Mercury goes retrograde on October 21—and will remain that way for three weeks, until November 10. All that Mercury rules—schedules, forms, traffic, travel, speech, repairs, machinery—will be subject to The Trickster’s tinkering. How can you best prepare? Check which house (or houses) in your chart contain 3 to 18 degrees of Scorpio. Be cautious and careful with matters in this part of your life for the next three weeks, because we’ve just entered the retrograde’s “pre-shadow period.” Mercury is taking its first steps through the zone of the zodiac it will later retrograde back through. This is when the seeds for the snafus we experience during the retrograde are often planted! If you go slowly now, with care, you may be able to spot potential problems and prevent them.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.