Surviving Mercury Retrograde Effects On Relationships

Mercury Retrograde (& how it affects us) is a mystery to a lot of people, especially when it comes to relationships. That’s why Bustle.com journalist, Natalia Lusinski, wanted to get our take on this astrological influence and gather tips for their readers to help them stay ahead of the game. Here are some excerpts from the article:

Jaye at GiftedAstrology.com, says wires get crossed and mixed messages tend to occur during Mercury Retrograde, but there are ways to keep communication clear. “It’s a challenging time for couples to communicate, but if you triple-check information, reread emails and texts before you hit send, and try to break information down into smaller pieces to make sure everything is clear, you can still express what’s in your heart.”

You know when you’re dating someone and everything’s going great, but then suspicions start to come up? Well, those may be more common now, during this current Mercury Retrograde. “If your relationship has been going well and suddenly a dark cloud of mistrust appears out of nowhere during Retrograde, try not to jump to conclusions,” she says. “Be kind to your other half and check in with them before making any accusations. During Mercury Retrograde, people can have a conversation with each other, but not realize they’re talking about two totally different things, and messages can get jumbled.”

As the study above found, a lot of breakups happen these couple weeks before Christmas. But instead of becoming one of the breakup statistics, there are ways to make it through the stressful holiday season with your significant other before just abruptly ending things. “Holiday time can also trigger unexpected feelings, and deep emotions can surface for lots of people,” Jaye says. “So instead of eviscerating your good thing, it will be advantageous to come from a supportive, loving place to straighten things out together. In addition, to keep stress at bay during your holiday travels, make sure to give yourself plenty of extra time, because Mercury Retrograde loves to reroute and complicate journeys.”

I don’t know about you, but I know traveling with a significant other can be tough, with or without Mercury Retrograde. As long as you are aware that traveling now may be especially challenging — knowledge is power — you should be able to make it through the next couple of weeks.

Overall, during Mercury Retrograde now — remember, just until Dec. 22! — spending time with your significant other may have more ups and downs than usual, so it’s important to be flexible and patient when it comes to plans and spending time together. “Mercury Retrograde can be frustrating for sensitive people that haven’t figured out how to use these astrological settings to their advantage yet,” Jaye says. “Delays, electronic malfunctions, and miscommunications are typical for these times. If you two are at odds because pesky Retrograde has thrown a wrench into your plans, help your sweetie out by being a loving oasis in the middle of the madness. Cooler heads prevail (and may be get rewarded with more presents at holiday time!).”

 

For the full article, visit Bustle.com: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-survive-mercury-retrograde-2017s-effects-on-your-relationship-7210112

How Rare Is Your Zodiac Sign?

Have you ever wonder how rare your sign is? According to statisticbrain.com, the most rare sun signs are Aquarius, Leo and Sagittarius. What are some interesting, lesser known traits of these rarest signs?

  • Aquarius (6.3%) – Loyal in Love. Known as the sign that focuses on working for the people and/or the greater good, they have a reputation of not committing to one person, but that’s not true! Once an Aquarius decides to commit, they’re extremely loyal.
  • Leo (7.1%) Gifted Storytellers. Known as the sign that can monopolize the spotlight, there are Leos that utilize their sun sign gifts with a quiet, compelling story – their skilled storytelling skills can keep the attention, regardless of the size of their audience.
  • Sagittarius (7.3%) Money Magnets – Known as the luckiest sign in the zodiac, they have the power to attract or repel money, depending on their mindset. If they’re ignoring the bottom line (read: spending too much) a money manager would be best because they don’t want to be bothered with the boring stuff.

Gifted Astrology spoke with Kristine Fellizar at Bustle.com about these rare signs. Here are some excerpts from Kristine’s article:

Have you ever wondered just how common your zodiac sign is? Checking your daily horoscope is a habit many of us have, but knowing your signs’ traits — and other signs’ traits — is extremely helpful too.

At the end of January, the sun travels into Aquarius and stays there for about a month before shifting to another sign. In general, January has the fewest births of the year and February is shortest month of the year. So that would make Aquarius one of the most uncommon zodiac sign of them all. According to Jaye, an astrologer with Gifted Astrology, one of the lesser known facts about Aquarius is that they’re loyal in love. “Known as the sign that focuses on working for the people and/or the greater good, they have a reputation of not committing to one person,” she says. “But that’s simply not true! Once an Aquarius decides to commit, they’re extremely loyal.”

So there you have it. Does being more common or less common have any real significance in the grand scheme of things? It’s possible. “Sun signs usually share physical traits with each other, so, when you’re in public as a more rare sign, you’ll stand out a little more and probably appear to be unique,” Jaye says. “What the sun signs do with that is up to them.From the metaphysical perspective, if we look at our sun signs as not only gift givers but also teachers with lessons for us to learn from, the more rare signs are learning lessons that the majority of us may not take on in this lifetime, she says, meaning the least common zodiac signs receive the rarest gifts that the zodiac has to offer.”
Being aware of astrology gives you tons of information that you can use for things like how to be a more interesting and fun person to date to how you can work with and relate to other signs. Astrology is there to help figure yourself out, as well as others around you.

To read the full article visit Bustle.com: https://www.bustle.com/p/which-zodiac-sign-is-the-least-common-these-are-the-3-rarest-3203505

Tips On How To Make A Good Impression Based On Your Zodiac

Everyone has natural gifts (and that’s actually what inspired our company name, “Gifted Astrology”). When we’re aware of our gifts we can use them to our advantage, make a good impression, help people, and improve our own lives by seeing what assets we have (naturally, without even trying!).

The following excerpts are from an article that we contributed to. “How To Make A Good Impression On Someone, Based On Your Zodiac Sign” which was written by Sarah Fielding at Bustle.com.

Here are some excerpts from the article:

As an Aries, you are constantly moving and thinking about what to do next. “You’re a person of action, Jaye, an astrologer at Gifted Astrology, tells Bustle. “Take action on someone’s behalf and do something for them that they won’t do for themselves to win them over.”

If you’re a Gemini, use your words to create a connection with someone. “You’re a gifted communicator, talk [things] through with them and help them figure things out,” Jaye says. “You’ll be the first person they’ll call when they need sage advice.”

If you’re a Leo, you may be used to accomplishing your goals, so why not help those around you go after their dreams? “You shine even when you’re not trying,” Jaye says. “Lead by example to encourage and win them over.”

“Libra is a natural peacemaker, make life easier for them by doing the negotiating for them when it’s needed or showing them the other side of a situation to balance their viewpoint,” Jaye says.

“Sagittarius, you like to see the bright side of things, so show them the funny and lighten their load with a good laugh together,” Jaye says. There’s nothing that connects people more than gut-splitting laughter.

Put your listening skill to use, Capricorns. “You’re good with details and you get things done,” Jaye says. “Win them over by doing something for them that they mentioned in passing to show them you were listening and that you care.”

Show others what makes them so special, Aquarius. “Be encouraging,” Jaye says. “Your ability to see where people are headed is a talent that can help people into the next, better version of themselves.”

For the full article visit Bustle.com: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-make-a-good-impression-on-someone-based-on-your-zodiac-sign-5525387

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