People are likely to be helpful, and this makes you feel supported and secure. The kind of clarity or realism that you face with such an aspect is the comforting kind. You might enjoy rewards for work you've done in the past, fit in some extra study time, or enjoy learning something new and useful.
You may need to revisit old problems or wait for an answer to a question that keeps you in a state of limbo. However, this can also be a great chance to catch up in other areas of life and to do some rethinking of matters. There may be the need to revisit old issues with your children or lover, or there could be some communication problems with the same.
Mercury is your ruler, and during this cycle, you may have some problems with clarity and decision making. You may want to put off major decision-making regarding new endeavors in home improvement, moving, and family matters just for the time being until you have everything sorted.
You might experience some delays due to misunderstood communications, transportation problems or repairs, and possibly computer-related difficulties.
There can be a change of mind or interest, possibly even a bit of regret when it comes to what's said or begun now and in recent days. Mercury begins its apparent backward turn in the sign of Virgo and your sector of resources now but then retreats into your sign on the 31st for less than a week before turning direct again.
You may feel misunderstood at times during this period, and you should take a little extra time to make sure you're clear in your communications. Career matters may need a second look. Decision making turns inward during this cycle, and intuition tends to reign over pure logic.
Trusting your instincts may not be as straightforward as usual, and you may be looking back a lot more than you are looking forward. Past mistakes can crop up for your attention.
Friendships may involve some backtracking or slow-downs during this time. There can be the need to review debts and obligations or to reassess a relationship. You'd be wise to be more alert than usual when it comes to dealings with friends and groups, as well as business income and dealings with business associates.
While it's a positive time for refining long-term goals and career projects, there can be some confusion surrounding business plans or communications. Extra care should be exercised when communicating with the public, superiors, associates, and partners.
There can be inconveniences and slowdowns that may be blessings in disguise as you turn your attention to problems you didn't know existed but that, when corrected, help you tremendously. While retrograde Mercury phenomena apply to all signs, this particular cycle shouldn't be especially hard for you.
This is a time of introspection and review. Throughout the cycle, creative projects and romance are Mercury-ruled areas that require some rethinking and reorganizing. Decision-making is not straightforward as you search within for answers and need more time to draw conclusions.
You may be looking back or turning to the past in some manner, whether this is about rehashing old topics or revisiting a previous relationship. Some of the things you've started or communicated recently might need some touching up.