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Active Planetary shifts this week

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Hi, Everyone,

There is a lot happening this week. We just had a new moon in Gemini, and a lot of activity and ideas are buzzing. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, entered the earth sign of Taurus late yesterday afternoon, where it will remain through June 23rd.

Taurus, this is your time to shine! You will appear extra beautiful and glamorous, and people will be drawn to you. If you are a single, this is a time to get out and about on the scene! Venus is exalted in the sign of Taurus, which means it is in an excellent position in Taurus. Venus in Taurus loves luxury: gourmet dining, days at the spa, and fine wine.

Another big shift is that Mercury, the planet of communication, entered the water sign of Cancer at 5:12 AM EDT. Mercury is now in its shadow, which means that it is about to retrograde. When Mercury retrogrades, it appears to move backwards. This is very reflective eergy.

Therefore, while Mars has now gone direct and pushed us forward; Mercury in retrograde is still a time where you might be reviewing some choices. There have been so many retrogrades this year, that I think this is fairly minimal in contrast to the first half of 2014.

Mercury, the planet of thoughts and ideas, is now in the sensitive sign of Cancer. It is easy to be more sensitive to others' words now. People could take things more personally. Mercury retrogrades on June 7, 2014 at 3 degrees of Cancer and returns to the intellectual air sign of Gemini on June 19th. Mercury remains retrograde through July 2, 2014 when it stations direct at 24 degrees of Gemini.

This could be a bit of an emotional mercury retrograde period, as it begins in the sensitive water sign of Cancer. When Mercury retrogrades, it affects all forms of communication and transportation, as well as devices that transmit information.

When Mercury is in retrograde, it is very common to experience problems with computers, cars, and electronics. It is also common to have misunderstandings, so be careful of how you phrase things.

When mercury retrogrades, it brings up issues from the past; you can often hear from or run into someone from the past. Prepare now by backing up your files and enjoying lovely Venus in Taurus. Mercury may be retrograde, but you still have to live your life! -- Tisch

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