Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mercury in Retrograde!


Should I sign anything???


My sister called me the other day and asked, "Should I sign a contract? Should I get legal services? A friend just told me Mercury is in retrograde! What does that mean???"

I said, "I don't know what the hell it means, I don't even know if I believe this stuff. The only thing I know is that the last time someone told me Mercury was in retrograde, my life went to shit for thirty days...so whatever you do, don't sign anything until it's un-retrograde!"

I had my horoscope done once by a professional and yeah, it was amazingly accurate as far as predicting, not only my personality, but certain major life events, however, I don't read my horoscope. Just not into it. Yeah, I'm an Aries and I have an Aries (red-headed) temperament and I'm pushy and determined and impulsive and fiery and way bossy. But...can someone please explain what on earth it means when Mercury is in retrograde? I assume it means Mercury is spinning backwards and since Mercury is the God of messages, all messages get delivered in a big, incoherent jumble.

Open to suggestions readers...

7 comments:

V. J. Douglas's Blog said...

LOL It means that the planet Mercury, which is smaller, closer to the sun with a smaller orbit, appears to be moving backward, not forward, in relationship to the earth.
As the messenger of communications it means there will be misunderstandings and miscommunications, and you should read that contract really, really closely. The good thing is that Pluto has gone direct, so if things have seemed a little dark lately, they're starting to brighten up! YAY!

Julia Barrett said...

Cool! I'm glad to read the explanation! Yes, thing have been a bit dark - lost communications, weird non-emails, lots of waiting to hear about important stuff - so if it's brightening up - that's good news! Thanks!

Marianne Stephens said...

I'm an Aries, too. Sure hope that brightening up continues for me and you...reading contracts carefully is good advice no matter where Mercury "is"!

Fran Lee said...

I'm a Virgo, coming out of Leo. Bad combo! As if a Virgo isn't persnickety and pushy enough, I gotta be straight out of Leo? LOL! Here I am...worship me? Naaah.

Lia Slater said...

Oh boy, this explains so much. LOL!

Mia Watts said...

Mercury in old thermometers.
Retrograde fevers.

I think it means it's flu season.

Julia Barrett said...

Yeah, Mia, swine flu season - fortunately I've already suffered through that!