One sage piece of advice that goes for every Mercury retrograde period is: be careful. It had come in very handy today.
I've been having a quintessentially MR day. My lunch date canceled 40 minutes after I got there due to a sick kid. I nearly squashed a guy who was jay walking (okay, running) across a busy street, then I nearly hit another car who got impatient and tried to whip around me when I slammed on the brakes to avoiding smooshing the guy. I got stuck behind a garbage truck AND a mail truck on a narrow, winding road. Then I was held up by the same road being reduced to one lane for tree trimming. I've dropped a bunch of stuff. Forgotten to send messages, and tripped on a rug. I'm starting to feel like I should be wrapped in bubble wrap and locked in my room for everyone's safety.
I hope you are all having a less dangerous day, and I'd like to remind you to be extra cautious for a couple weeks. Slowing down, paying close attention to the works around us, and trusting or intuition is vital to getting through peeps like this unscathed.