Have you been feeling a little off this month? Not for any reason you can really put your finger on just...off? It seems a lot of people have, and I've been hearing more and more about how it's because "Mercury is in retrograde!"

Now, I've heard this many times over the years. I always just thought it was astrological mumbo jumbo. But today, I decided to look it up. According to the Google gods, retrograde is the "apparent motion of a planet in a direction opposite to that of other bodies within its system, as observed from a particular vantage point."

Translated, it means that when you look up at the sky, it seems like Mercury is actually moving backwards. It's really not, but our eyes can trick us. According to AstrologyZone.com, these retrograde periods are important.

During this time, they say "Don’t make any important moves when Mercury is retrograde. Nothing will be settled successfully for the future during these periods anyway – you will find it nearly impossible to nail down a plan. During a retrograde period, it is hard to get decisions from others. Even if a decision is made, it will be subject to change..."