You’ve probably heard people saying, “oh no, it’s Mercury retrograde.” Followed by a litany of complaints that their computer isn’t working. They didn’t get that email. They misunderstood how to get to that party. Anything which is communication and zipping around is a Mercury type of thing. Supposedly during a Mercury retrograde, the smooth flow of communication turns backward and it is frustrated.
What is a Mercury retrograde? Part of what’s so ridiculous about astrology is that it’s so “unscientific” according to what we’re told. (Look into NASA and see if they can maintain any sort of congruent story.) In astrology, the planets and sun revolve around the earth. Basically Mercury, for whatever reason or explanation appears to move backwards in the sky during Mercury retrograde. While this is happening the positive flow of activities under the province of Mercury goes backwards and leads to frustrations.
What are activities under the province of Mercury?
Above you see at the arrow that my mercury is placed next to the sun. I’m jumping ahead but both are in Scorpio (investigations, transformation, death, birth) in the 7th house. The 7th house is that of relation to another. We should know by now that I like to communicate but I was born under a mercury retrograde. What does it mean to be born under a mercury retrograde?
The following information can be perused more in depth here.
I’m looking to show that these planetary configurations reveal certain energies. They show up on an astrological chart in terms of most powerful to less powerful. The sites I am linking to are accurately expressing what these energies are about. I cannot say whether these sites are trustworthy otherwise.
A lot of what I’m attempting to do is to show that my chart accurately reflects me. If I can do this, I hope to show that Napoleon’s chart reflected him. The reason I’m showing both of these is that both are unusual personalities that should be known to the regular readers of this project. It is a test that I am conducting.
As to my natal chart placement of mercury: it is next to my sun sign amplifying it in a communicative manner in Scorpio in the house connected to Libra (art and relationships are ruled by Venus-My chart ruler is also Venus because my ascendant Taurus is ruled by Venus). My mercury retrograde shows a communicator who is offbeat and penetrating. You can judge the data for yourself. Thank you for following along with this exploration.
The Astrology Series so far is here.