We entered the shadow of the Mercury retrograde on October 18 in the water sign of Scorpio. The themes we are to work with will show up here. The retrograde period itself is from November 6-26, 2012. At almost midnight November 13, 2012 Mercury while in retrograde goes back into Scorpio, going direct there on November 26, 2012 and wraps up its time in Scorpio on December 10, 2012. Then moving into Sagittarius for the second time. The wholeness of the cycle will last through December 13 (the point at which Mercury retrograded at) and culminate on December 17 with the Mercury opposition to Jupiter!
Please take note of the cycles pre-retrograde, during and after, and you may also notice differences between Mercury being in Scorpio as opposed to Sagittarius. The Scorpio energy offers us a deepening and further focus with our communication techniques. Directness, intensity, clarity and passion with emotional overtones are par for the course. Forgiveness, acceptance, and emotional transformation also being necessary directives with this Mercury cycle. Allow the fire of Mercury in Sagittarius to burn you through to ‘your truth’, and the ‘arrow’ of healing to cut through the ‘old’ & illuminate the ‘new’!