Lucid Dreaming on Mercury Station direct, Equinox Sept 2016

Mercury the winged Messenger, and symbolic link between the conscious and  unconscious mind, can bring psychological breakthroughs on the Stationary days at the start and especially end of his retrograde cycle. Here is a recent breakthrough example. Advertisements

Triple Alignment of Retrograde Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in Virgo – Aug 2016 – the Three Wise Men do it again

The triple conjunction (stellium) of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter this month is a moderately rare opportunity to see the three planetary bodies close together in the night sky on the western horizon just after sunset. Mercury and Venus are close all month and eventually Venus exactly conjuncts Mercury as the latter slows to his stationary […]

Mercury Retrograde with New Moon in Taurus: It’s not depression – you’re just demoralized, and it’s deliberate

As the current Mercury Retrograde in earthy Taurus allows us to direct our mental faculties inwardly, and the Taurus New Moon allows both inner and outer modes of consciousness, rational and instinct, head and heart, to align for a moment, we can ask ourselves why it is that mental vulnerability is so on the increase. […]

Mercury Retrograde and Mandela lives on

As Mercury comes to a retrograde station again this week on 28 April, the Winged Messenger slows to his point of stagnation at an interesting time in history. Mercury stations now in Taurus, where he will enjoy his retrograde pastimes for the next 3 weeks until May 22. And curiously South Africa, as a nation […]

Mass retrograde in April ’16 – the times require a changing

Before the days of computer software and phone apps, the most valuable tool for the astrologer was their ephemeris. It is a neatly printed out text book with tables full of columns listing the exact positions positions of all the planets in the zodiac. So much research and observation of the night skies via naked […]

New Year for whom?

New Year celebrations are going on around the globe, curiously in numerous countries both Christian, Hindu and Muslim, yet this day is a totally western construct, with no astronomical basis in any culture whatsoever. This shows just how globalised we are now, and particularly how westernised we have all become. Of course fireworks are originally […]