Ever wondered what it means when your horoscope says that such and such planet is in retrograde in the House of <insert your zodiac of choice here>? I was going to type Uranus, but I'm just not feeling that froggy today. Anyway, back to the question. Just the word "retrograde" sounds bad. But what does it mean???? Per The Old Farmer's Almanac, it's bad, very bad. They define Mercury retrograde as "... the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion." What the..???? An illusion? Really? I want a real reason, not an illusion. Lets see what NASA has to say on the subject of Mercury retrograde.
Umm, nothing. Okay, next best site would be Astrology.com, "When Mercury is retrograde, the usual channels of information go zigzaggy on us. It can mean that a piece of mail takes the circuitous route, and goes missing. For some people, computer problems get out of hand, even to the point that content or emails are lost." Well, that's good for me. Now I have something else, I can blame for my computer or even better, a certain Website Builder for not working properly. Instead of my very well documented ignorance of modern day technological advancements. Also, I love the use of the word "zigzaggy". I think I'll use it sporadically in a sentence tomorrow:) <If you don't know what movie this idea is from, either you were born after 1995 or you have a life and don't watch cheesy movies based on literary classics.
I think I'll just have a piece of pizza and finish my song:
Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit
None of my jeans ever seem to fit
My bloomers are hangin' out
I really dislike seein' clowns
Retrograde on Friday always gets me down...
I'm sure The Carpenters wouldn't have approved.