Trick-or-Treat with the Ultimate Trickster — Mercury
Mercury moved into the sign of Scorpio on Thursday, October 3 and will make its retrograde station in Scorpio on October 31 or “All Hallow’s Eve,” a Scottish term that most of us know as Halloween. Yes, we are in for some interesting trickster shenanigans during this upcoming retrograde period (Oct. 31 – Nov. 20). You may also wish to note that Mercury’s total duration in the sign of Scorpio is just over two months, since he doesn’t move into Sagittarius until December 9.
Scorpio is the zodiac sign most associated with all things Halloween — specifically, the underworld. Mercury travels about with the intent of delivering clear and concise messages. Known as “the messenger of the gods,” he’s not afraid to travel to the places that many fear — beyond the veils of our physical realms — the deep Scorpionic unconscious.
Masks, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and haunted houses are deemed the dominion of traditional Halloween spirits and spooks. Fortunately, these are generally metaphors for the unsettled feelings that Scorpio seeks to make conscious. Facing our personal demons, shadows, and “the truth” can be quite scary at times. Life and death (transformation), power, passion, deep intimacy, and all things associated with these dynamics, are Scorpio’s domain. Corruption, money, sex, obsession, abuse of power, disempowerment — these uncomfortable themes, and more, may be unveiled in our external and internal environments during the next two months.
Scorpio is the water sign that relates to deeply buried emotions and the destructive patterns attempting to mask them. This Mercury period has the potential to suddenly illuminate hidden agendas and encourage long overdue transformation. If you desire change, you will want to embrace this powerful Mercury Retrograde cycle to transmute and transform your life. Ask that any hidden actions or thought processes be illuminated, so they can be acknowledged. Once acknowledged, a deep transformation can occur.
Facing personal truths and purging yourself of addictions or manipulative habits require strength, courage, humility, faith, and other qualities of a soul with stamina, because you are not just changing yourself; you are changing your universe. Your soul is a compass. Change one coordinate in your spiritual compass and you change your entire life’s direction. — Caroline Myss
Copyright 2019 by Linda Kaye