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Your Astrological Journey

Welcome to this fortnight’s blog on the fascinating world of astrology! Astrology is far more than zodiac signs; it’s a personalised map of the cosmos at the moment of your birth. It’s your very own cosmic blueprint, guiding you towards self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. So let’s delve into the magic of astrology, how to decode the secrets of your birth chart, and the empowering wisdom that astrology unfolds.

What is Astrology?

Astrology is a captivating blend of science and spirituality. At Quest, we celebrate the profound wisdom that the stars and planets offer and are delighted to have our amazing astrologer, Maggie offering readings to you, our wonderful customers. Astrology provides us with a personalised map of our cosmic identity, revealing insights into our personality, relationships, and life purpose. As we explore the intricacies of our birth charts—the unique alignment of celestial bodies at the moment of our arrival—we unlock the secrets of our individual journey. Whether you want to navigate the secrets of zodiac signs, harness lunar energies, or seek guidance in retrogrades, astrology has the answers.

Your Astrological Blueprint

Imagine the night sky as a snapshot of the universe at the moment of your birth. Your astrological birth chart is your personalised map of the positions of the planets, moon, and sun at that precise moment. You may already be aware of your zodiac sign, but did you know that the twelve zodiac signs, have their own distinct personality traits and characteristics? For example, Aries are renowned for being bold and adventurous. Cancerians, nurturing and empathetic and Scorpio’s as mysterious. Your sun sign (zodiac) is the North Star of your personality, whilst your rising (ascendant) and moon signs add depth to your astrological portrait. Your rising sign reflects your outward demeanor and how others perceive you, while the moon sign unveils your emotional landscape—the hidden realm of dreams, intuition, and your innermost desires. To find out more about your rising sign and moon signs, why not book yourself a reading with Maggie or get yourself a copy of Yasmin Bolands ‘Moonology’ – available at Quest.

Navigating Relationships

Astrology doesn’t just help us on our own journey; it’s also a really useful tool in helping us to understand the dynamics of our relationships. Astrologers use the art of Synastry, to compare two birth charts. This enables them to reveal the cosmic compatibility between individuals. Discovering how the alignment of your sun, moon, and rising signs interact with those of your loved ones, provides a cosmic road map that helps you understand each other on a much deeper level. Perhaps your fire sign ignites the passion in your partner’s earthy nature, or your air sign aligns harmoniously with their water sign’s emotional depth. Astrology empowers you to embrace the strengths and navigate the complexities within your relationships. It allows you to foster a deeper connection grounded in cosmic understanding.

Retrogrades and Cosmic Lessons

Mercury retrograde—a phrase that might send shivers down your spine! While it’s often associated with communication hiccups and technological glitches, retrogrades are important cosmic checkpoints. They urge us to pause, reflect, and realign. When planets go into retrograde, it’s as if the cosmic gears shift into reverse, inviting us to pause, reflect, and reassess. Mercury retrograde, notorious for communication issues, encourages us to revisit plans, fostering better clarity and understanding. Venus in retrograde prompts a review of relationships and values. It urges us to strengthen connections and to let go of what is no longer serving us. When Mars is in retrograde it can slowdown assertive energy, guiding us to strategise rather than act impulsively. These cosmic phenomena are not omens of doom, they are simply cosmic checkpoints, prompting personal growth and mindful decision-making. So let’s learn to embrace the retrogrades as opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth and introspection.

Harnessing Lunar Energy

The moon, with its ever-changing phases, holds a mystical sway over our emotions and spiritual energies. Aligning your energy with the lunar cycles can enhance your manifestation practices, meditation, and self-care rituals. Tune in to the new moon for fresh beginnings and the full moon for releasing what no longer serves you. The moon’s ever-changing phases create a cosmic rhythm that influences our daily lives. The lunar cycle consists of eight distinct phases, from the waxing crescent to the waning crescent, each carrying its unique energy. Many find that their energy levels, emotions, and even sleep patterns ebb and flow with the moon’s phases. Understanding and attuning to the lunar cycles allows us to harness these powerful celestial energies.

Your Cosmic Adventure Awaits

We hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and learnt a little about how astrology extends beyond your zodiac sign. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or a cosmic novice, astrology invites you to explore the depths of your being and the interconnectedness of all things. May your path be illuminated by the radiant glow of the cosmic tapestry, guiding you toward self-discovery, spiritual growth, and a deeper connection to the cosmos.

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CategoriesMercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde 2022

I can see the collectives eyes rolling already, when you realise Mercury is going retrograde again we start blaming our problems on the transit, BUT did you know you can actually use this energy to benefit your life? Its not all doom and gloom! Its actually a great time for reflecting and adjusting!

Mercury will go retrograde on the 10th May and last till the 3rd of June, but the shadow phase will start 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after, bringing us to the 17th June. During the shadow phase we will feel the effects of the transit the strongest, this is because before and after the transit Mercury will be stationed, meaning energy is still and stagnant. Before it will be a time to prepare and after will be a time to reflect and process the energy shift. Mercury will be going retrograde in its home sign Gemini, and Mercury is the planet of communication. Conversation’s may be a bit confusing, it will be wise to avoid conversations that aren’t really going anywhere, but do keep in mind to be considerate. Try to actually listen to people and think about how you are going to respond to them.

There may be tower moments during this period, when the little switch is turned on inside you and you think “aha”. Remember we are always learning things about ourselves and life. Become aware of these moments and figure out why has it happened what was triggered? Start a journal and write things down so you can always reflect back on it, there will be lessons to be learned and you can only learn them when you are aware of them!

If you feel like an air head, that’s because Mercury is retrograde in an air sign! It is a good time to meditate to become aware of your thoughts, centre and ground yourself and again journal them! Journaling is a great tool to get your thoughts onto paper so you can muddle through them more clearly, ask yourself “where are these thoughts coming from?” “what emotions do these thoughts bring up for me?” When you ask yourself questions like this it is a good way of becoming more self aware, and remember if thoughts are worrying you or giving you anxiety ask yourself “can I control this situation?” If you can’t then try to let go of the thought, and if you can control the situation ask yourself, “Is it as bad is what my head is telling me?” “how can I put a positive perspective on this thought?”

Finally, although the energies can be intense and strong during Mercury retrograde and can make you feel exhausted because things may not be going the way you expected them to, be kind to yourself. The planet will go direct again its just a phase and it will pass. Use this transit as an opportunity to learn about yourself and reflect on what needs to be adjusted in your life!

Sending lots of love and light your way!