Here is a great post by expert astrologer Felissa Rose on the upcoming Mercury Retrograde. Contact Felissa Rose via her website.
On Monday, October 21 at 6:30 am EDT Mercury will be going retrograde at 18 degrees 22 minutes of Scorpio. It turns direct in motion Sunday, November 10 at 4:13 pm EST also in Scorpio at two degrees 33 minutes.
Mercury rules the way we pick up, process and absorb information and strongly influences the way we think. Mercury retrograde periods are times of introspection when we go over experiences in our lives and in our work. While Mercury is retrograde thinking becomes more internalized. There’s a tendency to rethink and reassess which often manifests as verbalizing with more caution better known as thinking before speaking.
Scorpio is the sign ruling elimination, transformation and rebirth. Like Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs which tend to be more judgmental and resistant to change. Evolved Scorpios have great courage, respect the truth, and have the desire to eliminate their blocks and be the best they can be. Whether born under this sign or not channel your inner Scorpio and follow this path.
Scorpio rules the sexual and eliminative parts of the body. There’s more likely to be a focus on problems in those areas of the body due to either inherent weaknesses or behavior. When it comes to sex as well as diet, quality should predominate over quantity. But you all know that.
Back to the mundane, Mercury governs circuits and wires. If possible try putting off purchasing technical and electrical equipment during a Mercury retrograde period. They are more likely to break down or cause trouble. If forced to get a replacement do your research. There’s likely to be a feature you won’t be fond of. Many moons ago I had to purchase a telephone answering machine during Mercury retrograde. It worked fine for years but there was no way to turn off the speaker volume, so everyone could hear who was calling and what they had to say. Mercury is retrograde again February 6 thru the 28, 2014, and June 7 to July 1, 2014.