Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio and Libra
October 13 to November 3, 2020
from 11º Scorpio to 25º Libra

diagram showing Mercury Retrograde cycle in Scorpio and Libra, October and November 2020

What does it mean?

When Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio our words can seem laden with deep significance, even when they were lightly spoken. Words have power and Scorpio has a tendency to look under every rock for what’s REALLY going on, even if there’s not actually anything going on. Beware of obsessive thoughts during this transit and apply logic before you respond out of emotion to what others say.

Expose Yourself

This transit is, however, great for intimate conversation with mutual vulnerability. Don’t expect the other person to expose their heart while you get to remain protective of your own. I say this mainly because this Mercury Retrograde period will begin in Scorpio but end in Libra, sign of the Scales. Libra prizes equality and fairness above all things. The deep conversations that are possible under this transit should lead you to a place of negotiation on a level playing field, not place you or your partner in a position of power over the other.

You’re Dead To Me

Mercury Retrograde periods are much better for cleaning up the old than for beginning the new. Scorpio’s method is a general purge. You may want to toss out a lot of old stuff with an extreme finality. This might be really refreshing, and it might lighten your load while removing physical (or emotional) items from your space that have become a source of toxicity. Try to stay away from the extremes (Scorpio is prone to extremes) and find the middle way.

Level The Playing Field

Because this Mercury Retrograde ends in Libra and turns direct there before moving back through Scorpio, there will be pressure to find your way through all the feelings of inequality, perhaps of victimhood, back to a place of leveling. One person in the conversation may need to be restored to dignity and humanity, the other may need to be brought down a notch. Find the balance and end with a warm, Libran smile.

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