Mercury is the planet of communication and commerce. Its energy is all about sending and receiving information.
When this planet is direct, we communicate smoothly, sharing information that hums right along. But when it’s in retrograde (and unfortunately, it happens quite often), our communications might become a bit muddled.
This might show up as glitches in the devices we need for transmitting information, misunderstandings caused by poor communication, and even missed connections.
If you’ve recently started a new hobby or a venture, it might seem that things slow down or even be dead in the water during a Mercury retrograde, and that’s because this retrograde is the perfect opportunity to process and refine your communication skills and your plans.