Mercury has been retrograde only for a few days, but it is making its presence felt forcibly, affecting not just communication but power also.
In the outer world there is turmoil as events in the Middle East spike once again, but this time dangerously so as Israel and Gaza suffer at each other’s hands and the Syrian conflict becomes increasingly out of control. America is riven by speculation and confusion over affairs, secrets and conspiracy while Europe totters on the brink of collapse as the people express their views demonstrably. Mercury has shaken the bottle and its contents are exploding.
He has a sense of humour too! For the second time in recent days, the power in my home went out just as my day was getting under way; getting dressed in the dark is not easy, I have discovered, nor is finding my way to the garage to reset the switch. Making my way to my office to write my daily blog I found my computer blinking and screaming like an animal in pain which was disconcerting to say the least – particularly since I have an expensive buffer in place to protect it from a power outage or surge – this had failed at my time of need. It has taken time and patience to calm my trusty Mac and to restore all the settings, but it is back, for which I give heartfelt thanks.
Reflecting on these trivial but distracting events, I realise, of course, that I set myself up for them: when I woke I thought about the day ahead, which included workmen arriving early and needing tea, the window cleaner choosing to come today, some family matters which needed action, getting to an appointment on time – as well as a full working day with clients. I did not want or need my computer nor the power to fail today – and so Mercury reminded me, brilliantly, that by anticipating a challenging day I would create one: I disempowered myself through my communication with myself.
I am the architect of my surroundings. I am telling myself now that today will be easy and enjoyable, and I know it will be so – with the help of Mercury.