Mercury loses his Rx tag today at around 10:30 PM and none too soon. If you don’t know, for a lack of familiarity, when the planet closest to the sun, the winged messenger of the gods, appears to go backward in his orbit, communications snafus of all kinds tend to manifest. Not that you can’t navigate these three week periods that happen two to three times during the year without losing your luggage or your mind, but is it a bit more difficult.
Mercury Rx periods tend to manifest in my life with car problems. Yes, its a huge cliche I know, but my chariot is very important in that it conveys me to the place where I earn the bulk of my income. That place is a 26 mile commute so hopping the bus to get to the other end of town is not an option. As with anyone with a grand cross in their chart knows, Murphy’s law is fully operational during a Merc Rx period.
Because the Sun is in Gemini, I got the extra treat of having two things happen with my car. The first was that one side of the front end literally fell to pieces. It wasn’t as dramatic as it sounds. I noticed something was odd when I was driving home. The tires made a fearsome squeal when I was going around the curve to my house. You might expect this if you were taking the curve at eighty miles an hour but not twenty five. A quick inspection confirmed my fears. The front driver’s side tire was sitting sadly on a unholy angle. The car was towed next day to the repair shop and repaired within two days. Venus in Aries took my cash a bit quickly, and with something that appeared as a fiendish look in her eye. But maybe that’s my Venus in Capricorn talking. She always a bit suspicious of other’s motives.
Down a grand and some change and maybe I’m in the clear for the rest of the Rx period. No. Because I am now paranoid of something else happening, I take the car for an overdue oil change. Everything is fine except for one little thing. When replacing the oil filter ( I was feeling very paranoid) the serviceman broke the oil filter sensor leaving the check engine light to burn brightly and continously on my dash. No problem I am told, we’ll get another one. But the parts store didn’t stock it. They’d have to order it. We’ll call you when we get it in, Ms. Turnage, should be here in about 5 days. Now get this, my car is a Chrysler, and what should happen just as my car is having its meltdown is that the company filed for bankruptcy. Any part that is ordered most be paid for in cash. So the parts company didn’t order the part and both the service company and I are waiting and waiting for this thing to come in.
Thank the stars I have a good measure of Taurus in me due to my ascendant, so I let things go awhile and the service company caught up with the parts store and finally got them to order the part. The poor manager had to pay for it with his own credit card and still the thing took two weeks to arrive. I showed up today, the last day of the retrograde period. They fetched the part from the store after some question about whether or not it was actually in and the manager popped the part in, reset the computer codes and I was on my way.
I so look forward to the next Mercury in Retrograde period. I’m starting to save for it now. Come on. I know you want to.
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