Mercury is technically retrograde from the 10th April until the 3rd May. 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 1st April through to the 17th May. This entire process refers to the time prior to the retrograde wherein Mercury

You have one more chance to make peace with the wild and whacky Uranus- in- Aries energy during the upcoming retrograde period which begins August 3rd at 5:31 am UTC through January 2nd 2018 when it stations direct. It’s time to redo, relive, and reflect upon the past seven years of Uranus in Aries action. With consciousness or not, you can integrate the learning of Uranus. Take what you wish and eliminate the rest.

Saturn retrogrades on April 6th 2017 at 6:06 am UTC at the 28th degree of Sagittarius and emerges station direct on August 25th 2017 at Sagittarius 21. We have a lot of work to do during these four months and here are some thoughts to assist in our journey.
Let’s begin with Saturn in Sagittarius. Since September of 2015 Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius has offered us the opportunity to consider and name our beliefs, philosophies and spiritual leanings. As the great energy of boundaries and definitions, Saturn rules limits, rules, and structure. Life’s meaning is based upon whatever choices we consider to be true fed by the Gemini axis of logic, research and facts. My definition of what is true to me (Sagittarius) is based upon whatever information (Gemini) I have at my disposal.

As 2016 wanes and we look forward towards 2017, it is poignant to end the year with Mercury retrograding. It has been some year, as we continue to live through the Tempest of Transition and watch the echo of the late 1920’s and mid 1930’s arise, offering our collective selves an opportunity to engage in creating reality in a more conscious manner. Deeply enslaved by draconian Victorian ideals, our collective awareness, or at least ability to be heard, was very different to it is now.

Mercury is about to retrograde yet again, this time for the last of four loops in 2016 and I am sure that you eagerly anticipating more warnings concerning signing documents; losing keys; data disappearing into the cloud; electricity outages; communications mishaps and delays?

But is the purpose of this thrice annual cycle to frustrate and annoy you? Is it solely about negative things happening? If so, are these increased challenges the sole domain of Mercury approaching his Inferior Conjunction with the Sun?

Mercury is technically retrograde from the 30th August until the 22nd September. 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 16th August through to the 28th September. 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.

Mercury is about to retrograde yet again, this time for the second of three loops in 2016 and I am sure that you eagerly anticipating more warnings concerning signing documents; losing keys; data disappearing into the cloud; electricity outages; communications mishaps and delays?
But is the purpose of this thrice annual cycle to frustrate and annoy you? Is it solely about negative things happening?

“Spring ahead, fall back” is a mnemonic that helps some folks (in the Northern Hemisphere) remember that clocks are pushed ahead for daylight savings time in the spring, and back for standard time in the autumn. Yet it also sums up nicely the flow of the astrological year: we begin to spring ahead with the Aries ingress, when the sun enters the first sign of the zodiac. Above the equator or below, it’s a time of beginnings.