From Rob Brezsney's Free Will Astrology:
"When Mercury is retrograde, as it is for the next few weeks, it does not mean communication snafus are likely. Rather, it tells you this is a great time to refine the ways you exchange information . . . and to concentrate harder on saying what you mean and meaning what you say . . . and to meditate on how to improve the ways you connect yourself to the people and resources you need and like.
Some people say that when Mercury is retrograde, it's a bad time to begin anything new. During one such period two years ago, an acquaintance of mine decided to delay accepting a dream job offer as editor of a magazine. By the time Mercury returned to normal, the magazine had hired another applicant. I wish I'd have known, because I would have told her what I'll tell you: Some of America's biggest, most enduring Fortune 500 companies began when Mercury was retrograde, including Disney, Goodyear, and Boeing."
Mercury is seriously retrograding my life right now and since I'm a Gemini, Mercury rules.