Coming Attraction: Mercury in Virgo for just under ten weeks and nearly half of this epic astro-trip will feature Mars also in Virgo. Are you ready for maximum precision and industry? Curated everything? Awakening at 4am to ponder existential punctuation dramas?
Seriously, this will be actually rad for media mavens, becoming hyper-organized, project management genius and an array of cool scenarios that could do with some lasered in Virgo Vision. But what of Mercury Retrograde in Virgo?
Well, it’s a good thing we have Mars in Virgo from next week to help with…preparations. While Mercury is affiliated with Gemini and Virgo, the sheer earth-elemental substance of the latter makes Mercury Retros in Virgo more tangible.
Mercury Retro goes from August 28th to October 4 Universal Time and will feature some truly snazzy luck + opportunity portals.
Also, Keanu Reeves was born with Mercury Retrograde in Virgo and, FYI conjunct Uranus in the 12th house. The actor and Gen X icon really is a fantastic spokesmodel for the syndrome – if you’re envisaging a montage of micro-glitches at the mere thought of this, think of Keanu.
You too can have Nuance Without Neurosis. In fact, this may be a helpful mantra for the phase.
I think I’ll do a little astro-rave re this – it’s intricate.
Oh and given that Chat GPT and co were announced at the end of the last Mercury Retrograde, in Taurus, I expect some sort of new info or – more likely – a bit of a spat. Why?
A lot of rhetoric re A.I. defaults to extremes – evangelical ‘this will revolutionize our lives’ enthusing or running b-reels from The Terminator movies to set the ambience.
But right now there seem to be primary uses of the technology – (1) Radically bumping up the output metrics of spammers and (2) Industrial scale info-scraping data off the internet to “train” the A.I.s – this is why sites like Twitter have been rate-limiting or you see a “slow down” warning when doing things on some sites.
Apart from these two significant factors, I’m personally peeved by Chat GPT’s propensity to use the phrase “it’s important to remember…” No mate, I decide what’s “important to remember” – you can just tell me the name for Saturn in Sanskrit.
Also in media-culture – Mercury’s beat, remember – the Threads Vs Twitter competition could become quite heated. Thoughts?