Clozette's resident astrologist Sarah Low
Now, guess what? It's Mercury retrograde again! Mercury retrograde happens three times a year and this time, it'll be in the sign of Scorpio and Libra from 13 October until 3 November. What does it mean for you and your loved ones? When the final Mercury retrograde of 2020 backtracks through Scorpio, you'll find it hard to connect with others beyond a surface level. Whenever you are attempting to communicate about something deeper or more meaningful, everything gets lost in translation or you'll find yourself getting confused. You will discover that you are wanting to see the easy way out by retreating to the surface instead of diving deep into the matter. It's challenging to develop intimacy during this point and it doesn't get far better once Mercury retrogrades into Libra as your attempts to express love or make things cooperative with the people around you may not work in your favour.
There might be misunderstandings and a lot of hurt feelings that may come during this period so learn to be careful with how you communicate with your loved ones during this period. At these times, actions will speak louder (and clearer) than words.
Let it all go! Having an honest release by laughing or crying is proven to be good for you. Laughter has been shown to assist in healing bodies, in addition to broken hearts. Studies in Japan indicate that laughter boosts one's body resistance and helps the body shake off hypersensitive reactions.
Be mindful of the steps you take. You've probably heard the adage that life is too short to stuff a mushroom (fun fact: yes, that is the full version!). But perhaps you ought to also consider the opposite — that life's too short to not concentrate on menial tasks. By slowing down and focusing on mundane activities, you'll clear your mind of everything that worries you.
It is not over until it's over. End relationships that are not working work for you, as you may be spending time in a relationship that has passed its expiry date. Instead, push yourself to pursue things that you have always been wanting to do. You'll be missing opportunities while you're stuck in a meaningless rut of a friendship or love affair, so stop trying to breathe life into something that's long gone.
Take a moment to breathe and be grounded. Inhale and take in what is in the now. Then, as you exhale, let it all go. Take a second to tell yourself everything is okay and you're still you and on your way towards your goals, despite what's happening. Breathing is potent in helping us have faith in what we're taking in and what we'll be leaving behind.
Explore your spiritual core. By exploring your spiritual centre, you'll end up asking yourself questions on your purpose and meaning such as 'Who am I? What's my goal? What do I value most?' These questions will lead you down a road where you'll think more in-depth about yourself and permit you to discover things about yourself which will assist you in achieving fulfilment in life.
Take care of yourself by eating healthy and staying active. This can also help you to remain connected to yourself and your higher power, whether that's God, the Universe or just your internal voice. Once we learn to allow our internal systems — physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual — to become clogged and slowed down by lethargy and unnatural substances, we block the chance of spiritual growth and eventual awakening. Keep your body cleansed by nourishing it well and keeping it active, and prepare to receive the messages you seek.
Be aware of your connection to the universe. Accept that the higher power notices everything you are doing, be it directly or indirectly, and it will affect everything and everybody around you. Big or small, what you decide to try and do can alter the course of destiny of living or non-living things that come your way. As you realise this, you may take more responsibility for your actions and influence and will make you not take spiritual things lightly.
Scorpios are the true masters of death, rebirth, and transformation. You may have been through an emotional turmoil so far, but you always know that you will come out of it like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
Get into your spiritual alignment. Pray for both yourself and those around you. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance. Help those who need your help even if it is just emotional support.
Sorrow will sometimes prepare you for the joyful moments because only when you have felt pain will you will appreciate good times, good people, and good opportunities. Sorrow also breaks you down so that you can grow. With this, believe that everything happens for a reason and in due time, you will understand why.
Aquarians are known to be immensely egotistical. Ego and pride may just be words that come together and are often viewed as negative. But sometimes, pride is necessary because it reminds us not to allow anyone to push us around. Ego, on the other hand, is a trait that should be eliminated as ego deters us from opening up our minds, learning or listening to the people around us.
Whatever you do, always remind yourself of what is most important at the end of it all. Was it getting straight As? Was it winning a competition? Was it the hours spent at work? There are times when you might regret not spending time with your spouse, a friend, a child, or a parent, so always remember the priorities in your life.
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