The Ultimate Mercury Retrograde Trip

Mercury is, as you know, Retrograde and this can manifest as apparitions from your near or far past.  So my multi-Sagittarius Developer Tarik (he has Uranus, Athene, Sun, Diana, Venus, Neptune, Mercury and Sagittarius all conjunct in Sagg) just blew my mind.

In the middle of a Void Moon In Taurus and apropos of nothing he showed my snapshots of my site going back to 2000 – yes you read that right. Thanks to the Internet Wayback Machine there are records of my site from the digital equivalent of the Minoan era or something.

So S-loads of perspective right there and a classic Mercury Retro trip. So if you are looking for a suitable Void Moon in Taurus activity – that really WILL deliver – consider tomb-raiding your own past and searching for ancient scrolls. The tangent will always pay more dividends than the linear path during a Void Moon. This is particularly so during a Mercury Retrograde.

Also, for those of you who actually remember the old-era site and the various vicissitudes and are still around today in any form whatsoever, thank you!  All those times i thought i would have to impregnate the site with ads everywhere and thanks to the Mega Mystic people, it has not happened. I appreciate you beyond words.

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Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn

Mercury in retrograde Knew it would be big I have Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto in Virgo Nocturnal Activities indulged in… 1/ last night Sat on the bathroom floor and drank Allicante Rose and pulled out every item of makeup I own Try, dry,wry,buy,cry Culled, threw, laughed at the awful mistakes… Then the bathroom cupboard, the shower, the window ledge, the drawers Got sorted, cleaned, culled, organised… Really had to resist the urge (it took the WHOLE bottle!) Not to catalogue my makeup, body products, hair stuff, soaps, teeth stuff, face creams, scrubs etc Now In snazzy little containers, ordered,… Read more »

The Year of the Phoenix
The Year of the Phoenix

Merc Rx nightmare. – 4am oven starts beeping LOUDLY and as it’s the People’s Day holiday no way to stop it til the realestate plus back on board tomorrow: (

Had to turf out the international student and give her some bucks to find food and began to question why why why me?

Merc Rx respect

Pi
Pi

Hestia transit?

Pi
Pi

oops i mean Vesta!

davidl
davidl

Sunrise sunset, sunrise sunset, quickly go the years .. I’ve gone all fiddler on the roof Myst.l. I remember the first time I commented on the blog, Kataka had recently birthed gem boy in the dining room and I’d bought myself a new computer. He was the 3rd and we had Asian students living downstairs. We were renting a big ramshackle place That was 2003. I wanted to run gems Astro. Looked around and struck gold with you Myst, and a beautiful group of women to chat to about everything and nothing. There are trees and there are birds. You… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta

i miss being able to access the site
no thats not me being pass agg ( i hope)
ive not inquired or asked for support because the issue is definately on my side. Any access to any website has too many redirects for connection to the server to be trusted lately. Mirroring my body / mind / soul / psyche and general state of being a hot mess, work in progress, so I own it all.

missing my homies, PIABs and MM
but grateful
and with a sountrack like Lust For Life – Lana Banana I love you…) how can I complain?
xxx

Invicta
Invicta

holy moly… this happened to me fittingly while reading about The Shadow and Projection in Jungian psychoanalytic therory and asking myself “what IS this / was that / who sent you?” etc suddenly my former iphoto library became not only available but seeming to have tarrot like syncronicity and a binary magic sends me an “on this day one year ago” movie, complete with genetic elevator music Voila a montage of almost the identical exprience With The Same Soul/ Six-pack- man thing being but mercifully showing some progress and wisdom gleaned and I was like…. thank you internet (who is… Read more »

LadyLeh
LadyLeh

Beautiful Dear Mystic, I only discovered your site a couple of years ago, and give a big hoorah to all those who were around supporting you back in the day! The minute I saw your world (I think I must have found it by googling some astrological question) I knew I had to visit often and keep it near. Since then I have told anyone who would listen about your wisdom, humor, insight, killer eye and voracious appetite for great imagery, and personal commitment. I cant wait to enjoy the next 17 years and more with you and everyone here!… Read more »

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Merc is retro across my Pluto/Uranus/Mars first and second houses. I don’t normally get much interference with the retro but this one is proving very interesting already. I’m getting info floating to me from peeps I worked with 20 years ago, really complimentary stuff about my talent/work. These same people rubbished me so much back in the day that I left that industry, what little confidence I had was destroyed. I’ve lugged their views around with me since then in some form or other and it’s really shocked me to hear this new perspective. I had a long convo w… Read more »

pi`
pi`

re our above comments – yes come to think of it – i’m noticing similar things. but it’s kind of a “…huh.” – realising that some important things have healed within my heart. And knowing that i dont have to act if it means treading on this freshly fixed stuff to attend to someone else in a way tyhat will destabilise me So, yeah, a revision of sorts, but not of the administrative kind. it’s only early days in the retro though, haha. notes and reflecting. yes. Kind of yin style.

Pi
Pi

Is there any reason “why” (lol) mercury retrogrades (even in my 3rd house, as currently) never ever associate with ‘the past’ in my case? Is my capricorn moon scorched earth policy – when it comes to past relationships – a feasible explanation for no past-‘loves’ re appearing? Having said this, as relationships are just a reflection of our (my) shadow self, perhaps this links to my Venus South Node actual successful vanquishing of the past. I noticed that this retrograde does cross the same territory as the 2015 midyear Venus retrograde, which was a Very Important Time for me (cf:… Read more »

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Yeah maybe it manifests as revision rather than past stuff reappearing. Maybe past loves only rock up when you really have big final goodbyes/issues to sort. I dunno – it never happens to me either. I travel, book stuff, buy stuff, all sorts during Merc retro and never had a problem. (touch wood lol)

Pi
Pi

yes i don’t really subscribe to the admin fiasco stuff
maybe my absence of desire to control stuff or sweat stupid details helps, or, professional due diligence habits, lol
Also, knwing myself enough to do my best to avoid high stress, high detail situations – that is not where my strengths lie
psychic-drag of deep-stress past few years has taught / allowed / shown me how to forgive myself for daily snafu’s – berating myself only fuqs me up – it’s an enabling pathway for low self esteem (in my world)

Leo-Scorp Grrrl
Leo-Scorp Grrrl

Cool to see the early days. I’ve only been around since about 2012. I read the blog for a while and knew I wanted to learn more. Once I subscribed, I was hooked. I LOVE the subscription with zero ads!!! Thank you, Mystic, for sticking with the no advertising mission! You get what you pay for…

Kay
Kay

Your site always brings a smile to my face. It’s beautiful and smart…always good art…always an ‘in the now’ feel.

LadyLeh
LadyLeh

Absolutely. Well put.

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke

The aries conundrum solved in a heartbeat. I was thinking in this low ebb tide how bummed out I’m physically, my aries sun’s fifth house is my charts 12th, summer is winter, fall is spring. For the best this year as I can neither rabble not want to rouse. On antibiotics and heading for bed no contact zone. August always looks a bit like this. This gemini moon has been helpful, air enough to get the job done before the sleepfest to prepare for rebirth #53665467645 May you all have the eclipse you need. Thanks for upcoming tarot goodness Mystic.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I abso love that fact that the site is ad-free

But I never knew it in its old incarnation

Totally gonna look at some olde scrolls…lol

Crystallised future
Crystallised future

Subscriber for 14 years now I think and I’ve loved all of the makeovers. This site just gets better and better

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

Kind of bizarre but last night I had the urge to facebook stalk an ex friend — got up to date very quickly, she married the bogan guy and has a kid — which was her main aspiration back when we shared a house together and were friends. I have no hard feelings towards this woman we drifted apart geographically and psychologically — she was a real nutbag and love zombie supreme.

I think doing this kind of archeology is easier now bc of ppl’s online presences.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

I too went full FB stalkery last night to get to the bottom of a few things and found the whole experience so lame and disappointing. Again, shocked at how everyone from the Ground Zero days has totally moved on. Their lives are unrecognisable from before. My drive to know their stories (and somehow have an illusion of control) isn’t even there anymore. I wonder if I’m the only one who still feels anchored to that point in time? Perhaps because I am not drinking (six weeks and counting) I get no buzz from a FB stalkery session. I dunno,… Read more »

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

yes, kind of like watching The Batchelor. I know, ppl watch it for entertainment, but the whole competing for the (extremely shallow) man and bitching and scheming about and with the other biatch thing is soooo tedious and promoting stereotypical patriarchal behaviour IMO.
‘Keep the wimmins down by distracting them with killer abs, get them all fighting for some brainless twit and a diamond on their finger, and they will stay passive aggressive and hence ‘controllable’ forever. / feminist rant over

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

*biatches

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

what is this ‘ground zero’ of which you speak?

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Oh it’s the shorthand phrase I’ve started to use to describe the time everything blew up… not just with me but with the whole group I was hanging out with at the time.
Chiron in Pisces pretty much covers it, timewise.

flowerchild
flowerchild

Ah! This is awesome, MM! I bet that was fun and gives perspective, to go back through your old web pages! I found your site in just 2011, so I’m a relative newcomer, but SO grateful to have found you and the amazing community here! Thank you for being! You have helped me so much! So……..yesterday I think I slayed at Rent Board court. It was a Merc retro experience in that it was a revisiting to the case that we could not resolve in mediation in June. I got all Merc in Virgo in preparation and went back over… Read more »

dizzarina
dizzarina

That is awesome, flowerchild. You should rest easy knowing you gave it your best.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Synchronicity – I just went tomb-raiding my archives yesterday for something I had written some time ago. It was just a miscellaneous thought I hadn’t expounded upon but I wanted to revisit it and couldn’t recall exactly where it was stored since it wasn’t a completed piece with an actual title. Fortunately my memory is good and searching with a couple choice keywords yielded results in a matter of seconds – the digital age makes searching for documents such a breeze, which is very handy when you do a ton of writing. I couldn’t imagine if I had to sift… Read more »

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

awwww, very bummed i didn’t find you till recently, but boy was i still sleeping back then despite my mom having taken me for my first astro (hand done chart and dot matrix print out) when i was like 12 (and trust me that was a LONG time ago .. x-ref dot matrix) . i am so glad you never had to succumb to the advert path. so many sites that might be good that you can’t even navigate for the slog of the ads. happy to be here now, and wishing i could be reminiscing with you all instead… Read more »

Blanca
Blanca

I’ve been following you since Saturn in Libra days… 2009/2010? I can’t believe your site goes back to 2000!
much love
xx

Jokerman
Jokerman

I remember the good old days….except l wasn’t there.

Redlipstick Virgo
Redlipstick Virgo

LOL that’s just the best comment ever!

sphinx
sphinx

Squee!! This brings me back to Internet cafes in my travels. Too funny!

curiouser and curiouser crab
curiouser and curiouser crab

Yes!

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

For the record though, re: the site – I preferred the old oracle, hahaha.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Bahaha the old oracle was brutal and a little LZ at times 🙂

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

My Mercury Retro is really weirding me – I’m getting random flashbacks to nothing in particular – you know, like that time I was standing in a paddock for work back in 2012 when absolutely NOTHING happened. For the record my job was to be out in paddocks so it wasn’t unusual. Or that time I was lying in the backyard sunbaking, like I did every boring weekend in that small town. Or that six months I decided to wash my car every weekend. Flashbacks to nothing. Worse still, I’m getting feelings come to me from the past that I… Read more »

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

Just had a go at the tarot – 12th house: Moon. Yep.

“Other realms opening up” – well, I didn’t go into that, but let’s say I’m sufficiently freaked in that respect also.

Depending on my dreams tonight, I might be burning some white sage soon.

Kim S
Kim S

Ah so like sunken treasure buried in the past and overlooked until now–also new tools to ascertain the true worth. I love it–when you mentioned flipping the notion of retrograde the other day but this makes perfect sense in the mix with the eclipses. The ellipsis non linear way around the conventional type barriers or norms. Viva!

Redlipstick Virgo
Redlipstick Virgo

You’ve come a long way baby! And so have we all – I remember coming across the site after adoring your horoscopes in the Australian! I can’t do without daily mystic and scopes and blog and magic wallet, candles, consults and all the cool wisdom and feng and the best images ever on a blog – I think about all I have learned from you and it’s such a positive community for all of us pseudo intellectual astro bitches … what more can I say – love the site love you MM xxx

curiouser and curiouser crab
curiouser and curiouser crab

It was so exciting to have the blog after religiously following MM in the Australian. And yes for how she has been there through thick and thin, would have been so much harder to get through some stuff without her sage advice and great take on things. Long may she prosper!

Calidor
Calidor

I’ve been wondering whether I could hearken back to the days of old (somewhere around Feb 2009) as I read somewhere that conditions now are similar to that time and wanted to compare the two)

Is all of this an example of Uranus time as opposed to Saturn time.

This is a major gift to everyone by the way and thanks so much for thinking of us.

current
current

This post is freaking me out. Was just thinking today about your site and its incarnations and wondering what would be your top five ‘running a website” tips. You see I have a web based business idea…

I was there in Minoa with hard back Astro guides. Thanks for the trip MM ❤️

Houdini
Houdini

I loved the old spinning Oracle on the triangular ladder…. and I liked the fact it took a few seconds before it revealed the answer… Those few seconds were GOLD for reflecting on the burning subject. and amped the synchronicity, in my opinion.- please bring that small delay back!

P.s. I love the current Olaf Hajek banner. So powerful.

Redlipstick Virgo
Redlipstick Virgo

I totally agree I loved that oracle too!
I also love the current banner I have it as a post card right on my desk so beautiful!

curiouser and curiouser crab
curiouser and curiouser crab

I remember it! What a buzz to see it again. Loved it and still here all these years later. I remember it being spnsored by, amongst others, an organic winemaker, yes?

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

OH wow how fantastic! I loved the old site. It looks positively antiquarian now tho’ in comparison.
Riffing off Pi’s comment above, I wonder if there would be money to be made in doing astro consults for work teams. A kind of Myers Briggs, but with synastry and transits. I would love to cop a look at the chart of the new Grand Royal Psycho in my cube farm.

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

lol… grand royal psycho 😀
Yes I wonder about my previous boss from hell who gave me the boot — although not very much because I prefer to put her and her psychosis behind me — far behind me!

neptunia
neptunia

Appreciate you more!!! 😉 Love ya and Rock On Sista

Pi
Pi

Awww <3

Pi
Pi

P.s. top work from multi sadge web developer Tariq!! I love how you look at the astro of your coworkers(?). I guess that’s your job though 😀

jessie
jessie

I remember how many oracles there were! And you’d pick a symbol, I liked that bit. And if I think maybe it spun too…I was 14 and still here!

Ren
Ren

Me too! I was 17 or 18 and my sister and I used to use the oracle all the time! It was and still is so spot on! Still an avid reader and it makes my subway rides and days off so enjoyable.

Buckle (Aries Sun; Pisces Asc; Gem Moon.)
Buckle (Aries Sun; Pisces Asc; Gem Moon.)

Wow! I had completely forgotten what the old site looked like but of course now it all comes flooding back! I kinda love the old look and the darker colours. But I am reading this on my phone while on the bus home, so I am literally experiencing right now the virtues of the current interface.

tetegem
tetegem

Any pics of the old oracle? Would love to see them. We go a long eay ❤️

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