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Big Sky This Week: Brass Rings and Initiates

Brass Rings and Initiates Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. The Happy Ending T here is a brass ring out there with your name on it. In your birth chart, we can locate it where the Moon’s North Node lies by house and in sign; your path to reach it is shown in the aspects to it from natal planets. But that path doesn’t follow a straight line. As the transiting Lunar Nodes trace their 18-year cycle through the zodiac, t...
Tags: Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Virgo, Astrology, Pisces, North Node, Weekly, First Quarter, Venus Rx, Weekly highlights, U S Pacific Time, Elliott Kent Jen


Gemini New Moon: You Name It

I f you’ve ever known a Gemini person (and chances are good you have, since they seem to know everyone), you’ve probably noticed their fondness for nicknames. The Mercury-ruled are staggeringly adept at using just a word or two to sum up an entire human being. This is a mixed blessing, since as we all know too well, nicknames are the ammunition of choice in the adolescent war on self-esteem. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me,” was the favored incantation to wa...
Tags: Mercury, Gemini, Astrology, Spike, Jonny, Kirk Douglas, New Moon, Elliott Kent Jen, Hermes Mercury


This is what aliens would 'hear' if they flew by Earth

There is no sound in space, but if there was, this is what it might sound like passing by Earth.A spacecraft bound for Mercury recorded data while swinging around our planet, and that data was converted into sound.Yes, in space no one can hear you scream, but this is still some chill stuff. First off, let's be clear what we mean by "hear" here. (Here, here!)Sound, as we know it, requires air. What our ears capture is actually oscillating waves of fluctuating air pressure. Cilia, fibers in our e...
Tags: Space, Music, Earth, Italy, Innovation, Universe, European Space Agency, Planets, Isa, Sound, Senses, Mercury, Cosmos, BepiColombo, National Institute for Astrophysics INAF, Kourou French Guyana


Big Sky This Week: May 11-17, 2020

More perfect Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. Putting together the pieces “W here do your ideas come from?” Creative folks are asked this question a lot. As a writer my whole life, I can tell you how I would answer. There are, indeed, those magical, fascinating days when a writer sits down and produces a song, a story, an essay as though we’re simply taking transcription from some divine, unseen source. But mostly, ...
Tags: New Orleans, Leo, Jupiter, Pluto, Venus, Mercury, Capricorn, Astrology, Weekly, Weekly highlights, U S Pacific Time, Elliott Kent Jen, United Astrology Conference


Weekly Astrology Forecast April 27 – May 3, 2020

Excerpt from Patreon – It’s still Mercury’s story on April 28 as he moves into a square with Saturn. It’s a mental block, a problem we can’t solve, a big fat ‘no’ when we were hoping for a ‘yes’. Sometimes this aspect can manifest as getting stuck in negative thinking, especially as Mercury is now in muddy Taurus. It’s possible that we’re also resisting thinking about changes that we need to make. Yet at the same time, Mercury sextiles Ceres encourages us to find ways to thrive in less than idea...
Tags: Ceres, Mercury, Astrology, Astrology Forecasts, weekly Astrology Forecast


Watchdog wants auto insurance hikes suspended amid COVID-19

A Los Angeles-based watchdog group is urging California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to suspend all auto insurance rate hikes through Sept. 1 or for the duration of shelter-in-place restrictions, whichever comes later. Consumer Watchdog notes that Californians are doing virtually no driving amid the COVID-19 pandemic, other than occasional trips to the supermarket. A UC Davis report shows accidents have been reduced by at least half as of April 11, the organization said, yet the state Dep...
Tags: Business, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Farmers, UC Davis, Mercury, Consumer Watchdog, Gavin Newsom, Miller, California Insurance, Ricardo Lara, Lara, Department of Insurance, U C Davis


A pandemic seems like a great time to *checks notes* weaken regulations on toxic pollutants?

In case you weren't panicking enough about the way that ambient environmental factors might be surreptitiously destroying your body, the EPA decided that right now would be a great time to change the rules about how they calculate the risk associated with mercury and other toxic metal factory byproducts. From  : The new Environmental Protection Agency rule does not eliminate restrictions on the release of mercury, a heavy metal linked to brain damage. Instead, it creates a new method of calcula...
Tags: Post, News, Pollution, Epa, Bastards, Environmental Protection Agency, Mercury, Trump, Toxic, Heavy Metals, Oliver Milman, Mercury Poisoning, Epa Regulations, Toxic Content, Lisa Friedman, Emily Holden


Your Complete Guide to California Car Insurance

California currently has over 25 million registered vehicles and over 27 million issued driver’s licenses. The state’s minimum required liability coverage includes a bodily injury liability of $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident, and a property damage liability of $5,000 per accident.California is a tort or fault state, where the party at fault is responsible for the other party’s damages. The average car insurance rate in California is $1,647. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, DMV, Autos, Michigan, Vermont, Mercury, Inrix, GEICO, Auto Insurance, Hoey, Department of Motor Vehicles DMV, DMV DMV, Vehicle Ownership, Ian Hoey


Goodbye, Earth

Some of you probably wish you could be onboard BepiColombo right now, as the space probe whizzes far away from planet Earth.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, European Space Agency, Mercury, BepiColombo


Trump Administration Courageously Ignores the Benefits of Reducing Toxic Mercury Emissions

Humans have long known the health dangers of mercury, but that won’t stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing away with regulations designed to reduce emissions and protect public health. The agency released an update on Thursday that undermines a key rule to lower mercury emissions from coal plants.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coal, Epa, Mercury, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Trump Administration, The Epa Is Still Evil


Junkyard Find: 1983 Mercury Marquis Sedan

Ford squeezed every possible nickel of value out of the rear-wheel-drive Fox platform during its near-20-year production run (longer than that, if you accept the SN95 Mustang as a Fox), and I enjoy tracking down as many Fox variants as possible while I march up and down the rows of my favorite car graveyards. I […] The post Junkyard Find: 1983 Mercury Marquis Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Fox, Ford, Autos, Mercury, 1980, 1983, Marquis, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Ford LTD, Malaise, Malaise Era, Sajeev's Bitter Tears, Fox Body


Mercury mission BepiColoumbo takes its final glimpse of Earth

The craft snaps a parting image as it heads toward Mercury
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Esa, Mercury, Solar System, Emerging Tech, Space News, BepiColombo


The Trump Administration's Proposed Mercury Rollback Is Based on Flawed Analysis

The Trump administration has been trying to dismantle Obama-era mercury regulations since October 2018. It based a decision to rollback the rule based on an analysis the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that found its decision “appropriate and necessary.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Coal, Mercury, Trump, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Trump Administration, Rollbacks


Joint Mission to Mercury makes a ‘goodbye flyby’ of Earth

BepiColombo will get a gravity assist from Earth this week
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Mercury, Solar System, Emerging Tech, Space News, BepiColombo, Joint Mission to Mercury


Love Horoscope for the Week of April 6

If you think about it, your actions now and in the near future are contributing to what will one day be your history. I want you to take that approach with this week of your life, because this can be a time when you change your future history for the better — or for the worse. There’s really only one major impactful, in-your-face transit happening this week, and I’ll get to that in a minute. Otherwise, it’s all pretty much Mercury. Why is that significant? Because Mercury doesn’t necessarily ...
Tags: Mars, Jupiter, Forecast, Pluto, Mercury, Astrology


Ancient Mercury Had the Right Stuff For Life, Surprising New Research Suggests

Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is one of the last places we think about when considering the potential for life in the solar system. New research suggests the planet’s interior once contained the basic ingredients for life, a finding that could change the way we view this toasty, tortured planet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Mercury, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Planetary Science


Mercury’s extremely hot temperatures might help ice form on its surface

Ice on Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may seem impossible. But, could scorching temperatures on that world help form ice? The scorching surface of Mercury, where temperatures can reach 400 degrees Celsius (750 Fahrenheit), may seem to be the last place astronomers might find ice. However, this enormous heat could play a significant role in the formation of ice on Mercury, a new study reveals. Many astronomers believe that most of the water on the Mercury was likely delivered to the surf...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, World, Mercury, Syndication


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 17: All in This Together

Transcript: Episode 017 | Saturn in Aquarius: All in This Together March 16, 2020 Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast, with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here! Today is March 16th, 2020. And with me, of course, is my very favorite internationally-recognized astrologer, my pal, April Elliott Kent. Hey, April. April: Hey Jen. Jen: You are! Don’t roll your eyes. April: I was rolling my eyes. And I have to say my… Jen: She rolled her eyes, e...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Spain, United States, Italy, Moon, Monty Python, Leo, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Venus, Mercury


Love Horoscope for the Week of March 16

On Monday, the gravitational field of a previously-undetected gigantic space whale will cause the planet Mercury to go retrograde again. Ha! Kidding. But seriously, it may very well seem that way. On Monday, Mercury enters Pisces. As you may know, Pisces is considered to be a debilitated placement for Mercury. When it’s in that sign, Mercury doesn’t do its best with the facts, figures and details that planet is normally in charge of. On top of that, Mercury is still in what’s called “the shad...
Tags: Mars, Jupiter, Forecast, Pluto, Mercury, Capricorn, Astrology, Pisces, Mars Jupiter


Rare Rides: The Extra THICC 1970 Mercury Marauder X-100

We all recall the Panther-based Mercury Marauder as the last gasp of large, sporty motoring from Mercury. Today’s Rare Ride is the predecessor everyone forgot — the 219-inch Marauder X-100. The Marauder name started out as a Mercury trim package midway through the 1963 model year. A development for the brand’s full-size cars, there were […] The post Rare Rides: The Extra THICC 1970 Mercury Marauder X-100 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercury


March 2020 Astrology Forecast

Well, after a foray into making videos for the monthly forecast, I’m back to writing it instead. Honestly, the videos take FOREVER to make and if I am investing that much time and energy into a video, I want it to be on content that is ‘green’ rather than transient – there speaks my Sun in Taurus! So, sorry to jump about but well, sometimes you just have to give things a try to see what works. Experimentation is certainly a theme for me at the moment as Uranus prepares to move into my 10th house...
Tags: Sun, Mars, Vesta, Ceres, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Venus, Mercury, Virgo, Capricorn, Aries, Astrology, Pisces, Red Planet


TRANSCRIPT Ep 14 | Retrograde Minds, Cazimi Hearts, Can’t Lose

Transcript: Episode 014 | Retrograde Minds, Cazimi Hearts, Can’t Lose February 24, 2020 Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast, with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here! Today is February 24th, 2020. And with me, as always, to regularly review the week ahead is my remarkable, reflective, reliable friend – and someone I really recommend… astrologer, April Elliott Kent. Hi April! April: Hello Jen! I hear what you did there. You were bringing ...
Tags: Earth, Moon, Lady Gaga, Leo, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Sharks, Pluto, Neptune, Venus, Mercury, Libra, Virgo, Capricorn, Zodiac


Your Horoscope This Week

If you’ve been looking for motivation to start anew, you’ll be supported on Sunday. A New Moon enters Pisces at 10:31 a.m. EST, as Mars trines Uranus. The new Moon encourages us to take action and create change. So this is an excellent day to meditate on our desires. Ask yourself what you want and how you can achieve it. Also on Sunday, material Venus squares against bountiful Jupiter. This makes us more prone to over-indulgence, so avoid going overboard. On Wednesday, a retrograde Mercury is se...
Tags: Fashion, Music, The Sun, Mars, Pluto, Venus, Mercury, Libra, Pisces, Leo Take, Jupiter Share, Jupiter Hold


Love Horoscope for the Week of February 24

Before we get to your weekly dose of love and romance, we need to talk. And I mean that literally, because Mercury is still retrograde. Let’s be honest here: Pisces is not the greatest neighborhood for Mercury to be hanging out in at the best of times. Mercury in Pisces is much better at crafting a thoughtful apology letter than it is at figuring out who to send it to, or whether or not that apology is actually needed. Mercury is getting a number of aspects this week that will make it harder to ...
Tags: Mars, Jupiter, Forecast, Venus, Mercury, Astrology, Pisces


Tarotscopes that slay: New moon in Pisces

Pisces Season is a mystery.  The last sign of the Zodiac doesn’t promise answers to the most profound of life’s questions– it only promises to take us deeper into the questions themselves.  Depending on your relationship with the unknown, Pisces Season can either be a mystical, creative time full of surprise or a miserable slog through your own hidden lose ends.  I’ve had both, sometimes concurrently. I think of Pisces as the sign of the dreamtime, the void and the invisible world. Pisces is th...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Star, Arizona, Angel, Magic, Jesus, Cher, Pacific Ocean, Knight of Cups, Diana Ross, Neptune, Mercury, Capricorn, Zodiac


The New Moon Is In Pisces, & We’ve Got Love On Our Minds

Although we can’t see it, we know it’s there. No, we’re not talking about love. We’re talking about the new moon, which rises in Pisces on February 23. In astrology, new moons are a time for new beginnings and introspection. They’re also a time to start planning ahead, particularly for the next six months, until the full moon rises in the same sign and completes our journey. (For Pisces, that will happen on September 2.) In astrology, the sign of the Fish is known for strong emotions, i...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Pisces, Jupiter Venus, Lisa Stardust


A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 3 and Chapter 2- The Old World: Newton’s Clockwork Universe

A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 3 and Chapter 2- The Old World: Newton’s Clockwork Universe We are reviewing Alister McGrath’s new book, “A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God”.  Chapter 2 is entitled: “The Old World: Newton’s Clockwork Universe”.  McGrath starts the chapter by pointing out how even though science is...
Tags: Religion, Uncategorized, Earth, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Mars, Einstein, Kepler, Neptune, Mercury, Newton, Mcgrath, Alexandria, Bern, Copernicus, Urbain Le Verrier


The First Mercury Retrograde for 2020 By Felissa Rose

Eminent astrology Felissa Rose shares her analysis of the first Mercury Retrograde for 2020. Set your clocks!                      MERCURY RETROGRADE – FEBRUARY & MARCH 2020 It’s  both a new year and a new decade and no doubt there will be lots of changes, but Mercury will still go retrograde. The first time that Mercury goes retrograde this year/decade is February 16 at 7:55 am EST with Mercury at 12 degrees and 53 minutes of Pisces.   On March 9 at 11:50 pm EDT  Mercury will go direct  in ...
Tags: Mercury, Astrology, Pisces, Felissa Rose


Nostalgia is Weird

I followed a link to Vanguard Motors, a purveyor of muscle cars, hot rods, restomods, and other desirable Detroit iron whose site I had not previously explored.As I scrolled down the page of sales listings, I was noting the prices on some of the restored muscle cars and dreading running across a 1970 GTO, a battered and decidedly un-restored example of which I'd briefly owned in the late Eighties.I stumbled across something even worse: A '74 Mercury Comet GT, a slightly sexied up version of the ...
Tags: Guns, Detroit, Mercury, Tam, Vanguard, HOLLEY, Studebaker, Edelbrock, Zoom zoom, My G-g-g-generation, Vanguard Motors


TRANSCRIPT Ep 011 | Saturn Returns We’ve Known and “Loved”

SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 11 (2/3/20) Title: 011 | Saturn Returns We’ve Known and Loved As April faces down her second Saturn return, we explore these important astrological rites of passage, as well as how astrocartography can help you find your place in the world. Plus, this week in the Big Sky: Mercury in Pisces, Venus in Aries, and a Leo Full Moon that reeks of Neptune – complete with disillusionment and drunken chickens. All in under thirty minutes! Special offer for podcast listeners: Wa...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Indiana, San Diego, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Venus, Mercury, Virgo, Aries, Astrology, Pisces, Jen, Fred, Facebook Instagram