Some Mercury Retrogrades Are Just Mind Warps

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Try as we might to say they’re mindful and illuminating some Mercury Retrogrades are crazy.

This one, in particular, is a mind warp. So the Saturn Neptune square has completed (insert groveling thanks to the deity of your choice) but Mercury is still Retrograde.ย  Actually, as “retrograde” implies “backward”, i think it is easier to think of it as more of a Mercury warp.

Because even though you can obviously trace Mercury backward through Virgo, degree by degree, the way it manifests is not nearly so simple as “backward.”

Normal purchases and communications are faulty but messages arrive from other eras. Your ability to make basic calculations or recall names seems suddenly blunt but sharp psychic insights come easily.

This particular Mercury Warp is extra-weird as it is in Virgo, one of the Mercurial signs and thus inspiring a dervish-like level of details frenzy aligned with epic levels of labyrinthine call center incompetence.

But the magic is also super-potent, now that Neptune has had a year of being refined via Saturn.

Still, Mercury Warp w.t.f

See below for examples of the Mercury Retrogrades are crazy genre.

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Ampersand
Ampersand

I think I win the Mercury Retrograde Trophy for Not Knocking Someone’s Block Off.

5 minutes after starting work today my esteemed colleague started banging on about the “Black African Immigrants” just moved in to her street. Apparently they behave “just like they would at home”.

I ask her “Where would that be, exactly, and why is that a problem?”

and I walk off and now she’s crawling up my arse, can’t do enough for me. She retires Thursday. If only I’d clocked how to deal with this sooner. She could have been my fawning racist gimp forever.

FUQ!

hdq
hdq

I am visiting family… drove 800 this weekend to see my new niece! Born on the Leo new moon to two mega-Scorps who have been waiting for her for 4 years, though honestly I think my brother has been waiting his entire life. It’s so sweet that I’m tearing up just thinking about it! He and I were not on good terms for years, and I think with much gratitude that we are 100% healed of that particular wound. ( Now it’s my mother, who has Pluto transiting her 12th h Chiron, who is feeling his wrath, for reasons which… Read more »

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Love this. xo

JaneyMM Member
Janey

I have made a decision to send my eldest to his fathers to live. I feel that is in his best interest. His father can offer him more than I can currently, esp re his eating disorder. Just very heartbreaking and feels un natural. His dad is in Sydney and I’m up north, so it will be a change of school and completely different. I’m not coping. Will I regret this decision? Merc retch and all?

JaneyMM Member
Janey

I know this not an Astro question but I just needed to put out there!

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

I’ll be spending part of this week getting a procedure to investigate some symptoms possibly related to Neptunian issues (or the associated guilt). I don’t think it’s serious however the relationship between Saturnine consequences and Neptunian denial/excess is very pointed for me right now. Everything else I think I’ve done ok with. My life has a pretty solid structure these days. The transit has seen Saturn square my 7th house Pisces sun stellium from my 4th for aeons. I’ve just clocked up two years of a bodywork practice that has transformed me from the inside out. (Or perhaps it’s from… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus

The Daily Email is in language that a Multi Sagg relates to….a lot!
There are times the astro is skimmed and others where it is read numerous times as so applicable to now, right NOW.
This horse can carry much weight until it surely and decisively bucks off OPS (other people’s shit) so as to soar as high as it’s natural birthright insists it does.
Rebooted and Regenerated for Spring-Summer.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

I know right? Mystic’s description of Mars in Sagg had me in stitches and describes me to a T over the last couple of weeks. I finally realised that Mars is crossing my Sunjupiter/Merc conj and is probably behind the sudden “Ive had it with all this slowly,slowly, build foundations crap – I’m moving to the other side of the country” outburst..

flowerchild
flowerchild

Merc retro transiting the 4th, Jupiter transiting 4th now too… Issues with housemate and landlord at same time, though unrelated issues to each other. Looking forward to having both situations resolved. I don’t really like anything bugging my 4th house, my home is my main refuge and the thing that keeps me sane. If I’m ever going to lose my sh*t, it’s when something/someone messes with my sense of security in my home. Kataka ascendant, natal Pluto in the 4th, Virgo. Otherwise, getting a lot done a la the whole Virgo vibe.. Happy that Saturn square Neptune is over, but… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

A transit that makes a temporary GC using your natal T-Square is good wave to catch.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

bowieeeeeeeeee!
cant wait to see this film when its re-released x

Meredith
Meredith

๐Ÿ˜ฎ It’s getting a re-release!? Such excite.

Catherine
Catherine

Feel like this old soul has rejuvenated. Still lots of crap going on , you know, waiting, waiting, for decisions, for tests at hospital? But you know what? I’m making some of my own decisions that i will apply come what may…not putting my life on hold! The Trickster is back! What a relief to be out of that square…and Venus now in Libra with Jupiter along with my natal Neptune in the 12th..Neptune conjuncts my ascendant in Scorpio. Hello Magic! Hello shape sifting ….feel like some shackled weight has dropped away. thanks the goddess have jupiter conjunct uranus in… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I think it’s time for a nap

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Aww yeah ๐Ÿ™‚ Sweet dreams x

ElectroMM Member
Electro

I’ve been having a very strange weekend filled with strong emotions and bizarre circumstances. I believe there is a correlation amongst the amount of time I spent this summer hermiting, my clean eating, nourishing my Sag moon with constant exercise, and then the events of now as I am interacting with more people than I have been in months. I still have this sqidgy permeable Moon Neptune bit, but Saturn has morphed it to be stronger, absorbing but not mutating or numbing out to deal. It’s such weird timing to be experiencing this new way of being during the Merc… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

I gave my 2 Moon-Nep @spects a good talkn to, too!

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Your Saturn to moon transit was a bit ago, but did you notice a significant change? I’m kind of blown away by my new boundaries and stronger (higher vibration? not sure how to word this) Neptune.

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

Yes! I too had Saturn pass my Moon-Neptune a while ago, and am totally stronger with the boundaries.

Unfortunately, as you get stronger, the challenges increase their potency as well, in my experience.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Saturn was Squarin my Moon in 2012/13 whilst Pluto was opposing my Asc. I did not know what l know now.

PiMM Member
Pi

I finally found a philosopher who I can get along with so I’ve been reading about him all weekend. (When not hungover.) Also coming to terms with better system for living (again), that one’s been a softly softly approach, haha. (Phone wrote luving, aww). Advice from online dharma talks and I ching also handy given the whole natal Neptune in 6th house thing. Mystic yes re past and mercury. Out of the blue, incredibly clear memories of times with a boyfriend from 20 years ago. So odd. …Oh my god 20 years?! D: Also an insight about my psychologically traumatic… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

I got over it too (lol)

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

“Warp” is right! The most surreal Merc rx ever, maybe.

I’ve been avoiding elevators. Shit is just too fuqing weird to be caught in a little, windowless box that hangs over a dark chasm by mere man-made simple machines. Thanks, but I’ll take the stairs.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Ha

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Psst Ankha – she won! ๐Ÿ˜‰

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Omg no way!!!! *squee* ๐Ÿ˜€

That’s so awesome! Congrats to her & her fab team ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

I have goosebumps lol! So what was the strategy? Is she stoked? Mom freaked? Lol deets, please!

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

All freaked! She chose a long athletic blue dress, no jewellery, minimal makeup & hair up. Mum went from disinterested to momager in .35 secs flat, lol. Strategy? She’s 5,7 just teen, great skin, teeth, hair and has long limbs & baby doll face – all she had to do was not fall down on the catwalk.There is another comp she goes to now, but after the fuss by staff I got the impression she could go to an agency today & get signed! She is very cool and sweet, Pisces with Aqua Moon. Taurus Lilith on her MC for… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Quite a storey!
It works on different levels!
But the response was floored.
Next time she will take the stairs
Bcos AmTrak couldn’t take her stares

(I’ll quit while l’m behind)

Methinky
Methinky

They need to lift their game.

flowerchild
flowerchild

Me too! Merc retro or not, I always avoid elevators when and where I can! I have claustrophobia, too, so that’s part of the reason I avoid..

Pegasus
Pegasus

The stairway to heaven? ๐Ÿ™‚
In Oz and elevator is moving stairs. The Lift is that little windowless box where no-one feels comfortable so closely impounded and you whistle at the roof.

GeminianMM Member
Geminian

‘Again and again I tell myself, I’ll stay clean tonight …’ Bowie and the Saturn Neptune square are not to be ignored.

Btw would it be remiss to buy a new vacuum cleaner in a Mercury in Virgo retrograde? Frankly, I am torn by a need to clean up the detritus of my life but also by a need to wait out the cosmic shit storm. I know, I know, first world problems. And only a year in which Neptune and Saturn have played out between my Sun and Mars opposition.

Holy shit, what doesn’t kill you …

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

I think it would be fine. A vacuum isn’t a communication or transportation device (well, it could be argued it transports dust from one place to another…). And, the fact that Mercury is in Virgo makes me think he’d approve of such efforts at upping the cleanliness regime…

EnDeeMM Member
EnDee

I’m that dude in the comfy chair doing surveillance. Laying low for this one, just watching from the sidelines.

EnDeeMM Member
EnDee

I may also have that same ‘what of it?’ look on my face…

Laura
Laura

“but messages arrive from other eras.”

Yesterday, i worked with a new guy who tallked all about history and specifically about the ‘Kinsey Syndrome’.

Maybe there are some things that happened in history that need revisiting?

Jokerman
Jokerman

Re Amtrak: Ya gotta love that corporate ‘concern’.

heliogoodness
heliogoodness

It took me a while to notice the dates on those tweets. (!)

Jokerman
Jokerman

Time was needed to get the nuance of the reply right. You don’t want to be sued for appearing to be callous.

PiMM Member
Pi

maybe by some striking coincidence the amtrak social media manager knew the person who was stuck in the elevator, and having held a grudge that went back years, finally found a way to exact his/her spite on the other. hahaha

Jokerman
Jokerman

Elevator Love?

SleepfulInBrisvegasMM Member
SleepfulInBrisvegas

As opposed to love in an elevator.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Level 1: shoes and coats
Level 2: shirts n jumpers
Level 3: skirts, pants n slacks
Level 4: ……..

seawitchmermaidMM Member
seawitchmermaid

AFP Surveillance Van #3

PiMM Member
Pi

Lol yes what hahahahahahah

UniversaliMM Member
Universali

Hahaha!

Jokerman
Jokerman

Why didn’t Vans #1 & 2 get flagged?
And how many vans are there?

flowerchild
flowerchild

Haha! There is someone in our neighborhood who calls their network ‘FBI Surveillance Van’ …so I see the humor in this is global..

Ampersand
Ampersand

I went on holiday by mistake to what looked like a quiet resort in Spain. Three karaoke bars in earshot of our room, and the sound of people puking. There was a wifi called Fuck Off Brits.

They had a point.