Ahhhhh! I have never experienced techno- screwiness in such an in my face kid of way!!! Everything I touch is getting erased or screwed, photos not taking, numbers not dialing, I keep getting kicked off my iPad- not too mention the emotional roller-coasterI've been on! Up and down for days....I have always been interested in Astrology, but never got around to studying it, but holy schmoly! So I started looking into 'Mercury in Retrograde and I filched this tidbit from The Farmers Almanac. (BTW I go to the Almanac for everything, if you've never read it, or heard of it, check it out now!) This explains A LOT.
When Mercury is Retrograde
Sometimes the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion.
Mercury's retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.
When Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.
2013 Retrograde Dates
In 2013, Mercury will be retrograde from:
February 23–March 17
June 26–July 20
October 21–November 10
A Man With a Message
Mercury comes from the Latin word merx, or mercator, which means merchant. Mercury is the name given by the ancient Romans to the Greek mythological god Hermes.
Mercury is depicted as a male figure having winged sandals and a winged hat, indicating the ability to travel quickly. He was the official messenger of the ancient gods and goddesses and, as such, governed communications.
In 1782, Mercury became the first symbol of the United States' postal service. Today, he is the Icon of an International floral delivery service.
In astrology, Mercury influences travel, literature, poetry, merchants, and thieves. He is cunning and witty at a moment's notice. But he is also recognized as a trickster and prone to misbehavior.