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Can you feel the Mercury Madness?! Mercury Retrograde strikes again from August 2-26, 2011, and we here at DailyHoroscope.com headquarters in Portland, Oregon are preparing ourselves for the usual onslaught of computer crashes, misfired emails and traffic jams. But that's ok, we love a challenge -- and we've also got a challenge for YOU!

In the spirit of remaining positive about Mercury madness, we want to ask you all to share your Mercury Retrograde stories so we can help each other prepare -- or laugh it off when it's too late.

This applies to mishaps like broken technology or miscommunication and travel delays, and to the positive side of MRx. For example, did you know Mercury Retrograde is a great time to relax and reflect on your life, and even to win back your ex!

Please leave a comment below or on the DailyHoroscope.com Facebook Wall and tell us what's happened to you during this or any other Mercury Retrograde period.

Just fill in the blank: My best or worst Mercury Retrograde moment was when __________________ .

When Mercury goes direct on August 26, 2011, we'll pick one random winner from all the comments we receive. The winner will receive a prize of 150 Karma Coins to use toward a week's worth of Daily Reflection Tarot Readings from our sister site Tarot.com.

Go ahead and leave us a comment now, and don't forget to read your daily horoscope for guidance and inspiration through the next three challenging weeks!


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48 Comments to "Mercury Madness"
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Nima Sherpa says:
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 00:24

Mercury Madness! surely could be the retrograde affecting me. Recently I had a lady friend of mine, as she knew about my problem with my wife, a mother of four, that I had in the past, suggested me to marry again. Marry with a lady, who is also a mother of two, but has problem with her husband who is heavily drinking and is unemployed, therefore wants to leave him alone. While my wife is an illiterate housewife, the lady is an officer and the sole bread earner of her family.

Although the lady knows the part of my story and I know hers a little, we both are yet strangers to each other. I was suppose to call her and she must me expecting the same. But, days past by I'm not yet able to decide what to do. Should I call her? Should I leave the old for the new? And why is it just happening now?

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Felicia says:
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 08:03

every computer I used yesterday had some glitch. I went to my 2nd office where it wouldn't even recognize my login or password, therefore I was unable to work! Then when I got home, my battery on my laptop just quit, no warning! On the up side, it was nice to be unplugged and was able to get a lot done (at home anyway!)

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Alyson says:
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 06:56

Worst Mercury retrograde moment...on behalf of my sister. On August 2, first day of the retrograde, I was shopping for a car for my son when I tripped in the parking lot. I broke my leg so severely that when they lifted it, it was hanging. Iwent into surgery and had a rod hammered through my bone. I will be on crutches and in a wheelchair for the next few months. Not only that but my ascendant (sag) mercury retrograde horoscope said that the retrograde would be "crippling" for me. I'd say so! Guess I'll have plenty of time to relax and think about my life.

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Jayne says:
Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:36

MY BEST Mercury Retrograde moments was watching the sunrise over the ocean (red fireball through clouds).....seeing the moon coming up over same ocean at dinner that same night!!.....Worse moment...getting hacked bank account to pay someone else's phone bill...my co-mortgage payee walking away from our mortgage...all in the same week after no pay (self-employed) vacation long overdue.....BUT...all is food--refer back to Sunrise/Sunset.......

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Kris says:
Sat, 08/13/2011 - 18:22

I moved from Phoenix to Seattle, WA on July 25th. On the 29th I had to race to complete the road trip so I'd reach Seattle before I ran out of available funds. I dropped my camera and couldn't get the pictures I'd taken of my nephew's birthday earlier in the week to download. I renewed my car insurance policy and had to redo it again when it turned out I'd forgotten to add Loss/Lease protection; unfortunately, I was charged twice for the policy's down payment. I had a transaction charged not once, not twice, but THREE times to my credit card. I interviewed for a job, and followed up with my interviewer, only to be told quite sharply to contact the HR director. Finally, I transposed two numbers in my forwarding address, so now I have to correct that with the Post Office. I think I'm going to hide until August is over--never mind Mercury Retrograde!

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Mary says:
Sat, 08/13/2011 - 16:32

My worst Mercury Retrograde moment happened when I was working a real estate deal and my clients, who were visiting in Washington State and were ready to leave driving back to CA, were unable to receive documents that needed their signature immediately in order to close the transaction on schedule. Everything got delayed and now it's going to take a MIRACLE for the closing to occur next Friday, Aug. 19.

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Katie says:
Sat, 08/13/2011 - 15:09

Two words: Shoot me.

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kathy maples says:
Sat, 08/13/2011 - 10:37

its been so good had to have all my teeth taken out last friday and honey has been there for me and dolng everything for me its like ive been on vacation

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Genie says:
Sat, 08/13/2011 - 04:19

Call from long lost family member (his Virgo Sun/Mercury conjunct my natal Pluto, so this retro is full on). Home full of visiting relatives and travel horrendous to project near me, so can he stay? OK, so I use approaching full moon and retro to complete room clearance and sort old stuff. Despite journey reroutes (road blocks due to rioters) he arrives, nowhere near date/time expected and he didnt update me. On arrival his project suddenly delayed so plans change hourly - now has to return for paperwork and hire van to get elsewhere. Finally we catch up on the past, genealogy etc. Next day have impaired internet. Cant deal with business, crucial element delayed in post (natal mercury in 2nd). Randomly recall a company many miles away. On arrival find it's moved, no known address but leads to an opportunity. Back home, ISP resolved, return to transactions to explain but have to keep repeating myself. Wish they understood retrogrades! What WAS I doing before this whirlpool of miscommunication and family history? Must take advantage, go retro and sort pending paperwork! Ive Scorpio Sun/Mercury/Node in 2nd (business), Pluto now transits my Capricorn 4th house (roots, family). This Virgo retrograde conjunct my relative and roots-ruling Pluto has been a foggy cloud but with a family/business silver lining, I think aided by the earth trines. Proof of the starry pudding, I'd say .. .. and astrological genetics? Hmm relative just called to say he's transporting staff as they're lost, so wont be back as expected .. will call later.

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maxine says:
Fri, 08/12/2011 - 07:58

My worst Mercury Retrograde moment was when my desk top computer, my home phone, and my cell phone stopped working all at the same time! Just before the crash, I was not alerted for an important text message. I already have issues with communication because of my astrological chart. Mercury retrograde is one aspect I want to avoid!

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