Consequently, this “retrograde”, or slowing down, of messenger mercury generally affects our 5 th
chakra (the Throat chakra
—communication and speaking truth).
Overall, you may find yourself in a rut because nothing you say or demand seems to translate well to others. It causes an unintentional mental and communication fog that can make the passage of information simply unreliable. So unfortunately, expect frequent misunderstandings, scheduling problems, and disagreements among friends.
Through all of this chaos, you may decide to harness the energy of Mercury by re-organizing, re-thinking, or re-defining a plan without taking action until Mercury is direct again. It's also a good time to focus on throat chakra alignment by using mantras, stones and essential oils. Think of it as a time to clean up what has yet to be finished and start a new slate for the end of retrograde.
You will feel more inclined to think and process information more slowly, and rather than fighting this frustrating feeling, simply be with it.