When Mercury (your ruling planet) is retrograde, it can be really crazy-making for you! Communication is “your thing” and other people just aren’t thinking straight! Your own logic isn’t working so well during these cycles either, and you may be second-guessing the conversations you’re having with others.
Therefore, during a Mercury retrograde cycle, your best bet is to plan some quiet time for reading and allowing your active mind to relax from outer forward motion. Write in your journal to clarify your thinking and help you make important decisions. Your ability for subjective thinking is deeper than at other times. Reflect on how your involvement in social activity affects current relationships.