Friday, April 29, 2016

April 28 Mercury Retrograde: Its Effect on the May 9, 2016 Philippine Elections

by: Psychic August

From April 28 to May 22, 2016, we experience an astrological cycle which occurs 3 or 4 times in a year, called Mercury retrograde.  This is a period in which Mercury appears to suddenly reverse its orbit around the sun, as viewed here from Earth.  What actually happens is that Mercury slows down in its orbit, which can make it appear as if it went backwards.

When this astrological cycle occurs, all forms of communication tend to break down, varying levels of miscommunication results, and we experience greater degrees of misunderstanding at this period of time than with any other time.

Our thinking and communication abilities tend to be slower at this time and it is a good thing to be patient with ourselves and others.  There can be a lot of delays and undelivered messages of any kind.  Computers and other communication and information based gadgets (cellphones, etc.) tend to break down or experience diminished functionality.  Missed appointments are likely, also greater traffic problems, as well the failure to keep promises, and to misplace documents.

A mercury retrograde period usually lasts more or less 3 weeks, although its effects can at times be already felt earlier before its actual onset.  A matching example of this is the recent hacking of the Comelec website!   Misleading information can be very rampant during this time, with the recent churning out of myriad election survey results, followed by disclaimers that such surveys were not really officially commissioned in the first place!

The May 9, 2016 Philippine national elections fall in the middle of the retrograde period, and can be said to be not the best time for it, as the tendency for very confused thinking is very high at this time leading to hasty decisions regarding the choice of candidates. This can be offset if the choice of candidates to be voted for has already been carefully thought out and reflected upon many times just before putting their names in the ballots and casting them.

It is worth noting that for this instance, not only is Mercury the only planet turning retrograde, but four planets as well! Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are also retrograding during the May 9 elections. This is a rare event, the first time in 10 years, and will definitely exert an influence in the upcoming elections.  People are prone to change their minds regarding who they will vote even into the last minute of the elections, previous surveys notwithstanding.  Or worse, people can put a specific individual in power as the result of the elections, only to regret it afterwards.

Many strange things can happen before the elections can be fated, the flow of events can slow down and time will appear as if stretched.

Aside from its effect on the elections, Mercury retrograde can impact us in our daily routines, and these are the things to avoid doing in the eve of a Mercury retrograde: enter a new relationship, whether business and other practical partnerships, or personal/romantic ones, getting a new job or starting a new career, starting a long term project, entering any kind of commitment, medical appointments, except emergencies, repairing machines, travel except in emergencies,

On the other hand, these are things that can be done more effectively during a Mercury retrograde: every activity preceded by the prefix 're', like: rethinking things, redoing things, redefining, reorganizing, reassessing, reorienting, and replanning. Completions, like finishing paperworks, paying old debts, doing things to complete tasks left previously undone, relaxing, reflecting, meditating, simply resting.

People from the past, like long time friends not seen for quite awhile will reappear and touch base. Also estranged couples can get in touch again and either enter into a relationship again, or at least achieve closure.

This particular Mercury retrograde occurs in the sign of Taurus, which can cause us to come to terms and rethink, reconsider and revise our security needs, especially financial security, and other matters related to our possessions and available resources.