Astrology vs. Mental Illness: Mercury Retrograde

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

Do you know about the Mercury Retrograde that just happened? Do you know what I’m even talking about? No, I’m not talking Klingon ( I wish I could though…)

Galadarling explains it like this:

“If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here we go. The planets are swinging around at all times, and their movements affect us all in different ways. All planets go retrograde, but Mercury’s journey seems to impact people much more than any other. (Even people who “don’t believe in astrology” often “believe” in the crazy aftershocks of Mercury retrograde!)

Why is that? It’s because Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel, so when the planet goes retrograde — which means that it looks like it’s going backwards in the sky — all those things go backwards. They start to get ugly and tangle up. Mercury isn’t really going backwards, it’s just hanging out by the sun, but from Earth, that makes it look like it’s in reverse. It typically runs for a couple of weeks, a few times a year.”

Clear thinking? Hmm..

Can the stars affect mental illness and effect our lives?

WELL… the period that it happened in 2014 was:

  • February 6–28
  • June 7–July 2
  • October 4–25

and everything was ugly ugly ugly for me. My husband and I were money fighting, bad communication about everything, my cell dead and never turned back on. Ugly! What about you? Looking back, was your bad period during these dates? The 2015 periods are going to be Jan 21 – Feb 11, May 18 – Jun 11, and Sept 7 – Oct 9, 2015.

What do you think???

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14 thoughts on “Astrology vs. Mental Illness: Mercury Retrograde

  1. Last year June/July I can’t remember what happened, but last year October was effed up. I thought it was because of the solstice. And we had come into contact with some really volatile energy from a guest pastor who prophesied in church. The insanity of those two or three weeks. A can fell on my mom’s toe, I think she fell. The house felt heavy, and dark, and there was just so much fear in the air. Mom and I were afraid and we started sleeping with our bibles. And I had taken a turn for the agnostic so it was bad. I had two nightmares. It was really bad luck. It was like the energy in the house was shaken. I even thought to get incense and smoke my house out. It passed.

    This year, which a year later, I worked a short time in a pharmacy end of may, my anxiety issues caught up with me and i had a break. I saw everything, and my life turned into a big block of stuck. Old decision came back to hunt me, my thinking went negative and I am currently fighting depression. It has though bought up issues that I prob didn’t deal with properly before. So now i have them to deal with. And talk about the amount of break ups, school related meltdowns, people getting worse with their mental issues, and emphatic people just dying from over load. Yep, i might be a believer especially if this ends by the end of the week.

  2. October is always rough for me, that and March. Usually when I get hospitalized that month or the one before or after. I just got out of the hospital and it was my 3rd one, the others in Feb and July.

  3. I became involved in our city’s book festival this past month (Oct 14-19). I started with the plan to take on a few volunteer shifts and bought tickets for specific presentations. I had been fighting a depressive phase but very quickly ramped up. I could feel it but I was so excited and wanted to be involved and, as a result, ended up more active than I should have. It was a clear sign that I am not ready to work even part-time and it took me a week ramp down. I was barely sleeping or eating. It was such a great experience over all but the way I so quickly ramped up was a bit of a shock. I can’t seem to keep the lid on after a serious manic break in June.
    Wonder if the planets had any measure? Sometimes I wonder if we are more sensitive to pulls and pressures in the cosmos. Years of working in social service certainly confirms a full moon impact of weird behaviour, crisises etc.

  4. I don’t think anything has been too out of whack here, though I don’t disagree with astrological phenomenon either. I mean, hi, large objects swinging about messin’ up the local gravity, right? 🙂

  5. I totally believe in this phenomenon! I had crazy sh*t happen during the Oct. period, topped off on last Friday with a break-up with a so-called “friend”& my Suburu’s brakes failing on me while I was driving. Thank God the parking brake worked or else it’s likely I wouldn’t be writing here today. If I didn’t brake in time a car was headed right for my spot. ;( Thanks for the 411 for the year ahead! Sorry you also had a rough time of it!!!!

Rant on, my friends!

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