Which is oddly comforting to me. It means that my life has felt chaotic and cursed lately because of something other than my own buffoonery. Whenever shit goes wrong I get crazy superstitious... (Like I think my day will suck unless I hear my favourite radio guy (and his theme music) in the morning before work).
I am the worst sign in the whole zodiac (Gemini... Everybody hates us). We are ruled by Mercury. I used to be into astrology in high-school, and lately I've felt so unlucky and jinxed that I've started to read my horoscope again... Sometimes it comforts me, and other times it horrifies me to the point where I don't want to go to work (One day it said "try to vanish"). But mostly, I just want some sort of predictor before I walk out the door.
Things have felt cosmically bad for me lately... And on a hunch, I Googled "Rob Ford" and "Birthday"... And yup... He's a Gemini too. Logic +Science.
So how is Mercury ruining my life?
"As the planet of communication, Mercury retrograde tends to breed a certain level of confusion. Mercury rules our "lower" mind—how we perceive and interpret information that we receive from our environment, and how we relay that information to others. Mercury has rulership over such things as speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail and shipping, and so forth. All of these areas of life are affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state. Decision-making is challenged during Mercury retrograde. Needless to say, it is not advised to sign contracts, engage in important decision-making, or launch a new business. Delays and challenges are more probable with Mercury retrograde. It's a time when being careless with money, our personal information, or paperwork can be costly."
(There were tips on how to make this work out to my advantage.... I'd rather fixate on how right I am that the planets are making me bad at my job).
So the good news (for me, not my cracked out soul mate mayor) is that Mercury will stop this retrograde bullshit soon, and my life will stop sucking so much.
The bad news is that shit doesn't stop sucking until November 27th.
ETA: This is why scrolling through GT before posting is a good idea... Crazy Aunt Kanye had already documented her Mercury related troubles: