It’s that time again-Mercury goes retrograde June 7 – July 1. There is a shadow week prior to going retrograde and the week after it goes direct, when you can feel it coming and going. As a reminder, Mercury is the communications planet, the messenger. It affects transportation, movement, thought, language and ambiguity. When Mercury goes retrograde you can expect computer issues, phone issues, things getting lost and miscommunication – you say one thing, the other person hears something else. There can be a lot of annoying little hassles. But Mercury retrograde is a time to slow down and do some inner thinking. It’s not a great time to start any new projects, but it is a good time to finish up what is in progress. Retrograde planets turn their energy inward. Turn your communication energy inward, to you. Don’t push the envelope, develop some patience. Use the delays to breathe, notice your surroundings, and let your mind play.