What this Mercury in retrograde means for you

Just when we thought that we are done with all the celestial mayhem for 2019, another astrological transit lands on earth.

November 1 brings the third and final Mercury retrograde of 2019. This time, Mercury will moonwalk in transformational Scorpio.

First and foremost, it’s important to note that Mercury retrograde isn’t necessarily a bad transit. It’s a time of reflection and revision. We are granted a chance to have a cosmic do over. We can rewind and see the errors of our way. By rethinking knowledge from the past, we can move forward with a clear and level head.

Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury will moonwalk in evolutionary Scorpio from November 1 to 21 (AEDT). Mercury in Scorpio is the silent brooding type. Not one to use words to express sentiments, Mercury in Scorpio blends emotion and instincts into communication. Meaning, this placement relies heavily on gut feelings and vibes rather than words. Don’t get it twisted, Mercury in Scorpio is the investigator. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio represents a deep desire for facts - which may not exist.

What we can expect

During this transit, we can expect an overwhelming display of emotions. Also, confusion or obsessive tendencies about the truth. We may involve ourselves in get-rich-quick schemes that seem promising, but are not. We may breakup with friends and lovers, only to reconcile after Mercury turns direct.

Ex lovers will resurface. Communication will be confusing. Technology will fail us. Travel will be a drag. Try to find an alternate route to work and prepare for a former flame to reach out or be a presence on our social media pages. Keep receipts for all technological purchases, as they may be returned or there may be problems with phones and computers during this transit. Do not make new investments with money or sign any documents - as they may prove faulty.

It’s very likely that a third party can cause unnecessary drama and create conflicts in relationships, too. The planet Pluto (who loves triangular relationships and situations), will be activated throughout the retrograde journey, which will bring us all a deeper understanding of ourselves - but, not without tears. We are being asked to change our ways on a soulful level that will require work we are not ready to do. Our minds and spirits are purging the past and resolving matters - even if it causes heartbreak along the way.

Confusing times

Neptune will cause confusion and add paranoia to Mercury. Don’t take information at face value. If we hear gossip, it’s most probably all false and created as a tactic to stir the pot. With Mercury and Neptune, important to create boundaries with others (even though it may seem impossible). Allowing space for ourselves to heal alone will elevate our souls and help us attain the highest possible vibe.

Mercury turns direct on November 21 and will remain in its post-retrograde shadow until December 8. This period known as the “retro-shade” zone will lead to mishaps and drama too, as we wander through the retrograde degrees again.

The best advice to survive is to just breathe and zen out. Relax. Feel your feelings. Speak your truth.

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