This October 31 we will experience the phenomenon known as retrograde Mercury. Such astral movement will occur beginning at 11:41 am Eastern Time.
The term has become extremely popular in recent years and many who believe that in astrology associate it with bad luck, with a time of confusion and bad omens in which "many strange things" happen.
The 2012 Aurora shooting in Colorado, the devastating 2012 tornadoes that swept the Midwest, and the first Ebola case in the United States (2013) occurred in retrograde Mercury.
Why does this belief exist? This is a documented astrological phenomenon and occurs three to four times a year. What happens is that the planets align in such a way that they give the impression of moving in the opposite direction to the rest of the members of our solar system. Astrologically speaking, this Thursday's phenomenon occurs in the Scorpio sign.
"Retrograde mercury is a real scientific definition, which describes what happens when that planet, and from the Earth's perspective, appears to be moving backwards," Rebecca Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford, told the chain. BBC. "It is simply an optical illusion that occurs because we observe it from Earth."
Other planets suffer similar phenomena, but as Mercury is the planet of communication, knowledge and commerce, and its influence can give rise to days of upheaval in which people do not understand each other and many things are misinterpreted, leading to lawsuits. and other disagreements.
Retrograde Mercury will conclude unofficially until Wednesday, Nov. 20, however astrologers point out that its influence will be felt until Saturday, Dec. 7, meaning that technically we won't break the pothole until mid-December.
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