Mercury in Retro-Hate

This post is dedicated to my godmother, Sonnia. 


Does it ever seem like everything is working against you at times?

You get a phone call from your bank telling you that they didn’t receive your mortgage payment, but you are looking right at the receipt that proves you did?

You arrive at work, only to find out that you left your purse on the roof of your car. You just had to stop at Starbucks beforehand and you were running late.

You arrive at the checkout line with your two carts of groceries and realize that you left your wallet at the gas station.

The blog that you posted the day before mysteriously disappeared and you have to post it. Again.


These are just a few of the scenarios that can take place during Mercury Retrograde.

What is Mercury Retrograde, you ask?

Mercury Retrograde is a period of time when the planet Mercury appears to move backwards, or retrograde. During this time, computers can go haywire, communication lines get crossed, information gets lost, and so on and so forth. This is NOT a time to start new projects, have surgeries, or take on any sort of “new” endeavor. I implore you, do not sign that contract to purchase your new home or vehicle during this time. By all means, do not write that twenty page essay for your microbiology class and send it to your professor without saving a hardcopy. That means, File: Print. Copy in hand.

That is, if your printer doesn’t start going haywire. Just saying.

I am not saying that you are not allowed to do any of the things that I mentioned above. Just do them with this in mind: add ‘RE’ to any of the words above. You will have to:

RE type that essay

RE sign that contract

RE schedule that surgery

This retrograde of Mercury happens about three times per year. Luckily for us, we are smack dab in the middle of one now! So, if your life has felt like it has been turned upside down, you can blame it on good ol’ Mercury!

Thanks, Mercury.

This particular retrograde started on February 23, 2013 and it is slated to end on March 17, 2013. So, just be on the lookout for any telltale signs that Mercury is influencing your day. It will all be over soon, so just be a bit more vigilant and you will make it through just fine.

I decided to write this blog this morning because my lovely godmother  Sonnia Spiegler, commented on my previous post titled “Maybe we should’t have gone all the way on our first time out“, and it was deleted.  She commented on how she loved my post and I should continue writing. I thanked her in a reply post, then noticed a typo in my blog. I proceeded to edit my post, RE published it, and the comments were nowhere to be found. I cursed Mercury for being so retarded, and immediately started writing this new blog post.

So, thank you Mercury. No, really. You have done enough.

It may have been user error on my part, but I am still blaming it on Mercury.


Go to to see more about Mercury Retrograde.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer M
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 19:12:50

    Well, what do you know? Mercury is up to its’ old tricks again. After I posted this blog about Mercury Retrograde, my godmothers’ comment mysteriously appeared…thanks, Mercury:/


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