Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lions and Tigers and Mercury Retrograde

Tomorrow, Thur March 22, Mercury goes retrograde! (sound of distant screaming). And it will remain retrograde until April 15th. You know what that means--schedules get shredded, communication gets wonky (well, wonkier ... we do live in the era of Fake News after all), and risk of needing to "re-do" anything we begin under that period is higher. My advice; don't fight what the Universe wants, it's bigger than we are. Re-do, re-think, re-write, re-read and leave some wiggle room in your planner. Might want to write in pencil, rather than ink too.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 1st Full Moon

The astrologer returns! Apologies; hard at work on writing projects, and of course your astrology charts. So, tonight we have a Full Moon!--all Full Moons heighten emotions and reactivity, but this Full Moon may be weepier than most. It pits the Sun in super-sensitive Pisces agains the Moon in "god, the world is so messed up" Virgo. If people burst out crying around you, give them a pat on the back and then point them in the direction of an animal shelter, wildlife advocacy group, or other compassionate cause because the best response to the sorrows of the world is to, you know, roll up our sleeves and do something about them. And that's the Buddha talking, not moi.

The Full Moon aligns with the fixed star Zosma, a star associated with victims and saviors. When it is active in a personal chart or in the sky, issues of feeling victimized and/or helping others comes to the fore. I have found this star is frequently a feature in the horoscopes of animal activists and environmentalist (for the environment itself is often a victim at the hands of man). This star is also connected with fear of poisoning; interesting given that right now euthanasia drugs contaminating our pet foods are in the news. It's been said that the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. It's good advice for all times but especially under a Moon like this.