Astrologers are saying this upcoming Mercury retrograde will be an annoying one. The usual "don't make large purchases, don't buy electronics, expect travel schedules and meetings plans to go awry" stuff is supposed to be even more intense through November 21st-ish. They are also saying we are in the pre-retrograde shadow already and it might be affecting communications and the way we express ourselves. Feeling thick-tongued and like you can't quite get your thoughts out there? Supposedly this is because Mercury is in Scorpio, affecting how we feel and speak. Jupiter in Cancer may make you more protective as well, like a dog guarding a toy. Venus is in Sag, by the way, so make sure you take time to create, play, have some fun. Good food should be on the table, too.
Words do this to us. They feed us even before we see. They build expectations. They are things too. And they lead us to see other things in a certain way. Words activated like and paired with the visual are the message.