I try not to be too superstitious or fearful about Mercury retrograde.
But it seems like even when I’m not consciously aware of these phases, my anxiety increases during the shadow time before the illusion begins.
The shadow phase began on June 27, and Mercury goes retrograde on July 15.
Remember, it’s just an illusion. It only appears that Mercury is moving backwards through the zodiac. And we get through these all the time. Leo shouldn’t be the worst sign for some re-evaluation and reflection. It could prove to actually be quite creative. It’s a good time to figure out your own uniqueness and talents.
When it comes to challenges with communication, the main problem will likely be egos reacting. Take note of when your own could be bruised, try to listen to the heart of matters before reacting. Most of all, recognize when other people are out of touch with their real selves beneath that egotistical exterior. Try to have some patience and understanding— somewhere beneath the bullshit, they just want to be loved too.