Breathing easier? #MercuryRetrograde is OVER!
There is this little, irritating thing we who follow and believe in Astrology dread: Mercury Retrograde.
If you’d like a primer on the event, see Tarot.com, http://www.tarot.com/mercury-retrograde#.U7MeLrGTGup. It is basically a time when the planet Mercury seems to slow down and reverse its path through the sky.
But today is all about the celebration! For the last three weeks, miscommunication, unfinished business, delayed projects, muddled brains, misunderstandings, forgotten appointments and disappointments became the norm. At least for me. But slowly, over the last few days, I could see through the haze, not quite clearly but better than before. On July 1, Mercury resumed forward motion, and we will slowly return to our individual norms.
This is one of the reasons why I believe in the invisible, in the unbelievable, in the ethereal, (intangible, abstract, preternatural, paranormal, transcendental, metaphysical – choose your favorite term) although it is incomprehensible to many. It gives me answers where there are none. It explains what can only be explained as dumb luck, or the odds (or coincidence, synchronicity, serendipity – I do love words) … in other words, unable to be explained logically.
Before other believers find fault with me, let me add that Astrology is much more a science than an excuse. The stars are visible. The astrological signs are both visually represented and numerically plotted. I’ll bet every unbeliever knows members of their own families who follow their horoscopes faithfully. I also believe that many writers see the truth in their stars. (Actually, Numerology is even more accurate, but that just blows what’s left of my mind.) Writers would have to be believers. How else do you explain when your Muse sits on your shoulder? We all learn not to stop or move for fear of dislodging that little bugger from task We will write for hours, even all night, if Muse stays available to us.
This was an especially nasty retrograde for me. Mercury is my ruling planet in Virgo. He went retrograde in Gemini, which is my rising sign. I could not win. Here’s what I learned since July 7:
- The only person you can always rely on is yourself. (Sometimes the only person at all.)
- Don’t put all your eggs (hope or trust) in one basket (project or person). See #1.
- Always listen to your intuition. Again, see #1.
- Insist on delaying all new projects ’til after Mercury Retrograde. The ‘re’ in retro often becomes redo, revisit, reconnect … and not in a good way!
- Have I mentioned trusting yourself, asking your own questions, and continuing down your own path?
OK, readers and fellow writers. What nastiness did you run into. I had more, but I was getting bored with my own stuff. Please share. Misery loves company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4nU8ikBJM
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