Wise Owl Musings

November 1, 2019

On Thursday, October 31st at 8:41 PST Mercury went retrograded in Scorpio where it will remain until November 20th. It is a time that affects everyone and its effects are obvious. If you know what to expect, then you won’t do a 9 of Swords.

The mantra now is slow down.
Don’t rush.
Take your time – no, actually, ADD time to whatever you are doing.
This time has to do with travel, communications, writing, speaking, perceptions.
Anything involving travel and scheduling – count on delays and changes:
  • Driving to work
  • Airports and flying
  • Hotel reservations
  • Heading to a medical appointment
  • Waiting for the appliance repair person
  • At your hair appointment.
It also includes:
  • Misunderstandings
  • Miscommunications
  • Last minute cancellations
  • "They" don’t have any record of it.
Double, triple check every detail
Add half an hour for your drive to the airport
Recheck that new address you are going to
Know the service appointment will take far longer than you thought
Keep a phone charger and snacks on you and in the car.
It's a time to be flexible, for a 'go-with-the-flow' type of attitude.
If you are aware of this, then you are prepared to deal with anything calmly, patiently and even with a sense of humor.

Other things affected include electronics-
cars, software, computers, cellphones, hvac, appliances
Don’t buy any during this time (higher chance of being lemons)
Be ready for repairs
Don’t install new software.

The biggest take away is to consistently and obsessively BACK UP YOUR COMPUTERS and phones during this time. This is from someone who has lost huge documents because my "I'll back it up in a minute" thinking was interrupted by my laptop crashing for some unknown freak reason.

With Mercury in Scorpio, communication issues in our personal relationships will be highlighted.
People will seem more touchy than usual escalating unneeded drama.
You may say one thing but the person you are talking to hears a different meaning.
There might be more spilling of gossip and secrets with chances of jealousy and betrayals.
Remove yourself from those who stir things up.
Double check that social media posting or email before hitting post or send. Or don’t send it at all.

Just chill.

Strongly suggest NOT to sign any contracts or if you do, know that the contract parameters will be altered and changing.
Try not to introduce new projects, programs, marketing campaigns – anything with the word "new" in it.
The chances of success are slim during this time. And you will be probably be "redoing" it in entirety.

Mercury retrograde is a time to hesitate and pause. To focus on the prefix "Re"–
Few of us will be able to alter our lives to accommodate this time.
But you can choose to be more aware and cautious of those affected activities.
This is a time when the Universe is reminding you to slow down.
To find your calm center.

The Hanged Man is a card for this time - Pause, surrender, letting go, new perspectives.
Put things on hold before taking the next step.

This card is about learning not to make a fuss about little details or changeable situations, and choose to make lemonade with the lemons life hands you. Know that you will now understand the situations, stay calm and act in a way to bring about the best outcomes.

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