Mercury Goes Direct and out of Retrograde on Wednesday the 20th! Woo-hoo!
It’s been a rough Mercury in Retrograde cycle for many of you, with it being in emotionally deep Scorpio during Scorpio Season as well, (when the Sun is in Scorpio.)
But let’s just focus on the fact that it’s over, even though we do have a two week after-shadow period to get through! Things now can slowly start to go back to normal.
Take a deep breath as it’s almost time to get moving again! Thank goodness, as this one was problematic and annoying for most of us.
Mercury has spent an unusually long time in the sign of deeper feeling Scorpio, and in Retrograde since Halloween. Even though it will stay in Scorpio for a few more weeks, things can slowly start to go back to normal when it comes to communications and misunderstandings. Our inner-detective has been strong, but with Mercury direct now, some of the things we were researching or obsessing over will finally make sense and slowly start to come together.
As this shift occurs be mindful that a flood of information can start to pour in that’s difficult to understand. Take notes and make out lists, it will be helpful once this energy shifts. This info coming in can start to stress us out and mentally we can get overwhelmed.
It’s not wise to make any important decisions for the time being, as our thinking is not clear. This issue for the next week or so is our problems can be magnified and difficult to fix. Our problems might be right in our face, so we should take a step back and take a breath so we can think about what our next move should be after we are out of the after shadow period in two weeks.
Expect some “a-ha” moments over the next few weeks. But it can be a rocky start with Mercury moving so slowly, even though it’s headed in the right direction again. During this adjustment period, there may actually be more disruptions and misunderstandings. However, slowly but surely Mercury will get back to normal and so will our lives, just eventually without all the technical glitches and snafus.
As the mental energies start to calm back down whatever has been wonky or not working will soon get better, or may just be something you need to let go of.
Mercury goes Retrograde on Halloween October 31st, 2019 and runs through November 17, 2019.
Mercury is currently inthe sign of Scorpio, this is a deep, potent, psychological energy. Therefore we go into a more private introverted place that has us exploring the deeper parts of our minds and psyche, as we learn truths that come from the depths of our souls. What is considered to be taboo or secret comes out in the open. The truth comes out to be told! The sign of Scorpio, after all, is the sign of regeneration, as it teaches all of us that sometimes we must fall to pieces and let something end or die off to start over again. If we take this cycle to plan and strategize we can make things happen once it’s over! As we go back to revisit and revise our plans we can go much deeper than usual while in this cycle and uncover ways to improve our lives and ourselves.
Sometimes the Universe gives us a break even though it doesn’t always feel that way. One thing the Cosmos always does is create balance. So the energies get slowed down a bit so we can have the opportunity to catch up. Mercury in Retrograde (Rx for short) is that time out, it’s an opportunity to get caught up with life, and a time to unplug and take a long deep breath. It’s also a great time to take some time off from our responsibilities if at all possible, maybe taking a little vacay and focus on reworking anything that needs to be done, or finishing projects that were never done to completion, while Mercury rules over our minds and thoughts. When this fast-moving planet goes into Retrograde we start to perceive things in a very different and unique way.
Mercury in Rx like all Retrograde planets is happening for a reason, this isn’t some new Astrological fad! Planets have always gone into Retrograde cycles and will continue to. So every once in a while we get a chance to pause or stop and get some rest. This is the time to review your life and the paths you’re on. What this Mercury in Rx cycle does is help us to take a breathe, be still, relax, and review. The main thing to understand as this cycle takes hold that it’s a time to review your life and redo anything that needs to be done. It is time to research, re-think, re-visit, re-connect, and to get re-organized.
Mercury rules over our minds and how we process information, so this is a time to observe our lives from an outside perspective, which is truly a gift. From this space, we have the rare opportunity to see the contrast in our lives and what is working and what isn’t. The only problem is we live in a time of INFORMATION and after all, Mercury is the planet that delivers info, but during its Retrograde cycles, it wants us to simply UNPLUG and take a step back from our normal everyday routines and lives, and to not be online or on our phones, CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT! But if we were to stop using all of our electronic devices and take work off, and simply review our lives it would be a much better experience. The reality is only a few of you reading this are actually able to do this. So the challenge is in learning how to handle Mercury in Retrograde and still do our lives. Those of you who already pay attention to Mercury in Rx’s cycles understand just how annoying all the misunderstandings, electronic glitches, and snafus can be! So the bottom line is we should learn how to put our phones down from time to time and just simply do life, as this is a time of deep inner reflection.
What Not To Do during
Mercury in Retrograde:
Don’t start brand new projects
Do not get into arguments, avoid critical folks and tense people or situations.
Do Not Sign Contracts or New Agreements
Do Not take misunderstandings personal. Our Minds and Communication is foggy and cloudy.
What To do during
Mercury in Retrograde:
Redo, Rework, Review, Research, so basically go over things again and wrap up old business and projects.
Double Check the Facts and any info gathered.
Revisit what you need to, like your work.
Reconnect with the folks that matter if you’ve had issues or not.
Backup Computers and any data you want to keep saved, usually start this process two weeks before the actual Retro Cycle.
Reorganize your daily life routines.
Reflect and practice spiritual work.
Release what’s been holding you back or blocking you, let go of what is no longer working, especially in your intimate relationships.
There can be positive things that come from a Mercury in Retrograde cycle that perhaps didn’t cross your mind. Like throwing out old stuff you no longer need or use, and organizing your life. Stay focused on any past opportunities and reconsider them now, see if they’re still an option. Try not to allow any computer glitches or electronic snafus you might be experiencing to upset you too much.
Since it’s the Holiday Season, it’s important to keep a paper trail of whatever you purchase. Mercury is known as the “trickster” of the Zodiac, so it likes to play tricks that make us change our minds suddenly and this causes confusion.
So our focus should be on re-organizing and reflecting. We see the world a little differently during this time, and through these filters, we can have some very important inner revelations. It may not be as easy to communicate under this influence, so remember trying to rationalize everything at this time will just probably cause you more confusion. Logic is out and intuition is in! Mercury Rx periods can be times of heightened inner-awareness, so doing things like meditation, keeping a journal, reworking old plans, reviewing, or reconnecting to your past can be quite helpful. Mercury Rx is also a powerful time to study, particularly for returning to old studies and re-learning or refreshing knowledge around a subject that’s already been started.
This Mercury in Retrograde cycle can also help you think back to a part of your recent past, and reconnect you to an old dream or goal to follow through on once this cycle is over, but write it all down for now and plan ahead. Someone from your past might get a hold of you for a second chance or opportunity, but that doesn’t mean it’s meant to be, usually, it doesn’t work out for the long-run. But it’s nice to reconnect and perhaps sort out any unresolved issues you might have.
Because we are perceiving things differently, and Mercury and the Sun are both in the sign of Scorpio this time around, the truth tends to come out! Certain things that have been suppressed, hidden, secret or unknown suddenly are shown to us during this time. You just might notice or find some kind of detail you overlooked or didn’t catch before, which can be very helpful. This cycle can bring clarity and help you move past any restrictions or blocks standing in your way. Mercury begins retracing its steps in direct motion starting November 17, 2019.
While mindful, mental Mercury is in the sign of soulful Scorpio from December 1st through December 12, our thoughts and communications are more deep and intense, we can be extremely sharp, profound, and analytical. Our way of thinking can also be one-track minded, focused, and even obsessive at times. But we’re also more active, witty, resourceful, perceptive, positive, determined, and inventive, as our minds are capable of great mental focus and concentration. We can be much more direct and to the point when communicating, and sometimes even offensive, as we tend to say what we feel and refuse to sugar coat things!
The truth tends to be sought out around all that is hidden, unknown, or unseen! So we tend to pay attention and dig deeper, as our focus and thoughts are strong and profound. We may search for ways to be more motivated to go deeper about anything intellectual, so whatever we are thinking or talking about tends to be looked at more deeply, and we may not know when to stop or when enough is enough! Our intuition and psychic abilities are also very strong, and at times we are capable of profound insights, we have a way of seeing people and events for their true authentic nature, as we tend to feel people’s true intentions no matter what they are communicating. We don’t like anything that is superficial or fake, especially when communicating we favor deep more meaningful conversations.
Since the planet Mercury rules our thoughts and the way we communicate, our minds can be dominated by strong emotional undercurrents and desires with Mercury being in Scorpio, and this can overpower our way of thinking, especially around things like Sex. It is going to be a sexy time for sure under Scorpio’s influence, for all the signs! You might enjoy a good mystery or uncovering some sort of truth in any situation during this time, we also are more attracted to the occult and arts during this time.
Due to Mercury still being Retrograde (backward motion) while changing signs into Scorpio, we may continue to review or reassess our finances, relationships, motivations, and passions. This is an excellent period for getting in touch with our instincts, motivations, and more shadow-self. This is the time to explore your more intimate and emotional nature and just how it affects the way you make decisions and process. Our sensitivity levels will increase as well, as our emotional radar is strong. We need to watch for being overly paranoid mentally or perhaps reading negatively into what others are saying or communicating. Mercury Retrograde periods tend to send us to the past to further examine certain situations, or it brings in old hidden information, while in Scorpio, even more so!
A LOOK AHEAD
Starting December 12 and through Jan 4, 2019, Mercury will move back into the sign of Sagittarius, but we’ve already been dealing with this energy since Halloween through December 1st. So once again folks, our way of thinking can move way to fast and we can act impulsively, but once Mercury Moves back into the sign of Sagittarius it does help us to think more positively and have more hope about our lives and future!
Rubys Astro Readings
“Sun in Scorpio”
Oct 23rd – Nov 22nd
For All Zodiac Signs:
The Sun is shifting into transformational, mysterious Scorpio and “Scorpio Season” officially begins. This transit runs through November 21st. The sign of Scorpio is notoriously known for being the darkest, (symbolically speaking) most mysterious, and psychological sign in the Zodiac, as it explores the soul deeply while under the light of the Sun.
Scorpio energy for each and every one of us is about depth, intimacy, and transformation. Anything fake or false will be shown for what it truly is while the Sun is in this sign, so if something or someone is superficial it simply won’t work for us at this time, only the real deal will do! Scorpio is the detective of the Zodiac, therefore we are more interested in getting to the bottom of our problems, to uncover what’s been hidden, suppressed, or unseen, or even unknown. Under this energy, you might actually enjoy all that is odd, taboo, or different. Anything that’s just plain or average may not be enough during this time.
Over the last month during Libra season we worked towards being fair and equal. But while under all this Scorpio energy we accept the fact that “life isn’t fair” and understand that pain and suffering are actually part of the process of life. In order to truly evolve the soul we must transform ourselves which means we must end something to begin anew. The sign of Scorpio is often represented by the Scorpion, but also The Mythical Bird, the “Phoenix” which can represent this brave sign, the Phoenix story is about how it flies up in the air and catches fire and turns to dust, only to resurrect itself and come back to life to start over again! So just like this story, all of this Scorpio energy teaches us that we have to sometimes fall apart, let something end or die off in order to resurrect ourselves or our lives to tap into some kind of new energy!
Scorpio energy is sexy, mysterious, and provocative, so there is going to may be something interesting that sparks up in our relationships. We often look for a love that is committed and long-term during this time. This Scorpio influence keeps us perhaps a little more reserved about how passionate we are feeling, but we can still be strong-willed and intense, as this is a time of powerful emotions and some of you might feel rather emotional during its transit! This energy can transform certain things in your life, of course, depending on where it is going through in your own personal Astrology Birth Chart! Which I can tell you all about in a personal Astrology reading with me, but in the end it can help heal you!
The more shadow side of Scorpio energy is we can become more easily jealous, paranoid, obsessive, and manipulative. And this energy also can cause some folks to become obsessive, going on and on about issue or problem, over and over again, and even if you get nowhere you might find it hard to stop once you have started on whatever you are focused on. Despite how scary or creepy this all might sound, Scorpio is still part of the Zodiac Wheel, and we all have a little Scorpio in each of us.
Curious Mercury and loving Venus are also in the sign of Scorpio where they will stay throughout Scorpio Season. This means our soul, hearts, and minds are all being ruled by Scorpio energy, therefore, some of you will be breaking things down to rise up once again, and perhaps resurrect yourselves in some way. This can be an amazing energy to work with if you want to finish something in your life, after all, Scorpio Season is a time of endings, hence why we choose to celebrate Halloween during this time, as it originated from the Day of the Dead. But this also signifies a time of rebirth, and you can rise again.
During this time of breakdown we might face some real challenges, also with larger than life Jupiter currently in Scorpio. There are so many planets either in Scorpio or moving through it, that we are already starting to see its influence as it’s a bit of a darker time, where lots of folks are getting sick and quite a few are choosing to leave this earthly plane and crossover. This just might be the theme for the next 3 weeks or so. We are in the breakdown for now folks, but this is also a time of powerful transformation. Then once we enter into Sagittarius season starting November 23rd, we can start to work on rebuilding our lives and getting what we really want, especially with lucky Jupiter moving into the sign it rules, Sagittarius, for nearly 12 months!
Mercury is in Scorpio from October 17-November 5, 2017.
Mental Mercury (the planet that rules over our thoughts & communication) shifts, as it moves into more soul-searching Scorpio.
Our communications take a drastic shift from keeping the peace while Mercury was in balancing Libra, and now into pulling out what’s hidden or repressed while in Scorpio. Just like how the #metoo movement is taking off in Hollywood now, anything that has caused trauma will be lite up by giant Jupiter, now also in Scorpio.
With Mercury in Scorpio, our thinking runs very deep and intense. The truth of the matter is very important, as we become observers and can be obsessive in our pursuits. Just don’t push things to the point of insanity and know when to back off. It can prove difficult to say enough is enough.
During this time our thoughts and the way we communicate will be more deep and intense, and usually we like to chat a lot under these influences, because we are searching for what’s hidden or repressed psychologically. While Mercury was in Libra we were more about balancing our minds, while.coming up with simple but fair solutions to our problems.
Mercury in Scorpio is more natural, but has a darker attitude, so you may feel like things aren’t fair. The truth is what’s important now, as we look underneath it all! This is a time to let yourself investigate, observe, and really focus. Our never ending search for something more deep can be exhausting, but it satisfies our minds to simply know. Whatever is fake or false in our lives just won’t due, we are looking for what is authentic, especially around communicating, so our conversations can go much deeper.
This Scorpio energy helps us stay more sharp than usual, our minds our profound and quite analytical, which leads to one-track minded and even obsessive thinking. Better learn now while we get into so many planets in Scorpio, just how stop yourself. This energy can have you talking for days and not knowing when to stop yourself, so pay attention, and if you are talking someone’s ear off, rein yourself back in and take a breather. You can emotionally, under this particular influence, mentally exhaust yourself and others