Hands down mercury retrogrades are the worst retrogrades. With all the lost emails and text messages, miss heard statements, good intentions gone awry. Seriously, I have misplaced my keys, my phone, my atm card, my children numerous times in the last week. Each time it was shortly after holding the aforementioned article/person. It's like your brain takes a hiatus....or like NARF .....you know.... normal age related forgetfulness . Not to be confused with MILF(you can google this one yourself).
Luckily we are half way through this annoying astronomical anomaly. I would suggest paying extra attention to your belongings for the next week or so. Look before you cross the street, save the ambiguously worded emails for another time, don't sign any contracts. Let go of schedules and expectations.... take a hot bath, order in Thai and read a book.