Mercury, Nevada (source: Wikipedia)

Mercury moved into my sixth house yesterday. It’s about to go retrograde, so it will soon be slipping back into my fifth house.

I’m going to Las Vegas in three days. I suppose that it’s a good thing to have Mercury in the sixth house while I’m there because the transit is supposed to inspire me to make wise choices. I could use a little help from the cosmos to get out of the casino.

There is a lot to see in Las Vegas. There are even more things to see in southern Nevada. I could visit the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, the old radioactive test zones (like in the photo above), the breeding grounds of the giant hairy scorpion, the Liberace Museum, etc.

What I’d really like to do is walk from one end of the strip to the other. I haven’t done it for a few years. I can be on my feet all day and I don’t tire easily. It would be fun for me to just go off on an excursion of my own. I think my friends would understand if I took off for a few hours.

The strange thing is that I’ve been thinking about doing exactly that for a couple of days. Mercury moved into my sixth house yesterday morning. I wonder if there’s something else going in on my chart that is bringing out the urge to explore because that certainly isn’t a textbook expression of Mercury in the sixth house. In fact, I believe that it would encourage the opposite: exploration of my inner thought processes rather than the world itself.

So, I’m not sure what’s going on. I know that Mercury slips back into my fifth house for a month when I get back to town. Hopefully, that transit will light a fire under me and get me writing again. I started something good when the planet entered that part of my chart a few weeks ago, but then I took a step away from it in order to provide some editorial “distance.” That’s just how I work.

Anyway, I’m going to go plot out my trip and figure out the best time to take off on my own. I need a break. Sunday can’t come soon enough.

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