A big thank you to astrologer Felissa Rose for this great overview of the impact of the October 2014 Mercury retrograde:
OCTOBER 2014 MERCURY RETROGRADE
For the final time in 2014 Mercury will be going retrograde at 1:03 pm on Saturday Oct 4 in 2 degrees
17 minutes of Scorpio It returns to direct motion Saturday Oct 25 at 3:18 pm EDT in 16 degrees 49
minutes of Libra.
Information, communication, words, language and connections are ruled by Mercury. During this
periods thoughts become internalized and processed repeatedly making it more difficult to be decisive
and take action. But then indecision is a decision. So if possible slow down, take it easy, reassess and
listen. And if possible avoid signing contracts. Missing details in the fine print can create difficulties
later on. Your mind is still working and when Mercury is no longer retrograde inspiration can strike
you with some brilliant insights. All kinds of connections including those with other individuals will
occur more easily after the retrograde.
In the body Mercury, along with Uranus rules the nervous system. Mercury also governs the eyes,
lungs, diaphragm, shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. Retrograde energy is internalized and these
areas are more sensitive during its retrograde. Unless it's an emergency try not to schedule diagnostic
tests including an eye exam. The results could be different after the retrograde and there's more of a
chance of your results getting mixed up with someone else's.
When Mercury, the ruler of circuits, and tubes, is retrograde it isn't the best time to purchase
technological or electrical equipment including machinery and cars. If you have to get a replacement
make sure you get an extended warranty for you're likely to need it.
We're here to learn and Mercury retrograde periods are great for looking at and understanding ourselves
and the world we live in, They're favorable for keeping a journal, writing down thoughts and
reevaluating one's life and experiences. Maybe it isn't as worldly as other times but important in itself.
Mercury will be retrograde next from January 21 to February 11, 2015.