If you thought 2020 was done with its curve balls, you may have jumped the gun. Mercury retrograde fall 2020 begins on October 13, and it is delivering three full weeks of mix-ups and mayhem in the communication, thinking, and timing departments. Thankfully, it is the final time the planet will retrograde in 2020.
Mercury the planet of communication and cognitive function stations retrograde in secretive, obsessive, and transformative Scorpio this month. During this time, be extra careful of what you say behind people’s backs, as it will likely have a way of getting back to them. You may even notice that emotional hang-ups from your past are returning to the forefront and possibly even people from your past will reappear. Since the majority of this retrograde will take place in Scorpio’s murky and emotionally charged waters, making this backspin feel even more intense and powerful than usual re-opening past emotional wounds and making us feel extra defensive about protecting our sensitive hearts and reputations.
When Mercury retrogrades back into harmonious and partnership-oriented Libra on Oct. 27, it will be a beautiful time to get closure and maybe even resurrect a relationship from long ago. Nothing that Mercury retrograde throws our way is insurmountable, no matter how disruptive it may feel at the time. And none of it is solely negative, so spend this second part of its retrograde learning and healing from what it has taught you. Mercury’s regular retrograde cycle is a self-correcting mechanism of the universe, enabling things that need adjustment to be adjusted before it’s too late.
Mercury will go direct again on November 3rd, so if you find this period particularly impactful on you hang in there through Halloween and you will find yourself heading into the winter holidays with all right in the stars for you again.