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Unread 11-02-2019, 12:06 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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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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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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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

Another Mercury retrograde, another chance to observe.

My sister came for a visit on the first day of it. It was a surprise to me. She'd sort of mentioned it, but I didn't know until she showed up that it was a solid plan for these dates.

This retrograde takes place entirely in my second house Placidus, but it started (and still is) in my third house whole sign.
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Transiting Merc is exactly conj my Natal Mars in H1 Whole-sign. I'm being careful not to get distracted from necessary Saturnian business. Takes willpower, and since I much prefer "go with the flow", it's uncomfortable!

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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

It just comes around and changes my perspective in the area in which house the retrograde is happening. The previous retrograde happened in the 1st house.I totally changed my thinking on how I present myself to the world. Now it's happening in the 4nd house so we will see. Also it's gonna conjunct uranus on 25th i think
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

This retrograde seems to be a big time for suddenly seeing people again, for me. I work in a space that's open to the public and free to enter (think library, park, rec center), and the other day, when I was at work, someone who was just hanging out there suddenly called to me, "Hey, don't I know you from (name of community group I belong to)?" Turned out it was someone who'd been part of the group years ago, but not involved since.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

Yesterday I woke up to blood coming out of my ceiling...



It wasn't blood but that was my first thought. After staring for a few seconds kinda scared I googled 'red drops in ceiling' and it apparently comes from the colour of nails. I phoned the landlord and at first they said they would see me in a couple of weeks and to phone back if it gets any worse. Well I asked how much worse would it have to get if there are red drops forming in the ceiling. I don't know if she didn't believe me but she didn't even say she was leaving and she passed the phone to a man who said he would be over when I told him.

He checked and said he was glad I phoned, the next stage would have been a bubble forming and then the ceiling collapsing. He went upstairs to see the neighbour above who turned out to be an old alcoholic who had noticed the floor being squishy but just ignored it. They even advised him to leave his house for the wknd and talked about phoning the hospital because he was refusing to leave but they just turned off the water in his flat and left him. Turned out to be a burst pipe or something.

If that was not bad enough, the man who visited started asking me if I was single and saying I was in good shape and asking where my family was and how long I had been single. The he returned and sat down to speak with me and when the lady phoned him on his mobile he lied and said he was waiting for her in the communal corridor. He asked me if I ever went on Tinder, I said no because they're only after one thing and he gave me his business card and said to text him and let him know how I was if I wanted. PFFFFFF.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

Spilled a coffee on my laptop and thought it was toast. Did horary to see how bad the damage was and with a Gemini asc. Mercury rules. It was in terrible shape also being combust with the Sun. Moon was VOC and seems to hold true and nothing has come of the matter and the laptop is working fine. Mercury is coming closer to the Sun and I wonder if I'll start experiencing problems then.

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Spilled a coffee on my laptop and thought it was toast. Did horary to see how bad the damage was and with a Gemini asc. Mercury rules. It was in terrible shape also being combust with the Sun. Moon was VOC and seems to hold true and nothing has come of the matter and the laptop is working fine. Mercury is coming closer to the Sun and I wonder if I'll start experiencing problems then.

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Nah, Iíll stay with coffee. Sooner or later ..... 😞
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A guy who I met and had an intense connection with during last Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, has just messaged me again
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

Some stereotypical Merc Rx events that have happened in my life thus far:

- Timely plumbing problems
- A systems change at work that has resulted in a lot of hiccups both internally and externally
- A chance encounter with an old friend. I couldn't get her contact in time because I was in a moving car and I didn't have a phone to record her number while she rushed to tell me.

Definitely not confirmation bias in any of these cases. But also not enough to get my bugout bag and head for the hills until the transit is all over.
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Usually Merc rx does not affect me negatively, but this one, square my natal merc from the sign of my sn, is noticeable.
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Anything shareable?
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Ah, Pisces Merc rx. It should be a time of issues, but surprisingly, it hasn't. Perhaps this is due to reception between the square of Gemini and Pisces. Mercury enjoys the square, I'd say.

Noticeable events,

-Writing is going well. Exceptionally so, I should add. An old publishing company I was in talks with contacted me and we've a meeting this coming Wed.

-Drunken party mates from my uni days have also popped up on occasion. Pisces is my 11th house, so I suppose that is to be expected.

-Slipped in the shower, though I doubt Mercury caused that. It doesn't see my Mars or Moon. Then again, it does sextile my ascendant.


Other than that, I've also had frequent headaches since the square started.
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Re: How does Mercury retrograde affect you?

It's In my 5th house<br />
I know what u want to say but say other things<br />
arguments with an friend of mine<br />
Forget many things<br />
I don't want write much<br />
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It trines my ac and Pluto in scorpio and Sextil my Saturn, Uranus and neptun in 3rd house<br />
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Speculation gone bad

Since I have not much to do on work I get less money

But I don't know if that is jupiter opposing my Mars, ruler of 6th

Every life area-job, friends, love life is not going good but I think think this is Pluto opposing Mars

Luckily Saturn transit trine natal mercury is helping me to have patience

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Anything shareable?
Letís just say itís in my 6th house?
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Yeah, I can understand not wanting to share anything about your pets
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