On The Political Astrology Blog, Patrick Watson makes a detailed analysis of Obama’s personal history with Mercury retrogrades, and argues that Obama’s previous career triumphs all occurred during or around a Mercury retrograde period.

Watson makes the case that because Obama has a favourable relationship history with the planet, the retrogrades during his election and inauguration are likely to strengthen rather than weaken his ability to cope.

It’s worth a close read, if only because it is very rare to find an article willing to be so overwhelmingly positive about Mercury retrograde.