Mercury retrograde


SkyCode Horoscopes for January 9-15, 2017

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them. “Breaking Molds” Yup, Mercury just went direct on Sunday. Folks will cram their empty social media boxes with joyful cheers about it. But that might be the least interesting part of the week. The real draws are the Sun-Jupiter match-up by a tense […]


SkyCode Horoscopes for January 2-8, 2017

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them. “Grounding” Happy New Year! Sometimes when we must make a large leap forward, we have to get centered and grounded by putting a foot back to anchor ourselves. We might have to find practical ways to do that to jump farther into 2017. […]


SkyCode Horoscopes for December 26, 2016-January 1, 2017

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them. “Annus Horribilis?” This is going to be a longer intro than usual. Only fitting since it’s the last intro for 2016 and the first for 2017. You can skip it all if you’re only here for the ‘scopes below. But I hope you […]

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SkyCode Horoscopes for December 19-25, 2016

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them. “Making it Mo’ Better” Spike Lee’s “Mo’ Better Blues” is one of my favorite movies. The movie certainly has its fair share of faults. It’s colorist, sexist, and many found Lee’s look at anti-semitism harsh and stereotypical. But the film certainly has its […]


SkyCode Horoscopes for November 28-December 4, 2017

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them. Re-focusing Power Mercury has a few tricks up his sleeve this week. But most of them happen in our minds, not necessarily by any sleight of hand on the planet’s part. Some astrologers talk about Mercury in his “shadow” now. The “shadow” means […]


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SkyCode Horoscopes for the week of September 19-25, 2016

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them.  On Thursday, the day that Mercury moves direct, out of his retrograde, the Sun moves into Libra. We officially reach fall. It’s always amusing how people react when Mercury moves direct. It’s as if 21 days of cloudy skies are over and the […]


SkyCode Horoscopes for September 5-September 11, 2016

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them.  This week’s planetary SkyCodes remind me “Time in a Bottle,” by the late Jim Croce. My elementary school music teacher, Ms. Pados, introduced me to it. I liked the song as soon as she played it for us to sing in chorus. She […]

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SkyCode Horoscopes for August 22-August 28, 2016

Codes to unlock the stars, not to be locked down by them.  Two different planets conjoin with gargantuan Jupiter to bookend the week. On Monday, clever Mercury teams up with Jupiter on his slow roll to a retrograde next week. He inspires us to see the big picture even as he slows down. We might […]


Into the Royal Throne Room: Horoscopes for a cazimi Mercury 1

Weekly Horoscopes for October 13 – October 19, 2014 Before I came to look at astrology as a story of heavenly cycles for life on Earth, I lacked a certain appreciation for the “story” arc of certain planets, especially Mercury. We all get the waxing and waning of the moon’s cycles, however. We naturally accept […]

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A lunar eclipse moon for 2014, 2nd installment of the 4 (tetrad) blood moons near the high holidays for Judaism, Christianity or Islam

The Bloody Moon: Tetrad Eclipse, part deux

“Eclipse” Horoscopes for October 6 – October 12, 2014 Eclipse season is about to begin, starting on Wednesday. As I’ve mentioned before, eclipses are like shots of espresso: they take a little while to kick in and kick you up. Nevertheless, kick they do. People have historically feared them, because eclipses denoted change. Change in more […]


A reflection on a coming Mercury Retrograde

Weekly Horoscopes for September 29 – October 5, 2014 I’m writing these horoscopes from sunny, hot and beautiful Chandler, Arizona for the International Society for Astrological Research’s 2014 conference. Although virtual classes and conferences are great ways to learn subjects from the comfort of wherever you want to be, there’s nothing like being inspired by […]

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Anything special about June 7’s Mercury retrograde?

“Mercury retrograde” is a phrase that tends to strike fear into the hearts of people—even ones who normally don’t care about astrology. However, all of that anxiety isn’t really necessary. In fact, you may benefit from this particular retrograde. On June 7th, Mercury will appear to go backwards in the sky until July 1st. Like its wing-footed […]


Motion Sickness Monday… 2

I know we’re practically hip-deep into Tuesday, but I started this in my head yesterday–when I was listening to my poor wife barf at 4:30 am in the morning in my niece’s car from motion sickness. We were on our way to the airport for an early flight from Buffalo to JFK. When we were […]


A Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide Compilation…

Yesterday morning Facebook was down for a number of hours. And it was perhaps the most productive morning some people had in years. Perfect for Monday Morning Mercury Retrograde. This usually stirs panic into folks instead of morning joe, and indeed there were a few people who were caught by the surprise of it all […]


Are Void Moons & Mercury Retrogrades THAT Bad? 2

Here’s a description of  my presentation at the recent NCGR Astrology conference in Philadelphia: Astrologers speak often about the hazards of initiating actions during a void moon or Mercury retrograde. But is that mere superstition or is there some basis of truth to it all? Are there some cases where it’s best to initiate an […]