Before we dive in, let's recap what Mercury retrograde actually is. As mbg's resident astrologists, the AstroTwins, previously wrote for mbg, the planet Mercury is all about communication, information, logic, and transportation.
"When Mercury goes retrograde," they explain, "it's passing the Earth in its journey around the Sun. From our vantage point, Mercury appears to be moving in a different direction in the sky (i.e., retrograde)." While it's not actually moving backward during its retrograde, it appears that way from our perspective, and as a result, technology, travel plans, and communication can feel slowed down or scrambled, the twins add.
And when thinking about how this impacts us, you can think about words that start with "re." (Re-connecting with old friends, re-vising plans, re-modeling, etc.) "Think of Mercury retrograde as a quarterly review period, and use it to pause and reassess, research, and revise," the twins say.