Mercury turns retrograde today, beginning the first Mercury retrograde phase of 2018 and the timing couldn't be better. Had Mercury not turned retrograde he would be leaving an adventurous part of your chart and returning to your career sector either with or ahead of Venus next week. Instead Mercury is holding back, letting Venus take the lead in some game changing career developments ahead. With things already moving on the job front, this is also protection against life becoming all work and no play.