Category: Retrograde

How to survive (and thrive) during a Mercury retrograde…

I’ve prattled on a lot in the past about Bali and why I love it – and the people. Possibly, though, the thing I love the most are the offerings. The process of constructing and offering the tributes is not…

Saturn Retrograde 2017

Saturn retrograde until 24/8/17 It is often said that planets become more emphasised when they are retrograde ie appear to be going backwards from the perspective of us here on Earth. Personally, I find that simply terrifying when it comes to…

How to prepare for Mercury retrograde…

Mercury, as we know, does this a few times a year. For dates and degrees, check out this page. Dealing with it requires common sense, flexibility, clarity and patience. I often tell people to act as if they don’t have a…

Venus Retrograde

Venus will soon be retrograde. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the planet is moving backwards, just that it appears to be doing so from our perspective. My Aries hairdresser asked me about it the other day: ‘My stars in the magazine…

Jupiter Retrograde 2017

Jupiter Retrograde So anyways, Jupiter is officially retrograde later today. One of my regular readers on the Facebook page last year suggested that rather than internalising her get up and go, when Jupiter is retrograde it feels more as if…

Venus Retrograde- a survival guide…

Continuing my mini-series of key planetary aspects for 2017… Venus turns retrograde every 2½ years. 2017 happens to be one of those years. Venus is about love and relationships, but she’s also about pleasure – and the things that bring…

Saturn Direct: learning your lesson

    Saturn has been retrograde since mid March. During this time we should have all been using the time wisely to get our Saturn shit together. Saturn constricts rather than expands (which is why many astrologers see Saturn transits…