Apr 27

Mercury Retrograde: circles and shifts

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April 28 – May 22, 2016

This is not the usual Mercury Retrograde.

When Mercury makes its Retrograde station, the Moon in Capricorn trines Mercury, and so does the North Node in Virgo, creating a Grand Trine in Earth. (Mercury will trine Jupiter in Virgo during this Retrograde station, but it’s a wide -10 degree- trine at the actual station.) This is NOT a difficult Mercury Retrograde. It may even be too easy.


You may be able to avoid doubling back over recent steps by thinking twice. But if you make mistakes and need to retrace your steps, do things twice, you have options. You can let it stress you and get irritated. Sure. Or, you can realize that you have a larger, tighter, smarter, more professional and committed circle of support than you have acknowledged or utilized.

Moving fast, you can miss things, big and small. So Mercury Retrograde gives us time to remember to be more mindful. Tune into your sacred inner voice as it speaks to you, even if it means slowing down.

Mercury Retrograde in earth-sign Taurus wants us to be grounded. Not flighty, not reckless or careless, but conscious, awake, and centered in your being. Connected to the Earth and open to the Sky. How can you get grounded and feel more connected? The next 3 weeks can make it easy to get there.

First, think twice.

Chart for Mercury’s Retrograde Station (in NYC):
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Jan 25

Jan 25: Mercury Direct! Digging out of the box

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Yay! Mercury stations Direct on Monday, January 25, 2016 @ 4:50 PM EST

Planets that station take a few days until they start moving forward again…. Continue reading

May 27

New Moon in Gemini: spinning circles

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New Moon in Gemini
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
@ 2:40 PM EDT
Sun & Moon at 7 Gemini 21

This is the New Moon in Gemini – a time you can spin your wheels.

As you spin your wheels, you create patterns – which can become crystal clear over the next month.

There are 2 astrological events happening at the New Moon. The only things they have in common is timing. Their patterns do not overlap. And that can give us perspective and healing…

    1- Sun and Moon are in the exact same place in the sky – or conjunct. Both Sun and Moon are square Neptune.

    2- There’s a beautiful Grand Trine with a Kite – a pattern that indicates a high level of success. And there’s a YOD.

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Feb 07

Mercury Retrograde: getting back in touch

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Mercury Retrograde
February 6 – 28, 2014

When Mercury stations retrograde, it is becuase Mercury has gotten too far away from the Sun – and from the Sun’s perspective, too far from the Earth. We literally need to “come back down to Earth”

Mercury just entered Pisces and will turn on its heel and retreat back into Aquarius…
Why are we so obsessed with the negative potentials of Mercury Retrograde? Because our cuture teaches us that we need to keep moving forward, all the time, always, at all costs. Yet, the planets Retrograde. They move backwards. And Mercury does it most often – 3x a year for 3 weeks at a time. And here we go, again… Continue reading

Oct 25

Mercury Retrograde – Why you’re stalling out & how to get back in gear

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October 21 – November 10
Mercury stations Retrograde
Why you’re stalling out – and how to get your energy moving again. This post is about taking INSPIRED ACTION.

Astrologically – Mercury Retrograde is always important – but this time – focusing on it as the main event can obscure the deeper significance of the transits happening now. Continue reading