* MERCURY out of retro, back in CAP (Jan 12 – Feb 6): Saving Mental Energy for… what it’s Good for. Feat. also: * No Planets Retro Phase?

January 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on * MERCURY out of retro, back in CAP (Jan 12 – Feb 6): Saving Mental Energy for… what it’s Good for. Feat. also: * No Planets Retro Phase?
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Melanie's Astro~News

Ahhh, let’s start with the Question:

* No Planets Retro Phase? 

I’ve been asked online and by friends and clients about this window of NO retro planets, in the phase since MERCURY went out of retro (Jan 8) until JUPITER goes retro (Feb 5).

Yes, technically it’s true, no planet of the Solar system is presently from Earth perspective going retrograde (you see on the Full Moon chart in the Jan 12 post no R behind planetary positions in the bottom right table). The conclusion that online initiatives for a global meditation made is that this window brings everything into forward motion, and things can manifest more easily without hindrance.

I wouldn’t generalize in that way, based on THAT factor alone. The Cardinal Grand Cross is actually much more of a catalyst – IF we don’t waste energy in conflict, and take ‘centred action’.
How’s it going for you with the…

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Friday, January 8, 2016

January 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology, Predictions | 2 Comments
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday Sun Sextiles Chiron, and educational or health issues (or both) tend to dominate the day.  Mostly it should be benevolent, but old wounds and problems may reopen under this aspect during a Mercury Retrograde.  Moon and Mercury both enter Capricorn (but from opposite ends of the sign!), and Venus conjoins Saturn.  That tends to make this another “nose to the grindstone” kind of day, similar to Wednesday earlier this week.  Friday night (and arguably Thursday) is also “Dark of the Moon,” the powerful period some use for rituals that precedes the New Moon (of Saturday).

New Moon 2016-01-09 Thor’s Hammer

January 7, 2016 at 8:35 pm | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions, Weekends | 8 Comments
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New Moon 2016-01-09 Thor’s Hammer

This New Moon in Capricorn occurs with a longer term Thor’s Hammer aspect just two days past Sun Square Uranus and a few days after a Mercury Retrograde station.   Here is the chart, filtered for the Thor’s Hammer:

2016-01-09 New Moon

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Here is a list of New Moons for 2016, and here is a list of Full Moons for 2016.  We think this can be a good day to “get things done,” but you should be looking at old projects that somehow were sidelined at some earlier point and may now be ripe for resurrection.

Here are some other interpretations of this New Moon:

Here is a list of the Full Moons from 2016 to 2050:



Solar Fire Gold Jan 7 2016

Electional Search Results

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Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59 pm

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Note that some years have TWO Capricorn New Moons while others have NONE.

Sun Square Uranus 2016-01-07

January 7, 2016 at 1:33 am | Posted in 2016, Astrology, Predictions | 4 Comments
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Sun Square Uranus 2016-01-07

Before we analyze the perfection of this (annual) aspect, let’s provide links to other similar aspects:

If you keep notes, the way we recommend, then you can compare these days from last year (2015) to today to see what similarities, and differences, exist.  You might want to particularly pay attention to what was happening in your life on, or near, July 12, 2015.  As we repeatedly mention, this helps “teach you to fish” as opposed to merely giving you a fish.

Today, Sun Square Uranus has a Thor’s Hammer pattern that is present for most of January 2016.  We present the chart for perfection of this aspect, filtered for the Thor’s Hammer pattern, next:

Sun Square Uranus 2016-01-07 Thor's Hammer

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We note that this pattern CAN be associated with accidents and explosions (not as much as Mars square either Uranus or Pluto).  The presence of the month-long Thor’s Hammer exacerbates that, Mercury Retrograde tends to introduce mis-steps and confusion, and we are in a very old Moon (those tend to eliminate or “remove” things).

By themselves, this would be enough.  But, as often spoken on late night television, “…but wait, there’s more!”  Jupiter stations retrograde (similar to Mercury Retrograde, but more subtle) and a mutable T-Square involving Moon (Sagittarius), Chiron (Pisces), and Jupiter (Virgo) forms later in the day.

Today can be quite risky.

But, as we have pointed out in a number of other posts, days like today can be good for “getting things done” (if you avoid dangerous people, places, or things) especially if they involve cleaning out clutter and removing that which is no longer necessary to make room for that which is yet to come.

We also have other commentary published here.

Here are the upcoming Sun Square Uranus aspects:

Solar Fire Gold Jan 7 2016

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Search From: Jan 1 2016 0:00 am
Search To: Jan 31 2030 12:31 pm

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Mercury Retrograde 2016: The Beginning

January 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on Mercury Retrograde 2016: The Beginning
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retrograde_20160105_300Rewind, Rethink and Review

It’s January, and today begins the first Mercury Retrograde of 2016. While planets don’t actually go backwards when they retrograde, we sometimes experience them as if they’re working in direct opposition to their true nature. Planets have “personalities.” They act one way in forward motion and one way in backward motion, or retrograde. Where they retrograde (in what zodiac sign/house) signifies how they will affect your Sun Sign.

In addition to the usual caveats of Mercury Retrograde, such as avoiding big ticket purchases or signing documents, retrogrades also signal a time to rewind, review and rethink. It can also reacquaint you with some long-lost friends and even past relationships.

Mercury will not only retrograde this January, it will also be making some stellar angles (good and bad) to other planets. But you can make the most of this Mercury Retrograde by remaining positive and remembering that…

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January 6, 2016 at 9:39 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on * MERCURY RETRO (Jan 5 – 25) SURVIVING & THRIVING KIT
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Melanie's Astro~News

What on Earth and in the Heavens is going on?

Question CloudYes, it’s the era of massive global awakening and transformational shifts, mirrored by our transpersonal ‘friends’ Uranus in mid Aries and Pluto in mid Cap, in sharp ‘square dance’ with each other ( 7 exact alignments from 2012 – 2015, and now again almost exact but longer, Dec 2015 – Feb 2016).

But what’s with all the technology, media, and communication glitches that have sneaked in again lately?

Bingo! Another Mercury retro is ON.

If you have been reading my Mercury retro support notes (or even advocacy) 3 times a year over the last years you know my take on it (and might find it liberating): M-r isn’t necessarily ‘BAD’ news.

In a nutshell, with M-r, the Messenger Archetype – our MIND – is being adjusted, while temporarily operating differently than ‘usually’, to tune into and be REcalibrated to a ‘New Mercury’ (hey, what’s that???).

Hermes / MercuryHermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and…

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How to Survive a New Moon in Capricorn with Mercury Retrograde

January 6, 2016 at 9:35 pm | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Predictions | 1 Comment
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New Moon occurs in Capricorn Saturday January Ninth at 9:30PM MST.

As the Cardinal Earth sign of the zodiac Capricorn is the sign of money and career driven ideals represented by patience, dignity, earth-wisdom and deliberate action. Caps are tenacious and know exactly what they want. This new moon will be very oriented in the finances and career sector of our lives. Astrologically Jupiter and Pluto were recently mingling in Sagittarius, the land of big ideas. As they move now into Capricorn together it is time to see those ideas come into fruition. This is a fabulous sign for new endeavors. But don’t jump on a new opportunity too soon.


Be careful, however, because Mercury is in retrograde which means that communications will be faulty so it may be a frustrating time to start new projects. This can lead to some serious complications with a new moon in the sign of…

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The Truth about Mercury Retrograde 

January 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on The Truth about Mercury Retrograde 
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Divine Inner Goddess

I think it’s important to clarify this natural phenomenon, as my guides are telling me it’s much needed at this time. Although I think it’s wonderful Mercury Retrograde is once again becoming a part of our modern collective consciousness, I believe its effects are widely misinterpreted and misunderstood as a period to be feared or dread.

Mercury Retrograde was exact at 5:06am PST January 5th and will remain until January 25th, 2016. At its worst, communication lines are blurred, computers go on the fritz, travel plans may be postponed and/or phone service will be disconnected more often than usual. Perhaps in its own way even modern technology has the need to purge what is no longer serving it; but aren’t we all in need of our own reboot or refresh every now and again?

During this time lost items may reappear or people from your past may reenter your life…

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Mercury ups the ante! Overview of all 4 retrogrades in 2016

January 6, 2016 at 9:11 am | Posted in 2016, Astrology | 1 Comment
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Hello Mercury Retrograde, old friend. You know, I knew you were on your way when my transmission started slipping this weekend and, sure enough, could barely make it to the mechanic today. I was born with Mercury in Retrograde, so it doesn’t ruffle my feathers when it ruffles my plans. I just know, without a doubt, that there will be glitches and delays and systems needing overhaul. I expect it. I’ve learned to go with the flow. (If I say it enough, it becomes true).

Well, all that ended when Mercury went retrograde on January 5th in humanitarian Aquarius (transits into pragmatic Capricorn on the 8th), and remains in the shadow until January 25th. This is the first of not just the usual three per year, oh no, but a total of FOUR opportunities to remedy.”…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Moon enters Sagittarius

January 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology, Predictions | 2 Comments
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Wednesday, Moon enters Sagittarius early and lunar aspects dominate the day.  We are still processing what happened on Tuesday, and some events may spill over into what should otherwise be a quiet day.  For most people, today should be a “nose to the grindstone” day that is mostly about getting things done.  But, with the Moon waning, Mercury Retrograde, and the pyrotechnics of Tuesday, today might be more of a “cleanup day” than anything else.

Why Mercury Retrograde Doesn’t Scare Me.

January 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on Why Mercury Retrograde Doesn’t Scare Me.
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Monika Carless Author *Intuitive Coach


The first time I heard about Mercury being in Retrograde, I almost flipped out!

This was a few years back when the movements of the planets were obscured by my profound interest in the Moon, in fact, I think the Moon and I went steady for a while there.

Coming out of my Lunar fog, I was told that Mercury would be spinning backwards and that all manner of hell would break loose in my life. What did this person mean, spinning backwards? Did Earth ever spin backwards? What the bejaysus was going on?

What Mercury actually does is speed past Earth in its orbit around the Sun a few times a year, and when it does so, it leaves all of us Earthlings in a bit of a tail spin. What’s the bloody hurry anyway? But since Mercury is closest to the Sun of all the planets, I’m imagining…

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Getting the Most Out Of Mercury Retrograde

January 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on Getting the Most Out Of Mercury Retrograde
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As soon as the New Year has just begun we are hit with Mercury going retrograde. But it doesn’t have to be a bad thing and as a matter of fact, there are quite a few benefits to having Mercury in Retrograde.

mercury in retrogradeMercury goes into retrograde today (January 5, 2015) and will continue to be in retrograde until January 25, so remember that over the next few weeks you want to avoid beginning anything new, especially contracts. You may experience difficulties in anything to do with communication and your electronics might get a little unpredictable.This is because Mercury rules communications and right now, as it is in retrograde, misunderstandings tend to be the rule rather than the exception.

So, now you know what not to do, but let’s talk about what to do and how to make this Mercury Retrograde a wonderful experience.

-This is a good time to finish…

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Merc Rx in Aquarius & Capricorn (Jan 2016)

January 5, 2016 at 8:52 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on Merc Rx in Aquarius & Capricorn (Jan 2016)
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The Sky Priestess: Dr Bairavee


Mercury Retrograde is a time where we revisit ideas, contracts, decisions, any type of significant commitment or investment of energy. Where there re-visitation takes place depends on the sign/s Mercury retrogrades in and what house/s that corresponds to in your chart.

In this case, we’re seeing Mercury shift out of Aquarius and into Capricorn, before it returns once more to the Water-Bearer. It’s a time to revisit the ideals we hold about the collective and our role within it, technological/electronic concepts, ideas or items (anything that holds that energy), friendship groups, social media networks and commitments to humanitarian causes. That’s Aquarius’ role.

Mercury’s transit in Capricorn asks us to consider whether the ideals we now believe in or identify with actually contribute to a legacy that is worth leaving behind for future generations. We also examine our relationship with institutions of governance, authority, power and statecraft to see how they…

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Here We Go Again and Again and Again: January 2016 Mercury Retrograde

January 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on Here We Go Again and Again and Again: January 2016 Mercury Retrograde
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Yes, it’s time to double check your communication. It’s time to measure four times before cutting once. It’s time to reevaluate, reassess, rethink, and review. Yes folks, it is MERCURY RETROGRADE TIME!

The planet of communication went reverse in Aquarius this morning, January 5th, and will eventually move back into the sign of Capricorn before turning direct again on the 25th. Aquarius is fixed air so focus on reviewing things dealing with expansion of abstract ideas first. Social justice, social groups and movements, television, and more. Messages and ideas surrounding these things may get misconstrued so take your time. Especially with Mercury making a hard aspect to Mars in Scorpio. The ego and belief in conspiracy is a bit higher.

Once Mercury slides back into Capricorn, rethink ideas centered around cardinal earth. Long term plans for financial/material/earthly growth is a good place to start. Also, authority figures…

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Hallelujah, Mercury is Retrograde!

January 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | Comments Off on Hallelujah, Mercury is Retrograde!
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Mercury retrograde and new moon in capricorn by Chani Nicholas

January 5, 2016 at 6:42 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Predictions | Comments Off on Mercury retrograde and new moon in capricorn by Chani Nicholas
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Forecast for Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology, Predictions | 3 Comments
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Tuesday is EXTREMELY busy, and any one of three situations COULD dominate the day.  Do not be surprised if problems and issues come in “threes” today.

Most people (astrologers) consider any one of these to be “bad,” or “difficult,” or “a ‘growth experience.’”  (Take your pick, depending on your worldview.  But, all are different descriptions of the same underlying events.)  Mercury / Mars “just happened” in late December, and, effectively, we have never left it.  M/M is one of the more dangerous aspects, and coupled with the “overdue issues that need to be revisited” aspect of Mercury Retrograde it may be extra dangerous today.  Be careful today, and consider staying home.

That said, SOME people CAN harness all this juice.  Just know that you will need to be looking at old projects that may be coming ripe for a resurrection, and that you will need to “cross every ‘t’ and dot every ‘i.’”  If someone gets too aggressive or pushy about a “deal,” then back out of it and put it (and them) on ice for review on another day.  A New Moon is only a few days away anyway, and if you are a regular reader of this blog then you know that we recommend the period before a NM for clearing away clutter and cleaning to prepare for some kind of launch AFTER the NM.  And you might have to wait much later, maybe until some time AFTER the Direct Station on January 25th.

[edit]  Actually, an important fourth consideration is in play also: Venus Squares Neptune.  It is the aspect of the passionate but short-lived romance.  It is the stuff of great movies about love lost and heartbreak and the question of “whether or not it is better to have loved at all.”  It also is the aspect of ripoffs and scammers and “things that sound too good to be true.”  If you encounter that today, then know that it is too good to be true.  That is almost a certainty on this date.  And, if you combine it with the other aspects (such as Mercury Square Mars), things could turn very “ugly” (meaning violent or even deadly).  This aspect, normally “mostly harmless,” makes this particular day extraordinarily deadly for some people.

Since some people may have trouble visualizing the kind of dangerous situation we are describing, we offer this video of a classic song as a metaphor to clarify the uncertain:


Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn January 5 – January 25 : Reclaiming Your Power

January 4, 2016 at 10:23 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology | 1 Comment
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On January 5th at 5:06 am PST Mercury will station retrograde for the first time in 2016. Staggering in the 1° Aquarius, the planet ruling our communication and awareness will begin its journey backwards through the last half of Capricorn. During this time we are likely to find ourselves revisiting themes from the last few weeks. Capricorn is an ambitious sign associated with career, tackling great obstacles, navigation of the material world and structure. Capricorn energy is passionate, it is the foundation and drive that leads to the successful completion of tasks. However, with Mercury retrograde here; we are likely to feel stuck in one way or another and may find ourselves re-designing our goals and re-organizing the structure of our lives.

With Mercury retrograde in Capricorn we can expect the unexpected. We will likely experience miscommunications and delays, particularly in our work environments or in regard to reaching…

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