Mercury enters Scorpio: Going In Deep

Mercury enters Scorpio – October 3, 2019 (09:14 GMT+1)

Mercury, the planet of communication, is on the move this week as it enters the water sign of Scorpio, the sign of secrets, mystery, power, taboo issues and all things hidden.

In the depths of Scorpio, Mercury is brilliant for research, studying, detective work, thinking deep, heart-to-hearts and all forms of intense communication.

In the coming weeks, use your mind to explore new realms and have those conversations that really matter. Mercury won’t leave Scorpio until December 9th which means we’re entering in to our next Mercury retrograde phase.

The planet of communication is diving in to the star sign of deep emotions for a lengthy stay. Here’s Mercury’s sequence of events over the next two months.

  • Mercury enters Scorpio – October 3, 2019
  • Mercury enters its shadow phase – October 12, 2019
  • Mercury turns retrograde [27 Scorpio 38] – October 31, 2019
  • Sun conjunct Mercury R [18 Scorpio 55] – November 11, 2019
  • Mercury turns direct [11 Scorpio 36] – November 20, 2019
  • Mercury out of its shadow phase – December 7, 2019
  • Mercury leaves Scorpio – December 9, 2019

The most important dates are the Mercury retrograde phase from October 31st until November 20th. This is not the ideal time to sign & seal a contract or make a major decision or investment. Instead, think of this as a phase to ‘be’ more rather than ‘do’ more.

Once Mercury turns retrograde, then it’s time to turn your thoughts inward. You may find you’re playing a waiting game and have to be patient. Get ready to play a strategic game or go backwards and retrace your steps.

Mercury in Scorpio is a navel-gazing combination, a time for soul-searching, research and donning your detective hat. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is an opportunity to delve deep into personal growth and transformational activities.

Some people will be waxing lyrical, others engaged in deep philosophical thought and the odd few will be so introspective that communication may be scarce.

Secrets may be uncovered or withheld while Mercury penetrates deep within the sign of Scorpio and there’ll be more than one puzzle or mystery to unravel.

You may find it hard to voice what you feel or fully understand what you’re thinking. Yet, be willing to enter into unknown territory and listen carefully for insight and new perceptions. Here are the areas of your life where Mercury’s going in deep:

  • Scorpio – personal goals & self image
  • Sagittarius – solitude & secrets
  • Capricorn – friends & wider society
  • Aquarius – career & status
  • Pisces – travel & study
  • Aries – joint finances & sexuality
  • Taurus – love & relationships
  • Gemini – job & health
  • Cancer – birth i.e. kids, romance, creative project
  • Leo – home & family
  • Virgo – local community & ideas
  • Libra – money & values

Mercury in Scorpio’s gifts may be hidden at first but they’re usually worth digging a little deeper for.

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Zizou – Are You For Real ?

They say you should never go back.

Up until this year Zinedine Zidane had always demonstrated a magnificent sense of timing. As one of the all time great attacking midfielders, timing your runs ( or in Zizou’s case – leisurely strolls ) into the box just perfectly tuck away a pass that no-one else was expecting was a major feature of his game.

He also timed his announcement on the World Cup Final stage perfectly, with his 2 goals  taking full advantage of the chaos surrounding Ronaldo’s knee injury / fit / Nike picking the team situation in France’s victory over Brazil in 1998.

His progressed Sun was exactly conjunct his natal Mars at the time.

In one of those extraordinarily ironic synchronicities, Ronaldo had the exact same progression the year before when he broke the world transfer record and won the Ballon D’or. It was for this reason that the Brazilian was expected to dominate at the World Cup but Zizou’s own progression took over.

Zidane also took his leave of the French national team in a World Cup Final in 2006, being sent off for head butting Italy’s Marco Materazzi with Neptune square to his Scorpio Moon.

Apparently the reason for such an act was due to the Italian provoking him by casting aspersions on his sister’s honour, which was no doubt reflected by the fact that Zidane is a Cancer ( touchy about his family ) and had Pluto opposite his Venus in Gemini ( a nasty person saying bad things about his sister’s sex life ? ) at the time.

Zidane was obviously one of the all time Real Madrid greats, but no-one thought he could be a manager. After retirement he became an ambassador for the club but even when he was made assistant to Carlo Ancelotti, it was never as a stepping stone to the top job.

But Real Madrid are no ordinary club and have their own way of doing things.  For more information on this read  – Real Madrid – The Finest Football Team That The World Has Ever Seen ?

The club’s policy of paying mega bucks for galacticos had proved too much for a whole series of top managers including Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez, so when the latter was sacked in January 2016, Real turned to the only man with a name big enough to keep the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas in check – the original galactico himself – Zizou.

So Zidane took charge with the Sun closely conjunct Pluto. His managerial reign was utterly Plutonic.

The club whose name was synonymous with the European Cup having won the first 5 in a row had failed to win it for 14 years – in fact since Zidane’s goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 decided it for them.

As a manager he immediately won the Cup with the big ears 3 times in succession, something that had never been done before and never will be again.

And then as soon as the 3rd victory was complete, Zidane who could see the writing on the wall, resigned immediately. He knew he had taken the club as far as it could go at the time.


Madrid has an immensely powerful T Square with an apex of a Sun / Mars conjunction in Pisces. This pretty much guarantees their status as No 1 – for all the time when there are no Neptune transits going on.

However since June 2017, Neptune has been conjunct the club’s Sun and they have been in freefall since then. They finished 3rd in 2018, 17 points behind their foes, Barcelona and the last CL win was ( in most people’s eyes ) undeserved and owed much to Sergio Ramos’ mastery of the dark arts.

So Zidane displayed perfect timing to leave.

And with Neptune still on the club’s Sun Real’s fortunes went from bad to worse. Two other managers were sacked in the following 9 months.

But for some reason, on March 11th 2019, Zidane’s sense of timing let him down. He decided to come back to play the role of saviour. So far, so appropriate for a club with an apex Sun in Pisces. He even took the job with the Sun conjunct the club’s Mars in the sign. Unfortunately the Sun was also conjunct Neptune and what seemed like a god stepping back down to earth turned out to be just the same as all the other promised prophets returns to planet Earth to date – a complete delusion.

Real have continued to disappoint. A win rate of 45 % puts him alongside the worst figures for any Real manager. The club have never failed to qualify from the Champions League group stages but with 1 point from 6 after a fortunate draw at home to the might of Bruges, that record looks in serious jeopardy at the moment.

So what will happen at the Bernabeu ?

The trouble for Zidane is that the club President Florentino Perez has a notoriously short fuse and has his own Sun at 17 Pisces closely conjunct the club’s.

Perez’ Sun is exactly square to Uranus, so he is eccentric at the best of times.

And currently Neptune is also conjunct Perez’ Sun, so the delusion goes right through the club to the top.

And apparently Perez has his own favourite.

Jose Mourinho has already managed Real once and has Jupiter at 14 Pisces, conjunct the club’s Sun as part of a T Square including Pluto with an apex Venus at 19 Sagittarius.

Jupiter is just about to reach 19 Sagittarius.

So pay close attention over the next month or so. The revolving door at the Bernabeu might be about to swing open again.

If it does, don’t forget that Neptune will still be conjunct both the Real Sun and Mars and Perez Sun right up until 2022.

So the Return of the Special One could quickly become more about needs rather than abilities.

They say you should never go back.


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Honoring Your Astrological Makeup


“The most common form of despair is not being who you are” – Soren Kierkegaard

With the flurry of astrological information circulating the internet, making the distinction between what is valuable, helpful and potentially injurious can be a labor intensive process. If you’re wide-eyed, bushy tailed and have just discovered Astrology it can be particularly off putting to read a random article on a website which says you’re destined to live your life in dire straits or emotional bondage because of a placement or aspect in your birth chart.

In fact, based on the feedback I receive on a regular basis, the manner in which Astrology as a whole is characterized and presented can significantly impact the cosmological lens through which we process information.

Astrology which is inclined to shock or create a fearful emotional response can leave a person believing that they’re like a puppet : resigned to the fate of the stars, just biding their time on earth, susceptible to the wrath of certain transits or “no-win” situations regarding their chart.

With this in  mind, the next step is often a psychological attempt to denounce one’s cosmic makeup;  to wish that we had an entirely different birth chart than the one that we’re blessed with.

Damage control begins. Instead of seeking the most honest and accurate depiction of ourselves and leaving room for growth and self- discovery, we may attempt to “adjust” our charts toward the interpretations that we’ve found that “aren’t so bad”, or use the house system which doesn’t necessarily depict our current reality, but contains placements that now seem to distance us from  or soften someone else’s largely negative and hazardous interpretations.


I want to make it clear that I’m an advocate of people loving their birth charts. Whatever gifts, challenges and dilemmas which are present are meant to assist you on your journey to developing into a more complete human being. When we wish for our birth chart to “be like someone else’s” because of what we’ve read on the web regarding “good” and “bad” placements or aspects, exaltations, falls, detriments and the like, we rob ourselves and the world of a unique synthesis and expression of cosmic energy.

I can’t place enough emphasis on accepting the gift that the universe has brought you.

Once we’re able to “step into” our birth charts with loving acceptance, and  without the voice of harsh criticism or judgment, an entirely new door window of potentials will make themselves known. After acceptance, we begin seeking information and knowledge which is conducive to building us up, not tearing us down. We can certainly become aware of our own challenges and limitations as human beings without loathing our astrological makeups.

When it comes down to it, it’s really a matter of choice. We can choose to dwell on the “woe is me” interpretations that are around virtually every corner, or we can take a different route which seeks meaning and brings a sense of order to our lives.

I encourage you to be aware of the potential dysfunctions of planetary placements and aspects, but also understand that there’s another side where these SAME placements and aspects can be directed in a manner which accelerates growth and produces maturity so that we may lead richer, more multi-dimensional lives.

The universe loves you. Love it back.

All the stars are closer:

© 2017 by Sagittarian Mind Consulting

This Week Astrology


Please note all times Pacific 


The 8 phases


September 28 2019


5 Libra 20


11:26am PDT 




New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.


This focus:  How are you finding balance?  How are you negotiating?  How are you finding your center and your inner authentic self?  What needs housekeeping between you and your partner(s)?  


How is joy seeping in your daily life?  


Special focus:


9/28 Venus enters Pisces


9/30 Venus Square Pluto.  Love of power.  The power of love.  Love of money.  The power of money.   What do you value?   What does it say about love? 


Crescent Moon Phase


October 1,  2019


5:39pm PDT   


Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything. Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?


Focus on: What information are you getting that is deep?  How does this deeper knowledge inform your decisions about balance and fairness?   How is the rule of law informing your understanding of fairness?   How are sex, death and taxes informing your desire for balance?   


Special Focus


10/2: Pluto Direct 20 Cap 38  at 11:38pm (See separate post)


10/3: Mercury enters Scorpio


10/3: Mars enters Libra  


First Quarter Moon 


October 5, 2019


9:47am  PDT


First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received. Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted. 


Focus on:  What are actions are you taking that present you to your world?   What actions are you taking in public that speaks to kindness?  Who is your “partner” in the public eye?    


Special Focus:


10/6: Mercury oppose Uranus.   Brilliant although chaotic thinking.  Break outs and break through in thoughts. 


10/7: Sun square Saturn Hard work and discipline need attention.  Sloughs need not apply. 


10/8: Venus enters Scorpio