This past Thursday I hosted a live, call-in edition of Planet Waves FM. Our topic was listening to men speak up about their perception of gender roles and the impact of rape culture feminist theory. Listen or download the playback above.
And Now for Your Weekly Diary
Mercury stations direct this week, at about 10:57 am EDT on Friday, Oct. 9 (14:57 UTC). For the next five days or so we will move through what some astrologers describe the Mercury storm (a term popularized by Jim Shawvan, but he said he doesn’t remember where he first read about it, and this is apparently lost to history, at least for now).
The storm phase has a technical definition (Mercury moving fewer than so many degrees per day), but the practical or folk definition works — it’s about four days on either side of the station, increasing in intensity as the station occurs. So we’ll be moving through the Mercury storm for a little over a week.
The implication is that the retrograde effects will be more noticeable, though I would say that the use and theme of the retrograde comes into focus and is more accessible.
Remember, there are two primary ways to work with astrology: to see it either as something that happens to us, or as something we work with as a resource, tool or environmental factor.
This particular Mercury station direct has two extraordinary properties. One is that it happens in the first degree of Libra, opposite the Aries Point. That provides an amplifying effect, and an intersection between personal and interpersonal material.