The Year's Final Mercury Retrograde Is About To End (Can We Get A Hallelujah?)
This week, the AstroTwins say we're all in for some much-needed clarity, direction, and a bit of dramatic flair. Here's your horoscope:
On Tuesday, Mercury goes direct again—just in time for the U.S. election.
Flip your focus from the past to the future. It's time to stop dwelling on (or at least tone it down) this Tuesday, November 3, as Mercury wakes up from its befuddling three-week retrograde through Scorpio and Libra.
Since October 13, churning emotions and "Should I have said that out loud?" obsessing was the norm. Coupled with election anxiety (which we believe should now be classified as an official psychological condition), it's been pretty traumatic around these parts. No, everything won't go back to "business as usual" overnight...or possibly ever. But Mercury's forward march through Libra (until November 10) then Scorpio (until December 1) will give us a chance to review all the events that have transpired since early October. Accepting what's before us doesn't mean agreeing with it—not at all! But Mercury's U-turn allows us to discern the facts and develop a new strategy based on what is actually happening. At time of writing, we do not know who will occupy the role of president of the United States from 2021 to 2024. Regardless, the road to recovery is long and winding, something everyone around the globe is grappling with this year.
With the messenger planet backstroking mostly through Scorpio's esoteric waters since October 13, emotions may have overtaken everyone's better senses. If you found yourself crying "inexplicably"—or for a damn good reason, you'll have to admit that the tears were therapeutic. But enough of this three-hanky drama! With Mercury back on track, the chronic misunderstandings that disrupted the season can give way to healing reconciliations. Contracts that were held up in red tape could finally move into the negotiation (and signing!) phase—although you may want to comb things over until November 19 when the "retroshade" shadow passes. Don't lose the important message Mercury retrograde revealed about the pitfalls of skimming the surface instead of finding out what lies beneath. Even if you learned this in a tough love kind of way, you can move into the spring with a new resolve to slow down, get every question answered, and read the fine print.
On Sunday, November 8, a balancing quarter moon in Leo will bring on the glam.
Have you fallen into a rut of basic-ness? These glamorous, theatrical moonbeams underscore the power of a well-placed bell or whistle. Already creeping into Liberace Museum terrain? This lunar leveling will wag a bejeweled finger at anything ostentatious. Leo style maven Coco Chanel advised the removal of one accessory before walking out the door, and this principle can be broadly applied near Sunday. The quarter moon can also bring a romantic revival for the lonely hearts out there. If your mojo's been in slow-mo, do something that gets you in touch with your own physicality like booking a massage (Leo rules the back) or dancing with friends in your living room. With mane-obsessed Leo helming this lunar operative, a modest but noticeable change to your hair could bring an epic mood boost.