One of my conference speakers @lisa.m.perez was asking about the impact of Mercury Retrograde this month (Nov 2019) and I have to say unlike maybe most people out there, this particular transit is giving me a sense of reprieve rather than fright and fear. It might be because I have Mercury retrograde natally in my chart and because I have a shit ton of planets in my 8th house, the house of Scorpio, so I’m used to the scary stuff and there’s not much that surprises me anymore. What I do feel the important element in this transit is that it will require us to above all else get real and honest. Maybe that will be the solution to dealing with the scary, intense energies and to cutting through the bullshit we are pervaded with in our lives.
Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio, an outer spiritual planet whose energy is atomic and obsessive, and governs good v. evil, the dark side, destruction, violence and of the like. In evolutionary astrology, Pluto is also the Soul that houses our unconscious desires that want to manifest in this life, the path of evolution that we may not be always conscious of but which nevertheless dictates our choices and manifests through Mars, the ego-drive and conscious desires. As Mars transits the later degrees of Libra during the entire Mercury retrograde, we are essentially being directed to take an honest look at how we are or are not manifesting harmony and balance in our lives and this may involve getting real about what our limits are or where we need to take more risks in life.
We have relationships with everything, from the people in our world to the paperwork sitting at our desks. Where do we feel isolated, disconnected, suppressed or over-involved? Where are we tolerating too much bullshit? Are we scared, even petrified, to change? With Mercury’s higher octave Uranus transiting Taurus for the next six years, we need to take a hard look at our finances and the resources we use in our lives. Money, debt and shared resources in partnership is a Scorpio topic so maybe it’s time to take advantage of this transit and reevaluate how these are constructed in your life.
Begin to at least think about a couple adjustments because it’s better to be proactive when the cosmic energies are supportive of such reevaluation and one’s intuition may be indicating so instead of being forced to do it later after a crisis occurs. Uranus is after all the planet of sudden surprises, the lightening bolt that shatters everything so that you become the real you, separate from the status quo. But its’ electric energy also provides those flashes of insight and genius that propel the necessary changes into action.
And if we aren’t getting what we truly need, even after we ask or strive for it, then it’s time to negotiate (Libra). This is how you strike some level of balance and achieve momentary levels of harmony. And let’s become clear about what our needs are, from the physical to the emotional and psychological. Take time to understand what those are because clarity is priceless. If we can’t be clear with ourselves then we can’t be clear with others. From a woman’s point of view, I can’t stress this enough.
Well it seems like I got serious by the end of this post. There is something definitely eerie to this retrograde. But it may be something eerily good if we are aware, probing and passionate, all Scorpio qualities that can easily be harnessed at this time.
Love and Peace ~ Anjali