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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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Start a New Love Adventure Today!

posted by Karen A. Kay

I always think of my love life as an adventure. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad and sometimes it’s ugly, but it’s rarely boring. How could it be with my fiery Leo Rising there to spice things up on a […]

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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 […]

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. […]

March Into Spring

posted by Karen A. Kay

It’s just three weeks until spring! I can see the light at the end of my cold, dark winter tunnel. And all we have to do now is get through Mercury Retrograde and the first half of madcap March. The […]

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 […]

Don’t Be a Full Moon Fool

posted by Karen A. Kay

Today’s Full Moon in Virgo is a beautiful sight if you can see it from your city, but let me tell you this: It’s playing some tricks on you! The Full Moon, which occurs at 3:26 p.m. ET in the […]

Tell My Boss I’m Ready for Retrograde!

posted by Karen A. Kay

I keep talking about Mercury going retrograde in Pisces tomorrow, and how it will cause disruption to our lives … but the truth is it will affect everyone differently. I’m a Gemini, and Mercury is my ruling planet, so it […]

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! […]

Looking Back: Key Astrology Events of 2012

posted by Karen A. Kay

With just a few weeks left in 2012, I’m looking back on all that has happened this year — both personally and globally — and I’m curious about the part Astrology played. This was a tumultuous year for many, especially […]

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 […]

It’s Getting Foggy: Neptune Direct

posted by Karen A. Kay

As if we need things to get any fuzzier! Yet, following hot on the hazy heels of Mercury Retrograde, dreamy planet Neptune is turning direct on Sunday, November 11. Watery Neptune is known as the planet of illusion and confusion, […]

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 […]

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius and Scorpio

posted by Karen A. Kay

Here we go! I can feel it already. Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius tomorrow, which as we all know is Election Day in the U.S. I voted early so my ballot wouldn’t get lost in the mail, but I sure […]

Get Ready for Retrograde!

posted by Karen A. Kay

As if things like presidential elections and the holidays aren’t already hectic enough, get ready for this: Mercury goes retrograde on Election Day, and it spins backward right on through Thanksgiving. Mercury Retrograde always messes with travel, communication and technology […]

Mercury in Sagittarius: Bite Your Tongue!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Yesterday, I talked about the friendly energy of love planet Venus moving into Libra on Sunday, and how it will give our friendships and partnerships a boost. Well, here’s another one to add to the mix: Mercury, planet of communication, […]

Fall in Love

posted by Karen A. Kay

Oh boy. The Fall Love Horoscopes are in, and I’m not sure I like what I see. It appears there’s going to be a lot of tension for everyone to work through in romance and relationships. Gee, when isn’t there? […]

It’s Getting Good

posted by Karen A. Kay

It doesn’t matter if you’re one of those sappy, schmoopy, lovey-dovey couples we all hate to envy, or if you’re single and ready to mingle — either way, life is getting good. That’s because love planet Venus is now in […]

Directly Speaking

posted by Karen A. Kay

Get ready to thank your lucky stars for the second day in a row! Venus moved into Cancer today, and Mercury Retrograde ends tomorrow. Altogether this means it’s time to move forward again, and any bumps in the relationship road […]

Romance Gets Restless

posted by Karen A. Kay

If you can get out of town with your sweetie this weekend, you should do it. Take a road trip, book a room at a cozy hotel, or at the very least go on a picnic or a moonlight bike […]

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 broken-hearted. Many times these people are eager to know if Astrology or […]

New Moon in Cancer

posted by Karen A. Kay

I love new things. New friends, new adventures, new shoes and New Moons! Tonight’s New Moon in Cancer (9:24 p.m. PT / 12:24 a.m. ET) begins a new lunar cycle, so it’s time once again to spend a little bit […]

Keep Smiling, Lovers!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Love is complicated enough without Mercury Retrograde adding to the confusion, darn it. I mean, like we really need more miscommunication when it comes to matters of the heart, right? Well, get ready for it, because Mercury Retrograde is here, […]

Getting Ready for Retrograde

posted by Karen A. Kay

What are you doing today? I know what I’ll be doing: Backing up my hard drive, taking my car for a tune-up and double-checking my campground reservations for this weekend. Why? Because Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow, and I want to […]

When Life Gives You Lemons ….

posted by Karen A. Kay

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,” […]

One Crazy Summer!

posted by Karen A. Kay

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 […]

Camping in Mercury Retrograde

posted by Karen A. Kay

Uh-oh! I just realized I have a camping trip planned for Saturday, July 14 — the day Mercury goes retrograde — and I’m the one driving our gang to the lake! Mercury goes retrograde about three or four times each […]

Summer of Love! Or is it?

posted by Karen A. Kay

Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to make some plans! The question is will those plans include romance? There is a lot of planetary action that needs monitoring this summer, and it’s going to make our love lives exciting […]

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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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