Holding The Line – Prep For The Most Whack Mercury Retro Ever

Dear Mystic,

Wowser! This must be some doozy of a Mercury Retrograde coming up. Before it’s even started, I’ve broken my computer screen and can’t access any data on my laptop which is where I keep ALL my information. Plus, on the laptop I borrowed from my daughter I’ve now got the eternal ball of doom on Microsoft Word, but if I restart the computer I lose all the information I’ve spent two days loading, and this happened right before I was about to save it onto a USB. Not to mention the fact that the laptop I’m using has a parental control lock on, so I need my daughter’s permission to access a whole lot of everyday sites (Imagine lots of laughing face emojis here).

Is it impacting me more because I’m a multi-Gem and this retrograde is taking place in opposition???

SOS!

In appreciation of all you do…Multiair.

Dear Multiair,

Your email arrived with savage synchronicity, just as i was wondering how the hell Mercury Retrograde could be being felt before it even reached the shadow-zone of the Retrograde.  I have been peppering the Horoscopes with apt pre-prep warnings, mostly for the Mercurial signs – Gemini + Virgo and of course, Sagittarius, the sign that Mercury is going to be Retro in. My Mercury Retro warnings are ultra-specific these days and they are apparently apt – my fave recent “thank you” email said “thank you for warning me off buying an exotic pet in a fit of impulse.”  I bought a cow and i live ten minutes walk from the central business district of my city. Physician heal thyself and all that.

ANYWAY, Mercury is in Sagittarius for nearly ten weeks and i have yet to fully parse why it is already so strange but it is.  See my Instagram for the wall scrawl that appeared shortly after Mercury into Sagittarius. So i am finally back on line properly after a shitty outage/call centre hell last week – honestly for a Mercury in Aries person this was like when aliens in sci-fi films get their atmospheric acclimation space juice tentacle thing ripped off them.

So there I am getting on with stuff, catching up…suddenly iCloud starts going bats – demanding log-ins for no reason, claiming non legit log-ins from weird places thousands of kilometres away (ALERT: Someone is logging in using your Apple ID on <insert strange town on other side of continent>) and then saying that to continue using iAnything, this temporary passcode had to be input to “the device” but the device first needed to added to the account.  AND on. Now i am getting my daughters text messages “Trent is at the beach, he’s totally sprouted” and some intense observations about other girls that can only be described as Kardashian in their depth and complexity.

Add also strange conversations at the post office – minimalism, Russian spies, drones, whether or not Philip K Dick was actually a woman, the French Prime Ministers wife, some spectacularly bad attempted cons over the phone – “Hello, to whom am i speaking?..this is in a robotic, multi-accent tinny voice…”We are good friends but you may not recall me, however i am in trouble and i need your help…Your assistance right now could net you a substantial sum of money…Would you say that you are a compassionate person?”

So, given that Mercury is just IN Sagittarius…i think it is time to prep for the most whack Mercury Retro ever. The truth-storm alone should be awesome.  Proper prep suggestions will be incorporated into the Horoscopes and also in list form in the Daily Mystic email.

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Gem sun, gem rising, pisces moon. I tried a sample of a new overnight face masque and woke up with a reaction. I had to go to urgent care for treatment, which doesn’t seem to be working. Both eyes so puffy and fluidy, can’t see so great out of my left eye, whole face is really swollen and it’s uncomfortable to wear my glasses. Thank goddess I’m not working right now, otherwise it would be difficult to navigate. UGH.

LaFemma
LaFemma

I’m on a business trip this week and my travel is working beautifully in terms of ease and timing but I left my coat at home (did the same thing 3 years ago), and people seem to be gravitating to me in annoying ways: people asking for help at the airport (I do get mistaken for staff as a Cap-rising), a guy’s suitcases fell towards my feet as I was telling someone to go get help from staff and then loud talkers right behind me, I had to walk way out to get some quiet. Last night I was at… Read more »

LaFemma
LaFemma

Ok things were worse on my way home – TSA was really weird, GPS sent me the long way home, gas pump weirdness, in two places the cashier had a problem with their register.

Universali
Universali

Lol. Yesterday I got a text msg ‘Yo Bitches!’ And full explanation of the upcoming party this weekend, where the bus would be picking us up dropping off, how LIT we would be etc. from an unknown number. I replied that I wasn’t sure who the number was. ‘Hahaha Genna you dickhead!’ I don’t know a Genna 🙂
The party did sound fun tho

Elain
Elain

you so should have gone!

Jokerman
Jokerman

The mechanic said I’d be right to drive my van to Sydney. It’s only the oil rings; it blows heaps of smoke. So l leave this morning for the drive. It’s been overheating. I’ve gotta nurse it. Add coolant. Bleed the cooling system. Found a leak..fixed it. Go some. Overheats. Do it again. I’m still 300ks north of Sydney. Cold. Alone. I gotta a matress and some blankets. And what am I going to do in Sydney. Oh that’s right, I’m getting bankrupted by the caring compassionate NSW Education Department. It’ll cost a shitload to fix my van. A friend… Read more »

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

“Only” the piston rings?!? Your mechanic is high – that still = an engine overhaul any day of the week! That’s not, like, a minor “NBD” kind of job. He’s a total dipshit to say you’re OK to take it long distances like that – that’s criminally bad advice! If the engine is in rough enough shape to need piston rings, there’s also a very real possibility the overheating is due a cracked head gasket, especially if it idles like garbage. IMO, leave if for dead and don’t look back. General PSA: Any time your car blows thick blue smoke… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Thanks. Smoke billows on start up. It abates as it warms up. Using a litre of oil per hour. Compression rings still good. I actually haven’t “overheated’ yet but I’m running that risk. No crossover between oil n coolant yet. ‘Air-lock’ in cooling system is main issue.

I now gotta run the last 90ks into Smogney. I might catch a train from a mates place. Leave the car there and deal with it later.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

That’s a shit-ton of oil for it to be burning, TBH. :-/ You must be referring to valve seals if the smoke is on startup only – when you say “oil rings” and “blows heaps of smoke”, my mind immediately goes to the oil rings on the pistons & piston (compression) rings. Damage to either results in oil consumption and smoke. An air pocket in the cooling system is easy enough to resolve (Bleed it with the nose facing up a steep hill if you don’t have access to a vacuum system), but the excessive oil consumption does not bode… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

It is the oil rings on the pistons that were the issue. Cheap chinese marshmallow alloy. Anyway its totally done like a dinner now. I’m wrecking the van now. It was a work in progress. Smoke was huge on start up and lessened as motor warmed up. Valve seals couldn’t have caused THAT much smoke. But l like your detective work. I’m onto things automotive (Mars in 0° Virgo).

I was wanting to get a 2.5 Subaru in it. But l just gotta get a cheap set of wheels till l get a job b4 l go my next automania project.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

I’m confused as to why the splitting of hairs over oil/piston rings, then – either way you’d replace both; not just one. Hence my resulting supposition that you must have meant valve seals by default, especially when additionally stating that it smokes upon startup since that is usually the differential diagnostic symptom. When someone says to me they have a mechanic that gave them the (IMO really bad) advice that it’s OK to drive a vehicle in this kind of condition long distances, my thought process is that perhaps in the name of consumer protection they might benefit from a… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

I love that your interested in the topic. And re the advice l spoke to him today and he’s admiited that it was poor. Compression rings deal with the fuel being used. Oil rings maintain a modicum of oil for piston / cylinder contact. If they fail greater amounts of oil appear in combustion chamber; hence the smoke. Maybe my definition of what l described was poor.

Again, your input is valued.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

See below.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Yeah, this is sounding an awful lot like mansplaining. :-/ You’re all over the map with this, homie. ALL the rings on the pistons *are* “piston rings”. You would never replace the oil rings on the piston without replacing the compression rings on the piston or vice versa; you do them together. To get that far into the motor and not replace both at the same time would be ridiculous; it’s the same level of work and the only difference is a $30 ring kit. Failing to do so is highly imprudent to say the very least, as if one… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Ahhhh. I think I’ve found the miscommunication. The engine was a full rebuild. Unfortunately the pistons, barrels and rings (all new parts) were Chinese because German and USA were hard to source. The mecho was not happy with the Chinese parts but, stupidly, l went ahead with it. This where the engine failed I do know about engines, I have rebuilt Yamaha and BMW MC motors and 3 Peugeot motors. I do know what the various rings do. There was no suggestion that just the compression rings were replaced to the exclusion of the oil rings. The only thing l… Read more »

Starbaies
Starbaies

Would this Merc Rx affect me negatively if I am selling a home? Does this potentially translate as a difficult/lengthy sale/buyer? Im a Sadge.

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

ZOMG….*starts prepping now*

GreenWitch
GreenWitch

Gem Sun, Saturn in Sag:
My work laptop died today, which meant I couldn’t finish an article for a deadline.
My printer ate itself yesterday.
I’ve had to start sticking my head out the window to get mobile reception.
And the handbag I bought on eBay has been lost by the couriers. Their name?
Hermes, of course.

Watersnake
Watersnake

Another rural tale…..

My Gemini sun neighbour headed out to the paddock to feed her 4 horses on Monday afternoon after a glorious rain. She slipped in her gum boots and broke her leg. She didn’t realise it was broken and kept hobbling around on it as though it were sprained. Aspirin only for 36 hours until she got to the doc. What a trooper. I’d have been screaming till knocked out.

Anyway, now she’s on crutches for 8 weeks and I’m feeding the equines.

Virgonator
Virgonator

Advice needed: I’m a triple Virgo, Gemini rising. Currently writing this comment because the websites I need for the project I have to do today appear to be down (sometimes if I get calmer tech issue unravel though, so I’m going to try this and then a walk in the woods and see if the website wants to behave). Definitely feeling very retro-grade-y already here. AND I graduate December 4th. My apartment’s rent is rising by 10% at the end of my lease in January. I’m applying for jobs both in the city in which I currently live and another… Read more »

Virgonator
Virgonator

This assuming I *get* interviews and offers. But that’s a whole other terror we won’t even go into.

Also relevant: moving to another city involves uprooting my ex husband and child as well (though he’s agreed to it), so it’s not like it’s something that only affects me.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

The basics of electional astrology say not to fret about anything you don’t have any say in from a timing standpoint – I’m pretty sure nobody has ever died from Mercury Rx (LOL, excluding medical mistakes of course!), so this whole clusterfuq manifesting during Merc Rx probably *IS* the punchline. On a more serious note, lie. Yep, if you can postpone any major decision-making/deals until after the Rx by blaming it on the holidays/traveling to Timbuktu for festivities, do. It’s a stall tactic that may buy you enough time until you have all the Mercury Rx facts in and can… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta

I found several major security vulnerabilities in the last three Apple ID and iCloud updates. I am not a coder and didn’t have the language or confidence and was basically told I was bonkers by the lower lever apple tech support guys. A few of the senior ones took certain details very seriously and advised me to get a penetration tester and go to the police. Hmmm Yesterday, and actually most days, every few days I find a piece of the puzzle or an article on some hardcore black hat conference which for some reason I now consume because they… Read more »

Syrena
Syrena

Currently thanking god I booked all my travel so it finishes before we hit proper MRx. Now i just need to find time to throw a few more job applications out there.

Also, I feel like this does explain the burst of clarity re: editing/revising a year-old story that hit me on Sunday. Not sure if I’d start anything new, though. We’ll see.

skarab
skarab

Well i’m glad i’m not alone. It was like phone armageddon here last week beginning with me losing my phone & having to get a new one … which ended up being returned coz it was faulty … and 2nd one had to be returned too coz of battery fault…Finally, the 3rd one seems to work – but i don’t trust it as lights come on randomly without being touched. Then on w’end a visitor dropped our home phone from 6 storey balcony – he had got a shock when our cat went up behind him & casually started sharpening… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Cats think I’m a pin cushion. Except Burmese. They tell me axioms…in their own idiom.

flashfire
flashfire

Um… eek. Am Sagittarius with Mercury in Sag AND Gem rising (Mercury Rising). Am anticipating much mercurial mayhem. Am also savouring your phrase up there “savage synchronicity” which maybe the best phrase I’ve heard so far this month next to “belligerent cricket”.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Never heard of the “Master Blaster”, “Whispering Death” or the “Sheik of Tweak”?

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Yes, this one is going to be savage alright – I was looking at it the other week and audibly groaned! Mercury is debilitated in Sadge as it is, but throw in a conjunction to Saturn at the outset and a square to Neptune at the close and I have just one word: Clusterfuq. Prep for hoof-in-mouth moments (and oh god, not at the office xmas party!), flight problems/delays/cancellations, shipping issues for mail-ordered items…the whole nine, basically. This is a Get Thy Shit Together retrograde – it stations Rx in close conjunction to Saturn so organization, patience, and restraint do… Read more »

Elain
Elain

I already feel it: I am usually very precise about what i write in texts, social media etc., but still manage to put enough personal flair into them to make a point. Lately, though, even by my own careful standards I’m be so careful, it’s verging on paranoia. I’m not just double checking my thoughts but body checking them. But can’t help it – I’m so overwrought about the idea of causing offence or putting that big old lion’s paw in in my mouth if I open it more than just a tiny little bit! Life as a Leo sucks… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

I gave up worrying about paranoia.

Ale
Ale

Yup, I’m feeling it already!
Yesterday morning, tech support had to work on my computer for 2 hours because I cold not log-in. Apparently, my computer could not accept the network as a “trusted” source. Am now wondering if this was mercury’s Message to me!

Princess Balestra
Princess Balestra

For sure there gonna be plenty batshits — but I figure the goofin’ gonna blitz out on FUN also.

tbh Mercury in Sajjo for Moi is like discoverin’ novelty panties under my bed from sum old Christmas & throwin’ ’em on jus’ to see if’n they light up an’ play myoosic.

Prolly gonna stick to business as usual … which kinda includes stuff like avoidin’ skiin’ an’ maniacs.

vikingwoman
vikingwoman

I always feel Merc retro early…but it also seems to “end”early too for me. (Gem moon, packed Virgo 8th house with Uranus in it, Aqua rising, Libra Sun). I have learned to lay low, do my Saturn, take a deep breath, and surrender to the crazy. I also try to get shiz done before it really hits….money, bills, necessary repairs…mainly to keep things as streamlined as possible during the wackening. Helps to cope.

MissDee
MissDee

OK I was JUST about to write you asking if it was ever possibile to feel it already. Gemini with Virgo rising here. My cat broke an old big design lamp that belonged to my ex husband so now I “unexpectedly” need to buy a new one + add thick and dark curtains to my bedroom. This has nothing to do with the lamp, but I would go to ikea for both. Shall I rush and buy it before the shadow zone (like next weekend) or just plain wait until January? Oh and my boss wants to change all the… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

If it’s your ex-husband’s lamp, you might no longer “need” his light shining in your physical home. Funny it was your cat that did it. (Just out of curiosity, do you know your cat’s sign?) -_- “curiosity” = cat ; so sorry to make a pun, but i’ll leave it You can get both, i think because they’re not really tech items. You may want to look a little to get a nice feeling for your home: i think Merc Retro shadow has already done its work here. (Also, two different times in the past i found better quality blockouts… Read more »

MissDee
MissDee

“you might no longer “need” his light shining in your physical home” SO TRUE! I didn’t even get mad when she broke it. I kept it merely out of laziness, no real affection attached to that.

Cat is a calico stray but presumably born end of march/early April this year, so she’s an Aries.

I’ll definitely get the dark making curtains at Ikea, there’s no debate: it’s the only place that sells that kinda product here in Italy.
But for the lamp you are right: I think I might take my time and buy it on January, post MR + shadow.

skarab
skarab

Hey, I just read this after my phone palarver rant (below) We’ve both had feline intervention it seems!

Impybat
Impybat

The “you might no longer “need” his light shining in your physical home” insight is brilliant (so to speak LOL) I have a Gem cat who has recently discovered that she can climb on top of the AC unit and knock my collectibles off the shelf above it. Those Donald Duck figurines are going through the wringer. I’ve started packing thing up into boxes so now it looks like we’re moving (which I would dearly love to do soon anyway). I’m sure there’s more zaniness to come, being a Gem sun and Virgo moon myself.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Is a Donald Duck figurine Mr Trump, in a ‘snapshot’ of action, as he avoids an assassination attempt?

Impybat
Impybat

LOL, no he’s the real Donald Duck, not the Orange Turd!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

I am trying not to die laughing at your stories, Gemini Multiair, and Mystic, lest that be the surest way to bring Merc a-retro-ing on my patience shredding MercAries (drives better than a Mercedes). This was like the last retro for me.

Pi
Pi

Totally awesome time to buy retro handheld landline phones tho surely? I’d do it.

I just ignore mercury stuff, it works out sooner or later (the advantages of dealing with artists and not developers, the bliss ) … can’t even deal with the cognitive burden on top of the yearlong exact Chiron (and now Saturn) shit.

Jacqui
Jacqui

Ditto to exact Chiron (on off on off and back on)

Pi
Pi

Ah… My, um, sympathies? It’s been going on for so long. Since early 2016. I don’t normally subscribe to “dis planet = dat” but man. I’ve just got nothing to give to the waking world, the world that expects things of you. It’s wreaking havoc on my working life. My boss is a multi libran multi Virgo. I think also with aqua rising. I honestly don’t know what they see in me, unless i have just enough mercury left to appeal Anyway I hope the valley life helps with the, um, Chironitude, Jacqui Hey I made a new word *weakly… Read more »

Pi
Pi

I’m not even making sense to myself right now. Of course I subscribe to planet meaninks. Otherwise why bother with astro

Jacqui
Jacqui

Oh poop I need to buy a new phone. Now Im scared. Ps i dropped it, after taking the otter box off it the week before…and stood on it. Lost wedding ring yesterday, got locked out of AEC website, trees down in storm detoured down wet 4wd track in 2wd sedan, the list goes on. Buy phone before 15th right? (scared breathing noise!) Crazy bat shit stuff at work, we’re all going loopy, kids and teachers alike

sunsagscorpasc
sunsagscorpasc

I’ve always been a door mat and unable to defend myself so spend much time biting my tongue while others feel superior but occasionally explode into uncontrolled rage over the cumulative injustices; the words are in my head but don’t spill out for fear of some retributive doom. But this week that fear is receding and the directness has been SO SO SO liberating and relieving, like the floodgates of a dam are opening just a smidgin. My heart feels happier and I feel lighter, stronger, more confident and more honest within myself. There’s truth bombs lying in wait that… Read more »

Jacqui
Jacqui

Truth bombs! love it

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

“I feel beautiful when unafraid of my own assertiveness.”

Truly a gorgeous idea! It belongs on the A Woman Is Strong When post.

skarab
skarab

This ties in with an eery quote i read recently & that i can’t shake off:

“She’s got bite marks on her tongue from all the things she never said.”

stransit
stransit

Here’s the rural version. I drive from home to nearest small town, grocery shop and come out to find the car has a flat tyre. Right next to my regular petrol station car mechanic, and the owner kindly changes tyre and orders replacement. Next day I start car, spare tyre still on, it’s flat – I change it and go to mechanic, ask him to order another one, make appt to have it fitted. Show up for appt and find that new tyre arrived but apprentice sold it to someone else who came in with a flat over the weekend.… Read more »

baristagem
baristagem

What’s really going on inside a Gemmy’s, Virgo’s and Sagg’s head during Merc Retro

NinthHouse
NinthHouse

Gold

Alouetta
Alouetta

That’s the best thing I’ve seen all year!

skarab
skarab

LOL!!!! This really made my day! Thank-you!

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

tears of joy

Geminian
Geminian

Hats off to you Baristagem. Me likey x

VirgoStellium
VirgoStellium

Hahahaha!!!

isa
isa

DEF! thank you! hate the idea that it will mess up all my virgo/pisces thangs :(((

baristagem
baristagem

Happy to have made your day *tips hat*

Medicatrix
Medicatrix

Ok. After reading yours, I feel like my tech kerfluffles haven’t been that intense. Especially because I’m probe to tech problems- gadgets of all kinds tend to stop working in my field (is there an astro signature for that?). But I will say, it has seemed more intense than usual the last week or so.

MollyBlueDawn
MollyBlueDawn

I certainly wondered about this today! I kept not being able to tell whether my signal was going out, or whether each website I needed to access kept going down. While I was on the phone with my credit union taking care of a whacky thing that happened with an ATM last week, I got the call back I was waiting for from the company I had called to take care of something by phone because I couldn’t take care of it online because their website was going haywire (I had been expecting the call back hours earlier, but the… Read more »

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