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An Astrological Storm Is Here And It's About To Mess Up Your Life

We regret to inform you the last Mercury retrograde of the year is going to begin today and it's looking like it won't be a fun ride for anyone.

If your Thursday started a bit askew, your train to work was facing delay after delay, you accidentally deleted your emails or that job you were hoping to get an offer for just didn't come through, there might be a scapegoat for your transport and communication problems.

It's called Mercury retrograde and if you haven't heard of it before, it refers to the moment when the planet Mercury changes its orbit and appears to be moving backwards, with this one back spinning through Scorpio.

That means there will probably be a bit of this going on:

Mercury retrograde happens several times throughout the year and it's just our luck we're beginning to enter Mercury retrograte in Scorpio, having starting today October 31 and ending on November 20 so buckle in, it's about to be a bumpy ride.

The fact it starts on Halloween is quite scary but that's only the start of it.

We've already survived two Mercury retrogrates so far this year, with the last one being from July 7 to July 31 and honestly, it wasn't a fun ride for anyone (I mean, it sucked for me) and the one before that was March 5 to March 28.

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When it comes to astrology, Mercury is in charge of communication, intelligence and timing. So when the planet goes into retrograde it can mess things up and make your life feel like it's going to sh*t.

We're talking things like miscommunication, travel problems, car breakdowns, tech issues and bad contract negotiations. But apparently it's not all bad news, just... mostly.

Mercury retrograde and its impact is highly dependent on how you react to it. I know no one calms down when you tell them to take a breath, but now might be the time to step back and evaluate what's going on around you.

The Scorpio element of it relates to it being a sign of deep transformation.

"Mercury is a communication planet, but in water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) it takes on a mute and intuitive energy. In this case, Mercury is in Scorpio, which means we can expect former issues to consume our mind," astrologer Lisa Stardust told Bustle.

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That means according to Lisa it's time to: "Reassess and revamp matters related to Scorpio’s theme of 'sex, death, and taxes' and heal the past within ourselves. We’ll emerge like a phoenix rising from the ashes."

So there you have it, a woo woo excuse as to why things are about to get a little bit... crap.

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