Weekly insights into the stars

Why is this backdrop to the year considered to be so difficult? Firstly it’s between two slow moving planets, secondly they’re in Fixed signs (less negotiable), thirdly it’s not a one off confrontation but a three legged event, fourthly the two planets involved stand for opposing principles so it’s a mismatch in lots of different ways and last but not least they’re coming together by square (tension, friction, incompatibility issues).

The Joys of Venus – Jupiter, the Pains of Mars – Pluto & Retrograde Mercury

YOUR RETROGRADE MERCURY SURVIVAL KIT Regardless of what is going on in the world, here’s a reminder of the usual checklist of the kind of themes to look out for when Mercury (planet of communication, information and travel) is retrograde. Many of these themes you may already be experiencing and others may yet unfold during the next three weeks.