As I sit here this morning looking at the ephemeris and my birth chart, I see once again how my life plays out in the current planetary alignments.
I had a second opinion yesterday concerning a problem I have with my right foot. Mercury retrograde is the time to re-evaluate your circumstances and as Mercury retrogrades through my 12th house, the house that governs the feet, walking comfortably is my greatest concern for the year ahead. I have been dealing with Plantar Fasciitis for the past 18 months. I have worn the best shoes, had cortisone shots, used a night splint, celebrex , and had a cast last year through the Holidays…all with no results. As Mercury began it’s retrograde through my 12th house, my husband began telling me I needed to go back to the podiatrist. I decided to see someone new and our visit went well yesterday. She seems to think I would be a good candidate for a non invasive procedure called ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy).
Yesterdays appointment found the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn in my 12th house. The moon was in my 6th house of heath, Venus was in my 11th house of associations, and I did like the new podiatrist. Mars is in my 1st house and I am determined to get this problem resolved.
What about all of this in relation to my sun in Cancer? With so many planets transiting Leo, money was also the topic of conversation as I was informed that many insurance companies do not cover the procedure. The podiatrist said she would cut her fee by more than half and I could make payments. She also said that the company that provides the equipment would also wave the fee if we can’t get our insurance to pay. However, I would have to pay the hospital and the anesthesiologist.
The podiatrist also gave me a list of dates that I could have this done. I figured August 3rd would work out best for several reasons, although we haven’t scheduled anything until we hear about the insurance. When looking at the ephemeris for that day, the Sun, Mercury, Venus will be in my 12th house. Saturn will be conjunct (less than 1 degree) of my ascendant. As far as my progressed chart…the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn will all be positioned in my 11th house of hopes and wishes and my 12th house of hospitalization. There is more, but overall it looks like a good day for surgery and healing. Oh, this date also falls within 2 weeks of the new moon in Leo, my 12th house.
Become familiar with your birth chart and which zodiac signs govern the different houses in your chart. Look at the ephemeris and where the planets are active on special dates for you. You can go back in the past and look at major life transitions as well and pinpoint where the planets were and how they played a role in your circumstances at that time. Astrology really does work! Once you understand the basics as I have described here, you will truly see important events unfold.
Wishing you the best during this Mercury retrograde! Cornelia