Esoteric Astrology as News

May 25 – June 1, 2016


Mercury Direct

Mars, Saturn, Pluto & Juno Remain Retrograde






retrograde glyphWith Mercury now moving forward we begin a new three-month cycle of information gathering. The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to help us organize information received previously, thus preparing our minds for new information in the upcoming months. We were to review, then cast away thoughts and ideas no longer needed. Not utilizing the retrograde in this way, we can have difficulty integrating new information and revelations offered before the next Mercury retrograde occurs. Mercury next retrogrades August 30 – September 22 (in Virgo). And again December 19 – into the new year (in Capricorn). 2017 begins in a Mercury retrograde. Knowing these dates helps us plan ahead prior to the retrograde of Mercury.

Continuing Retrogrades

As of this writing, Mars (desires, aspirations), Saturn (structures, our thinking), Pluto (transformational experiences) and Juno (feeling empowered or un-empowered) remain retrograde. Mars is retro till June 29; Saturn till Aug. 13; Pluto till Sept. 26; & Juno till June 21). On June 12, Neptune too retrogrades (at 12 Pisces).

Inner Focus Remains

We are therefore still experiencing an inner reflective focus and many of us feel exhausted. Mars retro makes Aries and Scorpio unusually tired. With Saturn & Pluto retro, Capricorn, too is affected. We don’t push the river. We stand deep in the river (of reflection) instead.

Jupiter/Saturn Square

saturnSquares call us to new directions. We take a 90 degrees turn from where are presently are, and set about in a new direction. Squares, the change can be, challenging. Saturday, Jupiter (in Virgo) squares Saturn (in Sag). Jupiter direct, Saturn retrograde. Jupiter expands us, Saturn holds back. They’re social planets, affecting our being out & about in the world. We seek expansive change and encounter hindrances everywhere. It’s not time yet. Their interchange? Saturn creating structures (we can’t see yet) to express Love and Wisdom (Jupiter).

Mutable signs offer us an important message – to adapt and observe more, make adjustment to old beliefs, and to know all is well. Even the vicissitudes. They have purpose.

Here is a statement from a great teacher to a student. “Be simple, clear as day, accepting and full of love.” These get us through the retrogrades all the time.

 rays of the sun - hilma-af-klint



I Recognize My Other Self

and in the Waning of That Self,

I Grow and Glow

(Gemini Seed Thought)




View Graphs of the Sun’s Activity

X-flare & Geo-magnetic Storm Monitor: Solar events (sun spots, solar flares, etc.) represent the activity of our the Solar Logos. The Sun’s activity accelerates our evolution. There is a connection between the activity on the Sun and events on Earth.







View Phases of the Moon





March 21 – April 19: In the past weeks you considered what was important. What was special, of value, and your monetary situation. These are important considerations. You might have asked how much am I worth and/or is what I’m doing worth it? You realized what would make you more comfortable, what to do with your cash (where to put it), and perhaps you researched gold and silver. If not, do so. Values and worth were your keynotes.


April 20 – May 20:  You thought and re-thought on how to approach the world, the new world of new ideas. How to bring forth all that you’re worth in order to create changes in living, location, geography, purpose and way of life. You are the sign of the Art of Living. So where and how you live is important. Because people watch you, mentor you, imitate you. Something of great value hasn’t emerged from you yet. In will soon. It’s brilliant!


May 21 – June 20:  The Mercury retro invited you to retreat into yourself, to be contemplative, to become a Pisces actually. Pisces and Gemini have a lot in common. Only these two signs are able to synthesize polarities and dualities. Dualities that you bring forth, the task of Gemini always. Did you feel alone these last weeks? Did you receive messages? Did you dream? Spirit and Venus were with you. Create an altar.


June 21 – July 22:  Did you withdraw a bit from your usual social situations? When we are away from our usual habits, something unusual happens to us. We discover that we have an inner life and re-discover who we truly are. It’s important during the retrogrades to focus upon hopes, wishes and dreams. Even if you don’t yet know, ask each night before sleep. As the retrogrades ease, it will be time to reconnect and be with friends again.


July 23 – August 22: The past weeks gave you an opportunity to tend to previous tasks, old business, to bring closure to work no longer relevant. A question for you. Are you happy with your work, your career, or with what you do each day? Do you know what you hope to achieve? Have you thought of this before? Tend to the world of work with renewed vitality, a new vision and orientation. The world needs you at this time.


August 23 – September 22:  The question posed to you these past weeks has to do with adventures. Have you had any recently? You’re due for a double shot of the world expanding all around you. A new sense of identity, too. It’s important to consider where you might want to travel in the near future, what you would study, what cultures are of interest? Your mind needs new information so the hidden parts of you can come to life.


September 23 – October 22: Let all things secret come to light in your relationship. Let all your wealth be spread abroad. Let your gifts come forth, let them be shared with all who love you. Let anything that hinder your flow of love be eliminated. Let everything be forgiven. Forgiveness leads to the beginnings of understanding. Ask lots of questions. Listen deeply. Let the joy of others gifts wash over you.


October 23 – November 21:  It seems everything came into renegotiation these last weeks. What you thought you wanted and needed wasn’t. What you thought was important and what you valued turned out to be different. There were things unspoken, hidden, unknown. Things will continue to change for you over the next months. You are continuing to clear your path and forging ahead. Read the Labours of Hercules (by Alice Bailey). Every labor. Find your’s.


November 22 – December 21:  Everything about work was, has been and continues to be re-organized. Even your daily life seems to be without an agenda. You reflect upon previous relationships and previous work situations. Sorting out what was good, what was valuable? All schedules have gone by the wayside. You’re called to be completely intuitive, flexible, discerning and unpredictable. In the meantime, in all the changes, care for your health first.


December 22 – January 19:   Your creative energy was in a state of rest for awhile. This seeming withdrawal was quiet. It was to create a new underlying state of the arts, creativity and inspiration. What are you imagining now, what is inspiring you? Galleries, art magazines, dance, music, these reconnect you to spontaneity, playfulness and curiosity. Keywords: recapture, reanimate, restore what love kindled.


January 20 – February 18: You are very aware of how home is our hideaway, refuge, shelter, our sangha, the sanctuary we retreat to. What is the quality of your home? So many of us don’t yet have one. Or we’ve lost our home. Home is our childhood, our past, our foundation, the roots that grew our values and established our character. Be grateful for all that has been given to you. As you grow in gratitude, things needed are offered you.


February 19 – March 20:  You are beginning a new phase soon. Now you are in the transitional phase. In all transitions, Libra comes into our lives. Libra whispers to us, “Maintain balance, be poised. Be graceful, dignified and self-confident. Remain calm. Simply prepare. You are to “triumph wherever you find yourself.” Don’t hover, perch, hang, float or suspend your life. Just wait. Patiently.


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