Barely into the third and final mercury retrograde for this year and already I am steeped in all sorts of delays which this retrograde is known for. I am also inexplicably drawn to the tremendous amount of files we have accumulated, gathering dust at a corner in our house. I’m tempted to sit right beside it and sort through each file and pass judgment on the ones that should be bound for the next waste trading market. Normally such urges are easy to ignore but not during mercury retrogrades, where cosmic forces are compelling you to slow down and focus on the stuff you usually ignore (which is the reason why they pile up and gather dust).

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Dust and cobwebs are as much part of our home’s decor, being the kind of people that we are — busy, that is. When asked to clean the house, Curlytop would even shamelessly proclaim, “kakawalis ko lang nung isang linggo.” But during retrogrades the house somehow gets into some semblance of order and cleanliness. Even Curlytop, who must often be coerced, just gets the broom one day and starts cleaning voluntarily. So if a mercury retrograde occurs three times in a year, it would be safe to say that our house, at the very least, gets a thorough cleaning thrice a year.

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They say despite being wired and having access to all types of connectivity, people still find it hard to keep in touch. Often, we’re rushing and rarely find the time to just sit and talk. I’m glad there’s the retrograde where that precious time is found, and I get to talk — leisurely — with friends and family.

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A previous post about mercury retrogrades.

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