Aries Mar 20 - Apr 20
Mercury, the communication planet
will be retrograde in Scorpio from 31
October – 20 November. When Mercury
is retrograde it’s prudent to hold-your-horses
and take a less-is-more, wait-and-see approach
to what’s going on. So, avoid the tendency to cut
corners, be economical with the truth or skip the small
print. This is a good time to review, revise, reassess and if
necessary, move the goalposts. When Mercury is retrograde, take a step back in order to take two steps forward later. Also, keep an eye on electronic devices and equipment which are more likely to play up or disappear.
Since Scorpio is the zone of your solar chart concerned with your financial dealings with others, you are advised to take your time and avoid signing along the dotted line until you are good and ready and have done your homework. Be careful with negotiations, agreements and financial paperwork at this time. Don’t be pressured into making big financial commitments or purchases and if possible, ask for more time to do some research or get advice. Mars, your planetary ruler, enters Scorpio on 19 November, shortly before Mercury turns stationary direct and starts to move forward again.
Mars will be in Scorpio until early January. Scorpio is one of the money zones of your solar chart, specifically the one concerned with your financial connections, commitments and occasional entanglements with others. You’ll be especially dynamic and formidable at this time and this would be a good time to sort out and organise your financial affairs. Until then, with Mercury retrograde, there is the possibility of disagreement or conflict if you come on too strong, act in haste or on insufficient or incomplete information. Although you should be able to get hold of the resources you need without wearing stockings over your head and waving a gun about, try to temper your demands and forcefulness with the occasional smile and don’t overextend yourself or take more than you need.