Mercury Retrograde Has Its Uses — Really
|Now, if I could just get Wolverine to sort these people out…|
Mercury Retrograde, brought to you by the people who brought you the Mayan Prophecy, dun dun daah. Communications go crazy, your electrical goods grow teeth, your commute turns into the Normandy landings, the internet crashes and millions of dollars just vanish into a big black hole of …. blah blah blah. Right?
Well, this may all be the case. But Mercury Retrograde is also an opportunity to revise, review and rethink. It’s when we can pick up the stitches that we dropped in the previous few months.
Here’s something that happened to me last week when Mercury was still retrograding through Aquarius. He’s going forward now, of course.
The search facility on this site isn’t working properly and in order to find some old posts I ran a search on Google for Oxford Astrologer stuff. As well as finding what I was looking for, I stumbled across a site that had stolen everything from here – hundreds of posts: words, pictures, headlines. It was a duplicate of this site with a slightly different name and different design. If you clicked on about or contact, you were led to an ad space. And there turned out to be more than one of them, each with a slightly different name, a variation of The Oxford Astrologer. Who knows how long these sites have been up…
This was a perfect Merc Rx event. For a start, the messenger planet is in Aquarius, the sign that governs the internet. I was reviewing (Rx) my old posts, and this revealed a plagiarist, a copier, and Mercury is the planet of mimicry. For me the Rx is in the house of everyday work, the 6th house of the natal chart.
Now I “just” have to get all the copycat sites taken down.
I can look at this two ways: either isn’t Merc Rx awful: someone’s copied me, or isn’t Merc Rx great: I found out about it. I’m choosing the latter (through gritted teeth).