On a personal level when planets, particularly Mercury goes retrograde we must look into our spiritual inventory. This is a time when major life events or a particular issue you have been working on in this lifetime will surface for you to take a good look at and learn from.
Mercury will go retrograde hovering very close to Mars around the end of the month. Mercury as it slows down in motion before it reverses is intensified by the forcefulness of Mars. This will bring forth and magnify everything connected with both these two energies.
"I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. Only my condemnation injures me. Only my own forgiveness sets me free. How deceived I was to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my own mind. Forgiveness ends the dream of conflict. As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness, I will see a world of peace and safety and joy. This world will change through you. No other means can save it. My forgiveness is the means by which the world is healed, together with myself, let me then forgive the world, that it may be healed along with me. Peace will come to all who ask for it with real desire and sincerity of purpose." -- A Course In Miracles