Entries by Adam Sommer

There is a term used in Astrology for when a planet dissappears into the brilliance of the Sun’s rays, it is combust! There is also “under the beams,” “in the rays,” “burnt,” and “cazimi” for when the planet is exactly in the heart of the Sun.  This idea has a long history, one shining all the way back to the origins of our tradition.  And for the most part, when a planet is “burnt” it is said to create great weakness to the planet in question.

Mercury Retrograde from Sagittarius-Scorpio – Nov 17-Dec 6

Mercury is technically retrograde from the 17th November until the 6th December. However, if you are exploring the psycho-spiritual process related to this celestial phenomenon, there is a lead in and lead out time that extends the Mercurial Retrograde process from the 6th November through to the 15th December. This entire process refers to the time prior to the retrograde wherein Mercury is at its furthest distance from the Sun in the evening skies until the time that it ascends as far away from the Sun as he possibly can climb in the early morning skies.