As usual what I notice most during Mercury retrogrades is the time dilation. Either my days go rushing by or move at a crawl, seriously messing with my ability to judge how much time has passed. This morning when I woke and realized it was Wednesday, I was surprised . . . it felt more like Thursday! I’m either sleeping heavily or tossing and turning. All of the above relate to Mercury retrograde in my twelfth house and conjoining Saturn, who rules time, in Scorpio.
The entire week is a build up to two major events – the fourth exact Uranus-Pluto square at 9° on November 1 and an exciting New Moon Solar Eclipse at 11° Scorpio on November 3. The fact is the two are inextricably entwined and the best way to handle this is to focus on building reliable and authentic structures in your life. Earth and water continue to be the dominant elements after all.
Our internal dialogues are far more important to our health and well-being than external ones with retrograde Mercury conjoining the Scorpio [...]
The New Moon Solar Eclipse at 11° 16′ Scorpio on 3 November 2013, 04:50 AM PST is pregnant with potential but it will be up to us as individuals to transform that potential into reality. The Scorpio stellium (the North Node in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde, the luminaries and Saturn) points to a longer period of gestation than is typical for a New Moon.
“Tough love” is one theme associated with both Scorpio and Saturn. When these elements are combined as they are on this lunation, the message to take responsibility and prepare to make amends comes through loud [...]
When the week starts off with Mercury stationing retrograde in Scorpio followed by the Sun leaving social Libra for reserved Scorpio the next day, circumstances favor the quiet, introspective folk who happily spend most of their time alone. Most of us still have to head out the door for work regardless and interact with people whether we like it or not. It is an excellent time to do research if you are a writer or do investigative work of any kind.
A trine to Neptune in Pisces on October 25 will bring out the [...]
Mercury in Scorpio will be stationing retrograde on Monday, October 21 trine to Jupiter in Cancer, setting the tone for the last Mercury retrograde for this year. Stay calm and pay more attention to your internal process rather than exterior noise. Since the Sun will be leaving airy Libra for the deep waters of Scorpio the next day, we may as well dig out our scuba gear and prepare for another stint of living under water . . . something it seems like we have been doing a lot this year.