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Think Fast: Mercury in Aries

posted by Karen A. Kay

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 […]

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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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Going Mental: Mercury in Aquarius

posted by Karen A. Kay

Let your freak flags fly! Mental Mercury moved into quirky Aquarius this weekend, and it’s time to embrace your most eccentric ideas! Mercury is the planet that rules thoughts and communication, and Aquarius is highly intellectual and innovative. So think […]

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Scorpio Sure Can Sting

posted by Karen A. Kay

I have a love-hate thing with the zodiac sign of Scorpio. Apparently we’re attracted to each other, because they keep turning up in my life over and over again — especially in the dating realm. But it typically ends disastrously, […]

Speak No Evil

posted by Karen A. Kay

Oh dear, I’m in for a challenging week. Whenever the horoscopes tell me to watch my mouth, I know I’m in trouble. See, I already have a big mouth to begin with — I blame it on my chatty Gemini […]

Getting Back in Balance

posted by Karen A. Kay

Wow, what a cruddy couple of weeks I’ve had. Lots of stress and fatigue following the death of a friend, and all around me others have been going through a similar spell of bad luck and loss. What exactly is […]

Mercury Rules!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Mercury rules — literally. It rules my sign, Gemini, and it also rules communication and matters of the mind. And this week it rules in general because it’s the best week for communication and critical thinking for the entire year! […]

Let’s Talk About Me

posted by Karen A. Kay

I have a flair for drama, thanks to my Leo Rising. Combine that with my gabby Gemini Sun, and let’s just say I tend to communicate in a theatrical manner — which is probably how I’ve managed to become a […]

The Cosmos Is Getting Cuddly

posted by Karen A. Kay

Here we are smack-dab in the midst of Gemini season, and as predicted things are action packed. It’s Memorial Day weekend, of course, and many of us have the day off. That’s great, but also unfortunate cosmic timing because today […]

Go Get ‘Em!

posted by Karen A. Kay

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, hold on tight — this is going to be a powerful week, and today’s just the beginning. Mercury is trine Pluto on this Monday, May 6, which means that both today and […]

May Day, May Day! It’s Mercury in Taurus!

posted by Karen A. Kay

As a chatty Gemini, I always struggle when communication planet Mercury transits tight-lipped Taurus. But then again, it’s probably good for me to shut my mouth and focus on being practical every once in a while. Mercury, my own ruling […]

Mercury and the Brain Spins

posted by Karen A. Kay

Mercury in Aries always makes me feel like I’ve had a little too much Chardonnay at lunch. But this time I’m going to get prepared! Mercury, the planet that rules our thoughts and speech, is racing into bold Aries on […]

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 […]

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! […]

Enjoy the Cosmic Quiet

posted by Karen A. Kay

I can’t tell you how many times people have accused me of being a space cadet — WRONG. That couldn’t be further from the truth, but if you want to talk about “spacing out” we can certainly discuss Mercury in […]

Walking on Sunshine

posted by Karen A. Kay

From Mars to the Moon, the first week of February is blasting off this brand new month with several amazing Astrology events! Today, Mars is conjunct Neptune in Pisces, which is a beautiful event that doesn’t happen very often. This […]

Think Hard: Mercury in Aquarius

posted by Karen A. Kay

We’re coming up on some strong Aquarius energy this weekend! Both the Sun and Mercury move into this intellectual and independent sign on Saturday, January 19, but personally I’m more excited about Mercury’s move here. As a Gemini, Mercury is […]

Mercury in Sagittarius

posted by Karen A. Kay

Mercury is my ruling planet, so I like to keep pretty close track of it. And today I’m happy to report that Mercury, which rules communication in addition to ruling chatty Geminis, is moving into sunny Sagittarius today, December 10, […]

Slacking with the Sagittarius Sun

posted by Karen A. Kay

It’s always difficult to buckle down and work during the holiday sesason, and this year will be no different — especially with the antsy Sagittarius Sun overhead until December 21, 2012. And hey, that’s when the world ends, right? So […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Astrology of Hurricane Sandy

posted by Karen A. Kay

Batten down the hatches — and stock up on chocolate! Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast of the United States, and it’s being super-powered by the Full Moon in Taurus. Astrologers are warning everyone to take “Frankestorm” […]

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, […]

Reach for the Stars this October!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Here comes Rocktober! I love this month — the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves, so much pumpkin pie and my favorite holiday, Halloween. And astrologically speaking, this is the month of the lovely Sun in Libra, when everyone just […]

Mercury in Libra: Messages of Love

posted by Karen A. Kay

Mercury moves fast, changing signs every two and a half or three weeks, and it’s a good thing because its trip through Virgo since August 31 has turned me into a witch. Ok, not really, but it’s been a rough […]

Mercury in Virgo

posted by Karen A. Kay

I’ve done a lot of complaining about Virgo in the last week or so, but here’s a Virgo transit I actually like: Communication planet Mercury is moving into Virgo on Friday, August 31 (the same day as the Full Moon […]

Can You Fight Your Daily Horoscope?

posted by Karen A. Kay

Man, I sure was in a foul mood last week. I should probably apologize to my friends and co-workers for my ill temper. And I mean that literally — I was ill, which made me miss work and fall behind, […]

Mercury Trine Uranus: A Genius Aspect

posted by Karen A. Kay

Hey, smartypants! Yes, I’m talking to you — all of you. That’s because we get another shot at brilliance tomorrow with Mercury trine Uranus on Saturday, August 18. This is the third time this summer we’ve been under the influence […]

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 […]

Brilliant Ideas: Mercury Trine Uranus

posted by Karen A. Kay

I’m gearing up for a case of the brain spins today! I usually have trouble turning off my supercharged Gemini brain as it is, but today Mercury Retrograde is forming a trine with electric Uranus that’s expected to overwhelm everyone […]

Sparkles of Genius

posted by Karen A. Kay

Have you had any flashes of brilliance in the past week? I sure have. My best idea yet was deciding to bring my disco ball camping, where I then proceeded to make a rope out of duct tape (more brilliance!) […]

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 […]

Watch Your Mouth! Mercury’s in Leo

posted by Karen A. Kay

Oh boy, Mercury is moving into Leo, and that means my big mouth is going to get me in trouble! As a Gemini, this is often a problem no matter where the communication planet is transiting — but when it’s […]

Feel This: Mercury in Cancer

posted by Karen A. Kay

As a Gemini, I’m stuck with that “I can’t turn off my brain” feeling most of the time, but it’s been even worse with mental Mercury in Gemini the past few weeks. Fortunately, relief is at hand. Mercury, the planet […]

Spread Your Wings: Mercury in Gemini

posted by Karen A. Kay

It’s time to talk up a blue streak and flirt up a storm! (Not that I don’t usually do that already, I am a Gemini, after all). But now mental Mercury is speeding into its home sign (and mine) — […]

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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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