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 as there is a tendency to over-intellectualize emotional fodder.
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 earned income & values sector you’ll be in a position where re-prioritizing is a necessity. This could be in regard to material things or address a feeling you had during the first retrograde (in March). Have you set up your life in a way that factors in your need for emotional security? Of course, this may come up while deliberating how you earn a living provoking the need to clarify your needs versus wants. Hint: this is more than just a money thing.
Mercury does enter Scorpio, your 2ndhouse, far earlier than the retrograde so chances are the theme of this retrograde will arise around October 3rd. While you may indeed think you’ve got a clear separation between what you need and want figured out it really is just the beginning of a process. It tapers off when Mercury stations direct on November 20th. However, it won’t be clear of its shadow until December 8th.
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.