For All Signs: During the next few weeks we may encounter obstacles and chuckholes in previously made plans. Delays and revisions of schedule are likely with lots of “hurry up and wait.” The solution for most of the issues encountered will be time and maintaining a sense of humor. Remember that Mercury is retrograde at this time and life is supposed to slow down while we reevaluate intentions and plans. Reflection on the past is appropriate now and may offer advice or solutions for present confusion. Check the following paragraphs for your sun sign for more particular information. Also check your ascendant if you know what it is.
Aries: Mercury is changing directions in the territory that deals with education, publishing, travel, public speaking, the law, and philosophy. Therefore any of these activities are subject to shifts, changes, or sudden deceleration due to lack of decision. Maybe the right solution just is not yet available. Have a sense of humor. This, too, shall pass.
Taurus: Mercury is retrograding in the territory of taxes, debt, and joint resources. You will likely experience a need to go back and review financial history. Some may be hesitating over whether or not to become sexually involved with a new lover. The answer for that one is to step back for now. Think again in January.
Gemini: Because Mercury is retrograding in your partnership house, changes will be coming to you through others. A partner may change his/her mind about a previously made decision. Those of you engaged in any kind of contract or promise may feel the need to back off and rethink the situation. Those who are recently separated may want to try the relationship again.
Cancer: This Mercury retrograde experience occurs in the territory of health, coworkers, tenants, employees, and pets. You may find it very hard to move forward with your diet and exercise program. Medical tests may return with false results. Double check. It is a particularly good time to organize and sort closets, records, and files.
Leo: Mercury will be retrograding in your territory of children, creative life, and romance. You may feel the need to reconsider relationship decisions. It is also possible that you will want to reconnect to former lovers, even if only to check in and say hello. This could be a time to call a temporary time-out in an ongoing relationship.
Virgo: We are in the middle of a three week Mercury retrograde period. The area of focus is related to property, family, and issues of security. You are likely reworking things in one of these territories. Family members may be erratic or indecisive, making it difficult to conclude open agendas. Have patience.
Libra: The Mercury retrograde focus is specifically on communications, neighbors, siblings, and others who are in your daily environment. Concentrate as much as possible on clear communications and double check what you think you heard. You may need to consider the needs of your vehicle now. Give it a checkup. Make minor repairs as needed to avoid more serious issues later.
Scorpio: The probability is high that you will discover some financial error made in the past that must be rectified fairly soon. It may be as simple as finding a bill that was forgotten and left unpaid. Or it could be a little more complicated and involve a previous misunderstanding with a loved one over shared resources.
Sagittarius the Archer: (Nov. 22 – Dec. 20)
Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign and will be more likely to affect your daily affairs than many of the other signs. It isn’t easy for you to slow down but wisdom says don’t even try to finalize anything while a retrograding Mercury is with you. Use the energy to research information and gather resources for better decisions later.
Capricorn: Memories from your life history may surface for examination at this time. Old friends or acquaintances who return for a short time could be the trigger for this life review. It is possible you may have a greater than normal need to reflect, to write, and otherwise give attention to your inner self. For that reason, circumstances will slow down in your outer life.
Aquarius: Mercury has been retrograding in the Archers’ territory that concerns friends, organizations, and community contacts. You may be having difficulty bringing things to fruition or conclusion in any of these areas. Perhaps you are compelled to put previous plans on hold. This is temporary.
Pisces: Your ruling planet, Mercury, has altered directions in the house of career and life direction. This is really more of a tweaked change than a life change. However, if you happen to have applied for a job recently, you may find that you are changing your mind about that particular route. Now is the time to research the best possible choices, but don’t act yet.
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