Ya, so that trip we took...I had tried to push back the knowledge of the fact we were traveling the first day of the retrograde. It can be hard to do but not altogether sure that makes a whole lot of difference? maybe it does? I experienced literally no trouble with the car, though my camera did cause some consternation as it wasn't focusing properly. When my daughter arrived at camp, we helped her set up then decided to go for drive in her car. ...her car Battery deader than a doornail, she was a bit freaked out because on top of this we are in the boondocks and there is no cell reception whatsoever. I had refrained from telling her mercury was in retro because I didn't want to worry her further, but it is so typical of mercury retro to have an item that is mechanically/electronically ready to bite the dust or otherwise crash, on the first day of retro. This page has some really good information https://www.astrologyhoroscopereadings. ... endar.html
I have also found communications to be of issue, but not always in a bad way. In some cases it can cause a deeper understanding of something by allowing us to review the past and possibly have difficult conversations about it that in the long run brings healing or sound knowledge.
More often than not it's a time to open mouth and insert foot, then it gets worse when one tries to correct it.
It's also not a time to have any kind of surgery.
Our next retrograde is on Samhain, (October 31), I don't think I will travel this year on that day, but it might be fun to get into the heads of the trick-or-treaters!
Many blessings, Firebird