In the land of the brave, in a city street of the free, George Floyd coulda been you, but more likely, he coulda been me! Unarmed, pinned down for 8minutes 46 seconds, Minneapolis police suffocated Big Floyd’s humanity, by an inhumane act, of deeply ingrained police brutality! #EnoughIsEnough of this #BurningInjustice, inflaming volcanic violence, Emergency curfews can’t quench complicity & silence! So how can we sleep when #GeorgeFloyd can no longer breathe? As yet another bewildered family, inconsolably grieves”. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd#BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter

Saint Valentine’s Day dawns

chirrupping birdsongs.

Code red alerting hot-headed romantics:

Venus in Aries, Mars in Sagittarius

time for birthing an early Spring fever.

Burnishing Cupid’s arrows

striking alight all zodiac signs ABLAZE!

Like fireworks out of control

lost in the evanescence of Neptune’s foggy maze.

But thank you Saint Valentine

For warming up, softening hard-hearted humanity;

Elevating Love upon the firebird’s wings of desire,

Hot-air balloon-sized, pulses pulsating higher & higher.

St.Valentine whispers:

Hello! Dreamy Mercury in Pisces

free flowing with the Scorpion’s Moon

simmering ‘s-shaped’ in her watery depths:

salty, saucy, savoury, spicy, sultry

releasing red-hot steam

with your Valentine.

Hello everyone.

Happy New Year greetings.

Especially as it’s a brand new decade!

The last ten years has literally flown by!

It’s been bittersweet as our maternal GrandMother Anna Adjoua Ameeyah sadly passed away unexpectedly in hospital on December 26th 2019 aged 96 years!

May her soul rest in eternal peace x

#BlackFriday, huh!

Well, how about #SuperSaturday?

but only if you bring #chocolate #icecreamsundae

and #TellMeOnASunday #BloodySunday

for comforting solace on #RemembranceSunday.

Why is it we #Don’tLikeMondays #ManicMondays?

but spend like crazy on #CyberMonday?

only to regret January’s sobering #BlueMonday!

So is this farewell, goodbye #RubyTuesday?

no more #humping trysts on #WickedWednesdays!

High[way] maintenance, much? Going your way or my way!

But with gratitude for #Thank$givingThur$day

Far less solemn than #MaundyThursday;

#Rejoice for the #Resurrection on #EasterSunday

the sweetest relief after the #LongGoodFriday.

Because now eclipsing #TGI Fridays

nestling in-between

#TheLongest Day & #theshortestday

is #BlackFriday, huh!

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing, I‘ve attempted to encapsulate below what that monumental experience could’ve felt like. As well as addressing contemporary pressing issues: the fragility of Mother Earth; home/homelessness; women in space as well as the astro phenomenon of Mercury retrograde in the signs of Leo and Cancer [69] and hence all the “re” words!

Mercury retrograde Leo & Cancer:

Really retrograde Leo? Restrain your fiery mother tongue!

Retract shameful chants: sending congresswomen home!

Remember that when courting votes; wherever we lay our hearts

Resident or of no-fixed-abode, extra-terrestrial’s right to call anywhere home, sweet home.

Rethink polarizing agendas, alienating the fragmenting human race;

The fourth house: our ancestral roots, maternity’s natural dwelling place.

Treasure trove of silverware, House of gold.

Memories for many lifetimes, and stories of old.

A House of Representatives, Houses of Parliament;

Be resilient like plants, resolute animals in the harshest environments.

Rehouse and shelter us Gaia Pangaia, as houses divided cannot stand;

restore severed umbilical cords, lost in space, adrift from the Motherland.

Reassure us when cherished dreams are curtailed,

Retrograde Mercury’s Tarot ship of fools has sailed!

Restock the Love Shack, requistion life-jackets for the Love Boat;

Rehandle survival ropes, bring to safe harbour perilous voyages of migrant boats.

Beat-a-retreat far, farwaway from the roar of maddening Earthling crowds;

Reseek sanctuary and solace when there’s no easy-peasy peace to be found


Mother craters and Mother lodes, Mother Nature and Mother Earth;

Roaring like Megan Rapinoe: goal-scoring for fun on Lyon’s Astroturf.

Remebering THAT memorable, Summer of nineteen 69

Black & White TV: grainy mooonbeams, shadowy moonshine.

So let’s celebrate our Lunar home, notwithstanding

Reliving global nostalgia: Apollo 11′s epic moon landing!

Emergency drill? readopt the crablike missionary position,

but should mother tongues slip: ground control, Houston intermission!

Awaiting impatiently close to the Sea of Tranquility,

First women moonbathing in the Sea of Fecundity!

Re: first women in space:

Cosmonaut’s Valentina Tereshkova & Svetlana Savitskaya,

Astronaut Sally Ride [RIP] first woman, space-walking the moon;

Relaying cables, void-of-course, Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune.

Retune radio settings: The Apollo, Harlem and live from the Moth;

Released from Baywatching duties, hirsute man, the Hoff!

Repositioning the flag: Neil Alden Armstrong & Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr

Repaging Mike Collins, alone aboard Columbia, the Mothership,

Rescrambling comms: Solar and partial lunar Eclipses.

Alas! NOT every womb is blessed with labor pains and fruits of successful pregnancy;

Resume mother talks: womenstrual mooncups, the pros and cons of surrogacy.

Reciting prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help!

Renourish us oysters and prawns & moondust-free seaweed kelp.

Oh Sisters of Mercy, Mother Superior, haven’t you heard?

Reconsole the wailing and weeping of the inconsolable Mothers of the Disappeared.

Reframe mother-in-law jokes; rehabilitating mothers-from-hell;

Rejected like Eve; revengeful Medea, her offspring’s death-knell.

Reappraising the reality of motherly guilt and the mother of all sins,

Return to Love, astro people ’cause tenacious, nurturing Love wins.

(c) Myke Kofi 2019

Inspired by the astronauts and cosmonauts; and T& O of

I wrote this short piece for Melissa’s birthday, April 26th, 2019. Formerly of Astrostyle, Melissa is forging a new direction as a Reiki healer in Seattle, USA.

Birthday ode to Melissa,

I confess I’ve missed ya!

Is your Taurean mantra: reduce, reuse or recycle?

Recited at least forty-four times like the BareNakedLadies

name-checking Leanne Rimes!

Who could forget your Astrostyle makeover tee:

“Heavenly Earth, Talk dirty to me!”

But why, waste precious time (ahem) talking?

So before you go, please pass the tissues;

Somehow, I need to heal my “mama issues”.

Birthday ode to Melissa.

(c) Myke Kofi, April 2019.

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Mercury retrograde Pisces from [March 5th/6th to March 27th/28th, 2019]is inspired by Tali & Ophi Edut of

Myke Kofi has dedicated this ode to the late, great American poet Mary Oliver; and to the late “Daydream Believer” Peter Tork of the Monkees. May their great souls rest in eternal peace )-(

Mercury retrograde Pisces…)-(…


The deepest scuba dive into the emotion oceans;

Trickster Mercury dissolving regular communications.

At first, a trickle of raindrops opening the floodgates;

unleashing cyclone Idai, revealing shadowy reprobates.

Typhoons and tsunamis, storms and tempests;

Regaling showpony tales of scantily-clad conquests.

Like Piscean Stormy Waters: assets overflowing her 36DD cup;

Retrograde Mercury kissing ass, the only way from thisis UP!

Mercury retrograde Pisces:reversing your daily flow

Mars in Taurus: accentuating theretreat into the slow

lane of real…

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Mercury retrograde Pisces from [March 5th/6th to March 27th/28th, 2019] is inspired by Tali & Ophi Edut of

Myke Kofi has dedicated this ode to the late, great American poet Mary Oliver; and to the late “Daydream Believer” Peter Tork of the Monkees. May their great souls rest in eternal peace )-(

Mercury retrograde Pisces…)-(…


The deepest scuba dive into the emotion oceans;

Trickster Mercury dissolving regular communications.

At first, a trickle of raindrops opening the floodgates;

unleashing cyclone Idai, revealing shadowy reprobates.

Typhoons and tsunamis, storms and tempests;

Regaling showpony tales of scantily-clad conquests.

Like Piscean Stormy Waters: assets overflowing her 36DD cup;

Retrograde Mercury kissing ass, the only way from this is UP!

Mercury retrograde Pisces: reversing your daily flow

Mars in Taurus: accentuating the retreat into the slow

lane of real life that’s become too hectic electric

So farewell Uranus in Aries!

Welcome instead, impulsive Aries transiting wound healing Chiron

whether you be mermaids, mermen or enchanting cosmic sirens.

Reclining on the clinic couch with Virgoan psychoanalysts;

Changeling muses,mizChartreuse’s Piscean amethyst.

Subconsciously dreaming of surrealist Salvador Dali,

planning it by the planets with Ophira & Tali.

Ahoy there! Blue planet: what can we do, now we know?

In serious peril, the oceanic legacy of Jacques Costeau.

For our children’s children it is crystal clear to see

weeping for so many plasticized fishes, floating lifeless

twenty thousand leagues under the sea!

Oink! In this year of the Earth Pig/wild boar:-

Every retrograde moment: an interminable Groundhog day!

with Mercury baiting Pisces in every which way

Hook, line and sinker!

Rendering your Pisces peace in bits and pieces?

We must reawaken from this nightmare with primeval screams;

Regurgitating snakes like organic chemist, Kekule’s benzene dream.

So in remembering that “to err is human, to forgive is divine”;

Resurface from the depths with pearls of wisdom sublime.

For when dreams become a nightmare, dragnetted in Poseidon’s lair;

Take slow.deep.breaths. Reciting over and over the “Serenity Prayer”.


  2. Stormy Waters a.k.a Daniels born as Stephanie Gregory Clifford on March 17th, 1979 [source: wikipedia]
  3. Salvador Dali, surrealist painter and eccentric [May 11th 1904 to January 23rd, 1989].
  4. Friedrich Kekule, German organic chemist [September 7th 1829 to July 13th, 1896].
  5. “To err is human…” published in 1711 in: “An essay on criticism, part II”. Written by the English poet Alexander Pope [May 21st, 1688 – May 30th, 1744]
  6. “The Serenity Prayer” is attributed to the Protestant theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr [June 21st, 1892 – July 1st, 1971]; and adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous since 1941. ***

*To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig/wild boar,

which starts February 5th, 2019 until January 20th, 2020.

*This ode is also inspired by the Astrotwins, Tali & Ophira Edut.

I highly recommend checking out their prolific and insightful work at and across social media platforms e.g. @astrotwins.

*I am also dedicating the Earth Pig ode to our embattled humanity at this time of unprecedented upheaval: socioeconomic; gender identity & political; ecological/enviromental and technological etc.

Ode to the Earth Pig/wild boar:-

Channelling Peppa Pig and Miss Piggy;

oinking and squealing: Ahoy there Babe!

Jupiter in Sag scanning new horizons,

triangulating the fixed stars with your astrolabe.

Marie Kondo-ing teenage pigsties?

Transform the space into something palatial;

with out-of-the box decluttering, feng shui-ing the spatial.

Perhaps, this Chinese New Year: a remarkable lookback to 1959;

authentically sourced from the Bay of Pigs:

vintage pork scratchings and organic pigswill wine.

Oink drunk, anyone? Squeal!

Many breeds of pigs: the Berkshires & Tamworth’s; Gloucester Old spots & British Saddlebrooks; Large whites and Duroc!

Pig’s blood, pig’s bladders: pig farming stories galore

Piggery and fierce battles about territorial wild boars.

Wild boars have animal rights – so why we treat ’em so abominal?

Let’s gather and talk: a year to be real in the real world communal.

Earth signs: a stellar year for hogging the limelight

Giddily, higgedy-piggedy like new Love at first sight!

Air signs: lucid dreaming, endlessly sighing

For that Groundhog day when guinea-pigs might be flying!


For all of us: an industrious year rebuilding the Piggy-bank;

Getting sweaty like Betty, refueling troughs, sluicing pig tanks.

New-born piglets, moon pigs and savoury pigs-in-blankets;

Adopting-a-piglet anyone? And calling the sow, Hilary Swanket!

How do you like your pig meats:

strictly halal or religiously kosher?

Vegan sausage rolls disrupting long held notons.

Rethinking what it means now: bringing home the bacon

Does the Love you give match the Love you’ve been taking?

What’s mine is yours, and hopefully, what’s your is mine:

But damn you diamond pigs! Casting my pearls before swines!

Let’s embrace pregnant pauses: no reasons, just because…

Street people on the catwalks:

Abigails-in-pigtails and the three little piglets;

Spring fever’s breaking news:

very special deliveries of IVF triplets

named: and sow! and sow!! and sow!!!

A year perhaps for radical cures for skin depigmentation,

Uranus in Taurus sanctions earthy wild boar-ish celebrations.

Maybe we might seek prophylaxis before swine-flu’s re-emergence,

Jupiter in Sag sanctions luxury and enlarges pig-sized decadence.

Marie Antoinette’s pig-headed piglets snorted: Let them eat cake!

A biblical tale: two thousand pigs herded headlong into a lake.

Tina Turner in Mad Max mumbled something ’bout pig****

Let’s resolve the US Federal shutdown and no-deal Brexit!

A year to indulge a little more fun, fun, fun!

Admire why don’t you Porky Pig’s “nice buns”?

Adios! ditching too much plastic and monotype Barbie dolls;

Controlling-alt-deleting fascist, pig-headed trolls!

Alas, if you’re caught playing piggy-in-the middle:

Celebrity love triangles, Neptune’s fantasy threesomes,

Let’s make this Earth Pig year kinder and awesome!

(c) Myke Kofi, February 2019.

Reference sources & suggested further reading:-

  2. Astrolabe. An astronomical measuring device [wikipedia, accessed December 22nd, 2015]
  3. Poetic licence to make up the fictional name Hilary Swanket.
  4. Wild boar animal rights inspired by “Boar wars rages in the Forest of Dean [UK]”. In the Times [paper edit], Saturday, November 24th 2018 page 3.
  5. Pig farming businesses. In the Financial Times [weekend edit]. June 30th/July 1st, 2018.
  6. “Two thousand pigs” in the New Testament Gospel of Mark; where “an unclean spirit called Legion” was commanded to enter into a herd of 2,000 pigs; rushing headlong into a nearby lake.

Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius…

[November 16th thru’ December 6th, 2018]

*Inspired by Tali & Ophi of

**Dedicated to the people of Paradise & Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

following the devastating wildfires of November 2018**


Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius,

The global situation’s precarious.

Remember the map’s not the territory,

Rerouting nomadic flights, Neptune fantasies.

Returning to sender: one-way ticket(s) to Mars, anyone?


Re: Life’s marathon, not just a sprint;

Retrospective inaction: we’ll get Mercury’s hints.


Remember the philosophic Aristotle, Plato & Socrates?

Received wisdom, recyclable armchair philosophies.

               But could their time be up?

Reintegrating the feminine: the good, badass and the fugly!

Ready for new femlosophers: Sheroes & Sheagles on Astro TV?


Rebuild Paradise Lost amidst unquenchable wildfires;

Rescueing what we can from the charred funeral pyres.


Reappraising halcyon days, perhaps a misspent youth?

Reclaiming manipulated versions of your authentic Truth!


Remarkable archer: Robin  Hood, legendary Prince of Thieves;

Rediscover lost kingdoms: Atlantis & Lemuria, Memphis & Thebes.


Retrograde Mercury’s brief dalliance in mysterious Scorpio;

Retrieving Cupid’s arrows, restringing Stradivarius’s violin bow.


Ready for resurgent hope & optimism? Joyful brio?

Rejoice! Femlosophers Tali & Ophi command it so.

(c) Myke Kofi 2018.


  • Socrates c.470-399 BCE, Before the Common Era [wikipedia, Nov. 20th, 2018]
  • Plato c.428/427 or 424/423 to 348/347 BCE [-ditto-]
  • Aristotle c.384 to 322 BCE [-ditto-]
  • Antonio Stradivarius, 1644 to December 18th, 1737 [-ditto-]
  • Memphis & Thebes in: The Black Pharoah’s. National Geographic, February 2008.