Mercury retrograde is all in your point of view. Literally.
A “retrograde” is when zippy little Mercury, faster than Earth in its orbit around the sun, appears to go backwards in our sky relative to our point of view. The planet doesn’t change direction. Mercury hasn’t gone moonwalking around the solar system. Nothing in the cosmos changes. All in the great wide galaxy is as it should be.
Astrology, like Tarot, is a GPS signal…a heads up about energy flows. A reading of any kind can give you a better idea about the energy environment in which you work, it can help you decide which tools to use to do your work, but it has no effect on your mastery and skill at doing your work.
A reading is a gps ping to let you know you are on the right road (or not). “Mercury retrograde” is an energy forecast, not a foregone conclusion. Your magick and skill are the same whether you go moonwalking or running straight ahead. Be a retrograde renegade: ride the energy flow, not bemoan it.