Mercury, the wise communicator and common con artist, will send communications, travel, appointments, mail and the Internet into snarls and a spin on August 2, 2011! This retrograde mode will last until August 26, 2011. The planet is described to be in retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac.
The key issue during this phase is going to be one of focus. Mercury’s retro phase tends to bring unforeseen changes and blockages, but the frustration that many of us experience during these periods is often due to our own inability to change along with change, so to speak. So, in short, one needs to be extremely focused on oneself and actions. Unresolved issues from the past tend to push themselves forward. Moreover, these experiences reveal flaws in our internal organisation as well as our external planning, which can make us feel inadequate. Some people actually prosper under a retrograde Mercury, especially if Mercury is retrograde but otherwise well-aspected in their birth charts. It is also a time when matters begun under a previous retro period will come to fruition or completion. Read More!