The Uses of Adversity: Mercury Retrograde, Part I

Known as “Mercury Retrograde” — From our perspective here on Earth, the orbit of Mercury around the Sun appears to reverse direction approximately three to four times a year, for approximately three weeks at a time. Here is a video showing the geometric reason for the illusion of Mercury’s backward motion (around the Sun). It took … Read more

The Uses of Adversity: Mercury Retrograde, Part II

Mercury's Labyrinthine Orbit

Popularly known as “Mercury Retrograde” — the illusion of Mercury’s apparent backward motion (around the Sun) is explained again in this second video posted above.  It demonstrates the geometric reason for this apparent reversal of direction.  From our perspective here on Earth, as we circle the Sun in our wider orbit, Mercury appears to reverse … Read more

A Jungian (Archetypal) Approach to the Astrology of Love

JUNGIAN ASTROLOGY teaches us to think like interpersonal anthropologists, exploring what makes ourselves and others tick, with less judgment and greater compassion. Our intimate relationships introduce us to the foreign culture of another’s inner Universe, while reflecting our own. Astrology is a spiritual telescope, illuminating both inner “night skies.” When evaluating a couple’s “compatibility,” many … Read more