Instead of the usual zippy, mercurial, caffeinated energy we normally feel under Mercury’s influence, we’re all going t be in a state of confusion for the next three weeks. That all-too familiar hangover feeling of not only the election but this season’s dreaded Mercury Retrograde is upon us. This run is especially brutal as Mercury squares foggy Neptune -- also set for retrograde motion starting on the 11th. Talk about purple haze … and things not feeling the same.
If it feels like you’re trying to think with a head full of water, you’ll understand the cosmic underpinnings. Even 10 cups of coffee won’t take away the funk and confusion that this Mercury-Neptune swamp is delivering. The best we can do is wade through our illusions, delusions and other blind spots. Paying close attention to our dreams and the messages pouring down from the universe could act as useful signposts in this murky planetary climate.
We have to watch out for paranoid thought patterns over the next 21 days, as our minds will have a tendency to go into the dark side. Think of how your brain operates under a hangover. Would you trust that kind of thinking, let alone operate a piece of machinery? In other words, be very careful and employ the utmost caution in your thoughts, words, actions and most importantly conclusions over the next few weeks. Projection is a dangerous mechanism of the psyche where instead of owning our own shadows we believe someone or something out there is out to get us. Don’t believe the hype.