Well, thank goodness, this last retrograde is over (once again). Aside from what I've read here, I did my chart & had it checked by a friend, reliable in this area. Albeit, Mercury doesn't show up as influential in the chart done here, it is also the ruler of the day --Wēdnes dæg is like the Old Norse Oðinsdagr ("Odin's day"), which is an early translation of the Latin dies Mercurii ("Mercury's day"), and reflects the widespread association of Woden with Mercury going back to Tacitus.), & ruler of the week… in my Taurus chart. For a long time when things went wrong, communications, schedules, missed or went whacky, i'd scratch my head. Almost always, out of somewhere I would find out that mercury was in retrograde. Somewhere I would not expect an astrological person someone would out of the blue turn around & say "well, mercury's in retrograde." I caught that this was gonna happen here during the last on. This one was a doozie in the middel of intricate, unfamiliar, negotiations At least I knew it was comin up, it may hae take a large toll on frienships through muddled communication that may have caused lost friendship with others who had no idea what's going on It happens too often for me.