Harping on Mercury

Yes, that’s me harping. It seems that every time Mercury goes retrograde, I write a flurry of blog posts on the matter. You’d think that it was a big deal with me (Mercury retrograde); in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Whenever Mercury goes retrograde, the internet is flooded with Stupid Read more…

Here We Go Again

Here we are, at the beginning of another Mercury retrograde cycle. As everyone starts to blame poor Mercury for everything that could possibly go wrong for the next 3.5 weeks, I thought I’d take a closer look to see what traditional sources say about Mercury retrograde periods. I looked specifically Read more…

Retrograde Schmetrograde

I was recently catching up on one of my favorite blogs, Christopher Warnock’s Renaissance Astrology Blog (we pre-Enlightenment types have to stick together, you know). Reading the post on retrogrades, I had to agree with him wholeheartedly. If you haven’t read my own posts on retrogrades, go here to find Read more…

Retrogrades 2010

Retrogrades 2010 All events are given for Midnight at Greenwich Mean Time If you’re not sure what the “Stationary” refers to, please see the prior post. StationaryRetrograde        Retro StationaryDirect Direct       Mercury        24 Dec (’09) 27 Dec (’09) 27º Cap 14 Jan  16 Jan 5º Read more…

Retrograde Planets

Before listing the actual dates (in a later post), let me make a few comments about retrograde cycles in general and what to do with them. Retrograde Cycles Outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) spend almost half the year retrograde, and they don’t rule zodiacal signs, so for most purposes, one Read more…