Sunday, January 25, 2015

Radical Reposts: The Planets – Mercury

With Mercury now retrograde early in this year of reposts by topic, what follows offers plenty of humor and advice on how to make the best of this cycle we enjoy three times a year. “Enjoy” is part of my new program on manifestation. What you focus on increases, according to Oprah and Chopra (that’s Winfrey and Deepak) in their 21-day meditation series that’s giving magnetism to my Mercury and manifestations. I’d rather enjoy it than groan my way through, even if it’s tempting to give into chronic annoyance when the Trickster side of Mercury comes calling.

Since Mercury Retro concerns even your average Joe or Jane who knows little about astrology (it’s surprising how often I’ve heard it mentioned in TV programs), there are links to past articles within most of the articles on that topic. (Yes, you’re seeing double! Mercury rules the Gemini Twins, so no surprise. Can you see both twins, as well as the Mercury glyph, in the abstract artwork above?)

Of course, Mercury is direct most of the time. There are a couple of articles to help you explore your natal Mercury, too—one each by “playwork” and humor. (There’s another set of twins.)

Now for some recaps to think on and laugh with. 

Exploring Mercury

If you've missed the background on our MayPlanetary Fishing Trip, the details are in this link. Today we're onto Mercury, the planet of thinking, mental pursuits, short trips, commerce and communication.

Auntie Joyce thinks we could use the equivalent of a Pilates class to get our Mercs in better shape for this crazy cyber sprint we’re all signed up for, this marathon of Mercurial madness called the Virtual World. A humorous romp through Mercury by sign with social networking in mind.

2015 Retrograde Dates

Mercury will be retrograde in the Air signs this year:
January 21 – February 11 (17 – 01 Aquarius)
May 19 – June 11 (12 – 04 Gemini)
September 17 – October 9 (15 -01 Libra)

Mercury Retrograde

A prayer-poem to put our heads straight about the gifts in Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Recommended daily while the Quicksilver Planet is in reverse.

Mercury Retrograde can be such an ongoing thorn in the side of humanity, we treat it like a vampire who bites our neck and sucks out any semblance of order for three-and-a-half weeks, several times a year. It concerns us so much; The Mountain Astrologer dedicated an entire issue to it. Links to the articles below.

How to avoid Mercury Retro disasters by keeping your activities focused on what it’s good for—and by keeping your sense of humor. Personal cautionary tales from when I didn’t follow my own advice.

Here are some ideas about how to go with the flow and celebrate that every gear shift has Reverse for a reason. It’s true of your vehicle—your body—too.

What happens when the winter holiday season and Mercury Retrograde converge? Tips to make it a merry Mercury Retrograde.

Ten more ways to celebrate Mercury Retrograde. It almost always sneaks up on me, and I find it difficult to practice what I preach about setting aside time to reflect on the Mercurial issues in my life because I haven't  I haven’t planned for it. Here are some how-to planning tips.


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Radical Recommendation
Mercury Retro is great for “re” words, including recreation! If you haven’t already, consider taking a break with The Crystal Ball. It’s my mystery novel, a romp that happens at a longevity organization’s silver anniversary costume party. The theme is “come as you’ll be in the future.” You’ll see a lot of wild Mercury expressed, including some pretty crazy Geminis and Virgos. All 5-star reviews on Amazon as of this writing! Only $2.99 in Kindle and other eReader versions. See sidebar or click here for details.

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