It's a mercury retrograde. What do you think? How does it affect you or is it affecting you this time around?
I thought it was interesting it should go retrograde on August 2nd, the very day of the debt ceiling agreement. Something else I found interesting was a comment online about how the economy will be dragged down regardless anyway because of the Euro getting worse, and said we have about 2-3 weeks until it comes down. However, I don't believe these doomsy predictions, they always come and go, nobody knows.
Mercury has to do with trade/commerce too, so it's quite fitting.
Mercury is retrograde in Virgo and will be so until August 26.
Personally I'm going to be working really hard this month on getting some things together for my career, but I'm also really into exercising and working out... so this all works well with Virgo.