Mercury Retrograde: Why you should care (and not care)

Mercury Retrograde: Why you should care (and not care)

What is your response to the phrase: Mercury is in retrograde?

If you’re like most, you’re probably at least familiar with this phrase.

In my experience the vast majority of people react one of three ways:

  1. Roll your eyes, whatever.

  2. OMG I am not booking any plane tickets or attending any meetings for the next few weeks.

  3. What is that again???

None of these responses are bad, per se, however they lack a degree of nuance. In astrology, we need to develop a space somewhere in between taking things too seriously (#2 above), writing them off (#1 above), and total confusion (#3 above).

I’m writing this blog to bring a more nuanced perspective to Mercury in Retrograde so that you know how to be prepared this time around (Next Mercury Retrograde starts Nov 17).

What is happening exactly???

Astro Yoga: what is it, and where does it come from?

Astro Yoga: what is it, and where does it come from?

One of the most common questions I get as an AstroYogi, is: astro yoga… what’s that?

After I explain what it is, there’s often a follow-up question: so did you make it up?

I’m writing this blog for all of you out there who want to know a little bit more about astroyoga (or even a lot more!)

Put simply…

AstroYoga is the combination of Astrology and Yoga.

It’s a way to line up your yoga practice with the broader environment. It’s a way of practicing in harmony with nature and the universe. And guess what? When you’re in harmony with nature and the universe, your body will naturally feel more balanced emotionally and physically, and you’ll be more effective in the various areas of your life.

AstroYoga can be done generally (making yoga flows that jibe with the astrological and planetary seasons) or more personally (doing yoga that corresponds to planetary seasons as they relate to an individual’s chart).