Mercury will be retrograde in the airy sign of Libra. Mercury retrograde periods always invite reflection, consideration, observation and active listening. This is especially true for Libra which is the sign of contracted relationships and legalities of all sorts. If you want to avoid the pitfalls of this retrograde period, pay attention to these things.
This retrograde specifically points toward the depths of loss and change that Planet Earth is experiencing which shows up in the square with Pluto. As well we see amazing possibilities going forward if we can figure out how to listen to one another which we see in the grand trine to Jupiter and the Moon.
One of the great accomplishments of civilization is to live more or less peacefully among strangers. We follow the rules. We wait in line. We do our best (which clearly isn’t perfect) to foster a civil society. Many things which we have taken for granted for quite some time seem threatened. Shadows hang over some of our most basic social structures: health care and education for example. Mercury retrograde is a good time to observe and learn about the world as well as yourself in this world. What story line arises in your mind when you come out of denial and distraction and notice the shadows?