EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY RETROGRADE NOV 16-DEC 6TH
Everyone cringes at the thought of Mercury retrograde but it is not bad for everyone and gets a lot of bad press. You all know about Mercury retrograde so I wanted to share some new things. First of all if you were born with Mercury retrograde, you are more right-brain orientated and have more spatial orientation and recognize patterns and are not logical. It will be interesting to observe if during Mercury retrograde you need to be more intuitive rather than logical during the transit.
Secondary, Mercury retrograde is not bad for every rising sign. It is most difficult for the rising signs of Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Sagittarius due to house owner-ships involving the 6, 8, 12 and even the 7th house ruler. It actually makes Virgos and Geminis stronger in their physical body but maybe more inward. Because of retrograde in Scorpio this year, the water signs for the ascendant or moon will have a harder time with the transit. Taurus rising or moon usually does particularly good with it but this year it is a 7th house transit and could impact relationships and partnerships and re-evaluating. Libra will have a better time with it as it is a 2nd house transit and and Leos also are not by a 4th house transit. Still it will depend what house Scorpio is for your chart during this current transit and how strong it is in your natal chart and so many other factors.
Mercury retrograde is happening in Scorpio where it requires deep psychological inquiry and spiritual practice to do well. It is going retrograde in Jyestha nakshatra which usually has to learn lessons around handling sexual desires and not becoming overbearing in leadership. On Nov 23-Dec. 5th , it moves back into the constellation of Anuradha (Scorpio 3.20-16.40) where it supports friendship and networking and spiritual practice. .
Mercury transits from the rising sign or the moon are considered good when they are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10th or 11th houses from the moon or rising sign. Hence if your rising sign or moon is Capricorn, Aries, Libra, Gemini, Leo or Virgo , it is considered a good transit. Still it is moving back toward a trine toward Rahu which is exact again into Dec. 4th where you have to watch out for deception in business and from the media and will be in a planetary war with Jupiter again on Nov. 27th.
So like always, back up your computers early, get your letters and marketing and business dealings done early today, be redundant about communications and do not assume that your emails and phone messages and texts will get picked up. Most of all, be patient as Mercury is like the Greek god of Hermes and he wants you to laugh when these things do not go right. He is the trickster, so smile and accept and be patient and know it will be over by Dec. 6h .
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