Category: "mercury retrograde"
Do a happy dance with us, would ya? Mercury, planet of communication, travel and technology, goes direct (forward) after a frustrating three-week slowdown. The frustrations of the past three and a half weeks should ease up, and we’ll all get along better. Wheeewwwwww.
After our last blog entry, Mercury Direct: The Retrograde Is Over, Cosmic Lowdown reader ibiwisi had a question for us:
It's been a bear of a week for some folks, thanks to Mercury's backward spin (retrograde) that began on March 12. If you've had mysterious computer and phone crashes, senseless arguments and breakdowns in punctuality (stuck trains, gridlock traffic, canceled appointments), you can blame it all on this tiny little planet. Three times a year, Mercury takes a backspin, foiling even the best-laid plans.
Communication planet Mercury is retrograde (moving backward) from March 12 through April 4, a time that can foil even the best-laid plans. Expect weird setbacks with travel, technology and just getting your point across. And remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: The more precautions you take, the better. Back up your computers, leave early for appointments, and bite your tongue before you snap.
Ho ho … hum? The Grinch may not have stolen Christmas, but it DOES feel like the holiday spirit is kinda low-key this year. That’s because communication planet Mercury has been retrograde (moving backward) in jolly, expansive Sagittarius since November 23. It’s like someone hit the “mute” button on the seasonal joy, making things a little less festive, and perhaps even adding friction to your relationships. Mercury retrograde is also known for causing technology breakdowns (hello, mysterious server crashes and dead cell phones), misunderstandings and travel delays.
Communication planet Mercury has been retrograde (moving backward) in Virgo since August 2, making the last week pretty wacky for travel, emails and misunderstandings. Virgo rules the hearth — and also the digestive system — so you may have noticed foods not tasting or going down as well as usual.