This retrograde is in the sign of Sagittarius, and a lot of weird things are about to happen.
The cosmos have been bombarding us with one retrograde after another, and I don’t know about you, but I’m not laughing anymore. Venus retrograde was a wild ride for our love lives, and the day that Venus goes direct is the same day Mercury goes retrograde. We really can’t catch a break.
Mercury stands for the intellect, common sense, cold reason, commerce and business. Its qualities are fluidity and versatility. Its position and aspects tell us about our communication and learning habits and our modes of thinking.
It is important to note that Mercury in Sagittarius is in its ‘Detriment’. The ‘detrimental’ placement is like a feisty child throwing a temper tantrum in the grocery store. Basically, it acts out inappropriately at the wrong time and wrong place. This is because Sagittarius opposes Gemini and Mercury naturally rules Gemini. Sagittarius also squares Virgo, which is also ruled by Mercury. So you can see, this is a double-whammy of a ‘detrimental’ placement for Mercury.
Sagittarius is the sign of society at large. Mercury rules the mind and mental abilities. So here we have social thought and the moral compass. The arm chair philosophers and religious fanatics come out of the woodwork. Pay attention to what others are saying because they are more concerned about the attitude and approach than the facts. Mercury in Sagittarius is out of place and next thing ya’ know, one tiny little remark turns into a religious discussion or a political dog fight.
MERCURY RETROGRADE BEGINS ON NOV. 16, 2018, IN SAGITTARIUS
While Mercury retrograde begins in expansive Sagittarius, it will station direct in deep-thinking, passionate, and genuine Scorpio on Dec. 6, 2018. Although Mercury’s backwards tailspin can leave wreckage in its wake, it can also be an opportunity to settle scores, understand the truth, and rethink aspects of your perspective that may not be working.
Your Mercury Retrograde November 2018 Horoscope
Travel plans may be foiled by Mercury retrograde, since it’s occupying your ninth house of adventure. It may be best to hold off on the lofty plans and epic journeys and instead, focus on growing wisdom within. Introspection is your most cultural experience right now.
Sexy time may not feel so sexy when Mercury is retrograding in your eighth house of spiritual sexuality and shared resources. It can also cause problems for your financial obligations. Try not to force intimate commitments. Also, you should spend this time paying off your debts and settling contracts.
Chances are, this retrograde is bound to stir up drama in your relationship. Mercury is in your seventh house of partnerships, showing you how misunderstandings can breed contempt. Don’t let the conflict get you down. Instead, work on patience, compromise, and empathy.
Your schedule may feel all out of order with Mercury retrograde in your sixth house of work and health. However, now’s not the time to expect you to start a diligent routine. Instead, focus on one thing at a time. Step-by-step, you’ll learn how to organize your world more efficiently.
It may feel much harder for your creative receptors to find inspiration with Mercury retrograde in your fifth house of fun and pleasure. It’s not the best time to start new artistic projects, nor is it ideal for decadent distractions. Instead, find the fun in finishing what you’ve already started.
Your fourth house of home and family is receiving Mercury retrograde’s confusion. If your fundamental values are at odds with your loved ones, conflict may ensue. Try not to make snap decisions about your relationships. However, be introspective enough to know what’s best for you.
With Mercury rolling backwards in your communication house, this is definitely not the time to be running your mouth. You may alienate others by saying the first thing that pops into your head. Instead, you should reorient your priorities and revamp your daily routine.
Your second house of money and possessions is receiving the brunt of Mercury’s tailspin. This is definitely not a good time to make major financial commitments, since cognitive functions are all out of order. Instead, save your money and rethink your relationship with spending.
With Mercury retrograde burning you in your first house of the self, you could feel that confidence in your identity is at a low point. Uncertainty may motivate you to force yourself into situations that aren’t appropriate. Use this time to rejuvenate your perspective your of yourself instead.
You may be struggling to find a moment of peace and quiet while Mercury retrogrades in your 12th house of the unconscious. Chances are, you’ll also take every irrational idea you concoct very seriously. Remember to rethink your thought process and revamp your spiritual health.
You could feel like you can’t rely on anyone while Mercury retrogrades through your 11th house of community. There are real friends and then superficial ones. Don’t sever ties just yet. However, rethink the people you surround yourself with and how you can be a better friend.
All your accomplishments will come into question as Mercury retrogrades through your career house. Hold off on making spontaneously ambitious plans or taking risks in your field. It could all crash and burn. Instead, take time to learn from your mistakes.