Mercury FuQ#*# Retrograde

vintage adventure bookSo wow, go Mercury Retrograde!  Who said that it would be more restrained in the patrician and sober sign of Capricorn?  I did. Lol. It’s certainly different from the whacko Air Sign Retros where it’s almost like The Trickster is in charge, befuddling you to auto-send e-mails mentioning A Certain Person TO that Certain Person. And I don’t think there is that fairy-tale like nostalgia that seems to beset Water Sign Mercury Retrogrades. But it’s Mercurial Bats alright…

* Having only been on it for, like, five weeks, I get bumped off Facebook!  It feels punitive though apparently it’s perfectly common. Oh well, let’s see if my “appeal” works. If not, I shall probably just posting my more inane observations up here.

* Had lunch with some peeps & a Virgo was there; terribly hungover from a dinner party the night before. Nobody had warned her that TWO of her Exes were going to be there and with their new partners, to boot. Ex-lovers always feature in one way or another, when Mercury is Retro. And if men are your thing, then Mars Retro accentuates the syndrome.

* Whilst googling myself to see if ANY trace of my F-Book content still remained, I found THIS from Sally Bennett in  the Herald-Sun today…

“…Mystic Medusa in the Weekend Australian is a favourite. She’s the thinking person’s astrologer – all sharp-witted, New Age language and dripping with sarcasm.

She doesn’t mind reminding you of your flaws or having a laugh at your expense.

She says stuff like, “Control-freakery aside, you’re the wittiest star sign.” Thanks. I think….”

And you see, I would not have read that if not for the Facebook fuq-up & I LOVE flattery.  This is how Mercury Retrograde works.

* The extendable handle on the fancy new mop i bought does not extend. This is just infuriating to someone with Mars in Virgo like me.

* Cards can weirdly not work for no REAL reason during Mercury A.W.O.L. phases & this is the Capricorn twist – it’s at some place where the person is going to give you attitude about it. eg; my card conked out in front of bitched up bogan who already hated me as I’d asked whether or not something had dairy in it. She said something like “oh you’re not one of THOSE, are you?” and then card conked just as I needed to project Capricorny hauteur. Capricorn lesson: Cook it yourself. Don’t pay peeps to patronise you.

* Another random Mercury Retro in Capricorn manifestion – especially as Saturn stations – Bad Dad issues…

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27 thoughts on “Mercury FuQ#*# Retrograde

  1. Well I’ve had this running thing going on re: my last subject for my business degree. It’s the subject that I was doing first when my leo ex was cracking up, in tears all the time, hugely draining, worrying horrible time for everyone concerned…so each time I’ve attempted this over the last decade, and yes with Saturn stomping through Leo car accidents that saw me away from a computer for any significant time…for the length of Saturn stomping through leo anyways…my degree has been long, long hard actually at times just hard to turn up to. I found balancing a family as a single mum, work and study just too freaking hard sometimes so would have a leave of absence to get things back on track…and then into the fray yet again.

    Throughout the degree I would start this subject and then feel this awful dread, a dread that I wasn’t smart enough, sensible enough, wise enough, just enough that would pull at me…and I would attribute it to the subject so I’d withdraw after a week or so. I’m not big on rules in a lot of ways so thought nah, Business Law and Ethics is just one of those get through subjects. Later, much later…

    So now I’m at the end of the degree and doing business law and ethics for the last time ever…. after a lot of other internal work last year realise that the my brain kept on throwing me back to that horrible time of my ex having a mental breakdown each time I’d read anything to do with this.

    So I faced this final time differently. I’ve been able to separate it from the past…and while still a bit panicky was delighted to get a good mark for my exam. I’ve over the last week found out that I topped the class for this exam, and just received an email asking for my permission to share it with the rest of the grade as an example of how it’s done….


      • Shell I read somewhere well in other posts, but recently somewhere where you were discussing with Dr Fi…the whole phd thing…admittedly the conversation, was I think about realigning yourself with acupuncture because the process of creating new thought thorough the ‘channel’ of academia fuqs with our systems….

        So, do you mind me asking, did you have a break after your undergraduate degree, or did you just dive right back in?

      • Fantastic, that’s not just an achievement but a personal struggle won as well. So proud of you !!!!!

    • Thanks guys…part of my wtf is that in each of my possible message entanglements there has been a little to-ing and fro-ing, but ultimately I’ve had a pretty good run of great news.

      Admittedly there was also the frustration that my enquiry into this really fantastic sounding book (you know the type that you think will MAKE an essay) was unsuccessful at the State Library, as the compactus (some multiple shelving beast that operates electronically) was broken…which then meant I went over to another library and joined up and borrowed a pretty good book in under 30 minutes before closing. So it’s all a little mixed.

  2. You are courageous, LL< and that is what you could share with the rest. What a fine example you are to all.

  3. Mystic, you crack me up – “an extendable handle on the fancy new mop i bought does not extend” 😆

    At least you got a good wrap from Sally Bennett.

    You’ll probably get Facebook account back once Merc Retro ends. I hope so!

    • I understand that for you Mystic there may be marketing factors re: facebook, but seriously, what is the deal with it? I was on facebook, and have since deactivated my account. I did it after I caught up with an old friend that I found on facebook, had a fling with him and then had to endure seeing a photo of him with another woman on facebook. I realised that there was probably a good reason as to why I had lost contact with him all those years ago, and facebook was a dangerous temptation to circumvent clear messages the universe had been sending me since I stopped seeing him all those years ago. I feel like I have placed my trust in the universe again now that I have deactivated the account.

      And if I want to read your wise and witty words I can always come to this website or refer to your Daily Mystic. See, who needs facebook!

    • Yeah, why did you get bumped off fb Mystic? Did they say why? I’ve had friends bumped off with no explanations whatsoever.

      • Yeah, Mystic, why did they bump you? I didn’t realise that happened. What’s the deal? I hope you get back on there, as I found it really helpful when you posted just-in-time info like “moon’s about to go void, you’ll feel blah for the next 5 hours”, etc. I found that a handy real-time reminder.

  4. “Ex-lovers always feature in one way or another, when Mercury is Retro.”

    That would explain the timing of an old boyfriend who sent a friend request! Took a long time to lay that one to rest (composite chart Venus-Pluto conjunction), all the feelings and dreams, etc, etc, so was surprised to get one. Especially since it’s been two years since we’re in each other’s orbit so to speak in fb, via old mutual friends, and he sent the request only now. Hm…….to accept or not to accept…will wait until Merc rx is over.

  5. whaatt? facebook don’t make me hate you. i will start a campaign group, “Let Mystic MEdusa Back Into facebook” why tf did they kick you off??????

    also, I cant STAND being judged (badly at least) – what was with that snooty bogan giving you shit about dairy???????? i think you should complain to her boss, make up some sort of debilitating dairy allergy and hit her over the head with it.

    i don’t know what it is with me lately, but i always have to concoct some sort of playing-field-levelling experience for the perpetrator of injustice….hahahah maybe it’s all those planets in my egalitarian but power-sensitive Aqua 8th house atm!!!

  6. Merc Rx isn’t associated with insomnia, is it? I haven’t been able to sleep for 4 days. I haven’t had a wink of sleep. I just toss and turn all night. I am exhausted.

  7. Ruminating, ruminating…apparently this is normal for a water sign ?….stuck in thought-swamp.

  8. Don’t know if having Merc rx natally makes a difference but I never notice anything. Maybe I’m just dense :) ….

    Don’t know much about Facebook either but that was rude Mystic. They can fuqing stuff it, eh?

    Happy Sunday all… :)

  9. I’m probably doing something wrong, but this is the calmest Mercury rx I’ve experienced yet with only minimal hassles of returns and delays with transportation.

    P.S. I hate Facebook. In the states, they tried kicking off some Native American Indian becaue they did not believe her last name, a tribal name, was for real. Idiots!

  10. i am now stuck in russia an extra night [or maybe more] due to mercury retrograde! have to reissue my flight due to a serious of admin fuq ups beyond my control but basically it pertains to a visa… i even have to get someone to break into my apartment and feed my poor lonely cat… :(
    the ONLY up side to this very frustrating experience is that i may end up on the same flight as a guy i met flying over here… weve exchaged digits and are planning a catch up next week but perhaps an early rondevuous???? i will let you know!
    suffice it say, i am not a huge fan of russian administration, pass port control, nor one very reputable asian airline who’ve kept me here, and also, not a great big fan of merc ret.
    but then if me ends up seated next to my sexy saggo, i think ill be quite grateful
    :) xxx

      • nah moscow, but did get a fair bit of time in st pets… so far all is rectified but i shouldnt speak so soon, as you would know i ruski-land it all depends on how the ahhhmm ‘service’ officials feel on the day! no hook up with the sexy saggo just yet but lots of symp from him so far so nt all is lost 😉 x

  11. “* Cards can weirdly not work for no REAL reason during Mercury A.W.O.L. phases & this is the Capricorn twist – it’s at some place where the person is going to give you attitude about it. eg; my card conked out in front of bitched up bogan who already hated me as I’d asked whether or not something had dairy in it. She said something like “oh you’re not one of THOSE, are you?” and then card conked just as I needed to project Capricorny hauteur. Capricorn lesson: Cook it yourself. Don’t pay peeps to patronise you.”

    am I the only one who doesn’t understand this?? cards?

  12. ah yes, I wondered if they would let you keep your name as a personal page as this happens a bit to friends. Try setting up Mystic Medusa as a ‘group’ (you can still post to all, notify about events etc) and then you can use your (real) personal name for your account for close peeps and family, i.e. not us fangirls and boys.

    You will have to set up a ‘real’ name account before you set up a group, but you can ramp up the privacy settings to the max.

  13. That is so great re biz law!!!

    I have major urgh re school stuffs, was always the trouble in my class never schooly so I have similar fears of formal education.
    and yeah FB wtf?? I noticed you had disappeared? thought you got inundated with people asking for mini readings and deleted yourself lol

    big congrats for exams marks x

    • HA ! how merc retro is that on the merc retro page.

      LL -well done

      Mystic- FB comment

      see this is what happens when I type pre caffeinated …

      • Thanks MS. It’s funny I think I’ve processed heaps of stuff, and come so far, climbed so far et al…and yet I had a minor freak out about having my work shown in this regard, I think I’m still a bit surprised to pull it off…there are still some deeper more insecure stuff still laying in wait for me sometimes…and then thought of for crying out loud I’d better get over myself I’ve been asked for permission because they think there is something in that someone else may learn from.

  14. I wish I could sit and read this stuff all day.
    Mop- handle does not extend…..LMAO. Well put. Is that Virgo timing- that makes that humour?

    I have to share, in the middle of my mopey, shit weekend- I finally got myself to the bank on urgent life business -just in time to see it close.

    BUT- in front of the bank- a tiny girl- bundled thickly and pudggily against the freezing cold- stopped to scratched her butt against the wall through her thick snowsuit.
    I laughed for 10 minutes straight. I love kids.