Why is Mercury Always Retrograde?!

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Wait, again? Didn’t we just have a Mercury retrograde? You remember, that week when your trackpad shorted out in the middle of a project and you couldn’t send that email in time and the whole thing fell through? And you went home and fought with your girlfriend about some miscommunication and you couldn’t express yourself properly so you made it even worse? And the whole car fell apart?

You mean this is happening again? Yes, but don’t panic. There’s some method to the madness, and if you know how retrograde works, you can save yourself a lot of trouble. Here’s why Mercury keeps inflicting this upon us poor helpless mortals.

The Mechanics of Retrograde

Imagine you’re holding a string with a ball tied to the end. You hold out your arm and swing the ball around, so it makes a circle parallel to the ground. If you close one eye, you can…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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