This is a week to turn inward and reflect. Choose meditative yoga kriyas over the more strenuous physically-demanding ones. In addition, remember that Mercury is still retrograde – at least, for the first part of the week. Use these final days of Mercury’s apparent backward motion to finish up any retrograde-related tasks. Tie up loose ends, return things that you borrowed, pay back money that you owe. Finish cleaning out the closet. Go through your old contacts, old messages, and old journals. Look through old photo albums. Get re-inspired by something that is of importance to you. You may see something that sparks the desire for a dream or a goal that you once had but maybe forgot about or that got shoved aside by something else.
The Moon is waning this week. As a result, it may feel like and emotional come down from the excitement of last week’s Full Moon holiday weekend. This week it feels like we are wrapping things up, turning inward more, and doing some reflecting. Go back over things that need mending or re-visiting. Remember that Mercury is still retrograde. It is not a time to shop for things with mechanical or electrical parts. If you feel you must make that kind of purchase, be sure to get a warranty. Also, allow extra time to get where you are going. Confused directions and app malfunctions will be more common than usual. You may lock yourself out of your car or your house. You left your phone somewhere when you meant to bring it with you. What is up?? Mercury retrograde!
The Moon is waxing this week. Emotional energy is building. Notice the gradual crescendo of emotion that culminates toward the end of the week. This is the energy of Mother Moon growing stronger and staying up later and later each night. As a result you will find that your dream state becomes more active as the week continues. You may find yourself becoming more of a night owl as well. It is hard to deny the emotional pull of the Moon. More and more information is revealed. More secrets are opening up. We become more brazen, more bold as the week goes on.
The big news on Friday is Mercury’s change in direction. He stations, which means he comes to a still point, and then turns retrograde, meaning that his apparent direction in the sky is backward. For the next three weeks, Mercury will be retrograde, meaning that all things ruled by Mercury seem to go haywire. This is the time when communication is off, directions get confused, and there are more mechanical and electrical breakdowns than usual. Travel delays are more common and our phones, printers, and computers fail to do what we want them to do!
Our emotional reserves are down. Don’t tax yourself unnecessarily. Don’t take on any extra commitments at this time. Conserve your energy . On Monday it is helpful if you work in teams. Don’t attempt anything alone. You are better off working with a partner…. Tuesday is Election Day for those in the United States. Get out and vote. Make sure that your voice is heard. The Moon moves into emotional Scorpio on Tuesday morning, suggesting that there may be some underhanded business going on during election day. The energy is likely to go to extremes. There could be an explosion of outrage from all sides. Scorpio has to do with manipulation and power plays…
Remember that the Sun has just entered the emotional water sign, Scorpio. Everyone’s a bit more prickly than usual. Do you see the stingers coming out? Scorpio has a tendency to hide the facts, keep secret and then suddenly unload them on you in a rage of emotion outpouring. This is the time to go deeply into taboo issues that we normally keep buried deep in the closet. Let go of old baggage.