Mercury Retrograde May 19 – June 11

MercRx may-jun2015 Since Mercury is in its own sign of Gemini this one won’t be as bothersome as it can be at other times. My plans have not altered at all.

In fact, I never form ordinary plans based on Mercury Rx alone (with very few exceptions). I’ve found the real problems with it only come in when a person engages in reversion to old ways of thinking in situations that require new mentalities, or when a person returns to a previously familiar place or way of doing things that is no longer appropriate.

Some might say mails and communication electronics are exceptions to this, but I think they underestimate the power of their own thought patterns in influencing these patterns as well.

Consider the perceptual distortion created by the sensation of retrograde motion when you sit in a darkened tunnel in one of two trains sitting side-by-side, when one starts moving. At first you can’t tell which one is moving. Or consider how this happens even if you are on the road moving next to a car that is moving a bit slower or faster than you. The initial perceptual distortion is the problem. Same thing with Mercury Rx.

Because of this I pay very little attention to Mercury Rx. It is too easy to create one’s own antagonism by anticipation. There are key life moments at which it is important to avoid actions when Mercury is retrograde, but not many.

When we simply find ways to negate the perceptual distortion there is no need to experience dire consequences or the harassment of a hundred little things going wrong.

The worst you can experience is a different timing of certain outcomes based on how you respond. No destiny is altered by Mercury Rx.


About Kannon McAfee

Poet, herbalist/healer, professional astrologer. Kannon means Kwan Yin -- healer. So I approach my work and others with a healer's heart. I'm dedicated to advancing astrology as a soul-oriented science. My specialty is birth chart interpretation and rectification.
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