I had a lousy sleep last night. I was awoken several times by loud, sharp noises that I’m pretty sure didn’t actually occur in reality. Then this morning I yelled at the kids to “cut it out, I’m sleeping here!” only the kids weren’t being noisy, not overly so. Even with a pillow over my head it’s like my hearing was so acute I could hear the grass grow. After a cup of coffee I realized, ahhhhh, retrograde Mercury is going back over my ascendent into my 12th.
The 12th house is Neptune’s house. I have Jupiter there, “embiggening” anything that transits . I already have Pisces Mercury. Mercury transiting your 12th house can be a lot like having a smidgeon of Pisces Mercury. Mercury is communication but it is also your senses. Neptune can confuse things, obscure them, pixilate them (in the fairy sort of way). The 12th house is associated with the unseen, the unconscious, and sometimes sleep. Well I tell ya, an extra pinch of Neptune Mercury was enough to over-salt the soup because what I’m hearing is insane (also associated with Neptune and the 12th).
In my late teens I had my hearing checked because I was certain I was going deaf. They told me I indeed had a hearing deficit but it was not physical; it was psychological. I had been exposed to loud sound over a period of time and my brain turned the volume down on me. They said that over time, if not exposed to such a loud environment it would get better. I said, “what??”
Ever had a wackadoo (that’s the formal term) 12th house transit? Where’s Mercury retrograding in your chart?