Every year, Mercury goes into retrograde 3 times. This year has been full of astrological occurrences a little out of the norm. Today marks the beginning if the fourth Mercury retrograde this year. This time it occurs in the sign of Libra, starting today through Sept. 29.
By way if explanation, if you recall, I am a relatively new astrological student. I find a deeper study of the science provides interesting and compelling insight into the study of oneself. My first boss in L.A. introduced me to this phenomenon on Mercury Retrograde. See Mercury is the ruler of communication. When it orbits into retrograde, strange things occur as it relates to communicating. Cell phones break, contracts are unclear and general "weirdness" occurs. At the time when I became an assistant to my boss, I had no idea what this thing was. All I knew is we shut down all communication during that period that would have a lasting effect (ie, no signing contracts, no signing new clients or no large purchases).
As my astrological studies increased I learned more about Retrogrades. Now I know it is not just about crazy things happening with communication. Retrograde periods re-present opportunities that may have been elusive in the past. Additionally, the effects are linked to what sign Mercury is retrograding. This one is in Libra, so good ole' relationship (business and personal) issues that weren't previously resolved may reappear. All in all move forward with caution to limit negative implications of this retrograde. Move more into the energy flow instead of fighting it and before you know it, Mercury will be back on track!