Mercury retrograde is really just about auditing your thinking. Some part of your mind looks backward for 6 weeks at what it has wrought. Your brain is in an “updating” phase, downloading updates for itself, doing maintenance. So we are all a little distracted. We share some non-local, subconscious collective process that moves like fish in a school. It’s the wave world, not the particle world. And that part of us that moves with that herd, is backward-looking. Then when Mercury retrograde ends, like today, we can go forward fully facing the future, with a new version of your mental operating system.