October 31, 8:41am PDT
27 Scorpio 38
November 20, 11:11am PST
11 Scorpio 35
How perfect that this Mercury retrograde arrives on Halloween because it is a bit of a Boo!
Mercury retrogrades can be a fumble bumble time even in the relaxed signs. But Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is as intense as one can imagine. Our thinking can be dark, we can feel very far away from our goals. It is a black and white energy were we find our language is “Everyone, no one, all, none, up, down, in and out” It is an extreme language. Like an insect who uses his feelers to find his bearings. We use our extreme language to find our way— what would normally be, “I’m tired” is now; “I’m exhausted.” We hear others speak in extreme as well. What does it mean to be exhausted instead of just tired? Why are we so drained? Are we doing something that we have outgrown but need our feelings to show us? Are we ‘dead broke’ rather than ‘money is tight’? Will this motivate us in a new way about our finances? Are we furious instead of angry? Is our rage a motivator? Watch your thinking and communication. What are your words telling you about what is going on inside you on a deep level? Where are you feeling, ‘do or die’? How does this inform you about what is important to you?
Scorpio rules loans, taxes, inheritance, legal matters, law & order, blood, sex, death and rebirth. Again, not particularly light topics. It also rules plumbing. The analogy of a rusty pipe bursting in a wall is perfect Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. What yucky stuff was going on in that pipe for many years?
With three weeks of Mercury retrograde we will be aware of rusty thinking that needs to be replaced.
The last time we had a Mercury retrograde take place completely in the sign Scorpio was fall of 2013. What hurdles appeared during that time? Is there a connection to now?
Of course, there will be technical snafus. Of course, we will be down to one last nerve and someone will be standing on it. Watch the snaps.
It is important to remember that Scorpio is a water sign and therefore water must flow. Our emotions may get our attention and they may be extreme but they can also shift easily if we let them flow. There is power in the feeling and the releasing. Three weeks of strong emotions going through us and shifting our thinking will result in a freshness by the time Mercury is direct. The process is the birth. That new energy and thinking will be empowering and well worth whatever struggles come up between now and then. Remember to breathe and the statement, “This too shall pass.”