October 28, 2006 Mercury turns retrograde at 25° ScorpioNovember 18, 2006 Mercury turns direct at 9° Scorpio.
Scorpio represents our deeper sense of power and motives and alignes our inner and outer goals with our philosophy. Scorpio requires that we take a closer look to understand what truly is within. This being the last mercury retrograde of 2006 opens the door to grab hold of something of substance and that capsules our beliefs and bring this out into the world of career, business and literally bring our inner beliefs to the outer world in one way or another.
The Mercury retrogrades that are occurring this year provide the opportunities for us to show our true inner self, our true inner essence and to display the contents of our spiritual cupboards. The success that is destined to occur this year will not be determined by words and other shallow communications, but by the x-ray vision of qualities, ethics and abilities that have their roots in our spiritual cupboard. The changes, revisions and adjustments that occur during these Mercury retrograde time frames will have a major impact in the chutes and ladder events of 2006.
Mercury relates to thoughts, concepts, ideas, and communication. 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. During this time of revision, change is compounded and confusion is created by our reactions to the ever-changing situations. Thus anything started during this time will ultimately be taken back or even revised further, making for a high-frustration time.
The best mode to be in during a Mercury retrograde is one of "non-reaction". Treat the time period as a time of gathering information, yet because the information will be in constant change it would be like trying to comb your hair in a wind storm. Best to wait until the changes stop before attempting to make things orderly. Therefore, just let the winds of situations blow around you without reacting. Once Mercury turns direct, take a look at the information that is still around at that time and go about putting everything in order, while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.