Here we go again. Mercury retrogrades 3-4 times a year and causes confusion, travel delays and mix ups of all types. But it’s really not that bad. The world keeps on turning, though you may feel a bit confused and out of sorts. The world can’t just stop because mercury is retrograde so don’t panic. You can do things, but just take the extra time to plan and prepare for confusion and delays.
Periods of mercury retrograde are times of communication breakdowns. Mercury rules communications, so when its ruler turns backwards in the sky, things can get garbled. The best way around this problem is to make sure you dot your ‘I’s’ and cross your ‘T’s’ and to double check everything. It’s not a good time to sign contracts unless you began the talks prior to the retrograde. Even then, use the utmost caution. Mechanical things can conk out, like cars, appliances, computers, basically anything electronic.
Exes of any kind may return. Ex lovers, ex friends, ex enemies, ex anything. Be prepared. Look your best when you run to the store if you care about someone from long ago seeing you look a certain way.
It will also affect things that are represented by mercury: Writers, musicians, children, twins, thieves, singers, transportation of any kind, roads and bridges. Keep a closer eye on your children and your wallets.
To see how this retrograde may affect you, aside from possibly bringing back people from the past and dying electronics and issues from March of 2012, look to which planets and/or angles it hits in your chart and which house(s) it will be traveling.
People with planets or angles at 0-8 sagittarius, 0-8 gemini, 0-8 pisces, and 0-8 virgo will be affected by the mercury retrograde station the most.
It turns backwards on 4 degrees sagittarius on November 6, 2012.
It turns retrograde on Marfik: “It is said to give a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature, unseen dangers, enmity and slander. Pliny said that it occasioned much mortality by poisoning.” It’s also square to neptune so the description of marfik is magnified. It shows naivety and the possibility of being swindled. Fraud may be more prevalent than usual. It’s possible that there’s a food or drug contamination during the retrograde. Don’t overdo drinking and be careful with all drugs, even over the counter types right now. If you drink heavily or use drugs, this would be a good time to stop before your health suffers. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we heard of a lot of OD’s in the news, maybe some celebrities, and also more DUI and drug arrests of celebrities. More bath salts crimes? Shudder, I hope not. But with marfik, I wouldn’t be so surprised. Try to keep naivety in check because this star highlights it and it’s reinforced by the neptune aspect. Paradoxically, this is when you may find something hidden come to light. Sometimes the square of neptune exposes deceit.
Jupiter is still retrograde in gemini and is in mutual reception with mercury, though they don’t aspect each other. This can show a bigwig caught in a big lie. Some sort of fraud can be uncovered regarding a high ranking person like a politician, CEO, Judge, Pope or church official. We may have a controversial court case in the news or a legal ruling that is off in some way or precedent setting. Higher education may be in the news for some scandal as well since Jupiter rules Universities.
Mercury trines uranus so sudden and unexpected events may take place in your life where these planets fall. This can show a possible airplane or train crash.
Venus is trine Jupiter so love should go well now.The urge to buy things and shop till you drop will be strong now. Try not to go overboard.
Mercury turns direct on November 26th at 18 Scorpio. This is called the North Scale: Active, alert, favors from influential people, good position, much expenditure, benefits through writings. This is a very good star. It’s said to give an immortal name. It gives good fortune, high ambition, beneficence, honor, riches, and permanent happiness.
Unfortunately, I don’t like the chart for when mercury turns direct. It’s loaded with fixed stars and tense planet pairings. Venus is conjunct saturn and opposite the moon. The moon is on Hamal which also has a venus-saturn tone to it. It causes violence brutishness, cruelty and premeditated crime. This along with an actual venus conjunct saturn in scorpio worries me. It can turn out to be very passionate and exciting for love affairs, but these are the kinds of things I also see in charts when a spike in crimes against women and children occurs, so I don’t like it for that reason. The whole chart is reflecting that as you’ll see.
The next pairing is mars conjunct pluto, both on Facies. Mars paired with pluto can be violent, especially when on Facies. It can also show an intense drive to get ahead at any cost. If that’s parlayed into business or sports, then it’s a good thing, but if it’s not then it can be dicey. Mars-Pluto is trine the moon, so both of these pairings are funneling into the moon, or women. For women this can show a time of danger, so be smart. The sun is now on Mirfak so don’t be naive and blindly goodhearted at this time and you should be fine. It can also show sudden operations. Otherwise, the intense planetary pairings show lots of passion for love or sports or anything that requires strong feelings, so it can be a great time.
People with planets and points on 15-23 scorpio, 15-23 leo, 15-23 aquarius, and 15-23 taurus will be most impacted by the direct station.