Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius November 2018
November 17 2018 until Dec 06 2018
Mercury goes retrograde for the last time in 2018 on November 17th until December 6th in the signs of Sagittarius and Scorpio.
Venus just came out of retrograde on the 16th but instead of giving us a breather, the Universe has decided to turn Mercury retrograde right after Venus starts shifting direct. This is a clear sign for us all that we have to continue to move slowly and pause before rushing ahead. Unfortunately, there is no escaping this slew of retrograde energy just yet.
When Mercury goes retrograde, mistakes, misunderstandings, problems in communication and transportation are likely. Avoid signing contracts or buying new items. It can be an excellent time to plan, research, and prepare for something that will happen later.
Nothing will be settled successfully for the future during these periods anyway – you will find it nearly impossible to nail down a plan. During a retrograde period, it is hard to get decisions from others. Even if a decision is made, it will be subject to change, either just after Mercury turns to direct motion or much later. To make it worse this retrograde is influenced by Mercury square Neptune. This can distort your thinking which can confuse and complicate discussions and business dealings. Even giving or receiving instructions can suffer from lack of clarity and misinterpretation.
Mercury retrograde periods would not be good times to do anything involving communications, such as launch a magazine, website, or an advertising or publicity campaign. Verbal agreements are considered the same as written ones. The environment will be quite fluid and changeable, no matter what you are told or what you think
These phases are also considered poor times to launch any new endeavors, even if they are not related to the communications industries. Moon conjunct Neptune can increase your sensitivity. There can be risk of deception and confusion. An inability to block out negative thoughts and feelings of others could make you feel very uneasy or even ill.
Mercury direct trine Chiron suggests understanding and resolution can come from awareness and compassion. Mercury trine Chiron gives healing hands and healing words. Try to listen to others more and this alone can help resolve disputes. This is a good time to resolve relationship problems that arose during the Mercury Retrograde phase.