Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
I never am into this whole astrological mumbo-jumbo…
fail to get things done during my slacker moments (which is quite often, I
What in the cosmic world is Mercury Retrograde?
For most planet watchers (which I long to be, except that I don’t even have a decent telescope), Mercury, which can be seen just before sunrise or just after sunset, goes around its orbit in a forward direction most of the time.
However, three or four times a year, it seems to go backwards ( yup, thus, the word retro!) for several days. The truth is, this small planet is not really going backwards. It just seems to be doing that because of an optical illusion which is caused by Mercury kind of slackening or slowing down a bit.
Mercury seemingly going backward is called Mercury retrograde, which is the astrological mumbo jumbo’s equivalent to Murphy’s Law (“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong!”). During this time, since Mercury might do a number on you, you should not enter into any new contracts or make significant changes. Mercury is retrograding, remember? He is supposed to be fast, and so during this time that he sort of got dizzy and seemed to be treading backwards, little things can go wrong (so them astrologers say), like:
- Your computer might crash (Be prepared with your external hard drive.)
- Miscommunication (Understand and don’t jump to conclusions.)
- Traffic Jams (what’s new?)
- Letters getting lost in the mail (How about checking your Spam Mail?)
- New Projects Fail (How about avoiding miscommunication?)
- Weak Phone and Internet Signals
- I can’t even imagine the vast destruction it might have caused on Valentine’s Day (I can imagine the excuses – “The florist got stuck in traffic” and you get your chocolates and roses on February 15)
I don’t know if this is true though, since I am so not into astrology (although Mercury Retrograding is such a good excuse for a seasoned procrastinator like me. I am just not sure if my boss will understand, though hehe).
Mercury Retrograde huh?!? Cab I use this excuse to procrastinate too? hahahha… Long weekend just makes it so hard to go back to work.
I know!!! Yup you can always claim that your printer is not working (because of Mercury Retrograde)but I hope the boss will believe haha
naaliw ako sa post mo; blame it to mercury retrograde hahaha
Yup, meron na tayong scapegoat when in petiks mode!
hahaha.. oh mercury retrograde you better stay away from me.
Till November 26 daw sis haha
Ron Leyba says
Great information. Mercury Retrogade is kind of a new term for me. Kinda nosebleeding a bit while reading this post.
First time I read about it too.
in pinay's footsteps says
I like the mercury retro pic with the retro people in the planet! I believe in Murphy's Law that "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong", BUT I like to think of positive thoughts better like, …"If it is for you, you will have it!"
I like that "If it is for you, you will have it!" Tama nga sis. Think positive, sabi nga ni Binoe
Purple Dreamer says
Love how simply Mercury Retrograde explains so many things! It's irony to some, but makes sense to others!
Yup. Sabi naman nila, everything happens fr a reason daw
I was so prepared to leave a comment on your mushy post, but I scrolled down and read this. Thanks for the info! Now I know we have to be extra vigilant because Murphy's Law and Mercury Retrogade will not be acceptable excuses if our numbers go wacky this month after such a strong start! haha 🙂
I know . Baka naman sakaling makalusot hihi
Fernando Lachica says
Nice, now I know what it means…Glad you posted here.
nova hedges says
No wonder why your time were stranded with that stuff, well it's fun and sometimes it's great way to do something we seldom do. 😉
Chubskulit Rose says
I have no idea what Mercury Retrogade is hahaha. Hubby is more into astrology stuff than me.
Yeah, it seems like Mercury is retrograding forever here. Funny how we can make fun even on scientific terms.
And I though the retrograde was in effect last November. So it happens three to four times a year. I hope I won't be affected by it. But as you say, it's better to be prepared.
Lol I heard of Murphy's Law before but not Mercury retrograde. When things happen we either have a control over it or someone else have a control over it and we dont. But we have a control over our reactions to every situations.