Whether you believe in astrology or not, you’ve most likely heard of “Mercury in Retrograde”–everyone’s favorite excuse for missing emails, broken cell phones, and computer malfunctions. But most of us don’t actually know what it is. To learn more about what’s really happening with the planet (and why everyone thinks it’s to blame for their technology problems), check out this week’s Holy Facts on The ChopraWell.
As Gotham Chopra points out, accepting the premises of astrology may still require a leap of faith akin to religion. But that hasn’t stopped researchers from investigating the effects of the planet’s movement on things like air and train travel. Watch to find out whether science supports the popular beliefs about this astrological phenom: