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Mercury has turned retrograde once again, lasting until August 16th, and it’s time for the traditional reminders to stay calm, alongside warnings about being careful with your communications and your short trips and your proofreading and so on. I’m here […]

Part One (Aries to Cancer) is HERE, and Part Two (Leo to Scorpio) is HERE. The planet Mercury in your birth chart has a lot of things to do with what’s on your mind, how your thoughts work, and how […]

(Part One, covering Mercury in Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer, is HERE.) If you want to get anywhere in life, you’ll need to use your brain and apply a little logic. In astrology, those things are ruled by Mercury. No […]

The planet Mercury in your birth chart has a lot of things to do with what’s on your mind, how your thoughts work, and how you translate those thoughts into words and behaviors. It’s the part of you that plays […]

Once again, Mercury has turned retrograde and stays that way until September 21st, causing widespread panic and confusion among the easily panicked and confused. I have assembled some helpful information that will nurse you through these dark days. You’re welcome. […]

Mercury is now retrograde, bringing with it cluttered thinking and a tendency to grasp at the wrong solution to difficult issues (if you aren’t familiar with the concept, click HERE and HERE for all the details). This is a time […]

It’s kind of a cliche, but still true:  the key to a successful relationship is communication. And it’s interesting to notice that Mercury, the planet most associated with communications in astrology, is also the most gender-neutral of the planets. Ancient […]

(Editor’s note: Matthew Currie isn’t available today due to a non-scheduled solar eclipse. In his place we present a brief note from the planet Mercury, which recently finds itself in the sign of Cancer. We apologize for the interruption, and […]

Mercury is sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the Solar System: it gets no respect. In astrology Mercury rules all sorts of things that you couldn’t get by without, like thought and language and logic and respiration. You’d think something […]

(Are you prepared for the craziness of this week’s Full Moon? Click HERE for the forecast!) Mercury retrograde periods are notorious for mis-communications of all kinds. As an astrologer, I constantly finding myself doing two conflicting things about Mercury retrograde: […]