What actually happens when Mercury is in retrograde?

And why people blame everything bad on this astrological phenomenon

Stars Insider

14/11/19 | StarsInsider


A few times a year, you may experience a concentrated period of bad luck: crashed computers, tension at work, relationship miscommunications, and so forth. Someone who subscribes to astrology might suggest that those were all due to Mercury in retrograde.

Of all planetary phenomena, this one has certainly garnered the most attention, and blame, from astrologers of late. It signals a time of confusion and frustration, and there are even certain things you're supposed to avoid. It has snowballed into the biggest scapegoat for streaks of misfortune, far exceeding the observable scientific world.

But what actually happens in Mercury retrograde is a far cry from what you might expect, though there are some surprising benefits too. Click through to find out more, based on information from Mental Floss, about how this astrological event evolved into the reason for people's darkest times.


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