Mercury in Retrograde  

rm_tennismaiden 59F
2103 posts
3/5/2006 5:31 am

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Mercury in Retrograde I’m talking to Safira on line last night and complaining about everything, feeling fat, not hearing from my usual pals, failing in the love department and so forth. She on the other hand is doing fabulously well and quite happy. So I type, “what’s up” why am I so miserable and where did everyone go? Her answer “mercury in retrograde” some astrological phenomenon when all you know in life stops dead still and you’ve got to just buck it up and muddle through.

Yeah folks as if the world stopped spinning, everyone fell off the face of the earth and you’re the only one left standing looking out at the universe and shaking a fist pissed off. I know....some of you don’t believe in these little theories on existential fake science like astrology or horoscopes but when I see a pattern that shows up in everyone’s life it makes me wonder.

I wouldn’t be so damn frustrated if my birthday weren’t tomorrow...but it is the last before the really big one and I’m dying for this next year to go smoothly before my life goes down the toilet. Feels like it’s already down the shit hole today...yeah, I’m PMS-ing and so what about it? Even the lovely alluring seductive tennismaiden can have a bad day.

This would be considered to be "having a pity party" and the only guest is.....ME!

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
3/5/2006 7:04 am

Worked graveyard Friday night and my asst. manager was scheduled to work Saturday, she showed up that morning not realising I was on schedule for the night and we had a powwow about our work week and manager...she was catching me up on what happened Friday after we parted Thursday afternoon (our boss is both an obsessive perfectionist and a bit of an emotional manipulator...not a good combination in a work environment)

She has been unusually difficult this week and Friday was rough enough my workmate thought about calling me at home just for someone to air to...I was actually on my way to Raleigh at 0530 and wondered why I could not get the current work situation off my brain...thinking I must be in dreadful need of a vacation.

As she was going upstairs and I was going home, oddly enough she tells me (oddly because we have never discussed astrology before at all), "Mercury is in retrograde for the next 3 weeks" and laughed...a friend of hers mentioned it to her; basically making the point that sometimes shit just happens and you roll with the ball until the tides shift.

Not that I am a big astrologist for several reasons and not necessarily because I claim that it has no validity at all; more because the power of suggestion can have more power than I might care to give it and all readings are not universally accurate or intuitive;

but like you I see patterns at times, there is a connection somewhere, even if it eventually just boils down to superstring theory and energy and gravitational pattern fluxes in the space/time continnuem that we experience...

So, having said that...sometimes it just makes me feel better to think it isn't my own personal stretch of rotten luck or that the world has ceased to be sane; but other influences of which we are mostly unaware. Sort of like PMSing only everybody's doing it! Human behavior at full moon alone is enough to suggest that unknown universal environmental shifts affect us in general.

Sometimes I just accept that shit through the strange energy fluxes... and know that they will pass.

Happy birthday to you!

caressmewell 53F

3/5/2006 7:08 am

I feel your pain. I'm sick, PMSing and my inlaws are coming to visit in 2 days..not my idea of a great threesome.

rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
3/5/2006 7:35 am

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. Robert A. Heinlein

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
Sir Arthur Eddington

Life is not smooth, one can only hope for more ups than downs. But when I am in a down I cannot see how much of the up I have had and it is even difficult to see what may be on the horizon. It is vrey different standing in a valley and standing on a hilltop. It is just getting to that hilltop that is the problem.

sexyblokeinlincs 54M
470 posts
3/5/2006 12:26 pm

Happy Birthday!

Hope life feels better as you celebrate!


MarinadelMar 59F

3/5/2006 2:35 pm

Happy Birthday!

Hope you feel better soon. Don't worry about numbers - I can never remember how old I am ... forty eight? My God! When did that happen? My sister was disgusted with me because I didn't throw a big Birthday Bash like she did when I hit 40! ROFLMAO

RoanokeGirl58 61F

3/5/2006 4:43 pm

I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Happy Birthday to you !!

MyRealLoverOne 46M

3/5/2006 6:43 pm

Thats ok love knows no bounds! Big (((hugz)))...

rm_molittle69 45M
117 posts
3/5/2006 7:06 pm

sing me up tennis, not PMSing but definately blahed!!!! this just might turn out to be one hell of a party after all. Best Wishes.

Snap_99 30M

3/5/2006 11:01 pm

Happy Birthday!

I think human lives are entirely independent of whether Mercury is in retrograde motion or not (unless you work for NASA or something...). But there are deffinately times to roll with what's happening and bide your time.

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
3/6/2006 4:38 am


Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Hugs & kisses,

_Safira 53F
11260 posts
3/6/2006 1:20 pm

I'm doing fabulously well??? Good gracious I need to hit REPLAY. Actually all sorts of funky electrical things are happening to and around me ... And communications are not as clear as they can and should be ... But I'm just rolling with it, and trying not to take it too personally.

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