From the February 12, 2020 article, "Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: Mental Spaciness and Chaos Firmly Anchored By Some Earthy Assistance"
"The illusions are thick. The maya threatens to engulf us. It's hard to tell what's real from what's fake on the world stage and even, at times, on a personal or social level. Even people with highly-refined and built-in bullshit detectors could have a hard time with the swirly-whirly mental states, cloudy thinking, and gaping blind spots indicated by Mercury retrograde in the sign of its detriment."
Mercury is the planet related to media, information, communication, and the mind. It's also considered a trickster. Mercury is currently retrograde (February 16 - March 9) in the sign of its detriment, Pisces, which is a sign related to illusion, deception, confusion, dispersion, and contagion.