Author name: Midara

Midara has been a consulting astrologer for over a decade. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, personal growth, tough transits, or whatever else, she’s here to help.

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Effects of Mercury Retrograde in the Natal Chart

Whenever people ask about the meaning of retrograde planets in the natal chart, Mercury is always the first planet they mention. This makes perfect sense given how fearsome and frequent Mercury retrograde periods can be. People wonder if having Mercury retrograde means their business or mental affairs are going to be difficult forever.

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Effect Of Retrograde Planets in the Natal Chart

Recently turtle made a request in the forums that I write a series on natal retrograde planets. I let her know that she must be psychic, because I was in the process of working on exactly that! Also, I LOVE requests like this, so I am happy to oblige!

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Do You Have to Love Yourself Before You Love Others?

Since I’ve been on a kick of debunking common self-care myths, let me tackle the biggest one of all: that you have to fully love yourself before you can love and be loved by others. Like most of these ideas, this started with the best of intentions, but has mutated into something that often does

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