Tomorrow, Aug 2, Mercury goes retrograde.
It doesn't really slam on the brakes, step on the clutch (no one does that anymore) jam it in reverse and full steam backwards.
What is really happening, earth is moving faster than Mercury so as we look back over our shoulder (on earth) to see it, it appears to be going slower.
What Does This Mean?
It's OK to window shop but don't buy.
Anything pertaining to communications, contracts or writing is better put aside until August 26 when Mercury again becomes direct.
But There is a Good Flip Side
Even though it's a bad time to begin new projects, it's a marvelous time to go back and pick up the loose threads of old projects you left behind. The buzz word is RE. Any word beginning with re.... restore, replace, rewrite, reschedule, return, redecorate, or repair, etc. is the direction to take. Even without realizing Mercury was about to turn retro, I had already begun to clean out closets and have piles to take to the thrift store.
I take my Mercury Retrogrades very seriously. I've sold quite a few houses in my life time and when I write up the contract, I always include that I will NOT accept contracts during XXXX time, while Mercury is Retrograde. A realtor may think I'm crazy, but trust me, you wouldn't get a good contract at that time, anyway.
So, I'm thinking of a few repairs to the house, tune up the car, rewrite some old stories, dig out that sweater I'm knitting. It's far better not to quibble with the stars. They win out every time.