October 21 - November 10, 2013
for each Sun Sign
during the Mercury Retrograde Period
Hidden information becomes revealed, usually accompanied by a crisis.
Conversations can be misleading and you might inadvertently betray a confidence.
Be especially careful when filing tax forms and filling out insurance
claims. Difficulties lie in the simplest of details. Important papers
get mislaid, but you could also find papers that were lost in the past.
A good time to review insurance policies, your will and all joint holdings.
Communications with doctors, accountants and attorneys as well as with
your significant other have extra importance during this period. Take
the time to restate what has been said to be sure that there are no misunderstandings.
Papers signed will have to be re-signed. Let someone else prepare the
contracts, but read them over yourself at least twice. Encourage your
mate to talk and listen carefully to what they have to say. A good time
to review partnership agreements.
Conversations with coworkers or employees become emphasized. Miscommunications
arise at the work place, especially in the areas of priorities and scheduling.
It's the petty details that drive you crazy in your attempt to create
order out of a multitude of unrelated information. Lots of list making
and even with all that analyzing, there is difficulty putting your ideas
into practice. Simple tasks have to be repeated over and over. A good
time to review all your daily routines.
Children and/or immature adults bend your ear with their ideas. Discussions
are playful in nature and, because you do most of the listening, you are
considered deep. Misunderstandings occur even in the most relaxed of atmospheres.
Be clear about what you hear and say, especially if there is a risk involved.
Communications regarding speculative ventures and investments are particularly
prone to error. A good time to review your creative projects.
Information regarding parental influence and your early childhood holds
profound knowledge. Your sensitivity to unspoken nuances in conversations
with family members generates subjective responses that will have to be
addressed in order to avoid misunderstandings. Gaining clarity about your
emotional foundations and family relationships has a far-reaching impact
on your future. A good time to review your family history or current domestic
Remedial studies, neighborhood activities, travels about town and brief
communications, especially with siblings or peers, are emphasized during
this period. Lost messages, misdirected phone calls, letters sent to or
received by the wrong person, computer errors, commuting delays and transportation
glitches are among the many things that seem to go awry. You must be prepared
to adapt. A good time for research to write an article or pamphlet for
Your personal resources, values and self-worth become popular topics of
discussion; misinformation about any of which is a problem requiring special
scrutiny. Mistaken information can adversely affect your bank balance.
Delay the desire to shop 'til you drop or purchase items by mail, phone
or on-line. Items bought now will likely be returned. A good time to review
your budget, reassess your assets and plan for future purchases.
Conversations seem to focus on your personality during this period, in
particular how you express yourself and your desire to be of service.
You have to repeat and explain yourself continually. It's so easy for
you to be misunderstood that it's probably best for you to remain silent.
Be as clear as you can when communicating who you are to others. A good
time to review how you appear to others and make plans for improving or
restyling your personal presentation.
Psychic impressions contain information to be studied. Keep an idea book
and put everything down that comes to you, but keep your plans secret.
Speaking of secrets, expect to hear everyone else's as you are an excellent
listener during this period. You will be prey to unfounded fears and anxieties,
so make an extra effort to determine what's real and what's not. A good
time to review your spirituality and belief system.
Social groups, clubs and organizations are a source of information. Contact
with friends and supporters can help to sort out your confusion about
your personal financial security. Listen to their advice but don't allow
them to influence your decisions out of a sense of loyalty. Be careful
about making commitments that could be misunderstood. A good time to review
career benefits as well as your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.
You'll need a lot of patience during this period because everything you
say seems to be up for criticism. You feel urged to go public with some
information even though your better judgment says to wait. As long as
you've checked and double-checked the information, everything should be
okay. This is especially true if you have presented the same information
in the past. A good time to review your career goals and how you present
yourself in public.
Philosophy, religion and foreign studies contribute valuable information.
Communicate with teachers, mentors and in-laws for advice, but in the
end keep your own counsel. Be aware of saying things that could be misinterpreted.
In fact, it's best to keep your opinions to yourself during this period.
Go over all documents signed by others with a fine-toothed comb. A good
time to study alone and review all plans in formation.
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or what it is...
The phenomenon known as Mercury Retrograde occurs three times each
year when, for about three weeks, Mercury travels in reverse motion
against the backdrop of stars. Of course, it doesn't really move backwards,
but only appears to do so from our point of view here on Earth.
from the far side of the Sun, it becomes an evening "star"
seen low in the western sky after sunset and steadily reaches its
maximum distance from the Sun (greatest elongation). It slows in its
forward motion until it appears to stand still and then change direction.
Continuing in its orbit, we see it approach the Sun, disappear while
it crosses in front of the Sun, then reappear as a morning "star"
heralding the dawn. As Mercury approaches its greatest elongation
in the morning sky, it slows in its backward motion, stands still,
then resumes its forward course.
of the planets have a retrograde period, although not as frequently
as does Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. It is during the retrograde
period that the planet in question is at perigee, or nearest the Earth.
or what it means...
While Mercury is retrograde, familiar channels of communications become
tangled and confused. Expect delays and changes in plans. Use this
time for researching and problem-solving. This is a great time to
rewrite and edit, rework an old project or successfully repeat a task.
and reconsider, but hold final decisions and approvals until Mercury
goes direct. The tendency is to initialize or finalize projects prematurely.
The contents of verbal or written contracts and plans made now may
later seem inadequate or unclear.
is not a good time to buy on the spur of the moment without investigation.
This is also not a good time to purchase electronic equipment or cars.
Major purchases may be reduced in price after the retrograde period
and you can save money by waiting. Major repairs or surgery performed
now may be incomplete or plagued by unexpected repercussions.
and reconfirm every detail. Typed or written errors are easily overlooked,
paperwork mislaid, appointments forgotten. Let your sense of humor
overcome the challenge of unexpected adjustments.