About 3 or 4 times a year, Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, goes “retrograde” which means it appears to go backwards in orbit.
During this 4 week span, you may feel like you cannot find the right words or your ability to communicate effectively seems compromised.
The planet Mercury rules communication in all forms—listening, writing, reading, speaking, and so on—as well as activities closely related to communication, like negotiations and contracts. It also rules travel, automobiles, shipping, and mail.
During this time, try to remain flexible, patient, and understanding, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing onto any new contracts that you’re unsure of. Double check your email responses and check in with reservations before you take that trip.