Monday, November 5, 2012

The Day of Reckoning

Darlings -

I bring you a message from The Oracle...

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, we enter a period of Mercury Retrograde.  Astrologically, a retrograde is when a planet appears to be moving backward through the zodiac. I won't bore you with the details of orbital rotation and planetary motion, simply know that activity is happening "up there". During a Mercury Retro phase, there are challenges to communication and transportation, as well as mechanical breakdown.

What does this mean for you? You may be presented with situations over which you feel you have no control. You DO and you WILL have control, simply pause before reacting and proceed slowly. This is not the moment for hasty decisions. Inform yourself, reflect, and then take action.

I can testify that the communication hiccups common during MR always rear their head Chez Miss O. We're only in the shadow period (before the actual start of the retro) and there have already been a few mild shouting matches for absolutely no reason. I have had to talk myself down, more than once, from going full-fledged "Crabitha". This is a period rife with misunderstanding and disrupted communication, so take a step back before you fly off the handle, and make sure that you are communicating and hearing clearly.

If you are travelling, be prepared for delays. Pack a snack. I'm not kidding. If you are prepared for a possible snafu, you will be able to deflate your own anger before it overtakes you. Yes, there may be glitches and inconvenience, but keep it in perspective, Friendlies.

There is a likelier chance of mechanical breakdown during MR. Phones, computers, and cars will be a source of aggravation. As I am typing this entry, my computer, in fact, the whole wi-fi network is trying to thwart my progress. I will overcome. This could be a good time to back-up documents, to make sure your batteries are charged, to assure that your car is in safe working condition.

Unless you live on Mercury, you know that tomorrow is an important day for the American people. Actually, for our whole planet. It has the potential to be a day of challenges, so be prepared.

-Know your polling place. If you need help, look here
-Know how you're getting there, and help others who may need help/information. There could be transportation and communication headaches, so have a Plan B. Hell, even a Plan C.

Let nothing keep you from casting your ballot. It is your civic duty ... and there is too much at stake.

"The More You Know..." is brought to you by Miss O and The Oracle (TM).