Fall turns on its head as Mercury travels backward in Scorpio and Libra
By Maria Desimone
TAROT — Ready or not: Brace yourself for the last Mercury Retrograde cycle of 2014. This time around Mercury will backpedal through two signs, offering us an opportunity to re-evaluate more than one area of our lives. He’ll start his retrograde at 2 degrees of Scorpio on October 4. On October 10 he’ll re-enter Libra and remain there until turning direct on October 25 at 17 degrees.
If used effectively, this cycle can lead to revised thought processes that ultimately empower you. Still, with Mercury out of phase, it’s possible that you’ll experience the usual frustrations connected to the trickster planet moving backwards. These include miscommunication, misunderstanding, delays in travel, and all sorts of hiccups with electronic devices, appliances or cars.
October 2014 Mercury Retrograde Scorpio Horoscope
If you’re second guessing yourself more than usual between October 4 and 10 don’t worry — you’re not losing your mind. Mercury will be retrograde in your zodiac sign during this time, prompting you to revise how you portray your ideas and your image to others. This can be a good thing, especially if you want to remake yourself. In fact, a promising Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on the October 23 suggests a major new beginning is in store. Don’t be afraid to make a dramatic change; it all starts with your mind. From the 10 to 25 Mercury will retrograde in your 12th House of Privacy. You’ll need extra time alone to sort through whatever incorrect, self-destructive script you’ve been reciting in your head for way too long. Delete it.