Having a difficult time communicating finer points of your philosophy this week? I am. It's frustrating, annoying as shit, as they say. But, being the awesome magician that I am, I figured out that Mercury must have gone retrograde. The issues with Balthazar last week made me wonder, in passing, if Mercury was retrograde, but I never bothered to check. Sure enough, it went retro Sunday.
My pattern, as I've noted before on the blog over the years, is that around two weeks before Mercury goes retro, communications go haywire in my sphere of manifestation. People don't understand me as well, I don't understand others as well, and I get into more online debates that turn out to be a big hoo-hurrah over a minor misunderstanding of intent, language, or both.
While it's nice to be able to count on some things being consistent in life, I'd like to know why it has to be things like this.
So, in the interest of avoiding the Theunielim, I'm just gonna give up trying to clarify myself.
But Mercury Retrogrades aren't supposed to be that big of a deal, in traditional astrology. It's a minor negative at best. The modern astrological world has exaggerated the impact of Mercury Retrograde a lot, according to Chris Warnock.
I am personally of the opinion that the reason Mercury Retrograde's effects are so predictable in regards to my own life have to do with where Mercury is in my natal chart, and the profession I'm in. Being a writer, even the otherwise insignificant effects of Mercury going retrograde are magnified in my sphere. With Mercury in the 8th House, and in Gemini to boot, I'm pretty much doomed to misunderstandings relative to occult conversations whenever Mercury starts slowing. It's the period of the slowing that affects me the most, it seems.
I'm just guessing, I'm no astrological pro. I'd love to hear some feedback from someone smarter than I about whether I'll be doomed for life or not.