Everyone blames Mercury for life's problems.  In some
psychic readings there are some
valid suggestions given to make this period easier. 

It is that time of the year again where Mercury
is retrograde for 21-24 days. We get this 3 times a year. So let just get
past this.

Currently Mercury is in the sign of Cancer. In
this zodiacal sign it is a time one will re-think their emotional
tendencies toward family members.  The possibility of understanding an
emotional bond between family members is deeply reflected.  Communicating
feelings on a deeper level is heightened.  However if that is not possible,
analyzing those feelings and coming to grips with them is accentuated.

Interestingly, Alcoholics Anonymous was found on
a Mercury Retrograde in Cancer.  Though the nature of a 12 step program is
about getting sober, getting down to the core of ones feelings and tracing s roots as to how they got to feel about people, places, and things is
magnified.  Well guess what?  That is exactly what Mercury Retrograde in
Cancer is about.

There can be a possibility that communication
with family members can be delayed or misunderstood. It is not recommended
to travel to visit a family member.  Travel is never recommended on this
retrograde due to travel delays and baggage loss possibilities.  However
the miscommunication with family members is a possibility or someone may be
holding back. 

Mercury in Cancer finds a loving and kind way to
look at things due to instinctively knowing unsuspected feelings. There is
an ability to express sympathy towards others.

Devices in the household will malfunction.  I
noticed the klutz in me is knocking things off shelves. The other day I was
surprised a tightly secured item on the wall was knocked off. It is not
recommended to make any major changes or install any new appliances.

Remembering old personal business ideas is also
significant. Perhaps an idea you once had may now re-enter your mind.
However acting on it is recommended after Mercury goes direct. Fortunately
we only have another few days for this to be completed.

Surely this is not a "bad" period. There are
many positive uses for this such as reviewing old ideas, feelings,
thoughts, etc. As usual, many blame this for delays in communications,
articles getting lost etc. However with any energy, it is important to also
know the positive use. Retrograde Mercury is a wonderful time to re-read a
book, review materials that you previously learned or reinvestigate
matters. Often times one will have a new perspective on it. In fact,
usually if one didnt understand a subject, re-exploring it on a retrograde
can help one understand it better.

This point in time is unique and purposeful. 
The current period we are in is only descriptive of the energies. You can
turn them around to make them better. It is a matter of knowing how to do

Author's Bio: 

Jackie Williams has worked for as a manager overlooking the talent department for a prominent new age communications company. Later as the internet developed, she diversified her recruitment specialty to server global clients for a internet based spiritual network.
She attained her Master of Arts in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and her BA from Hunter College.