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I'm so sorry -- I started this last week, then took a break from editing to deal with some RL stuff and totally forgot to post. The midpoint of the season was early Saturday, but this forecast is good for the next six weeks until Solstice.

This forecast is for the second half of Winter in the northern hemisphere, second half of Summer in the southern )

Mark your calendars!

1. Spring/Autumn is coming!! Equinox is Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 1:14:25am EDT Washington, DC time -- 6 weeks away!

2. US Daylight Time takes effect Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 2:00 am.

3. And just 24 hours later, our next adventure with Mercury Retrograde begins: March 12th at 2:49am CDT (at 6°49' Aries). Merc returns to forward apparent motion on April 4th at 5:11am CDT (at 23°51' Pisces).
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Forecast for the second half of Autumn in the northern hemisphere. )

Mercury Retrograde
Mercury stations retrograde in the wee hours of the morning on US Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. The day before Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year, so I admit I'm a bit concerned -- it's less about the fact of Mercury being retrograde and more about how the transiting chart that CONTAINS Mercury retrograde interacts with your own natal chart. Some transits are harder than others. Regardless, we begin feeling the effects of Mercury Retrograde about a week before the station. This time it will last until December 13th.

As always, Mercury Retrograde is a time to... )

But as in nearly everything, patience and good preparation will help smooth the way.

Yule is coming!
Yule is exact on December 22 at 00:30:03am EST, or December 21 at 11:30:03pm CST.

Happy six weeks until Yule! If you have any questions, please let me know and I'll do what I can to answer them.

 
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Mercury rules EVERYTHING that has to do with communication, travel, and the smooth running of normal processes, up to and including low current electricity. If something is due for maintenance, or maybe was due to be fixed a few months ago but it got forgotten, it will frequently make itself known during a mercury retrograde period.Read more... )
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Mercury is retrograde until May 30 (8:22pm CDT). That means it's time to go back and take care of things that fell through the cracks. Car maintenance, paying bills, forgotten commitments, etc. Double check assumptions, leave extra time & be extra patient.

The midpoint of spring/autumn (seasonal Beltane/Samhain) was exact May 5 (3:51am CDT). I've run a chart and I'll probably write a forecast, but to sum up: it's 6 weeks of male ego vs. women and change -- and a whole lot of talking. So, yeah, it could be much worse. Knock wood.

merc ret

Sep. 22nd, 2008 01:08 am
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Mercury will station (i.e. appear to stop) and begin to go retrograde in the wee hours of this Wednesday, September 24 at 2:17 am Central time. The degree of the station is 22°50' Libra, so if you have any natal planets in this position or making hard aspects to it, you may feel especially like other people are suddenly speaking a different language.

Do remember that Libra is not the sign of balance -- Libra is the sign whose challenge is to FIND balance. Libra flipflops between extremes until it makes the concerted effort to practice holding the balance steady. Mercury skating backwards through Libra will be a madcap ride. Try to laugh, be patient, and reconfirm all your plans three times before taking action. :)

Mercury will be retrograde until October 15. For more information on merc ret, you can start at my last post on it and work backwards by tag. :)

Happy Equinox!
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Ever wonder what it feels like when Mercury slows down to a station and starts to go retrograde? Well, you're feeling it. Mercury stations on Monday the 28th and stays retrograde until February 18th. Three weeks to the day.

Mercury Retrograde astronomy and astrology )

Also, for those of us who watch the course of the year: Imbolc (Groundhog Day) is coming up on February 2. The seasonal crossquarter is exact on February 4, 2008 at 5:00:14 (that's 5:00am and 14 seconds) Central time, and the year will be one eighth gone. (It's a wacky chart this time. I'll do a write-up for it soon.)
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