Mercury turned retrograde on October 21, 2013 and will continue through November 10, making for a time when mistakes are revealed and there’s a need to review, revise and re-do. Little errors in thinking and communication challenge us in a bigger way. I’d already attempted to clean up my computer registry and ended up having to re-load MS Office. Why? What possessed me? You know the answer.
Yesterday, due to subway signal problems at Church Avenue and traffic with the bus, a trip downtown that usually takes less than 40 minutes took me over twice as long. And the poor folks at Obamacare realized, too late, that their system could take another six weeks to cure. (Their problems started with Healthcare.gov going live on October 1, when Mercury had already slowed and was moving only about a degree a day. I guess it’s obvious that no one in the administration cares about astrology.)
People who have Mercury retrograde in their own birth charts seem to do better during these periods, which usually occur about three times a year. I knew a cable engineer with Mercury retrograde who knew exactly what to do when more subscribers had issues at this time. He was in his element. Jeffrey Zients, the management consultant called in to fix the Healthcare.gov problems, was born on November 12 or 15, 1966 according to public records. Thank goodness he has Mercury retrograde! He has the mental perspective to be able to turn things around.
I once had a holistic dentist who specialized in removing old Mercury fillings. He had Mercury retrograde in his birth chart and put it to good use – with an almost literal expression of this placement!