We are heading to the third, and last round of Mercury stationing Retrograde; in the sign of Scorpio. Another Mercury Retrograde in a water sign; and this one can be quite revealing; unearthing many things.

Mercury is the messenger, rules communication, thoughts, perception, travel, but is also the trickster of the zodiac; and in the Tarot it is represented by The Magician. Mercury rules both signs of Virgo and Gemini.

Scorpio is about depth, intuition,  it rules both Pluto and Mars. In a blog related to Mercury Retrograde, I really liked the way this was worded: 

“Scorpio is the detective of the zodiac, so this Mercury retrograde could reveal skeletons in some closets. For example, if you or your partner has been unfaithful this year, that may come out. During this retrograde, we will see people for exactly who they are, and sometimes this can be deeply upsetting. But it also means that loyalties will be revealed and you can offer people around you the ability to do better by you, should you be willing to give second chances.” (See below for link reference)

I find Mercury Retrograde to be more intense in water signs; because water element is about emotion, intuition… also we can see some major spiritual awakenings at this time, while we are reviewing things. Also, adding to that is Mars will be stationed Retrograde during this whole time.

Mercury will station Retrograde on October 13, 2020, at 9:05PM EST in the 11th degree of Scorpio; and will travel back to the sign of Libra at 25 degrees. 

With this Retrograde station, usually people see glitches in technology, travel mishaps, and in contracts, documents… but it’s a good time to go inward and review many things in our lives. And with Mercury in Scorpio, it is going to be deep and intense!


At the time, Mercury will be opposing Uranus with an orb of 2 degrees; which this aspect will perfect once Mercury travels back, and then when stationing direct, for a third time. This makes this Mercury Retrograde full of unexpected surprises, travel and technical glitches, surprising, sudden events and major truth bombs.

To make things even more intense, Mercury will station direct on Election Day for the United States; and it will be squaring with Saturn. Anything can happen; we might be in for quite a shock. 

People with fixed signs might be feeling this one more powerfully (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). Check in your chart where will Mercury be transiting; which is 11th degree of Scorpio, back to 25 Libra. 

There is a good side to Mercury Retrograde! It can be a very productive time when it comes to reviewing things in our life that need attention; it’s a time of redoing things perhaps in a different way, a more efficient way.  It’s an opportunity to redeem ourselves if we can take advantage of this opportunity by going within and doing some instrospection. 

It is also an opportunity to let go of what is weighing us down, what is not aligned in order to allow space for what does align with our soul’s purpose. 

After Mercury stations direct on Election Day, then comes the post shadow period; which will end on November 19th. 

Reference: https://www.allure.com/story/2020-mercury-retrograde-scorpio