Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, Facebook, and New Interview!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to touch base with all of you as I'm getting ready to be quite busy on the road and will be out of touch for a bit. I leave tomorrow for the San Diego I Can Do It conference and am very excited. I love the energy of these events and hope I get to see some of you there! After that I head to South Dakota for my second workshop in my program Soul Destinies, whew!

Wow, thank you all so much for your fantastic feedback on my last article regarding the Venus in Aries Retrograde. I received many emails and read every one of them. I really struck something deep in all of you!

Thank you also to everyone who wrote to Oprah telling her to have me on her show! I haven't heard from Harpo just yet, but I appreciate your support nonetheless. I'm deeply grateful for all the support everyone's given me that blesses me to serve you in such a personally meaningful way. Every book of mine you read, letter to Oprah you write, radio show you listen to, and workshop of mine you take further supports the possibility that I can write another book, do another workshop, do another radio show, and overall keep serving you with my life. So thank you, thank you, thank you. Keep the good vibes coming and I'll stay around! lol...speaking of being around, you can now find me on Facebook!


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I have to say I actually quite like Facebook, though I was resistant to it at first. It's very cool, kind of like meeting up at a café and hanging out! Please feel free to join my fan page and send a friend request!

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New Interview on YouTube with Inner Quest TV

I just did an interview a few weeks ago with Inner Quest TV (my prep for Oprah of course), sponsored by The Infinity Foundation (with whom I'll be doing a workshop this summer - see info below videos!). Please visit these links if you'd like to check it out. There are three separate parts to watch which follow sequentially. This interview will be broadcasting late May on cable TV in the Chicagoland area, Enjoy!

Watch Part 1 on YouTube

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Retreat: Transforming Fate into Destiny with Robert Ohotto

Infinity Foundation - July 18 -19, 2009 / 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Join Robert in Highland Park, Illinois for a workshop centered around helping you discover various ways you may be unconsciously fating yourself and thereby violating aspects of your life's purpose. It essential to know each of these two forces, fate and destiny, to direct the unfolding of your life. Tap into the most potent form of your destiny. Empower yourself with new coordinates of purpose and soul, a must if you felt lost or stuck, or are ready to take your destiny to new heights. An informational letter for the retreat will be sent a couple of weeks prior to it.

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Mercury Retrograde in Taurus - May 6th-May 30th, 2009

Hayhouse RadioWell here we are yet again, in the 'set up phase' for another Mercury Retrograde just after Venus got done with us! Such is the Divine choreography of our inner and outer lives. Though I would love to write an in depth article on this upcoming cycle, I currently don't have the time! BUT I am making it the subject of my next Hay House Radio show, Dialogue with Destiny. So please tune in on Thursday, May 7th at 9am PDT/12pm EDT. If you can't catch the show then, it will rebroadcast over the next four days after and it's FREE to listen to up to one week after the original broadcast!

During the show I'll go into depth regarding the timing of things and important archetypal themes and how they're manifesting. For now let me outline that the Mercury Retrograde begins on May 6th, with its mid-point on May 18th (I'll explain what this is on the show!). The Retrograde finishes on May 30th. Here's a general refresher on the cycle, tune in for more on  May 7th!

Brief Mercury Retrograde Refresher

When Mercury is direct, which it is 80% of the year, it means we can look to the sky and see the planet's motion going forward against the backdrop of the Zodiac in the heavens. However, about every 3 ½ months the planet appears to start going backward for about three weeks. I say, "appears" because in reality it's the orbit of the earth in tandem with the planetary orbit of Mercury that makes it appear to move backwards, thought it really isn't. Nevertheless, this period of time is called Mercury Retrograde.

That being said, what does Mercury Retrograde symbolize as a process within each of us? How does it point our ego toward our soul's timing? As a function of consciousness, Mercury represents our thinking and communicative processes, the ways we access and use information, make decisions, pay attention to details, and express ourselves. Perhaps most importantly, Mercury also symbolizes the way we consciously perceive reality.

Much of this gets reexamined during a Mercury Retrograde cycle according to the astrological sign's themes in which it's retrograde (Taurus this time). We are asked to retreat within and reevaluate what serves our life with regards to this Mercurial function of consciousness, and what needs to be upgraded, refined, and/or let go of in the ways that we think about things. If we resist this, then we invoke the "Trickster" side of Mercury contained in Mercury's function. You all know this too well: miscommunications, missed flights, accidents, computer and other tech breakdowns...need I go on?! All of these are designed to help you realize you're not in control and that a deeper design is trying to emerge into your consciousness.

When Mercury is moving direct, our minds tend to work on a more functional/forward level. Our energy is invested in more assertive decision-making and action with less retrospection and reflection. However, we are unconsciously picking up on intuitive information, which will come to call during the retrograde cycle for further integration. There needs to be a time of rest and assimilation of all the information that we perceive consciously and unconsciously. A time for our inner wisdom to come forth and guide us to re-organize, rethink, reevaluate, redo, and reboot. This is part of the organic, natural flow of life. Our culture, however, made up of schedules and deadlines, doesn't often accommodate a cycle of introspective reflection and re-evaluation. This is why this cycle can be so brutal for some of us.......Especially those of us, like me, with a thousand deadlines and agendas!

Ten Week On-Line Intuitive Astrology Course with Robert!

Thank you for all the great feedback on this course. I was a labor of love and I am so gratified it's helping many of you. For those of you who don't know, I teamed up with DailyOm and put together a ten week course called Discovering Your Soul Purpose with Intuitive Astrology!

Online CourseThe cost for all ten weeks is an affordable $39 and is comprised of both written and video teaching elements. You get a free copy of your birth chart which you will then use throughout the entire ten weeks to help you indentify your soul's purpose. I hope you are able to sign up and enjoy the journey of it. To find out more and begin the course, click on the image to the left.


That's it for now folks. I'll be back in touch with more news and another insightful article in late May.

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Until next time,


Robert Ohotto


May 1, 2009 / 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Hayhouse Radio Dialogue with Destiny: The Importance of Ritual
What rituals do you practice on a regular basis? Though the the importance of rituals seems to have been forgotten in today's busy world, sacred habits are powerful co-creative tools. Listen in as Robert explains why rituals are so important for the renewal of your life and continued birthing of your soul into the world. Learn what rituals will help you the most in your life right now!   More about Robert's radio show >

May 7, 2009 / 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Hayhouse Radio Dialogue with Destiny: Mercury Retrograde in Taurus: The Essence of True Abundance
Are you reevaluating the quality of your life and values? Has the current economy forced you to examine your definition of abundance? Can we really have it all, and what does the even mean? Tune in as Robert investigates the current Mercury Retrograde as the opportune time to rebuild your life and redefine abundance via your soul!   More about Robert's radio show >

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