When mercury is in retrograde, the suck factor can rise pretty quickly. One minute I’m trucking along having the best day ever, the next minute I get cold cocked in the face unexpectedly by some trivial misunderstanding.

The thing about Mercury that people who don’t give shit about astrology might not understand, is that the transit of this planet has a long felt historical pattern of behavior when it’s in its “retrograde” position.
This pattern is basically expressed through VERY POOR COMMUNICATION. Emails might not get sent, texts not received, whispers not heard, etc.
While this seems quite simple….poor communication is the root of so many problems that really mercury in retrograde can really fuck things up if I’m not extra diligent with my interchanges…and I’m just one part of the dialogue.  Whether they’re aware of it or not the other parties are affected too.
And even when I’m extra attentive I notice that things can get hairy anyway. This is when a “good attitude” comes to play.
I suppose the best attitude is to consider the three times of year when mercury IS in retrograde as superhero training. I’ll work extra diligently to keep all discourses on the up & up…so that when it’s finally over I’ll have sharper communication skills when things flow through the channels more easily.
Yes, that sounds nice.