Why Mercury Is Not The Retrograde Planet You Really Have To Worry About!

Portions of this article originally appeared on Astrology King

Mercury Retrograde is like the spoiled baby of the planets. It gets all the attention while leaving the other planets by the way side about how they are affecting the people of Earth. Meanwhile Neptune was retrograde for half the damn year and no body talked about it. Neptune must be the middle child and Uranus is the oldest!

Uranus Retrograde 2017 starts on August 3, 2017 at 28° Aries and stations direct on January 2, 2018 at 24° Aries.

Uranus retrograde 2017 is going to awaken some deeply buried fears and anxieties that modern medicine does not comprehend. The cause of any psychotic and neurotic behavior will be the activation of fixed star Vertex by Uranus stationary retrograde. This star is in fact, the Andromeda Galaxy,  on a collision course with our own galaxy the Milky Way.

Planetary aspects associated with Uranus retrograde 2017 intensify these karmic fears of cataclysm. However, memories of ancient disasters are stored in the genes of millions of people. Their collective awakening will promote the collective healing of personal mental illness.

Before I go into more detail about Uranus retrograde 2017, I will talk about what it means to have Uranus retrograde in your natal chart then the general meaning of Uranus retrograde in transit.

Uranus Retrograde Meaning

Uranus retrograde in the natal chart is common to 40% of people. As with Neptune and Pluto, it is not considered as harmful or significant as having an inner planet retrograde, like Venus retrograde, which affects only 7% of the population. However, Uranus retrograde does have a noticeable influence with the rebellious and crazy nature of the planet being enhanced.

It suggests that in a past life, you may have caused much stress and danger to yourself and loved ones because of your rebellious actions. Experimenting with radical methods and ideas may have caused a crop to fail or a loss in battle. Perhaps your selfish need to stand out and be yourself brought shame and loss to you and your family.

Retrograde motion also internalizes the disruptive nature of Uranus. In this life you may feel the shock on the inside as stress, restlessness and impulsiveness. Internal instability can lead to anxiety disorders, spasms, neurotic behavior or rapid personality changes.

Uranus retrograde by position and aspect shows the areas of life, or the personality traits and behaviors, which specifically need extra development. The optimum Uranus nature is intuitive, ingenious and original. A healthy Uranus is eccentric yet comfortable in self-expression. The aim is to be yourself while not upsetting the status quo.

Uranus retrograde in your chart could show as abruptness or egotism. Erratic behavior or unreliability that holds you back. Such traits could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will keep reinforcing the problem area this life, especially during Uranus retrograde phases, until you make the necessary internal changes.

Uranus retrograde in transit is a regular cycle lasting 155 days every year in which the planet moves four degrees backwards through the zodiac. This is a time of inner change in response to external changes in your life. Aspects that Uranus retrograde makes to your chart will give more detail about the type of change and the areas of life affected.

You may have anticipated a major change in your life or tried to initiate change but nothing has happened. In this case, transiting Uranus retrograde will induce the internal changes in attitude or behaviors which are necessary to make the desired change possible.

Often the changes you seek are to allow more personal freedom. Whatever the case, Uranus retrograde lets you process things internally before you manifest the external change once Uranus turns direct.

Another possibility is that you have been disruptive and rebellious, trying to force radical change. Whether your revolution was based on ignorance or the innocence of youth, Uranus retrograde will bring higher self-awareness and insights about the error of your ways. A period of less chaotic internal changes should follow.

Uranus Retrograde 2017

Uranus stations retrograde August 3, 2017 at 28°31′ Aries. Looking at the chart below you will find that Uranus makes no major aspects apart from Uranus trine North Node. The major aspect in the chart is Jupiter square Pluto and that will have influence over Uranus retrograde 2017.  I will discuss that and a minor fixed star within orb of Uranus.

Interpretations of Uranus trine North Node are fairly vague but it should make it easier to adapt to changing conditions. You may seek change in your life that turns out to be positive. Opportunities that do arise will point you in the direction that is best for you, or your souls destined path.

At the mundane level I expect Uranus retrograde trine North Node to result in a shift of the mass consciousness toward socialism and away from the extreme right. This shift may not be observable until after Uranus stations direct. There should be less protectionism in favor of free trading. I also expect a more liberal or open-minded view of immigration, refugees and other social issues like human rights and gender equality. (cough cough)




Fixed star Vertex at 28°05′ Aries is in fact the Andromeda Galaxy. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and is approaching us at over 100 kilometers per second. It is predicted to directly collide with the Milky Way in about 4 billion years. The fate of the Earth and the Solar System from the Andromeda–Milky Way collision is presently unknown.

Fixed star Vertex rules the eyes, pineal and pituitary glands. It Mars-Moon nature can cause neurosis, psychosis or obsession, all problems deep within from the past, personal or collective. Well aspected it gives a healer of these illnesses.

Andromeda Constellation bestows purity of thought, virtue, honor, eminence and dignity, but also battles with chimerical fears and a tendency to become easily discouraged. It gives love between husband and wife and reconciles adulterers. Badly placed in mundane charts it can portend earthquakes.

Jupiter square Pluto makes you want to succeed, and succeed big-time. It could be a pet project or in your career that you feel this intense drive to reach the top. Success, power and influence are all possible but without some care there will be a price to pay. Obsessive and compulsive behavior will not only cause relationship problems at home but can also earn you powerful enemies.

Religious mania or extremism are possible outcomes if you remain single-minded and self-righteous. Instead of narrowing your field of view it is better to gain a wider and more comprehensive knowledge. Travel and mixing with people from different backgrounds will help you avoid any chance of bigotry, xenophobia or other forms of intolerance and ignorance.

A safer way to satisfy your powerful urge to experience life to the fullest is to explore the limits of some societal standards or beliefs. You can still stay within the law of most lands while enjoying some cultural taboos.

These mad behaviors are particularly relevant when associated with Uranus retrograde. This aspect could also exacerbate fears of death and destruction by cataclysm, triggered by fixed star Vertex conjunct Uranus retrograde 2017. Psychotic behavior linked to Uranus retrograde and the fixed star would also be exaggerated by Jupiter square Pluto.


On a level of 1 to hell yeah, how shook in the best way are you right now?!


Vaporslide: The Top Shelf Vape and Bong Accessory For The Holidays


I remember back in 2013 when the first Atmos pens came out, the G pen was the hottest vape pen, and dabbing wasn’t the everyday term for inhaling concentrates. When I heard of dabbing it was some dance move and some YouTube kids were doing “for the haters.”

Fast forward to 2017 and we have numerous ways of dabbing and even more forms of concentrates to inhale. One soars above the rest in my opinion and I have been using it for over 9 months!

Here are 5 reasons why I chose the Vaporslide as one of my Top Holiday Gifts!

1: Conversation Piece AF

You haven’t quite heard the reactions of someone who is blown away until you put your tiny vape pen in the bong and take a monster hit of a concentrate. I have a 2 ft bong and a mini handheld bong and with both, the Vaporslide delivers a fantastic hit. The design is simple and as soon as you show someone what else this handy little gadget can do, you can bet someone is going to be giving these out during the holiday season.


2: Discreet

This is the perfect little companion to take out for a night out! If you don’t want to carry around joints or a glass piece, I suggest snagging one of these gorgeous Rose Gold V2’s before they sell out! This is about the size of a lipstick and can easily be concealed in your hand, clutch, or mini stash bags.

3: Bong Rips

Everyone thinks this is just another vape until you pull out a bong and blow their damn minds! I had a great friend come into Denver from D.C and I showed him how it works. He was blown away and then a couple of weeks later was telling ME about the V2 coming out! I could hear the excitement of this revolutionary new Stoned Essential.


4: Easily Replace Cartridges

These cartridges are only $5 on their website!! If you make your own oil, (we do) you can get the cartridges and just refill them whenever you want. Luckily, my full cart lasts me about 2 weeks at home. During travel, I would suggest bring a couple extra cartridges to hold you over.

5: Longer Battery Life

This is something I noticed when I went to California back in March. I was able to use this the entire 3 day trip without charging it once. It was the perfect addition to the beach side stroll I took on the last day I was there. It even accompanied me to the rooftop bar overlooking Venice Beach where I was able to have a quick drink and got lifted as I watched the sun set over the Pacific.

The battery life is no joke! I tested it out a 5 day music festival in Colorado as a working vendor. The Weedmaps tent crew at Sonic Bloom was obsessed with it and the giant joints we had everywhere were the perfect backdrop.

Needless to say whether you take your bong everywhere or not, you need to have a Vaporslide. It’s the easiest most portable vape that you don’t have to worry about charging. The V2 launch is approaching quickly and you can still get your pre-orders in now.

If you looking for a holiday gift for your favorite stoned parent, friend, or co-worker look no further.

Scorpio New Moon | Neptune Retrograde Ending | Aquarius Moon Thanksgiving

The Week Ahead:

Monday 11.13 |Moon In Libra

While the Moon is in Libra, starting this week brings in a strong attraction for partnerships. Business, marriage, and friendships are formed easily coming from the Libras search for harmony and balance. Also being in the 4th house of childhood, this house holds the memories aka the emotional storage unit you operate from subconsciously.

Venus rules Libra bringing in a desire to make things beautiful. Now is the time for artistic work to combine Venus’s beauty and the intellectual ease of the Air. I Balance: this affirmation during this time will be a great tool to use as situations and desire to care for the needs and wellness of others are addressed.

Venus – Jupiter Trine | Venus in Scorpio | Monday

Scorpio puts Venus in an emotional state during this time and we may feel our relationships are consuming us. Feeling deeply is the theme of this planetary engagement. The yearn for more than the Tinder swipe is prominent as we move into the soul contact aspect of living. Longings for the unforgettable, extreme, and almost taboo contact bring about a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. The want to be consumed by this energy is the vortex of awareness is a driving force in our human body. Having blind faith in relationships may be hard but feelings of vulnerability with this Scorpio energy. Focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want!

This Venus trine naturally brings about a romantic but playful time, helping balance out the deep Scorpio energies. Be prepared for growth in personal and social relationships. Many are in a position to offer opportunities to others, usually with regards to work and career. Socrates and Keanu Reeves were born under a Venus Trine Jupiter, so tap into the cosmic energy withheld in all.

Mercury – Neptune Square | Monday

Moments of wandering thoughts can bring concentration troubles at one point. Communications can be very vague as tendencies to not be tied down any one stance rise up. This is due partly to Neptune’s ability to see many views and perspectives. Creative aspirations are more inclined to succeed during this time rather than detail oriented work, so take a break and tap into source. The feeling of running with intuition is strong but be well aware of a tendency to give up on projects or plans before they even get off the ground.

Venus – Neptune Trine| Thursday

Romantic nature is enhanced through the influence of Venus in the trine aspect to Neptune. With feelings of love enabling you to open your heart and truly feel compassion and kindness. A natural and dreamy-ness about relationships regarding strong emotional ties. Allow love to flow during this time!



Double Scorpio NEW MOON | Saturday

Pluto and Mars rule Scorpio which brings up very strong desires and strong passions. Sometimes this brings up feelings of aggressiveness and the tendency to be very critical. Don’t be surprised if your boss is extra moody!  Everyone is on the edge when it comes to personal insults and offenses when the Moon flows into this sign. Scorpio is suspicious and almost secretive in nature. Key words: Forgive and Forget. !It is a great time to merge with someone on a deep emotional level. The Kundalini energy is stored in the generative system which is where Scorpio has rule in the body. Now would be a great time to start a daily practice!

Good thing the Green Lodge is this day!

Mars – Pluto Square | Sunday

Mars is represented by our primal soul energy. This encompasses our sexual desires, aggression, and survival. It’s now or never to stand your ground in a non domineering way. Avoid being ruthless with ill intention. Stay clear of engaging in the role of the victim as dominant power plays are full effect. Your vibrating higher already and do not need old coded patterns of manipulation to get your heart’s desires.


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Healing Yourself: The Mental Causes of Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them


The Point of Power is Always In The Present Moment. – Louise Hay

Often we say, “That’s the way I am.” or “That’s the way it is”? What we subconsciously are saying is we “believe it to be true for us.” Life experiences definitely mirror our beliefs. In my first marriage I developed some unhealthy mental thought patterns, which resulted in me almost losing my life, and the life of my first son to the toxicity I had developed in my body. Nothing makes you snap out of unhealthy relationships with yourself and others when your life is on the line. How many warning signs do you need though?

From toothaches to UTI’s I have found relief and often times healed, yes healed,  many illnesses by using Louise Hays book Heal Your Body A-Z. Her introduction alone is powerful enough to at least get you to try it.

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The Newest Podcast for the Spiritual and Stoned!

Each week I will be bringing you some juicy information about all the galactic happenings. Each Podcast will include

  • Affirmation of the Day
  • Metaphysical Topic of Discussion (Reiki, Shamanic healing, channeling, etc)
  • Cannabis and Crystal Pairing for Ailments
  • Planetary Alignment of the Day
  • Moon Update
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