Mercury goes into retrograde on March 30th and will stay there until April 23rd. A planet enters retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards in the zodiac. The planet Mercury rules thinking and perception, communication, creativity, commerce, education, and transportation. It generally affects people who work in these areas; writers, sales people, teachers, artists, telephone operators, commentators, critics, etc.
Communication can be difficult and can lead to misunderstandings, Travel and your day-to-day commute can be effected, you may witness a change in mood in the people you see daily, glitches and breakdowns of electronic equipment is common, and the world-wide web is also effected during this time. All of this usually happens because one piece of important or crucial information has gone astray or awry.
Some say you should not make important decisions during this time since the thinking behind them will be clouded by poor communication and careless thinking. Because Mercury represents the power of the mind, when in retrograde these characteristics are less accurate. It might pay to be a little more attentive in any situation at this time!
Some people thrive when Mercury is in retrograde, I guess it just depends on how we each “roll with the punches.” The key to not losing your mind and your temper during this time would be to focus.