Part of this is due to the three-week shadow period before the retrograde. Things you need to change in your life have been brought to your attention, have they not?
This is a great time to be particularly creative, or do something related to the arts. It is best to keep it light and let go of your mundane burdens just for a time.
Mercury enters its own sign of Gemini today, and is conjunct asteroid Hygeia as it does so. Here we see an alliance between the mind realm of information and communication, and the heart realm of healing.