Authority figures - traditional figures of power, like dad, other elders in your orbit, have the ability to build up their image, even as they tell others how compassionate, how kind, how saintly they are.
It all sounds good, but there you may have an intuition that all is not quite as good as it looks. Like someone who watches a huge image of the great and powerful Oz and then sees the man behind the curtain who is projecting the image. It has no substance, and the truth ismuch more humble than it first appears to be.
Mercury retrograde is famous for disasters that are mountains out of molehills. Put things in perspective.