Mercury gets all the attention when it goes retrograde three times a year. But how does Mercury affect us on an everyday basis when it's not retrograde? Mercury rules how we think and communicate. When it changes signs, it shifts our focus. It changes the kinds of communications we have with others, and it's a strong indicator about travel. Right now Mercury is in Libra until Oct. 2. This increases our focus on legal matters, clever debates, beautiful things and fun socializing. Expect to buy attractive wardrobe goodies because Libra rules haute couture. Oh yeah! "Get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini!"