Monday, 5 August 2013

How was Mercury Retrograde for you?

So we have all survived gone through another Mercury retrograde period.  Now for those of you who are not well acquainted it is one of the two astronomical /astrological things I take note of,
the other being a full moon.
  
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Mercury retrograde is one of those things that even die hard 
anti-astrology people tend to heed.
The planet Mercury literally goes back on its own orbit about three to four times a year and it lasts about a month and it usually creates a bit of havoc, delays, and wires get crossed. But it's not all bad, it is a good chance to catch up on things and people and regroup. 

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No I don't believe in werewolves but if the full moon can affect oceans then I don't see why it is odd that being mostly water ourselves we are also not influenced by this.  Even the police and emergency services always keep abreast of the moon's cycles as accidents and also happy incidents such as births peak on a full moon.


But Mercury retrograde is a time where I try not to start or finish anything and technical things like computers go haywire.

But this one was quite an interesting phase.

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Google reader after all that kerfuffle is still working which was a nice surprise.  It was all so Y2K for awhile wasn't it?
I wonder how much longer Google reader will last though...

You never know who is reading your blogs apart from comments and emails but then again I am such a newbie blogger I still don't know how these things really work.

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So it was a pleasant surprise when the doyenne of the Australian blogging world, Faux Fuschia, said that she liked The Lime Walk and my blog on of her posts!

 Anyone watching the White Queen which is a book written by Philippa Gregory?  If not - you should.
The War of the Roses is not only a movie about divorce but was a historical period with such drama that if it hadn't actually happened - it would have sounded far-fetched.

I finally knew what it must have been to have been on the side of power and then lose all influence and regain it all again...

You see, Kevin Rudd the Australian Prime Minister follows me on
Twitter ...Mind you he also follows 423,595 other people.

He followed me back when he was PM the first time around but then when Julia usurped the position I lost all clout...

But even though he is back in power - he still follows me. 

Just on a sidenote, he lost his seat to Julia Gillard during a Mercury retrograde phase and he regained it during Mercury retrograde.
I know Ceasar met his fate during the Ides of March but I am still convinced it must have been Mercury retrograde as well!

But a note to all my Aussie readers, please don't send all your lobbying requests and complaints right now as he is kinda busy right now. ; )

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  1. That explains why everyone is a bit fractious at the moment, including me... Not to mention tired and emotional!

    The full moon is a very bad time to injur yourself... Injuries can take far longer to heal.

    I'm longing to hear more about the Mayr clinic.....

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    1. That is my story and I am sticking to it! Yes I am going to write about my Mayr experience and results etc soon - but ironically I am so tired from it plus I am moving right now so I am soooo overwhelmed. But PS you are so right about full moon and injuries - when I used to do yoga - they would always do shadow yoga on a full moon to prevent injuries. But it is a great time to cut hair and color your hair however!

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    2. Hope the move is going well - such a stressful thing to do x

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    3. Thanks Ruth - tis a bit mental at the mo x

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  2. I don't know about you but that SuperMoon business made me crazy as a loon! Truly! Off to see my August horoscope (my birthday month!) on Astrology Zone... :)

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    1. The Supermoon was mental! I was still in Austria and everyone was like a zombie and bloated. I was ravenous and snuck in extra plates of food! Leo girl? Leos are so cool :)

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    2. We have our good points and our bad points... ;) And Holy Canoli, I just read Plum Sykes' piece and I bow down to you in your bravery!!!! Wow. I did stop to count my chews today at lunch (ten, yep only ten). It is a start! Heehee...

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    3. well that is just not good enough Heather! you would get a D- for that sort of chewing...Now you must try harder next time :)

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    4. PS. To come back to this: I had lunch out yesterday with some American friends and I guess my more chewing is getting better because I was only half way through when everyone else was done! (ok, I was chatting a lot too but still!)

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    5. Atta girl Heather!! Now you have to make the waiters wait for you to close the restaurant :P

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  3. So I can expect my builder to say that the delays are Mercury retrograde's fault? And there I was thinking he was just slacking off on his holiday in Thailand.....
    Hope your move is going well (and your building project. Pictures please!) xx

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    1. Dont tell them about MR bc they will milk it!! Nothing huge is happening but will def post about it soon! Hope yours is chuggin along this week xx

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  4. well, learn something new everyday! did feel a little off in July, so this may be why and I definitely had some computer issues....

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    1. I don't even bother calling the cable company when it crashes but I tend to back stuff up just beforehand!

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  5. My mother used to faithfully read her horoscope each day. Then it occurred to her that if it was in fact accurate she would not want to actually live those days in which bad things were forecast so she gave it up.

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    1. Funny enough I don't read my horoscope at all but I also google the MR phases and the full moon but normally the crazy feeling predicts it for me :)

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  6. I believe in astrology! Mercury in retrograde gave me a bad week last week!!!

    Just call me Nancy Reagan.

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    1. Ahhh, the beginning and end of MR is always the trickiest!! I try and tend to hibernate to stay out of trouble during those few days and so should you Nancy! x

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  7. Ahhhh so that explains why I hate my husband the last few weeks...Mercury damn you!

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    1. Hehe - blame that one on the super full moon!

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  8. great post honey, nice photos!

    xx

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  9. Well since you diagnosed me with this paranormal condition during my blogosphere absence, I'm all for believing in its strong influence. Why couldn't it cause something magnificent though, instead of bringing me misery - typical! So in answer to your question, it was a bit crap, but I THINK I've recovered now! Xx

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    1. It's not always crap but it is a bit trying but I am sooooo happy you have recovered! Think of it as a new school term soon :) xx

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  10. What? K Rudd follows you? And not me?

    Does he not know who I am??????

    Am feeling a bit crook at the moment.

    Moving is a pain but it is also exciting. What burb of London are you moving to?

    I luff FF too, she is fab!!!

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    1. I will tell him about you! Cuz we been through thick and thin me and Ruddie...
      Hope you feel better! I am moving to South London for two months but already panicking as I am such a loca villager and I get a nosebleed everytime I leave west london. And yes FF is fab!

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  11. Hello Naomi .... You ask about the Mercury Retrograde ... it's as if everything has suddenly all fallen into place!!! So where to begin .... 1.NO wifi for two and a half weeks. 2. I contracted Pneumonia and I should rather say "struck down".... still recovering!. 3. My poor hubby has been 'struck down' with a terrible Shingles attack.

    It MUST all be the fault of the Mercury Retrograde.... I have been missing my blogging, and have been so house bound of late but worst of all - we were meant to leave yesterday for Canada/Alaska :(( ..... Now I'm really sounding sorry for myself :)) .... We are still hoping to make the Alaska bit and today I have decided to go for full hair and make-up! Thanks for the Lime Walk mention! xxx

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    1. Oh dear Jenny - I do hope you and your hubby get well soon! This just won't do. Canada and Alaska will wait for you no matter what so just get better soon and I am looking forward to your next post xx

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  12. I've always suspected that K Rudd is rather well read. No wonder he's been following you. It takes a lot more to produce words than just a reader. So well done Matie... Can't wait for Mayr Report! xx MM

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    1. I tweeted something about him when he lost his seat and his assistant must have just chose it. Having said that Karl Rove stopped following me - honestly you would think I tweet all day although I rarely do! But quite funny all the same- the Mayr report will come next week xx I cant find my camera...

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  13. Ha, I hear you re not understanding how things work in the bloggy world, sometimes I will have a post that gets a crazy number of hits, far more than I'm expecting, and I'm always like, How? Why? It's a mystery of the blogging universe!!! I'm glad Faux Fuschia (and I) found you, your blog always makes me smile. XO, Jill

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    1. Exactly there is almost no rhyme nor reason is there Jill? But thanks so much for your kind words xx

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  14. Many powerful people would do well to read You.

    Especially for your delicious magazine page by page reviews. We think of you everytime we see an artful throw on a sofa andhear your voice ;)

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    1. Tell that to Karl Rove who gave up on me hehe. Thanks Team G for being able to channel voices at the appropriate moments - that is how you are such a fab writer! x

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  15. Naomi, Not surprised you are followed by all these great bloggers. You have one of the most fun blogs to read! I just love your take on things. Personally, I didn't know a lot about Mercury in retrograde, but it does make sense! I'll have to pay more attention to this!

    xxKim

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    1. Aww thanks Kim! Yes I will let you all know next time it comes around xx

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