Halloween isn’t just any old day this year: Mercury retrograde fall 2019 also begins on Halloween. As Mercury’s final backspin of the year kicks off on Oct. 31, it’ll plunge us into a particularly intense retrograde period in the water sign Scorpio, which will make for an emotional ride. Mercury retrograde will be in extra emotional and intuitive Scorpio. We will want to forgive others, but not able to forget which may cause issues in moving forward with others.
How will Mercury retrograde affect your Halloween plans? First of all, don’t expect everything to go as scheduled. If you’ve got a fully-booked Halloween weekend of partying planned, it’ll behoove you to loosen yourself up and submit to the energies at play, because Mercury may have alternate plans for you.
As the ruler of timing and scheduling, Mercury is the planet that governs over the organization of our calendars, but when it’s retrograde, this same energy becomes confused, chaotic, and unable to be tamed, meaning that it’s easy for plans to get mis-communicated, rescheduled at the last minute, or missed altogether due to transportation or technological issues (think traffic jams that put you behind schedule, or Google maps malfunctions that make it hard to get to where you’re going).
That all said, the energy of Halloween’s Mercury retrograde is going to affect each sun sign differently. Here’s how Mercury retrograde will affect each zodiac sign’s Halloween so you can plan to go with the retrograde flow.
Aries: Your Intimate Unions & Shared Resources
Let’s talk about sex, Aries. With Mercury travelling backward via your suspicious eight houses of intimacy, transformation, and joint ventures, it’s time for you to reflect on what you’re giving vs. actually getting from your committed partnerships. All things related to loans, insurance, debt, and taxes might certainly come up during this time as well.
Taurus: Your Committed Partnerships & Connections
It’s time to negotiate, Taurus. The messenger planet is shaking up your seventh house of one-on-one relationships, and in taboo-loving Scorpio, you’ll likely be witnessing some interesting truths come to light. Don’t be reluctant to talking things out, and make sure to read between the lines when signing important contracts.
Gemini: Your Health Habits & General To-Do List
You better shape up, Gemini. Mercury will retrograde via your orderly sixth house of due diligence, and this is an excellent time to reflect, reassess, and reorganize your day-to-day life. Whether it is while discovering ways to get some work off your plate, or creating a life-changing health regimen, your savvy ruling planet has your back.
Cancer: Your Passion Projects & Love Life
You’re a showstopper, Cancer. Mischievous Mercury will retrograde via your expressive fifth house of love, children, and creativity, so look out for those toxic exes. (I’m kidding… not really.) Aside from the usual blasts from the past, this is an excellent time to revisit your passion projects. What inspires you? Don’t be afraid to express yourself.
Leo: Your Sanctuary & Emotional Well-Being
Family matters, Leo. This is especially true with Mercury Rx shaking up your domestic fourth house home, family, and emotional intelligence. Childhood issues that revolve around your close relatives or general foundation could resurface during this time. Nevertheless, this is an excellent time to de-clutter those emotions you had no choice but to repress. Learn to let it all go.
Virgo: Your Communication & Immediate Circle
Got a secret, Virgo? Your clever ruling planet will shake up your chatty third house of fun facts, petty details, gossip, and close peers; therefore, this retrograde cycle won’t be anything short of interesting. In Scorpio, however, this could be tricky, so be mindful of your words and gossipy text messages during this time. Either way, pay attention to whatever comes up.
Libra: Your Finances & Sense Of Security
To splurge, or not to splurge, that is the question, Libra. With Mercury travelling backward via your money-hungry second house of cash flow, core values, pleasure, and self-worth, it’s time to reflect on whether it’s all worth it. Can you afford it? Who knows you might even be subscribed to something that takes your money each month and not even know it.
Scorpio: Your Personality & General Appearance
Who are you, Scorpio? Are you happy with that, and with what you’ve been projecting to the rest of the world? This could be literally or figuratively speaking, because your first house of self governs your physical appearance and personality. Whatever the case, it’s time for a snazzy revamp, because it’s time for everyone to meet the real you.
Sagittarius: Your Inner Psyche & Private Life
Close your eyes, Sagittarius. Seriously, when was the last time you got a little shut-eye? Mercury is shaking up your secretive 12th house of closure, karma, and all things behind the scenes, so you could experience a number of spiritual revelations during this time. Also, this is an excellent time to forgive yourself and those who have harmed you. Let it all go.
Capricorn: Your Social Circles & Extended Network
No new friends, Capricorn? Mercury will retrograde via your 11th house of groups, tribes, friendship circles, and extended network, which means you may or may not have a bone to pick with one of your pals. Whatever you do, don’t try to control the situation. Speak your piece and let your friends do what they please.
Aquarius: Your Professional Life & Authority Figures
It’s time to finish what you started, Aquarius. Although, make sure you double and triple check your USB drive before sharing the wrong presentation with your superiors via Google Hangouts. Not sure which direction you want to take professionally? This is your official cue from the heavens: Reflect, reassess, and review.
Pisces: Your Beliefs & Long-Term Goals
Mercury will retrograde via your expansive ninth house of travel, which means you have no choice but to double and triple check your itinerary. This retro cycle goes much deeper than accumulating miles and surviving the TSA line. Have you been entertaining the thought of going back to school? Whether you’re considering the thought of relocating, or perhaps studying abroad, this is a good time to really reflect on your soul journey. Your inner compass knows the way.