Okay, jokes. That stuff probably isn't going to happen. My prediction is this... three weeks of Professional Planetary Paranoia. Now, I must admit that last year I missed a plane flight during Scorpio Mercury Retrograde then proceeded directly to rental car flat tire. What's wrong with me? Did I not learn my lesson? Am I crazy? I'm gonna get it, right?
- Gemini Brett
Wait a second, am I repeating myself... am I repeating myself? Shite! I can't collect my thoughts. I'm losing my mind. Oh right, it's Mercury Retrograde time.
Speaking of... Mercury will make it's official about-face at 4:57 Seattle time tomorrow morning (June 7th). Then it's on. For those of you that saw Godzilla, you saw Godzilla. This will be nothing like that. I don't think. Then again, it's probably best not to think right now.
Usually, Mercury is thought of as all Crescent all the time. For Mercury is thought of as thought. And, sure enough, this closest planet to the Sun is always so close to the Sun that, from the Earth's view, it is always a Crescent. When Mercury is an Evening Star, it's a Crescent. When Mercury is a Morning Star, it's a Crescent. An in between... it can't be seen!
When Mercury get's too close to the sun from our viewpoint, it disappears entirely from the world stage. And, now this is important. Shamanic Astrology suggests the Ancients would have known this disappearing act as Mercury descending into the underworld. Makes sense, right? Oops, I forgot I'm not to supposed to make sense right now.
Communication breakdown? Right on schedule. What a Sign. Perhaps it's time to disengage with the rapid rap and save your voice to sing to the plants and planets. Then it's time to listen, listen, listen, for they absolutely sing back.
Computer explosion? Perhaps it's time to save the energy typically delegated to keystrokes for the beating of a drum. Can you hear the rhythm of the Messenger? Mercury Retrograde is just a different drumbeat than we usually dance to. And yet, it is one that beats inside our chests. This is pulse that hones our intuitive connection to Heart and Will.
Mercury starts it's Retrograde in Cancer, but will station back to Direct Motion in Gemini on July 1st. Shamanic Astrology considers this a Gemini Mercury Retrograde and suggests we will carry that Gemini Trickster Magician Mind until the next Retrograde Period in October. Welcome home, trickster!
I better shut this thing down before it blows up!
See you in three weeks.
Love and (apparent backwards) Planets,