HA! I got a reader request yesterday! How cool is that?
Okay fine, he didn’t actually say that. The actual question went like this:
Hi Chinie, this is Frank. What’s your take on the Mercury Retrograde thing? Been hearing it a lot the past months from my friends who blame it for something as mundane as dropped calls from Globe. I hope your blog can enlighten me on this matter.
This was perfect because I know all about Mercury Retrograde! You see, I used to have a boss who was really intro Astrology. It was kind of awesome.
As much as I enjoyed the excuse though, Mercury Retrograde can be a bit of a bummer. This phenomenon happens about 3-4 times a year and lasts for about 3 weeks. Basically it’s a time when Mercury seems to be going backwards — though it’s actually not.
Since suddenly slowmo Mercury supposedly influences technology, communication and transportation, you can expect all sorts of thing to go haywire during this time.
If you work in the industries governed by Mercury (tech, travel, transport, communications, etc), you’re particularly vulnerable to the effects of the retrograde.
And if you’re traveling, well, expect to be waiting around quite a bit.
Hmmm. Okay, I know what you’re thinking…
Hehe. Oops. I know, right?
But believe me, Mercury Retrograde is a thing. I’m not inventing.
If you don’t believe me, the next one is from November 6-26, 2012. Take note, and see for yourself. At the very least, it’s the best excuse EVER for not getting things done.
I’m kidding, SLACKERS.
I don’t really buy into the whole Astrology thing, but I find it doesn’t hurt to act like this stuff is real, just in case. So with that in mind, here are a few tips on how to survive the next Mercury Retrograde.
And with that, I leave you to go off and be productive — since I really have no excuse not to today. ;)
Have a great day, everyone!
p.s. I’m kind of liking this Reader Request thing! If you have any questions or suggestions, drop me a line here.