Should Mercury Retrograde affect you, why not assert your authority that it doesn't! As this retrograde motion approached I found signs/proof the pre-shadow phase had set in and hurried to finish projects before full retrograde hit. Fortunately Marina's wise words gave me pause, reminding me of the Edgar Cayce reading saying in essence, that "The stars impel, they do not compel", and sensed the energy shift to normal again. . .try it.