Monday, June 25, 2007

Mercury once again ...

is retrograde, moving "backwards" in relation to Earth's orbit. It's not necessarily a good time for Mercurial pursuits, like travel, writing (that probably includes blogging, too) ... It's retrograde this time in the sign Cancer, so the transit should have greatest impact on folks with Sun or Mercury in Cancer, Capricorn, Libra, or Aries. Just saying. It goes direct again on July 10th. Till then, think twice.

(For an account of previous encounters I've had with Lord Mercury, and a look at astrology in general, see this earlier post.)

(Image of Mercury from the Jet Propulsion Lab site, where it has this caption: "This photomosaic of the planet Mercury was assembled from individual high-resolution images taken by Mariner 10 shortly before closest approach in 1974. The sun is shining from the right, and the terminator is at about 100 degrees west longitude. Crater Kuiper, named after astronomer Gerard P. Kuiper, can be seen just below the center of the planet's illuminated side. The landscape is dominated by large craters and basins with extensive plains between craters.")

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Blogger Jessica Smith said...

I always get really crazy when mercury's in retrograde. Like-- excited. Is that normal? I also usually get depressed in winter, though I think that's more because of the weather. But this time of year-- I'm crazy.

11:38 AM  
Blogger jeff said...

It's energizing, I think - and this one especially, since it's retro in Scorpio, and so conjuncts our suns. But it can make thinking things through clearly lots more difficult - like swimming against the current. And Libra is the crazy time of year for us anyway, our Solar 12th house. Probably good to rely more on intuition (we do that a lot anyway) over the next couple weeks. Mercury goes direct again Nov. 1st.
You're right, I think, about winter depression, that's it's just the weather. What the clinical term? SAD, seasonal affective disorder.

7:16 PM  

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