Bad news: Mercury has just gone retrograde at this exact moment, so everything will go wrong from now until February 28. Famed astrologist Susan Miller says not to worry: "There will be countless delays, cancellations and postponements — but know these will benefit you in the long run." Plus side: you now have a… » 2/06/14 4:46pm 2/06/14 4:46pm

Yessss, Mercury in Retrograde Is Here

I showed up over an hour late to a doctor's appointment yesterday because I fucked up my Google Calendar alert — it pinged while I was working from home in a Pippin The Musical T-shirt with coconut oil on my split ends. But the most frustrating aspect of the screw-up was that I couldn't chalk it up to the planet… » 6/26/13 3:30pm 6/26/13 3:30pm

The Night Belongs to Friday the 13th/Mercury in Retrograde Paranoia

I've been checking Is Mercury in Retrograde? all week because everything in my life has been going haywire: my computer stopped holding a charge, my AIM screen name was hacked (yes, we use AIM at Gawker Media, deal with it) and I can't remember all of the other little annoying things that happened but I know there… » 7/13/12 6:50pm 7/13/12 6:50pm

User's Guide: Mercury In Retrograde

Apparently, it is (though not for too much longer). And apparently, that's supposed to explain a lot. But what, exactly, does it mean? And should it carry more or less weight than any astrological happening? » 9/08/10 2:34pm 9/08/10 2:34pm