The Esoteric Order.

Mercury Retrograde.

These are times when fate takes over or Murphy's Law begins, ie If something can go wrong it will go wrong. So at these times:

> If at all possible, avoid signing legal documents.
> If at all possible, finish projects which involve communication before the retrograde.
> If at all possible, avoid closing big deals during the retrograde
> If at all possible, avoid launching new projects during the retrograde
> If at all possible, avoid scheduling meetings to make a big decision
> Allow extra time when travelling
> Backup your hard drive before the retrograde
> If at all possible, avoid installing new computer software during the retrograde
> Do needed repairs on machinery before the retrograde
> Do not hold an election during the retrograde.

Begins: (stationary retrograde) Ends: (stationary direct)
February 6, 2014 - 3 Pisces February 28, 2014 - 18 Aquarius
June 7, 2014 - 3 Cancer July 2, 2014 - 24 Gemini
October 5, 2014 - 2 Scorpio October 25, 2014 - 16 Libra
January 21, 2015 - 17 Aquarius February 11, 2015 - 1 Aquarius
May 18, 2015 - 13 Gemini June 11, 2015 -4 Gemini
September 17, 2015 - 15 Libra October 9, 2015 - 1 Libra
January 5, 2016 - 1 Aquarius January 25, 2016 - 14 Capricorn
April 28, 2016 - 23 Taurus May 22, 2016 - 14 Taurus
August 30, 2016 - 29 Virgo September 21, 2016 - 14 Virgo
December 19, 2016 - 15 Capricorn January 8, 2017 - 28 Sagittarius
April 9, 2017 - 04 Taurus May 3, 2017 - 24 Aries
August 12, 2017 - 11 Virgo September 5, 2017 - 28 Leo
December 2, 2017 - 29 Sagittarius December 22, 2017 - 13 Sagittarius
March 22, 2018 - 16 Aries April 15, 2018 - 4 Aries
July 25, 2018 - 23 Leo August 18, 2018 - 11 Leo
November 16, 2018 - 13 Sagittarius December 6, 2018 - 27 Scorpio
March 5, 2019 - 29 Pisces March 28, 2019 - 16 Pisces
July 7, 2019 - 4 Leo July 31, 2019 - 23 Cancer
October 31, 2019 - 27 Scorpio November 20, 2019 - 11 Scorpio
February 16, 2020 - 12 Pisces March 9, 2020 - 28 Aquarius
June 17, 2020 - 14 Cancer July 12, 2020 - 5 Cancer
October 13, 2020 - 11 Scorpio November 3, 2020 - 25 Libra
January 30, 2021 - 26 Aquarius February 20, 2021 - 11 Aquarius
May 29, 2021 - 24 Gemini June 22, 2021 - 16 Gemini
September 26, 2021 - 25 Libra October 18, 2021 - 10 Libra
January 14, 2022 - 10 Aquarius February 3, 2022 - 24 Capricorn
May 10, 2022 - 4 Gemini June 3, 2022 - 26 Taurus
September 9, 2022 - 8 Libra October 2, 2022 - 24 Virgo
December 29, 2022 - 24 Capricorn January 18, 2023 - 8 Capricorn

I would suggest that you mark the Mercury Retrograde dates on your calendar.
It is not all bad, in general, Mercury Retrograde periods make good times to finish up projects already started, to refresh your memory about subject matter you have already learned, and to straighten up accumulated clutter – for example that filing cabinet or computer desktop you're always planning to get to. (If you question whether something is still of value to you, hold on to it and reevaluate after the retrograde). You will note that from 2013, all the retrograde motions start in the Water Signs this means that there will be a concentration on emotional, and relationship issues, if you are into introspection then these Watery Retrogrades will be a great time to go with in. With a little foresight and care, you can still take advantage of these time periods.