Mercury Retrograde Explained

February 28th, 2007 by Voxx

s magus 1 2As an Astrologer, I’ve been talking a lot lately about the phenomenon called Mercury Retrograde. I thought I’d post this info for all my readers and listeners of my podcast.

Mercury Retrograde Explained: Mercury turns retrograde three times a year, as a rule, but the effects of each period differ, according to the sign in which it happens.

A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional concept arises in the illusory planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system.

[Important Note: Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this optical illusion.]

Origin of the Retrograde Symbol: The astrological symbol for notating retrograde is “Rx”, the same symbol that is found on all medical prescriptions. In fact, physicians until the 15th century had to also be astrologers before they could practice medicine! The Rx symbol is also an ancient symbol of the God Jupiter, who was considered the Lord of Healing.

The Frequency of Retrogrades: Retrograde motion, although often problematic for us earthlings, is not particularly uncommon. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon. Mercury retrogrades approximately three times a year.

The Planet Mercury: Astrologically, the planet Mercury relates to thoughts, concepts, ideas, and communication (including speaking and writing). Mercury energies involve the mind, mental processes, and travel.

What Happens When Mercury Goes Retrograde: We find that many parts of our life are being revised during this Astrological aspect. During this time, Mercury Retrograde gives us the opportunity to review decisions, directions and ideas.

Often these revisions can be a surprise or throw us back a step. However, these revisions which occur during a Mercury retrograde, are a “course correction” and provide a stop-gap measure until we can review situations. During this time of revision change is compounded and confusion is created by our reactions to the ever-changing situations. Thus anything started during this time will ultimately be taken back or even revised further, making a high-frustration time.

What to Expect During Retrograde Periods: Here is just a short list of things that tend to happen during this Astrological aspect.

Communication Breakdowns: Communications go awry, phone calls, letters, emails, faxes, conversations are delayed, misinterpreted, or blocked. Recheck everything like appointment times, spelling, wording, and even the very words you say. Expect the phone lines, cable lines, power lines to have problems. Expect problems with messages, books, letters, magazines, documents, contracts, wiring or flooding problems, and even squabbles with neighbors and family due to the inability to see each other’s point of view.

Traveling Dangers and Annoyances: Anticipate detours, memory lapses, confusion, failing to listen, failing to confirm, negotiation failures, and last-minute changes in plans. Expect travel delays, car trouble, delayed plane schedules, reservations that suddenly becoming “missing”, transportation difficulties of all kinds, including lost luggage.

How to Deal With Mercury Retrograde: The best line of defense is to anticipate what will happen and take precautionary measures to avoid the problems that most definitely will arise during this aspect.

Preparing for Mercury Retrograde: Plan ahead for these times. First thing’s first — make sure to backup your computer files! This is the time the screen goes blank and there is nothing there! Make sure you have a survival kit in the car, all your bills have been paid, etc.

Do the same things you’d normally do before you take a vacation, and make sure to double-check all details thoroughly. Mercury retrograde times call for you to recheck everything, anticipate and plan ahead, and to relearn lessons unlearned since the last Mercury retrograde cycle. It is also a good time for review and completing ongoing projects.

What to Avoid During Mercury Retrograde: Just remember, it is not a time to start something new. Avoid signing documents, contracts if possible. You can wait 3 weeks, hopefully.

Handling Emotions During Mercury Retrograde: The best mode to be in during a Mercury retrograde is one of “non-reaction”. Treat the time period as a time of gathering information, yet because the information will be in constant change it would be like trying to comb your hair in a wind storm. Best to wait til the changes stop before attempting to make things orderly.

Therefore, just let the winds of situations blow around you without reacting. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that is still around at that time and go about putting everything in order, while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.

Word of Warning: Ignore this list at your own peril. Whatever is begun during the time of Mercury Retrograde will simply either not work (at worst), or will have to be completely redone at a later time (at best). Still, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Of course, if you’re having problems during this difficult aspect, please feel free to contact me for a Psychic Reading. If you’re interested in learning more about Astrology, contact me about taking a class.

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Voxx The Psychic Podcast: 2/26/07

February 27th, 2007 by Voxx

s starCaller Number 1: Andrea (Leo)
Question Number 1: What’s going on in her love life? Voxx explains the demise of the caller’s last relationship and what went wrong, as the caller confirms Voxx’s psychic reading.

Question Number 2: Should the caller study acting? Voxx explains the steps to take, and how to find success in a new career.

Artists vs. Rejection: Meet Jennifer Hudson, the Patron Saint of rejection.

Caller Number 2: Saint Germain (Cancer).
Question Number 1: How much longer will he have to stay at his job?
Voxx explains the reasons why he needs to stay at his job, even though he despises it.

Question Number 2: What is the result of getting multiple Psychic Readings?

Question Number 3: Regarding David Icke and his assumption that there are aliens currently working in world government positions.

The Delphic Oracles: The inability to understand a prophecy until after it happens.

Bad News for Britney Spears: An Astrological explanation for Britney’s nervous breakdown; How the Moon in Aquarius last Friday set off a chain of events in the popstar’s life; Effects of Mars in Aquarius moving into her 5th House portends a disaster for her relationship with her children; Britney’s Hit List.

Mars in Aquarius: A list of useful information about how Mars in Aquarius will affect people until April 6th, 2007.

The Grave of Jesus and His Family: Film Director James Cameron‘s shocking new documentary — will it create a crisis of faith?

Suggested Reading:

“Holy Blood, Holy Grail,” by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln. (This is the book that inspired “The Da Vinci Code,” by Dan Brown); and

“The God Delusion,” by Richard Dawkins.

Mars Through the Signs: Helpful information regarding the planet Mars; it’s meaning and effects through the Zodiac.

Predictions: Mercury at 29 Aquarius portends Earthquakes, and Tornadoes.

Daily Planets: A rundown of all the planetary placements of the day, and what they portend.

Caller Number 3: John (Libra)
Question: Will he win the German Lottery? Voxx gives helpful tips to increase the caller’s luck playing the lottery.

Caller Number 4: Vanessa (Taurus)
Question Number 1: What sign is her Mars in? The caller’s Mars is in Pisces; Voxx explains its Astrological effect on her life.

Question Number 2: How can the caller increase her psychic ability Voxx offers helpful tips and book suggestions to help the caller.

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: Don’t break up during Mercury Retrograde.

Why Britney Will Fail at Rehab: Britney entered rehab during retrograde; a bad sign for her recovery.

Numerology Book Suggestion: “Your Days are Numbered,” by Florence Campbell.

Master Number 33: Understanding the challenges of being a “33”.

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Britney Spears Predicts Her Own Downfall!

February 21st, 2007 by Voxx

britneycrystalballAccording to news reports, reporter Chris Nashawaty, of the magazine Entertainment Weekly, recently remembered a bizarre interview he had with Britney merely five years ago.

When he asked Britney to describe her own possible future downfall, she made a startling psychic prediction of her own:

According to Nashawaty: “I asked her to imagine how her charmed life could go wrong. At the time, she had Number 1 records, fame, millions of dollars in the bank, and Justin. What would happen if, 10 years from now, they decided to make a VH1 Behind the Music episode about her? What would the detours and missteps have been? How would she have fallen from grace?

Britney looked at me like I was insane.

”Oh… my… God!”
After thinking it over for a minute, she unspooled the Britney crash-and-burn.

Britney’s Prediction of Her Future Downfall: ”First, the worst thing that could happen is if my boyfriend would break up with me. I would be totally devastated,” she said. ”And then, after the depression, maybe I did some dorky movies that were just bombs. Then… I don’t know, maybe I did another album that didn’t do very well. And then, I went back to working at my granny’s deli — back to rolling quarters and boiling crawfish and smelling like fish on my dates.”

Voxx Comment: Thus, spaketh Britney. I couldn’t have predicted it any better myself, sad to say. Here’s hoping there’s a better ending to Brit’s current story, but frankly — after checking out of rehab twice in one week, (after less than a 24-hour stay in each facility) does not bode well for the former pop princess.

As K-Fed has learned, “Life comes at you fast!”

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Voxx The Psychic Podcast: 2/19/07

February 20th, 2007 by Voxx
  • s moon 1 2Caller Number 1: Stephanie (Leo)
    Question: What’s up with her Scorpio boyfriend? A co-dependent Leo needs the courage to start a new life.
  • Caller Number 2: Camilla (Taurus)
    Question: What’s up with her Taurus boyfriend? Did her boyfriend cheat on her while she was away in Brazil?
  • Caller Number 3: Stephen (Cancer)
    Question: Is his ex-wife secretly planning to harm him?  7 of Swords + 9 of Swords = Lies, Paranoia and Danger. Psychic or Psycho? How to tell the difference.
  • Caller Number 4: Penny (Cancer)
    Question: Thinking of a career change. Psychic Suggestions for creating a segue that brings security.
  • Caller Number 5: Vanessa (Taurus)
    Question: What can be done to help her Sagittarian son’s health?
    Getting to the source of her son’s health problem brings hope.
  • Chinese Astrology: Happy Chinese New Year, Year of the Golden Pig.
  • Caller Number 6: Alex (Aries)
    Question: When should he start up a new company?
    A new venture involving music will be successful after March 21st.
  • Caller Number 7: Karen (Sagittarius)
    Question: What needs to be done to protect her relationship?
    2 of Cups + The Sun + Lust = Love and stability. Give love a chance.
  • Caller Number 8: Wendy (Taurus)
    Question: What is the cause of her daughter’s health symptoms?
    What’s the cause of her Sagittarius daughter’s fainting episodes?
    2 of Wands + 3 of Disks + 9 of Wands = Problem is Neurological.
  • Planetary Commentary: Sun moving into Pisces, Waxing Moon in Aries; Pisces and the 12th House; Concerns about Health, Secrets, Hospitals, Insanity, Poisoning, Ships.
  • Voxx Book Suggestions: Books on the craft of Writing, by Ernest Hemingway, and Stephen King.
  • Caller Trends: People born under the sign of Leo, Taurus, Cancer and Sagittarius were concerned about their love lives, feeling unfulfilled and let-down by their partners; People born under the Sign of Aries, Cancer and Leo were concerned with jobs and/or threats to their securityl; Taurus and Scorpio boyfriends were giving our callers the most trouble; Taurus moms were concerned about the health of their children, (both of whose children were Sagittarians … interesting!)
  • Note: Apparently, Sagittarians are causing others to worry about their mental, and/or neurological health. (Consider other Sagittarians such as Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears.)

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Year of the Golden Fire Pig: Happy New Year 4705!

February 19th, 2007 by Voxx

chineseglyph pigHappy New Year to all of you! For those who wish to know the specific Chinese name, it’s the year of the Ting Hai Fire Boar (more commonly known as a pig).

Today, February 18, 2007 is considered the true beginning of the New Year, according to the Chinese calendar. As such, it is the single most important celebration of the year.

The Chinese celebrate their New Year on the date of the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice (which occurs approximately on December 21st, each year).

Calculating their months by using a Lunar calendar, the Chinese start each new month on the New Moon (the “darkest” day of the Moon). Ordinarily, the celebration of the New Year begins on the first day of the month, continuing on to the fifteenth day of the month, when the Full Moon occurs (the “brightest” day of the Moon).

The people of China are able to take weeks vacation from their jobs in order to prepare and celebrate this most auspicious time of year.

Year of the Golden Fire Pig: The year 2007 is the Year of the Pig, specifically, the Red Fire Pig. In particular, this is a very special Pig year considered to be “Golden”, and it’s extremely lucky for parent to bring children into the world during the next 12 months, as the child will bring good fortune (as well as be lucky themselves.)

The Sign of the Pig: According to ancient lore, people born during the Year of the Pig, are socially adept, popular, have many loyal friends (and are wonderful friends themselves). They are diligent workers, who enjoy prosperity in order to surround themselves with the luxurious rewards for all their dedication. The are considered to be quite affectionate, and loving and make wonderful partners to whomever is lucky enough to win their love.

Famous Piggies: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and David Letterman.

Historical Piggies: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ernest Hemingway, and Alfred Hitchcock.

If you’re interested in learning more about Chinese Astrology, or want to know more about your Chinese Astrology Sign, contact me for more info!

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