Category: Mercury

Swift of foot and lively of mind, Mercury buzzes around the heavens, adding colour and bringing news and information to the fore. Here are some selected writings about this fast-moving planet.

Hello Mr Mercury
Planets, as you know, have both positive and negative characteristics. The important thing to remember is that they do not necessarily reflect our own moral values. Yesterday this chap Alessio Rastani gave an interview that rather shocked some people. Take a look at this clip.  I [...]
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Mercury and Uranus Share a Joke
My partner makes me laugh – a lot. He has Mercury, the trickster, and Uranus, an even zanier fellow, conjunct on his Ascendant. Today he sent me two emails. The first contained a link to the Tate gallery in London. To get it click here. The second contained this message (which I feel [...]
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What’s So Mercury About Freddie?
One face of the god Mercury. Freddie Mercury, the voice of Queen, would have been 65 today.  I’ve occasionally wondered how he chose the name Mercury and what the astrological connection would be – because of course there is one. So to celebrate his birthday I looked at his chart. [...]
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Slow Down: A Mercury Retrograde Story
This Merc Ret has taken place in my 12th house, the house of confinement. So guess what… Schloss Astrology has been a house of sickness for the past week and looks set to be a house of convalescence for several days more. My little Mercury-ruled daughter has been looking positively [...]
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6 Things to Do with Mercury Retrograde in Leo
6. Give an abandoned cat a home. This one is called Bean and he’s staying with me. Mercury the messenger shimmies backwards in Leo until the 27th, so you still have time to redo all those leonine things. Here are some suggestions. 1. Go see a revival of an old favourite at the theatre 2. [...]
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How the God of Liars Feeds the Soul
Pippi Longstockings, teller of tall tales, eternal child and a favourite of Mercury. This is a still from the Swedish TV series For the Romans Mercury was the protector of thieves and liars. He is that trickster god whom we find tiptoeing through the backdoor of so many cultures: he is Loki, [...]
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Astrology of Now: Words of Love
My last post got lost in the Blogger inferno, so I’ll summarise it thus: Tell the people you love that you love them right now – do it, even if you’ve done it a thousand times before. Talking about love now will put you in tune with the universe. Mercury, the god of chit chat, […]
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Bang!
Mars is transiting my natal Mercury in Pisces: I just backed my car into a wall. No damage done, but I really must remember not to get behind a steering wheel next time, because this transit helps me damage my vehicle every time it comes round – especially when Uranus is hangin’ about [...]
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8 Good Things to Do with Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius
  Mercury back through Sag means review the map of your life – or plan to take a trip that you’ve taken before. So last week, I found myself watching the first series of the West Wing, which wasn’t a bad way to enjoy the messenger planet’s review of the sign of [...]
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Astrology of Now: Honour Thy Father or Else!
Riot police in Parliament Square.* The god Pluto wears a helmet of invisibility. Are you enjoying the ferocious fisticuffs between Mercury, Mars and Pluto? Speedy Mercury is thought and words and youth; Mars is war and action; Pluto – well, he comes like a shadow in the night, carries a big [...]
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7 Good Things To Do When Mercury Retrogrades in Capricorn
Take a leaf out of Rodin’s notebook and have a little think. Here’s one of the simplest ways to use astrology: work with the energy of the retrogrades. So hurray, Mercury retrograde is here again, so it’s time to re-think, re-evaluate, review and renegotiate. This time [...]
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Korea: Toxic Sibling Rivalry
Poster  for the 2004 Korean blockbuster, The Brotherhood of War. So South Korea is a successful, entrepreneurial (if rather corrupt) Leo Sun and North Korea is an angst-ridden, self-hating Virgo. Sibling rivalry is rarely this toxic. The two countries were born just a few weeks apart on the 15 [...]
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Astrology of Now: Get Ready to Catch the Wave
Hokusai’s Great Wave print (1831). Watch the wave. Water is pulled up into its belly. Some pushed forward from the ocean and some sucked backwards, pulled against the tide, across sand and shingle. The energy gathers. The wave grows – higher, stronger, faster – for a moment it seems to [...]
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A God for Every Sign – yay
I find reading old astrology books a very good way to get to sleep. Dane Rudhyar is marvellously soporific. I hope some of it will filter into my dreams, and be reborn as a brilliant insight. Last night I turned to CEO Carter, who is an old stand-by in the wee small hours. And in […]
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Why I love Mercury retrograde
Yes – it’s that time again. Mercury is retrograde, so astrologers say don’t put anything in the post, don’t sign contracts, don’t buy computers, don’t make plans bla bla bla. If you paid attention to that you’d be spending about a fifth of your year [...]
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A Special Relationship – but do they understand each other?
She’s just not that interested. How do you tell that to someone? It’s tricky – especially if you’re reading someone’s chart and you can tell by the look in his eyes and the still way in which he’s holding himself, that this is really important – and [...]
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