Mercury, the planet that rules communications and our mental process will station retrograde on Oct. 21, and will go direct on Nov. 11th. This is that time of year again when we are given the opportunity to slow down and play catch up. Since it is retrograde in a water sign, this is the perfect opportunity to rethink our old habit patterns and our emotional responses to the challenges in our life.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to be alone and introspective. This is an excellent time to focus on research and work that requires intense focus and concentration.
For those of you who are new to my newsletter, Mercury goes retrograde approximately three times a year. When Mercury is retrograde it means that it is moving in an apparent backward motion. This can affect all areas of communication and travel. Scheduling and rescheduling appointments, lost documents, faulty machinery, broken promises and misleading information could be an issue during this retrograde cycle. This would not be a good time to negotiate or sign new contracts. But if you must however, make certain that you have read and re-read the contract. Do not leave anything to chance. Telephones, computers and other related sources of communication could become troublesome.
This is not a particularly good time to buy anything new, as you will probably not be satisfied with it later. This is especially not a favorable time to purchase a new car or computer. If either of these items have pending repairs this is when the need would become imminent.
This is an auspicious time to re-group, re-organize, re-read, re-think decisions, re-write and re-process information. Think of this time as a balsamic moon cycle that lasts for 21 days
Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.
Kelly Lowe, Astrological Consultant & Author of “An Astrologer’s Journey”
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