It's funny. I know astrology shouldn't work. I know all about precession, and all the other great scientific reasons why astrology shouldn't work. But tonight, after reading a week's worth of posts on my flist filled with misunderstandings and misspeaking, and after having tons of communication issues both at work and at home, I got curious and Googled "Mercury retrograde 2009" and... bingo! Mercury went retrograde on January 11th. It'll go direct on February 1st. I may go hide under a blanket until then.