Mid-April 2010: The planes were grounded, liquor was flowing, and Mercury was retrograde during the weeks that journalist Michael Hastings traveled with General McChrystal and dutifully recorded the comments that eventually got the General fired. Mercury retrograde is the sleeptime of the mental cycle, when travel plans are derailed (what was supposed to be a two-day meeting between the General and the Journalist was stretched out for weeks), and the rational mind goes on vacation. As the pundits wonder at the General’s lapse of judgment, we know it was trickster Mercury who egged him on, and sister fate who broke the news during the week of the lunar eclipse.
These are accelerated times. Those of us who work with subtle energies have been noticing in recent weeks an acceleration of gifts: “My meditation has been getting deeper,” “My intuition feels stronger lately,” “I’m reaching new levels in my practice.” Those who are working with less subtle gifts, with arrogance, aggression, and power, may find their energies accelerating too. Only it may not take them where they want to go.