Mercury will turn retrograde in Virgo on August 12th. If there is such a thing as a “high end”, Mercury retrograde period, this looks that way to me.
The main reason is that Mercury is high-functioning in it’s home sign, Virgo. Compare a period like this to Mercury in retrograde in Taurus where everything slows to a crawl, if it moves at all.
Or how about Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, where people pick the same scab (metaphorically or otherwise), over and over and over, like a vultures pecking on a corpse!
So hey! If you have a chance to go back and fix errors, this seems worth doing.
To keep things interesting, Mercury will retrograde back into Leo during this period. The planet will station in Leo, September first through the tenth, turning direct on the 6th.
I see this as a drama break. We’ll enjoy some theatrics or creative writing and then back on the job when Mercury ingresses back into Virgo and completes it’s transit through the sign, mid October.