Things Aren't Going Your Way? Taylor Swift Blames Mercury Retrograde

Mercury is hella retrograde.

Are your text messages not getting to where they need to go? Did your flight get delayed? Did you just place your turkey sandwich on top of your car and then drive away? OH NO!

Don't worry. According to Taylor Swift, it's not your fault. Blame it on Mercury, as in the planet, which is hella retrograde from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11. When we're hit with Mercury retrograde, it means that the planets are aligning weird (you might've learned this in Earth Science). Since we're all moving in this elliptical orbit around the Sun, there are times when Earth passes Mercury in its orbit, and Mercury looks like it's going backwards. But hello! It's just an illusion.

Watch Taylor as she describes the horrid, inexplicable things that happen during Mercury retrograde:


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