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水逆
    2018-February-1  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Meaning:

“水” is short for “水星,” which refers to “Mercury,” and “逆” is short for “逆行,” which means to “retrograde.” In fact, all the planets rotate around the sun in the same direction, and that never changes. However, if a person were able to trace Mercury’s position during retrograde motion — which is a challenge, because the sun blocks our view — they’d end up with a line that changes direction. This is because Mercury retrograde is an optical illusion resulting from our position (on Earth) relative to Mercury. According to astrologists, Mercury retrograde negatively affects communications, technology, business and travel. The Internet is telling you to not sign any contracts or important documents during Mercury retrograde. Mercury goes into retrograde three or four times a year, and calendars can be found online that reminds of the dates. Basically, this event can be blamed for any bad or inconvenient thing you come across. Chinese netizens sometimes just use the term to mean “bad luck,” not necessarily believing in astrology.

Example:

A: 你这两天怎么有点神思恍惚?

Nǐ zhè liǎngtiān zěnme yǒudiǎn shénsī huǎnghū?

Why have you been absent-minded these two days?

B: 遇到水逆。

Yùdào shuǐnì。

Blame it on Mercury retrograde.

 

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