Mercury retrograde gives us time to catch up with ourselves, reflect and review.
It can be felt as a slowed down, contemplative time to claim what you missed the first time. Often something from the past returns in a different form to go over old ground again.
As the planet of communication, Mercury retrograde tends to breed a certain level of confusion.The same confusion and communication troubles you may experience during the retrograde period can also affect your love life.
In our relationships, sometimes we gloss over things that pushed buttons at the time, and against the best love advice, we let issues slide. What seemed not worth the trouble may reveal itself now as a major issue in need of our attention. This can be a time when the underlying patterns come to light. Be prepared for a few curve balls to be thrown your way, as what was committed to, promised, expected or planned can surely go awry.
My best love tips… It’s not an ideal time to start new things, to sign contracts, or get married simply because a “change of mind” is very possible. However, it’s a fabulous time to do some ‘outside of the box’ thinking.
Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio bringing up issues of power and control and adds the power of authentic emotion to what we are saying and perceiving.
Honesty will come into question, and you may find yourself taking on the role of detective while trying to find out the truth in situations. Mercury in Scorpio can be challenging, because Mercury wants to talk and share, while Scorpio wants to be private and emotional. This means that anything can happen and tempers could get hot if we push too hard for answers – and push we will!
Communication in relationships could become a means of control, rather than connection.
On the other hand, our “need to know” during this time results in questions ranging from “Do you love me” to “What is the meaning of life” and the opportunities are ripe for discussing forbidden subjects, resulting in greater degrees of trust and intimacy.
Now is a good time for cord cutting and reclaiming boundaries that have grown too enmeshed. It’s a time for reconsidering what has a hold on your attention, and then to let go once and for all or at a deeper level.
The shadow period happens 2 weeks before and after the actual retrograde (Oct 21- Nov 9) which means that events and decisions will require additional adjustments as they unfold and evolve in new directions.
Don’t worry…….everything will be Ok. Just note these love tips…
Mercury Retrograde is an excellent cycle for discovering new ways of looking at life and at yourself. It’s also an ideal cycle in which to discover new ways of communicating your ideas and thoughts to the people in your life.