Smug Astrology Fans Are Pointing Out That The FB Outage Is Proof Of Mercury Retrograde’s Existence

Us Aussies woke up to the earth-stopping news that Facebook, Instagram and Whatsup were suffering a worldwide outage.

They seem to be back on track now, but one can’t help but wonder what the hell could have caused this disturbing and unprecedented global shitstorm…

Well, the astrology lovers among us weren’t at all surprised when the almighty apps went to hell, because Mercury Retrograde kicked off exactly one week ago.

The dreaded astrological period has been known to fuck with three key elements of life: communication, travel, and, wait for it, TECHNOLOGY.

Oh shit.

Astrologers such as myself always warn folks to allow extra time and practice patience during Mercury Retrograde, as technological difficulties are bound to happen.

During the hours when Facebook and Instagram were down and out, astro gurus took to Twitter (which saw a huge spike in traffic because, well, where the hell else were the FBers and IGers going to shit post?) to point out that the outage is likely a symptom of Mercury Retrograde, so get used to it.

Mercury Retrograde is set to end on October 18, 2021, so we’ve got a few more weeks of shoddy technology to deal with.

But the good news is that it’s the last one of 2021, praise the lord for that!

Want some advice on how to weather the Mercury Retrograde shitstorm? Head here for our survival guide.

Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at PEDESTRIAN who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.