Category: Mercury Retrograde

Astrology of Now: This Transit of Mercury
This afternoon, at around 4pm GMT, the little planet of speed, insight, commerce and travel, dances across the face of the Sun. With the right equipment, you’ll be able to see it. And I think it’s astrologically significant too. Mercury’s transit to the Sun happens 14 times [...]
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Equinox: Perfect Balance
We’ve reached the equinox – that moment of perfect balance in the year, when the day is as long as the night, or the dark is as long as the light. It’s the beginning of the astrological year, when the Sun steps into Aries, perhaps with a little shake of excitement to get rid [...]
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A Mercury Retrograde for Mystics, Dreamers and Junkies
I thought I’d have a quick bit of shut-eye this afternoon — and woke up totally disoriented from a mad series of dreams two hours later. Mercury Retrograde in Pisces = more dreamtime. The shadow of this Mercury Rx has already brought us some truths stranger than fiction — if [...]
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Astrology of Now: Sorry!
If you have written to me in the last few months and have heard nothing in response, I apologise. Yesterday, I found that, for reasons too boring to explain, one of my email addresses has not been functioning for months! I am so sorry and I am endeavouring to respond to each of you this […]
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Astrology of Now: Tension
This is my cat Heart, who likes to play a role in all important conversations…
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Astrology of Now: “Weaponised Data”
Last night Channel 4 news ran a piece in which the head of the data collection company Cambridge Analytica, one Alexander Nix, offered an entrapment and disinformation service to a journalist posing as a Sri Lankan politician. Cambridge Analytica worked on Donald Trump’s election and the [...]
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New Podcast: The Month Ahead
What’s in store for the month ahead? Which Sun Signs are up? Which are, well, coasting? What dates should you take a risk and when should you stay at home? And why was last month so … last monthish? I’ll be chatting with my friend and fellow astrologer Sally Kirkman about our favourite [...]
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Astrology of Now: In the Footprints of Saturn
We woke up to snow on Sunday. Swirling, twirling flakes, hurtling fast, then fluttering delicately past the bedroom window. The garden had vanished by 6am and by mid-day a soft, heavy blanket of white had covered everything. With snow comes silence. It’s easy in the first snowfall to imagine [...]
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Double Retrograde for A Reactionary Throwback
Oh the splendidness of astrology. I was listening to that Jacob Rees-Mogg, a 48-year-old elderly schoolboy who may actually become the next leader of the British Conservative Party. He is a caricature of “posh”, with the faux self-deprecating, smooth-bumbling of an Etonian (super polite and [...]
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April Horoscopes
It’s a very complicated picture this month, but things do slow down a lot — and about time too. It’s important to note that from April 9 to 24, Venus will be between just two degrees of Pisces, 26° and 28°. This intense focus from the goddess of love and luck is unusual and will […]
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Astrology of Now: Calculated Action
The Queen, you may be aware, has had a cold. For the entire period of this Mercury Retrograde, her Majesty kept out of the public eye. She didn’t even make it to the Christmas church services — and that was for the first time in — well, forever. Yesterday, when Mercury went direct, she [...]
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Astrology of Now: A Very Important Retrograde — Take It Personally
Mercury turns Rx on December 19 at 15° Capricorn. Meets the Sun on December 28 at 7° Capricorn. Turns direct on January 8 at 28° Sagittarius. Returns to 15° Capricorn on January 27. Squares Uranus on February 1. Leaves Capricorn on February 7. Please take a look at the previous post on this [...]
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Astrology of Now: A Very Important Retrograde
Imagine you are walking up a mountain trail. You’re slowing down because the way is getting steeper, and rougher — and your sense of dread and unease grows with every step. A dark shadow looms on the path in front of you, filling you with dread. You turn tail and fly, tripping down the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Re-detailing the Details
Mercury Rx in Virgo 30 Aug- 22 September 29°-14° My goodness — what a super duper Mercury Rx. My household is swept up in a frenzied combined back-to-school, major-clear-out reading party. Here are some good things that have happened in the last few days. • You can see the floor of the garden [...]
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Thoughts on Transitory Mercury
Mercury, messenger of the gods, will be crossing the face of the Sun in a few hours.  You’ll be able to see this from Earth — with the right equipment. This particular event is not rare — but it is unusual. It happens about 14 times per century — and it’s always in Taurus or Scorpio — […]
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Astrology of Now: Focus and Healing
It’s an extraordinary — and rather difficult — start to 2016. But amidst the tumultuous energies there are some strong positives. Here’s the gen. Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius, then from January 8th, in Capricorn . The time calls for rethinking and practical [...]
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Mercury Rx: Indexing
I am re-indexing this website during this Mercury Retrograde. Apparently it wasn’t done properly when we switched over from Blogger last year, so not all the posts are searchable (or should that really be findable). It seems like appropriate action to take when the god of communications [...]
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12 Questions To Ask With Mercury Rx in Gemini
The little god of prestidigitation is standing perfectly still. For a moment in time, he looks both ways: into the future and into the past. Then he starts to go backwards. Think of how odd it looks in a movie when the broken glass and water on the floor magically swooshes up and reforms. The [...]
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Mercury Retrograde: Live The Question
“I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart, and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Disappearance of Manannan Mac Lir
A statue of the Celtic sea god Manannan Mac Lir was stolen from an Irish mountaintop on January 21, the day Mercury, the planet of thieves, went retrograde. Although Manannan is the “son of the sea” and a deity of storms, but he has more in common with Mercury than Neptune. [...]
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