mercury retrograde AND jupiter in aries
today is REAL FUCKIN BUSY
It’s officially Mercury Retrograde! Two quick notes before we dive into our discussion of the Rx and Jupiter entering Aries later tonight and what that means for your writing life:
Nonfiction writers! Registration for my class How to Write a Book Proposal is OPEN! Class starts June 5. This will be the last time I teach the course to the general public this year.
Also! As many of you know, my memoir-in-essays on leaving my husband, coming out as a lesbian, and leaving the church (and discussing the stranglehold the Religious Right has on this country) comes out this October. Something I did while writing HERETIC was to develop playlists for every essay-chapter. Not playlists to write to, but rather, playlists that embodied the mood, flow, and subject. Playlists I’d walk to. Shower-sing to. Troubleshoot to. Over the next few months, I’ll be releasing the HERETIC playlists on select Fridays. This last Friday, I released the first, which accompanies chapter one, “In the Beginning.” Hope you enjoy.
And now: let’s get into it.
Mercury Retrograde: Srsly It’s Ok
Every planet except the sun and the moon experience retrogrades, and Mercury has the most: three per year, for roughly three weeks each. Predictable. Routine. Regular. Today, Mercury, the planet of communication, stationed for its second retrograde of the year in Gemini at 7:47am Eastern. It’s not a cause for panic, nor is it something to put your entire life on hold for. Again: we have multiple Mercury Retrogrades a year, for typically nine or so weeks total. You gonna take yourself out of the game of life for more than two months a year because some social media manager on deadline for new content solicited someone willing to write fear-based astrology articles got you in your feelings? No.