I don’t follow astrology but sometimes it’s fun. We hear over and over that Mercury is in retrograde meaning things don’t work, it’s not a good time to start new ventures, and the world goes wacko. I know people who won’t go out of their house when it’s occurring.
What is Mercury in retrograde?
Four times during the year Mercury, which is the closest planet to the sun, appears like it’s going backward. (east to west, rather than west to east) It doesn’t really. It’s actually just an illusion. Other planets do the same thing but, because Mercury is so visible from Earth, we like to blame our misfortunes on its occurrence.
I’ve had a whole year I can blame it on
This year has been a Queen Bitch for most of us. So much of it has been nuts. It started with the pandemic which is a disaster around the world. Forget about hurricanes, floods, blizzards and whatever the heck a derecho is. Rather than “going away”, it’s spiking, but vaccines are on the horizon thanks to Pfizer and Moderna. Let’s hope they are as effective as they promise.
For me, it could be much worse, but it has been challenging. This year I lost my boyfriend, one of my dogs, my websites were hacked (they’re fine now), my phone died and had to be replaced, my computer died and had to be replaced, I moved twice during the pandemic, and now my right butt cheek hurts because I lifted too much furniture.
I can chalk it up to getting older, but I’d much rather blame it on Mercury in retrograde.
Oh, and I won’t even go into what’s happening in the U.S. right now. Thankfully, that will be over soon. Cue the men in their white coats.
Things will only get better, right?
I like to think of myself as an optimist who sees the good side of things even when I’m being punched in the face.
I’m overjoyed with my new living situation and hope to stay for a long while. Maybe never move again! My health is excellent aside from my aching butt cheek. My daughter is taking me on a relaxing trip to a spa resort in December for my birthday if it doesn’t get canceled because of travel and safety restrictions.
I’m still planning a small group trip to the Irish countryside for late next year and hope you can join me. Check out the details here.
Now, I’m praying my car doesn’t die, because if it does, I’ll sell it, pay back some of my credit cards, and never drive again. Stay away Mercury in retrograde. I have my eye on you.
How has your year been so far? Has Mercury been in retrograde for you? Please leave a comment below.