It seems like people try to blame Mercury retrograde for everything. But is it really Mercury retrograde’s fault that the barista messed up your order? To be fair, your order is really complicated, and you talk fast. While some people say to expect snafus in the realms of communication, technology, and travel during Mercury retrograde (making this current instance, spanning the holidays, particularly worrisome), it’s not fair to attribute every negative thing that happens to it; there are just some things that you can’t blame on Mercury retrograde. Like, did you ever stop and think about how Mercury feels when you blame it for you breaking your nail the second you walk out the salon? No? I didn’t think so.
It can be easy to work yourself up and forget that you have free will during Mercury retrograde, but I can assure you that Mercury hasn’t taken over you body and forced you to text your ex at 3:00 a.m. That was all your doing. If you’re one of those people who find yourself cursing Mercury retrograde over every little thing, you may want to read this.
Ahead, you’ll find a list of things you can absolutely not blame on Mercury retrograde — no matter how hard you try.