Apr - 20 May
Mercury, the communication planet,
will be retrograde, from 31 October -
20 November. This is not the time to cut
corners, speak with a forked tongue or
neglect to read the fine print. This is a good
time to review, revise, reassess and if necessary,
move the goalposts. Also, keep an eye on electronic
devices and equipment which are more likely to play up or
disappear. Since Mercury will be retrograde in your opposite sign of Scorpio, the zone of your solar cart associated with others generally, as well as your more personal involvements of an emotional or commercial nature, it will be in the area of relationships in which you’ll experience Mercury’s retrograde influence most strongly.
Therefore, if you’ve trouble getting a straight answer to a simple question or if certain individuals are unreliable, economical with the truth or confused and confusing, step back, hold-your-horses and bite your tongue and take a wait-and-see approach to what’s going on with the intention of taking two steps forward later. Be as careful with what you say as how you say it now and if possible, avoid putting all your cards on the table. With Mars entering your opposite sign of Scorpio from 19 November, shortly before Mercury moves forward again, it would be prudent to wait till after that before trying to get things moving, talking turkey and trying to sort out any complications on the relationship front.