Mercury Retrograde Warning

By Holiday Mathis

March 5, 2019 6 min read

When you think about it, weaponry has developed vastly over the course of human history, but words are still among the worst of weapons. Words are also the best tools for organizing life and creating relationships and managing society at large. Mercury retrogrades today, with a warning to use your words very carefully in the weeks to come.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). While worrying alone does not solve problems, realizing that there's something that could go wrong is step one. Step two is figuring out what to do to about it: How to avoid it, or how to better prepare for that possible outcome.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're interested, and now there's an opportunity to dip your toe into the proverbial pool. You won't have to totally immerse yourself to satisfy your curiosity and gain some experience.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Not everyone is comfortable sharing feelings. Some people you know are very encouraging and supportive and yet not demonstrative. Still, you can feel the love and compassion whenever you're in their presence.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's your goal to be compassionate and respectful, though you may not have articulated it quite like that. There are people you admire that embody those qualities and you want to be like them. In fact, you already are.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Everyone is observing something different at any given moment. You'll share memories, compare notes and be surprised at which details stand out to other people.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To enjoy and be friendly with people without feeling compelled to spend a lot more time with them than necessary is the definition of "acquaintanceship." Who crosses to the next level? Choose carefully.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a complaint. You're right about it. But it's not something that you'll be able to change today. Accept it, and log it in your mental banks for now. Solutions and opportunities will come. Stay positive.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you assume the door is locked, then you won't be able to open it. Don't assume. Watch the others. Maybe the door is heavy and needs a shove, or temperamental and needs a jiggle of the handle. Watch and copy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A live streaming camera can tell you what life is like now on the Las Vegas Strip, a city square in Madrid or the jungle of Costa Rica. Looking around helps you appreciate both the world and what's going on in your part of it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Sometimes it feels like you're the only one around using rational thought in a culture that prefers letting the person with the biggest ego call the shots regardless of what's logical. Stay rational.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Maybe it looks like the side you're on doesn't have a chance, but this is early in the game. Besides, if you're confident enough to take action, then you've already won.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To get things done your way at the price you'd prefer would be wonderful, but it's not in the offering. The good news is that the compromise that is in the offering will be better in the end anyway.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 5). You'll spend time with people who, though they are from different parts of the world, seem to be made from the same soul material as you are. Doing well on an intellectual or academic test in April helps you to leap forward in your purpose. Financial gain comes from communicating your ideas very well. Sagittarius and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 14, 22 and 36.


1. The large asteroid 84-Klio is named for the Greek Muse of history and is currently in the constellation Auriga.

2. The name "Clio" is derived from a Greek root meaning "to celebrate."

3. History is an art not a science.

4. History is typically told by the war-winners, the power-players, the dominant forces on the scene. Therefore, history is never the truth; it's only a truth.

5. History changes and evolves with humanity.

6. If you don't take charge of your own history, someone else will. If you care about your story enough to shape it and tell it your way, then it will have a chance of living on in that manner. If not, your story is vulnerable to the whims of whoever tells it.

7. History must be told again and again. No one remembers a story told to them once. Enduring history is told until it forms grooves in our individual and collective consciousness.

8. Some believe that a person dies twice, once when they stop being alive, and then again when they stop being remembered.

9. To take up the cause of telling the story of the conquered, overlooked, oppressed and little-known is a noble cause.

10. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" — Philosopher, George Santayana.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Eva Mendez has confessed that she'd rather be home with her husband, Ryan Gosling, and their two young children than walking the red carpets of Hollywood. But that doesn't mean that the Pisces actress and fashion designer won't return to big-screen projects sometime in the future. She was, after all, born when the moon was in Leo, the sign that rules children and also the entertainment business.

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