What’s up, Mercury Retrograde?!
So the first time I heard about this thing called “Mercury Retrograde” was when I was perusing the posts of Facebook and saw the following advice:
“Beware the Mercury Retrograde! Virgos (that’s me) will be going into analytical overdrive, and begin reconsidering every move and decision. Don’t make any big changes this weekend. Just relax and meditate.”
At the time I was in such disarray that I could barely read the post through my tears. Yes. I was a ridiculous, sobbing mess. I couldn’t keep anything together, least of all myself. Documents would go missing. Cell phones and keys that were in my hand one second would suddenly disappear into thin air. I was constantly delayed, pushed back, hung up.
I was not a happy camper. AT ALL.
But I can assure you I was not suffering from PMS (or insanity – I hope). I was suffering from M.R.S. MERCURY RETROGRADE SYNDROME.
So in these phases of planetary movement, I can only sit with the local paper stretched out over my head and wait. Hoping and praying in a tiny whisper that the sky doesn’t come tumbling down around me.
And then during a few brief moments of reflection (such as when I blog), I roll my eyes and remember, “Ahh, yes. The Universe DOES have a sense of humor after all.”
Ha Ha, Universe. I guess the joke is on us. We really don’t have any control over anything, do we?