We are approaching the second Mercury retrograde this year: May 28 - June 22. However, a shadow period extends this window while Mercury is slowing down and catching up; hence we have May 16 - July 8. Obviously, Mercury always moves forward; but relative to planet Earth, it "appears" to go backwards and when that occurs, silly, goofy errors and delays plague our lives. Aagh! Plus, these are poor times to buy "Mercury-related" items like computers, cell phones, cars, trucks and bikes OR to start new projects or businesses. But! Mercury Retrograde is a wonderful time to wrap up old business and be introspective. Consider: You will never again be as young as you are reading these words.