Gotham Chopra explores beliefs surrounding Mercury in retrograde.* The orbit of Mercury, which moves much faster than Earth's, impacts our globe and may affect electronic devices. According to a 2005 Gallup poll, 25% of US adults believe that the position of the planets and stars has an effect on our lives. Not surprising when you consider that nearly 100% people believe in an invisible force that controls good and bad forces in the universe - God, karma, ancestors, etc. Do you believe in the Mercury retrograde, or astrology, or any other mysterious cosmic forces? Let us know in the comments section!