When planets go retrograde, in a way that means you should, too. It is not a time to start new things but revisit old things or just keep doing what you are doing. When new relationships, contracts, deals, businesses, etc. are started especially during a Mercury retrograde, that stand still theme will be difficult to escape even when the planet goes direct. It is best just to wait when the planet is fully direct again.
Today, Mercury is officially in retrograde until April 5th. Mars has been in retrograde and will go direct April 15th. Basically, we can all breathe a little easier after tax day. No surprises there. During this time if you feel like catching up with old friends, go with it. It is not the time to pursue new ones. If someone proposes to you, well, that just doesn’t make sense. The retrograde affects everyone, and they are going against the grain rather than doing what feels right. The universe will shake its metaphorical head and go, “What are you doing?!” Again, wait until the planets are direct and then decide. This is not an important decision making time. Decisions are especially difficult and tedious.
If you must travel during a Mercury retrograde, take precautions. Expect delays and even breakdowns, but also remember people fly all the time during retrogrades and are just fine, so there is no need to panic and freak out. Just don’t taunt the gods of fate. They don’t like that and have a twisted sense of humour.