Mercury Retrograde – November 2012 – Wisdom of Birds

Here we go again. Mercury turns retrograde on the 6th November 2012, bang on the US Presidential election day. Whilst the retrograde formally begins when Mercury starts to apparently move backwards (due to our different orbital speeds), as astrologers, we also take into account the shadow periods. The...

Mercury Retrograde Through the Houses

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  In this post I am going to offer an analysis of what it means for Mercury to travel backwards through the natal birth houses. To help you understand more about the retrograde cycle itself, I recommend checking out this post where I discuss it in full. Mercury rules the...

Venus Retrograde in Gemini – Contrary Mary

Venus turns retrograde at 14:32 on the 15th May 2012 at 23GEM59. Venus will remain in retrograde motion until 27th June 2012 when it stations direct at 7GEM29 "Venus' function is to sift the sacred from the profane, the primitive from the cultured aspects of...

Mercury Retrograde March 2012 – Between Two Worlds

Mercury stations retrograde at 7:48 UT on the 12th March 2012 at 6ARI49. The Sabian symbol for this degree is A Man Succeeds In Expressing Himself Simultaneously In Two Realms Mercury is the messenger between the Gods and humankind. He is the only God allowed passage to and...

Mars Retrograde through the Houses – Combat and Strategies

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Below I have listed some of the possible manifestations of retrograde Mars energy through the houses. I have explored negative manifestations (Hand to Hand Combat!) and what possible actions or strategic position may be useful to take. Bear in mind that Mars may also...

The Mars Retrograde Cycle

Mars has a way of coming alive, like first shoots or spring flowers suddenly erupting into bloom. He bursts into the room shouting “where’s the fire?” or perhaps “where’s the fight?” He’s ready to kick some butt, gunning for action, wants to get going,...