Mercury retrograde • May 29 – June 22, 2021

What is Mercury retrograde? I think Mercury retrograde is probably the number one “gateway” event that pulls people into the realness of astrology beyond the horoscopes. I have not done a formal survey on this. But it’s one of the easiest astrological events to witness in real-time. For one thing, its influence on everyday things […]

Mercury retrograde • January 30 – February 20, 2021

2021 Mercury retrograde in Aquarius The sign Aquarius has been in the news lately. Aquarius was the setting of December 2020’s Great Conjunction, with Saturn and Jupiter continuing their journey through this progressive and humanitarian sign. (–>Saturn in Aquarius) Mercury transiting the sign attunes the flow of information to this experimental, scientific, objective way of […]

Mars Direct and the WHOOSH effect

Mars direct - what it means for you - how it filled my house with kittens

After so many months of trainwreck after horrifying trainwreck in the news, worry and anxiety became the new normal for just about everyone I know. But now we know the outcome of the much anticipated USA presidential election. We saw the dancing in the streets. Maybe we danced ourselves. We’re not in the new reality yet, […]

Mercury retrograde * October 13 – November 3, 2020

What is Mercury retrograde? I think Mercury retrograde is probably the number one “gateway” event that pulls people into the realness of astrology beyond the horoscopes. I have not done a formal survey on this. But it’s one of the easiest astrological events to witness in real-time. For one thing, its influence on everyday things […]

Fall 2020 forecast

astrology for fall 2020

Mars will activate, motivate, and inspire you to fight the good fight. But when we see Mars making some difficult connections to other planets, like we are seeing this Fall, crises and emotions spin up quickly. Mars in Aries boosts the irritability factor and makes you more acutely aware of your drives, desires, and self-interest.

Mars Retrograde – September 9-November 13, 2020

Around mid-late August, you may begin to feel a subtle (or not so subtle) slowdown, a drain on your energies. That’s because Mars retrograde is coming starting in September. Mars goes retrograde every other year for approximately 70 to 80 days. What does Mars retrograde mean? Planets in retrograde lose steam, clarity, and direction. Mars represents […]

Venus Retrograde 😍 May 13 – June 25, 2020

Venus retrograde dates May 13 – June 25, 2020 in the sign Gemini Venus Retrograde in the age of COVID-19 In astrology, the love goddess Venus governs money, beauty, and social interactions. Any retrograde planet alters the pattern and stirs things up. We’re already in this strange, surreal time of social distancing. It’s already weird. […]

Mercury retrograde special report: February 16 – March 9, 2020

  Mercury retrogrades are not all the same If you have been watching the skies for a while, you might notice that some Mercury retrograde times go by largely unnoticed. Others are like a stinking pile of retro-mess from beginning to end. Why is that? The answer is simple if you have some skywatching basics […]

Mercury and Mars retrograde, 2018: Here’s how it winds down

Look up in the sky. What do you see? Not much of a Moon these days… because just a few days ago the Moon was new – a Solar Eclipse in Leo, to be exact. You might see Mars extra bright in the night sky as we pass by in our orbit, making Mars appear […]

Mercury retrograde, Mars retrograde, Eclipses, oh my! 2018

This is temporary This is temporary This is temporary Some time ago, I attended a meditation course where the main technique consisted of sitting still with eyes closed, carefully witnessing the sensations that arose, and keeping in mind that it’s all temporary. Good sensations, bad sensations. What they all have in common is that they […]

Mars is soooo retrograde

Fatigue sculpture

Are you feeling this Mars retrograde? That heavy, tired, out-of-gas feeling? Mars is sooooo retrograde right now. Retrograde Mars is closing in on the South Node this week, which drains things away from us, like our energy (Mars). This draining effect can help us let go of karmic attachments, old anger. It’s a difficult time for teams […]

The AstroWellbeing guide to Mars Retrograde

Mars rx composite photo from NASA

Is this thing still on? Hi, folks! I’m back with new mojo and a new website. What do you think? The header image makes me laugh and think of the friend who made it for me. Have you all been feeling a drain on your energies lately? Since about Mid-June? That’s because Mars is about […]