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A more positive spin on Mercury retrograde

Three times a year, Mercury – the planet of communication – turns retrograde, where it appears to be moving backward relative to earth. It’s typically a time when communication goes haywire, travel plans change without warning, computers and phones crash, … Continue reading

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A Mercury Retrograde Story

  Sometimes when I talk about Mercury retrograde, people roll their eyes and laugh. My response is that you laugh at your own peril. This last  Mercury retro started on February 16 and ended on March 9, yesterday. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Mercury Retro Alert!

Happy Halloween and hello, Mercury retrograde! But, also take a look at the November forecasts in the masthead! At 11:42 am EST on October 31, Mercury turns retrograde – in Scorpio- for the last time this year. This one lasts … Continue reading

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4 Disasters and – was Mercury retrograde?

  A recent blog comment from Dale Dassel led to an interesting discovery about Mercury retrograde: “I’m presently reading a newly published book called The Triangle by Mike Bara (a frequent commenter on Ancient Aliens), and something just occurred to … Continue reading

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Mercury Retro Alert!

  On July 7, at 7:15 PM EDT, Mercury turns retrograde in Leo and won’t turn direct again until July 31, at 11:58 PM EDT, in Cancer. The last Mercury retro was from March 6-29, in Pisces. During this period, … Continue reading

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A Mercury Retro Tale – and the Trickster!

  Mercury retrograde began on March 5, in Pisces, and ends on March 28. I keep tabs on the big Merc retro snafus – like an appliance breaking down, a contract getting lost in the mail, something unexpected with one … Continue reading

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Mercury Retro Alert

As a Gemini ruled by Mercury, I admit that I really dislike Mercury retrogrades. There are three a year and the one that begins today is in Pisces. It’s a fairly long retro, too. It doesn’t end until March 28. … Continue reading

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Mercury Retro Alert

  Okay, folks, buckle up! On Friday, November 16, at 8:33 p.m. ET, the trickster planet, Mercury, turns retrograde at 13 degrees Sagittarius. The good news is that it’s the last Mercury retro of 2018 and ends before the Christmas … Continue reading

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Astrology and Synchronicity

We had a  new roof put on our house during a Mercury retrograde. I’d hoped the process would start before the trickster planet went nutty. But with the damage around here inflicted by Hurricane Irma last September, roofers were backed … Continue reading

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Living Vicariously

The lake at Yellowstone Our daughter, Megan, is traveling through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Yellowstone with two friends. She took this trip because back in January, during a Mercury retrograde, she was bumped from a flight on Frontier and was … Continue reading

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Mercury Retro & a Lunar Eclipse

  On July 26, at 1:02 a.m. EDT, the second Mercury retrograde of the year begins at 32 degrees Leo and ends on August 19 at 12:25 a.m. EDT at 11 degrees Leo. If you live in the Pacific time … Continue reading

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A Merc Retro Story

  One of the very things I advise against during a Mercury retro – buying electronics or appliances – was where we bit the bullet this time. Our old Frigidaire decided it was ready for the recycling plant or wherever … Continue reading

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Mercury Retro Alert!

Well, here we go again. Mercury in Aries turns retrograde today and travels back through that sign until it turns direct on April 15. The last retro we had was in December 2017 and the next one is in late … Continue reading

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