It's impossible to not write about the sometimes cosmic comedy that is Mercury Retrograde, especially when you are smack dab in the middle of it like we are currently. Looking at examples from my astrology casebook, I chuckled while reading these two true-life examples of what Mercury Retrograde did to drive these two ladies insane, temporarily. Names have been changed to protect the innocent!
Example # 1:
"Years ago, Sam and I had planned a trip to Victoria, Canada. We were all packed and ready, had reservations for the car on the Seattle ferry and I was REALLY looking forward to it!!! So, on the morning of our departure, we loaded up the car and headed out. We got about a mile from home when the car stopped. After messing with it for awhile we limped it back to the house and instead loaded all of our stuff in to my Dad's car. Well, it wouldn't start, so while using jumper cables we quickly placed a call to the ferry to see what time they would be leaving. The car finally started and we still had time so we were on our way. Then, we got all the way to Seattle only to see our reserved ferry pulling away from the dock. So, we decided to drive over to Port Angeles and take a ferry from there, instead (this is a 2+ hour drive, mind you.) We came up to the turn to get in line for THAT ferry and Sam was nice enough to let a guy coming from the other direction cut in front of him...and, you guessed it! He was the last car on the last ferry of the day!"
"After landing in Germany, I drove to Austria to ski. I checked in to the hotel, had dinner and went to sleep. For some reason, I awoke at 2am and remembered that I had left my purse with all my money, credit cards, passport, air and train tickets in the restaurant. I hurried downstairs and spoke to the manager, who did not speak any English, to request that I look under the table where I had dined. He was not impressed. I just walked past him and asked the current diners at the table to please reach below their seat and see if my purse was there. It was and luckily nothing was missing! The next day I boarded a train to Italy. After I left my compartment, I was seated in the dining car and was having lunch, when a man I did not know was walking through the train holding up my purse looking for the owner. Needless to say, I got my purse back, and again nothing was missing. After lunch, I returned to my compartment with my purse close to my chest and was extremely happy that this drama was over. Then I looked out in to the hallway and saw another strange man walking along holding my camera high, again asking for the owner."
Pictured is a tee-shirt offered by Zazzle.com that I should buy for both these gals. Thank you, Jay & Jay, for your contribution of pure zodiac humor that gives Mercury Retrograde a comedic flavor during real and "trying" times in travel and transportation. "I survived" is right!
©2013 Debbie Ballard