You know that saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Well, Mercury goes retrograde this Saturday, July 14, and I’m prepared to make Retrograde Lemonade.
Actually, I prefer a quote from Paul Rudd in the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” in which his surfer dude character says, “When life gives you lemons, just say _ _ _ _ the lemons and bail.” But we can’t really bail on Mercury Retrograde — it is coming whether we like it or not.
Not only that, but it’s H-O-T throughout most of the country right now. Mercury Retrograde tends to create delays and make things break, so I’m concerned that many of us will be stuck in hot, crowded airplanes or accidentally break their air conditioners.
As for me, I’m going camping alongside a swift little river in Washington state, so I’ll be able to keep my cool. (Mercury Retrograde can’t break a river, right?!)
And for the rest of you, there’s a recipe to cure these hot summer troubles. We’re calling it Retrograde Lemonade, and there’s a different recipe tailored to every sign. You know, spicy for Aries and spiked for Sagittarius.
Life’s about to throw us lemons, so let’s fight back with Retrograde Lemonade!
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Wow, I just realized we’re officially halfway through 2012!
I always like to take a moment at the mid-point of the year and look back at the Yearly Astrology Forecast to see how accurate it’s been, and to refresh my mind on what to expect for the second half of the year.
2012 is an especially interesting year to read about (or should I say “re-read” about) because there are so many significant astrological events taking place — not to mention other newsy items of interest, like the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012, or the increasing number of solar flares.
Looking back at the 2012 yearly predictions for the first half of the year, I see that they have been pretty spot-on so far — especially when it comes to love. The entire first half of the year was about over-thinking relationships, and I’m guilty as charged.
In fact, this whole year is supposed to bring profound changes to our personal lives and large institutions, and I can feel things changing for me — and I can see things changing for the world. The pace is supposed to start really picking up from here on out, too!
Take a look at the 2012 Yearly Forecast and see if it’s been accurate about your own life, and find out what’s coming up in the next six months. It’s going to be quite a ride!
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Get ready for a wild week! We’re kicking it off with a lot of conflicting cosmic activity and an impulsive Aries Moon, and by week’s end both Uranus and Mercury will be retrograde. Summer is about to spin out of control!
Our emotions might be all over the place this week — the next few days will be intense, but then we’ll be able to slow down, breathe and get ready for life in retrograde. But it’s likely we’ll spend more time than usual in our heads the next few weeks.
Uranus goes retrograde on Friday, July 13 — and yes, did I mention it’s also Friday the 13th?! (Not that the date holds any astrological significance, but some folks are certainly superstitious about it.)
Uranus is the rebel planet, and when it goes retrograde we turn that rebellion inward and start thinking about needing to make changes in our lives. So this will probably stir up more intense emotions.
Then, Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday, July 14, and it’s time to rent that vintage ’80s John Cusack movie, “One Crazy Summer.”
With Mercury going retrograde in the sign of Leo at the height of summer, things are bound to get dramatic. Mercury Retrograde is associated with technical problems, mixed-up messages and inaccurate information. And Leo is a very expressive sign. So take extra care with your summer vacation plans, and expect some brilliant (or offbeat and crazy) ideas to pop into your head — but think twice before you say something extreme you might later regret.
I’m going to spend the next few weeks trying to chill out. I’m going to listen and learn rather than run around and gab as I usually do (hello, Gemini here!). Hopefully that will keep me out of trouble. Luckily I have some woodsy weekends planned that are perfect for resting and relaxing and keeping my head on straight during this retrograde summer spell.
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I’m pretty excited about camping in my boyfriend’s Volkswagen Westfalia pop-top camper van this weekend! I’m even more excited that the Weekend Love Horoscope is all about going with the flow, because it’s hard to camp in a van and not feel a little bit like a free-wheelin’ hippie.
We’ve got a Pisces Moon for most of the weekend, which is a very spiritual sign. It should increase our sensitivity, and also make our dreams more vivid. My dreams are always more vivid when I’m sleeping in the wilderness, so this should be interesting — let’s just hope I don’t dream up anything too vivid like a big black bear.
Adding to all this ethereal energy, The Pisces Moon is making a conjunction with Neptune early Saturday morning, and Neptune is the planet we also associate with dreams. This is basically going to make romance super soft and fuzzy for most of Saturday.
Hmmmmm … let’s see. I’m going off into the wilderness on a romantic weekend that’s all about feelings and emotions. Wow, maybe now’s the time to try and get my man to talk about his dreaded feelings! Lol
Then again, maybe I’ll just let it go for now. After all, this weekend is about feeling what you feel without overthinking it, living in the moment and letting go of expectations. I can do that for sure. As long as I can dream up enough smores.
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