Oh yes, my dumpling darlings, it’s Mercury retrograde season again!! I, for one, am distinctly not up for it, not today, anyway. And I’m one of those astrologers who falls firmly in the camp of “who cares?” despite my stock trader auntie who SWEARS her number columns don’t add up right when it hits, and my friend, Dusty, who calls it “Mercury in Butthead.” The words and numbers in MY head rarely line up anyway so retrogrades generally suit me.
But today I’ve got a ton of stuff to do and no time to smell the roses or the wildflowers or do any navel gazing, so honestly, I’m just peeved. This particular retrograde got kicked off by an eclipse last Friday, is going through Scorpio with Saturn, and is generally, by all accounts going to be a bit of scorcher. In short, pay close attention to anything you’ve not been paying close attention to, despite knowing that you’ve been needing to. This is no time to get sloppy.
Here’s what some of my favorite astrologers have to say on the subject:
Chani Nicholas with few pithy words on last weeks eclipse, with some encouragement for those of us feeling a bit feisty or aggravated by it.
Frederick Woodruff for some soul searching inspiration on how to manage our stabby feelings stirred up by last weeks eclipse. Key takeaway: “Ignited by a full moon in Aries, the Libra sun leans towards warfare in the name of truth and beauty…” Frederick, as per usual, you’ve got my number!
And finally, Barry Perlman with some hardcore advice on how to handle this particular Mercury retrograde. (also check out what he has to say about this eclipse season, since it includes sage advice like urging us to “own… our shit and not pointlessly roll… around in it.” HAHA Good advice, Barry, I’ll do my best!
I’ll see you on the other side, little tomatoes!