I`ve read somewhere that Mercury is in retrograde. It makes you feel off-kilter and weird. Things go on that are out of your control.

I`ve never been one for believing stuff like that, but today, I think I have to. I`m having a very retrograde kind of day. Everything I do and say makes me feel like a twat. I`ve no energy, no will and no luck.

In the end, I just gave up and lay down on the couch. I`d recorded Terry Gilliam`s episode of In Confidence, and watched it from under my duvet. I am sure you can think of more exciting ways to spend your day, but apparently, this is who I am.

Luckily, Telly G is a delight to listen to.

If you don`t know what Mercury Retrograde is, let the genius that is Gala Darling explain it to you.

The planets are swinging around at all times, & their movements affect us all in different ways. All planets go retrograde, but Mercury’s journey seems to impact people much more than any other. (Even people who “don’t believe in astrology” often “believe” in the crazy aftershocks of Mercury retrograde!)

Why is that? It’s because Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth & travel, so when the planet goes retrograde — which means that it looks like it’s going backwards in the sky — all those things go backwards. They start to get ugly & tangle up. Mercury isn’t really going backwards, it’s just hanging out by the sun, but from Earth, that makes it look like it’s in reverse. It typically runs for a couple of weeks, a few times a year.

My life certainly feels a bit backwards. I`ve still not got a job too. It makes me want to go all hermit again, not unlike Gala, as she states further in her article.

Maybe I`m just looking for something to blame my shit on. But it does feel like this has an influence on how I am, especially today. It`s like my brain has been sucked out.

I`ll get over it though. As a certain lovely friend of mine once stated “You are made of tougher stuff.”

In the meanwhile, Gala`s article can be found here.

I`ll leave you with some Bloc Party (singing Mercury at Later Live)

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