How to Survive Mercury Retrograde

Have you been feeling meh over the last week, been overly emotional, losing your temper, feeling like everything is a struggle and super exhausting?

That'll be the retrograde!

Has your laptop broken, have you been knocking things over, has your car been troubling you?

That'll be the retrograde!

Have you been late for meetings, had your travel plans scrambled, sent an email that you shouldn't have?

Yes, you guessed it... That'll be Mercury Retrograde.

We hear this term thrown around a lot and it seems the whole world is blaming Mercury for every little thing going wrong in their lives, but what is Mercury Retrograde?

The word retrograde comes from the Latin retrogradus, meaning “backward step.”

And as the word suggests, retrograde is when a planet appears to go backward in its orbit, as viewed from Earth.

But how can planets move backwards?

In short... They can't. The planet does not physically start moving backwards, it just appears to do so because of the relative positions of the planet and Earth and how they are moving around the Sun.