Another day in 2020, another cosmic mess to deal with. Yes, we are talking about the Mercury retrograde of Autumn 2020, which begins on October 13th and will last until November 3rd. It is the planet’s final backspin for the year and will likely be the scariest because this retrograde will give us some Halloween tricks and ruin the vibes for the entire lead-up to Election Day 2020.
The Astrology of 2020 is already quite chaotic, so if you are one of the zodiac signs that the Mercury retrograde of Autumn 2020 will affect the most, there are some precautions that absolutely must be taken to avoid any additional stress.
This retrograde period of Mercury, in particular, spends the majority of its journey in the fixed water sign Scorpio, which is an intensely emotional sign that naturally draws our attention to the darker, more taboo, and mysterious aspects of life.
That said, we are likely to respond to this cycle of Mercury retrograde confusion by being more defensive in our communication, calculated in our thinking, and even a little paranoid. You’ll feel like our deepest secrets and most private matters are about to be revealed (and if you’re not careful, they could be) and because of that, we’ll feel vulnerable.
Just remember, lashing out isn’t the most effective way to protect yourself from retro-drama. Instead, spend more time reflecting on your actions, trying to understand the actions of others, and taking responsibility for yourself.
With a little more aware of what this backspin has in store (and how best to navigate it), even the zodiac signs most affected by the Mercury retrograde of Autumn 2020 will be able to survive, and maybe even prosper. Read on to find out if you are one of them and how to deal with it.
It will be especially difficult for you to manage the timing and stay organized. Expect wrenches to be thrown into your daily routine, interrupting your flow and making it difficult to focus on anything except putting out retrograde-fueled fires. Instead of trying to get ahead of Mercury’s game (and fail), surrender to it.
Now is a good time to prioritize your health and wellness, so instead of filling your schedule with virtual Tinder dates or tedious work projects that will make your head spin, spend more time to rest, take care of yourself, and slowly plan for the future. Simplify your routine and put everything but the most important obligations on hold.
Even with your keen eye for detail, it will be easy to miss important information or misunderstand what someone is trying to say during these weeks, so slow down your racing thoughts to make sure you don’t jump to wrong conclusions.
Due to miscommunication and general confusion that will cloud your brain, it is also helpful to stay away from gossip or badmouthing.
You could say something you regret or accidentally send confidential information to the wrong person (seriously, it can happen), so stay frank and say what you want to say. Secrets will have a way of coming to the surface during this backspin, so protect yourself by staying tight-lipped.
Mercury blowing up your zodiac sign for most of its Autumn retrograde could easily trigger a little identity crisis, so it will be very important to stay grounded and not get carried away by emotional and self-aware thoughts.
You analyze your self-image, but it seems confusing because you might not fully recognize the person looking at you in the mirror. Instead of launching into a spiral of paranoid thinking about who you think you are, try to step back and recognize what’s inside.
You are more than an amalgamation of personality traits, Scorpio, you are a complex and ever-changing being, so try not to spend too much time worrying about how others perceive you. Staying true to yourself without overprotecting your identity, even in times of doubt, is the key to surviving this retrograde in peace.