Mercury retrograde is generally associated with communication and technology breakdowns, nervous anxiety, travel delays, and lost items. However, this Mercury retrograde 2019 has a friendly, sociable influence because it sits right next to Venus, the planet of love and peace.
Mercury retrograde October-November 2019 will not be as challenging as other Mercury retrogrades. It should be relatively easy to resolve any communication mishaps because of a prevailing sense of cooperation and harmony.
More detail about Mercury retrograde 2019 follows. Information about natal Mercury retrograde and the general meaning of Mercury retrograde phases can be found at the end of this article.
Mercury Retrograde 2019
The Mercury retrograde phase is just one part of the Mercury retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone (11° to 27° Scorpio). The two direct phases are known as shadow periods. The three phases of Mercury retrograde 2019:
1October 11 to 31 – The first shadow phase from Mercury entering the retrograde zone until Mercury stationary retrograde (11° to 27° Scorpio).
2October 31 to November 20 – The Retrograde phase lasts from Mercury stationary retrograde until the Mercury direction station (27° to 11° Scorpio).
3November 20 to December 7 – The second shadow phase lasts from Mercury stationary direct until Mercury leaving the retrograde zone (11° to 27° Scorpio).
Mercury Enters Retrograde Zone
Mercury enters the retrograde zone on Friday October 11, 2019 at 11°35′ Scorpio [see chart]. During the first shadow period, you will get an idea of the thinking, communication or transport issues that will arise during the retrograde phase.
Mercury Stationary Retrograde
Mercury retrograde on Thursday October 31, at 27°38′ Scorpio joins Venus as shown in the chart below. This gives Mercury retrograde a sociable, loving and feminine influence. Mercury also stations retrograde on Venus-like star. But like Mercury retrograde in general, it does have some undesirable effects.
Mercury conjunct Venus makes Mercury retrograde 2019 the right time to tell someone you love them. It puts you in touch with what you love about a person and makes it easier to share your affections. Other people will also find it easier to show you love and appreciation. You could receive compliments, letters, invitations, gifts or even some money.
Increased social interaction and interpersonal skills make this a good time to ask for favors or to ask someone out on a date. Old friendships can be renewed and new friends made. While Mercury retrograde, in general, may cause some communication difficulties, this aspect encourages cooperation and negotiation. It helps you find peaceful resolutions to any disputes.