Current Conditions

Current Conditions: Thanks a lot, Mercury

292707581_36b3fb7129Everyone, it’s safe to leave your homes; Mercury is no longer in retrograde.
The last day of the last retrograde cycle for Mercury this year was nothing short of crazy. For those reading this who aren’t astrology buffs (don’t feel bad, I just learned what this meant), Mercury’s retrograde period basically means chaos. Plans, The Old Farmer’s Almanac portends, will be ruined. Your files won’t get saved on your computer. Don’t sign any contracts.

This year, Mercury was in retrograde from Feb. 23 to March 17 and June 26 to July 20. The latest cycle was from Oct. 21 to Nov. 10. On Nov. 10, three Reno County residents went to the hospital in what you might describe as freak accidents. A car fell on 38-year-old Marvin Sherwood while he was working on his car, an unidentified roofer fell off of a home and a 16-year-old’s shoulder got caught in a skid steer. All three were taken to Wichita hospitals. While The News hasn’t been able to confirm the condition of the roofer, both Kolton Kincaid, the teenager, and Sherwood remained in the hospitals Monday.
I’m not a big astrology person and I’m not sure I buy this whole thing, especially seeing as Mercury is in retrograde nearly 20 percent of the year. At 20 percent, I would argue that chaos ceases to be an exception to normal life.

But, on the other hand, it never hurts to know. You may not need to hide your kids and hide your wife, but here are next year’s dates. You know, just to be safe.
Feb. 6 to 28
June 7 to 30
Oct. 4 to 25

-Kayla Regan, Current Conditions

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