Mercury begins its retrograde aspect today until August 1. Although there are shadow aspects that extend the energy on either side of this boundary, the strongest effects will be felt during these dates. Keep your head up when making choices during this time, as the energy of Mercury Retrograde has a boomerang effect and makes the energy tend to repeat. This is not a good time for signing contracts or making commitments of any kind, and do not buy any electronics - for it will surely come back to check in with you during another retrograde if you do.
The energy during this week reminds me of turbulence in an airplane. Buckle up your seatbelt and be prepared for the ups and downs that come in like a wave. Nothing major, but you will have to sit up and ride it out. There are a few characters in your circles that will reveal themselves as something different than you thought, or something that was completely hidden to you previously will come into view. Look to see who you have around you for support and ask for help if you need it.