Mercury Retrograde in Gemini

Mercury Retrograde I barely dare utter those words as I expect the moans and groans to start. We entered the ‘shadow’ yesterday as Mercury reached 4° 33′ of Gemini which is the degree that Mercury will return to during the retrograde period. Not that the planet actually turns backwards, this is apparant backward motion from our perspective. The trickster actually stations to turn retrograde on the 18th and 19th May right after the next New Moon. I shall be talking about this on my New Moon Intention Call on Friday May 8. If you would like to join me please register here for call details and to receive the recording. The first thing I want to say is DO NOT BE AFRAID! All the planets go retrograde and Mercury goes retrograde three (and occasionally four) times a year. It’s a phenomenom to work with rather than resist and fear. It has a purpose. Mercury rules communication, motion, activity, cars/transportation and mechanics, the internet, information, contracts, writing and speaking. And siblings. All of these areas are up for review, reflection, redoing, re-organizing and rethinking. And in Gemini, which Mercury rules, this is likely to be powerful. And I mean that in a positive way! Use this time to look at things a little differently and it’s highly likely that you will receive some important inner revelations. It’s a time of heightened mental awareness, a time to go within and rethink a few things. It’s not the time to communicate the revelations outwardly perhaps, as communications are clouded. Things may be misheard. By both you and others. Slow down and pay attention...

“If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else” ~ Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell said that “If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.” But how many of us lose sight of our bliss? We get all tied up with societal expectations. We have to get a job, earn money to buy a house. Yadda, yadda, yadda. It’s all so SERIOUS.   But shouldn’t life be fun? I’m not saying we don’t need to earn money, of course we do. But for many of us what we love to do, our bliss, is put down by others as not a ‘real job’ and we lose sight of our bliss. Of course for some the structure of a job and career is exactly what suits them but not all of us.   For over twenty years I thought of astrology as a hobby. As a child I said I wanted to write books. I have always loved to travel. I have always been a great listener and often ended up in the bathrooms at clubs comforting some poor girl who was having a breakdown over something or other. People have always said I inspired them. So how come I spent my life saying ‘I have never known what I want to be’. How come I worked a series of uninspiring jobs? Until now.   My answer is that it’s part of my souls evolutionary path. I do have a big BUT though. And that is but what if I had really understood my own chart. I spent so much time looking at other peoples charts more than my own. All my bliss is...