Happy Halloween and hello, Mercury retrograde! But, also take a look at the November forecasts in the masthead!
At 11:42 am EST on October 31, Mercury turns retrograde – in Scorpio- for the last time this year. This one lasts until November 20, when Mercury turns direct again in Libra
Mercury governs communication, travel, contracts, anything with moving parts. So there are a list of DO NOTs when this planet turns retrograde:
Don’t sign contracts. Otherwise, you’ll be revisiting the terms at some point.
Don’t make travel plans. Buy tickets on either side of the retro. But if you do have to travel, remain flexible because your schedule is apt to change unexpectedly.
Double check all appointments.
Don’t submit manuscripts.
Don’t buy anything with moving parts – a car, bike, electronics.
Don’t put your home on the market and don’t buy a place during a retro.
These retrograde periods favor revising, rethinking, reconsidering.
If you do travel during a retro, it’s likely that you’ll return to that location at some point.
The good news is that Mercury won’t turn retro again until Feb 17, 2020!