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Unread 11-02-2019, 01:06 AM
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I wouldn't expect that level of energy work to cause sleep problems. What I did that gave me insomnia was much more intense.

Sounds like you tend to get wired tired. Ashwagandha is the herb that comes to mind for that.


Your chart is relevant to how Mercury retrograde affects you, or could be. If you don't discuss it, you're at a disadvantage here. Where in your chart Mercury retrograde takes place, which planets and houses it stimulates, play their parts.
Do you get intense energy work from tai-chi?

I think it is wired tired although I havenít heard that phrase before.

I think the emotions and Scorpio are connected to the 4th house of the jungian subconscious and 5th house of love affairs, which I should have said when describing my situation above because itís the effect itís had on me.

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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

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Do you get intense energy work from tai-chi?.
No, it was an extra intense form of meditation. Not your usual kind. It was taught by my then tai chi teacher, and related, but not exactly the same as tai chi. And I went much farther with it than he advised. In fact, I went against his advice. Hence the trouble. It took over a year of a quieter standing meditation to even begin to sleep normally again. I learned about passion flower later... it helps with the lingering effects. But because I opened myself up in that way, tai chi sometimes brings on that energy.

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I think the emotions and Scorpio are connected to the 4th house of the jungian subconscious and 5th house of love affairs, which I should have said when describing my situation above because itís the effect itís had on me.
If that's where Scorpio is in your chart, it certainly fits.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

Sometimes they affect me sometimes they don't. This Mercury retrograde is in Scorpio. I will be keeping an eye on what happens, because it will conjunct my Ascendant next week. It will also aspect tightly to natal Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus. Tomorrow about this time it will be 3 degrees from my Ascendant and I am to be giving a speech. I will let you know if anything funky happens.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

I'm really paying more attention to the idea that retrogrades are intensifications, an overflowing of the planetary energy. Although this period just began, a lot of things click when you think about the transit in terms of intensity. Like excessive electricital currents travelling through wires to cause a blown fuse.

Mercury is naturally mischievous, it rules over telecommunications, gadgets, electronics, written documents and so forth. A time of greater Mercurial power would crank up everything mercury related. Technological hijinks then is only natural.

As to the developments in my own life. Major telecommunications company has suffered an outage, and I happen to live in one of the areas affected. When I went into the main office, it was even more packed than usual, which made me smile.

Mercury is transiting my 11th house. I had to cancel some arrangements made with some associates due to other engagements, yet the meetings I went to went off successfully and without a hitch. Everyone I cancelled with is understanding and has no trouble with pushing the date back. The members of a group I formulated have also met each other for the first time, and this was also smoothly operated.

I've also heard that the new Microsoft update has caused issues for some people, who lost a lot of work because of how fritzy it was. Seems to be the standard operating procedure for Merc Rx.

After just two days, the complexity of events leads me more toward seeing the transit as intensity over "weakness" or "badness". I'd love for a similar Venus Rx thread to be created to see if we can spot the patterns that occur during that transit.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

One thing to consider is that not every Mercury retrograde is going to be pinging something in one's chart. If you think it affects you, I'd look to see what Mercury retrograde is hitting by transit, solar, arc, progression, &c. Or if you have a natal Mercury retrograde, what is contacting it.

If Mercury retrograde affected everyone all the time, it would be hard to explain so many planes flying on time, successful communications, and all of the other Mercurial things that take place ongoingly in our lives.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

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One thing to consider is that not every Mercury retrograde is going to be pinging something in one's chart. If you think it affects you, I'd look to see what Mercury retrograde is hitting by transit, solar, arc, progression, &c. Or if you have a natal Mercury retrograde, what is contacting it.

If Mercury retrograde affected everyone all the time, it would be hard to explain so many planes flying on time, successful communications, and all of the other Mercurial things that take place ongoingly in our lives.
I fully agree!

I`m totally Mercurial person and I have to say that usually TRANSITING Mercury RX doesn`t affect me, unless it is also both active by progressions and transited by another planet.
My natal Mercury is now active by progressions and receiving a transit from Uranus.

This particular Merc rx cycle:
1. I had to buy a new laptop, a new mouse, and accidently disconnected RAM or CPU from motherboard of my PC, which rendered it unusable for a while.

[The issue is hardware- related. It happens to me very often that an electronic device is faulty, has firmware bugs etc. , and in my case Mercury rx doesn`t seem to have anything to do with it.]

2. I made many purchases and I`m totally pleased with them and rather NOT going to return anything etc.. At times I`m surprised by a feature of the new purchase upon opening the box ( I only buy online). BUt in most cases the surprise is pleasant and the purchased goods are actually better than expected.

I have transiting Uranus aspecting both my natal Mercury and Virgo Ac, so it may very well contribute to this Uranian coloring.


I send and receive a massive amount of emails right now and a bit more phone calls than usual.

3. I decided to review my resume and add a picture to it, because I`ve just been told by yet another person the very same thing: that nobody would even look at a resume without a picture . I have hard time accepting it for many reasons, but it seems that there`s no escaping it.

4. I decided to review my old horary charts and reinterpret them, as I realized that in many cases I simply was unable to read them.

Mercury is transiting my 3rd house right now and will be stationary direct within 4 degrees from my natal Sun and Venus.
I`m also about to sign very important documents etc. this month, but not before 19th, so I hope everything would go well, without delays or obstacles.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

dd78, I don't know the purpose of your resume or where you live, but if it is for most jobs in North America, I would not suggest attaching a picture. In the past they were used to exclude people on the basis of ethnicity and gender.
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d78, I don't know the purpose of your resume or where you live, but if it is for most jobs in North America, I would not suggest attaching a picture. In the past they were used to exclude people on the basis of ethnicity and gender.
It`s off topic here,
but it`s obviously very different in Poland. I only look for a job locally.


An official information/statement is usually just a statement.

Reality may be totally different. And it usually is different.


BTW, it`s a good example of a tricky Mercury:

incomplete and/or distorted information, lies, cheating and manipulation.

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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

yes, it is messing with me. I made a banking error online. trying to sort that out now. On hold, with bad music, alas the cruel punishment of bad music. I have sent pm's that didn't send. 8 more days.
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