Please welcome guest blogger Sharon Leah to Guided by the Stars! Sharon works with Llewellyn's Calendars and Almanacs in our Production department.
Mercury is in apparent direct motion again after being retrograde nearly all of September. Did anyone breeze through this retrograde period unscathed? The winged trickster tagged me. I purchased a new domain name for a Website on September 28 (one of the worst days to conduct business, because Mercury was almost stationary). The domain remained in limbo for several days before it became active on October 2.
While Mercury was retrograde, it slid back into Virgo, where it drew attention to the details of life, and we spent three weeks
I'm 98.7% certain that we are all familiar with the adage "You are what you eat." Domino's Pizza, however, recently teamed up with astrologer Steve Weiss, and determined that, in reality, we eat what we are. Meaning, our tastes are somewhat dictated by our astrological sun sign.
While I'm not sure why Domino's would want to fund such research, they have a valid point; after all, even we at Llewellyn have long had books based on the marriage of astrology and food (for some great meal planning, just check out Sydney Omarr's Cooking with Astrology!).
According to Domino's, As a Leo I should "expect each meal to be a social event, and not care what I'm eating" (I hate people watching me
I came of age in the 1980s. During elementary school, the mnemonic device "My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas" helped me and my fellow students remember the name and order of the nine planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. That's right, Pluto.
Pluto was always the smallest, the coldest, and, it seemed to me, the most forgotten.
The humiliation only increased a few years back when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) decided to define just exactly what a "planet" was. After much hemming and hawing at the general assembly in Prague, a vote was taken (one that constituted only 4% of the IAU's 10,000 members) and Pluto was
Libra, The Balance
September 22 to October 22
Keywords: Harmony, loving, judicial, diplomatic, romantic, charming
Libra is the only sign of the zodiac that is represented by an inanimate object, rather than an animal or human. While this can mean that you live your life to an ideal standard, you need to allow yourself to be fallible and human; it is okay to make mistakes!
Libra is the universal sign of partnership; you feel incomplete without someone to call your own. You are drawn to group activities with friends, placing a high value on mental rapport. You also have an excellent intuition about others. However, be careful: you