Having been born during a Mercury retrograde, I'm usually not as affected but this one has been frustrating, annoying and funny. This particular retrograde is in Gemini so communications are really screwed up.
Last weekend, I asked a question on another chat group that had to do with communication with Spirit. One person within the group kept asking me questions that moved the discussion off from the topic. Like the old game of telephone, where the original message gets lost; people picked up the thread and kept replying. However, as the original question had gotten lost in miscommunication, they were giving me answers to a question that I hadn't asked. The end result was someone asked why I didn't communicate with Spirit which basically got me full circle back to the start of my question (without the answer).
Another trait that shows up during a retrograde is noticing when people are "speaking out of both sides of their mouth." A couple of individuals wrote that we can manifest anything we want and then several threads later wrote that we may never achieve what we want and may be poor but we should be grateful for whatever crumbs we're given. Watching the replies was similar to viewing a verbal tennis match - not between two people but between one person who managed to subdivide them self into two warring factions. It was fun!
As I still didn't get my question answered, I decided to try again. I was in retrograde hell and not about to quit. Dante at least got somewhere when he traveled through the 9 rings of hell in the Inferno. I was stuck circling around the same ring. And yes I do see the irony of asking a question about communication in the middle of a Mecury retrograde. I started a new post but was confronted again with the same block of confusion. I felt like Alice in Wonderland, who finds herself in more and more confusing conversations. Curiouser and Curiouser.
Then there was a separate situation that involved a whole series of conflicts. Luckily, I wasn't involved but watched from the side lines as everyone was angry and trying to exert their views and not listening to anyone else. Sort of like the image in the 5 of Wands. Added to this was the company that these people worked for - both the phones and the internet were working intermittently; "Okay, we're back up"..."Well, we're down again." And then there have been all sorts of fun road blocks and detours, both actual and symbolic.
We still have some more time with Mercury and even after it completes its retrograde there is what's called the shadow effect where the weird stuff may last several more days. As I would like to maintain some sense of humor, I leave you with this. (And yes, I nearly lost the image after editing.)