The travel chaos caused by the Icelandic volcano from last week is very much an effect of Mercury retrograde writ large (Lynn Hayes mentions this), as the cardinal t-square intensifies. This is not to say that Mercury retrograde ’caused’ the eruption or the delays, merely that the planetary positions appear to reflect events and experiences on earth.

It is hard to not to be awed by the spectacle of this unprecedented event in modern times. The last time this volcano erupted was in 1822, modern aviation hadn’t yet been invented to be disrupted. Although the disruption is extensive — not just impacting holiday travel, but also business and trade — the lack of hysterical demands for accountability is conspicuous. It’s a worrying situation obviously, but how can one find fault with a volcano that is doing what it does? As this op-ed article from The Observer notes:

… we cannot blame the volcano, only observe how liberating it is sometimes to be powerless before nature.

If there ever was a time to re-visit our place on this planet, this Merc rx is probably as good a time as any. Interesting synchronicity that the volcano’s location in Iceland resonates with the financial eruption of the Icelandic banks, and its consequential impact on European and world economies (Taurean concerns) not so long ago.

From other astrologers (I’ll update as they become available):

Image: Released by the Icelandic Coast Guard, borrowed from the Chicago International Travel Examiner.