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. There is a cosmic insistence that conscious engagement in a long overdue ‘clean up’ is about to get underway. As it takes place in your daily health & routine sector you can bet that something needs to change - something or someone will need to go. It would not be surprising to see you spend this time, then, deliberating where and how to cut the fat (metaphorically and/or literally). Ultimately, no matter the case, it can also spur something of an emotional transformation.
Mercury’s entry into Scorpio on October 3rdencourages a need to engage in deeper psychological investigations far earlier than the official date of this retrograde phase. Yet, while Mercury backtracks the process could be more intense.
Mercury stations direct on November 20thbut will not be out of its shadow until December 8th. It will still be in Scorpio at that time so it’s likely you’ll be stuck on ‘this’ stuff until December 10thwhen Mercury moves into Sagittarius.
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.