When Sunfire asked if I paid attention to the “backwards” movements of the planet, I thought I do, but too closely because I don’t think it affects me all that much. And that’s kind of true. I say ‘kind of’ because I keep myself from starting new projects and explaining complicated situations to people who don’t know me that well. Hey, I’m a Witch, what did you expect?
Then it all started…
I was in a workshop discussing fiction that involved HIV, mania and depressants. I said something about how HIV is not transmitted by osmosis, and about the effects of depressants on individuals experiencing the high of a manic episode. The discussion got loud after very long and the instructor—as the intelligent moderator he is—said something like: let’s just leave it at that. I’m not a doctor and neither are you.
We were pressing for time, so I nodded. But as I said in Dumb Cane Binding, my brain doesn’t work that way. So it pushed my mouth to mumble, “Of course, a few years as the case manager of drug users and HIV positive individuals didn’t teach me much.”
Someone sitting a few seats away heard what I said, and asked, “Really? You must tell me about it.” I winked at her, and gestured that I would tell her after class. She nodded. A girl sitting next to her—and who might not like me very much—rolled her eyes and muttered, “I don’t need you to waste my time;” yep, body language gone wrong. *Mercury Retrograde 1 – Magaly 0*
The next blow came from Blogger’s double word-verification. This damn thing is confusingly annoying most days, but it has been a nightmare these last few days. If your blog has word-verification, you might have noticed that I haven’t commented in a several days. I have visited, trust me. But having to type all those fussy, meaningless words has made me edgy… because I keep on getting them wrong. *Mercury Retrograde 2 – Magaly 0*
I’m hoping this Mercury Retrograde will get no more points. I’ll get some herbs to push away the madness. Periwinkle, basil and dandelion should help me focus. I’ll also meditate and visualize those around me seeing things like I mean them. Of course, practicality and magic go hand in hand, in following that thought, I ask you: Say No to Double-Word Verification! my Wicked Luvs.
What about you, my Wicked Darlings? Does this Mercury Retrograde bit affect you? And if it does, how do you deal with it?
P.S. At about 9pm (Mar 16th) my blog went crazy and my layout went back to classic. I thought I would have to rebuild everything from scratch. As you can read on this Facebook rant(ish) status update, I was a bit upset. This is just the beginning... *Mercury Retrograde 3 – Magaly 0*
This post was inspired by Pagan Blog Prompts:
“Simple suggestions to explore Paganism and what it means to you.”
|This yummy looking image was borrowed from The Blue Owl Bakery and Restaurant.|
Down one for the Irish, if you are feeling lucky, my Wicked Luvs!