Mercury has notoriously wrecked all kinds of shit in my life, both literally and figuratively, whenever that shitty little planet goes retrograde. As a rule of thumb, and because I learn lessons so well, I always come prepared for these annoying periods of the year. Here are some tips from a seasoned victim of the MR that you can easily apply to your life to make shit easier and preventing you from wanting to kill everyone around you:
Making a big purchase? Don’t. But if you have to, make sure it is insured, or at least make sure you have flexibility on return. And definitely be sure to keep all receipts. Don’t just shove them in your purse aka another dimensions not yet discovered by science, keep them where you can easily find them!
Traveling somewhere? Don’t. But if you totally must, have extra copies of your passport/ID/tickets etc everywhere. Give copies to your friends and family incase MR decides to Laura Palmer’s you (currently binging Twin Peaks so…)
Signing a contract for a new job? Don’t. But if you absolutely just have no choice, read and re-read all of the fine print. Be aware and open enough to accept that things might change, the job might not be what it seemed, or it could really be NBD and you just have to re-sign shit because Sabrina in HR sucks at her job.
Submitting a huge important project? Ok cool. As long as you check, double-check, and quadruple-check every single thing, and then have an entirely separate person do the same, you should be OK! But again, know that Mercury is a bitch and you could get some kind of push back you might not have expected. But it’s cool because you were prepared for that so who’s the bitch now, Mercury?
Of course, shitty things happening are not mutually exclusive to Mercury going retrograde. But it sure as hell doesn’t hurt to be aware, prepared, and accepting during this particular influence! Good luck!