About Mercury Retrograde

 About Mercury Retrograde

About three times a year, Mercury goes retrograde for approximately three weeks. First, let’s get the techie stuff out of the way. When a planet is retrograde, from our visual point of view, it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. First it slows down, then it stops, which is called a “station.” Then it proceeds to move backwards until it slows down, makes another station and moves forward again. I think we feel the effect of the stations for about one degree of the zodiac before and one degree after the exact station. Planets don’t actually reverse direction in their orbits. They appear to do so because the Earth has temporarily passed them in its own orbit.

Rectification: Deducing Your Birth Time

 Rectification: Deducing Your Birth Time

www.jodieforrestastrology.com. Email: jodietighe@gmail.com. (Forrest is my professional last name; my legal last name is Tighe, if you’re wondering why I have two.) 

Here's the scoop about rectifying (deducing) a birth time:

First, please exhaust all the possibilities for finding your birth time. My website has a page about finding your birth certificate: https://birthcert.jodieforrestastrology.com/. Do try to find it, because mothers have been known to insist, "It was 7:10 in the evening," when your birth certificate says you weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces, and the birth time recorded on the certificate is totally different. If you were born in or after about 1968 in the U.S., the time should be on your birth certificate, and it's often there even if you were born earlier than 1968. The page on my website includes places you can look for certificates for births outside the U.S.

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Astrology, Stardate 112122: Astrological Events.

The end of this year has some important astrological events, my friends. Let’s talk about them. (Planets’ positions are rounded up to the next degree, which is similar to the way that 2022 is in the 21st century, not the 20th.)
Jupiter turns direct at 29 Pisces, a sign which it rules and in which it therefore carries extra oomph and influence, on November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving.

Astrology, Stardate 101122: Astrological Events.

☪ Hello again! The world’s been on a wild ride lately, especially since covid began. I hope that you and yours are all doing well nevertheless, and I’m glad to “see” you again.

The end of the year is fast approaching, so I took a look at all the planetary stations in effect.

Jodie Forrest

☪ I've maintained an evolutionary astrology practice for 33 years. I believe living beings are growing and evolving, not static, and that your chart represents both your growth potentials and your possible navigational errors.

The ways you choose to grow or to avoid growing effect on how fulfilled and happy a life you can lead.

Transiting Uranus is in Taurus, 2018-2025

Transiting Uranus in Taurus from May 2018 until July 7, 2025


Transiting Uranus entered Taurus on May 15, 2018, at 8:16 am PDT, where it remains until July 7, 2025. It spends about seven years in a sign, minus some brief retrogradations into the previous sign, such as its return to the late degrees of Aries between November and March. Astrologers call Uranus one of the “generational marker” planets; it demarcates a mini-generation of seven years per sign. We rebel and innovate against and through the energies of the sign that Uranus occupies, which is now Taurus, either natally or by transit. The new and unusual often provoke a backlash, so some people may cling fiercely to the Taurean status quo as long as they can.