As you enter a new life chapter that is filled with potential that appears with your newfound sense of self-empowerment, it may feel that it will be time to launch in a big way very shortly. After all, your ruler, Venus, will be going direct on January 31. But this week Mercury moves into his retrograde shadow, and with that a whole new pile of older debris is revealed. This time open up and embrace it instead of resisting it. Everything happens precisely because it is meant to. If you can allow the apparent setback, it will quickly turn into a major jumping off point, and that’s just exactly what you want right about now, isn’t it? If you trust in the divine order of things, you’ll find that your lift-off occurs just exactly at the perfect moment.

Not a moment sooner, or later.

***This guidance column was written by Stephanie Azaria for It may be shared freely, but only when the author’s name and website are included.

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