Last night I had my third meltdown of the week. It is Tuesday.

What could have possibly caused this meltdown? Well, of course it came from the root of all my problems – miscommunication (and boys but let’s save that for another day). The problem with texting is that you remove the tone the sender used in their head while typing. SO an innocent, friendly text can come across as an insulting attack.

In last night’s case my message’s were assumed to be salty, and for the first time in a while, there was absolutely no salt sprinkled. One misunderstood text led to an exchange of salty messages  and hurt feelings on my end. After tears were shed and my meltdown peaked, I realized it wasn’t a me-problem or a him-problem…it was all Mercury.

As you may have already heard, Mercury is currently in retrograde and wreaking havoc for all of us. What’s Mercury’s main target? Our ability to communicate.

During retrograde our communication skills go all messy and it’s incredibly common for your messages to be misinterpreted and taken out of context. It’s so important to take extra caution when sending ‘risky’ texts or slightly more serious conversations because it can lead to a bigger issue than intended. Even something as simple as making plans with a friend can be tricky. Mercury has been in retrograde since April 9th so you may have already noticed the toll it’s taking on all of us.

Until May 3rd try not to be too offended by the way people communicate with you, their intentions are likely good but Mercury is twisting their words. Think before you react and keep a low-profile. Plus, if anything bad happens just blame Mercury, it’s a very large planet I think it can take it.

If you’re feeling out of whack, just remember: it’s not you, it’s Mercury.