The Phantom Mercury Retrograde Phone Box

This is the Mercury Retrograde Phantom Phone Box. As you can see, it is legacy technology, overgrown with probably poisonous ivy and quite possibly infested with creepy, discomforting bug life.  It has appeared, a (sort of) well-lit opportunity to reach out and connect with someone but would you like to make a call from this thing?

Visualize the Mercury Retrograde Phantom Phone Box for help with any stray urges to “touch base” or (worse) send something intended to showcase your wit/hotness/relevance/presence on the planet.  Remember also that though Mercury Retrograde warps time, this is intended to be essentially a psychic and intellectual exercise, designed to shed light on the NOW – not to inspire you to transcend basic physics by re-animating something prehistoric.

Sure, some things swing back around again and can evolve into a newly pertinent form…for example; relationships, creative concepts, long-time friendships, lovers, your hair.  But there are things and people where you should not be reminiscing about how nice they could be or pondering getting in touch. You should be putting a line of salt across your threshold and burning something purifying as you do your Dark Moon Declutter.

Don’t go in the Mercury Retrograde Phantom Phonebox.

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flowerchild
flowerchild

Weird Merc retro communication came through, someone from the past….. and that someone didn’t get your memo about the phantom phone box, MM! Just got random email from old housemate from a couple years ago who had seen my current ad up for a room for rent in my place. He took the time to email me that he couldn’t believe I was still ‘doing this’ and then said ‘very interesting..’. So he didn’t write because he was interested in the room…I’m not sure why he decided to write or what he was trying to imply.. I thought it was… Read more »

emg
emg

Ok ok so I picked up and answered the call iwith a positive answer.

Universali
Universali

And you know something weird.. I quit/got fired from a shitty freelance job after a work party gone wrong/ right during merc retro in may.. the following merc retro found myself driving alongside the sociopathic client 2 days in a row..just went OS for Xmas and off the plane at the crazy hordes of people shouting taksi taksi and holding up signs there’s a guy holding up a sign with the clients name on it.. a very unusual name, defo the same guy.. bizarro huh?

TripleL
TripleL

That’s a lot of repetitious energies. Unfinished biz with nutjob ex-client??

Universali
Universali

This image looks like something out of a Murakami novel…love it.
And thanks MM for the reminder..me and my Gem rising should totes stfu!

Pegasus
Pegasus

Walking at night down the strip/lane with townhouses one side and the rail line the other, there was a 60’s red telephone box on the side wall of one of the houses with a mat outside the box with ‘Hello’ written on it! My Aries friend was gobsmacked by a Doctor Who moment. Told her to take photos. Looked at them next day and their was a definite face inside the box in one snap highlighted by the flash in camera. This was the Phantom Mercury Retro Red Telephone Box alive just down the lane. Would have copied it to… Read more »

Pi
Pi

wow! this sounds pretty cool 🙂

12th house Virgo
12th house Virgo

Talk about phantom phonebox- Uranian Scorp may be coming over tonight for a get together with old friends. It’s amazing how much I’ve changed in the past 6 years. I have nothing nice to say to him. And he never did anything to me. He is what the oracle calls a “psychosexual predator.”

Pi
Pi

whoa. I did not know the Oracle even had those words.

Stella Polaris
Stella Polaris

Have recently signed up to linked in and it appears to pick up from your email and gmail contacts with linked in accounts.even when those emails go back to the late 1990s. That was an interesting 5 mins seeing who they had picked up but no temptation to reach out and yes I had read Mystic’s daily email . Earlier I got a rude shock to see the email “invite” to link up with peeps who I moved away from in late 2014 to March 2015. Just seeing their photos made me glad to have moved away from them. Of… Read more »

gogengo
gogengo

I’ve got Mercury in Taurus – communication is always slow for me, going to use that to my advantage. There are no words adequate enough these days, with the passing of George Michael and Carrie Fisher, I’m feeling this deep need to pull WAY back. And per your advice, Mystic, just watching and listening… Keeping my fingers crossed that no random exes come out of the woodwork, although I did see on FB a photo of my HS ex that cheated on me, broke my heart and he’s literally 400 pounds. Obesity is NOT funny but the fact that this… Read more »

marsbar
marsbar

And for once I have no interest in talking to anyone from my past except maybe wayward clients!

Pi
Pi

Oh wow haha I get the point and everything but my Pisces mercury adores this phone box and the communications it inspires. I just love phone boxes as a thing. Especially the ones in the middle of nowhere. As MM says, almost a relic technology but to me it is also a symbol of the democracy and essentialness of communication. I hope we always have them. In the all too brief pre- mobile phone days I’d walk out of my beautiful but crazy wooden house on the edge of town (there were jonquils and neglected fruit trees and also peppermint… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus

Yup the retro red telephone box down the lane is in the middle of almost nowhere :-).It would have blown your mind to see it Pi.
I call my hunky door stopping Sagg Adonis. SOme men just look too good to be anything else but mythological no other way to describe them.

Pi
Pi

ahahahah so well put as always Pegasus 😀

sphinx
sphinx

My Virgo friend with Moon in Aries sent me a message after 3 months stating she now had time for me. Didn’t get in the Merc Retro phone box because I am too upset and hurt.

But then, quandary. Do I invite Virgo to my little bro’s 10 year memorial BBQ? Or is this the kind of event that falls to the wayside when relationships are damaged..
Just don’t think I can be the friend she needs me to be right now, ie all-compassionate and eggshell-compliant.

Pi
Pi

I feel that if the Virgo was going through something that meant she couldn’t attend to the friendship, then it could simply be about her stuff not you, and it might be a good thing to rise above and let her know about the event, if that’s something that would be important for her. If things transpired in a different way, then maybe some breathing space and a one on one catch up when or if the time feels right. Especially if you’re still feeling tender from your own family difficulties recently. Easy does it.. Xxxx

Pi
Pi

Saying ‘important for her’ is not to place her needs above your own at your brother’s memorial event, but more saying in case your friendship goes back a long way including the loss of your brother. X

sphinx
sphinx

She may not or may find it important, she knew him – but I think I just can’t. The thing is it’s simply that I am stressed and not as easygoing as usual. She’s very sensitive & can’t handle much, especially therefore me right now. And I really need to be able to talk without feeling like the slightest ripple is going to cause another year of radio silence. Fair weather friend these days and the weathers been stormy, so…Thx Pi

Pi
Pi

yes it sounds like a bit too much to deal with right now.. sometimes there is simply no capacity to work around someone else’s issues while we too are dealing with stuff. xx

12th house Virgo
12th house Virgo

Having just survived hosting people I really would have rather not hosted – go with your gut.

sphinx
sphinx

Thanks your comment is so right and perfect. Hope you are recuperating!

Starlush
Starlush

Bangarang Mystic ?

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

This is a FAB metaphor and such a brilliant post – LOVE! Nope, I’m good! If the line goes dead, that’s where I leave it. I’m not the type to obsesses over the faux construct of “closure” – life is messy and sometimes you just can’t fit everything neatly into a box and pack it all away. Occasionally there are loose ends; threads of fate that lie slack like tin can telephone lines to The Road Not Taken. I can only think of two times in my entire life where I’ve struck up a convo with someone that was firmly… Read more »

Starlush
Starlush

Pandora’s box!!! Yes hilarious and well equated

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Pandora’s box, penalty box…it’s all the same, isn’t it? 😀

Starlush
Starlush

?? Jack in the box?

TripleL
TripleL

I’ve heard from uber-creepy, ex-stalking, obsessive, prolific liar priest again (after having very little contact for >1 yr). Get this: he claims we met 20 yrs ago almost to the day, at a bar, where I wrote my # & maiden name down on a napkin & gave it to him. Not likely, folks. I was happily married – & pregnant. Lol.

More like Jagoff Fuqnut in the Box, in my case. Good Lord.

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

i so need this reminder … thank you.

the LZ fixation i thought i was over reached out a few weeks ago and i was like AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH out demon out!!! of course that little demon voice says, “but what if …” no. just no. just means he was bored. NO getting back in the creepy booth.

now about exorcisms for the demon voice?

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

… cuz while no one wants to be a LZ, i AM a Libra, and have been out of relationship now for over a year. yes, internal soul quest, blah blah blah … but i know this Libra thrives on being in relationship … and my scopes keeps saying it’s a comin, but … zilch, zip, nada … and idk, i want so much more out of a relationship these days than some random LZ thing, but if i don’t stumble across something of substance soon, that demon could start sounding WAY more rational.

marsbar
marsbar

I’m a Libra too. Being a sun sign Libra doesn’t make you a LZ. It is natural for us to want good functional healthy relationships. My LZ comes from my Neptune square Venus. I would check if you have strange Neptune placements in your natal. If no placement then maybe this is a transit?

Jokerman
Jokerman

Agreed….. Neptune.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Second that – Venus in 12h sq Nep/Moon ….

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

i appreciate all your input! i definitely agree the Libra piece doesn’t equal LZ, but from what i understand seems to make me strongly about relationship (maybe i am wrong?), being out of one for so long (yes for me 1 year is a loooonnnnngggg time) makes me more susceptible to LZ traits that i have had my whole life and am only now starting to see and eliminate. My Neptune is 14 deg in Scorp in the 2nd, if i am reading this right my natal Neptune is sextile Pluto (13 Vir/12th), Trine True Node (14 Kakata/10th) and Chiron… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

You are quite Neptunian. Part of a Water Grand Trine (your Cancer NN, Chiron in Pisces and ya Nep in Scorp) ‘kited’ by Pluto.

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

Thank you!! i appreciate the insight! Oh lord, grand trine, that sounds … of substance. ~off to google~

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

and just BTW, I don’t put this all out there with an expectation of anyone interpreting my chart or anything, just more as a “here’s me as a science experiment” for your amusement kind of thing. if anyone can recommend a good resource (besides mystic obviously) for study for a neophyte, that would be awesome. a lot of what gets discussed here is so over my head it can be overwhelming. but you’re not getting rid of me, muuuuhahahaha i love it here.

Corrina
Corrina

Hello .. we often discuss our charts, aspects or transits here. That’s the generosity of Mystic – creating a space where we can all learn from each other!

I still get overwhelmed by the knowledge. I don’t know half the shit some people here know about astrology and I been dabbling in it since I was 15! 😉

Pi
Pi

afaict you can pretty much ignore the semi-this and sesqui-that. Look at the big angles, i.e. conjunct, square, opposite, sextile etc. Trines seem to just lay the foundations, define the territory, they don’t make any trouble for you, they are the cruise control six-lane freeway compared to the rocky mountain pass of the square (for example. I read that metaphor somewhere.) if something’s a thing in your chart chances are it will appear more than once in different ways. maybe with outer planets it’s good to look at the transits from inner planets too, for example right now you’ll have… Read more »

Pi
Pi

sorry i meant maybe mercury is translating any ~pluto sextile neptune~ challenges (or otherwise)

Jacqui
Jacqui

Broke. Waiting for accountant to finalise the mother of all rebates. Just going camping at the very remote farm tmz and accountant asks for copies of receipts. Ring home and ask daughter #1 to find said docs. But she has no idea wtf i am talking about. Ping! Thank god im organiser/anal and have them saved in my email ready to forward from my trusty samsung. Breathe just breathe

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

lol old british phone box

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Brexit indeed! Shall we just ping back to the dark economic days of yore, while we call on the ghost of Mother Thatcher to save us? Yeh, because, we interpreted Ol’ Bro Darwin as saying we were better, the best. Ol’ Doc Who traversed the planets in masterful style as the droll superior outwitting all lives surely within us all, as we live within a phone booth.

Complaints? Send me a letter, old darling.

amystar
amystar

Made me lol too… Something so familiar and flat about it, combined with the magical framing.. Hilarious!

Jokerman
Jokerman

Of course l wouldn’t want to convince a woman of my wit / relevance / planetary presence. Nah, not me. …not me, never……yes.

I never got any hotness molecules. They said because you a being born on probation you don’t get any.

Jokerman
Jokerman

This is what l need to hear 4x times an hour. For the next 24/30, @ least.

In early October 2013, about the same time l was getting into this site, there was a post called “That’d be a No!” Or some such. I sent a love letter off to my reset woman. Boy, did the shit hit the fan. I thought l could turn 6mths of flirt into sumthn substantial. Big big big mistake.

Sso if MM says “Don’t!!!”, don’t.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Just to clarify: I read the post about a week AFTER the shit had hit the fan. It was one of the the thiings that made me realize MM was the real thing. A weekly one, around the same time, was like a David Gower cover drive; a sweetly timed piece of poetry.
But it left me devestated. It was Pluto STATIONARY (turning D) – e x a c t l y on my DSC to the degree AND minute.

dark star
dark star

Where WAS this phone box for urges to “touch base” with questionable individuals earlier this year ha

Recent inspo: “the experimental love vaccine worked fast” article

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

i just bang away at the poor, bitchy oracle if i feel the need for inappropriate comms. It usually saves me, bitch-slaps me around occasionally, highlights my delusions in a way that even i go wtf over. A subscription well worth purchasing for me this year on that factor alone 🙂

dark star
dark star

Too true!

Starlush
Starlush

Lol

rachel
rachel

SO relevant. the night merc went retrograde, I reached out to a toxic ex to “see if we could be friends” after all this time–absolute love zombie ghost madness

rachel
rachel

it was a stark reminder though–pluto transit currently on my descendant–merc pinging on that–a “now, see what happened?
don’t do that again” message LOL

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Pluto sometimes wants you to really, well not just scratch under the surface but dig it right up and see. Nothing wrong with that urge, if it’s how you find your truth. (Says a natal Pluto Virgo opposition Sun Pisces square Mars, which also squares Pluto.) But you have to embarrassment-proof. Or … for my next Ready-to-Wear Collection Piece, hello, My Embarrassment! But nothing gives you the satisfaction that really finding out for sure can, if you’re wired that way, even the satisfaction of saving yourself from a faux pas. If you’re a fleet-footed one (Virgo?) then you’ll never do… Read more »

Scorpie
Scorpie

“Pluto sometimes wants you to really, well not just scratch under the surface but dig it right up and see” HAHA!!! Yeah, like when Heathcliff dug up Cathy’a grave in Wuthering Heights. “Nothing wrong with that urge at all” 🙂 I understand – Natal Pluto/ Uranus / mars Virgo in 8th house. Sun, merc, Neptune, psyche Scorp. Leave no stone unturned, get to the very bottom, consume the very last drop Even when your gut says it’s going to hurt or end badly you still go there intrepidly. Only THEN can you move on. You can’t properly Phoenix without getting… Read more »

Scorpie
Scorpie

*Cathy’s

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Haha you girls, gee whillikers! Perhaps i’m a bit Uranus-Venus type of Mutable but for me, digging up is all about digging up my own psyche from that experience: who WAS i that i was into that? Geebus, all the Cathy and Heathcliff made me think of dragging a corpse torso with bits of grave dirt, leaves and whatnot (old dried flesh strips probably) all over the nice floor into the lovely fresh linens for a…*shudder*…for…GAK! I may be Zero Scorp 12th house but my 8th house is empty. Whoohoo! “Nothing wrong with that urge at all”…ok a Pisces won’t… Read more »

Scorpie
Scorpie

well. I didn’t mean literally dig up a corpse. Haha… eww. My Mars in Virgo wouldn’t approve, nor would Cap asc think it dignified. So yes, to digging up one’s own psyche but also to curiosity getting the better of me and doing something one last time, But i think, with regards to affairs of the heart, that the last whopper of a Neptune/Saturn transit has finally put an end to those inclinations. Especially since a psychic i saw pleaded with me to never EVER go back to the multi Saggo / karmic something guy i cut out of my… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Oh you did, Scorpie, but i drew breath at your psychic’s message. What a stinging thing. Stay strong xx

Keep laughing – your wit crackles 🙂

Pi
Pi

Definitely about the digging into own psyche!! It is only ever about our own psyche imho! The Buddhist principle of non-attachment being the endgame. Note, not disinterest or cold detachment, but rather not seeking control or dominion or ownership of some kind of less-than-functional participation in a connection.

Agree with 12 hv

Scorpie
Scorpie

Not something I’ll ever achieve in this incarnation as a Scorpio!

Seabird
Seabird

And then there’s the type of ex that you know you’re nevere ever going to be friends with, but if you dig them up again, they are certain to come round and sleep with you. These are the most dangerous, in my book, because if you get into bed with them (or in the car, on a table, on the beach, whatever), your stupid dumb brain will convince you that love must be part of the equation. No no no…..

Jokerman
Jokerman

Ive never had an X become a Why

TripleL
TripleL

Well played, Powderfinger (thumbs up here).

Jokerman
Jokerman

I was never any good at algebra.

12th house Virgo
12th house Virgo

God mille, you make me feel so understood and you weren’t even taking to me.

Pegasus
Pegasus

Millie’s cup over floweth with sympatico-empathy.
And it’s a D E E P cup.

Corrina
Corrina

Unfortunately with the advent of mobile communications and social media, we’re all stuck with a Mercury Retrograde Phantom Phone Box … ready to speed dial, text or message on the slightest whim.

Seabird
Seabird

….and I just went looking for the ‘like’ button on your comment. Think it might be time to detach myself for a while…

Jacqui
Jacqui

Your not the only one to look for” like”

flowerchild
flowerchild

No worries there, I’m not going to mess with what I think could be some good energy coming up. I notice I don’t communicate well or even talk well during Mercury retros anyway, so I need to keep on keeping my mouth shut a bit.. This is good advice, too, on not reaching out right now regarding career moves, perhaps wait until after Merc goes direct… The new moon will be right on my Venus in Cap in the 6th, and Uranus going direct right on my North node in the 10th. Just saw that Uranus has been retro since… Read more »

12th house Virgo
12th house Virgo

Yes! That is the power of feng shui or just being organized – you have a way of discovering you have more resources than you realize. The money is very symbolic.

flowerchild
flowerchild

Thank you, 12HV! 🙂

LeoEscapeArtist
LeoEscapeArtist

…be vewy, vewy quiet
–Elmer Fudd

Jokerman
Jokerman

Ha. My 9th fave cartoon character.

Methinky
Methinky

In oz, this is literally available, but we are now too smart to go in deeper (thanks MM)

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/12/you-can-make-free-phone-calls-from-telstra-payphones-this-christmas/

Jokerman
Jokerman

Years ago I answered a public phone box. I said gday. They said, “Who are you??”. I said , “Just ya average guy going past”.

Little did they know.

Methinky
Methinky

Who were they after?

Jokerman
Jokerman

I was to stoned to know what it was about. I was only thinking about my pizza l was going to get.

Jokerman
Jokerman

By the time we got to the pizza shop we were pissin ourselves over it.

Seabird
Seabird

Oh man, if I was stoned and a pay telephone had rung near me I probably would have had a mystic conniption over it!

Pegasus
Pegasus

Has Matrix written all over it. I would have expected Keanu on the other end.

Jokerman
Jokerman

My fave SciFi/Futuristic is “Galaxy Quest”.

Methinky
Methinky

I once dialled a wrong number and it was answered by someone I know. We spoke about feng shui.

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