Do a happy dance with us, would ya? Mercury, planet of communication, travel and technology, goes direct (forward) after a frustrating three-week slowdown. The frustrations of the past three and a half weeks should ease up, and we’ll all get along better. Wheeewwwwww.
After our last blog entry, Mercury Direct: The Retrograde Is Over, Cosmic Lowdown reader ibiwisi had a question for us:
Got a skeleton or two in the closet? Let’s face it, we all do. For the next five months, you may have to face a few of these specters head-on. From April 9 through September 18, transformational Pluto goes retrograde (backward), making us all turn inward for some emotional and spiritual housecleaning. While its ultimate effect is for good, there can be a few intense moments at first … so hang on tight.
Libra Kim Kardashian didn't waste a lot of time being single — and as the sign of partnership, Libras aren't often found alone. Has she met a compatible match in Gemini Kanye West? Quite possibly. Libra and Gemini are both Air signs, and tend to vibe on the same wavelength.
Fire up your engines. Mars, the planet of drive and ambition, wakes up from a three-month nap today. Mars has been retrograde (moving backward) since January 23, making it harder to stay motivated, focused and on point. Getting things done has involved a lot more pressure and angst, or shutting out the world to concentrate. Mars gives us life-force energy, so having it back in direct (forward) motion propels us into action. Welcome the new on Friday the 13th!
Vampires may be eternal, but sadly, it looks like the marriage between Fire-sign natives Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli is not. The couple announced that they'll be going their separate ways this week. But in our cosmic intuition, we're not so sure this is the end. While it may seem like a case even Dr. Carlisle Cullen couldn't fix, this one MIGHT just come back from the dead. Yep, we're saying it: we predict a possible eleventh-hour change of heart.
It's been a bear of a week for some folks, thanks to Mercury's backward spin (retrograde) that began on March 12. If you've had mysterious computer and phone crashes, senseless arguments and breakdowns in punctuality (stuck trains, gridlock traffic, canceled appointments), you can blame it all on this tiny little planet. Three times a year, Mercury takes a backspin, foiling even the best-laid plans.