Three to four times a year, Mercury turns retrograde and all astrology nerds freak out over this "disastrous" alignment in the stars. But is it really that bad, and should people care?
My quick and honest answer to that: no, and no. Not really.
Mercury traditionally rules all forms of communication, which can include intimate conversations we have with one another, arguments, signing contracts, buying a house (contracts), getting married (again, contracts!), technology, transportation, etc. Anything that needs electricity will be affected because it involves communication of its own sort.
When Mercury slows down into its retrograde phase, intentions and messages can be taken the wrong way, you may feel heavier emotions trying to resolve issues with your partner, emails can get lost, computers can crash, your car may break down, etc. There's no way of telling exactly what will happen, and honestly, you may not experience any of these to an extreme degree (only minor complications).
I've personally experienced every Mercury Retrograde a little bit differently. Sometimes I experience it more in my relationships with others, and other times I mainly experience technical difficulties with my computer or phone.
Here's why this period of Mercury Retrograde is a little concerning to myself as well as astrologers: Mercury will turn direct on November 3, election day.
Typically, the first and last day of Mercury Retrograde are the strongest. With ballots being mailed out during this retrograde period, things are expected to be delayed. USPS is already anticipating this, but throwing astrology into the mix, if you believe in all of this, is a little bit nerve racking because *ahem* communication. So, vote early!!!!!!!!!!!! And make sure you fill out your ballot correctly! (If you have no idea how to vote or where to vote, please go HERE to get all the voting resources you'll need for the election on November 3, 2020.)