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Mercury retrograde is notorious for causing technological mishaps and issues with communication. Have you been facing issues like this in the last three weeks?
We have! Here at Tarot Reading Daily, we experienced a stubborn glitch in our mailing list software, which prevented us from sending out your Weekly Tarot Readings and astrological updates. Here’s what you missed:
- Investing In Your Future | Weekly Tarot Reading | 10/25 – 10/31
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- The Wisdom Within | Weekly Tarot Reading | 11/1 – 11/7
Thankfully for all of us, Mercury is now direct and will be until 2021.
We spent the first two weeks of the retrograde revisiting taboos in our lives and learning how to communicate about them more effectively. The last week of the retrograde was spent reevaluating close relationships and making necessary adjustments.
Now that Mercury has turned direct, some intense aspects will be occurring as it retraces its steps in Libra and Scorpio for the final time this year. Let’s find out more about what Mercury will be up against over the next few weeks.
It’s Now Or Never
Whenever Mercury goes retrograde, it creates a valuable opportunity to rethink your position related to whatever sign its retrograding in. This last retrograde passed through two signs, Scorpio and Libra, which are concerned with intimacy and relationships respectively.
While Mercury was retrograding in Scorpio, from October 13th – 27th, issues around sexuality, power, possessiveness and all things hidden or taboo were on the table. You may have used this time to release obsessive thinking or communication patterns, talk more openly about your sexual needs, or revisit your interests in mysticism.
After spending two weeks in Scorpio, Mercury continued its backward journey into Libra from October 27th – November 3rd. During this time, issues around relationships came to the forefront. You may have had an old flame reappear in your life, or gotten to the root of a longstanding communication issue in your current relationship. Maybe you became more clear about what you want and don’t want in your relationships. However it manifested for you, relationships were in the spotlight during this time.
Starting November 3rd until November 29th, Mercury will be in its “post-shadow” period of the retrograde, retracing its steps through Libra and Scorpio for the third and final time.
During this time, you will be assimilating all the information you received about your relationships and intimacy during the retrograde. This could mean recommitting to an ex-partner, or doubling down on your choice to separate.
You are in the process of sorting through the information that came to light during the retrograde and seeing how it all fits together. Consider the post-shadow period of this retrograde to be an integration process.
This final step of the retrograde has you in a now or never position with your relationships. Over the last three weeks, Mercury retrograde pointed out the broken elements in your close partnerships, particularly around communication, but it’s up to you whether you make changes based on the insights you received, or sign up for another round of the same old dynamic.
Give yourself some space away from others to be still and reflect on what you truly desire. The next few days will probably distort your perspective and judgment toward the negative, so I wouldn’t suggest finalizing any big plans or changes until at least the second week of November.
From November 1st through the 7th, freshly direct Mercury will enter a challenging aspect to Saturn, planet of duty, structure, karma and responsibility. This transit can mark a productive time when you’re able to get a lot of work done. In fact, the more routine and technical your work is right now, the better!
However, this transit can also be associated with depressive, pessimistic moods and mental heaviness. You may have trouble seeing the bright side of any situation right now. Try to keep in mind this is a passing influence, and you’ll soon be back in touch with your inspiration.
If you still need to master the energies of Mercury and Saturn, this influence can bring up insecurity, fear, and feelings of rejection. Rather than being hard on yourself, and blaming yourself or others, try to channel your need for structure and discipline into tangible projects.
You are capable of working very hard right now, and if you undertake a project you have been procrastinating on, you could be surprised at how much you’re able to accomplish right now.
Under this planetary influence, be mindful of how you come off to others. The dark clouds hanging over your head right now could have you expressing yourself in a way that pushes other people away.
This is a good time to be alone and work, but if you must be around others, be mindful to not express yourself too negatively, otherwise you may find yourself saying the wrong thing and making the mood even worse.
You will have better opportunities to socialize and express yourself later in the month. There is one day in particular when words will flow with ease, and your mind will be in effortless alignment with your heart.
Getting Things Off Your Chest
November 14th is a day when you will be more in touch with and communicative about your feelings. By this date, Mercury will still be in its post-shadow, but it will have left Libra, and will be moving forward through its backward steps in Scorpio.
With Mercury conjunct the Moon in Scorpio, you will feel inclined to speak from your heart and get anything that has been weighing on you off your chest. You won’t feel like you’re in your head, so inhibiting, self-censoring tendencies will be low.
This is a great influence if you have trouble expressing yourself. Words will flow with ease, and you’ll be able to share whatever has been on your mind successfully.
Since this transit is happening in Scorpio, the nature of your conversations on November 14th will be deep. Topics that are normally uncomfortable or feel unapproachable will be easier to discuss. This includes issues related to sexuality, intimacy, emotional needs, death, personal transformation, spiritual experiences, and anything taboo.
If you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, November 14th is a good time to do so. Chances are, both parties will be able to communicate from an open and honest place. Conversation happening on this day will likely bring to greater completion any issues or insights that came up during the retrograde.
November 14th is also the day after Mars goes direct, so you’ll be cosmically empowered to take action on whatever the conclusion of your conversation is. More on this in my next article.
In the meantime, be gentle with yourself and others! Enjoy the process of integration as you take a final look at the valuable information you received during the Mercury retrograde.
Enjoying the cosmic dance,
P.S. What kind of revelations did the Mercury retrograde bring to your relationships? Are you still wondering if you should stay or go? Let me know in the comments below, I can’t wait to hear from you!