DON'T

Start anything new.

  • Make important decisions
  • Buy computers, appliances, TVs, radios, etc.
  • Travel without back-up plans
  • Sign contracts
  • Buy a car
  • Negotiate a contract
  • File a lawsuit
  • Start a new job
  • Begin a new class
  • Go on a “first” date
  • Expect things to move quickly
  • Do not take anything for granted

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • New projects to fail
  • Angrier people
  • Crazy drivers
  • More accidents
  • Miscommunication
  • Quarrels
  • Computer problems and breakdowns
  • Computers crash
  • Software develops unexpected glitches
  • Delays
  • More mistakes
  • Slow mail
  • Letters get lost on the mail
  • Games of phone tag
  • Wrong directions
  • Missed appointments
  • Dead cell phone batteries
  • Telephone service snarls up
  • Machinery breaks down

There are, fortunately, more optimistic views of what mercury retrograde means. This is a positive time to tie up loose ends, reconnect with people from the past, make mechanical repairs and get systems in order.

DO

  • Re-do hair color
  • Re-write your resume
  • Review your bank account
  • Repair your car
  • Re-contact past associates
  • Research
  • Read and re-read contracts. Have someone else look them over, too
  • When traveling, leave early and allow for extra travel time
  • Count your belongings, things get lost when Mercury messes us up
  • Check your travel plans several times
  • Be prepared for delays
  • If you need to, ask questions over and over during negotiations
  • Mail packages and letters early. Check the zip codes
  • Mail important items so you can track them – registered, certified, return receipt
  • If you are making purchases, keep your sales receipt and know the store’s return policy
  • Keep your cell phone battery charged
  • Watch your driving