Mercury is now retrograde. If you’re wondering why the headline of this post says “Astro Alert” and the logo here is “Cosmic Alert,” you needn’t wonder. Things like this happen during Mercury retrograde so do remember to check and double check facts. For students, this is a great time to go over your notes and do some research. Don’t start anything new or be too hasty. Give the retrograde period some time to set in. You may be delighted to see long lost people reappear. If you’re forgetful, remember not to lose important articles. Also, backup hard drives and get yourself organized. Mercury retrograde is a fine time for planning, research and developing strategy. Make your best moves after Mercury returns to direct mode, in late February.