Mercury helps manifest good cognitive skills and better communication. Astrologists suggest that when Mercury is in retrograde, humans are known to experience difficulties with self-expression. Mercury's retrograde is not random, but a necessary resting phase that Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, must go through before springing back to life. The first planet in our solar system may lie in front of the sun to be witnessed in the evening. Occasionally Mercury lags behind the sun and we observe it as a morning star. Mercury reminds us that even though we are strong and capable, it is important to take a break every once in a while. Allow Mercury to be the muse for change in our routines and recharge the fire in our batteries allowing us to shine again and keep on spinning round and round ... never burning out.