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Merrily’s astrological Weekly Weather for July 28 – August 3, 2014

 

All times are written for E.D.T.
Monday the 28th
We start this week with a powerful bridge (opposition) that forms at 2:36 AM between Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. There can be a bit of a balancing act needed as relationships, family connections and questions of personal power come into play. Why not use this energy to raise your own and go for empowering your higher heart with a good dose of self-love. Being Self-Centered (in the true sense of knowing your Self… not the Ego) is actually a very healthy way to empower others; when your vibration resonates higher, it supports others to shine as well. Be aware that passion and fear are up for examination and choose to be the observer, rather than the engager.

The Moon in Leo can help us to find clarity concerning issues that need clearing from the Venus/Pluto reveal. Remember Leo is all about inner gratitude and the creative juices that flow from a happy heart. Self-care will serve you well at this time. The Moon enters Virgo at 11:37 PM providing a grounded energy that we can use to implement some of the big plans that have emerged from a grandiose New Moon.

Tuesday to 29th
The Virgo Moon leads us out in the morning with some strong mental focus and the ability to get that “to do list” handled in a practical, efficient fashion. Use the morning to get things done before the Moon opposes Neptune at 1:48 PM. This bridge between the Moon and Neptune could leave us feeling a bit unfocused with a case of what I call blurry brain. I usually just want to day dream when this happens.

It’s good for inspiration and creative endeavors that can lead to fantasy filled dreams tonight. This is intensified as just after midnight, the Sun and Neptune come together and we can dive deeper into uncharted creative waters. Meditation and a cup of tea sound just about right.

Wednesday the 30th
Take it easy today and enjoy the mild cosmic influences that can make this “Hump Day” feel pretty good. We can still notice the energy of the Sun/Neptune connection that bathed our sleep time with bold colors and loving dreams as we start this day. With the Moon still in Virgo, making harmonious connections to Venus and Saturn, we can apply some practicality to our vision and find support in our surrounding environment that feels good. Be of service without self-sacrifice and rest up, for tomorrow is a packed day.
Thursday the 31st
The morning starts off on good footing with a Moon/Mercury sextile that sets the tone for a flow of communications that open doors and provide solutions.  The Moon leaves earthy Virgo and enters peace keeping Libra around lunch time. When the Moon is in Libra, we tend to look for what is fair, what feels balanced, weighing both sides of the equation; our afternoon is mostly about that.

Mercury (the intellect and communicator) leaves Cancer and dances into Leo around supper time and messages take on a decidedly different flair. Bold color, gregariousness, emanating inner light, gratitude and celebration are all qualities of Leo that have come to the foreground, special delivery of the New Moon we just had that joined Jupiter in Leo. Having Mercury in the same sign) (ruled by the Sun, fires up our creative drives as we look to how we can express ourselves more authentically. Leo is bold and has great courage, but sometimes it needs tempering with a mild dose of humility. We may see some over the top “look at me” examples of Leo going to the extreme, but we could just as well observe powerful expressions of generosity and hearts jumping for joy.

To top of the night, the Libra Moon sextiles Jupiter in Leo and another bottle of enthusiasm is uncorked and bubbles over the top, if you let it. Around Midnight Venus and Uranus square off, so relationships may experience unexpected surprises and as long as we remain open to changes, it can be exciting and pleasurable. At this point, everything works better when we choose to give up resistance and go with the flow. Tomorrow has some harmonizing, healing energy that will be helpful!

Friday August 1st

Here we are at the 1st day of August, Wow, it seems like that came really fast (compliments of the Chinese year of the Metal Horse)! Just around sunrise, Venus (still in Cancer) and Saturn in Scorpio form a supportive trine and our day starts out with good footing and we manifest happy vibes with family and home.
Shortly after, Venus will trine Chiron and if we have been needing to heal our heart… now is a perfect time to attend to that. The healing is an inside job and if we can allow the release to happen, it can be magical. Keeping the past alive sometimes keeps a better future from showing up. Don’t let a challenging hook up between the Moon and Pluto throw you off course and ensnare you in some kind of power struggle! Stay in your own space and own your feelings.

Around dinner time Mars (Scorpio) will square Jupiter (Leo) and this is a great stepping stone for getting our motivation going. We need to watch out for overdoing and taking things to an extreme that could be harmful. This is not the time for hasty decisions and with the Moon in Libra we may find it hard to make a choice. However, this Leo energy is power packed with the light of the Sun and we can ride this solar energy to brand new horizons!

Saturday the 2nd
We start this day with a VOC (void of course) Libra Moon and she makes NO aspects at all! So I say it’s a morning for us to find rest and appreciate the beauty surrounding us and just take it easy as we appreciate all that we love in this life! Find your inner peace in a way that works for you.

The energy builds to an awesome Mercury/Jupiter Leo conjunction midafternoon and enthusiasm is over flowing yet again. Share your ideas and take time to notice all we have to be grateful for… let your mental creativity burn full force and see what comes from it. If you needed to sell someone on an idea, this is the day for it! Just be aware that Mercury is headed for a square to Mars around 9:00 tonight and someone may want to engage in a sparring match of some sorts to gain control… don’t join them!

With Mars in Scorpio, some people may take it to lower ground and focus on battle or revenge… but many of us will be taking it to the higher ground of manifesting positive transformation through action. Motivation for transformation and growth will take you to a good place so go for that.

The Moon enters the deep waters of Scorpio around Midnight tomorrow and it’s time to examine our emotional well-being and check in with our own inner authority.

Sunday the 3rd
This is one of those days where I would say, set your intention and find your center before you get rolling out of the bed. The Scorpio Moon is very active today and we are likely to run the gambit of emotional responses unless we make a concerted effort to center ourselves so we can be the observer, looking at the ever shifting feelings from a truly empowered place. Just imagine standing on the beach at the water’s edge and notice how it all comes in and goes out… well that’s how this day is and much of it is easy and much of it is challenging… it’s a big mix!

This is a day that can be very transformative and enlightening. The challenge will be to not get ensnared in a net of fear, self-doubt or negativity. We need to remember we are always at choice and we can choose wisely with conscious awareness and feel gratified as a result.

 
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

 

 


Merrily Garrett is available for private readings. Her very thorough and profound sessions are 90 minutes and $125. You can reach her to make an appointment at merrilygarrett@gmail.com, or call 512.769.6279…

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Merrily’s astrological Weekly Weather for July 21 – 27, 2014


All times are written for E.D.T.
Monday the 21st
Saturn turned direct yesterday and today we can make use of this forward motion to move ahead and get things happening. The morning may feel slightly agitated, but that won’t last long so look for ways to get past the small stuff and set a new pace.

The Moon enters mental Gemini right around lunch time and the energy shifts to a lighthearted and highly inquisitive vibe. Mental clarity and profound insights can be forth coming as we head to the opposition (bridge) between Mercury (intellect) and Pluto (transformation) at 2:47 AM. To add to this, the revolutionary planet Uranus, stations (stands still) to go retrograde and lightning strikes at our core, awakening something new from deep within… watch for it!

 

Tuesday the 22nd
A powerful bridge (opposition) formed in the darkness between Mercury in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, while many of us slept. What did you dream about? There could be a strong message presenting itself to you today… so listen!

The Gemini Moon is busy contacting Pluto, Mercury and Mars between 11:25 AM and 2:12 PM, so expect lots of messaging in all forms of communications. Our electronic, modern reality is buzzing with info being passed around; it’s wise for us to check in and see just exactly where it’s coming from. Are we supporting expansive, love based communications, or are we getting caught up in the lower vibration of gossip and fear based score keeping?

Just before 6:00 PM the Sun moves into its home sign of Leo to take us through the hot and happy days of summer. Leo is about gratitude, generosity, self-expression and letting your inner light shine bright for all to see. It’s time for us to be bold and let celebration and creativity take the lead as the solar energy moves to join Jupiter on Thursday.

 

Wednesday the 23rd
After so much happening over the last two weeks, it’s nice to have a day like we have today. The aspects are few and far between, so we can use this day to chill out before the next wave rolls in. At 8:54 PM we have a Moon/Mars trine that can motivate us to take action with ease and grace… no pushing is needed. Tomorrow is a big day and I think we could use a little break!

At 11:00 PM the Moon leaves chatty Gemini and moves to her home sign of Cancer. This is always a great time to tap into your intuition and let your sensitive emotions take you to a new place. Nurturing is the theme of the night, so do something nice for yourself or someone you care for.
Hot bath or a midnight swim anyone?

 

Thursday the 24th

So much happens today and it’s very powerful in a good way! Venus and Neptune form a harmonious trine in water signs. This is great climate for healing, when compassion takes a front seat and love can take us to a mystical place. The Cancer Moon then trines Neptune in Pisces at noon, inspiring us to new visions and renewed faith. The Moon then trines Venus within the hour and hearts are warmed around good food and great connections. The amazing energy continues as the Sun joins Jupiter at 1 degree of Leo. Enthusiasm is overflowing and pleasure is easy to find as our confidence takes us to celebrate good news. It’s time to be seen and to generously share our inner warmth.

There’s a potential surprise in the works when Mercury in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 8:08 PM. Remain flexible and open minded and you may like what comes your way. If it gets dicey, watch your reactions and note that just two hours later Mercury will square Saturn and return us to reason.
A Moon/Pluto bridge (opposition) at 10:24 PM winds up the incredible energy of this day and there is an opportunity to see a profound choice that needs to be made concerning the balance between home/personal needs and work/leadership.

 

Friday the 25th
The Moon is still in Cancer and with a trine to Saturn and a conjunction to Mercury in the morning hours, we may find ourselves handle business concerning the home front and family and feeling supported in the process. Someone is bound to be talking about their feelings and reviewing the past, so be sure and allow that to flow.
This is another big energy shifting day, as Mars (planet of energy, action and courage) moves into Scorpio this evening. Mars entered Libra on December 8, 2013 and (because of the retrograde) we have had a laborious and testy (7 months) experience of working out relationship issues via the mirrored self. Mars in Scorpio for the next two months brings passion and more action and less discussion; its finally time to cut through the weighing and balancing and going for the bottom line with courage and determination. YAY!

 

Saturday the 26th
The Moon enters fiery Leo around 11 AM and then swiftly squares Mars right after. With Mars still finding his Scorpio legs, we could feel temperaments flare, so take it easy. A Moon/ Jupiter conjunction in Leo at 3:35 PM lifts our spirits and brings smiles and laughter to our surroundings. Celebrate this life J

The New Moon in Leo happens at 6:43 PM and Jupiter is right there ensuring that this day of new beginnings is centered in expansive creativity and magnanimous generosity. There is a tendency to overdo with this energy so just be aware. New Moons are all about planting new seeds and intentions. This is a time to affirm that joy and vitality are your birth right and that through creativity and play, we can find the fire that lights us up from the inside out. Talk about what you love! Consider making a gratitude list of all the things you have come to appreciate on your evolutionary path and set a trajectory to generate more abundance and pleasure in your life experience.

 

Sunday the 27th
The Leo Moon and Pluto in Capricorn join in an awkward dance at 10:36 AM, so you may find you have to make an adjustment or two regarding what you want and a responsibility you need to handle. Stay cool as this energy leads to a Mercury and Neptune connection around dinner that can bring agitation into the mix.

In the evening, we have a fun Moon/Uranus trine that nudges us to try something new and be bold and inventive. That energy is brought down to earth swiftly when 15 minutes later, a sobering square between the Moon and Saturn directs us to “keep it real”. What a week!

 

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Merrily Garrett is available for private readings. Her very thorough and profound sessions are 90 minutes and $125. You can reach her to make an appointment at merrilygarrett@gmail.com, or call 512.769.6279…

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Merrily’s astrological Weekly Weather for July 21 – 27, 2014


All times are written for E.D.T.
Monday the 21st
Saturn turned direct yesterday and today we can make use of this forward motion to move ahead and get things happening. The morning may feel slightly agitated, but that won’t last long so look for ways to get past the small stuff and set a new pace.

The Moon enters mental Gemini right around lunch time and the energy shifts to a lighthearted and highly inquisitive vibe. Mental clarity and profound insights can be forth coming as we head to the opposition (bridge) between Mercury (intellect) and Pluto (transformation) at 2:47 AM. To add to this, the revolutionary planet Uranus, stations (stands still) to go retrograde and lightning strikes at our core, awakening something new from deep within… watch for it!

 

Tuesday the 22nd
A powerful bridge (opposition) formed in the darkness between Mercury in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, while many of us slept. What did you dream about? There could be a strong message presenting itself to you today… so listen!

The Gemini Moon is busy contacting Pluto, Mercury and Mars between 11:25 AM and 2:12 PM, so expect lots of messaging in all forms of communications. Our electronic, modern reality is buzzing with info being passed around; it’s wise for us to check in and see just exactly where it’s coming from. Are we supporting expansive, love based communications, or are we getting caught up in the lower vibration of gossip and fear based score keeping?

Just before 6:00 PM the Sun moves into its home sign of Leo to take us through the hot and happy days of summer. Leo is about gratitude, generosity, self-expression and letting your inner light shine bright for all to see. It’s time for us to be bold and let celebration and creativity take the lead as the solar energy moves to join Jupiter on Thursday.

 

Wednesday the 23rd
After so much happening over the last two weeks, it’s nice to have a day like we have today. The aspects are few and far between, so we can use this day to chill out before the next wave rolls in. At 8:54 PM we have a Moon/Mars trine that can motivate us to take action with ease and grace… no pushing is needed. Tomorrow is a big day and I think we could use a little break!

At 11:00 PM the Moon leaves chatty Gemini and moves to her home sign of Cancer. This is always a great time to tap into your intuition and let your sensitive emotions take you to a new place. Nurturing is the theme of the night, so do something nice for yourself or someone you care for.
Hot bath or a midnight swim anyone?

 

Thursday the 24th
So much happens today and it’s very powerful in a good way! Venus and Neptune form a harmonious trine in water signs. This is great climate for healing, when compassion takes a front seat and love can take us to a mystical place. The Cancer Moon then trines Neptune in Pisces at noon, inspiring us to new visions and renewed faith. The Moon then trines Venus within the hour and hearts are warmed around good food and great connections. The amazing energy continues as the Sun joins Jupiter at 1 degree of Leo. Enthusiasm is overflowing and pleasure is easy to find as our confidence takes us to celebrate good news. It’s time to be seen and to generously share our inner warmth.

There’s a potential surprise in the works when Mercury in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 8:08 PM. Remain flexible and open minded and you may like what comes your way. If it gets dicey, watch your reactions and note that just two hours later Mercury will square Saturn and return us to reason.
A Moon/Pluto bridge (opposition) at 10:24 PM winds up the incredible energy of this day and there is an opportunity to see a profound choice that needs to be made concerning the balance between home/personal needs and work/leadership.

 

Friday the 25th
The Moon is still in Cancer and with a trine to Saturn and a conjunction to Mercury in the morning hours, we may find ourselves handle business concerning the home front and family and feeling supported in the process. Someone is bound to be talking about their feelings and reviewing the past, so be sure and allow that to flow.
This is another big energy shifting day, as Mars (planet of energy, action and courage) moves into Scorpio this evening. Mars entered Libra on December 8, 2013 and (because of the retrograde) we have had a laborious and testy (7 months) experience of working out relationship issues via the mirrored self. Mars in Scorpio for the next two months brings passion and more action and less discussion; its finally time to cut through the weighing and balancing and going for the bottom line with courage and determination. YAY!

 

Saturday the 26th
The Moon enters fiery Leo around 11 AM and then swiftly squares Mars right after. With Mars still finding his Scorpio legs, we could feel temperaments flare, so take it easy. A Moon/ Jupiter conjunction in Leo at 3:35 PM lifts our spirits and brings smiles and laughter to our surroundings. Celebrate this life J

The New Moon in Leo happens at 6:43 PM and Jupiter is right there ensuring that this day of new beginnings is centered in expansive creativity and magnanimous generosity. There is a tendency to overdo with this energy so just be aware. New Moons are all about planting new seeds and intentions. This is a time to affirm that joy and vitality are your birth right and that through creativity and play, we can find the fire that lights us up from the inside out. Talk about what you love! Consider making a gratitude list of all the things you have come to appreciate on your evolutionary path and set a trajectory to generate more abundance and pleasure in your life experience.

 

Sunday the 27th
The Leo Moon and Pluto in Capricorn join in an awkward dance at 10:36 AM, so you may find you have to make an adjustment or two regarding what you want and a responsibility you need to handle. Stay cool as this energy leads to a Mercury and Neptune connection around dinner that can bring agitation into the mix.

In the evening, we have a fun Moon/Uranus trine that nudges us to try something new and be bold and inventive. That energy is brought down to earth swiftly when 15 minutes later, a sobering square between the Moon and Saturn directs us to “keep it real”. What a week!

 

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Merrily Garrett is available for private readings. Her very thorough and profound sessions are 90 minutes and $125. You can reach her to make an appointment at merrilygarrett@gmail.com, or call 512.769.6279…

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Merrily’s Astrological Weekly Weather for July 14 – 20
All times are written for E.D.T.

 

Highlights:

There is a big shift this week as wise Jupiter (who only makes a sign change once a year) leaves watery Cancer and enters fiery Leo. The last time Jupiter was in Leo was in 2002 and our newly evolved selves will experience this passage differently this time around. Jupiter (wisdom) in Leo is all about expanding the light that you are, showing your stuff and growing brighter (Leo) in the process! We are going to become more visible and less protective and that’s a good thing! Also this week, Mercury and Mars finish with their shadow passage through the return from retrograde movement and Saturn turns direct. I see this as the Universe supporting us to move forward!!

After 6 months of challenging patterns (two Mercury Retrogrades, A Venus Retrograde, Saturn retrograde and a Mars Retrograde) all designed to reveal what we had to review, heal and release, we can now move forward with much less baggage and an elevated consciousness. It’s almost like 2014 has two very distinct parts; the one before July 20th and the one that the end of July ushers in. I would love to hear your feedback on that later on J
Monday the 14th
We may be reeling from a weekend that left us unsettled and the Aquarius Moon forms an angle to the Cancer Sun at 9:59 AM, setting the stage for some adjustments to be made concerning our emotions. No worries, because just after lunchtime, the Moon trines Mars in Libra and then Venus in Gemini. This is harmonious energy for initiating discussions for future plans and enjoying love and friendship in the process.
A word of caution starting at 3:34 PM… a connection between the Sun and Neptune, then Mercury and Saturn… may bring some instability into the cosmic mix. Use today to tweak and recalibrate your assessments and allow any uncertainties to rest in the understanding that inspiration for right action is on its way and be patient. The Moon enters Pisces at 10:41 PM and intuition and creative visions may color our dreams.

 

Tuesday the 15th
We rise with our intuition, imagination and compassion plugged in and turned on, when the Pisces Moon joins Neptune (Pisces ruler) at 10:25 AM E.D.T. This is the stuff that dreams float around in and it’s not very grounded and certainly not rational. However, it’s fantastic for enhancing creativity, contacting your deepest intuitive messages and spiritual connections. Draw, design, dance, sing, envision… dream!

Fortunately, the Moon makes helpful contact to Pluto around 6:00 PM and there is energetic support to put some power behind those creative ideas and make something happen. Just before midnight, Mercury and the Sun form a parallel, adding welcomed strength to a plan we have been working on. And if we stay up late, there is another helpful aspect between the Moon and Saturn at 1:48 PM E.D.T. that adds to our ability to make choices for manifesting something into physical form.

 

Wednesday the 16th
This is the day Jupiter enters Leo, where he will reside for the next 12 months. Generosity, gratitude optimism and creativity will all have a better chance to shine in our lives as we come out into the happy light of Leo. If you have been hiding in a closet or your ideas have been in a cave, it’s time to come out and share all that you have become… just remember to keep the ego in its rightful place!

The Pisces Moon harmoniously trines the Sun just after lunchtime and the atmosphere is all warm and fuzzy; some people could become gushy in a very loving way! The lunar energy shifts after 4:16 PM through dinner time, as she makes connections to Mars and then Venus that can stir up un-pleasantries.
Steer clear of victim perspectives that could lead to emotional choices you could regret later… chill if you can!

Relief is on the horizon, starting at 12:00 AM when the Moon leaves the highly sensitive waters of Pisces and jumps into the fire of inspired Aries.  The Aries Moon then trines Jupiter in his brand new Leo position and this fiery trine brings an upbeat, confident and very playful energetic to our late night festivities.

 

Thursday the 17th
The Aries Moon (feelings) squares Mercury (communication) at 8:26 AM, so think before you speak and don’t allow impulsiveness or defensiveness to rule your mouth. Insecurities might be sitting right on everyone’s shirt sleeves and they are best left alone for now. Just 4 hours later, the Moon and Neptune form a semisextile that mellows out the energy, enabling us to see the best way to handle a situation. That didn’t take long J

After dinner, the Aries Moon squares Pluto in Capricorn and if we can keep out of power struggles, we might just be able to make the connections necessary to blend our independent nature with some cooperative effort that empowers us all in a leadership role. This Aries Moon wants to burn fast, so give yourself (and others) some room and keep finding patience to pace yourself, while continuing to let the inspiration pour in. The Moon will form a bridge (opposition) to Uranus at 4:38 AM tomorrow morning, possibly keeping us awake with a restlessness that spurs brilliant ideas… plan accordingly.

 

Friday the 18th
Today, Venus (love and values) moves into Cancer and our hearts will be dancing with the sensitivity of this divine feminine, watery-energy for the next 4 weeks. Pull out “The Four Agreements” and read them again! http://www.toltecspirit.com/  Allow your heart’s desire to swim in the Cancer energy and express yourself without defensiveness or over attachment and you will thank yourself later! There are many gifts to discover during this passage and learning to hear your inner heart’s guiding voice is one of them.
Just after 10:00 PM, the Cancer Sun and the Aries Moon square each other and then the Cancer Moon forms a bridge (opposition)to Mars in Libra, providing an opportunity for us to move forward emotionally. Navigating around the lower vibes that support defensiveness and insecurities is VIP now. Go for the higher vibe by owning whatever you think the other person should be providing for you and remember kindness is the best wind for our sails. There is no winner in a battle waged tonight! Just after midnight, Mercury in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces and hearts and minds are soothed by caring and compassionate understanding and peace returns.

 

Saturday the 19th
The Moon entered Taurus at 4:43 AM and our feelings have an opportunity to slow down and get grounded. Harmony returns and there is a good chance for some sweet romance in the early morning hours that can last throughout the day. See if you can plan to do something pleasurable and sensual! The late afternoon brings a sextile between the Moon and Neptune and this is fantastic energy for appreciating art, creativity and each other.

Venus and Saturn connect at 6:51 PM E.D.T. in a way that can create some discomfort between what the heart wants and what needs to happen. Just stay easy going and at 7:53 PM, the Taurus Moon sextiles Mercury, bringing communications into a warm-hearted place where we can express ourselves in more loving ways, for the rest of the evening.

 

Sunday the 20th
Saturn turns direct today and even though it may take a little while to feel the new momentum… it has started. Plans that may have been stalled out or cooking on the back burner since March, can now come front and center. Another indication that the 1st half of 2014 is shifting and we are beginning to move to a new beat.

At 11:22 PM, the Taurus Moon is poised opposite Saturn ( a bridge) as Saturn in Scorpio stands still before turning direct at 4:36 PM. This seems to me to be a very powerful moment for reflecting back over the last 5 months; accessing all that we have learned and what we have concluded, as a result of meeting challenges with a new found awareness.

The lower vibe of Saturnian energy can bring up fears around responsibility and a sense of limitation. The higher vibe is all about learning to listen to our own inner teacher and the willingness to recognize and own that we are powerful manifestors and that our inner teacher (once discovered) is to be fully trusted. We have been learning to slow down and listen for our own inner guidance and to not be confused by extraneous opinions. As we move forward now, things begin to take a new form. Keep shining your Light!!!

 

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
OSHO

 


 

Merrily Garrett is available for private readings. Her very thorough and profound sessions are 90 minutes and $125. You can reach her to make an appointment at merrilygarrett@gmail.com, or call 512.769.6279…