By Mary Plumb | April 19, 2010
So much happens in a week . . . It’s time again for a collection of astro-bloggers covering life from lots of angles: Sunday’s Mercury retrograde, Chiron’s ingress into Pisces, the volcanic ash in Europe, the summer’s aspects, speculations on the afterlife, and more.
Donna Cunningham’s Enough with the Mercury Retrograde Hysteria! is funny and makes some subtle points about the different qualities of Mercury’s retrograde period. (This Mercury retrograde is accompanied by a square to Mars in Leo.)
Nancy Sommers looks at global events in Mercury Languishes on her political site, Nancy’s Starlight News Blog: Connecting the Dots in World Affairs.
Chiron in Pisces – Water Over Rocks, by Mandi Lockley, offers a gentle view of today’s ingress. The author writes, “like Chiron we can eventually learn how to use the knowledge we learn from carrying our own pain to help others to carry their own.”
John and Susan Townley’s site, AstroCocktail, has lots of articles, including Waterloo??!!, a synopsis of the current planetary patterns. April, he writes is “the wide-open field with plenty of running room, a full gallop in any direction into a final fray that, whichever choice you make, is just a part of the bigger picture reflected across the entire landscape — personal, political, economical, and even spiritual.”
AstroCocktail has a great service in providing links to astrologically relevant stories in the media. I found this NPR story there: a musical animation where you can “listen to the proportional relative tones of the planets, the music of the spheres.”
U.K. astrologer Dharmaruci’s new blog is Gaia, the End of the World, and Jung. He speculates on climate change and looks at the astrological signatures for James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis, and the horoscope of Carl Jung. Jung felt that his experience working with old people “had shown him that the Unconscious behaves as though life is going to continue.”
Ali Mostofi Bracknell has a short look at the upcoming UK 2010 Election Horoscope on his Astrology of Current Affairs blog.
Lara Owen continues her work on the Saturn-Uranus oppositions with a look at the last two (of five) oppositions, i.e., on April 26 and July 26. “Look for the underlying goodness and relief in letting go rather than in dramatizing and clinging. Trust the life force and the forward movement of your life.”
In her blog, Writing from the Twelfth House, Anne Whitaker (author of the recent Jupiter Meets Uranus: From Erotic Bathing to Stargazing) reports on changed travel plans due to the volcanic ash: The summer of disruption starts here: Jupiter and Uranus team up!
Astrological transits blog has a collection of easy-to-read articles summarizing economic and global trends with key upcoming dates to watch for and lists of historical events connected to transits in the past. In a good summary of the approach herein, the anonymous blogger writes: “What we need is a big change of thinking!”
In case we’ve forgotten to laugh, celebrate National Humor Month at Random Funny Astrology Bits, complete with Twitter updates. My favorite (along with the touchy Cancer Moon sulking because it was eclipsed): If I told you I have Venus-square-Neptune, would you still respect me?)
On the subject of wisdom and laughter, Michael Lutin is in a class of his own. (I was delightedly reminded of this recently at the NCGR Conference in Boston.)
Enjoy, everyone, and have a good week!