Here we go again, but don't complain...understand what the universe is offering to you and you will turn frustration into wonders, joy and greater understanding!
I commented upon this in the 2013 General Forecast. Here is what I wrote:
Mercury Retrograde in Pisces (February 23 until March 17)
The first of three Mercury retrogrades this year and there is something special...all three retrogrades will take place in one of each of the three Water signs, Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio (in that order). It looks like the universe is bringing you an intensive opportunity to work on your Mind/Feeling integration.
This first retrograde is in Pisces, so it is time to pay particular attention to your dreams and imagination in this one. You need to re-consider what you dream of, what you imagine will be and how to make it so. As usual, many issues in your present day life may be put on hold as you go back to finish something left behind.
When planets "turn" retrograde their energies (and influence) actually become stronger and more focused for you. No planet ever goes backwards really, it is all a matter of relative positioning in regards to Earth's orbital path around the Sun and how that corresponds to the other planet's orbital path. In the case of Mercury, he has come around on the "inside track" and is passing Earth as he makes his closest approach to us, and so in terms of Zodiacal positioning he appears to stop, go backwards for 3 weeks and then resume forward motion for the next several months until he catches up with us again...and the next retrograde begins. Three times a year, for 3 weeks each time this regular rhythm repeats. But what you need to know is...what does it mean?
The gift of Mercury retrograde creates a shift in the normal day-to-day processes of your mind and your connectivity, both within and around yourself. Mercury, as Hermes the Messenger governs both the development internally of your nervous system, intelligence and consciousness, and then externally through all the means and ways in which you are networked in your world, all of your powers of receiving/transmitting whether by touch, taste, smell, sound or sight...and perhaps other ways that are awakening with you as well.
When retrograde all of these functions and operations become altered, and if you were perfectly aware of this you would welcome this chance to bend your mind back on itself, for then you would be able to more deeply reflect upon what you have learned, how well you know and what you know, and equally be enabled to revise and renew the various means in which you convey yourself to others.
But for many if not most, this shift of energies is often not even noticed for what it offers, or it is most certainly misunderstood as just annoying, and so many will proceed as if nothing has changed and find that the ordinary becomes extraordinarily difficult, annoying and frustrating. It as if someone has let the "Gremlins" out and perceiving, thinking and communicating become fraught with a host of troubles. Moreover, even if you are aware many if not most of whom you are dealing with are not, so miscommunications, misunderstandings and mishaps mount up...no wonder so many worry about these periods!
Of course a great many of these "problems" arise from the fact that life for most, certainly in our so-called modern world, "goes on" and you really may find it quite inconvenient or impossible to take three weeks off so as to turn your consciousness towards what it should attend to now, to be more pensive, reflective and introspective...but it certainly would help you and the world if you could!
So the question remains, what do you do?
First, to minimize the misunderstandings and frustrations you must understand that you have to be even more attentive now. Honor this shift by taking more time to reflect upon your own mind, upon the ways in which you perceive and reason and make this is an opportunity to revise your thinking upon various matters, to question what you think you know, and review how well you are communicating with your world. Listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully and be patient with one another, and yourself...and most certainly lean on your sense of humor as the universe reminds you again and again that you just cannot know what you do not yet understand...and you will begin to move closer to true wisdom.
The retrograde in Pisces provides the theme for you in this reflective phase of Mercury. You will need to especially focus upon your most precious and distinctively human powers of Dreaming and Imagination, for these form the true Fountain-Source of your Faith. It is through these powers that you encounter the world as it is, you then Dream of and so Imagine a better world...and then by your now Illumined and Faith-filled Will you are able to continuously, consciously create the future you wish to move into...and it is this which forms the abiding proof of your Faith in yourself as the Dreamer/Creator of this world.
But for these powers to be realized you must free yourself from the shadowed echoes of your past, those fears of what was not to be or failed to be yesterday, last week and a thousand years ago....and you must confront these misbegotten attempts and realize that you have grown wiser now, more inclusive and extensive in your understanding as a Creator...and so you can accept and believe those loving intimations from your Higher Self, and now behold the wonder as you unfold from within what you were meant to become.
You are able to become more of what you were meant to be precisely because you have this ability, to be this ever-unfolding, self-reflective consciousness, and it this which allows you to discern why and how you could be or do better...and then you will make it so.
Let Mercury Retrograde help you to redeem your Past, to become free of fear...
For it is time...
It is time to Dream, it is time to Imagine...
It is time to be Faith-Full...
It is your time to be Full-Filled.