Friday, August 20, 2010

Mercury

Mercury, the planet of communication,
turns retrograde in Virgo from August 20 to September 12.Three or four times a year,
Mercury appears to move backwards in the sky for approximately three
weeks. This is an optical illusion since no planet actually moves backwards or even
slows down in their orbits around the Sun. However, it appears to move backwards
from our perspective on planet Earth, since the planet may be orbiting at a different speed
than the Earth's orbit around theSun. Mercury retrograde periods introduce a certain
level of confusion for us earthlings. As the planet of communication, Mercury rules speech, our
listening abilities, negotiations,buying, selling, travel formal contracts and documents
amongst other things -- all of which are affected when Mercury seems to slow down.
Mercury rules how we perceive and interpret information and how we inturn act and react
to that information as we interact with others.The Leo Sun also opposes Neptune on August 20,
which can have a lackluster, low energy, and marginally disappointing influence leading to muddled
thinking and lack of motivation as we start this retrograde period. However, Neptune can be healing
and very spiritual,and this can be an excellent time to chill out. August 20 can also have the thrill
and flavor of romance about it and definitely a time to make your feelings known since we have a
delightfully passionate and enthusiastic meeting of Venus and Mars in an exactly aligned conjunction in
Libra. Mercury retrograde periods affect each one of us differently
depending on the placement of this planet in our individual birth charts. The effect
on Gemini and Virgo signs, ruled by Mercury, will be stronger, but for other signs it is a time of
trivial irritations. Being forced to slow down and develop patience can, however, be a blessing in disguise. It
gives us all time to stop, go inward and reflect. Mercury retrograde periods can be times of
heightened awareness and creativity,and an excellent time for out of the box thinking,
which can sometimes lead to startling revelations.We invite you to use the energies of this
Mercury Retrograde period wisely and productively. Take an inward look at your
strengths and potentialand keep focused on the dreams and goals most important to you.
 
Marjorie Orr
 
 
 
Recorded observations of Mercury date back to at least the first millennium BC. Before the 4th century BC, Greek astronomers believed the planet to be two separate objects: one visible only at sunrise, which they called Apollo; the other visible only at sunset, which they called Hermes.[12] The English name for the planet comes from the Romans, who named it after the Roman god Mercury, which they equated with the Greek Hermes (Ἑρμῆς). The astronomical symbol for Mercury is a stylized version of Hermes' caduceus.[13] *wikipedia*
 
Mercury Chases the Sunset  

 Image Credit &
 copyright Doug Zubenel 


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Sunday, August 15, 2010

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'Eat, Pray, Love'

The trailer for the Julia Roberts' vehicle 'Eat, Pray, Love' has been released.

The movie, based on the best-selling memoir of the same name, follows Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, a divorced woman who sets out on a year-long journey to Italy, India and Bali, where she, of course, eats, prays and finds love.

'Eat' hits theaters this summer and also stars Javier Bardem, James Franco and Billy Crudup.

http://www.popeater.com/2010/08/14/eat-pray-love-writer-jennifer-salt-julia-roberts-elizabeth-gilbert/