Scorpio Season invites us to honor the more mysterious elements of life. Themes of magic, death, and rebirth will dominate these days. Within the sun’s journey through this sign, there are many festivals and traditions that remind us to honor those who have passed on. Holidays like Samhain—a Gaelic festival that marks the end of the harvest season—and Dia de las Muertos (or Day of the Dead, in Mexico) are centered around paying homage to those that have departed the physical realms. Both also encourage us to dance with our own mortality—and consider what kind of ancestors we ourselves are becoming.
This year’s Scorpio Season, in particular, is dominated by an astrological signature that is also determined to help us reflect, review, and better understand how we got here, what to edit out, and what to bring into the future with us. This is due to the fact that on October 31st, Mercury, the planet of communication, will start its latest retrograde journey, a three-week period where Mercury will appear to travel backward in the sky. This astronomical occurrence happens 3 or so times a year, and like everything in the sky, its appearance was given meaning by the ancients.
Since Mercury is The Messenger, this retrograde will signal a time where we are meant to mimic the movement of the planet and review an area of our lives, making sure we are living it in ways that are satisfying, soulful, and on purpose.
Mercury is Magician, Mayhem Maker, and traverser of realms. Pop culture has clung to the definition of its retrograde meaning it’s a bad time to make plans, a time rife with communication issues, broken computers, and lost passwords. While all of this can tend to be more true than usual, we should never fear what the planets are up to. Mercury’s retrograde can be a powerful time when used for rethinking, reworking, and restructuring certain areas of our lives.
Read on at OprahMag.com to learn how this upcoming Mercury retrograde and Scorpio Season may impact your zodiac sign.