We all live through Mercury retrograde phases three times every year, for three weeks at a time. That’s about 20% of our lives. Many people often get worried when Mercury goes retrograde because things are supposed to go haywire with transport and communications, those things rules by Mercury. Things like your computer crashing or facing travel delays due to bad weather can happen because of Mercury retrograde.
However this all depends on how Mercury is aspecting your horoscope. If Mercury is conjunct, square or opposite your sign, or something else in your horoscope, then it is more likely that you will feel the adverse affects of Mercury retrograde 2013. Any dramas are also more likely to occur for those few days when Mercury actually stations retrograde or direct. One final thing to consider is the overall vibe of the retrograde period. To do this we look at the chart for retrograde station. If the astrology looks good, then there should be nothing to worry about. If the astrology looks like a train wreck, then there is a greater chance that the Mercury retrograde phase will cause some problems.