Take The High Road…Venus and Mercury Rx Move Into Libra Today.

We have a little gift today in that Venus moves out of a sign that makes it hard for her to do Venusian things and into Libra, a sign where she feels right at home and can deliver the goods. Venus wants to connect, socialize and bring sweet little indulgences. Libra wants everyone to be happy. Just a few minutes later, Mercury Rx joins her and this makes for easier conversations. There is more need for harmony and cooperation, so hopefully this softens some tense situations where we’ve felt like it’s me against you. With these two planets moving into Libra, we should see more discussion about equality and doing the right thing—hopefully focused on working together.

If you think about my reading this morning about avoiding conflict and taking the high road, these two planets moving into Libra play right into that, focusing more on getting along rather than separation and highlighting our differences. In any case, this shift in energy occurs around 8:41 PM CST today. By then, both planets will have moved into Libra. If you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, it might be advisable to wait until after these planets have changed signs. This could help soften words and bring in more understanding and consideration to the table.

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Mercury Rx In Scorpio ~ October 13 to November 3

The planet Mercury moves retrograde today or appears to move backwards in the sky. When this happens, you may notice some disturbances related to mercurial things such as communication, travel and data.

For instance, communications might be delayed or misunderstood. It’s always a good time to backup data but seems to be even more important during Mercury Retrograde periods. Review emails before sending and follow up to make sure they were received. Take extra time for travel. It’s not uncommon to experience delays and detours when traveling. I’ve heard several instances about GPS devices not working correctly and computers and phones acting up during Mercury Rx periods.

Mercury Rx periods, no matter what sign they fall in, are good for revisiting and reviewing. Scorpio is an archetype associated with psychology, resources, power, trust, money, sex, taboo topics, and investigations and research. It could be that during this time, matters regarding these topics resurface and come up for review.

It’s also interesting that the Sabian Symbol for this retrograde period is “An Official Embassy Ball.” Astrologer Lynda Hill translates this to mean a time of pleasant, almost party like atmosphere, but caged in very strict protocol and rules of behavior.” This can be likened to political game playing which is interesting in that in the United States, this is an election year and politics are very much on the minds of most people here not only on a national level but also at the local level. With this being a retrograde period right up until Election Day when Mercury moves direct, we may see things related to the Scorpio topics mentioned earlier coming to surface.

One also wonders if this Mercury Rx period will translate into a delay in election results similar to what the United States witnessed in 2000 with Al Gore and George Bush. Mercury stationed direct on that day too.

This is a bit of a tricky Mercury Retrograde as Scorpio’s traditional ruling planet Mars is also retrograde in the sign of Aries. Be mindful of blurting out harsh words in moments of anger. The archetype Aries can be a little impulsive and the sting of Scorpio can be harsh so, it might also be a good time to rethink, revise and choose your words carefully before speaking your truth.

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