Mercury Retrograde—Again!

temperenceIt’s that time again—Mercury Retrograde. Fortunately, it’s the last one of the year. Mercury is the planet of communication, plans and systems of order. When Mercury moves backwards (or appears to), communications, plans and systems of order are likely to operate in the most disruptive as well as, creative ways.

This time Mercury will be going inward (backward) in the introspective, secretive sign of Scorpio. It’s a time for you to intimately examine those inner corners and crevices so that you can discover what (and who) is truly of value to you. Your intuition will be heightened and your investigative powers will be functioning at an all-time high.

You may feel impelled to reveal your deepest secrets to others, but please withstand the temptation to make yourself vulnerable—do keep your mouth closed! Putting your dearly held secrets out into the world will most likely backfire and create opportunities for major regret.

It is a good time, though, for you to plot your next campaign or plan that surprise party you’ve been thinking about. With Mercury in retrograde motion, others will most likely not be paying attention to your every move, so go quietly and you’ll be able to bring your plans to successful fruition.

As with all Mercury Retrogrades, please remember to remain centered and grounded, no matter what. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period.  Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions or purchases.