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Love Alert! Mercury Retrograde Hits Valentine’s Day!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Mercury Retrograde is never very much fun, and as a Gemini it always seems to affect me more because Mercury is my ruling planet. But this time Mercury is going retrograde from February 6-28 in quirky Aquarius and spiritual Pisces, […]

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Get Ready for Retrograde!

posted by Karen A. Kay

October in Oregon is the most beautiful time of year. OK, well, October almost anywhere is gorgeous — but it’s also one of my favorite months because there is so much fun stuff to do. Trips to the pumpkin patch, […]

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Get Ready to Bliss Out!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Could you use a little bit of renewed hope and inspiration right now? I sure could — this Mercury Retrograde business has been getting to me. Mercury has been spinning backward for weeks, and I’ve had more than my fair […]

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If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home

posted by Karen A. Kay

So you know that old saying, “Home is where the heart is?” How true is that?! And sadly for me, my actual home is rather far removed from the various people and places that hold my heart. In my case, […]

It’s Your Lucky Day!

posted by Karen A. Kay

We don’t need the luck o’ the Irish today! We’re all getting lucky because Mercury Retrograde ends today, and once Mercury starts moving forward all the confusion of the past few weeks will begin to clear. Of course, we’re not […]

Mercury Retrograde: Come Out and Play

posted by Karen A. Kay

By now, most of us have heard of Mercury Retrograde. We know it causes problems and we think of it as something to fear, but it’s silly to think you need to hide out under a rock during this time. […]

Putting the “Ex” Back in MRx

posted by Karen A. Kay

As an Astrology writer, I often hear from women with questions about love and dating and relationships, and sadly I hear from way too many people who are brokenhearted. Many times these people are eager to know if Astrology can […]

Who’s a Control Freak? Me!

posted by Karen A. Kay

I admit it: I don’t do well when I’m living in the unknown or feeling like my life is out of control. Which is how it always feels during Mercury Retrograde! And this Mercury Retrograde (from February 23 to March […]

Love in Retrograde

posted by Karen A. Kay

Mercury, my ruling planet, is going retrograde this Saturday, February 23, and I’m always interested to see how it affects my love life. Because it always does! Last time Mercury went retrograde in November 2012, my love life kind of […]

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces

posted by Karen A. Kay

Mercury Retrograde is never very much fun, and as a Gemini it always seems to affect me more because Mercury is my ruling planet. But this time Mercury is going retrograde in spiritual Pisces, and I’m totally OK with that! […]

Make Merry with Mercury Direct

posted by Karen A. Kay

Wow, what a mess November was. Mercury has been retrograde since November 6, messing with Election Day, Thanksgiving and everything in between. But now, finally, Mercury goes direct this Monday, Nov. 26, and I for one am doing a happy […]

Knock Knock. Who’s There? Thanksgiving Retrograde!

posted by Karen A. Kay

I’m so excited for Thanksgiving! Next to Halloween, it’s my all-time favorite holiday. That’s because it’s all about food and family, which are the things that make life so delicious. Of course, those are also the things that make life […]

Sharpen Your Verbal Daggers

posted by Karen A. Kay

Well, it seems everyone around me is lashing their tongue swords today, and as I reported yesterday I know this is because of Mercury moving into scathing Scorpio. I’m doing it myself, too. I’ve said a few bitchy things today, […]

Watch Your Temper: Mercury in Scorpio

posted by Karen A. Kay

Oh great. Mercury moves back into Scorpio today, adding more fuel to the flames of paranoia already burning hot from Mercury Retrograde. Or wait, maybe that’s just my cheeks that are burning with rage. Mercury, planet of communication, becomes very […]

Hey Mercury, Where’s My Money?

posted by Karen A. Kay

I just balanced my checkbook, and let me tell you there’s, er, a little less cash money in there than I thought. And sure, I can point a finger at Nordstrom, but I can sure point another one at planet […]

Romance in Retrograde

posted by Karen A. Kay

Well, Mercury is officially retrograde, and I managed to wait a whole two hours into it before freaking out on my boyfriend. Romance gets tricky in retrograde, and clearly no one is immune to love complications now. I mean, if […]

Mercury Madness on Election Day

posted by Karen A. Kay

It’s Election Day in the U.S., and fortunately I voted early so I won’t be dealing with the massive miscommunication taking place at polling stations thanks to Mercury Retrograde. I just heard that some people in Ohio and Florida are […]

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Solar Eclipse: On to Brighter Days!
Rejoice! We made it through the "Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse and the Cardinal Grand Cross, which means the hardest part of 2014 is over. And now, get ready for this: The New Moon Solar Eclipse in practical, peaceful Taurus on April 29, 2014, will usher in brighter days. This Solar Eclipse urges

posted 12:01:02pm Apr. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Brace Yourself for April's Cardinal Grand Cross
Here we go again! Today, April 21, 2014, marks the fifth exact Uranus-Pluto square in a series of seven stressful squares taking place from 2012-2015. But this time there's more! This particular Uranus-Pluto square is part of a Cardinal Grand Cross, which is something you may be hearing a lot abo

posted 12:01:57pm Apr. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Healing Begins with Pluto Retrograde
Pluto is such a misunderstood planet. I can remember growing up in the era of "Mork & Mindy," and I would get very confused whenever I heard Mork say "Don't ever go to Pluto, it's a Mickey Mouse planet." Huh? What? But I get it now. Pluto IS a Mickey Mouse planet, in that some people don't ta

posted 12:01:35pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Think Fast: Mercury in Aries
Watch your mouths today, friends! Communication planet Mercury is heading into fiery Aries from April 7-23, 2014, and it's quite possible that we'll be thinking and speaking so fast during this time that we'll make a few flubs. Mercury in Aries is an impulsive transit that is great for opening th

posted 12:01:47pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

A New Zodiac Cycle Begins!
Happy Astrological New Year! The Sun moved into aries on March 20, signaling the arrival of spring and a new cycle of the zodiac. In other words, life officially begins again! Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so Astrological New Year marks the start of a new life cycle. You should be feelin

posted 12:54:11am Mar. 24, 2014 | read full post »

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