(c)10-28-2013 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Hi, Readers, I’m in the finishing stages of my new book on stelliums. I’m using the current Mercury retrograde period to do one last polish of the entire book. That’s a perfect use of the eagle eye and pointed pen of the Mercury-Saturn conjunction that will be in effect during most of this retrograde period and at least a week after it turns direct.
As my regular readers know, I’m not usually over-concerned about Mercury Retrograde, but I do take into account the long, slow aspects Mercury forms during that time. This one is tougher than usual, however, and so I’m more inclined than usual to advise caution. Be especially careful of what you say during this time. Mercury in Scorpio can represent sharp-tongued comments that wound and can never be unsaid–or forgotten.
With Saturn in the picture, it’s even more important than usual that we all back up our most important computer files, because otherwise they could be lost. If the work is ongoing, I would recommend doing a backup of critical files on a daily basis. If you have an external backup device, this would be the time to back up everything that is new since the last time you did a full backup.
I’m even wondering if there is some astrological correlation between this Mercury-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio and the newest virus in which your files can be held hostage for payment and could be destroyed if you don’t pay up. Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage | WebProNews. (The conjunction doesn’t CAUSE anything, you understand, it just shows what is going on in the world.)
Of course, for an event of that virus’s magnitude, I would need to see more than just a Mercury aspect. It’s more likely that the Mercury aspect would be interacting with the close Pluto-Uranus square that will be exact again in early November. However, the fact that Mercury-Saturn conjunction is sextile Pluto in Capricorn makes it hopeful that both the virus and the glitches in the Obama care insurance signup site will be fixed quickly.
Here are some past Skywriter articles on Mercury Retrograde:
- Enough with the Mercury Retrograde Hysteria!
- Why Mercury Retrograde is a Good Thing–Its Helpful Uses
- Mercury Advisory—Keep your Eyes Open and your Mouth Shut (This one, written during last summer’s retrograde period, doesn’t have the same aspects, but my advice is still the same!)
- Readers’ Comments and Questions on Mercury Retrograde