The End is Near

Don't worry, we've gotten this far, the light at the end of the tunnel will appear soon enough. Mercury is in retrograde right now and if you know, you know. If you DON'T know, then let's break it down for you.

The planet Mercury is known to dictate communication in all forms plus travel. When Mercury is in retrograde it means the planet appears, from our point of view, the planet is moving backward. NASA experts explain the optical illusion, "It just appears to do so because of the relative positions of the planet and Earth and how they are moving around the Sun."

Cool a Planet Looks Like It's Moving Backwards, What's That Got To Do With Me?

Okay, so what now? A planet appears to move backward and you might be asking what that has to do with you, but there is so much. Just like Farmers follow astrology for the best path for their crops, the Farmers Almanac also discusses Mercury in retrograde

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Your Life in Retrograde

Mercury is believed to dictate communication, that means, speaking, listening, phones, television. It is also said to dictate traveling which extends to cars, planes, mail, and everything in between.

Has your car been acting up? Is that cute fit from Shein delayed and stuck in transit? How's your phone doing these days? If there have been funky things going on, Mercury in retrograde might be why.

My Life in Retrograde

I can tell you first hand, since Mercury has been in retrograde, my car has broken down, the car im borrowing just got a flat tire yesterday, and my work computer won't let me use the app that allows me to work remotely from home. Mercury is doing some work on my life right now.

Blame the Planet

Tons of people around the world blame this on Mercury being in retrograde. The illusion of the planet controlling communication and travel moving in reverse influences things in our life. Communication is thrown off and traveling is sketchy until the planet is back in prograde motion.

Luckily, this is the last retrograde motion of the year. Mercury will go back to prograde motion on October 17. So maybe hold off on big purchases that require negotiations and push back that family vacation, just in case.

How To Survive The Last Week in Retrograde

Don't worry all will be well by this time next week. Just hold out a bit longer. Until then, take some time to relax at home. Don't stress the small stuff, and maybe have a backup ride to work- and for the love of God, DON'T TEXT YOUR EX.

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