Mercury Retrograde Vs. Election 2012 - Hurricane Sandy Vs. East Coast - Direct HitsBy Tantrawave
For the first time in United States history, election day falls as Mercury begins its retrograde movement, known as stationary retrograde. The exact moment will be later in the day causing some astrologists to believe it will be no big deal. Logically, it would seem so with many voting early. One only need observe the long lines at the Post Offices on April 15th to know that the majority of us will be racing to the polls at the last hour.
Regardless, anyone who pays attention to Mercury's retrograde activity knows that it's similarities to Murphy's Law can't be ignored. Essentially "whatever can go wrong, will". The last election affected by a MR period was the 2000 election. Remember the hanging chads? The difference in that election and this one is that it fell on the last day of MR, known as stationary direct.
So what is Mercury Retrograde? The planet Mercury is named after Mercury, the swift-footed messenger of the Roman Gods who is comparable to the Greek God, Hermes. Clad in winged sandals he rules commerce and trade, travel and communications. An appropriate name for our first planet from the Sun, it swiftly orbits three times per year - faster than all others.
Mercury, in its retrograde period lasts approximately three weeks and appears to move backwards through the zodiac. Passing between the Earth and the Sun, the visual of moving in a retrograde (directed or moving backward) direction should have no affect on us. It's only a perception. On the contrary, it can wreak havoc on those who've come to know and dread it.
The two weeks prior to its retrograde station and two weeks following its direct position are called the shadow phase. It begins to have an effect on us similar to the outer bands of a hurricane hitting land.
The documented results of Mercury Retrograde? Miscommunication, confusion, delays and re-do's. Astrologers caution not to sign contracts or begin something new (unless you like re-doing) and explain that it's a good time to re-organize, plan and generally wait-it-out. It's always important to check and re-check travel plans, appointments and to communicate clearly. And, it doesn't hurt to tune-up electronics and equipment prior to its approach.
With regard to the upcoming election, it is imperative that election officials, volunteers, and all involved check and re-check everything from equipment to communications.
This entered my radar over the weekend as I struggled to complete a project and had to re-do it three times. I caught myself muttering, "Geez, you'd think it was Mercury Retrograde!" As that exclamation left my lips I thought, "Hmm....it may BE Mercury Retrograde". One thing led to another and I realized that the election will receive a direct hit. I did a search and found that astrologers have been buzzing about this since Spring.
A direct hit? Synchronistically, I heard the same phrase out of the mouth of a news anchor reporting on Hurricane Sandy. Foreshadowing always causes a creeping chill to emerge and I can imagine no "creepier" foreshadow for this election than this "hurricane wrapped in a n'oreaster" as weather experts describe Sandy.
My prediction? Don't be surprised if the election itself is delayed. Imagine thousands of voting polls destroyed by this devastating storm. In one week's time, power may still be down in hundreds of cities across dozens of States.
Mercury Retrograde is traditionally challenging. Combine it with a natural disaster and major Presidential Election and we find a series of "Direct Hits" that may become the most notorious MR period in U.S. History.
These articles might interest you :
Mercury as I write has just entered the shadow zone for it's retrograde period which begins on 26th June. The retrograde hit zone this time around is between... Read moreThe 10 June 2013 by Solarisastro
BODY, MIND, SPIRIT, SPIRITUALITY
Mercury Retrograde is upon us once more! Mercury went rogue on July 14th and will stay that way until August 8th. Don’t worry about it too much. Make sure you... Read moreThe 14 July 2012 by Bunnysunday
Someone announced in a blogger group a few weeks back that Mercury Retrograde was coming up.Well, ta-ta-ta-da, it's here...and will be here until the end of... Read moreThe 07 February 2014 by Latinaprpro
DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
Moving on from the last couple of posts and getting back to what I love to talk about most - the food!So, here's the deal. I finished my manuscript for this... Read moreThe 12 August 2011 by Dreenaburton
FOOD & DRINK, ORGANIC, VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
Mercury Retrograde is upon us once more! Mercury went rogue on March 12th and will stay that way until April 4th. I’m already feeling the effects. Veronica, my... Read moreThe 13 March 2012 by Bunnysunday
The planet mercury goes retrograde on the 21st of Oct,13.If you are like me and have a online business and also use the post office allot,you will dread... Read moreThe 20 October 2013 by Uglyshyla
ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
Matthew L. Jockers. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods & Literary History. University of Illinois Press, 2013. x + 192 pp. ISBN 978-0252-07907-8 The book arrive... Read moreThe 05 August 2014 by Bbenzon
CULTURE, PHILOSOPHY, SOCIETY
MOST POPULAR FROM PHILOSOPHY
- RESPONDblog: Evidence for Bible Miracle Claims – an Unexpected Darkness by Stuart_gray
- KESEIMBANGAN HIDUP by Joefatrah
- Graffiti Aesthetics 3: Stylistic Identity by Bbenzon
- Jersey City Graffiti 1: The Story by Bbenzon
Thanksgiving Apple Samsung Hurricane Sandy Harry Potter Father's Day North Korea European Union Turkey The Box Office China Lance Armstrong Michelle Rodriguez Mali Mitt Romney Climate Change Barack Obama Rupert Murdoch Mardi Gras Lady Gaga Rick Perry Economy True Blood Apps Egypt Nuclear Energy Russia Kony Halloween Christmas