What is Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury Retrograde This happens three to four times per year, when the planet Mercury slows down, and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde). It's an optical illusion, since there is forward movement, like speeding by a slow-moving train -- as it recedes, it appears to go backward. While delays and misunderstandings do seem to happen, I've noticed a magical trend -- that people and ideas return, for integration, resolution and more. What are the Mercury Retrograde … [Read more...]

Louise Hay – 5 Great Reasons to Learn Astrology‏

5 Great Reasons to Learn Astrology By Mark Husson According to Wiki.Answers.com, 700 million people read their horoscopes! What must they be looking for? Aside from the fact that we’ve been star gawking for thousands of years, there may be a reason why this ancient practice of looking for clues to our everyday life (based on floating rocks, no less) is thriving! Here’s a quick hit list of great reasons to learn Astrology—aside from making you more beautiful and giving you whiter teeth, … [Read more...]

Big Fat Kiss For Gemini (And Maybe You As Well)‏

You know those periods where things just seem to go your way? It's like you have an angel on your shoulder or some kind of protection. You hit a lucky streak and you know it. Venus, Mercury and Jupiter will be conjunct in the late degrees of Gemini for the rest of the month. When the two benefic planets (Venus and Jupiter) conjoin, there are kisses out there, just waiting to land on the cheeks of some of us. People with planets in the late degrees of Gemini will have good … [Read more...]

Elsa P. – Solar Eclipse In Scorpio, Persnickety Anger and a Sea Of Lies‏

There are two things to keep an eye on over the next seven days. First, Neptune turns direct on Saturday as it squares Mercury in retrograde. Second, we have Saturday's solar eclipse in Scorpio to look at. These events will dominate the week. Eclipses scare people. They're sexy, especially when they take place in Scorpio. The Sun and Moon receive no hard aspects, so while the eclipse is potent, it's also clean. The house in your chart where the eclipse lands will be infused with pure, … [Read more...]

ELSA P. , Planetary Positions – dynamic week, loaded with potential!

This is a dynamic week, loaded with potential. While we have some jarring aspects, we also have a grand trine in earth that will last all week long. This will ground and stabilize people, allowing them to work effectively with whatever challenges arise. The situation could be considered ideal as few are moved to action when they're wholly comfortable. Thursday provides a case in point. The Moon in Capricorn transits in hard aspect to Mercury and Uranus, however it enjoys profound support … [Read more...]

ELSA P. – ‘Solar eclipse in Sagittarius’

Happy Thanksgiving! Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday, but outside of that it's all systems go. The Moon is in Scorpio so people will be deeply stirred for the holiday, however the solar eclipse in Sagittarius takes place just after midnight on Friday morning so things should end well. With the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus in Sagittarius on Friday and Saturday, most will feel upbeat. With this much focus on Jupiter's sign, there are bound to be many opportunities to expand. Keep an eye … [Read more...]

ELSA P. – Planetary Positions to Guide…

What a week coming up! How you fare depends almost entirely on how you get along with Taurus the Bull. How do you feel about people who like themselves? Can you deal with stubbornness? How upset do you get if you order something to move and it just stares at you? If any of this bothers you, then you're in for some suffering at least through the weekend. There are things you can learn from Taurus. Consistency.    Steadfastness. Practicality. Are you bored?   Too bad. … [Read more...]

Elsa P. – Confusion and indecision reign – Venus exalted in Pisces

Confusion and indecision reign as we head into the weekend.      With Saturn exalted in Libra and ruler Venus exalted in Pisces, people who are compassionate with others while maintaining a boundary fare very well. These statements combine when you go easy on someone who is struggling without necessarily rushing in to fix their problem for them.       The cardinal grand cross that dominates the sky over the weekend is quite harsh. Decisions are being made and consequences come home to roost, … [Read more...]

ELSA P. – This is not a week that will bore.

This is not a week that will bore. We've got a dramatic full moon in Leo early Friday morning. People are forging deep, long-lasting bonds with partners, romantic or otherwise, while others are coming up with the courage to cut negative, non-supportive people from their lives. Many are making innovations; fighting for a new start in their lives Thursday, the energy of the full moon in Leo dominates. Mars is involved so we're likely to see people make a show of their anger. This is not the … [Read more...]

ELSA P. – Planetary Positions to Guide: ‘The weekend is dominated by communications..;

  Happy Thanksgiving!   For those who celebrate the holiday, expect more than the usual clashing and clanging of pans and people, 'round home but this does not mean there is not a good time to be had. If you're cooking, keep a closer eye than usual on the food as things can easily be scorched. This is due the Mars Mercury conjunction which speeds up the clock. Black Friday looks upbeat and happy for all except the most egregious control freaks among us. Whether you go out and shop, stay home … [Read more...]

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