So Mercury, planet of pathways and communication is retrograde now (appearing to move backwards), and it's a time traditionally associated with glitches and breakdowns and all sorts of palaver. I tried to get online to write about how there has to be a different way to view this, as I do believe the universe is built on positive power, not on energy intent on putting spanners in the works, but I couldn't because my internet connection went down :D
But I will not have it that Mercury retro is just about having to redo, resend, rewrite, reboot, rewire, reconnect, etc etc... there has to be more to it than that, and it has to have a basis in positive energy. So how about thinking of Mercury retro as a time for re-alignment of thought to a more positive perspective? Mercury is the planet of thoughts, and it's thought power that is the creative power behind everything, and the world out-pictures our thoughts and reflects the power of our own mind (mind over matter and all that).
So if you've been having less than kind thoughts about your clunky old computer, or that email you need to write, or you've been thinking you could do with a break, or a change of mind about something; now's the time that you'll reap the reward of your thinking with a nice literal metaphor from the Mercury ruled items around you; for good or ill unless you keep to positive thoughts about how clunky old computers just keep running and running and never let you down...
Mercury retrogrades May 7th, 2009 at 2 Gemini
Mercury turns direct May 30th, 2009 at 22 Taurus