- Therefore the moon (the governess of floods),
Pale in her anger, washes all the air,
That rheumatic diseases do abound.
Titania in Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night's Dream 2.1.103-5
Mercury Starts a Retrograde pattern in Virgo. Mercury is Retrograde from August 30 to September 21, 2016.
Horoscopes starting 8.25.2016
Listen to the cicadas. It’s sound, a summer sound, an August, summer sound I’ve grown up with, and living in Texas, one I’m used to. That summer sound? I was taking off to walk up to the store, buy some grocery items, not much. As usual, I had on stereo earbuds, with a microphone, as I was answering and returning some calls.
Hot, August afternoon. I hadn’t heard the cicadas that loud since South Austin days. While that’s not entirely true, it was refreshing to hear, and as soon as the music cycled up, think I was listening to a Shakespeare play, I stopped. Pulled the earplugs out. I stopped, pulled the ear plugs out, and turned the music off. For a few step, then for the rest of my walk, I was immersed in the sounds of summer. Mostly, it was the cicadas, just a dull buzz, and like me, listening to summer, all over again? As Mercury stops and suggests a stationary pattern? In this next week? Pull the ear plugs out. Turn off the ambient, background, white noise. Fewer distractions are better as this will be a rather amusing Mercury in Retrograde. Easiest way to survive and thrive? Pull out the earplugs. Listen to the cicadas. Or listen to whatever.
My father, a Libra if there ever was one, was also a “Warm Springs” polio survivor. Because he had polio at a young age, one leg was smaller than the other. So I saw a shoe sale, the other day, “Buy One, get One Free.” Clever ad. Wouldn’t have worked, though, as my father would only need one shoe of one size.
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