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|| Spaced out. Merc-Ret. ||

Scott K

I spaced. I know, I am human, I make mistakes but I hate to make that particular sort of  mistake that costs an appointment. To forgot or to be unable to keep an appointment is a real bur in the fur for me. I spaced on an appointment yesterday.

Can you hear me growl?

I calendar, I jot it down, I even remind myself but sometimes I fail. When it is with a friend or client, I consider it an Epic Fail. Some  thing must have gone askew in my stars, or along the lines of my Iching bars but whatever it is... OH WAIT! Mercury is in Retrograde!

family-guy-evil-monkeyMercury, can I point my finger at you? Are you still casting your backward glance at us, dancing in reverse?

(Yoinked from

Mercury Madness

"At several points throughout the year most of us will be bombarded with the maddening effects of Mercury in retrograde. Mercury is a planet which governs all transportation and communication issues. Mercury is not an emotional planet, but rather an aim high truth seeker. It rules intelligence, education and truth. When it is in retrograde, some of its power is held back.

When Mercury starts turning in an apparent backward motion, we will start to feel the effects of this event days or even as far as two weeks earlier. When the planet normalizes we will see the tempo of events pick up in our lives as the planet becomes "stationary" and then speeds forward."

((Then later))

"What happens when Mercury retrograde(s)? You miss appointments, your computer equipment crashes, checks get lost, you find the car you just purchased during Mercury retrograde is a lemon. (Or, you hate your haircut, the lamp you bought shorts out, your sister hates her birthday gift.) There will be countless delays, cancellations and postponement--but know these will benefit you in the long run. Don't fight them, although your frustration level and feeling of restlessness will be hard to cope with at times."

~Thanks Susan Miller @ Astrology Zone (Follow LINK for your forecast).

Heartening isn't it?

In no way am I blaming everything on a planet that appears to move backwards in the sky. No I don't think it is that simple. I don't point to something and lay the blame unless it is myself, and it's hardly ever "blame" that I assign but reason. I'm usually looking for the reason, meaning why did I do this, why did I react or act, and so on down the line of questioning until I get an 'ah-ha' or a 'bugger that, maybe I'll never know.'

What I do feel is important is that because I am aware of it, I see it and if I am focusing on a planetary retrograde because I feel that the influence is taking me back over important information then that is the real message. Why am I reviewing? What am I having trouble communicating, and how can I say it better? With Mercury it's about "communication" however whatever it is about, unless it has a practical application I can and do usually make a mental note and pass.

So blibbidy-blah, here I am babbling on all because I missed and appointment. I'm going to draw a bath, do some Reiki and chill when I get home.

I'd rather be painting.

Scott K Smith


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