My Stars

star9Astrology gets it so right so often. If we are stardust (and we are, 94% to be exact), if the moon controls ocean tides (it does, and so does the sun),  then why does it seem so silly to check out sun signs and moon signs (aka horoscopes)?

I know, it’s a big leap. But if the events of this winter prove anything, then watching the stars and their movement in the sky is kind of like doing your homework. It’s good to know when Mercury retrogrades, several times this year. We’re coming to the end of a long one now. I cannot tell you how many times I had to cancel meetings during this current Mercury retrograde (February 6-28). Yes, some of that is the weather, but other things, like communication, mess up during MercRetro.

For star-gazing beginners, ever notice how the stars in the sky appear to move as the world turns? Well, in retrograde periods, stars appear to move backward.

This retrograde, I rescheduled a workshop three times. Last time, I made sure the date was after Mercury moves forward again. Also, had a huge blow up in communication with one of the organizations I belong to…I wasn’t in the hot seat, but close enough. I shook my head in sadness and thought ‘Mercury retrograde.’

My laptop has been going haywire all month. (Expect electronics to act up during MercRetro.) Yesterday I turned it on and it made a very loud noise. I called my husband and put the phone to the laptop. “Hear that?” He did. We have our routine down now. Unplug laptop. (It has not been shutting off by itself, but freezes.) Take out batteries. Let the machine rest. Then do everything in reverse order.

Yes, it works, and I’m lucky. I don’t want to buy a new laptop, or any electronics, during MercRetro. It will be a lemon or at least a sour grape. Did I say my husband (who does not believe this stuff) got me a new phone? And it’s the top brand in the universe? And I cannot get voice mail? I have missed many voice mails and pissed many people off. “I left you an message…” they say.

I could go on and on with examples, but the point is, it pays to know your stars. What they’re doing, where they’re headed, when you should keep your head down and when you should blow full steam ahead.

Just looked out the window. It’s snowing. Hard. Looks like the luncheon I am supposed to host tomorrow might get cancelled. Already received an email from one friend asking if the ice storm that’s supposed to come tonight happens, which was nowhere in the picture when I extended the invitation, will it be okay to reschedule? Sure, after Mecury retrograde.