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  • This astrological, retrograde phenomenon runs from August 12/13th thru’ September 5th/6th, 2017.
  • Time to triple check all communications, travel plans and back-up your back-ups.
  • And expect the unexpected!
  • I trust you enjoy reading as I have had writing x

Retrograde Mercury in Virgo

revisiting, rerouting us

rescheduling, rewiring us

redrawing lines, retracing steps.


Re-finding misplaced, rainbow pussy hats;

Resourceful Virgo. Eagle-eyed like that.

Resolutely thoughtful, a muted mutability;

Retro-shading all our Senses and Sensibilities.

Reveal and conceal: is that your Jane Austen bodice ripper?

Replay then delayed: telegrams aboard steamship clipper.


Retrograde Mercury in Virgo:

re-imagining us, with the minimum of fuss.

Redefining, recreating,

Reclaiming and renaming us

Like a Shakespeare play

re-crafting, recasting

re-writing, re-editing

re-issuing, re-posting

re-blogging, re-tweeting

reprinting, republishing us.


Renegotiating our basic human rights.

Respecting intellectual property rights.

Reaffirming reproductive, fertility rights;

Reciting the solemn Patriarchal last rites.


Retrograde Mercury in Virgo:

re-directing us: a Sam Shepard play;

re-enacting an earthy roll in the hay.

Replicating fruit-flies; recombinant DNA.

Rendering morphed mutants redundant. Evolution’s ruthless way!


Recognises your unspoken foreplay; trusting nature’s instincts.

Remembering maternal; yielding only to the subtlest hints.

Reconstructive surgery; regenerative medicines.

Regenerating time lords as human-android citizens.


Revitalizing sluggish, stagnant revenue streams.

Re-inhaling Ayahausca. Totally recalling lucid dreams.

Re-purposing traditional herbs; still good as new

Re-tilling the soil in the morning dew.


Repairing wounded Earth. Virgo’s eco healing.

Rekindling relationships; deep forsaken feelings.

Reuniting Oscar Wilde with his long-lost Bosie*

Re-sleuthing lost cases ’cause Virgo’s kind of nosey.


Resolving to separating the wheat from the chaff. And oh

Really? Another #White House media gaffe!

Retrograde Mercury in Virgo: sandwiched by game-changing Eclipses

Reality bites: surely, no one can miss this.

Electrifying Aquarius, partial lunar; then Leo roaring, total solar

Re-setting satellites; resonating sonar.


Repelled by repugnant, reprehensible acts

distorted truths; w.t.f. alternative facts! And

Repealing basics, universal affordable care?

Re-read Virgo lips, Senators? Please, don’t you dare.


Rethinking the unthinkable, reigning the impeachable;

Relearning history, alas, repeating the inevitable?

Reclassifying information: strictly on “the need to know”

Reaping what we sowed, reaping what we’ve sown.


Re-investigating elections, and the FBI repercussions

Re-transcending hate with love, KGB Russians

Re-striving for perfection, the sixth Herculean task;

Really Virgo: is there nothing too much to ask?


Redoubling efforts, re-employing elbow grease;

Re-scrutinising the minutiae hidden in the lease.

Re-opening windows, re-hinging doors;

Re-scouring kitchens, re-scrubbing floors.


Redeeming coupons, thrift-store vouchers;

Re-setting passwords, refreshing browsers.

Re-stacking shelving, re-polishing brass;

Replanting seeds,  re-feeding grass.


Redeeming broken-hearts, Pisces pieces.

Rescuing humanoid-androids in distress;

Restoring faith and hope, rectifying the mess.


Then, at last:


Re-emerged from the trickster’s backspin

Replenished, respectful, reverential

Retrieved treasures buried deep within?

Re-organised disorder into harmony;


Restored a new order, into our disorderly courts;

Restarted afresh: missions chaotic? Then simply abort!

Rejoice: O’ Virgo Regina guiding us thru’

Retrograde Mercury in Virgo.

(c) Myke Kofi 2017

Inspired by and various Virgo muses.


Father’s Day. June 18th, 2017


Let’s hear it for our awesome dads!

Traditionally, the family’s unsung heroes.

Some reassigned, new gender as sheroes.


Some denigrated for their arm-waving ‘dad dancing’

prompted by magical memories: youthful romancing.

Some harshly relegated, downgraded by post-modern society;

Fortunately, fatherhood’s joy promotes responsible sobriety.


Oh Father. Fatherly, hidden figures.

Some present; some absent

gone away somewhere.

Alas some, gone too soon.


Thank you awesome dads

for your enduring Faith, Hope and Love.

For your giant, baby steps on the moon.

(c) Myke Kofi 2017 aka the Wylde Green poet.

Retrograde Mercury Taurus


Repairs and alterations: another zodiac test?

Re-blurring cerulean blues; olive-branch greens

Reshuffling cosmic cards with slow. Deep. Breaths.


Reminding us gently: Look up from addictive screens!

Revere instead, your mind body green.

Replenishing with juices; clean and serene.

Releasing resentments; restoring the equilibrium

whilst you were sleeping in Seattle; no sleep til Tulum

with slow. Deep. Breaths.


Rediscover the Beatles acoustic melodies;

Reverberate Beach Boys happy harmonies.

Reignite jasmine aromas; flowering rescue remedies.

Recycling green plastic bottles; renewable sunscreens

with slow. Deep. Breaths.


Reconnecting your head with your heart

Reel in, real slow an organic apple-cart

[Living life on the veg]

Revisit local-sourced farmer marks;

Replace fast-food junk, processed marts

with slow. Deep. Breaths.


Re-practise alfresco, green goddess asanas,

Re-fueling your body; fair-traded bananas

Retox and detox. Relentless technology!

Re-book massages; re-prioritise reflexology

Retreating; relaxing with slow. Deep. Breaths.


Re: “Ain’t no particular sign we’re more compatible with?”

Venus in Pisces? Go with the flow.

Retrograde Mercury in Taurus?  Go with the slow.

Deep. Breaths

Fire signs. What’s your fast and furious, relentless hurry?

Re-sample slow-cooked Taurean; gourmet, epicurean curry.


Reconsider the snail’s…pace. Slow and steady wins this retro race.

Be more tortoise than harried hare. Smell the roses. Stop and stare.

Pause for YOUR cause. No rhyme, no reason; just ’cause it’s retro season

with slow. Deep. Breaths.


Alas sometimes, you’ll wanna scream! Til you can scream no more.

Resolved to shut down paths beckoning no more?

Ready to release some pain embedded DEEP in your core? Wanna

Reprise the slow-dance shag on the bodouir floor

but this time babe: with slower. DEEPER. Breaths…


Reacquainted with Bluebella, anyone? Essensually, redefining pleasure.

Relish every olive-oiled inch; energetic potential, heavenly treasure.

Rejoice for peek-a-boo glimpses of sensuous skin.  Tattooed with temptation; and

reeking of sin.

Reclusive mistress; softly subtle. Refined divine, gestures totally non-verbal.

Reminiscing your fragrant tuberose; plucked from Eden’s garden herbal?

Relished every moment babe; refined movement with slow. Deep Breaths.


Release, release the emerald-eyed monster;

Retracted, latent in your recycled upholster.

Release the tight grippage; quivering revolver!

Relent, relent: oh you wounded healer!

Repent, repent: to the great Absolver

on your knees with slow. Deep. Breaths.


(c) Myke Kofi 2017 aka Mk Ya on

Inspired by a fragrant Taurean muse and










Source: Retrograde Venus…

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Rooster,

January 28th, 2017 thru’ February 16th, 2018.


Welcome home Chinese Fire Rooster!

For jaded Earthlings; a libidinous boost.

Feathering nests; ruling the *[hygge/koselig]* roost.


Louder and prouder than Leonine peacocks

Early riser, competes with your alarm clock.


Unruly awakener! Heralding the dawn chorus.

Provoking Chicagoan Bulls’ horns. Awakening languid Taurus.


Electrifies quirky, egg-centric Aquarians

Breathing new life into cynical humanitarians.


’cause Rooster’s worst nightmare? Hemmed in the coop!

Seasoned as a Sunday roast OR soul-less chicken soup.


Oriental protector: geek chicks; organic free-range hens.

Fired-up! Roaming Sagittarian fields, every now and again.


[Breaking news…]

Gonna be a year of w.t.f. What the Dickens?

Queen Bey giving birth to twin chickens!! […ends]


Chinese Fire Rooster:

Cocksure and raucous just like the Rolling Stones

Wants your total mind-body; caramelised love bones.


Wears pinstriped corsets, revealing hipster jeans

Fancies Joan Jett ‘gainst the jukebox, by any means…


Swaggers and struts; Harlem reshuffles.

Pecks and preens; dress-shirt ruffles.


Walks the walk and talks the “squawk”

Cock-a-hoop protester at the #women’s march

From downtown Sydney to upstate New York.


Red Indian headgear amok the Aries warpath

“Doesn’t count chickens” until the aftermath


Of Mercury, Venusian, Jupiter-Libran retrogrades

Severely testing relationships. Neptunian escapades.


For what strangest feet? Clawing Virgoan Earth.

“Rooster Booster” marking territory; marking turf [$]


Don’t leave Rooster headless in the heat of the night

Flapping ruffled feathers. Morning glory not pretty sight!


Hands off rustlers! Curated eggs aflame

Or be shot down just like Jesse James.


(c) Myke Kofi 2017

Inspired by



*[hygge/koselig]* Danish/Swedish for “coziness” featured in the London Times.

Monday 30th November 2015. Times 2 supplement pp.2-3

[$] Rooster Booster was a British thoroughbred racehorse [Apr 1,1994-Dec 20, 2005].





Mercury retrograde Capricorn…

December 19th, 2016 thru’ January 8th, 2017.

This ode is inspired by the astrological phenomenon where the planet Mercury (ruler of communications and travel, tech and gadgets etc) appears to slow down; stop (station) and reverse its usual forward motion in the heavens. This “retrograde” planetary motion occurs approximately three or four times a year.

So from December 19th, 2016 until January 8th, 2017, Mercury retrogrades in the Cardinal, earthy zodiac sign of Capricorn (represented by the mountain-goat or the mythical fish-tailed goat; reliable donkey etc). Hence a lot of “Re” words referenced in the poem, below.

This ode is also inspired by the astrological insights provided by the Astro Twins,  Tali & Ophi Edut. Please check them out at


Mercury retrograde Capricorn:

Another cosmic rewind. Endless, slow motion days.

The real world in flux. Travel status update: “expect delays”.


Reflect and review. A time to reevaluate.

Repeat the mantra #Love Trumps Hate!


Respect dues; reward achievements. Capricorn, no need to boast.

Regulate. Rethink your media. Reschedule your socialite posts.


Reconsider out-of-the-blue offers. A time to rebuild, a time to restructure.

Re-breathe Zen peace before blood veins pump volume; erupt, rupture!


Re-practice the yogic poses: be rooted like tree; soar like eagle.

Re-plant the soil; re-dig with toil. Reawaken Earth; resonate “Spiegel und spiegel”.


Rework the meaning; recheck the context.

Reallocate resources. Re-prioritise tasks to be done. Next!


Relish, revel in some happier memories; retrospective reprise, melodic Bowie tunes.

Review the scoop-y scopes. Recast the Tarot. Re-alphabetize the whispering runes.


[Refrain] Oh Mercury! Cosmic master; heavenly mistress of duality.

Re-blurring lines. Breaking bad boundaries; satyr-izing virtual reality.


Alas, Shakespeare-like, the simplest messages/emoticons; so easily misconstrued.

Resist re-tweeting those (ugh) graphic, lurid texts. Reclassify them ASAP into “category lewd”.


Mercury retrograde Capricorn:

Reuniting intergalactic rogue one renegades.

Re-honouring (s)heroes, overdue victory parades.


Review the Akhasic records; hypnotic, past life regressions

Mysterious Mercury meetup with plutocratic Capricorn.

We don’t need another global recession!


Reunions of snakes! Families and bands. Reformation of future election rolls?

Misinformation at election booths? Shame on you, mercurial trickster polls!


Recondition the air-con; retrofit the in-car audio.

Renovate the retro; reupholster the analog(ue) radio.


Re-invest in renewables. Return on investments; timely deliverables.

Re-vitalize gig economies. Readjust household budgets, post-Brexit inflation.

Recount revenue receipts. Pay dues for sustainable landfill reclamation.

Reverse engineer Reaganomics; re-engineer Mother Earth’s regeneration.


Rescind injustices! Restore equitable, fair justice!!

#Reform. Gun.Law. Review knife. crime. Stat!


Rehabilitate repeat offenders; reject costly recidivism.

Revoke the death penalty. Release all falsely imprisoned.


Reassemble recluses; recalcitrant refuseniks.

Reiterate. Repeat. Refine, sweet reet petite.


Mercury retrograde Capricorn:

Steadfast, sure-footed; heavenly-laden, Bethlehem donkey.

Reliable, dependable; unlike a bunch of capricious monkeys!


Go slow and steady like the Kashmir mountain-goat.

Rewrite your bucket list; redraft on whatever medium floats your boat.


Forget your brand of retribution; serving icy-cold revenge.

Reflect on compassion; resurrect forgiveness; make relationship amends.


Relinquish control. Surrender for post-Truth era


Resubmit your movie short. Reenter the Sundance dalliance.


Alas, constant daily horrors; senseless global terrors

could render humanity to feel forlorn.


“Review your personal cyber-security!”

Re-instructs “El Capitain” as Mercury retrogrades Capricorn.


(c) Myke Kofi 2016




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