I got a lot of emails, wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving yesterday. Facebook postings from friends were abundant. It was nice.
Being far away from family AND chestnut roasters to boot, Thanksgiving is always a very busy day after a week of being busy selling “Freshly Roasted Italian Chestnuts” outside of the health food store here in town.
I read everyone’s little share about being thankful at this special time of year, but here’s the one that got to me. It’s all about opening our eyes…I found it beautiful. Thanks Daniela for sending it!
Ok, for the last couple of days, Mercury has been retrograde. Personally speaking, if it gets any more intense in the heavens, I might have to join the “Baptists who Believe and Want Rapture to Happen Yesterday” (BBWRHY) church down the street. A friend recently told me about a quote he read…something about “Nothing can be done. And, nothing matters.” I think it was from Osho. I like it. And I find myself repeating it to myself throughout the day. You might want to do the same…just find something you like and resonate with.
Here are some suggestions to get you thinking:
“Don’t Worry, be Happy.”
“Everything is OK unless you think about it.”
“Through Chaos Stars are Born”
You get the idea, right?
What does mercury retro mean to you and me? Well, here is what my favorite astrologers at StarIQ have to say about it:
“Mercury, the planet of communication, short trips and details, appears to stop dead in its tracks on August 2 at 1 degree of Virgo. The planet then turns backwards in its apparent path through the zodiac. It stops again on August 26, then turns to resume its direct motion at 18 degrees of Leo.
Mercury turns retrograde three times a year, spending a bit more than three weeks in “reverse” gear each time. The retrograde cycle is due to the fact that we are viewing the planets from a moving platform, the Earth. The planets, in fact, do not actually change direction, but appear to do so from our perspective. This geocentric, or earth-centered, point of view is the basis for astrological measurements. In a sense, what you see is what you get.
What Does It Mean?
A retrograde planet is generally considered more introverted than when it’s in the normal direct motion mode. Astrologers have traditionally considered Mercury retrograde to be a time of difficulty in Mercury related endeavors like communication, travel and matters of detail. Some counsel the avoidance of launching new projects or signing contracts at this time. Glitches are considered more commonplace now, as are misunderstood or poorly delivered messages.
There are, fortunately, more optimistic views of what Mercury retrograde means. Rather than hunkering down in your bunker, this is a positive time to tie up loose ends, reconnect with people from the past, make mechanical repairs and get systems in order. This can also be a productive period for psychological review as new information can be gleaned from old experiences.
How Long Does It Last?
Mercury, the planet of communication, short trips and details, appears to stop dead in its tracks on August 2 at 1 degree of Virgo. The planet then turns backwards in its apparent path through the zodiac. It stops again on August 26, then turns to resume its direct motion at 18 degrees of Leo.