This morning, Mercury has stationed and, from our perspective here on Earth, is just about to turn to retrograde motion. The words “Mercury retrograde” can often muster feelings of panic in people who know something about astrology. But we must be careful not to turn our expectations of this phenomenon into a superstition. Yes, Mercury retrograde is a period of roughly three weeks that is suitable for reflection and review. That does not equate to life-as-we-know-it falling apart.
It’s fun to consider various ways of doing everyday things from an astrological perspective. Let’s take doing the dishes, for example. How would the 12 different signs of the zodiac modify the approach to doing this household chore? This task is related to home, family, meals, etc., so we should most likely use the Moon as the significator. So, how do twelve different Moon signs prefer to do the dishes?
A number of people may be reluctant to consult an astrologer because they may be afraid of what the astrologer may predict. Really, what if the astrologer says something bad, or says that something horrible is going to happen? Who wants to know that? And worse still, who wants to pay someone for that kind of information?! Here, dear readers, is where there is a misunderstanding between predicting and forecasting.
Fire brings energy and enthusiasm, initiative and leadership. The Fire element instills optimism, creativity, and confidence. People with a lot of Fire in their charts can certainly provide the spark required to get any project moving. A lack of Fire can cause doubt in one’s ability or make someone generally apathetic.
Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are the three Fire signs. The placement of the Sun, Moon, or any of the planets from Mercury through Saturn in these signs can give an individual a noticeable “dose” of Fire.
Earth brings stability, determination, and reliability. Earth is steadfast and predictable. The Earth element is the realm our our five senses — the appreciation of physical beauty, the taste of fine food, the enjoyment of music. With an overabundance of Earth, a person can be materialistic or sluggish. A lack of Earth may make someone impractical or scattered.
Taurus, Virgo,and Capricorn are the three Earth signs. Havin Sun, Moon, or any of the planets from Mercury through Saturn in these signs can secure in the native the qualities of Earth.