For those who normally fear Mercury Retrograde, you may take heart that it goes retrograde just as it is squaring Eris, dwarf planet of discord. Anyone remember “Pinky and the Brain?” It was a cartoon series about a megalomaniac mouse named the Brain, who was always trying to conquer the world, but each time his schemes would be ruined by his incompetent mouse assistant, Pinky. Mercury Retrograde squaring Eris may operate in a similar manner. This is a good aspect to have as Mars will be sextile Eris next week, and some of the militant edge may be taken off by Pinky (I mean, Mercury Retrograde.) In the meantime, Mars is trine the Moon-Juno conjunction, and political matters could take an energetic, frenetic, and even sympathetic track. Everyone may be feeling good with that Grand Trine in Water. Sun-Jupiter trine Neptune trine Saturn might offer a laid-back attitude. It may be a good time to take in an air-conditioned movie, and don’t worry about the mice who are trying to conquer the world.