Does anyone know what it means for Mercury to be in retrograde? I’ve been reading about Mercury for years in my horoscope and I haven’t the foggiest notion of 1. why Mercury is important to my life and 2. why it being retrograde appears to be a bad thing. Nobody I know know what it means either.
And, no, I don’t believe in horoscopes. But I do love reading them. My favourite is probably the Vanity Fair one, followed by the Observer one followed — limping two miles back in the distance — by Shelley von Strunkel in The Sunday Times. That woman constructs the kind of five-clause, Mercury/moon-infested sentences that appall and enthrall in equal measures. Like a bird pecking at the ground, occasionally you find a crumb of sense — and it’s a joyous moment.