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Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio October 2020

You might want to cancel that vacation you planned for this month.

Mercury in retrograde this October means plans going awry. The planet of the trickster God, Hermes, Mercury's retrograde carries a negative connotation in most astrological circles. 

But, retrograde doesn't always have to mean gloomy predictions. Read on for a guide to Mercury's retrograde through Scorpio and how to find the positives. 

Mercury Retrograde starts November 16, 2018

Mercury goes into Retrograde on November 16, 2018 causing the usual issues with sending and receiving communications of all sorts. The normal cautions apply: don’t start anything new; be careful about signing contracts; check and recheck schedules; be aware that people may not be able to process the information you are giving them; don’t download new software for your computer; be cautious of posting on social media; and be generally aware that you may be facing some communication challenges.

What is pre-shadow phase and post-shadow phase of Mercury retrograde?

Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times each calendar year. The Mercury retrograde period lasts approximately 2 weeks. Mercury is the planet that rules communication.

Venus Retrograde October and November 2018

2018 October/November Venus Retrograde 

Venus is going to go retrograde in Scorpio starting on October 5 through October 31st (Halloween) and moving into Libra October 31st through November 16th.. This retrograde movement from intense, passionate Scorpio into relationship ready Libra should cause people to take a hard look at how they handle their love life. 

Venus Retrograde - October 5 - November 16, 2018

The turmoil of this wild summer is coming to an end. If you listened to what all the Retrogrades were trying to teach you this year, you should be in great shape to move forward and improve your love life.

Summer of Retrogrades

The Mars Retrograde in Aquarius runs from June 26, 2018 until August 27, 2018. Aries and Scorpio will be feeling this retrograde in a big way. Mars is an important planet for both of these signs. Mars is considered the God of War. All of us should avoid the tendency to put on blinders, charge ahead and take no prisoners. This is especially true for impatient Aries and suspicious Scorpios. It will probably be a good idea to “chill” and enjoy the summer. Avoid the strong impulse to get angry and cause havoc if you do not get your way.

Six Planetary Retrogrades, a Chiron Retrograde and a Lunar Eclipse

Are you noticing any strange energy? We see SIX PLANETARY RETROGRADES, Chiron Retrograde and we will experience the longest lunar eclipse so far this century. 

Summer Solstice - June 21, 2018

The Summer Solstice takes place on June 21, 2018. This is when those of us that are in the northern hemisphere experience the longest day of the year! Since the Sun is the primary source of energy for most beings on earth, this day has often been celebrated for its abundance of light, energy of all sorts and the opportunity it provides for getting rid of the old and bringing in the new.

Saturn Retrograde - Summer 2018


This summer’s Saturn Retrograde could be very interesting as Saturn exacts its price for life’s lessons. This Saturn Retrograde may bring up concerns regarding basic rules, father figures, people in authority, and an opportunity to seek truth in relationships.

Of course, communication is usually an important part of our lives. A quick quip regarding Summer Saturn and the importance of honest communication for each sun sign follows: