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A figure works to maintain their balance showing the difficult balance required during the Libra New Moon.

The Difficult Balance of October’s New Moon

October’s New Moon turns up the volume on the theme songs of our past. What you avoided in September could make this New Moon even rougher as Mercury joins 6 other retrograde planets. 

Understanding Mercury Retrograde

During a retrograde, Mercury travels the same 15 degrees three times. The first shadow period happens almost 3 weeks before the planet stops or stations retrograde.

A statue of Mercury throwing something behind him.

Mercury and the 6 Retrograde Planets

Talkative Mercury begins a two month journey in Libra on August 30th. Be prepared to discuss all manner of past problems with 6 planets moving backward.

Let Courage Eclipse the Hurt

Early in June, we’ll need to take a deep breath and allow our inner warrior to give us the courage to be authentic, especially when we feel defensive.

Goth Retro Party in Mid-May

Joining Pluto in the goth retro party, Saturn, Venus and Jupiter are retrograde, adding to Pluto’s melancholy music about hidden power and death tolls with their own dark sounds.

Pluto Backs Up the Plow

When Pluto goes retrograde, we may struggle to have faith that life will rise again from the ashes.

Full Moon Energy ~ Nov 12th

Full Moon Energy can bring out the crazies! Add that to Mercury Retrograde this month and we’ll feel that craziness heighten our communication issues. Keep a sense of humor and you’ll find the problem has some hidden advantages. One of the likely results of this Full Moon is a chance encounter with old friends.

Surviving Mercury Retrograde

Keep your calm during these hard times. Mercury Retrograde happens at the very end of the Astrological wheel. Let it help you clean out the old so you can move forward.