The funny thing is, I wrote this piece last night and scheduled it for 10 a.m. EST, but then woke up to frickin’ malware on the site again (we’ve since fixed the issue, hopefully permanently this time). Damn you, Mercury Retrograde! But I shall celebrate you anyway.
Mercury goes retrograde three times this year — first, back in March, last in mid-November (just in time for my birthday!), and RIGHT EFFING NOW. In astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication so when it’s in retrograde, everything it rules over is thrown out of wack. That means gadgets break, important calls are missed, and miscommunication between family, friends, and coworkers abounds. Typically, Mercury Retrograde makes me want to shake my fists at the astral heavens, but it occurred to me that the havoc it causes isn’t all bad. Here are seven times when Mercury Retrograde comes in handy, based on things that have actually happened to us or folks we know… Keep reading »
Something weird is in the air. Have you noticed it? Nothing seems to be going right. Important e-mails have been bounced. Your laptop or cell phone has gone kaput. Your love life seems to have taken a turn for the worst. You may have even been dumped. That thing you’ve been avoiding? Well, it’s come back to haunt you, hasn’t it?
Blame it on Mercury in retrograde. It began August 20 and will continue its terrible reign until September 12th. Keep reading »
Has your life gone haywire in the last week? Communications amiss? People from the past randomly showing up? Feel like you might be losing your mind, as no one you know seems to make any sense to you any more? Fret not, it’s not you: It’s the universe! Yes, blame the cosmos, as Mercury, the planet of communication, halts and appears to go backwards, causing all sorts of chaos on mankind.
Frightfully, this bizarre phenomenon happens three times a year and, fortunately, this will be the last time in ’09. It officially began at 2:39 pm UT (Universal Time) on Saturday, Dec. 26 and lasts until Jan. 15, though the effects can be felt up until Feb. 4. What does this mean? In general, it means a period of pandemonium for all things regarding communication. That’s right, forget trying to make any major decisions — and definitely don’t sign any contracts (unless the deal comes from someone in the past or it is renewing), back up your software, expect problems with travel and don’t rely on any of the information you get at this time. Keep reading »
Oh, I just love these two. The pair, who got engaged just four months ago and have only been dating for less than a year, got married in a small ceremony in Canada. It’s the first marriage for both. Sigh. Short engagements are where it’s at. But wait — isn’t gettin’ married during Mercury Retrograde a bad idea? [Perez Hilton] Keep reading »