It’s Mercury Recovery Time!
Were you affected by the muddle, mayhem and mess of Mercury Retrograde recently? The reason you may have been personally affected was simple. Leo factors in your chart. We’ve been experiencing not only Mercury (communication and information) getting stuck in this zodiac sign, but also the North Node (which puts you on repeat) and strangest of all, eclipses in the sign of Leo as well.
Just to Make You Feel Better…
Just to make you feel better, astrologers like me don’t escape. Sure, we can try to work around, but everybody with Leo factors in their charts – like me – was hit by this seriously odd astro-weather. What was it good for? Rehearsals. In fact, anything with a ‘re’ in front of it, goes really well on this cycle, because it’s all about repetition, rescheduling, rethinking and reappraising.
You’ll notice that Asporea, my website design company, made all their amazing new changes to this site, across this period, but timed the actual launch for the New Moon on the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September. Now that’s what I call a result. I hope you agree. I love the new look!
Sometimes, though, what turns up on Mercury Retrograde is just plain strange, and I wanted to let you know, ahead of time, that my Penguin/Michael Joseph book now on pre-sale – The Secret Language of the Stars – has been hit by this cycle.
The Secret Language of the Stars
This is me with my friend, the well-known Vedic/Indian astrologer Sonal Sachdeva who is helping me with software calculations and tables for the new book, which is about the common horoscope language shared by Western and Eastern/Asian signs, resulting in 144 amazing new profiles – not just 12.
I’m very lucky to have friends in Japan (where you might have caught my Vogue predictions a few months ago) at the Elaura festivals in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, where I have just accepted an invitation to speak to my Japanese readers in 2019. This is another key part of that language.
I’m happy to confirm pre-sales at Amazon Japan are available now. And thanks to everyone with a Kobe reader in America who just bought The Secret Language of the Stars on pre-sale and got it to 236 in the bestseller list, four months before it goes on sale. American horoscopes are the other language you’ll see woven into the new book.
Despite the best efforts of Penguin/Michael Joseph, though, you might still see this hardback book for sale, and its e-book equivalent, appearing underneath two or three other titles. You may even see it described as a book about the Chinese zodiac (um, no) and about the sign of the hedgehog, salmon and fox. No again. I just wanted to pass that on to you, in case you are coming across any pre-sales websites where that’s occurring!
Mercury Retrograde indeed.
How to REcover From Mercury Retroshade
Mercury Retroshade at the end of the Mercury Retrograde cycle is the shady, shadowy, strange part where you get to see exactly what has been going wrong – and where – and why. Then, you resurface, recover, repair, reimagine, reinvent and all other useful ‘re’ words that describe your recent experiences.
I just wanted to reassure all of you who came along to my event at The Astrological Lodge of London in May (where I spoke about you waitlisting for signed copies of The Secret Language of the Stars for 2019) that this is exactly the book I have been writing for you.
And, if you’ve been affected by this astro-weather too, you can trust in the process that’s now unrolling, as from November 2018, when the Node leaves Leo, that’s the last of any repeat-repeat-repeat in your life.
And mine too, I hope. I will keep you updated as Penguin/Michael Joseph keep updating me, about the situation!