, don't jump to conclusions, watch the situation before approaching it so that you have all the facts! One of the biggest things with this mercury retrograde and you is the warning that you don't want to "jump to conclusions" about anything or anyone, you want to make sure you gather facts instead as jumping to conclusions will not serve you will as your intuition may be slightly off during this period of time. You, like Aries have the potential for someone to come back into your life and you should be cautious about this particular person, as it does not seem that the person that is trying to return is going to stick around so make sure that you are able to see beyond what they may be saying at this point in time and realize why this person is not in your life any longer. Communications with Virgo's and Libra's in the workplace may be a bit difficult in general, make sure that you are extremely literal with things that you are saying so that there are no mishaps in communication! -- Gemini: You may be feeling a need to impress others or really showcase yourself, but its important to not act vain or superficial as others can erroneously find you to be "too" confident or even "egotistical" during this time (which you're really not), but it seems like you're just not "getting over" with people like your natural charm normally allows. This will only last a few weeks so don't be discouraged, just focus on bettering yourself as you normally do and trying to keep a positive attitude. You're going to find during this period of time that a lot of people seem to need your help and support, this is a good time to do that and show what a good friend you are, but beware of running all your energy out! You need to ensure that you take time for yourself as well. In love relationships to avoid conflict make sure that you focus more on actions during this time than words, your lover (or potential lovers) actions at this point are going to speak louder than words and if you get caught on the words, you may find yourself confused, so focus more on actions, and make sure that you're showing the appropriate actions as well -- Cancer: The past may seem to be cropping up all over the place, still, make sure that you are paying attention to the present even though you may have the urge to daydream all the time! Its important to realize how far you've come in your life and not to get caught on painful or distracting situations from the past as you've overcome those. Right now your intuition and natural ability to know "whats wrong" with other people is not going to be entirely up to par, as a result, you may want to make sure that you're watching friends/lovers/family's reactions, facial expressions and body language because even though you are a natural at knowing when something is wrong, at this period in time during this retrograde you really may not realize if you offend someone or if someone is upset. Focus more on the external "proof" of things so that you don't miss something important in your family/friends/lovers lives as communication isn't going to be entirely up to par and they will seem to need you at this point in time, but it really may seem like a guessing game. You may find that you have the urge to change your home or living situation, wait to make huge decisions like these until after retrograde. -- Leo: Mercury Retrograde is going to affect you either positively or negatively on the financial front, it won't be in the middle. Whether its positive or negative, its important to realize that the impact is temporary - so don't go taking on additional financial responsibilities if you're doing exceedingly well at the moment, and don't take out a million loans if you're doing badly, either way will catch up. If you're doing well, enjoy this moment of grace, if not, know that it is temporary and things should be evening out in the coming weeks. There is the possibility of transportation issues, so make sure that your vehicles are up to shape, but this is not the time to change vehicles (all major purchases should be avoided during retrograde if at all possible). There may be nagging issues from the past that come up, its best not to feed too much into them or you could end up stirring up that old energy. -- Virgo: You may not be representing yourself in the manner that you think you are. Make sure that you are extremely clear with others about what you want how you feel during this time as its going to be hard for others to tell entirely and you could be misunderstood while you think that "it should be clear", its important to make things completely clear to others instead of expecting them to guess because at this period in time, they'll get it wrong. If you're feeling a certain way, make sure that you make it clear to others so that they can handle it accordingly and you can communicate more clearly. This retrograde is going to focus highly on communication so its important to communicate effectively both when representing yourself and dealing with others emotions/feelings. It is important to not take on anything new financially during this time as it is likely to be a bust or something that causes strain in the future, wait to sign any new papers or do anything financial until retrograde is over. -- Libra: If you are experiencing any sort of legal affairs, you will find delays during this time. While it is frustrating, it is for the best that it is delayed during retrograde so that things don't go incredibly bonkers so there is a silver lining. Avoid making major decisions at this time because with retrograde falling partially in your sign, things are a little bit off. During this period, you are most likely going to find that you have an enemy that you did not expect, while this is both a blessing and a curse to find out this knowledge before it harms you further, it is going to be frustrating and stressful nonetheless, make sure that you cut this person out of your life before they are able to harm you further. Also, don't rush any decisions in your personal life, think things through especially with regards to the people that you care about. -- Scorpio: If you have shared financial accounts, be careful with spending and make sure that whomever these accounts are shared with is knowledgeable about what you're spending and that you're knowledgeable about their spending as well lest the two of you end up in a mess. Its important to make sure that any shared financial resources are transparent at this time as a result of a potential financial mistake if not. You may find that any group meetings or work meetings are a bit tense and can be delayed and/or cancelled, if this continues, you may want to schedule after retrograde if possible as it won't be as easy as normal to get everyone together. You may feel that your intuition is a little bit off, but its not as off as you may think, so do listen to that little voice inside your head, although major decisions are frowned upon during retrograde periods, this is an excellent time for you to start planning things in the future (even though you can't put them into motion yet), because you are going to have some good ideas during this period of time that could definitely benefit you financially and emotionally in the future. -- Sagittarius: You may feel like you want to fight over something financial, avoid this if at all possible as this can sour a friendship/relationship very quickly and cause some resentment that can be avoided if communication is sought before an argument can erupt. Try to see their point of view too even though it may be difficult at this time. You may feel that a lover/potential partner is giving off mixed signals, but it seems they are also feeling the same about you, try to be clear in everything you do and ask for the same clarity in others (Its as simple as saying: "Please be entirely clear about what you want", this can definitely keep you from getting into hot water during this retrograde period. You may find yourself thinking about contacting someone from the past, this could be either a good or bad thing depending on the relationship involved, weigh out the pros and cons before doing so and if you feel there are more pros then contact them as this would be a good time for rekindling, if there are more cons, then you know what to do instead. -- Capricorn: Travel may be more difficult than normal during this time, with delays and unexpected things coming up. Try to take this as it comes and not let it bother you as its going to happen anyway and what can ya do? Try not to let it ruin your day even though it can be frustrating. During this retrograde period, its advised that you do not sign anything legal or start anything new on a business level as it would not be the appropriate time, if time is of the essence, try to at least delay it until retrograde is over in a few weeks. Communication with those in work related situations (especially those in authority) appear to be a little strained so try to make sure that you make yourself clear so that others don't misunderstand you during this period of time, things will all be back to normal in a few weeks so theres no need to plant a seed of resentment during this time that you can't take back. Clarity is definitely important. ------------ I hope this is helpful to all of you, and of course I'm available if you have any specific questions about YOUR life and just how retrograde is going to affect you personally, I hope that this serves as a good guideline for you in the weeks to come and you get out of retrograde unscathed! Love and Blessings, -Andrea (Rayne)
Hey Everyone,
As fair warning due to me being in the end stages of my pregnancy, I did want to put this up for reference and information as babies always seem to have their own "agenda". If for some reason I disappear for a few days, it is safe to say, that I'm probably in baby-land. Her due date is not until November 25th, but I will also be having surgery (tubal ligation), after delivery.
Whenever this time comes up, if I do disappear for a bit, please know it was due to "expected, but also unexpected circumstances". If a date for induction, or C-section is planned however, I will of course keep you all up to date, but I did want to mention that I am in the final laps of my pregnancy so if for some reason I turn up missing, I am not ignoring anyone, and will definitely make it up to all of you when I return.

Thank you all for your understanding/patience.
Love and Light,
-Andrea (Rayne)
Hi all, I am very sick with the flu at this time, due to this email readings are going to be delayed, I apologize in advance for the inconvenience this may cause, please understand. Thank you -Andrea (Rayne)
Just wanted to post a note to say, Happy Yule, Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, and/or any other holiday you celebrate!

<3
Andrea (Rayne)

And also - may the new year shine blessings upon all who read this. I will be unavailable Dec 24th and 25th, but will return on the 26th :) Love and blessings to you all!
Hi there,
As many of you know, I am presently pregnant. My due date is next month..as we all know, that doesn't nessacerrily indicate that they are going to stay on schedule and I've been advised that he may make his entrance a tiny bit early.

Because of this - I want everyone to know that between here and the end of next month, (although I will try my best to make sure everyone is informed when it actually does take place) that I may "disappear" for a few days. This is no cause for alarm and please understand its nothing I'm obviously "in control" over.

I just wanted to give you all the heads up that I'm in the last weeks and please bare with me if I appear to be gone for a few days.

As I said, I will get in touch and let everyone know in the event of a planned delivery (which we are hoping for), but again, we know babies have their own schedule, so here is the official heads up :)

Thank you all in advance for your patience/understanding and love during this transitional time for me and my husband :)

Love and Blessings,
-Andrea (Rayne)
This is pretty exciting, tonight, the first time since 1638, we will be experiencing a full lunar eclipse after midnight that runs straight into winter solstice! This moon will most likely be showing orange/red in color and while the moon is fully eclipsed, we will be graced with many shooting stars in the darkness as a result of a coinciding meteor shower!

So for you astronomy buffs, or just anyone wanting to wish on a shooting star - the eclipse itself will start soon after midnight EST on the east coast and will be visible across most of North and South America!! So make sure to be watching, theres "magic" in the air!

Happy Solstice everyone!
<3
-Andrea (Rayne)
(Copied from AllMyAngels) -  -The U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday criticized a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, warning the demonstration "could cause significant problems" for American troops overseas. "It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan," Gen. David Petraeus said in a statement issued Monday. The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, plans to mark the anniversary of al Qaeda's September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington by burning copies of the Muslim holy book. The church insists the event is "neither an act of love nor of hate," but a warning against what it calls the threats posed by Islam. The event has drawn criticism from Muslims in the United States and overseas, with thousands of Indonesians gathering outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday to protest the planned Quran burning. Video: Pastor answers Petraeus' claim RELATED TOPICS Islam September 11 Attacks David Petraeus "The burning is not only an insult to the holy Quran, but an insult to Islam and Muslims around the world," said Muhammad Ismail, a spokesman for the hard-line Indonesian Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir. With about 120,000 U.S. and NATO-led troops still battling al Qaeda and its allies in the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement, Petraeus warned that burning Qurans "is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems -- not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community." And one of his deputies, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, told CNN's "The Situation Room" that event "has already stirred up a lot of discussion and concern" among Afghans. "We very much feel that this can jeopardize the safety of our men and women that are serving over here in the country," said Caldwell, the head of NATO efforts to train Afghan security forces. Caldwell said American troops "are over here to defend the rights of American citizens, and we're not debating the First Amendment rights that people have." But he added, "What I will tell you is that their very actions will in fact jeopardize the safety of the young men and women who are serving in uniform over here and also undermine the very mission that we're trying to accomplish." "I would hope they would understand that there are second- and third-order effects that will occur that will affect that young man and woman who's out there on point for America, serving their nation today, because of their actions back in the United States," he said. In a statement on its website, the Dove World Outreach Center said it plans to burn Qurans "to warn about the teaching and ideology of Islam, which we do hate as it is hateful." Its pastor, Terry Jones, has written a book entitled "Islam is of the Devil," and the church sells coffee mugs and shirts featuring the phrase. But the church says its animus is not aimed at individual Muslims. "We love, as God loves, all the people in the world and we want them to come to a knowledge of the truth," it states. Jones canceled a planned appearance on CNN's "Rick's List" to discuss the controversy Monday afternoon. Plemon el-Amin, the imam of an Atlanta, Georgia, mosque, said that Jones' criticism of Islam is "really quite uninformed." "But in America, there is the freedom to be ignorant," el-Amin said. "The only problem is in the world, many people don't understand that particular freedom. So what he is doing is like shouting fire in a theater, in a world theater, and people are upset." El-Amin said Jones has boasted of never reading the Quran, so "He doesn't know that he's going to burn a book that has some of the most beautiful passages about Christ Jesus throughout, as well as Moses, Abraham and all of the prophets he reads about and says he follows in the Bible." But he said the best strategy would be to ignore Jones, "like we do people on corners saying the end of the world is coming." Other religious organizations have joined with U.S. Muslim groups to oppose the Quran-burning. The National Association of Evangelicals is urging the church to cancel the event, warning it could cause worldwide tension between the two religions, and Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu leaders in Gainesville have organized a "Gathering for Peace, Understanding and Hope" the night before the scheduled Quran burning. In addition, an armed Christian organization that had pledged to protect the Dove World Outreach Center withdrew its support from the Quran-burning last week, stating the event "may diminish the work of the Holy Spirit to witness to Muslims." That group's founder, Shannon Carson, said he agrees with the church's stance on Islam, which he called a cult "that is invading our nation." But he complained that the "liberal media" is using stories on Jones's plans "to distract, divide and enrage the public."



---- Note from Me (Andrea): As Most of you know, I'm a pagan priestess, this could very well be MY religion they are standing out against. I want you all to know, Christian, Pagan, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist.. I don't *care* what your religion is - its WRONG to hurt someone due to their religion or mock someone for it. We believe what we believe and while it might not all be the same - we are all ONE people! -

Well - thats time of the year again. Holidays!
While most of us spend these with family and friends, and have very well cut out traditions- sometimes we forget to capture and remember the true "spirit" of the season, the good energy and the good times..and sometimes, the good will of our fellow men/women.

I recently asked my clients to share stories of their most memorable Thanksgiving stories, and I would like to share the "winner" (so to speak) and the "runner ups", as they convey a very strong message about the power and energy of both the human spirit, and also of love.


These are actual stories sent to me by my clients, all names have been removed for privacy.

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Hi Andrea, Happy thanksgiving...well, back in the day, early 90's we had a thanksgiving snowstorm here in PA and I could't get home for thanksgiving and I was bummed out...  The neighbors next to me were Thai and they saw me alone and invited me to their home....I dont do Asian food but it was the one of the most hearfelt acts of human kindness..I puked the night away....just dont do asain food but I always remember the kindness these neighbors bestowed upon me and for that I was thankful.. Warmly, ******


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Andrea,

I was just thinking back when my two daughters were 4 and 7 and how they would anxiously wait when our turkey was brought out of the oven.....The THANKSGIVING of 1988 stands out in my mind as one of the most memorable THANKSGIVING  I have experienced as I am looking back~~~~

 

Their dad would bring out the cutting board and they would rest their chins on the table and as DAD carve the turkey, they would ask for a sample to see if the turkey is cooked, then ask for another sample because the piece they had earlier was too small, then they would lick their fingers and asked if they could have another piece and then I could hear their DAD saying, "YOU promise you can eat your dinner" and they would squeal with delight in their "baby voices" and then it was quiet and asked for one last piece and of course DAD would give in and I would hear him saying, "YOU have to eat all your dinner or MOMMY WILL SCOLD ME" and from the corner of my eyes, I would see their heads nodding up and down.

 

Then, when dinner time, they told me "WE ARE FULL MOMMY, because DADDY MADE US TASTE THE TURKEY TO MAKE SURE IT WAS COOKED!"  Then I would give their DAD THE EYED and then he said THEY MADE ME AND PROMISED TO FINISHED THEIR DINNER.....Then they said it WAS GOOD MOMMY and we CAN wait till you and DADDY finish your dinner and we CAN CUT and EAT THE PUMPKIN PIE with EXTRA WHIPPED CREAM. 

 

After we finished, they would rush to ice box to get the whipped cream and shake it and SHOOT IT IN THEIR MOUTHS and with their mouths full of whipped cream and the twinkle in their eyes.....HOW CAN YOU NOT SMILE~~~~~

 

It is really hard to believe my two daughters are now 25  and 22 years old and their DAD has passed away 3 years ago but to eperience the LOVE and PEACE is PRICELESS~~~May your hearts be filled with love and peace tomorrow and may you find a true piece of THANKSGIVING in your heart!

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Hey girl- when I was 12 we had a dozen people over for dinner- my mom asked me help her get the huge turkey out of the oven. Well we dropped it on the floor, my dog grabbed the turkey leg and ran. I pulled the leg out of my dogs mouth and we put the turkey back together and we all had a great dinner. My dad got the leg that was in my dogs mouth- lol.
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Just thought I would share some of the most interesting Thanksgiving's I heard about through you all! Let us all remember what we are thankful for in our lives. Even in these tough times, energy is all around, and we can make it into anything we want!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Love and Blessings
-Andrea


I speak from a very personal place as a result of a recent loss, and I thought it might be helpful if I was to talk to you all about it.

Sometimes people come into our lives for a reason, we may not know what that reason is - and we wish to keep them longer... then we truly should. Because of this, the universe sometimes rips them out of our lives, and leaves us with unfathomable pain and grief. When we are confronted with the fact that someone whom we have loved hates the sight of us...we are often frustrated, desperate for any sort of contact (even negative), and we end up blaming ourselves for things that are not nessacerilly our faults.

Lets face it - some relationships just do not work for a reason, no matter how hard someone tries. You can't blame yourself for everything. There is usually a period that comes from a broken relationship:

1.) Panic - What do I do now? Feeling lost, confused, sad, and missing this person desperately to the point where you aren't even in your rational mind...sometimes you don't eat, you don't sleep, and you can't imagine why this person doesn't care for you in the way that you care for them, especially when the tides have turned so suddenly. You may try to contact them, almost in a frenzy and when they don't want to speak with you, you can feel worthless, like trash, and unfortunately - completely unwanted and unloved.

2.) After a while.. you cycle into the next phase.. which is "blame".. you turn to blame yourself, you imagine the relationship was healthy and wonderful and that this person has treated you fairly.. you imagine you would do ANYTHING for them, and you express this - then you feel guilt and feel badly at yourself for being so weak. Rest assured - again, relationships end for a REASON sometimes.. you are NOT worth any less, and fault always lies in BOTH parties, not just one. You are not the villain, but you also have to refuse to play the victim... This is all normal behavior, as we all see through "rose colored glasses" when we want to believe that they were this way.

3.) You finally decide to DO something about it (this is the best thing). You feel there is nothing left to do but to move on..and so you do.

Here are my tips::

If you *are* truly wanting to move on:

1.) Change your phone numbers, contact information and ensure that the other party has no way of contacting you - this way, you don't have to even think about it. You won't be checking your phone every 5 minutes wondering if they've "came to their senses" and called. You won't be wallowing in the above stages, and you'll be forcing yourself to come to the realization that "they are not going to call - and that will be okay"

2.) Any 3rd parties that are associated with the two of you.. instruct them that they are NOT to mention the other persons name or anything about the other person, if they cannot comply, it may be nessacery to give those friendships a break until you feel/are more stable.

3.) Do not think about the other party. Anytime a thought about them pops up - tell yourself "I do not know them anymore", continue this process as needed. Relay the message to all around you that they should not bring up the other persons name either. Do not check things about them, do not acknowledge their existence. It is best to detach yourself completely and entirely and never look back, lest you end up in a rut of being in love with someone who has disappeared forever.

4.) Anything that this person has given you or that reminds you of them - get rid of it, give it away, put it in a box far away, or burn it. Objects DO hold energy and the further you put the objects away (out of sight, out of mind, OUT OF ENERGY), the easier that you will overcome this.

5.) Anytime you have doubts..remember, that if this person DID love you, they would go the extra mile to have been with you, you are NOT responsible for doing all the work, and you DO deserve better than someone that makes you chase them relentlessly.

The final step..is moving on.

Soon.. it will not bother you anymore, this may not be fathomable when the pain is raw, but soon it does dissipate...

Finally

6.) Get out there and have fun! Resist the urge to isolate yourself as you could fall into a deep depression if you do... just because that other person doesn't want to spend time with you doesn't mean that a million others don't! Go out, have fun and ENJOY being single (there are only so many times in our lives that we are, and we neglect to enjoy them wayyy too much mulling over "when the next one comes!"

And finally..remember... you WILL be fine. This is not the end of the world. As they say, there are many fish in the sea, and you never know, the one that you're meant to be with could be swimming right behind you :)

Love and Blessings to you all and thank you all for being so supportive in my difficult time as of late.
-Andrea

 

I remember not too long ago, me and 2 of my psychic friends were talking about the status of Michael Jackson and we all agreed that he unfortunately would not last more than 6 more months despite his comeback and though I wished to be wrong (as did they), unfortunately this poor tortured man has passed away.

I do hope that he finds happiness on the other side, and I'm sure he will. He was, but, a child in a grown mans body, and regardless of all the controversy, he was an icon.

Also Miss Farrah Fawcett - such a sad thing, and such a strong courageous woman, Charlie may have lost one of his angel but the heavens have certainly gained one.

May Ed Mcmahon continue to have his version of heavenly "Publishers Clearing House", and may Billie Mays sell endless amounts of Orange glo and Oxiclean.

Rest in Peace to all these wonderful people, you will all be missed.

 

I know, I know, it seems like we have just escaped the wrath of "Mercury Retrograde", but here it is to bite us again. As I've talked about many times before - this period of time DOES have an influence over how EVERYONE (regardless of sun sign/ascendant sign) behaves, and interacts both with those around them, and "normal" aspects of daily life, so it is an important thing to take note of when it occurs, and yes, it is occuring now - September 24th-October 15th, Mercury is Retrograde in the sign of Libra.

As I've written before. The general rules of Mercury Retrograde apply to every one although each period is different a bit depending on what sign the retrograde actually occurs in. (I.E - a retrograde in Virgo is going to be different than a retrograde occuring in Taurus)

First off, we'll cover the bases on the "general" information again.

- Mercury Retrograde occurs 3 times a year. It is a period of time where Mercury "appears" to be moving backwards in the sky (although it is not truly moving backwards). Consequently, during this period of time, it seems that everything in OUR lives is running "backwards", from our thoughts, our emotions, to past events/people resurfacing out of nowhere! In general most people seem to feel as though "little" if ANYTHING is in their power of control or influence, and like things have a mind of their own.

It *can* be a very crazy period of time! The past is very much the present, and our thought process can seem vastly different than normal.

-This Retrograde period is starting on September 24th (although effects associated with this particular retrograde started brewing on September 3rd), and Mercury will turn direct again on October 15th (although the influence will still be felt to a lesser extent until October 31st).


* Things to Expect During Mercury Retrograde *


- Plans, Meetings, Trips and other things that normally flow fine, may experience difficulties. You may experience problems in travel, and problems in communication.

- Electronic Devices may not work properly, may break, or may malfunction.

- Communication with Family/Friends/Coworkers and others important to you may seem strained. Others may be in tense moods, and you may find yourself desiring more solitude.

- Nostalgic thoughts - This is one of the things about Mercury Retrograde that may be upsetting. Thoughts of people or things from your past, regrets and good memories alike will seemingly come out of nowhere. Think long and hard before you undertake any actions as a result of these thoughts and figure out if you are really doing the RIGHT or BEST thing for your life and not just acting on a "whim" because there is a very real possibility that after Retrograde you may wonder "Why did I do that?"

- Past situations resurfacing - This is most common to situations that started in, or occured in a previous Retrograde period but as a general rule, things that were unfinished may come back to light. This IS a good time to resolve past issues. If you have previously started a project, and you feel the urge to reevaluate it, this is probably the perfect time.

- People from the past - This is also common. Because of those pesky nostalgic thoughts and memories coming to light, you may find that people you have shared things with in the past, seem to turn up everywhere, getting in touch with you, or running into them. Again - It may seem the easy thing to let these people back in your life, but do think long and hard before you make a decision to let someone back into your life that has been missing from it for awhile, revisit the reason that they were out of your life in the first place! This is not to say to be a snob, but just make sure that you are doing the right thing for you and your life. Some people do come back for a reason, but some of them will be out the door as soon as Mercury goes direct again.

- Expect the UNEXPECTED! Yes.. I know what you're thinking "Come on Andrea, how can I expect something that I don't know is coming?" Simply do this - stay on your toes, because Mercury Retrograde is not predictable in the slightest, and it could throw you a curve ball if you aren't paying attention to your surroundings. Those who are more aware of the influences and how it is affecting them are going to fare considerably better, armed with the knowledge, than those who aren't going to pay attention, and will find themselves in the middle of a crowded road, in the rain, soaked, screaming at the top of their lungs onto their broken cell phone... ;)


*Mercury Retrograde Do's*

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DO think about your placement in life, how you feel about your current circumstances (Job, Relationship, Friendships Etc). Take the time to think about what things mean to you and how the "cards fall" in your life. Are you happy in your current situation? If not, think of ways to change it. Mercury Retrograde is an excellent times for coming up with plans, just not a good time to put them into action just yet (wait until after June 19th to do that).

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DO allow yourself to think about your past. If something is coming up again, it is likely that you have not resolved it, or that you have not dealt with it fully. Really consider why you are feeling or thinking the things that you are.

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DO take a breather - This is a time to refresh, renew, and revise. Fix things that need to be mended, revise old ideas, figure out if what you are doing in your life is effective and satisfying enough for you.


*Mercury Retrograde Don't's*

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DON'T buy any new significant purchases (I.E - Home, Car, Electronic Equipment etc). Things like this that are bought during Mercury Retrograde generally encounter major problems.

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DON'T sign important contracts or paperwork - If possible, to avoid problems, it is best to wait until retrograde is over to sign binding contracts or paperwork.

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DON'T push yourself to get to the future, Mercury Retrograde is a time of the past. It is OKAY to think about the past, don't push yourself or tell yourself that you "cannot". This is a time of understanding and breakthroughs.

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DON'T get frustrated (yeah easier said than done I know...) but try to take things with a grain of salt as much as possible.

Realizing that things will be a bit hectic is the best defense than you can have.

 

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Now to narrow it down more specifically considering that Mercury is Retrograde this time in the sign of Libra, heres a run down of what you should expect additionally to the normal "occurences":

- Firstly, those with Libra sunsigns or ascendants are more prone to feeling the "burn" so to speak - also those in the signs of Aries, Capricorn, and Cancer will experience this retrograde more profoundly than those in other less affected signs.

-Mercury Retrograde in Libra seems to "disturb" the mental flow, essentially "shaking things up to even them out later". But the "shaking up" part of the phase is the one that can become very confusing. You may find yourself less "in charge" than usual and feeling very small compared to the big picture. Many people will search for their place, and consider whether or not what they are currently doing in their life is satisfying them anymore. Decisions are of course, best made after the retrograde period, but this will infuse the thought behind doing so. So expect things that have been buried (passions, thoughts, emotions) to be unearthed during this period of time, not to be buried again. This is certainly not a bad thing, but the "transition" in between is the difficult part. Expect to be confused about alot of things (some of which you may not have thought about in a long time), but expect that doorways will open all around for you to "figure these things out".

- Jealousy is all around - over your relationships, over financial concerns. You may find yourself feeling alot of jealousy or things that aren't in your character. Try to keep it in perspective, as it may be harmful later, so try to think before acting as all things pertaining to jealousy and possessiveness will come into focus during this period of time if allowed in.

- There is likely to be a problem in establishing a "gray area" in alot of aspects of life right now. It will either seem black or white, so middle ground is going to be hard to accomplish, but it is always important to keep trying.

- Communications are especially prone to be confusing in money matters, and partnerships.

- Like the "Scales of balance" that Libra shows... these shake ups are almost always related to a higher good that is down the line, so there is alot more intensity regarding "fated events' or things that seem fated. So be prepared for surprises. If you're not on the path you're supposed to be on, be prepared (and even expect) to be shoved onto it by the universe.

 

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Tidbits on how Mercury Retrograde will most profoundly affect you by sign:

Aquarius - You may find financial difficulties around you that are not expected, make sure that you take note of everything that you do on a financial level. It is *not* the time to make large purchases or sign into commitments on a financial level as these will most likely backfire on you later. Travel is also something that is likely to have issues, so plan ahead and have a back-up plan just in case!

Pisces - Watch what you say when it comes to those in your family/your significant other as problems in communication are very likely to occur. Make sure to clarify what you mean when saying something of importance. Exercise more caution in speaking with those around you about financial situations as mishaps are more likely to occur now.

Aries - Be careful in negotiations as you may easily end up with the "raw end of the deal" if you are not careful. Old issues with relationships may come up (good or bad), be prepared and be sure to tell the TRUTH, as telling a little "fib" might be a little more disastrous than usual. AVOID making long term decisions on a whim, think about them after the retrograde to make sure this is really what you want to do.

Taurus - Issues at work could arise now, also issues with your health should be taken care of. Don't cut corners as it will affect you shortly after. With work you will want to exercise caution in how you project yourself and what you say, you also may feel pulled to another career path. Thats great, but make sure you wait until after the Retrograde to actually put that into motion as you could change your mind!

Gemini - Since you are ruled by Mercury, all retrogrades effect you equally as strong as it would the sign its going retrograde in. Therefore, all warnings of retrograde are applicable to you, although specifically - you may want to make sure that arguments with your significant other, or children are not blown out of proportion as these things could last a whole lot longer than this period of influence and be hard to resolve later. The romance life looks bumpy, but truths that were previously untold may make their way into the light, try to be open minded. (As hard as that is during a Retrograde).

Cancer - The past will certainly be tugging at you, and there may be some issues that you *need* to look at and get beyond and this is the time to do so. You may find your "gut instinct" isn't up to par so look to things of the logical even though its a tendency for you to lean towards your intution. The simple fact is, during this period, your intuition may be biased. Make sure to attend to details in your life, the little things become big things if you're not careful.

Leo - Take special care with your finances as mishaps are prone to occur. Extra attention should be paid to communication as you may not be making the point that you *think* that you're making, be very clear and go over it twice! Old issues or people may resurface. Think carefully about what you want to do, because this can be either positive or negative. Transportation issues may arise (Car, Plane, Bus etc), so have back up plans if possible.

Virgo - You may feel misunderstood and as though people aren't paying attention to you. Watch your work environment as there may be something shifting on a financial level (either for the good or bad) but there seems to be quite a few strings attached so make sure you read the fine print! Take this time to get your finances in order so something doesn't surprise you later.

Libra - Communications lost in the past may be dredging up particularly for you, as you may find those out of contact, suddenly in contact, and things taking on a bit of a "whirlwind" type feeling. You should be very watchful of how you present yourself as others may think that you are withdrawn, or even snobby at this period of time even though you will not understand why. There may be issues relating to others around you, these will clear up after the retrograde period.

Scorpio - You will want to make sure that you do not involve yourself in any joint financial ventures with friends during this time as this is likely to cause sour feelings later on. You may feel your intuition is more clouded than usual, continue to trust your instincts, your lack of confidence is due to the cycle. Watch out on meeting new people and sharing personal details too soon as it could cause issues later if they're not trustworthy.

Sagittarius - Be careful what you say to friends - they will remember it for a long time (positive or negative) so do think before you speak. You may feel that those close to you are being more distant than usual, try not to read too much into this behavior or it could become confrontational. Old acquaintances/friends/lovers will most likely reappear during this period.

Capricorn - Avoid making deals or signing contracts, in work or otherwise, as these look to be edged with problems. There may be more delays in life in general - in travel, and in other things important to you (events etc). Try to go with the flow. There may be issues with authority figures, make sure that you are clear on what you are wanting and not cloudy as it is likely to be misinterpreted if not stated clearly.

 

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I personally do feel as though this Retrograde is significant for many regardless of sign, as I feel it holds an intensity in "destiny" and really ending up where you *need* to be.

I do believe that there is a high probability with this period of time that those distant from your life that are meant to be in it - will return. That those things that are unfinished in your life that you've been meaning to finish - will pop up, and that alot of people will have thoughts about what they REALLY need to be doing, which will initially cause confusion and then breakthroughs in all areas of life.

I do feel that the next few weeks of time are going to be upsetting in some ways, maybe even painful, but I do think that it will mark a time of "sorting things out" and ending with balance in alot of things that have been left undone/unsaid/unthought.

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Basically, as with any Retrograde - let us absorb the good, and let go of the bad. Take it as an opportunity to think about your life, your emotions, the people around you, and what is best for you and your happiness.

Libra does represent "balance", so take into consideration that those things shaken up around us, are only temporary, as we are all part of a higher path.

 

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Heres hoping you all have a wonderful Retrograde period!

Love and Blessings

~Andrea

 

 

 

 

 

(all content is written by Andrea DeLynn aka XPsychicVisionsX. All reproduction by permission from author ONLY!!) (c)2008)

A New Dream:

I got the sense that this was more in relation to world affairs, as I've explained previously, in my precog dreams, I tend to be in a "role" that is not exactly me, but in the dream, I am put in the role to see certain things.

I was in a hospital like facility and they kept telling me that I could not leave, and I kept informing them that I had a "plane to catch".. then I was escorted by the "nurse" out in the middle of what looked to be a huge warehouse except that the walls were made of what appeared to be pure metal, there were all these cages and different animals in them and there were wooden covers over the cages so that you couldn't see them *on the front*

Anyway, I was looking at all these cages and the "nurse" looked at me and said "Make of it what you will" and literally disappeared. So then I am looking in this cage, and there is this strange black cat. I love black cats.. but this cat was mesmerizing, it was a cat and yet wasn't.. it didn't have the energy of a cat, it had a more sinister aspect to it, and its eyes, they glowed the brightest green you have ever seen, literally glowing in the dark, like neon.

I couldn't take my eyes off this cat as it seemed to be continuing to transform from the black cat into shadow, and all you could see were the eyes, then somehow it was out of the cage, and climbed up the walls and was on the roof looking down, and making an awful screeching noise. Then there were screeching noises all around. And I heard "Now it has been unleashed".

I am not sure what this black cat represented, although there was something so fascinating, yet so sinister with it and it did not appear to be "good" whatever the case with it was.

I am not quite sure what this represented but I feel the cat was symbolic of some other kind of sinister aspect being unleashed, almost like an animalistic state of being.

The last I remember in the dream is looking at this name plate that had been etched onto the cage that had previously been holding the cat - and it had the word "Jamale" on it, and above the cage was a etched symbol of the moon and it said "Moon".

 

I traced the word "Jamale" down and it is apparently a name, of Arabic or African descent, but I am unsure all of the symbolism here but did want to get it down.

 

Love and Light to you all

<3

-Andrea

P.S - Be on the lookout for a new "Mercury Retrograde" post, as we are coming up on another Retrograde period starting September 24th.

 

 

UPDATE 9/13/08 - -

I had a dream last night that consisted of me yet again trying to catch a flight, it was similar to the same dream except I didn't see the animals but I was at LAX airport in Los Angeles, that I know for sure, as I kept seeing the letters LAX and hearing L A X around me, but it was a shorter dream, but I do think that it was significant.

 

 

 

DREAM UPDATE - 9/27/08

I dreamed that Mariah Carey had passed away and I was hearing it on the news. I think that this is indicating that either Mariah Carey herself or another significant music icon will be passing in the next bit of time.

Well, its nearly that time again! (Yeah, I know, I know, it seems as though we just finally got THROUGH with it, and now we're staring down the barrel yet again...).

Monday May 26th, Mercury will be turning Retrograde in the sign of Gemini.

As I've written before. The general rules of Mercury Retrograde apply to every one although each period is different a bit depending on what sign the retrograde actually occurs in. (I.E - a retrograde in Virgo is going to be different than a retrograde occuring in Taurus)

First off, we'll cover the bases on the "general" information again.

- Mercury Retrograde occurs 3 times a year. It is a period of time where Mercury "appears" to be moving backwards in the sky (although it is not truly moving backwards). Consequently, during this period of time, it seems that everything in OUR lives is running "backwards", from our thoughts, our emotions, to past events/people resurfacing out of nowhere! In general most people seem to feel as though "little" if ANYTHING is in their power of control or influence, and like things have a mind of their own.

It *can* be a very crazy period of time! The past is very much the present, and our thought process can seem vastly different than normal.

-This Retrograde period is starting on May 26th (although things can start seeming a bit "off" a few days beforehand as Mercury is slowing), and Mercury will turn direct again on June 19th, things are still a bit up in the air until July 4th, but things should at least seem MORE promising :) - (Do I sense that those of us here in the USA will be celebrating more than Independence Day this July 4th?) ;)


* Things to Expect During Mercury Retrograde *


- Plans, Meetings, Trips and other things that normally flow fine, may experience difficulties. You may experience problems in
travel, and problems in communication.

- Electronic Devices may not work properly, may break, or may malfunction.

- Communication with Family/Friends/Coworkers and others important to you may seem strained. Others may be in tense moods, and you may find yourself desiring more solitude.

- Nostalgic thoughts - This is one of the things about Mercury Retrograde that may be upsetting. Thoughts of people or things from your past, regrets and good memories alike will seemingly come out of nowhere. Think long and hard before you undertake any actions as a result of these thoughts and figure out if you are really doing the RIGHT or BEST thing for your life and not just acting on a "whim" because there is a very real possibility that after Retrograde you may wonder "Why did I do that?"

- Past situations resurfacing - This is most common to situations that started in, or occured in a previous Retrograde period but as a general rule, things that were unfinished may come back to light. This IS a good time to resolve past issues. If you have previously started a project, and you feel the urge to reevaluate it, this is probably the perfect time.

- People from the past - This is also common. Because of those pesky nostalgic thoughts and memories coming to light, you may find that people you have shared things with in the past, seem to turn up everywhere, getting in touch with you, or running into them. Again - It may seem the easy thing to let these people back in your life, but do think long and hard before you make a decision to let someone back into your life that has been missing from it for awhile, revisit the reason that they were out of your life in the first place! This is not to say to be a snob, but just make sure that you are doing the right thing for you and your life. Some people do come back for a reason, but some of them will be out the door as soon as Mercury goes direct again.

- Expect the UNEXPECTED! Yes.. I know what you're thinking "Come on Andrea, how can I expect something that I don't know is coming?" Simply do this - stay on your toes, because Mercury Retrograde is not predictable in the slightest, and it could throw you a curve ball if you aren't paying attention to your surroundings. Those who are more aware of the influences and how it is affecting them are going to fare considerably better, armed with the knowledge, than those who aren't going to pay attention, and will find themselves in the middle of a crowded road, in the rain, soaked, screaming at the top of their lungs onto their broken cell phone... ;)


*Mercury Retrograde Do's*

- DO think about your placement in life, how you feel about your current circumstances (Job, Relationship, Friendships Etc). Take the time to think about what things mean to you and how the "cards fall" in your life. Are you happy in your current situation? If not, think of ways to change it. Mercury Retrograde is an excellent times for coming up with plans, just not a good time to put them into action just yet (wait until after June 19th to do that).

-DO allow yourself to think about your past. If something is coming up again, it is likely that you have not resolved it, or that you have not dealt with it fully. Really consider why you are feeling or thinking the things that you are.

-DO take a breather - This is a time to refresh, renew, and revise. Fix things that need to be mended, revise old ideas, figure out if what you are doing in your life is effective and satisfying enough for you.


*Mercury Retrograde Don't's*

-DON'T buy any new significant purchases (I.E - Home, Car, Electronic Equipment etc). Things like this that are bought during Mercury Retrograde generally encounter major problems.

-DON'T sign important contracts or paperwork - If possible, to avoid problems, it is best to wait until retrograde is over to sign binding contracts or paperwork.

-DON'T push yourself to get to the future, Mercury Retrograde is a time of the past. It is OKAY to think about the past, don't push yourself or tell yourself that you "cannot". This is a time of understanding and breakthroughs.

-DON'T get frustrated (yeah easier said than done I know...) but try to take things with a grain of salt as much as possible.

Realizing that things will be a bit hectic is the best defense than you can have.


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Now, those are the general rules of Retrograde, and those apply to every one that occurs. However, to nail it down a bit
further, its important to look at the sign that Mercury is going Retrograde in. This time around it is Gemini.

What this means:

This Mercury Retrograde period will more profoundly affect those in the Signs of Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius. Those in these signs will experience the period more intensely and may find some of the things mentioned above to be alot more intense than those in less affected signs.

This period is going to signify heightened intuition and a sense of "unreality" in some ways. Daydreams and thoughts may just run away with you but some of these could be put to good use. This period of time is going to be showing us some of the most raw factors of ourselves.

Gemini is the sign of communication, which means that communication is going to be heightened although some of it may easily go awry. Expect communication from those you haven't heard from in a while, or those that have been absent, expect your mind to be working overdrive and expect your thoughts of life to transform or start a transformation that will seem completely "new" and "different". You will be tempted to try things you haven't thought of before and make bold moves. THINK THESE THROUGH.

Judgement is not going to be a strong point right now. So while you may think that you are being entirely logical, asking those close to you to give you an outsiders opinion may be the best solution. The line of reality is going to be very blurry and it may be hard to discern what is real and what is just "fuzz" from the retrograde.

You may feel overly confident, but this could lead to a downfall if you let your ego run away with you.

If you are in a creative field for a job, you may find that you are drained of your energy and not feeling up to par.

All areas of communication will be affected when Retrograde occurs in Gemini. Mishaps can occur with phones and computers especially, alongside the fact that communication WITH people may not go according to plan. Make sure that you clarify exactly what you mean when you communicate with someone so that they don't misunderstand and get upset.

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If at all possible, try to lessen your responsibilities if you start to feel the strain. This is not possible for everyone of course (because of obligations that sometimes do not wait), but the less that you FORCE yourself to do, the better off that you will be.

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The best thing to do during Retrograde is pay special attention to unfinished plans, unfinished projects, unfinished relationships, and the like, because that which is unfinished will surely show itself, and its best to confront it head on so that you can go on with your life when retrograde is over.


Well darlings, thats about the long and short of it. Now its just time to batten down the hatches :) And REMEMBER - Mercury Retrograde has become a "buzz word" of negativity, but its not a negative period of time! It is a time to Refresh and Reevaluate things in and around our lives that we NEED to change so that after it is over, we can implement these changes for a better way of life. Yes... the inconveniences of Retrograde can be frustrating but remember that all things have purpose!


Til Next Time
Love you all
<3
-Andrea

 

 

 

 

 

So I had another dream last night, and did want to post it here as I've promised myself I will post all my precog dreams in case they mean something to someone.

 

In the dream I was in a house, and there was a roar sound that was all around, I looked up to my mom (who was there) and I said "Oh crap, the plane is going to crash" and shes like "What plane?" and I said in the dream "thats a prediction". The next thing I knew, out the window I saw a plane flying really low, and then there was a huge bang, there were police and firefighters all around, and I saw people being wheeled away on stretchers and there was debris all over the place. In the dream, the "plane" crashed right in the middle of the neighborhood, like in the road, next to this brown church. When I woke up, I kept hearing the name "Holly" which I am unsure if that is meant to be the location of this happening, or if that is meant to be a name of someone involved. But regardless, it did seem relevant to post as the last time I had a dream of a plane crash, it did happen about a week later.

 

So besides my ranting of my precog dreams - I wanted to say, I know my schedule has been a bit more erratic than usual as of late, I do apologize for this, my sister came in to visit, and then also I've had to go to various appointments and things, so my schedule has been all out of whack, it should be going back to normal in the next few days :)

Hope you're all doing well.

Love, Light, and Blessings

<3

-Andrea

 

 

*Update - Saw this news story a few minutes ago... apparently this was it... *

COMPTON, Calif. (AP)- Three people have been critically injured in the crash of a twin-engine plane into two houses in Compton, California, outside Los Angeles.

The Cessna 310 went down just before 4 p.m. Pacific time Saturday near the Compton-Woodley Airport.

The plane's fuselage crashed through one roof, and its left wing lodged in a second home.

Both men on the plane are reported in critical condition, along with a woman in one of the houses. Two others on the ground were also hurt.

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