Astrology and how it affects our daily life: Mercury into Aries April 2017




Astrological Event:

Mercury Moves (retrograde) into a new Sign

New Sign: Aries

Date: April 20 2017

What does it all mean?

Mercury is all about the mind… how we think… he is also the messenger and therefore relates to how we communicate… He rules over transportation, technology and innovation… He is the ruler of the signs Virgo and Gemini and is associated with the 3rd and 6th houses.

Aries is a fire sign, he likes action, he can be heroic or selfish. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, the most masculine planet of the horoscope. 

  • We can have less patience, and because there are several planets in retrograde motion right now, some of us may get frustrated when attempting to get our point across to someone less enthusiastic to our cause. 
  • Speaking our mind is easier, but care should be taken when  the conversation involves a “hot topic”. 
  • Some folks are going to expect instant answers to their queries and questions, or instant solutions, which, with the all the planetary retrograde motion going on right now, may not always be possible. 
  • Innovative ideas are possible. Under this influence our thoughts are exploitative, so it’s a good time to ask questions and learn about things that may be interesting. 
  • It’s a great time to share ideas with like-minded folks. And for some it could be a good time to put some ideas into action, just keep the retrograde motions in mind. Things don’t always turn out the way we had hoped during retrograde motion, however, that doesn’t mean that they don’t turn out at all… 🙂 
  • There could be “slow forward” motion in area’s relating to technology, transportation, computers and communications For those that work in these fields, there may be an increase of work. 
  • For fire sign people, (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) and those who have fire signs in their charts, are encouraged to be careful while speaking, driving and using dangerous equipment… less haste, more care is suggested. 
  • While we may all be touched by the Influence of Mercury in Aries, those with the following chart placements will feel the influence more. 
  • Mercury in Aries
  • Mars in Aries
  • Sun in Aries
  • Moon in Aries
  • Midheaven in Aries
  • Ascendant in Aries
  • Any Aspects to Mercury
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copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology April 12 2017

Astrology and how it affects our daily life: Pluto goes Retrograde April 20 2017



Pluto is the planet of regeneration, death, destruction, decay, sex, reincarnation, recycling and rejuvenation. He is the ruler of Scorpio (old ruler of Scorpio was Mars) and he is connected to the 8th house and the reproductive organs in the human body. Pluto is one of the outer planets of our system and as such, his influence isn’t as strong as the inner planets… but it will still affect us to some extent…He is retrograde in the sign of Capricorn and will remain retrograde until September 28 2017. 

What does it mean when Pluto goes Retrograde? 

  • We may find we are re-assessing our use of power, or how we “control or manipulate” others/situations.
  • Some folks may find they are “forced” into giving up bad habits.. (which isn’t a bad thing if it’s helps you to become a better you)
  • Our desire to control, or for control decreases, this can be a good thing for the folks around the folks who get through life by controlling or “bullying” others for the sake of their own agenda’s… But might not be so good for the folks who need a push to get motivated or moving with life. 
  • This can be a good time to reflect on how we have been dealing with the changes and transformations that have taken place since the last Pluto retrograde… if we haven’t been doing too well with our changes, we might get some clues on how to make it a little easier now. 
  • If you have folk in your life who have a tendency to want to control you, (remember, this is sometimes done out of love and good intentions) .. it’s as good a time as any right now to distance yourself from these folks or to remove them from your life all together. 
  • Those with the following in their natal, transit or progressed charts will feel the effects of this Pluto retrograde the most.
  • Sun in Scorpio
  • Moon in Scorpio
  • Pluto in Scorpio
  • Ascendant in Scorpio
  • Midheaven in Scorpio
  • Aspects to Pluto
  • Pluto aspects to the Sun, Moon Mars, Mercury, and Venus.
  • Sun in the 8th house
  • Pluto in the 8th house. 
Copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology April 11 2017