A conference of international astrologers in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday met with a hitch when the ethnic group Newa Mukti Morcha called a general strike, bringing the capital city to a standstill. Of the nearly 700 national and international conference participants, many were stranded at Thankot (the entry point to the valley) while others were unable to make it to the venue in Kathmandu due to the strike; those that managed to make it to the venue were left wondering how they'd make it back.
Those astrologers that planned the event, including the date, were left red-face; they cited a miscalculation had occurred when they planned the best time for their event.
The real kicker? The
As of Saturday, May 30, Mercury was no longer retrograde. And yes, as I write this I can be found dancing around the office, for the flustered communication, mussed social plans, and kaput electronic devices that have so plagued me in the last few weeks shall bother me no more! (Well, until September 7, when Mercury again goes retrograde, if you want to get technical).
I know that I can't be the only one suffering from a bad case of the Mercury retrogrades. Some of our authors have submitted multiple drafts of articles and manuscripts during the past weeks, catching just one more thing to be changed with each read through.
Even our readers have had their worlds turned upside down by
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has long been known for her use of astrology, even consulting astrologers during her her time in the White House with her husband, President Ronald Reagan. President Barack Obama even personally called Nancy last fall to apologize for a gaffe in which he stated that he had spoken to all the living presidents about his upcoming tasks as President but "[d]idn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances." Nancy has recently revealed that her deceased husband Ronald has appeared to her, and that she still talks to him. While this to some of us may seem odd, it may seem quite comforting to others.
Whether you are a Republican or a
Today, the Sun is conjunct Mercury in a late degree of Taurus.
Now, bear in mind that Mercury is still retrograde until May 30, so communications issues will be especially highlighted.
Also, the fact that the conjunction occurs in a late degree of Taurus could be an opportunity to make a new start monetarily, whether through a new bank account, a new financial endeavor, or an investment venture. But, just as the Ides of March, beware the retrograde of Mercury, as you could well make some faulty moves, and no one wants to find themselves on the losing end of money matters.