if a retrograde does anything it simply brings things to the surface that were already there, looming underneath. relationships may seem to falter more frequently during venus rx, but it’s usually because the relationship was already having major problems that were being ignored. cars or electronics might break often during mercury rx, but it’s usually because it was building up and bound to happen. it just comes to light during this time
it’s all about introspection and digging things up, too. no wonder some people have a change of heart. they’ve gone inward and they figure something new out. not everyone, though, definitely. just some. it’s not BECAUSE of the retrograde that these happens, because these things were already going to happen. it just seems they finally happen more frequently during rx periods.