Both Mercury and Mars are currently retrograde. Mercury in Aries and Mars in Virgo. Can these two planets in mutual reception, working together in retrograde, help us?
Mercury Rx has a bad reputation. Behind that bad reputation can sometimes be a lack on our part ~ not getting ourselves up for a task.
I’d been moving that pile of papers around for about eight months. Old bills (some unopened), receipts, and charts I’d been working on had become a constant irritant and reminder of where I’d lacked focus. I hated that pile!
Every time I looked at it, I could hear it chiding me. “Loser. Lazy. Inefficient Loaf.”
Could Mercury and Mars Rx rescue me from this heckling demon of demoralization?
Behind my desk chair, nuzzled between two file cabinets sat the beloved paper shredder, goddess of an erased past. And on top of it, another pile of detestable papers. More of the same ~ old bills, receipts, charts and more charts. Gawd!
I couldn’t take it anymore!! (Two exclamation points required.)
The time was right.
I was up too early and had barely finished my coffee when I made that determined trip to the garage for The Big Bag ~ those great big, black, flex garbage bags that can take a lot of cramming. I’d be cramming, all right. It’s amazing how much room shredded paper can take up.
And so it began. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Sometimes I was overzealous and stuck in too much paper at once. Was it going to make it through the shredder? It was like watching the thrilling cliff hanger of a tv show. I had to hit reverse. Forward. Reverse. Forward. Reverse. Forward. At last! Success!
Twice I had to stop and let the motor cool because it quit on me. (Did I over-Mars it?)
I was worried I might have to get another bag, but no…this one can take a LOT of cramming and I had the muscle for it. So I crammed and crammed and almost two hours later had that hateful pile of papers shredded and packed up for recycling.
That’s working the retrograde in a small way so that it worked for me, and I’ve got to say that it feels really good.
How has this retrograde period helped you clean up the little details of life?