Mercury Retrograde

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A Mercury Retrograde Tale

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Given that Mercury turned retrograde this past Wednesday, you may be feeling its effects. We astrologers are not immune to its disruptions as the following anecdote illustrates.You may know since the mid-90’s, I have made myself available for party entertaining as a caricature artist as well as my Tarot and astrological services (check it out […]

Ellen Says: Week of Oct 22-28, 2012

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

October is moving right along. Just as it was beginning to get comfortable, another shift takes place. Tonight, Sun shifts from Libra to Scorpio. Libra’s detachment now gives way to Scorpio’s intensity. It feels like it’s tie to make or break. Libra equivocation makes way for Scorpio’s demand for wholehearted commitment. The time for bullsh*t […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The tone shifts from what it was the last couple days as the inner planets play musical chairs. Moon has shifted into calmer grounded Taurus, Venus has shifted into quieter, heartfelt Cancer, and… bring on the trumpets… Mercury is turning direct. Some people feel the change in direction immediately, but it’s best to wait another […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: August 7, 2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Dynamism versus stasis are the two opposites we deal with today. Moon in Aries wants to do, do, do, and we do. But Mercury is at a standstill in the sky, getting ready to end its retrograde journey. Although lots of noise permeates the air and the airwaves, thinking is slowed and communications suffer from […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: Weekend of July 28-29, 2012

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

After the intensity of the Scorpio moon, the Moon enters Sagittarius at 1:18 am. It is as if the summer storms have cleaned the air and everything is lighter and brighter. The Sun and Mercury in Leo along with Uranus in Aries and Moon, of course, in Sag, create a configuration that looks like a […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: Weekend of July 21-22, 2012

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

On Saturday, the Sun spends the last day of its visit to Cancer.  While the day gets off to a lazy start, the pace picks up after the void moon exits Leo at 1:24pm (ET) to enter industrious Virgo. The afternoon is an excellent time to tend to housekeeping and home maintenance. Mercury is still […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: July 14, 2012 – Super Saturday Edition

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Yesiree, folks. It’s heeere. It’s our old friend Mercury Retrograde and now is the time to get out your Mercury Retrograde projects. If you’ve been following me then you know exactly what I mean. And since Mercury retrogrades three to four times a year, you also know it won’t kill you. Take out those tasks […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: July 13, 2012 – Friday the 13th Edition

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th. And, no, you don’t have to fear walking under a ladder. Nonetheless, Uranus pivoting to turn retrograde invites the unexpected into our lives. It is a good day to be flexible and be prepared for surprises. Coupled with Mercury about to turn retrograde tomorrow, unpredictability is the order of the day. […]

Romney, Santorum, the Republican Primary and Mercury Retrograde

Friday, April 6th, 2012

In the last few weeks the Republican field effectively winnowed down to misters Santorum and Romney seeking to do their utmost to demolish the other. But did you notice how dramatically the tenor changed since Tuesday’s primaries? Now Romney has virtually dismissed his Republican opponent to train his big guns on Barack Obama. And Obama […]

The Mercury Retrograde Period is Over, But…

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Mercury went direct this morning. I can hear all of you cheering now. Yay! Mercury is no longer retrograde. Yes, Mercury retrograde periods can produce foul ups and irritations that get under your skin, but in the giant scheme of things, I’ll take Mercury retro any day over, say, a visit by Pluto. But as […]

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