Did you know the HMS Titanic sank during a Mercury Retrograde?
How about the Bush election fiasco in Florida with the infamous “hanging chads”? Mercury shifted out of retrograde at about 9 p.m. – just after the TV news stations wrongly predicted that Gore would win in Florida. The book, Mercury Retrograde, Your Survival Guide to Astrology’s Most Precarious Time of Year says, “For more than a month afterward the breakdown in voting systems bred chaos and court battles.”
Fascinating? Absolutely. A train wreck if you don’t know how to handle it? You better believe it.
The week leading into Mercury retrograde is often fraught with even worse problems than during the Retrograde itself. I got a grim reminder of this when my computer’s hard drive failed this morning. When I saw in my Facebook feed that the next one is coming up on the 21st of this month, it totally didn’t surprise me.
Most of my friends cuss out this time in the astrological cycle, railing that they can do nothing about it. Not true. While you can’t ALWAYS be prepared for the communication and mechanical train-wrecks that happen during this unstable wobble in the planet Mercury’s orbit, we CAN shift our activities to those that produce very positive results…reflecting on where our life is going, our business strategies, product lines, renegotiating and reviewing contracts of all sorts and so forth.
If you want to be prepared for this one and others that will hit approximately SIX TIMES EVERY YEAR, you better get started and read up on it. I highly recommend the book, Mercury Retrograde, Your Survival Guide to Astrology’s Most Precarious Time of Year! Get and get reading so next time you won’t get caught unprepared.