Sunday, April 25

What's In Your ..... Future?

Here's hoping you can enlarge the hands and learn your fate......LOL. I've known people who put a lot of faith into palmistry and astrology and other forms of fortune-telling. Books I have read about astrology make a lot of sense when you study the whole of them; unlike the simple columns in the newspapers or magazine articles. Any self-respecting astrologer will tell you that you have to know much more than just your sun sign. If you have your chart done by an astrologer, they will take into consideration your moon sign and ascendant, as well as the aspects to the other planets at the time of your birth - and now. However, some aspects of Astrology can affect everyone, particularly the planet Mercury.

This morning I read a blog post by a woman who told about how the fact that Mercury is currently retrograde is wreaking havoc in her life. When Mercury is retrograde, communications are interrupted. Here is a quote from the Scorpio section of AstrologyZone.com, regarding Mercury:

"Watch for misunderstandings and miscommunications with those close to you, for it will be so easy to pick up the wrong impression. This month and most of next, you will have to go the extra mile to be sure you are sending out and picking up the correct messages."

Yesterday, on my way to work, I failed to check my email before I left, since Mr. k was on my computer and he hates to be told to get off so I can use it. I missed a very important message from my employer, telling me to meet him at a hotel, instead of going to the shop. That small misstep is what Mercury retrograde can do - and it is much more obvious when you know to look for it.

Mercury in retrograde motion also means electronics will malfunction or outright die, and it is suggested that you not buy anything electronic while Mercury is retrograde, because there is a possibility it will fail or be unsatisfactory in some way.

"Mercury will be retrograde from April 18 to May 11 in your partnership sector, so life will slow down a bit during that time. If you have a significant other, you may go back to an old question that was never answered to find a new way to address the topic. Mercury retrograde is not all bad. While it is not a good time to sign any contracts, Mercury will give you a chance to find a better solution to an old problem - this time, better than any you had found before.

Do not buy anything expensive until after May 13 or you may find something wrong with the item, now or later. You don't want to be subject to a recall, or worse, see a nicer version of your product come out just after you buy it. Electronics will be the most prone to problems, so those are a big no-no to buy during a Mercury retrograde, but so are any purchases with moving parts." (I wonder how this might affect those who have bought new ipads.)

Many people poo-pooh astrology, but I am often surprised at the number of instances like those above that I become aware of when Mercury is retrograde. How about you?


17 comments:

HalfCrazy said...

Astrology is really interesting. I tried reading descriptions for Taurus which is my Zodiac Sign but it seems like I got the wrong one! Half of the things described for Taurus are so not me. Of course we know that Astrology is not 100% authentic cos the person can change, right.

I have pretty weird palms too. The right hand, there is a horizontal line that runs across from left to right. Then there is a curve that branches from it. Okay, I'm not giving a clear picture. LOL. My palms are different, that's the bottom line.

Travelin'Oma said...

I know nothing about astrology or fortune telling. (Except that my son and his girlfriend had a reading one time and they were told they'd have 3 kids. And he married somebody else.) I have always wondered what my palm says. I'll be looking over your chart!

Tabor said...

I have not studied it but I am inclined to not believe in it. I was going to purchase two packages of software that I am not testing...But the sale ends May 10th!

Arkansas Patti said...

Well now, that explaines everything that has happened lately.That blasted old Mercury.
I used to pretend to read palms as a parlor trick. I knew a smidgen and made up the rest. One day I made something up that put a co-worker in tears. I retired from palm reading that day.

LL Cool Joe said...

I poo-pooh astrology! :D

Granny Annie said...

I spent five hours on Friday working with my computer tech to fix ungodly amount of viruses in my desktop. It seems Ron got some request to download a new program and he could click yes or no. He clicked "no" but actually clicking either installed the program. Yikes!

Yesterday evening our connection to dish satellite went out and I had to reset it this morning.

Tabor, you might want to rethink your purchase plans. LOL

srp said...

Well, Nyssa's five year old laptop's fan died yesterday and she HAS to have a new one. Fortunately, Uncle Stephen was going to get her one for her birthday anyway... but I don't think it can wait until the latter part of May!!!

Kay Dennison said...

Catching up here.
I think Mercury is in retrograde all year for me!!!! LOL

Beverly said...

I'll leave it to others too.

Star said...

We were just discussing the fact that our iPhone contracts are up in mAy, but that we will wait to upgrade. Not because of Mercury in retrograde though. The 4G comes out this summer.

Peter said...

Yep, I'm with Kay Dennison... at last I have found out where all the bad karma has been coming from, has anyone got a chart of Mercury for the years 1994-2004 inclusive?????

Dorothy said...

I love astrology, it's so fascinating, I'm a cancer and it's been a hard time for me, the last three years hope I things change soon.

Dorothy from grammoloyg
grammology.com

mamie said...

Mercury retrograde is putting a hurting on me! Move on, Mercury.

jeanmac said...

I often read mine in the daily paper - some days it's scary how accurate the words are - other days I roll on the floor laughing - well, I would roll on the floor if I could!

Granny Annie said...

I was glad to be able to explain to Nora at chez pez about Mercury in retrograde because she is inundated with troubles I also was glad to share the news with my sister who had her computer monitor go out. It is so nice to be able to offer everyone an excuse. Thanks Kenju!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I've been into astrology for most of my life...some times more seriously than others; but I've always been drawn to it.

I've never had my palm read, but I have had several sessions with psychics, and was told I've had psychic abilities since I was a child; but I probably never recognized them as such. I can't deny I've had some interesting events and moments in my life that supports what they say; but I think I'm choosing to take it with a grain of salt...probably for my benefit more than anything else. ~Joy

Shephard said...

My phone stopped working last night for an hour. No explanation. Then returned to normal.