We are now in the freakiest month of the year, October. Ancient cultures believed that as Halloween approached, the veil that separates the living from the dead became thinner, so much so that by month’s end the spirits were joining us. It’s a mysterious, vibey time of year, and the events of 2020 have just made things spookier. And in the midst of this, Mercury goes retrograde on October 13th!
Yeah…2020 is not planning on leaving quietly. The cosmos has a number of “fun” aspects left (LOL), such as a lunar eclipse on Halloween. So in the midst of Covid and political unrest, Mercury is going to backslide on the 13th. It’s currently in Scorpio, which is fitting as Scorpio is the house of the occult and shamanism.
As a result, your intuition and dream state could kick into high gear. Weird coincidences will occur. You might even think that loved ones on the Other Side are communicating with you, and that could truly be the case!
On a more practical note, Scorpio is the sign that governs net worth, wealth, big bucks. We earn money when there is activity in the sign of Taurus, but we invest it when there is action in Scorpio. So Mercury’s retrograde is going to affect all forms of what we call “other people’s money”: credit card debt, inheritances, child support, court awards, royalties, commissions, passive income, real estate, mutual funds…..you get the picture.
Mercury will be retrograde in Scorpio until October 27th, so it’s critical to stay on top of financial statements, legal contracts, employment agreements and anything else that can truly affect your bottom line.
Scorpio is also the sign of libido and forging a deep emotional bond with a lover. So with Mercury back spinning here, issues could definitely come to the fore.
For example, if you and a lover have been arguing about sex, how money is being spent, who is communicating and who’s not and so on, things could get even more intense. I also need to warn you, whether you’re single or attached, that old lovers can come back with this kind of an aspect! This could be good, this could be mighty bad. It all depends on who it is and what your history was like. Just sayin’.
Fortunately there is a new moon in Libra, the sign of diplomacy and partnering, on Friday the 16th. So at least the cosmos is helping us get our thoughts and feelings out there for other people to hear.
Then something interesting happens on October 27th: Mercury continues to backspin, leaving Scorpio and re-entering Libra. It had been in Libra a month or so ago, and now it’s ba-a-a-a-ck! As Libra also deals with romantic relationships, we are not going to be out of the woods when it comes to figuring out what’s going on with amour.
But the cosmos delivers a lovely gift the same day: gentle, calming Venus glides into Libra too. So even though Mercury will be back stroking here, Venus will be the peacemaker, trying to find solutions to problems and pull everyone together.
If you’re already involved with someone, chances are right now your brain is already mulling over what kind of situations might go down once Mercury goes retrograde. But what about you single people? To be honest, you need to be very careful with this Mercury retrograde period.
I’ve already mentioned that people from the past could return, which is not necessarily a good thing. But anytime planets are retrograding through houses that deal with love and sex, you are vulnerable to falling for someone who may not be right for you. So whatever you do, don’t lower your standards.
So if your gut is telling you that something is off, don’t feel as though you have to stick around. The person you just started dating could be a jealous jerk or a broke loser. They could be carrying a lot of emotional baggage, or worse—they’re not totally out of another relationship yet.
By the same token, you could actually meet a vibey, soulful human being who really fits the definition of the term “soulmate.” This is why you need to be careful and selective. That gem will be out there, thanks to Venus entering Libra on the 27th. But so will the riffraff.
On the world stage, it’s VERY interesting that Mercury goes retrograde as the Presidential election draws near. As Scorpio is one of the houses of secrets, all sorts of interesting dirt could come out, and this goes for both candidates. Oh, and did I mention that Mercury resumes direct motion on Election Day?
Now there’s a true clusterf**k for you. And there’s a Taurus full moon on Halloween. Whackadoodle Uranus, the planet of unexpected surprises, is going to really act out on the 31st. Just what we need—more excitement in 2020. Oh well. November brings an eclipse–so things won’t be quieting down any time soon!
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