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Mercury goes Retrograde tomorrow

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By , April 27, 2016

mercuryMercury Retrograde April¬† 28 2016¬† 09:20¬† 23¬įTa36′ Retrograde
Mercury Direct May 22 2016¬† 05:20¬† 14¬įTa21′ Direct


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By , January 24, 2016

mercuryMercury has been Retrograde since January  5.  Tomorrow, Mercury goes Direct.
Mercury Direct January 25 2016¬† 13:50¬† 14¬įCapricorn p55′ Direct.

Breathe deep until next time ( April  28 2016 )

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Mercury goes Retrograde January 5th, 2016

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By , January 4, 2016

mercuryMercury Mercury Retrograde January¬† 5¬† 2016¬† 05:06¬† 01¬įAquarius 01′ Retrograde
Mercury Direct January 25 2016¬† 13:50¬† 14¬įCapricorn p55′ Direct

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Venus Retrograde July 25 to September 6, 2015

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By , July 25, 2015

Venus Retrograde ¬† ¬† ¬†July 25 to September 6, 2015 ¬† ¬†¬†14¬į Leo to 1¬į Virgo


“What is Venus Retrograde? Occasionally, Venus appears to be moving backwards in the sky. “Appears” is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. In fact, they don’t even slow down. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed than the other planets. Venus is Retrograde approximately 40-43 days every 18 months.

As the planet of love and values, Venus retrograde periods are times when we re-assess what–and who–we value. It is a period that most astrologers consider inopportune for getting married or starting a new relationship. Financial undertakings are not advised during this period as well.”



“When Venus is retrograde, it provides lessons in evaluating the real worth and value of people and things in our life (Taurus-Libra issues). With existing relationships, this cycle produces experiences wherein it is easier to discern the relative worth and value of these people in your life.
Discrimination is more effective. You become readily aware of any problems, differences or unresolved issues.

It is NOT a time, however, to act upon any unfavorable awareness. It is purely a time of evaluation rather than direct action. As little frictions and disagreements crop up, they serve to remind you that the relationship is not perfect. Under the retrograde influence, you must assess the severity of the problem and the ‚Äúcost-benefit‚ÄĚ of the relationship. Only after Venus turns direct should you initiate any alienation if this is deemed necessary.”



While Venus is retrograde, old friends and/or lovers may reenter one’s life. During this period, financial returns are apt to be delayed and affection is more difficult to receive and express. Beginning a new relationship, buying luxury items and investing in objects of art or items of beauty is generally discouraged during the retrograde period.

Venus retrograde is a good time to reflect on your values, to review your relationships and to donate your energy to a charitable cause.

This Venus retrograde takes place in the sign of Capricorn, promoting serious relationships and practical values. There is a yearning for stability that can leave you feeling alone even among friends. The need for responsibility is highlighted, which often leads to long term committments. This is an excellent time to review the quality of love in your professional life, value the beauty of simplicity, and to demonstrate your respect for your loved ones.



see also
Venus Retrograde ‚Äď Unfinished Business

Full Moon July 31 2015 ‚Äď Blue Moon Blues

Mercury Goes Direct 6/11

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By , June 11, 2015

An end to this Retrograde.  mercury

Mercury Retrograde May 18 to June 11th

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By , May 18, 2015

Mercury Retrograde May 18 2015¬† 17:50¬† 13¬įGe08′ Retrograde
Mercury Direct June 11 2015¬† 14:34¬† 04¬įGe34′ Direct


When Mercury is Retrograde

Sometimes the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusionretrograde motion.

Three times a year, it appears as if Mercury is going backwards for about three weeks. This time was traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration.

Perhaps Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.

The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such.  So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.

About a week or two before Mercury retrogrades, finish any tasks or projects at hand. ¬†You can’t stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be prepared for angrier people and miscommunication.

Some people blame Mercury retrograde for “bad” things that happen in their lives. Instead,¬†take this time to sit back and review where you put your energy in your life. ¬†For example if family and faith are important to you, are you putting your energies there or just overextended in other areas? Take a moment to reflect.

2015 Retrograde Dates

In 2015, Mercury will be retrograde during:

  • January 21¬†‚Äď February 11
  • May 19¬†‚Äď June¬†11
  • September 17¬†‚ÄstOctober 9

Mercury and You

The type of influence depends on which of the 12 zodiac signs the planet is in when Mercury goes retrograde.

What’s your Zodiac Sign? Click here for “Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs.”

Source: Mercury Retrograde Dates: 2015¬†The Old Farmer’s Almanac

making crossword puzzles

By , May 14, 2015

crosswordSome months back I downloaded some free crossword puzzle creating software from CNET and then put it on one of the many back burners.

I finally got around to trying it out this week and I have to say, it’s quite¬†cool. ¬† Here’s there main site for more information:

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So, Here’s my first try. ¬†35 words, with some VERY boring descriptions. ¬†All of the words were taken from the astrological basics section of the astrology page.

Give it a try in the frame below, or, if you’d like to do it online on a new page, click here. ¬†Also available: ¬†a printable version, ¬†and the answers.

Mercury is doing it again

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By , June 6, 2014

Mercury Retrograde June¬† 7¬† 2014¬† 03:57¬† 03¬įCn10′ Retrograde¬†¬†

Mercury Direct Ju l¬† 1¬† 2014¬† 04:51¬† 24¬įGe23′ Direct

around inspiraven

By , March 11, 2013

Taking advantage of Mercury Retrograde to tidy up parts of the website (Mercury goes direct on March 17th).  

  • Most of the site is now converted to .php. ¬†
  • The Magnetic Tarot page got a new look. ¬†Taking requests for spreads…
  • New and improved menu bar on the top of all the pages. ¬†
  • Please note, the RA page¬† is ¬†now under news & information header. ¬†

Pay no attention to the feathers section, it’s just back end stuff. ¬†

I’m not going to stifle your curiosity if you want to go look around, but be warned, not much to see. ¬†

  • ¬†The ’email raven’ on the menu bar is¬†movable¬†(like the magnetic tarot) in case

anyone feels like re-arranging the furniture .  

  • The tarot card pages are all being revamped and will be up by the end of the week. ¬†

¬†John’s Junk has a new look and has some new galleries for your viewing pleasure

As usual, let me know if you run into any fussy links…