What happens when Mercury prepares to go retrograde in a day's time? Well, I just received 20 blank emails for one thing, and didn't receive a whole bunch of other emails that have been sent to me! Mercury loves a bit of computer/technology shenanigans. When you put him in Aquarius, which a) governs technology and b) is ruled by Uranus the planet who loves all things unpredictable, don't be surprised if things like this are happening!
If you are expecting an email or text and you don't receive it - follow up with the person. Likewise if you send something important and don't hear back, follow up.
On the upside, Mercury retrograde periods are fantastic for going back over things that have been left unfinished - contracts, communications, conversations and projects. They open doorways for things that need re-doing and re-viewing. Something or someone from the past can come up for the purpose of finishing unfinished business or re-connecting in a new way.
Mercury Retrograde gets a bad rap but as much as he can be a bit of a trickster with communications, ultimately his job is to ensure that everything is as clear as possible. He says: re-negotiate that contract, re-do that piece of writing, renew that connection, re-visit that project, re-visit that conversation.
Has Mercury Retro paid you a visit yet?