Mercury's retrograde is November 6th to November 26th.
The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. When Mercury retrogrades, we find that many parts of our life are being revised. Often these revisions can be a surprise or throw us back a step. However, these revisions which occur during a Mercury retrograde, are a "course correction" and provide a stop gap measure until we can review situations. The best mode to be in during a Mercury retrograde is one of "non-reaction", and with earth signs being impacted, physical environment will be changing continually during a Mercury retrograde.There can be purging, venting, raging -- a volcano of emotion that's been capped is opened. Be cautious about making decisions, if you experience a personal meltdown. Along with it being Mercury retrograde, the emotional force that's unleashed can lead to acting from peak intensity. I'm sure you've experienced that sense of being blinded by rage. It's wise to give yourself time to deal with (transform) and integrate all that's rising.
This retrograde invites us to recover any lost parts of who we are. You might get synchronised in the form of reminders of something that has a strong emotional punch or pull. It's powerful to hold something with healing awareness, that's been a source of pain or self-judgement.
In general, a Mercury Retrograde turns our minds and our thoughts to the past. Mercury is the ruler of the mind, communication, transportation, short trips, and neighbours. Often when Mercury is at his stations (the point of changing directions either backward or forward) things are most difficult. Expect travel delays and detours. Mercury’s retrograde is not a good time to start a new job or relationship.
The November Mercury retrograde gives our goals as aspirations a deeper perspective through Scorpio being activated during this process. The Scorpio aspect of inner depth as shown by our inner connection to the higher awareness, will revise our directions, goals and sense of purpose. Issues of transparency showing the Scorpio inner aspects of motives, ethics, values and intentions become the major area of focus during this time
On November 13th we’re going to have a total Solar Eclipse in the passionate sign of Scorpio. This could bring total transformation for some of us.
Then we’ll encounter a Lunar Eclipse on November 28th in Gemini, the sign of duplicity. Some of may jump to conclusions and make a decision they will regret.