All Talk, No Action

Neptune, by Walter Crane

Mercury doesn’t go retrograde for another week, but you’d never know it. Many of you are reporting that it feels like the Messenger is in reverse already.

Sure feels like it to me. On Saturday, my bus into the city was late because the one before it had broken down. That meant twice as many riders, standing room only.

I’m expecting this week to be even worse as both Mercury and Neptune station in preparation to turn retrograde within less than half an hour of each other on May 26. What’s with these two, anyway? Back in January, Mercury turned retrograde tightly conjunct Neptune, and now here they are traveling backwards together. Should we suspect an astrological conspiracy? Or maybe they’re having a secret affair?

Whatever it is, it’s corresponding to a lot of confusion for many of us. And I’m dreading having to rely on the ferries this week.

The week begins with a powerful Full Moon in the last degree of Scorpio, which you already know if you read Neith’s superb analysis in the previous post. She wrote about letting go of what isn’t working for you – a painful process. With Venus squaring Neptune later on Monday, some of us will be hit over the head with the sudden recognition that we’ve been deluded by a romantic situation or perhaps by a material desire. Healing requires confronting the reality directly.

The Sun enters Gemini on Tuesday, which normally would create a buzz and signal an increase in communications. Mercury’s station is going to slow things down, though, so you may have the feeling of driving with the brakes on. Or, you might notice a lot of talk but no follow-through. You’ll fare best if you adjust your expectations accordingly.

On Wednesday, Jupiter sextiles Uranus, the second of a three-part aspect. Both planets will be at 22 degrees, the number of the master builder. I wrote about this in a post on Jupiter’s station retrograde. Spend some quiet time on Wednesday contemplating what isn’t working for you, and send out a mental request for solutions. Then write and tell us about how you got the answers!

Venus enters Gemini on Saturday, which will increase our desire to talk about relationships . . . or just to talk. I predict that online dating will soar, and boy, will it turn into a mess when Mercury goes retrograde! Mercury loves a good romantic comedy, so try to keep your sense of humor.

The Moon opposes Mars on Sunday, which normally wouldn’t be worth mentioning. However, with both Mercury and Neptune at a virtual standstill, there’s a high risk that small disagreements will escalate into major conflict due to misunderstandings. Resist the temptation to resort to the silent treatment or other passive-aggressive forms of communication that will only make matters worse. If you need to talk, wait a few days. By then, you’ll probably have forgotten what you were arguing about.

Welcome to Mercury retrograde!

Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat

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7 thoughts on “All Talk, No Action

  1. Pat Post author

    The Sun is definitely in Gemini! Today I went into town and bumped into three friends before I even got where I was going.

    Two of them were people I haven’t seen in ages. That can mean only one thing: Mercury is getting ahead of himself and acting retrograde, even when he’s technically still direct.

    Big incident on the job yesterday, too, with the crash of a mission-critical computer system. Commerce-related. (Mercury rules commerce, communications, and traffic flow.)

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  2. max

    That can mean only one thing: Mercury is getting ahead of himself and acting retrograde, even when he’s technically still direct.

    Hrmm. It’s been acting for moi like it’s been xR for weeks on end now. And today it is starting to behave normally (?). Things have started to go my way, and I just fixed a nagging computer problem that I’ve had for three years (and by fix I mean, I knew a patch was causing my problem but I did not know which one; and then suddenly, AHA! Gotcha!).

    Of course, I’ve gotten screwed (really and seriously) on every Merc xR over the last two years, even though normally previously it just didn’t cause me that many problems.

    So maybe my chakras got realigned by accident or somethin’.

    max
    [‘On the other hand, the twitter toy on this page is suddenly giving my browser hell.’]

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  3. Neith

    Hey Max!

    Hrmm. It’s been acting for moi like it’s been xR for weeks on end now. And today it is starting to behave normally (?).

    Maybe the Jupiter/Uranus sextile being exact today is turning out to be useful?! :-)

    Isn’t for me . . . I was busy mowing & smelled hot rubber. Some thing’s bound up in the mower deck drive belts and I parked the sucker before it got worse. Gotta wait for it to cool down now . . .

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  4. max

    Hey you!

    Maybe the Jupiter/Uranus sextile being exact today is turning out to be useful?! :-)

    It could happen! I wouldn’t have known – I can’t run astrolog at the moment. (Where’s my fifth house action?)

    Isn’t for me . . . I was busy mowing & smelled hot rubber. Some thing’s bound up in the mower deck drive belts and I parked the sucker before it got worse. Gotta wait for it to cool down now . . .

    I’m dreading going back out again, since it’s a pushmower and the curb is 30-40 foot higher than the back fence. Nice 45 degree incline, and I am still weak from being sick.

    max
    [‘Now typing blind.’]

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  5. Neith

    Hi Max!

    I’m dreading going back out again, since it’s a pushmower and the curb is 30-40 foot higher than the back fence. Nice 45 degree incline, and I am still weak from being sick.

    Yeah, and the darn grass doesn’t quit growing unless you live in the desert. Had to replace a belt on our mower . . . certain amount of mumbling around here.

    Fingers all crossed for all of us as we approach Mercury & Neptune’s Rx. :-D

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  6. Pat Post author

    Well, looks like we’re experiencing some technical difficulties here — big surprise!

    Leslee, I got your message on Twitter but can’t answer, because their messaging function is down. Your Twitters were appearing in Astro-Twitter last night, but this morning they’re gone. They’re showing up on my Twitter page, though, so that tells me that you are indeed “in the system.” Once the Twitter glitch is fixed, all your past Twitters should show up, in the order that you posted them.

    This happened once before with someone else, and the problem just magically fixed itself.

    If anyone has noticed, Twitter has been going up down, up down, over the past week or so, and they’re having other technical difficulties as well.

    Welcome to Mercury retrograde!

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  7. Pat Post author

    P.S. Leslee, I tried removing you from my list and re-adding you. I hope I didn’t mess anything up! The problem likely would have fixed itself.

    I will check back later today to make sure it worked (just not sure what I’ll do if it didn’t!).

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