Mercury has been retrograde since January 11th. Wonder what this means? It refers to a planet that, when viewed from earth, appears to have stopped and temporarily reversed itself. In astrology, when we are talking about Mercury, the planet of communication being retrograde, this planetary phenomenon leads to unexpected delays, frustrations and more than the usual surprises in life. Let's just say this week I was positive that I was the little epicenter for Mercury Retrograde. Tuesday I was on my way from Denver to Colorado Springs to see some publishing contacts when I noticed on my BlackBerry that I could check in for my Wednesday 7:15AM flight. Well, that would have been nice, except I was not booked on that flight. I was booked on the Tuesday night 5:20PM flight. The one that was cancelled. I had just left a great hotel where, as I walked out the door, they said, "Come back soon." I immediately called and said I was taking them up on their offer and would be back that night.