Mercury in Retrograde

Heed them, HEthen (@heedthem) 8 years, 9 months ago

Does anybody believe in this? (It’s an astrology thing.) Anyone else feeling the effects?

I try not to place too much emphasis on these things as it’s all just supposed to be tips and guidance
But I feel particularly sensitive to cosmic weather.
Ever since yesterday (it started yesterday, before I even knew about the Rx), I haven’t felt this heaviness and sadness since I was suicidal last in December. I’ve been okay, if not happy then mellow until yesterday.

For the naysayers, I’m not saying I feel sad because of some star movements.
I’m just saying my depression seems to correlate with Mercury Rx, or is worsened distinctly. My sorrow runs deep and makes it hard to do anything.

February 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Barkie (21) (@bakra) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I dont know, I have just started investigating this astrology thing, and I do have been feeling depressed a bit since 2 weeks and it is indeed affecting my motivation to get shit done, while before i was in a highly productive period.
my solution would be to do a moon dance next full moon, at least thats what I will be doing.

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@bakra, It’s only supposed to last for 3 weeks, thank god. Last time it was brutal.
Are you having anything else weird like misplaced nausea, tiredness, random sadness?
I’m looking into healing stones that might help as well as other healing things

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Barkie (21) (@bakra) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@heedthem, only had a weird headache yesterday but other than that I feel fine.
Also I´m not sure if I believe all this stuff I have only been looking into it for a couple of months now but its pretty interesting, maybe you should get some
sulphur

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stonedragon (143) (@stonedragon21) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@heedthem, so that explains it. wird stuff is going down in my life too. but ill paint my way thru it. i started a new painting today and it is powerful a huge naked woman sitting by the edge of a devasted landscape with a dark storming sky.
perhaps i shall call it mercury retrograde.
three weeks huh? could be intense

i will check out astrodienst. it is a good site.
healing stones. i have a huge moonstone around my neck. perhaps i better get my tourquoise back on in stead. moonstone tends to exagerate stuff.
if you get any more tips tell me
i think we should watch our diets. eat only healthy stuff. no junk food and watch the toxins. pot and booze. stay clear and calm. excersize. blink in the early morning sun. that kind of thing.

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winslow (85) (@winslow) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@stonedragon21, Good ideas.
@heedthem, I have been feeling funky lately too. But yesterday, I felt completely awesome most of the day. What does retrograde mean?

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ZionBorn (89) (@irievibes) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Why did you mention sulphur? Out of nowhere, I went out and bought some MSM (a type of sulphur supplement) last week and have just felt the need to take it everyday since then.

But I can’t say I feel the same. Lately I have been feeling very stable, motivated, and in control of my life. And I’m sure it has nothing to do with mercury.

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@stonedragon21, @irievibes, @bakra,
I have been reading up on Mercury Rx, and I forgot Mercury rules Virgo, so it’s supposed to be more intense for whoever is ruled by Mercury.

I looked up specific ailments and treatments for my sign (Virgo), and I noticed potassium sulphate in particular. So it’s funny you mention sulphur.

Mercury Rx also has the upside of backtracking, reemergence of old friends or plans, and tying up loose ends.

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@winslow, Mercury, when it’s in retrograde, appears to be rotating backwards. The claims of astrologers are this leads to difficulty in communication, hazy thinking, and in general things not going well. At the extreme, people can suffer depression and other self-destructive behavior.

For the upside, it has the abilities for what I mentioned in the comment above

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ZionBorn (89) (@irievibes) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@heedthem, “Mercury Rx also has the upside of backtracking, reemergence of old friends or plans, and tying up loose ends.”

I still don’t know if it’s Mercury, but I HAVE been experiencing all that. The past few days I have been hanging out with friends I haven’t been around in months. I am backtracking in the sense that I’m soon leaving a job that was really taking a toll on me.

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@irievibes, Who knows honestly. I try not to take things too literally, but my experiences always mesh with the proposed astrologies anyways. It also supports unfinished business, that sort of thing. Things you forgot about in general. They also suggest to beware of appliances and things dealing with transportation, i.e. cars and planes.

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Selina (53) (@selina) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@heedthem, I was reading through all your post and saw you are Virgo, heads up, the full moon is in Virgo tomorrow. :) Everything dealing with your emotions/feelings will be intensified during this time, especially sense the moon is particularly in your sign. Use it to your advantage!

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Heed them, HEthen (91) (@heedthem) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@selina, Thanks for the heads up, I didn’t know that!
I’m trying to find a Full Moon Circle around my area and I’m also attending a meditation class for the first time ever tomorrow
Props

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Selina (53) (@selina) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@heedthem, No problem at all; it induces revelation. :)
What exactly is a Full Moon Circle? That’s awesome, it should be nothing short of insightful, especially with the moon in your home.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@stonedragon21, I’d love to see your artwork
@bakra, fuck ya! moon dance for the win

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stonedragon (143) (@stonedragon21) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@danfontaine, thanks. i will try to take a picture and figure out how to post it to you. we can be friends.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@stonedragon21, We can be friends. Friends in art yayyy
It’s easy to upload, camera into pc -> save file -> photobucket.com -> upload file -> get the direct link and post it. That’s how I do it anyway.

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stonedragon (143) (@stonedragon21) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

i just found this. and im pisces . see this is proof that it is true, cuz all i wanna do is space out on HE and paint. and dance around and sing and make music.

mercury retrograde
In Pisces: Foggy thinking, daydreams, and escapism are the norm; day-to-day realities confound otherwise clear heads when Mercury, the planet that rules logic, is in Pisces, which governs illusion. Practice creative pursuits—writing, dancing, photography, film, or painting.

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PeaceRiot (178) (@peaceriot) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

During these times we need to stay balanced. I too have been feeling the effects. Try this.

Every night look at what time dawn is going to be for the next day.

Every day at dawn get your happy ass out of bed and meditate. Try to balance your chakras.

If you are going to entertain astrology you might as well entertain this too.

unbalanced

Hope this helps!

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PeaceRiot (178) (@peaceriot) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@stonedragon21, I like your suggestions and would love to see your art

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PeaceRiot (178) (@peaceriot) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@winslow, This retrograde only means as much as you put research into it. I wouldn’t research it if I knew nothing about it. I’d just take every shitty situation and make it the best possible. That’s what I’m doing and it is working great.

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KellyM (107) (@kellah) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@heedthem, yes, I am feeling the very same way..

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stonedragon (143) (@stonedragon21) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@peaceriot, you are amazing. what a great idea. i know i have to meditate each day for at least two hours . and then i lay in bed and watch the sun move upward in the window. until 9 or so!! then i never have enuf time in the day to meditate plus do all the stuff i wanna do.
you have a brilliant idea ! YES manana i will do it!
i am now trying to get my pic of the painting in the camera.from camera to computer and then onto this site. i am so bad at it. i just want to paint. but i also want to show you guys this painting. before i go on with it cuz i could wreck it and it is good like it is.

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winslow (85) (@winslow) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@peaceriot, Yeah im with you there, and nothing is very shitty to me these days.. So right on, right on. I just didnt know what a planet being in retrograde means. Are you saying that if I know more about astrology then astrology will have more influence over me? I just think its interesting, not that its the exact truth

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PeaceRiot (178) (@peaceriot) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@winslow, I’m not sure. All the positive astrology I have looked at has affected my life in a good way. I don’t read too deeply into though. Just skim for similarities.

I think having the idea in your head of the environment affecting you adversely will cause your body to react to it adversely.

Just as if you focused and panicked about getting sick. You end up with a cold.

Not necessarily trying to say it’s wrong, just saying our minds and bodies are powerful enough to resist a change in mercury I’m sure of it.

As for the retro grade. I don’t have a damn clue what that means. I’ll look it up when this scare is over.

Thanks for the positive feedback

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PeaceRiot (178) (@peaceriot) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@stonedragon21, lol thank you so much! Positive encouragement make my world go round so thanks! Glad I can help.

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