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What is “Mercury retrograde”? The correct answer has nothing to do with your personality, no matter what the Google search results tell you. We wrote about this earlier, but Joss Fong and Gina Barton of Vox made an excellent video showing you exactly what’s going on:


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I love the line at the end:

… if there’s any life lessons to learn from Mercury retrograde, it’s that we may be vulnerable to illusions when we think that everything revolves around us.

Boom. Can’t wait for the astrologers to explain why this phenomenon leads to your mood swings and predicts your future.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.