As if the Autumn 2020 Astrology wasn’t chaotic enough, retrograde Mercury of Autumn 2020 begins on October 13th. The planet of communication, thinking, and timing is squeezing in one final backspin before the end of the year, and this time around, it also throws our deepest fears, feelings, and even our future into the mix.
Knowing how retrograde Mercury of Autumn 2020 will affect your zodiac sign is a good idea because if we can’t stop it, the least we can do is be prepared, right?
The upcoming Mercury retrograde period spends most of its journey in the deep and mysterious water sign of Scorpio, which has the potential to increase our emotional defensiveness and put a sharp edge on the way we communicate.
Typical Mercury retrograde mishaps can make us paranoid and secretive, especially if we are forced to revisit personal issues that we have tried to hide or cover-up in the past. Mercury is nicknamed ‘the trickster of the Zodia, and in Scorpio, it seems communication is coded and too secretive.
The retrograde will eventually send Mercury back to Libra for its final days, where it will feel slightly less intense and give us one last chance to revisit the logistics and communication styles within our partnerships.
We’re in for exactly three weeks of antics, as this Mercury retrograde ends on November 3, otherwise known as election day in the United States. Given that this transit is known for miscommunication and technical errors, astrologers feel uneasy about the timing for this particular backspin, especially given the significance of the 2020 presidential election.
To prevent Mercury retrograde getting in the way of making your voice heard during this important moment in history, be sure to check sources for voting information before sharing, make a voting plan, and stick to it, and try to vote early and avoid cutting anything too close if you can. Discover how Mercury retrograde Autumn 2020 will affect you, according to Astrology.
If you owe someone money or a promise you haven’t kept, don’t be surprised if they show up with receipts looking for what was agreed upon.
Don’t ignore what you know needs your attention, even if it is below the surface, hidden from view. It’s vulnerable to admit your debts, but you’ll feel so much lighter, freer, and less stressed once they’re settled.
If there are any secrets or scandals lurking in your closest partnerships, be prepared for the possibility that they may come to the surface but don’t fear it.
Being honest and keeping your communication as clear, concise, and logical as possible can help you diffuse the drama and come to a constructive conclusion. Beware of exes who resurface and want a second chance.
Trying to manage your schedule and keep your daily routine organized will prove to be an uphill battle during the backspin of your governing planet, Gemini, so don’t stress out trying.
Always be adaptable and take a more go-with-the-flow attitude when it comes to plans and timing. In fact, now is a good time to eliminate as many excess things from your schedule as possible and make time for physical rest and wellness breaks.
Now is not a great time to start something new, if you can help it, and that includes jobs, passionate projects, and dating, Cancer. It is likely that post-retrograde you will see holes in the plan that wasn’t obvious to you before.
While an adventure or new hobby can be a fun dopamine booster, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make that joy last if it starts to wear off in November. Some things are meant to be fleeting.
This retrograde is deep and personal for you, Leo, as it covers up a lot of heavy things from your past or family life that needs to be looked at in a new light.
Instead of trying to bury these pieces of yourself like you’ve done before, call on your lion’s courage and start unraveling them so that you can come out the other side of this retrograde standing on a solid and honest foundation.
Because Mercury is your governing planet, its retrogrades are always a headache inducer for you, and this time around, you’ll want to be especially careful with your words, as well as the way you interpret others.
It will be too easy to misunderstand someone’s intention or to say the wrong thing yourself, so be sure to slow down and be extra careful when listening and speaking. Also, stay away from gossip, no matter how tempting it is.
I know it’s your birthday season, Libra, but since this retrograde has the potential to cloud your judgment about what you value and how you want to spend your money, it’s best to avoid any luxury or last-minute purchases, even if it sounds like fun at the time.
A celebratory treat is fine, but if it’s expensive, unnecessary, or tech-related, wait for the retrograde to complete in order to make sure you still feel the same way.
With Mercury retrograde spending most of its time in your sign, Scorpio, expect to feel confused and unable to trust your judgment like you normally would.
Your intuitive nature is clouded, and you may feel a little more vulnerable and less in control of the way you present yourself and your feelings. Instead of trying to master the cosmos, use it as a moment to slow down and refine your plans and path.
It will be even harder than usual to express, or even access, your subconscious feelings during this confusing retrograde so slowing down when it comes to socializing and grinding at work is a good idea.
Secrets from the past and even hopes may rise to the surface of your consciousness now, and you’ll want to make sure you give yourself the spiritual space and focus you need to face them.
The best way to avoid drama during this retrograde, Capricorn, is to mind your own business and try to avoid gossip or brawls with friends.
Members of your social team can heal old wounds and bring up issues from the past, and while you may be forced to acknowledge your part of those, be very careful to keep other people’s names out of your mouth, and other people’s opinions out of your head.
Your work life is likely to feel messy under Mercury’s shadow, so don’t be surprised by missed deadlines, emails lost, and maybe even some bruised egos.
Instead of trying to counter the confusion by talking a big game, take some time before making a final decision on anything to do with your career, and use that time to review your career path to make sure you’re heading in a direction that you feel is true.
It’s really easy to get carried away by a sea of opinions from other people under this transit, Pisces, but the best thing is to put your feet on the ground and stay put.
Don’t let your imagination get the better of your logical brain, and put your dreams or changes of heart on hold for now, because they might not represent your worldview the way you think. Write down your feelings and look more deeply post-retrograde.