Yes, Mercury is still Retrograde. It feels like a forever-retrograde because Mercury is strong in Gemini and its square Neptune for more or less the whole time.* That’s the weirdness factor. It’s not so much that Mercury is Retrograde; it’s more that it is nebulized.
Lately it’s been hyper-weird. How often have you gone to do something mercurial – sending emails, updating something, snappy dialogue – and bam: Neptune Fog? Rogue nebulosity permeates everything.
The novelist Joyce Carol Oates – who is a natal Mercury square Neptune person – said that the best writing comes from people feeling haunted by material. Well, this is like a mass-seance. Paranormality is easy – normality is a comedy of errors, and even those are running off schedule.
Depth and spiritual connection are more simple to access than a new phone or straightforward tech. Normally reliable cash and conversation flows seize up but alchemy, creative composition, and deciphering mysteries? Practically automated.
The classic direct route of A to B is currently more like a circuitous journey from A, via some off-alphabet alien hieroglyphic crytographic sprawl to B, which is now F.
The Mercury-Neptune square began on May 21 and it’s in play until July 7. It ebbs and flows in intensity and the Daily Horoscopes will alert you to its most active phases or when it is most pertinent to a particular zodiac sign.
However, the bizarre blocks and weirdly muffled dialogue factor should – must! – lift with Mercury Direct on June 22/23.
The creative concepts and magical wisdom are all legit – it is just difficult to make much of them while Mercury and Neptune are in this alignment. So can you hack it?
*My Mercury Retro in Gemini Mp3 talks about all this at length, and as this phase has only 11 days to go (28 days if you count the shadow-zone, which I do), it is reduced to $4, with Mega Mystic members receiving their standard 50% discount on top of that, of course.