On November 10, Mercury (communication and thinking) went direct in Scorpio, the sign it’s been in since September 29. This follows a retrograde period that started roughly three weeks ago. During that time, delays and misunderstandings were more frequent. Plans had to be revamped and revised.
Scorpio is the sign of the detective, so you may have undertaken some important investigations and ultra-deep thinking. Hidden truths and maybe even some juicy secrets were revealed. So now what?
Mercury now requires that all communications be conducted with raw honesty. Get ready to speak out! Or, if you fell into the Scorpio trap of obsessing about an idea or person or situation, it’s time to break free.
Here’s a sign-by-sign guide to using the transformative power of Mercury going direct in Scorpio.
You’re not one for navel-gazing, but taking an inner journey provides important clues for your outer success. Start applying what you’ve learned now and watch what happens.
This is the time for a heart-to-heart with your other half -- or to get serious about finding someone to share your life with. Relationship issues can be resolved with effort.
Your methods, techniques and processes at work have been tested. Armed with what you’ve learned, it’s time to start working smarter, not harder.
Are the kids all right? How about your inner child? It’s time to externalize some of what you’ve learned in these areas. Creativity provides the key.
Personal communications have been tested. Now it’s time to insure your home is wired in a way that allows you to communicate effectively, literally and figuratively.
Misunderstandings have been frequent, especially those with siblings and neighbors. Now is a good time to think about what your real message is. Unleash your inner writer.
You’ve had to face some hard financial truths. Now it’s time to implement a new budget or debt-reduction plan. Look into getting paid what you’re worth.
You now have the confidence to speak out and communicate your ideas to others, and will generally be on the move. And you can take those plans -- including the ones for a big trip -- off hold.
Your usual way of speaking or acting without thinking things through continues to backfire. But if you slow down and do some research, you’re unstoppable.
It’s both what and who you know that counts now. Use this time to do some discreet-but-targeted networking. Consider extending your circle of close friends.
Now is the time to launch a major career mission or to initiate talks aimed at getting a big promotion. Mercury in Scorpio can help you think more strategically.
Been thinking about going back to school? Or getting in touch with someone far away? Things can now go ahead as you find innovative ways to expand your horizons.