Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

A flat tire on a Mercury Villager van.

Intuition, Mercury Retrograde & Mishaps

If you’ve felt a bit tongue-tied or suffered from fuzzy thinking for the last few weeks you are feeling the effects of Mercury Retrograde.

FYI: Mercury will be retrograde from June 7 through July 1.

When the planet Mercury, also known as the “Trickster,” which rules the thinking process, communication, short trips, transportation, commerce and contracts to name a few things, appears to go backward (retrograde) in the heavens it often creates delays and or mishaps in these areas of our lives.

Typical Mercury retrograde mishaps can result in…

  • delays of all kinds
  • making errors in your checkbook that cause you to be overdrawn
  • forgetting to put stamps on bills when you mail them
  • payments being charged twice to a credit card
  • fraudulent use of one of your credit cards
  • snafus and delays when traveling
  • problems with your car
  • problems with purchases of electronic devices and communication devices bought during this time
  • contracts having to be renegotiated or falling apart
  • spelling errors and editing errors

I’ve experienced every one of these during various Mercury retrogrades.

Mercury retrograde can cause us to overlook details and make mistakes due to the “fuzzy mindedness” we experience during this period. And it is for this very same reason that we also tend to overlook our intuition during this time too so beware.

My recent Mercury Retrograde mishap:

On the day Mercury went retrograde I was driving when I hit a pothole. Immediately an image came to me of a time years back when a wrench had pierced my tire and caused a flat tire. (That happened during a Mercury Retrograde too). I heard myself think, “I hope I don’t get a flat tire.”

I didn’t get a flat tire that day but a week later I did have a flat in the parking lot of the grocery store. As I pushed my cart toward the car I noticed the flat and saw glinting in the sun a shiny new nail wedged in between the treads of my tire.

After going through the aggravation of getting someone to change my tire and then taking the flat one to be repaired the next day it came to me.

When the mechanic showed me the extraordinarily long nail that he’d pulled out of my tire I suddenly knew exactly what had happened. 

A neighbor was having a new roof put on his house. I needed the contractor’s number so I pulled up alongside of his truck to jot it down. Earlier, I had planned to walk down the street to get the number off the truck but a few things had cropped up at home and I didn’t have the time so I thought I’d get it on my way grocery store.

I had this weird feeling that I shouldn’t pull up so close to the truck because often contractors are careless and drop all sorts of things they never bother to pick-up but, I ignored it. I was in a rush and too focused on getting the phone number and that is most likely how this very, very long nail got into my tire.

My intuition tried to warn me to be careful about getting a flat twice but I had not paid attention.

During another Mercury retrograde period years ago I was driving a car that was approaching 9 years old and had been feeling for many months that it was time to buy a new one but had put it off. I had been saving money and wanted to wait until my next big commission check so I could by the car outright instead of financing it.

Suddenly the transmission slipped and I had no control over the accelerator! I carefully guided the car off the highway to the side and just as I did the transmission kicked back in. I was so relieved that I forgot all about the urgent feeling I had about buying a new car.

Two weeks later I was in a minor accident when a woman driving a huge Suburban hit the back of my car at the light. The damage to my car was declared a total loss and I had to practically give the car away for nothing to the dealer to take it off my hands. If I had listened to my intuition and gotten a new car when I first began getting those “urgent feelings” or at least right after my transmission slipped I would have been able to trade it in toward a new car.

Don’t let Mercury the Trickster mess with you during this retrograde make sure you pay extra special attention to your intuition from now through the first week of July.

Have you felt the effects of Mercury Retrograde? Did you have an inkling from  your intuition that you ignored? Share your experience with us in the comments section.

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