| 2 Nov 2006 @ 08:52, by Alana Tobin|
Mercury Retrograde by Astrologer Elizabeth Jones
I came across this wonderful Astrologer today and am very pleased because I experience her intuition and astrological knowledge to be very in tune with Source wisdom. Her updates look to be very informing, nourishing and supportive! Enjoy!
Mercury Goes Retrograde
October 1st Mercury enters Scorpio until 12/7, during which time it will be retrograde from 10/28 until 11/17. Mercury in Scorpio, especially for such a long while due to it going retrograde here, gives us all an opportunity to do some deep thinking and inquiring into our mind, attitudes and thought process. Ask a lot of questions during this time, and be willing to hear the truth.
I realize that sometimes the truth can be difficult to face, but it can also be liberating and the very thing needed to move you to the next phase of your life. In other words, in any area that you may be feeling stuck, unable to move forward for lack of not having clarity, this placement of Mercury can help with this process.
When Mercury is retrograde, it is easy to go off on tangents, as the mind has difficulty staying focused and a tendency to wonder. However, Mercury in Scorpio can help us to penetrate deeper into our minds. The trick is to make a conscious effort to keep your attention on what needs to be revealed in order to move forward.
So anything that requires digging below the surface, looking in unusual places, doing some form of investigation and/or research are assisted by the current placement of Mercury in Scorpio. By the end of this period, you will very likely know more, having gained the clarity and understanding needed for how to deal with whatever issues or situations that had been holding you back in some way.
All this said, there is a warning or two I must include. Mercury in Scorpio can be quite cynical and untrusting at times. You may find it hard to believe what you are hearing or seeing, even if it is the truth. Or perhaps you are just not liking what you hear. Mercury in Scorpio isn’t considered to be the gentlest placement and in fact, can be rather harsh. And since Mercury rules virtually all forms of communication, it is wise to be extra careful during this time, watching your tone of voice and words, really thinking through the impact they may have.
Admittedly, always good advice. It’s just that now your verbal (or written) arrows can pierce deeper than usual, hurting others when it is not what you truly intended. It would be well-advised to keep silent if you are feeling reactive, angry or critical. This is not a good time to be impulsive in your communications. And this is especially important during the last two weeks of October when Mercury is forming aspects to Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.
One other thing is that during this time (and into November) much could be revealed that previously was hidden, not only in your personal life but in the world at large as well. Scorpio rules “secrets”, or things previously hidden and unknown. Mercury brings things into our conscious awareness, so the media will very likely be filled with stories revealing various facts and information, perhaps even cover-ups.
One other thing, since Scorpio also rules power, especially in government, there will likely be a lot of focus on these issues as well. “Things are not what they may seem” and “don’t believe everything you read or hear” could be a themes for this time period.
Elizabeth Jones is an Astrologer living in Mt. Shasta, California who began her study in Astrology and Metaphysics at an early age under the tutelage of her grandfather, Ralph Jones. You can visit her website at www.starpathways.com
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