From November 16 until December 1, 2018, Mercury will be traveling retrograde through “nothing but the truth” Sagittarius, before backing into “I’ve got a secret” Scorpio for the duration of its backspin that lasts until December 6. The truth will inevitably come boiling to the surface during this phase, as secrets are revealed and skeletons are forced out of the closet. We may also be asked to review situations that happened last December 3 through the 22, when Mercury was last retrograde in Sagittarius. The silver lining is that this time around we will be better prepared and be more proactive. This transit is going to push us to look at the fine print (Sagittarius hates details and prefers the big picture) and reflect on what we've done and to be extra careful and pay attention to the facts. Mercury’s dip back into Scorpio teaches lessons that will involve going back and uncovering information that we may have been previously unaware of or have tried to suppress.
On November 8 we have Jupiter moving into Sagittarius until December of 2019. All planetary movement is important, but this particular one is beneficial since the planet is moving into its home sign. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Fittingly, it was named after the king of the gods in Roman mythology. Jupiter is the Roman equivalent of Zeus. Jupiter takes approximately 12 years to travel through all of the signs and stays in each sign approximately 1 year.
Today Venus turns retrograde until November 16, 2018. Venus begins in the sign of Scorpio and then on October 31, moves backwards into Libra for the remainder of the retrograde period. Unlike Mercury that orbits retrograde 3 or 4 times a year, Venus only retrogrades every 18 to 24 months. For the next 6 weeks, we are going to be casting a critical eye on all our relationships and evaluate if they are enhancing our lives.