Happy Labor Day! May this day have more meaning than it usually does in helping us be grateful for the work we have, the work we lost and will have again and the abundance we have in this country, even though we can easily forget that. I hope you’ve had a wonderful long weekend.
Mercury went direct late last Saturday/early Sunday, depending on your time zone. Yeah! Some of the pressure of August is now a little easier. But Mercury is still in its shadow period, which means it’s not moving backward nor yet moving forward, so please maintain typical Mercury retrograde caution until we’re well into September. Read More
This being the Summer of Retrogrades, that time of great personal challenge and growth, there is a commonality in health issues caused by the intensity of the energy. Or rather there is a main energy drain that manifests differently in each body. Read More
MARS RETROGRADE REACTIONS
Recognizing Retrograde Behavior
(because it may sneak up on you)
(…and some other pertinent stuff)
Last Thursday, June 28, the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican Members of Congress “questioned” FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to, in a nutshell, force them to shut down the on-going Russia investigation. It was quite an unusually aggressive occasion with venting and shouting rather than questioning. That night, Rachel Maddow commented on the event on her MSNBC show: “I don’t know why Republicans in Congress are boiling up with such froth about the Mueller Investigation. But Congressional Republicans really do appear to be trying to pull out all the stops, all of a sudden, right now! I don’t know why “right now”, but something has got them very upset.” Read More
Here is Master Astrologer Gahl Sasson’s take on the Mars retrograde starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26 through the end of August. After a previous post about my deductions on how it’s going to affect us all, it’s always good to hear another voice. Read More
We have yet to start the Summer of Retrogrades and already we’re feeling the energy shifts as they heat up. They started in earnest after the Full Moon on May 29. Since then, there is a feeling of sudden disconnectedness, not just from the people around us, but from ourselves, from our place in the world and from our roots in the Earth. It makes us feel, in many cases, completely alone. It isn’t necessarily a strong feeling (although it can be for the many younger souls here now), but it is there. And when we look beyond ourselves, we can see it is shared by pretty much everybody. The intensity of it is growing, preparing us for the opportunities and challenges that this year has in store for us to force our hand into Aquarian Age harmony. Read More
With Mars retrograde winding down, you’d think things would be getting easier. But the ending of most retrogrades usually gets more intense before it finally releases. And on Monday, June 20, we have a rare and powerful Summer Solstice with a Full Moon, which charges things even more.
So hold on until Mars goes direct on June 29 or 30 (depending on where you are in the country). In many ways, holding on without expecting things to go as we’d like is the only sane thing to do over the next nine or ten days. Read More
This is our final week of Mercury retrograde until August 30. The powerful but small planet goes direct early in the morning on Sunday, May 22. I don’t know anyone who won’t be applauding this transition. Even those who don’t believe that astrological events affect us will feel relief without knowing why.
But before it’s over, before a bit of ease sets in and everything starts making more sense than it has for the last 18 days (and it seems the retrograde has been a lot longer than that), we still have to get through this week. Read More
The last week of February was off-the-charts difficult. Not only were we in the end-time of the especially testy Mercury retrograde, we had some of the most powerful solar activity of this cycle of Solar Maximum. The Merc retro was especially unbearable as it was more focused on our miss-communication with self (i.e. how well do you know yourself and if you don’t, LOOK HARD!) as well as the general miss-communication with everything and everyone else.
Then as the Moon waned to Dark then New, a time when we all become more introspective anyway – and the New Moon on March 1 was in introspective Pisces, no less – we got hit with that sunspot/solar flare energy. That made us all itchy in our own skin and behave as if we were temporarily, magnetically-instead-of-chemically, bi-polar. So if we weren’t beating ourselves up for something, we were trying to not beat up someone else. And often not succeeding. Read More