A very wicked Mercury Retrograde! And “Mercury Max”

Am I the only one who has had a miserable time over the past three weeks?  I’m usually pretty good at navigating through Mercury retrograde periods, but this one really did wreak havoc in many areas of my life.  I can’t count the number of appointments that I either didn’t enter into the calendar or put in the wrong place.  Confusion in communication was rampant, including changing my mind and redoing certain things over and over.

All of this was made worse by the fact that Mercury (communication) aligned with Mars (passion and anger) at the eclipse degree, at the end of August.  Any issues that came up at the time of eclipse continued to erupt at that time.

Richard Nolle is a brilliant astrologer who first coined the term “Supermoon” for a lunation (Full or New Moon) that is closest to the earth.  Another one of his ideas is that of “Mercury Max” – the period of greatest elongation between Mercury and the Sun.  According to Richard, the Mercury Max period ”

begins when evening star Mercury reaches its maximum elongation (greatest distance) east of the Sun; extends through the Mercury  and the inferior , and ends when the little planet as morning star reaches its maximum elongation west of the Sun.

If like me this technical language is difficult to comprehend, the important thing to note is that these cycles occur four times a year in concert with the Mercury retrograde cycles.  The current Mercury Max cycle according to Richard began on July 30th and continued all the way through August, ending around September 12th. Richard has always said that these Mercury Max periods coincide with Coronal Mass Ejections and solar storms (we had a very strong one on September 7-9th), earthquakes of major magnitude (note the one in Mexico that measured 8.1 on the Richter scale) and the four major hurricanes of the past couple of weeks:  Harvey which devastated Texas, Irma which currently threatens Florida, Jose and Katia.

As above, so below – when there is this much chaotic energy in the atmosphere it is bound to affect us, especially those of us who are more sensitive to energy.  Just as we need to find shelter in a protected area during a tornado, in times of chaotic energy storms it’s critical to find a place of strength and grounding inside of our own selves.

I did survive my Mercury Retrograde chaos, and the storms were mostly just minor ones.  I hope that all of my beloved readers are safe despite the storms that challenge our world today.


By | 2017-09-10T09:17:04+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Astrology in my world|12 Comments


  1. Mary Lou Bethune September 10, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I decided to stay home because I was so impatient and on the verge of rudeness all the time. Once I did that I could center and pray . I had bad dreams and insomnia but that seems to be subsiding.
    Do you know Karen Rivers here in Chapel Hill? You might be interested in her classes..she is an anthroposophist.

    • lokasiwisata.info September 10, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

      That all sounds like Mercury Mars, especially combined with the solar flares and the high K-index we had last week. Thanks Mary Lou.

  2. Marta September 10, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

    A finished relationship..on the 9th
    Courage in the midst of chaos
    Im a Leo Woman
    Empathetic, passionate, and believer in fate. Creation crys as we all cry.

  3. Marianne September 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    This has been a terrible Mercury retrograde period for me! I have experienced numerous billing errors, administrative errors and hacking problems. I’m still trying to straighten most of them out. The main part of the problem for me is that people are not listening to me. I am repeating myself very clearly, but people only hear 1 out of 3 things I say. Usually when Mercury goes direct, everything clears up. That is not the case this time. It’s very frustrating!

    • lokasiwisata.info September 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      It’s that Mercury/Mars conjunction on the dlipse degree. It should settle down soon!

  4. weaver September 10, 2017 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    its very helpful, you pointing this out. i have been very focused on the neptune opposition to the march of energy across the way but clearly merc’s phase is in harmonic step – or disharmonic, as the case may be. appreciate the commentary, as well. thanks, lynn.

    • lokasiwisata.info September 11, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      You’re so welcome Weaver!

  5. Dr. Deb September 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    There were big challenges, but I had some AWESOME growth.
    1. I watched a meditation video that said:
    breath in white light exhale apples,
    breath in white light exhale cucumbers, cherry’s, spinach, etc.
    My niece said make mine organic. hahaha
    2. I was questioning The Law of Attraction, and my girlfriend told me she was meditating and was told to be “Patient” LOL, right on.
    3. I went to a party were 3 baby’s, about 1 yr. old, kept looking at me and hanging around me. We felt an amazing connecting, 1 put his forehead on mine (3rd eye).
    4. Watched a video about “being Grateful for improvements.”
    5. My massage therapist was talking about the 3rd eye (see #3 above), Then I heard be “Gentle on your self and others.”
    6. I found a penny on my girlfriends patio, she never takes money out & no one had been out since I was there. When I find money I say “Thank you, thank you, thank you, I am a money magnet.

    • Dr. Deb September 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm - Reply


      Is it normally to have so much growth during a major Mercury retrograde?

      Thanks, Dr. Deb

      • lokasiwisata.info September 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        Hi Deb, I don’t think you can generalize about anything like this, but sometimes Mercury Rx does lead to growth because we tend to focus more internally than externally and correct past mistakes. Which it sounds like you did!

  6. Marianne September 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I’m wondering if you could do a post on Delores Huerta. She is such an inspiring, dynamic lady. There is a documentary on her life that has just been released. She must have an interesting chart. I would be curious to hear your astrological musings on her.

    • lokasiwisata.info September 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Marianne, I will definitely keep Ms. Huerta in mind for some time in the future.

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