Have you ever heard people blaming the smallest and innermost planet in the solar system for bad things happening in their lives? Poor lil’ Mercury. The truth is: this planet’s movements are believed to influence all forms of communication and travel here on Earth. But, three times a year Mercury appears to move backwards from our earthly vantage point. This time is called Mercury retrograde. And when the planet that rules your comms is out of whack, things can get a little cray. Heads up: in 2021, Mercury retrograde is happening January 30 to February 20, May 29 to June 22 and September 27 to October 18. So what does it mean for your workday when the planet of communication decides to take a nap?