Vanadium Lightyear’s Mercury Retrograde

Filed in Astro Gaga

Vanadium LIghtyear awoke in some angst. Her nightmare had been vivid and disturbing.  A Kardashian had passed and somehow managed to co-opt a reality television deal from the Afterlife. Or at least one dimension of it. Entities with influencer contracts and ghostly Real Housewives of Hades had permission to haunt subways. They could also emanate from television sets that had been turned off.

She was already uncharacteristically melancholy.  Space Archeologists all over the planet were being replaced by artificial intelligence-driven algorithms. It would be more difficult to generate funds for her Uranus in Taurus scheme than she had at first envisaged. Every day it seemed that Pluto in Capricorn exposed yet another way that the economy was gamed against strivers and innovators like herself.

The Experimental Love Zombie Vaccine had worked SO well that she had not had a date in what felt like decades. It had rendered her incapable of delusion, of accepting less than her worth, of playing Geisha, of – effectively – 21st Century Dating.

She Never Liked The Vortex Between Eclipses

But it was worse. Nobody at Neptunian Life Coaching had told her that the Past Life Regression she had signed up for would not be a single one-off ‘recall’ session while she lay down. No. It had been integrated via Dark Matter driven technology to be part of her waking existence.

She caught whiffs of flowering plants from her garden in Pompeii as she strode down the graffiti scrawled back allies of Cosmopolis. She could see the astral bloodlines of corrupt leaders going back to the most ancient of regimes. It was all too apparent that her current money woes were financial karma from her disgraceful conduct in the colonies during the Restoration era.

Sighing, she smudged with sage and sat down to consider her options. She never liked the vortex between two Eclipses. Suddenly her posture straightened. Vanadium Lightyear had had a realization. Mercury Retrograde in Virgo was all she need focus on until September 11.  Narrow her optics to the most micro-cosmic details. Reactivate her stationery fetish. Reduce, measure, control, clean, filter, and repeat.

She now knew that if she tuned out the Noise, the Signal would be perceptible. Again.

 

Image: Arthur Elgort

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JSNOWMM Member
JSNOW

brilliant post. just what I needed to read. xoxo

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

YASSSSS QUEEN

davidlMM Member
davidl

…. though something was nagging at her just below the flashing between her unconscious and conscious awareness.
Why did that numerologist she stumbled across in the rec room at CERN try and convince her to change her name to Betty Smith ? Was this just a cosmic joke being played by retro Mercury ? Was the numerologist an unknowing messenger from Hades ? Or was it her spirit guide who wanted to drop this bomb ?

Sapphira
Sapphira

i LOVE this story / mono-musing format plus this is exactly what i needed to hear

CleverUserIDMM Member
CleverUserID

THIS is why i hang out here. utterly brill. adore you MM.

Lets hope my virgo ascendant plays nice here for me, i am lost in the vortex atm.

DebMM Member
Deb

Love it!!

alchemy-saltMM Member
alchemy-salt

I cannot tell you how much I love this, Mystic. I’m going to print it out and stick it next to my desk. Or under my pillow.

It also gave me very strong vibes of Higgs Boson Blues by Nick Cave.

jjt4732MM Member
jjt4732

I feel it

xMM Member
x

Such clever writing…I want to read on and on….a book perhaps????!

PiMM Member
Pi

Omg! MM yes a book. Let me think though, I wonder if you know any writers who are also in the astro informed sci fi fantasy realm, support, you know? hmmm ..gee… 😉

dark starMM Member
dark star

I had the most indescribably bizarre night out with coworkers this wkend, and yesterday at work all of a sudden broke out in a Virgo sweat. Had to minimalize Everything on my desk, wipe it down, even furtively tried to Palo santo (people around will try again today). Then I went outside and felt like the flowers were talking to me
Feeling the vortex x a million. Vanadium is always on point with her guru re alignments.

jeskileMM Member
jeskile

Stick this in the time capsule. It is exact.
I’m so moved I’m in the middle of battling “get some of this tattooed to my arm” excited. Yes. Thanks. I was getting lost in the smoke.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I hate stationary. Other than that, a little too accurate.

PandoraMM Member
Pandora

Yep re the stationary – that, in spite my Saturn.SN in 3rd. Or maybe because of it – not to mention my natal Mars in Leo opposing or the fac that my natal SN is THE SN of the mo.

Form (stationary) seems so frivolous. Content is all.

I can barely decipher my own handwriting these days, given that all is typed, even though I tried, as a leftie, to do pretty cursive (lol my Venus neptune in 12th square Saturn 3rd and SN) as a kid.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

That’s a thought, stationary as frivolous seems about right in this day and age. I can imagine Virgoan types loving the cleanliness of a digital page. Maybe stationary has become part of the Taurean element of things and possessions of the past as they are more sensory and love touch?

ElectroMM Member
Electro

So the vortex between two eclipses is a thing? Why did I not remember this? Maybe it’s super strong as I’m solar & multiple Leo and live in North America. Last week it was yoga, dog walking, swimming in streams and making art with witchy friends. I made wreaths of feathers gifted from a Sag stelluim who I play multi-dimensional see-saw with through my Gemini stellium. Monday started the laser beam eradication of piles and boring to-dos I’ve been putting off. Today it’s off to the ocean, where my Moon Neptune gets some runaway time. Hasn’t been the same since… Read more »

Kym
Kym

Hasn’t Vanadium lifted her style game? IT must be that Virgo sensibility coming through

PiMM Member
Pi

maybe pluto. the zap zone dealt us all a hand, somewhere …

PiMM Member
Pi

The vibe in my mind is that of hydraulic doors closing quietlly behind me with a soft sound…”fshhhrrrrrrr.” The inner sanctum lights automatically come up to my preferred level and the air temperature regulates itself to “coolly detached, clear thinking”. I see that the plants are looking nice and healthy, because I water them and take care of them when I need to take a break from the words and thinking. My desk, which runs along the length of half a wall with a movable return section, is low-lit for now. It’s clear of annoying clutter because the floor to… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

thanks for the vibe inspo, MM 😀

dark starMM Member
dark star

I love this, reads like an italicized authors forward or protagonist “mood setter” before the beginning of a book.

embarkons7MM Member
embarkons7

Yes, I love this and the Vanadium post that inspired it, too. Pi, your post made me think of Personal Shopper that newish Oliver Assayas movie for some reason too.

PiMM Member
Pi

Ahhhh wow I loved that film for many reasons. I’m also a bit of a Kristen Stewart fan. (She’s a katakan. I think MM mentioned this somewhere) It’s very sensual I think. Not as in sexy, but a kind of proust-ish apprehension of a moment or place/space/personal experience. Maybe because I’m in katakaspace right now it has ze vibes? Right after watching it I them watched Arrival. Both films with female protagonists grappling with the unseen, the utterly new, and a sense of groundlessness, while remaining strongly attuned to, or inescapably in contact with, their inner world, as in, not… Read more »

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

MR is so on already. Like you said Mystic, for us “mercurial” (Gemini with Virgo Rising here) it’s like it has been on for a while. But today I am feeling it in a super strong way. how’s that possible? I have been searching for some objects (dresses, gifts ecc) for quite sometime and today – of all days – I am finding them all online. Only problem is: is my last day at the office before holidays so I can’t have them sent here and I won’t be home either so I don’t know how to solve this. Is… Read more »

UniversaliMM Member
Universali

You are a genius. And full stop again.

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

“The Experimental Love Zombie Vaccine had worked SO well that she had not had a date in what felt like decades. It had rendered her incapable of delusion, of accepting less than her worth, of playing Geisha, of – effectively – 21st Century Dating.”
Ok so this has been the reason behind my “no dating for ages” since I decided to close the “asshole/love zombie” era forever.

Leo-Scorp Grrrl
Leo-Scorp Grrrl

“asshole/love zombie” era
Yes, close that era forever. 🙂

FireSunna-AquaLunaMM Member
FireSunna-AquaLuna

Sighing, she smudged with sage and sat down to consider her options. She never liked the vortex between two Eclipses. Suddenly her posture straightened. Vanadium Lightyear had had a realization. Mercury Retrograde in Virgo was all she need to focus on until September 11. Narrow her optics to the most micro-cosmic details. Reactivate her stationery fetish. Reduce, measure, control, clean, filter and repeat. She now knew that if she tuned out the Noise, the Signal would be perceptible. Again. All. The. Yes

ElectroMM Member
Electro

YES.

Irock
Irock

Very on point. Spooky.

PiMM Member
Pi

it triggered my Aligned Brain. phew 🙂

CleverUserIDMM Member
CleverUserID

exactly … shivery even

Leo-Scorp GrrrlMM Member
Leo-Scorp Grrrl

I feel like I had the Experimental Love Zombie Vaccine. I like the effect.

Hedgepig
Hedgepig

I would very much like to have the Experimental Love Zombie Vaccine.

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

The effect as in “not dating love zombies / not turning into a love zombie” I agree.
As in feeling like I haven’t been dating for decades?
Not very much. Not anymore. 🙂

Leo-Scorp Grrrl
Leo-Scorp Grrrl

I recenlty woke up from the delusion of someone who played all of my buttons. I see now how it was carefully crafted. Love bombing is a term I recenly read. He tried too hard. And covered lies. Part of me had doubt and kept him from getting too close. I all of a sudden have no interst in using my precious time accepting less than I’m worth. A bit of fluff is not worth detracting from my mission. Had a lunch date with somone I used to find interesting and was so “meh” I can’t beleive it. I think… Read more »

Sagstella
Sagstella

Exactly mystic. Exactly. Why do I feel like they are gonna be stuck in one dimension, while the dolphins and I leave this one. Lol like everything those in politics and reality tv do can’t affect me at all, I’m tuned out. And for those in politics right now, that blows. I mean literally, I turn on the tv today and laugh. This is not my reality. Something about Korea nuking us. Russia. I mean this is a gag reel. I really envision something different for us.

~staying in my lane

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Go with Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. It’s a moment of history. You can’t do more than you can right now. Or maybe for longer term. You look to what helps take care of yourself. But it’s not the first moment in time when unjust attitudes have taken the political reigns (Einstein knew it, too) and that time will NOT prevail and neither do those attitudes. Take a rest, do self care. If you have to deal with this frankly racist (etc) bs on a daily lifelong basis, then it’s extra important. You don’t have to fight the good fight. You… Read more »

MutatisMutandisMM Member
MutatisMutandis

About that Virgo stationary fetish: the other morning I got a postcard from Virgo friend. Delighted, I went to put it on my fridge with the rest of the postcards I’ve received lately… and realized all 6 I have saved are from Assorted Virgos! A long time ago I had a multiple Virgo paramour who was so dedicated to his letter and postcard habit that he had a filing cabinet just for his received correspondence! I am like 80% air, I love new pens and stationary but always go back to email and sms. So I find the Virgo Stationary… Read more »

ElectroMM Member
Electro

This Psyche in Virgo has one too. I sent out a stack of letters and postcards recently and have been getting thank you texts the past few days.

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

this could be all of us “sensitives”

Jokerman
Jokerman

I get very defensive about being called sensitive.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

*snortle*

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

And unsensitives?

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

Sensitive to the cosmic vibrations, the ebbs and flows of the stars…

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

Moods of the muggles…

Jokerman
Jokerman

I thought it might’ve been something you’d buy fr the chemist.