There’s so much misunderstanding afoot, that even your win-win intentions are misunderstood. People are taking things personally, rather than looking for logical solutions. Even your own desire to objectively see the “big picture” so you can go forward may be blurry.

Therefore, during the Mercury retrograde cycles of 2014, your best bet is to plan for more alone time than usual, for writing in a journal to clarify your thoughts, and bringing important projects you have already begun to completion. Reflect upon the needs and motivations of those who are close for new insights on how to more effectively interact with them.