Focusing on ‘the Feels’ to Direct ‘the Work’
Mercury retrograde phases happen every year. Usually the same elemental energy is emphasized. In 2019 Mercury spends extra time in water signs Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. These signs, considered karmic, usually have an influence over career direction, daily work schedules, earnings, and health –all areas that reflect aspects of your value system. Like all members of the zodiac the emotional currents intermingle with thought processes, at times interfering with the ability to step back and rely on logic alone to see us through. For air signs that can be especially overwhelming.
MERCURY Retrograde in SCORPIO October 31st, 2019 to November 20th, 2019
The final Mercury retrograde phase of the year begins on October 31stin the last degrees of Scorpio. As it takes place in your career and reputation sector there may be a need to redirect your long-term focus. On the bright side there will be an opportunity to clear a path to where you would eventually like to end up. On the not-so-bright side you’ll likely have to disengage from elements that no longer suit the road you are on. Once again, this can indeed be an emotional affair. Under the Scorpion influence however, you can bet that it will be transformational. That is always a good thing despite the rather uncomfortable process necessary to come out the other side.
Mercury does enter Scorpio, far earlier than the retrograde begins so chances are this theme will arise around October 3rd. In other words, before hunkering down on the path, so to speak, it would be wise to wait until after this retrograde phase has run its course. It tapers off when Mercury stations direct on November 20th. However, it won’t be clear of its shadow until December 8that which point the emotional air will finally clear – at least enough not to feel like too heavy a weight.
2019 Mercury RX in a nutshell….
All three periods will are likely to trigger emotions that are in need of further investigation. It won’t be easy. The tendency is to blame the actions of others for triggering us. While, yes, ‘they’ may play some part in causing us to hurt it is our responsibility to work through what comes up. The truth is no one can actually hurt us if we are aware and can accept that in order to grow, growing pains are part of the deal.
* It is always worth noting that this interpretation of how the Mercury retrogrades can influence your Sun Sign is really only the first layer. It is an outline of the general theme. Where your planets were at birth, your rising sign, and a slew of other factors unique to your personal chart touch on deeper aspects.