#20: Mercury in retrograde?
What. Is. Mercury. In. Retrograde? We’ve all heard this before, but does anybody actually know? Apparently so. According to Country Living, it’s “an optical illusion which means it looks as if the planet is moving backward from our view here on earth.” That sounds very scientific, and it is, in fact, a scientific phenomenon, but what does it have to do with astrology?
“Astrologers believe that during this perceived backward motion, technology and communication could get disrupted, putting a damper on anyone’s summer mood.” Ah, there it is. Just blame in on Mercury. Cell phone acting up? Mercury in retrograde. Didn’t land that job interview because you answered a question wrong after rehearsing the answer 28 times? Mercury in retrograde. I like it.