Mercury retrograde 31 Oct to 20 November 2019

Once again Mercury will travel retrograde for a period of almost 3 weeks. This retrograde period travels through the sign of Scorpio (a mute sign). This will be interesting as Mercury governs communication and trade/deal making. This is a critical time for UK – Brexit and US and China – trade talks. It certainly looks like a difficult time to conclude any long lasting deals. Mercury retrograde implies that the information on hand is not adequate or there are bits and pieces of information that may change or new information may come to the surface about a matter that has not yet been considered. It is a period of backwards and forwards as you try to understand the circumstances of the deal or transaction. Information is likely to change in this period – sometimes due to a misunderstanding or other times a mistake.

Astrologers would warn against signing an important document in this time. Expect delays – they may play in your favour. Make sure you press send! Perhaps the message never got from the sender to the receiver. Perhaps the words used in the communication were misinterpreted. Misunderstandings and miscommunication are common problems at this time. Perhaps in Scorpio we need to pay attention to what is not being said?

Anything related to technology may become temperamental during this period – phones, alarms, computers, cars. Dot i’s and cross t’s. Double check travel arrangements. But sometimes things may be beyond your control – cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.

Go back to things that are not complete. Use this time to look over things again and ask questions to make sure you understand the situation completely.

Back up your phone and computer before this period! Make sure you don’t loose things! Put things in their usual places otherwise you are likely to forget where you placed them!

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Louise Kerby

I am an astrologer practising traditional astrology in Cape Town. I specialise in birth chart readings. I am passionate about people’s stories and their life’s journey. It is very empowering for a client to understand and accept their life story. I am also fascinated by world events and the links to the planetary cycles. It is this notion of history repeating itself that fascinates me.