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Baby it is cold out there! Mercury goes retrograde today. Expect some breakdown in communication. Mars leaves Aquarius for Pisces. Pay attention. This aspect can make it easy to slip on your own black ice. Aries is moving into Uranus; you know what that is like. It is the shocking reality that you stepped on the black ice, but there is no turning back. You are gonna fall! The Moon in Virgo is square to Saturn in Sagittarius. As your feet sweep out from under you, you might see all your past misgivings in high definition. All your failings, all your falters. This energy can get you thinking about a lot of unhelpful things you believe about yourself.
Get some perspective for the coming week. Bundle up in self-love and, like a canary, sing your heart out. It is the best way to meet what might become an avalanche of self-loathing. Mind boarding the boat for the island of misfit toys and making it all about you. Self-pity can be like black ice – you can’t see it, but it will knock you on your backside. And you will surely feel unsupported in that cold hard world. But hey, sometimes we find our best footing after a hard fall. So rest assured, even if you do slip into all that, you can get up, brush yourself off, and mind your blind spots on the retake. Mind getting stuck in the snow show.
Take two: It is Christmas time. You gotta believe in the generosity of Santa. Do your best to do unto others as they would like to be done unto. That is right, treat others as they would like to be treated, yourself included. Skate through this energy with the agility and grace of Dorothy Hamill in the 1976 Olympics.
In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.
Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com