by Robert Wilkinson
Though Mercury is now direct, I'm still dealing with the blowback to things I set into motion while it was retrograde. Much that I began bogged down, while other things have taken some weird twists and turns.
When I planned my trip to Arizona, Los Angeles and Ojai a few weeks back, I thought I was driving to California and seeing friends along the way. A number of almost non-stop intense rain and snow storms make driving that distance a giant hassle for the next week, so I had to punt that idea and decide to fly instead. Truly, it's the lesser of two evils! An 8 day trip has just become a 4 day trip which I got to pay for using a credit from a previously postponed trip to NY, finishing something started a while ago!
More retrograde: after many months and misdirections and delays in getting a car registered, it finally happened when I took a roundabout method of finding critical information directly from the manufacturer (who couldn't find any record of my VIN!) who then referred me to a local dealer who gave me the info I needed. While I had to take it to the DMV twice, it was much better than the alternative, which entailed me waiting for the State Police to send someone out to inspect the car. The dispatcher said there literally was no way to know when that would happen, there was no way for me to know where I was on the list, nor was there any way to know whether I could legally drive to the place where the police would inspect it. So a giant uncertainty just got cleared up.
Another significant event during the retrograde: there is no local supplier of a special type of cat food for my diabetic cat, and for years I've had to stock up in LA and transport it 800 miles to where I live. I finally found a supplier about 140 miles away that will work with me, and is even willing to drop cases off from time to time when their truck is in my neighborhood!
Other retrogrades: I got a check from a client made out to the website which my bank would not allow me to deposit into my account. When I asked about creating a business account, I found that it would entail so much paperwork as to be counterproductive.
I reconnected with a dear friend from the 60s and 70s for the first time in years. I've heard back from people who sent in their initial chart reading requests months ago but never confirmed. After searching off and on for months, I finally found things in storage I've been looking for. A helper who disappeared for weeks finally showed back up at my door, and I got to resume extending the drip irrigation system for my gardens and create the next garden area (which of course cannot be finished until the ground warms up, another delay!)
I got new information about something that has upended my Summer plans, and am waiting for more information that cannot come for a number of weeks that will also impact my Summer. Multiple events in another state I am a part of got delayed due to other more important developments happening that have global implications. So it all moves forward, but is somewhat upended. And I finally got to finish answering comments before leaving for CA, another unexpected benefit of the retrograde nature of the coming trip.
So there you have some reflections about this past retrograde. Things postponed, things punted, things returned, things on hold, things that will move forward after other things are fulfilled. Sounds like Mercury RX to me!
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