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What the Hell Is Mercury in Retrograde?

Whether you're a believer or not, the roots of astrology are fascinating.

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Before electricity, streetlights, and skyscrapers, when the sun went down, the primary sources of night light for humanity were the stars and moon.

Imagine, looking out into the great beyond without any understanding of the universe or solar system, and watching hundreds of lights in the sky as they would slowly change positions as the seasons passed.   

Our ancestors were bound to make out patterns in the sky. They played celestial Connect the Dots and came up with stories to go along with the characters they imagined, eventually connecting those stories to their own lives.

That, at its roots, is how astrology was created. And centuries later, many of us still feel that the positions of the planets and stars in the sky can affect our everyday lives. Astrology, as much as it may not have any scientific basis, still fascinates many of us.

So, if you’re already a stargazer, or just happen to look up at night sky only with the orange glow of a blunt in front of you, you may have heard of Mercury in Retrograde. That one girl from high school may post about it on Facebook, or you might get spam emails in your inbox warning you not to make any significant life changes during the three or four times a year that it happens.

So, what the hell is this all about? Fear not, MERRY JANE News has got you covered for everything you need to know about Mercury in Retrograde.