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Mercury Retrograde starts November 16, 2018

Mercury goes into Retrograde on November 16, 2018 causing the usual issues with sending and receiving communications of all sorts. The normal cautions apply: don’t start anything new; be careful about signing contracts; check and recheck schedules; be aware that people may not be able to process the information you are giving them; don’t download new software for your computer; be cautious of posting on social media; and be generally aware that you may be facing some communication challenges.

Venus Retrograde October and November 2018

2018 October/November Venus Retrograde 

Venus is going to go retrograde in Scorpio starting on October 5 through October 31st (Halloween) and moving into Libra October 31st through November 16th.. This retrograde movement from intense, passionate Scorpio into relationship ready Libra should cause people to take a hard look at how they handle their love life. 

Venus Retrograde - October 5 - November 16, 2018

The turmoil of this wild summer is coming to an end. If you listened to what all the Retrogrades were trying to teach you this year, you should be in great shape to move forward and improve your love life.

Moving forward into Fall 2018

The summer of retrogrades is officially over. There may be some lingering energy. Your intuition should be enhanced and your inner voice will probably be accurate. You may experience an epiphany of sorts. Be sure to listen to your heart as you move forward and not let progress be derailed by a lingering sense of nervous energy because of the long Summer of Retrogrades.

Summer of Retrogrades

The Mars Retrograde in Aquarius runs from June 26, 2018 until August 27, 2018. Aries and Scorpio will be feeling this retrograde in a big way. Mars is an important planet for both of these signs. Mars is considered the God of War. All of us should avoid the tendency to put on blinders, charge ahead and take no prisoners. This is especially true for impatient Aries and suspicious Scorpios. It will probably be a good idea to “chill” and enjoy the summer. Avoid the strong impulse to get angry and cause havoc if you do not get your way.

Blood Moon - Lunar Eclipse - July 27, 2018

The total lunar eclipse that takes place on July 27, 2018 could be life changing. It is probably the longest lunar eclipse of the century.The Moon should glow beautifully with orange and red. Enjoy the glow and the beauty, but keep in mind that this seemingly magically visual event takes place in the sign of Aquarius and will probably be strongly influenced by the Mercury and Mars Retrogrades. 

7 Things to do Before Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde - 
Pre-shadow July 7-26 
Mercury Retrograde July 26 - August 19 in Leo
Post-shadow August 19-Sept 2

Mercury Retrograde happens 3-4 times per year. It is when the planet Mercury looks like it is moving backwards from our point of view on Earth. It is not actually moving backwards, it is an illusion of the planet moving backwards. 

Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018

The Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse takes place on July 27, 2018. This is a rare central lunar eclipse. Part of the Moon passes through the middle of earth’s shadow. This will take place in the sign of Aquarius and will be influenced by Mars. This could be a difficult eclipse for people because they may have a hard time handling emotions.

There is a lot going on with all the Planets in Retrograde this summer. This long (longest in this century) Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse should make everything much more intense. Karmic events might occur and demand attention.

Saturn Retrograde - Summer 2018


This summer’s Saturn Retrograde could be very interesting as Saturn exacts its price for life’s lessons. This Saturn Retrograde may bring up concerns regarding basic rules, father figures, people in authority, and an opportunity to seek truth in relationships.

Of course, communication is usually an important part of our lives. A quick quip regarding Summer Saturn and the importance of honest communication for each sun sign follows: