March 31, 2017: Mercury in Taurus and Mercury Retrograde

On Friday March 31st, the planet Mercury left Aries and entered Taurus. In this position, Mercury is realistic and sensible. Taurus is one of the “home signs” of Venus. Astrologers associate the Bull with the arts, music, luxury, sophistication, and all things related to “culture.” Naturally, with Mercury in Taurus, we may be inclined to…

February 25th: Mercury in Pisces

On February 25th, Mercury entered Pisces. Since Mercury governs the realm of intellect, learning, communication and short commutes, this astral change brings introspective, receptive and compassionate energy to our interactions. Water signs tend to be empathetic and intuitive. The hard logic astrologers ascribe to Mercury washes away into subjectivity and hypersensitivity under Pisces. There’s a…

Wednesday June 29th: Mercury in Cancer

Mercury represents the mind: observing, gathering information, processing information and sharing information. In general, Mercury is objective, rational and prefers to reason with individuals based on bare facts. As Mercury shifts through the 12 signs, the intellectual perception of the planet sharpens (say, as in Gemini or Virgo) or blurs (as in Sagittarius or Pisces).…

Friday August 15th: Mercury in Virgo

    On Friday August 15th, Mercury twirls out of playful Leo and marches into straightedge Virgo. In the general astrological community, Mercury serves as both the home planet for Gemini and Virgo. There is, however some debate, about whether or not Virgo is a placement of exaltation for this astral body. Mercury governs our…

Thursday July 31st: Mercury in Leo

On July 31st, Mercury left emotive Cancer and entered expressive Leo. Mercury, in astrology, deals with our intellectual processes. In the natal chart, Mercury reveals how we gather and process information, how we learn, and how we overall prefer to communicate/share information with others. Astrologers connect Mercury with pure brain power. As Mercury passes through signs…

Thursday May 29th: Mercury in Cancer

On Thursday May 29th, Mercury leaves Gemini (at least temporarily), and enters Cancer. In astrology, Mercury deals with all facets of the mind: information gathering, processing, sharing; learning and deductive reasoning; and overall conversational tones. Natal Mercury signs (in conjunction with other factors in the natal chart) reveal how the native tends to communicate with…