Monthly Archives: August 2016

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo: Choose Your Battles

On Tuesday, messenger Mercury makes his third of four retrogrades in 2016. For the next three weeks, the communication planet will backslide through anxious Virgo, making everyone extra neurotic. Virgo energy loves things done “just so”; this is the purist … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde in Virgo

Mercury is retrograde from August 30-September 22, 2016. Mercury’s shadow period begins August 10th and ends October 6th, 2016. Note that the shadow period begins before Mercury turns retrograde, when Mercury first passes over the degree that Mercury later returns … Continue reading

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Love & Peace

Peace, love, and harmony? We’ll take all three, thanks. This Monday, August 29 charming Venus makes her annual homecoming to Libra, one of the two signs she rules. Until September 23, life could feel like an extended Valentine’s Day celebration. … Continue reading

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Venus in Libra

Venus is in Libra from August 29-September 23. We are more inclined to employ charm rather than aggressive behavior in order to get what we want during this cycle. Although Venus in Libra virtually lives for relationships, there is an air of … Continue reading

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Abundant Harvest

If you’re a vegetable gardener, by now you’ve been harvesting all kinds of good, fresh food from your garden, but the season isn’t over yet! The early harvesters are winding down, but those plants that take longer to mature are … Continue reading

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Full Moon in Aquarius

Free your mind, and the rest will follow! A revolutionizing Aquarius full moon on August 18, 2016, stirs up our righteous urge for freedom and social change. As the only Aquarius full moon of 2016 brightens up the skies, these … Continue reading

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Mercury in Virgo: Details, Decisions and Deal Making

Mercury has moved into Virgo, where he’ll spend the next 2 + months. This is an unusually long stay in Virgo by Mercury, who can cover a whole sign in just over two weeks. Part of the reason for this is … Continue reading

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Venus in Virgo

Venus is about love and relationships, while Virgo deals with life’s more practical matters. Superifically, this can be interpreted, then, as a period in which passion may give way to the mundane affairs of daily life. However, Virgo’s traditionally chaste … Continue reading

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