Mercury Retrograde gets lots of attention every time it puts the brakes on, usually of the “Oh no!” variety. Today Diane focuses on its symbolic history, a few astronomical facts, and the gifts— yes, gifts!— it has to offer, as we complete this week’s 3-part episode trilogy of new ways to look at Mercury Retrograde. Relax, enjoy, make these gifts your own, and let us know what you discover.
Your Wow Whispering host Diane has been fascinated since childhood with all things skyward, and today we expand upon this in our series, The Skies Above.
In this series we honor two traditions which were originally united as one: Astrology and Astronomy. Both derive purpose from seeking to understand the nature of life through explorations beyond Earth. From symbolism to science, humanity wants to know more, ever more, about our place in the cosmos. You are invited to explore with us.
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Our Podcast PSA for this episode highlights two organizations.
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The National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc., (NCGR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the standards of astrological education and research.
Along with its U.S. membership it includes a growing number of international members and sponsors 30+ local Chapters in 20 U.S. states and 4 countries. Its Special Interest Groups (SIGs) foster dialog on various astrological specialties and its online education and educational conference bring astrologers from around the world together to grow and to learn together. Their sister organization, NCGR-PAA, allows students to leverage their astrological education into professional certification, and they welcome new members.
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NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA's vision: We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind.
Next For NASA?
Thousands of people have been working around the world -- and off of it -- for decades, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?
Solar System and Beyond
NASA will add to its existing robotic fleet at the Red Planet with the InSight Mars lander set to study the planet’s interior. The Mars 2020 rover will look for signs of past microbial life, gather samples for future return to Earth and investigate resources that could someday support astronauts.
Sending Humans Out into Solar System: Moon to Mars
International Space Station
And even more to come in the areas of Flight, Space tech and Earth studies!