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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Huh? Mercury in Retrograde?

[Published Nov. 7, 2013, in the Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section]

A very curious thing is happening. So many transactions are problematic these days.  Certain clients — ours and those on the other side of transactions, as well as their agents — are suddenly being weirdly difficult. Not all, mind you, but more than usual.
(I should add, however, that I have also experienced some of the easiest and most wonderful transaction experiences in the past few weeks.  But those other transactions — wow!)

I asked my colleagues if they have observed this strangeness, and they agreed — it is a little weird out there!

One agent hesitated and said, somewhat sheepishly, “You may not relate to this, but Mercury is in retrograde.”

A child of the Sixties (like her) I do know something about astrology, but the remark still came as a surprise.

When I got home, I mentioned that exchange with my wife, but before I could repeat what that agent told me, Rita said, “Oh yes, Mercury is in retrograde.”  Good news: The current retrograde ends on Nov. 10th...

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