I’ve watched this for a very long time. Life does indeed accelerate for me in the run up to Mercury retrograde just when all the advice is to slow down (see also). It must be the contrarian nature of my having natal Mercury trine natal Uranus or something! Actually I like this take on Merc rx, in that sometimes no matter what you do, stuff happens.

For me, it’s a bit like this: you try to go down a steep stair as slowly and as carefully as you can, but then you slip and are forced to go with the momentum until you stop. Somehow. Mercury retrograde is like that for me.


Arrgh! I am kicking myself. Retrograding Mercury is currently streaking through my second house, the house of personal resources and money, and wiping his snot on the furniture!

Just got a letter today having incurred a £30 direct debit penalty for a £70 credit card payment. On the credit card end, they penalised me £12 + a late fee of £4 for the payment being late.

Here’s where the tricksy bit comes in. It wasn’t that I’d forgotten to pay. I had already transferred money into the outgoing account – but as the transfer window is three days (if you’re lucky) and their computers work – a miss by less than a day incurred a £46 penalty on a £70 payment. I did effect the transfer three days ahead, but depending on where the cut-off point is with the different banks, the payment bounced by a margin of hours. I never miss a payment. But I should have been extra careful this time. Grr.