Footnote: On Thursday, August 4th, hitchhiker72 published his blog post on Mercury retrograde from 2 to 26 August 2011, from 1+° Virgo to 18+° Leo.
[Note that, in typical Mercury retrograde fashion, his communication about this event was two days late.]
Here's a bit of what he writes:
With all that has been going on in the world in the past weeks (what with the ongoing phone hacking scandal, European economic crises, US political standoff and Middle East unrest among other things), the usual delays experienced during Mercury retrograde can seem pretty inconsequential.Yep.
But the slowdown may offer a good opportunity to regroup and catch our breath, and take a second look at the situation instead of reacting.