Thursday, December 15, 2011


Mercury goes into retrograde; normally 3 times a year. In 2011... it happened 4 times. This phenomenon effects people differently, but for me... chaos pretty much reigns. According to one website... "In general, Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce, education and transportation. By extension, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially those who work with their minds or their wits: writers and orators, consultants, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, salespeople, teachers, travellers, tricksters and thieves. Mercury also has an occult side, so healing, astrology and the transmission of spiritual knowledge are also in his area." I have also been told that this is when "everything that can go wrong... basically goes wrong..."
And for me... that is certainly true to a degree.

For us... many things stop working... house lights... electrical outlets... machines... even our 20yr old bed frame... made of solid oak... suddenly and completely broke. Other things too... earlier in the year (when  Mercury was in Retrograde)... we lost our washer and dryer to the chaos... and have been going to the laundromat once a week ever since.

Anyway... I'm not sure what that all means... but as of today... it is done for the year... and I am glad for it to be done.

Good things have happened as well... and I am not discounting that at all. I think it has everything to do with things going wrong...
it makes me slow down and be more intentional. ... which I think is really important.

I liken it to going to a bus stop...  the bus may not show up... and we may be out of luck... but at least I know where I want to go... and at least the view is cool :)