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 retrograde and the inferior Sun-Mercury conjunction, 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.