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Reminder * It’s Mercury Retrograde ‘Til 9/5/17

It started in Earth sign Virgo on 8/12/17 and reverses into Fiery Leo where it will go Direct on 9/5/17. The possibility of communication snafus are increased because Mercury is in one of the signs it rules, Virgo (the other is Gemini). When the planet transits the detail focused 6th sign of the Zodiac, its concerns are amped – analyze, write, speak, teach, work, diet, service. With the added mischief of “Retrograde”, misunderstandings, slips of the tongue or pen, (Freudian or otherwise), can occur.

However, chaos is not inevitable. We can mitigate potential missed and mixed messages by jumping all over the details. Little things can impact larger things big time. Back up, fine tune your gadgets, computers and phones. Project initiation / creation would be best delayed if possible – if not, be meticulous, pay attention.

Remember my usual suggestions for Mercury Retrograde – see it as an opportunity to review, reconsider, re-think, revise. However, note that as we do this, we are not going backwards into the past, we are pro actively making any needed changes, re evaluations for the future – a good thing.

*Mercury Retrograde: 8/12/17 – 9:01 PM EDT / 6:01 PM PDT

FYI: Mercury just “appears” to go backwards. Planets only move forward, however, due to the earth’s changing speed as it orbits around the Sun, the positions are such that it looks like a reverse motion from earth.

 

A Gemini Full Moon – Communication Opportunities!

On Tuesday December 13, 2016 the Sun is in Sagittarius, which means that this month’s Full Moon, is in the opposite sign – Gemini. While the Moon is in the Mercury ruled 3rd sign of the Zodiac, communication is key. Speaking / writing can tend towards the witty and the clever, but with “Full” energy, our interactions can also be purposeful, powerful and precise. I love this quote from Deepak Chopra:

“Language creates reality. Words are magical power. Speak always to create joy”

(Let us all do that!)

As always with a “Full” phase, finish and complete any old projects hanging around. Clear out any debris to make room for what’s next.

* Gemini Full Moon: 12/13/16 – 7:05 PM EST / 4:05 PM PST

 

New Moon Rising in Gemini, 6/4/16 – Chat On!

Astro New Moon CrescentAt last, Gemini planet ruler Mercury is no longer Retrograde. The communication planet is gaining forward speed and we are able to get traction on tech, transportation, information plans, etc. A perfect time to implement ideas that have been percolating or launch projects that have been stuck for awhile. There will be a New Moon in this talkative, flexible, versatile 3rd Zodiac sign on June 4, 2016.

The Moon is considered “New” when the Sun and Moon are in the same Astrology sign. The universe encourages us to begin, initiate and create. When the Lunar orb is in clever, intellectual Gemini, we will want to teach, learn, share thoughts, tell stories at length regardless of who wants to listen. So get your facts straight. (Short and sweet works best sometimes. And remember, silence is a form of communication too  😎  )

  *6/4/16 Gemini New Moon:  10:59 PM EDT / 7:59 PM PDT

 

 

A Snappy, Versatile Full Moon in Gemini 11/25/15

Astro Moon FullThe Sun is in Sagittarius, which means that this month’s Full Moon, on Wednesday November 25, 2015, is in the opposite sign – Gemini. While the Moon is in the Mercury ruled 3rd sign of the Zodiac, communication is key. Speaking / writing can tend towards the witty and the clever, but with “Full” energy, our interactions can also be purposeful, powerful and precise. I love this quote from Deepak Chopra:

“Language creates reality. Words are magical power. Speak always to create joy”

Let us all do that!

* Full Moon: 12/6/14 – 12:15 PM EST / 9:15 AM PST

 

 

Mercury Retrograde, 5/18/15 – YAY! !

Astro Planet Glyphs 2No, I haven’t lost my grip. Instead of bemoaning Monday’s arrival of Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, the Air sign it rules, as the potential snafu of all time, I’m changing my approach. I will look on the good side. Rather than rushing, yelling and screaming, to my computer to “back it up” before the sky falls, I will make good use of whatever positive energy the universe will provide during the communication planet’s backward sojourn thru the heavens.

This Mercury Retrograde can offer us the opportunity to re visit any abandoned conversations – “let’s discuss this at a better time”, (never happened) or writings (any “Thank You” notes pending?). Re evaluate those unfinished brainstorming lists, middle of the night “great” ideas, etc. Re think the language of any future speeches or pitches – is it clear, to the point, got substance?

However, with combative Mars transiting the clever, chatty 3rd sign 0f the Zodiac until 6/25/15, we still need to be alert. No need to foster confusion and mischief just because of not paying attention. Watch what you say, watch what you write. Double check directions, be prepared for transportation delays. Don’t sign any contracts unless absolutely necessary and not until its read very carefully. And finally, YES – back up your tech stuff! ASAP!

BTW: Mercury just “appears” to go backwards. Planets only move forward, however, due to the earth’s changing speed as it orbits around the Sun, the positions are such that it looks like a reverse motion from earth.

*Mercury Retrograde: 5/18/15 – 6/11/15 * 9:50 PM EDT / 5:50 PM PDT

 

 

Gemini Full Moon – Networking Weekend!

Astro Moon FullA Full Moon in Gemini starts off our weekend on Saturday December 6, 2014. The Luminaries are opposite each other: the Sun has been in Sagittarius since Nov 22nd and the Lunar orb is in its partner sign of Gemini. While the Moon is in the versatile 3rd sign of the Zodiac, clever verbal/ written exchanges, versatility/flexibility and the desire to travel and be with people are enhanced. As always with a “Full” phase, finish and complete any old projects hanging around. Clear out any debris to make room for what’s next.

On Sunday morning, the Moon shifts to Moon ruled, Water sign Cancer. However, Full Moon influences will remain for the next 10 days, so be prepared for the Capricorn New Moon on December 21, 2014.

* Full Moon: 12/6/14 – 7:27AM EST / 4:27AM PST

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Taurus & Gemini – Together for the Weekend!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lStarting with September 12, 2014, the weekend is a mixed bag of possibilities. It can be a loving, luxurious Friday and Saturday or it can be a stubborn, determined 2 days. An earthy, Taurus Moon, ruled by Venus speaks to life’s beauty but its fixed nature also taps into the obstinate “bull” in us. Hmmmm, which way to go?

Change of pace on Sunday, the Moon sends us into the fast talking, multi tasking, change loving world of Gemini. Duality is the key word– yes, we can often do 2 things at once, but no, it doesn’t go well all the time. Be versatile, but focused – it can work.

Have a great and varied weekend!

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For the Weekend: Earthy Taurus/ Airy Gemini!

On Friday August 15, 2014, we are treated to a sensuous yet security concerned Taurus Moon. This fixed Earth sign may have us trying to make choices – either tackling that bank statement or indulging, with your partner, in delicious, chocolate dipped strawberries. Remember, not all things are either/or. “AND” can often work very well too 🙂

Sunday afternoon, the Moon enters Gemini and remains until Tuesday evening.Astro moon-waning-crescent-l The chatty, quicksilver, variety loving traits of this Mercury ruled Air sign is great for scrabble, catching up on current events (gossiping?), traveling, communication of all kinds. Gemini’s duality (the Twins) can make us clever and versatile and also a little flighty and distracted. Go and chat someone up, but, think before you speak (or push “send” on that email or text).

Taurus and Gemini Moons can mean a very social weekend: delicious food, entertaining conversation, high or low brow literary pursuits, etc. Whichever way you lean, have a great time!

 

Mercury Retrograde 6/7/14 – Here We Go Again!

Retrograde Mercury strikes again on June 7, 2014, the 2nd of the year. It begins in Water sign Cancer – emotions, family, friends, the past. Then on 6/17, the planet backs into the Air sign it rules, Gemini, until 7/1 when Mercury, planet of communication, short trips, siblings, goes Direct. We can deal, we can handle, we will survive it! Again.

Astro Planet Glyphs 2Can you imagine any communication snafus occurring between you and family members during the 3 weeks of the retrograde? Of course you can – so, the cautions are the same as always during a backward Mercury. Watch what you say or write. Be clear and precise, try not to leave room for mis interpretation. Hurt feelings, confusion can really be done without, especially with those closest to you. Keep things simple and uncomplicated as you live your life (it never stops regardless of whether a planet goes backward or forward). Complications and “hot messes” can arise all by themselves.

However, life is still great. We can get thru just as we’ve done in the past – prepare and pay attention. Back up your stuff. Get your facts, along with your ducks, in a row – verify, verify, verify. Use Retrograde time to do “re” things – review, reread, re evaluate, regroup, re charge.

*Mercury Retrograde: June 7, 2014: 7:57AM EDT / 4:57AM PDT

 

New Moon in Loquacious Gemini 5/28/14

Astro New Moon CrescentYes, I could have just used the word “Chatty”, however, Wednesday’s New Moon, with start up, initiating energy, will be in Communication focused, Air sign Gemini. The Moon is considered “New” when the Sun and Moon are in the same Zodiac sign and this time is great for new ideas and implementing new projects. Just be sure to verify whatever information comes your way before taking action. We will certainly be spurred on to share thoughts, feelings, stories at length regardless of who wants to listen. So get your facts straight. (Short and sweet works best sometimes. And remember, silence is a form of communication too 🙂 )

*Gemini New Moon: 2:40PM EDT / 11:40AM PDT – May 28, 2014