Mercury Retrograde Service (Jan 13-Feb 3)

Work begins on Thursday, January 13th. Since this service will be ongoing for the entire time Mercury is retrograde, you can book at any time as long as you still see available slots (which, barring an unusual surge of interest in this service, will be through the 3rd of February).

If there’s one bit of astrology beyond sun sign that everybody knows about, it’s probably Mercury Retrograde. This infamous event happens three times a year, and since Mercury rules things like communication, travel, negotiation, legal stuff, contracts and agreements, it can wreak havoc on all kinds of important areas in your life. So stay in bed, wear fuzzy slippers, don’t sign anything or buy/sell anything, don’t start any new relationships or go on any trips, and for the love of God, don’t touch a computer, or Mercury will nuke your life.

Or so the popular wisdom in some circles goes, anyway 🙂

Not only is that not even possible or practical, it’s also not even necessary. The uproar over Mercury retrograde is a bit overblown in the “public imagination,” and as with anything astrological, how much it affects you and how will depend on your personal natal chart and what areas in it Mercury is affecting.

Having said all that, I still probably wouldn’t buy a new computer while Mercury is retrograde if I had a choice 🙂 But Mercury RX does affect some of us more than others and will sometimes affect us more than usual, and we very often do not have a choice when it comes to things like contracts, technology, court dates, travel, etc.

And this one might wreak a little more havoc than usual, since Mercury is squaring up with Uranus, and Uranus is retrograde right now, so shakeups and the unexpected are kind of on the menu.

If you find Mercury RX tends to wreak havoc in your life, or you have an important Mercury-ruled event coming up during the retrograde period that you cannot control the timing of, or you just want a little added peace of mind during this transit, that’s what this community ritual service is designed for.

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

Moment of Truth: Mercury conjunct Venus and Pluto Service

Lights will be set beginning on December 29, but the effects of this transit will be felt for some time yet, so there’s definitely wiggle room with booking late. 

Normally, Mercury conjunct Venus is great – we can be smooth talkers, communicate clearly with business associates and loved ones, confess our love for someone, even “pop the question.”

But Venus is doing a long sojourn conjunct Pluto this season (for most of December, and the cycle won’t be over until March), and Dec 29-30 are something of a trigger point for an acute phase of this transit. And Pluto? Pluto wants to peel back our layers just about down to the bone so we can face the really deep shit that makes us tick. Taken all together and shaken not stirred, the simplest way to describe this sort of energy is probably “Scorpionic.” On steroids.

You want to rip off the bandage, rifle through the disavowed junk drawers of your psyche, figure out why you are attracted to a certain type of person, why you repeat a certain type of pattern, even why you like a certain type of thing in bed? Want to sit down and grill your significant other about deep and foundational elements of your history and dynamic together, no matter how uncomfortable? Super! This transit is perfect for you and wow, are you ever gonna learn a lot.

Not quite ready to wrench the door off the closet and greet the psychic skeletons all at once? Is digging for the “truth” at any and all cost not your cup of tea, and maybe you’re more of a one-trauma-at-a-time versus let’s-dump-the-whole-suitcase-out-right-now type? Are you feeling a little more John than Sherlock where it comes to emotions and dynamics [BBC versions]? Then pay attention and tread carefully.

This is dark stuff in the realm of Venus – what folks sometimes call “shadow work,” and all about what makes us tick in terms of our subjective experiences, likes and dislikes, what we find pleasure in, what is at the root of various feelings we have. Of course it doesn’t have to be catastrophic – much depends on us and our development and our own natal chart stuff. And this can be an opportunity to finally really grok some things and get at what we really want (and Pluto would generally like to inform us that if we think we already know this, we are wrong, and he has some revelations for us… and Pluto’s revelations are rarely kind and gentle). Pluto’s transformative power is immense, and Pluto aims to transform our minds and our hearts so that there are no secrets between them.

But the light side to all this shadow is that we can come out of this with profound new self-knowledge that enables us to transform our relationships – with ourselves, with money, with others – and it’s the kind of knowledge that can enable us to truly and efficiently “cut and clear” so that we aren’t wasting our energy and time with things that no longer fit or serve well. And then, of course, we can turn that energy and time towards what will in 2022.

This service is designed to help you navigate this Plutonian guidance with grace, equilibrium, and compassion (for yourself as well as others).

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

Mercury Retrograde Remediation Service – Sep 26-Oct 18

If there’s one bit of astrology beyond sun sign that everybody knows about, it’s probably Mercury Retrograde. This infamous event happens three times a year, and since Mercury rules things like communication, travel, negotiation, legal stuff, contracts and agreements, it can wreak havoc on all kinds of important areas in your life. So stay in bed, wear fuzzy slippers, don’t sign anything or buy/sell anything, don’t start any new relationships or go on any trips, and for the love of God, don’t touch a computer, or Mercury will nuke your life.

Or so the popular wisdom in some circles goes, anyway 🙂

Not only is that not even possible or practical, it’s also not even necessary. Frankly, I’ve always thought the uproar over Mercury retrograde is way overblown in the “public imagination,” and as with anything astrological, how much it affects you and how will depend on your personal natal chart and what areas in it Mercury RX is affecting.

Having said all that, I still probably wouldn’t buy a new computer while Mercury is retrograde if I had a choice 🙂 But Mercury RX does affect some of us more than others and will sometimes affect us more than usual, and we very often do not have a choice when it comes to things like contracts, technology, court dates, travel, etc.

If you find Mercury RX tends to wreak havoc in your life, or you have an important Mercury-ruled event coming up during the retrograde period that you cannot control the timing of, or you just want a little added peace of mind during this transit, that’s what this community ritual service is designed for.

Ritual service involves setting of dressed, fixed lights, among other things, and these generally burn for about 5 days. If you’d like to have lights set continuously during the period of Mercury retrograde, you can book the additional lights as an add-on. Or if you’d just like an offertory or votive light set for a shorter duration, perhaps right before an important meeting, you can do that, too.

Please note that community altar work services do not come with individual readings/reports, though I will post at least one photo of the work to the Discord “forum,” which you’ll receive an invitation to after you book if you’re not already a  member.

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

Mercury Retrograde service, bonus rewards points

If you find Mercury RX tends to wreak havoc in your life, or you have an important Mercury-ruled event coming up during the retrograde period that you cannot control the timing of, or you just want a little added peace of mind during this transit, that’s what this community ritual service is designed for – to help you navigate this round of Mercury retrograde with minimum fallout.

Work begins on Saturday, May 29th. There is some wiggle room and you can book late as long as you still see available slots.

Learn more or book your spot at Seraphin Station.

Community altar work services focused on a particular goal or area and with a limited number of “seats” for each working are a great compromise between big workings open to any number of folks (inexpensive but with little customization available) and hiring a worker to do 100% custom, private services just for you (completely tailored to you but often considerably more expensive since the cost of time and materia magica are not being shared by more than one person).

Participants are invited to my client Discord server where they can ask questions, chat with me and other participants, and see photos of the work in progress. Joining the server is not mandatory, but a lot of clients like the option to have ongoing convos “backstage,” as it were, and in fact, some have been there continuously since I started offering community altar work services last year, and it’s actually become a little community – and everybody in it is really cool. No question-shaming or anything like that 🙂


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Last call for Mercury conjunct Chiron healing service

Phase I of the Mercury Conjunct Chiron community altar work healing service began this morning. There’s a little window of time where you can still join up, but it’s closing tonight at midnight Central.

This is multi-phase work spanning a bit over a month, and you need to have all the phases or there’s no point. So once phase I is over, that’s it – there’s no way to squeeze in. You can read more about it or book a spot at Seraphin Station.

Those of you who booked earlier will get your Discord links by this evening, God willing – we had an appointment with the ISP repair person yesterday, but they never showed up. And it’s been raining all day today. So the altar work is going fine, since it doesn’t need electricity or wifi, but the emailing – not so smoothly 🙂

Mercury Conjunct Chiron Healing Service – April-May 2021

Mercury conjunct Chiron is an especially opportune time to reflect on and come to terms with past emotional wounds, ultimately turning it into an opportunity to heal longstanding hurts.

Since it’s Mercury transiting Chiron, it’s touching especially on the realms of words (including thoughts), whether they’re your own (such as habitual negative self-talk) or someone else’s (such as returning to a memory of cruel words someone once said when you’re stressed out).

You may know intellectually that your inner critic is a little too critical or the person who said cruel things to you was being an asshole, but this intellectual knowledge may not be enough to keep you from getting swept up in the emotional response despite your best intentions. In short, there are wounds that do not simply heal with time. Unprocessed, they can lead us to hurt ourselves and even others if we lash out defensively when feeling unsettled or attacked.

Visit Seraphin Station to read more about this community altar work service and how it’s designed to support you as you work towards articulating a real response to these sorts of recurring wounds that short-circuits their power for good.