We are regularly delighted by one of our readers, U.K. performance poet Myke Kofi, who writes us the most stunning verses inspired by our horoscopes. Talk about flattering! So we asked Myke to share his latest for Mercury retrograde, to offer lyrical cosmic insight to this notoriously stubborn starmap.
Since August 12, Mercury is retrograde for the third time in 2017. This backspin lasts until September 5, beginning in anxious Virgo then slipping back through dramatic Leo for the remainder. Conversations could devolve into endless ethical debates or even shouting matches. What’s important to remember for this three-week phase is that you CAN agree to disagree—before relationships are rammed into the ground.
Please join us in savoring this delightful piece from Astrostyle’s officially anointed Poet Laureate—a paean to the pain of Mercury that is both a blessing and a curse to us all. Enjoy! –Tali & Ophi
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo
Retrograde Mercury in Virgo
Revisiting, rerouting us
Rescheduling, rewiring us
Redrawing lines; retracing steps.
Re–finding misplaced pink pussy hats
Resourceful Virgo. Eagle-eyed like that.
Resolutely thoughtful; mutinous mutability
Retro-shading all our Senses and Sensibility.
Reveal and conceal: a Jane Austen bodice ripper?
Replay and delay: telegrams aboard steamship clipper.
Retrograde Mercury in Virgo
Reimagining us, android-humanoids
Redefining, recreating us
Renaming and reclaiming us.
Renegotiating our basic human rights.
Respecting intellectual property rights.
Redirecting us: a Sam Shepard play
Re-enacting an earthy roll in the hay.
Replicating fruit-flies; recombinant DNA.
Rendering morphed mutants evolution’s way.
Recognizing foreplay; trusting nature’s instincts
Remembering maternal; yielding subtle hints.
Reconstructive surgery. Regenerative medicines.
Revitalizing sluggish, stagnant revenue streams.
Re-inhaling Ayahausca. Totally recalling lucid dreams.
Re-purposing old herbs; still good as new
Re-tilling the soil in the morning dew.
Repairing wounded Earth. Virgo’s eco healing
Rekindling relationships; humanity’s forsaken feeling.
Reuniting Oscar Wilde with his long lost Bosie
Re-sleuthing clues ‘cause Virgo’s kind of nosey.
Resolved, separated the wheat from the chaff. And oh
Really? Another #White House #media gaffe.
Sandwiched by game-changing Eclipses
Reality bites: no one can miss this.
Aquarius, partial lunar; then Leo, total solar
Re-setting satellites; resonating sonar.
Repelled by repugnant, reprehensible acts
Distorted truths; w.t.f “alternative facts
Repealing basic human right, affordable care?
Re-read Virgo’s lips, Senators. Don’t go there.
Rethinking the unthinkable; reigning in the impeachable.
Relearning history; repeating the inevitable?
Reclassifying information on the need to know
Reaping what we sow; reaping what we’ve sown.
Reinvestigating elections; and the FBI repercussions
Re–transcending hate with love, comrade Russians.
Re-striving for perfection; the sixth Herculean task
Really Virgo: is there nothing too much to ask?
Redoubling efforts; re-employing elbow grease
Re-scrutinizing the minutiae hidden in the lease.
Reopening windows, re-hinging doors;
Re-scouring kitchens, re–scrubbing floors.
Redeeming coupons, thrift-store vouchers;
Re-setting passwords, refreshing browsers.
Re-stacking shelving. Re-polishing brass;
Replanting seeds. Re-feeding grass.
Redeeming broken-hearts, Pisces pieces;
Rescuing android-humanoids in distress.
Restoring faith and hope; rectifying the mess.
Re-emerged from the trickster’s backspin
Replenished, respectful, reverential
Retrieved treasures buried deep within.
Re-organised disorder into harmony;
Restoring order, our disorderly courts.
Restarting afresh. Missions chaotic? Abort!
Rejoice: O’ Virgo Regina for surviving
Retrograde Mercury in Virgo.
© Myke Kofi 2017 for Astrostyle.com
- Jane Austen’s ascendant in Virgo per www.astro.com/astro-databank/Austen,_Jane
- The Jane Austen centre. www.janeausten.co.uk
- “New [Marlene Dumas] paintings reunite Wilde and Bosie to mark changes in attitudes”
[press release in The London Evening Standard, April 3rd, 2017] and viewable at: www.npg.org.uk/whatson/display/2017/marlene-dumas-oscar-wilde-and-bosie
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