LIKE EARTH MECURY IS ASKEW

LIKE EARTH MECURY IS ASKEW

Mercury Is in Retrograde Starting This Week and It Lasts Until Election Day

LIKE EARTH MECURY IS ASKEW

You’ve probably heard this question posed by your astrology-loving friends from time to time when things go awry. Believers blame all kinds of mishaps on Mercury’s retrograde, and the dates for Mercury’s final retrograde of 2020 might even make skeptics wary of the planet’s backward motion.

Starting this week, Mercury will be in retrograde, and it won’t end until Nov. 3. That’s right, Mercury is going to be in retrograde until Election Day — you can file this under the list of stressful things to happen in 2020, alongside the pandemic, apocalyptic fires, and murder hornets.

Here’s what Mercury’s retrograde actually means.

Mercury Is in Retrograde Starting This Week — and It Lasts Until Election Day

“Is Mercury in retrograde?”

You’ve probably heard this question posed by your astrology-loving friends from time to time when things go awry. Believers blame all kinds of mishaps on Mercury’s retrograde, and the dates for Mercury’s final retrograde of 2020 might even make skeptics wary of the planet’s backward motion.

Starting this week, Mercury will be in retrograde, and it won’t end until Nov. 3. That’s right, Mercury is going to be in retrograde until Election Day — you can file this under the list of stressful things to happen in 2020, alongside the pandemic, apocalyptic fires, and murder hornets.

Here’s what Mercury’s retrograde actually means.

What does it mean when Mercury is in retrograde?

Merriam-Webster defines astrology as the “divination of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects.” According to astrologers, Mercury’s movements can impact our daily lives, and Mercury’s retrograde is said to affect our communication, minds, technology, and even travel.

Without delving into astrology, we can explain why Mercury appears to move backward in the sky during its retrograde.

All the planets in our solar system orbit around the sun in the same direction, but some planets orbit faster than others. Mercury orbits the sun about four times in the same period that it takes the Earth to orbit once. Apparent retrograde motion is when planets appear to go “backward” in their orbit, creating what looks like a loop before returning to their usual direction. Note that it’s called “apparent” retrograde motion because the planet isn’t actually going backward in its orbit — it just looks that way from Earth because of the difference in orbit lengths.

When is Mercury in retrograde in 2020?

This year, Mercury was in retrograde from Feb. 17 to March 10, and from June 18 to July 12. Its final retrograde of the year starts this month on Oct. 14 and lasts through Nov. 3, which also happens to be Election Day here in the United States.

Mercury isn’t the only planet in retrograde. Mars, Neptune, and Uranus are currently in retrograde, too. Some might say 2020’s chaos was written in the stars.

How long is Mercury in retrograde?

Mercury is typically in retrograde three or four times a year, for about three weeks each time.

DAWG SAYS: HOW APPROPIATE UNTIL ELECTION DAY


 

DIPSHIDIOT MARC CUBAN ON CHINA (VIDEO)

DIPSHIDIOT MARC CUBAN ON CHINA

Marc Cuban declared that he is against human rights violations around the world, including in China, with the Dallas Mavericks owner adding during a podcast interview with Megyn Kelly airing on Monday that he is “OK doing business with China” because “we have to pick our battles.”

In the oftentimes combative interview, Kelly reeled off several human rights abuses carried out by the Chinese government, which has been accused of the ethnic cleansing of Muslims, torture, forced labor, coercive population controls, forced abortions and forced sterilizations.

“The question remains, why won’t you and the NBA explicitly condemn that?” she asked Cuban, one of the league’s most vocal owners.

“I personally put a priority on domestic issues. I’m against human rights violations around the world,” he responded.

“Including the ones in China?” Kelly asked.

“China is not the only country with human rights violations,” Cuban replied.

DIPSHIDIOT MARC CUBAN ON CHINA AND THEIR MONEY

“Including China, Mark?” she later pressed after some cross-talk.

“Yes, including China. Any human rights violations anywhere are wrong,” Cuban responded before also mentioning Turkey and some countries in Africa as other places where abuses occur.

“Why would the NBA take $500 million dollars-plus from a country that is engaging in ethnic cleansing?” Kelly later asked.

“So basically, you’re saying nobody should do business with China ever,” Cuban retorted.

“Why won’t you just answer my question?” she replied.

“Because they are a customer,” he said. “They are a customer of ours, and guess what, Megyn? I’m OK with doing business with China. And so we have to pick our battles. I wish we could solve all the world’s problems. But we can’t.”

DAWG SAYS: IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY AND NOTHING ELSE