Recently, there’s been a lovey, lighthearted vibe in the air coming from all of the planetary action going down in Libra. Libra season’s influence makes you more romantic, social, and (sry) superficial. On September 27, Mercury hops out of Libra and dips into the depths of intense, emotional Scorpio, taking away all of the superficiality and flakiness. Now, you're becoming much more interested in deep, meaningful connections, intimacy, and your innermost feelings. Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are benefiting the most now, while the fixed signs Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius can anticipate a challenging, fast-paced time.
Mercury, the planet of communication, is a “personal” planet, so whenever it moves into a new sign or connects with other planets, you tend to feel it pretty strongly. When it's in intense Scorpio, you're going deep in your everyday convos, you're focusing more on your innermost feelings, you're learning more about your fave subjects, you're feeling calculating and logical, and your intuition is super-strong. Scorpio wants nothing to do with superficiality—it wants the capital-T Truth of the situation. Mercury in Scorpio's energy make you feel very turned off if you think others are acting fake or have ulterior motives.
The good sides of this transit: You're getting even closer with your boo, sex feels more sensual and erotic, and any first dates can lead to maaajor chemistry (just don't even try to keep it casual, bc Scorpio vibes are not casual). The bad side: Scorpio's investigative energy might have you overthinking things. If your coworker sends you an email that just says "OK," you might spend all day wondering, "Do they hate me???" when really they were just in a rush. Keep in mind that sometimes it ain't that deep. Also, Scorpio tends to be extreme, so while your high points feel high, your low points feel like rock bottom. So if that cutie on Tinder doesn't swipe right on you, don't spend days convinced you'll never find love—just keep swiping!
FYI: Starting on October 13, Mercury will begin its retrograde in Scorpio, affecting all things Mercury rules—communication, thinking, writing, planning. So use these next few week wisely!
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This whole “intimacy” thing is becoming especially prominent in your life right now, Aries. This obvs translates to your sex life (which is amazing rn), but it’s also making you keenly aware of all the other people/things in your life that you’re close with—your best friend, your greatest passion, etc. You're getting even closer with them now. You’re also paying attention to the close, unbreakable bond you have with money. Not just your own money, but the connection you have with other people’s money. Expect major news (either really great or really…not great) re: taxes, inheritances, or joint investments to start popping up now!
Mercury in Scorpio gives you a little sample of the upcoming Scorpio season, and for you, Taurus, these Scorpio vibes are centered around your relationships! All your “b” relationships—your bestie, boo, business partners, and people you’re beefing with—are becoming a bigger priority, so this is a nice time to strengthen your bonds with others or make new friends/crushes. This is usually your sign’s version of “cuffing season,” but unfortunately you’d be much better off not starting any “official” relationships now, because Mercury Retrograde is right around the corner. Take things slow, enjoy dating, and make deep, meaningful connections with others, but please wait til post-Mercury Retrograde before you upgrade your situationship into something more serious!
Your focus is being pulled towards life at work and your day-to-day routine. You’re connecting way more (digitally or in-person) with your co-workers, and you’re kicking ass on any kind of collaborative work. Your focus is sharpened and you’re feeling more determined. Use this transit's energy to help you perfect your professional life and reorganize your personal life. As dull as this sounds, (and I’m not gonna lie, this transit can be pretty tedious), you’re still finding plenty of room in your sched to have fun with friends, sext with your FWB, or get romantic with bae, thanks to Libra season’s lovely vibes!
You’re on a real lucky streak right now, Cancer! Mercury in Scorpio is making you feel like you’re finally waking up after a long period of rest. Your batteries are fully charged and you feel ready for action! Mercury is activating your chart’s fifth house, which governs romance, sex, and fun, so whether you're single or taken, this is a splendid time for your love life. Things between you and bae are more ~hot~ and ~spicy~ and ~exciting~, and sex and dating are waaaaay more fun! Mercury goes retrograde in a few weeks, but guess what? Your sign is, objectively, having the easiest time with this retrograde. While everyone else is dealing with the retrograde drama and shenanigans, you’ll still be thriving—well, maybe not thriving, but you’ll defs be having a way easier time than everyone else!
As Mercury sails into Scorpio, you’re finding that life is slowing down a ton. The saying “still waters run deep” is the most Scorpio thing ever, and that's your life rn. You’re spending more time at home, feeling more emotional, and getting in touch with your inner self. Your roots, your past, your family, and your home are all thematic right now. You’re reflecting on your dreams, feelings, and memories from the past (both the good and the bad). This is a time for you to assess everything that’s happened in the past, draw positive lessons from the good experiences, and find closure with the not-so-nice things. You need a lot of R&R time, Leo, so give yourself the space to take care of you. Sagittarius season is a little far away, but it’ll be the most exciting time of year for your sign. Take time now to recharge your batteries so that you can live your best life when this cloudy astro-weather blows over.
Whenever Mercury does, well, anything, you feel it extra hard, Virgo, because Mercury is your ruling planet. And as Mercury shifts into Scorpio, you’re feeling the change in energy immediately. Luckily, it’s a positive change (until the retrograde at least). Life’s getting busier for you: Your phone’s always blowing up, your email inbox is totally stuffed… you get the picture. This is a social time of year for you, Virgo, and it’s helping you to feel less introverted and more eager to connect with others. New friends (or potential future lovers) are finding their way into your life, and thanks to Scorpio’s intense vibes, you’re able to get to know them on a deep, significant level. You’re learning things that you didn't even know that you didn't know, about yourself, about others, and about the world around you. As a result you’re becoming a more intelligent, well-rounded person. Enjoy this astro-weather while it’s good, and try to not let Mercury Retrograde ruin all of the positive potential from this transit!
HBD, Libra! As the sign of the Scales, balance is very important to you. Maintaining a sense of social equilibrium is your forte, of course, but Mercury in Scorpio wants you to work on balancing your checkbook. Finances are a big theme with this transit, and you can expect to receive multiple letters or emails re: money now. For now, you shouldn’t worry about any surprise expenses suddenly pouring in—that’s something that’s more likely to come during the retrograde. Take advantage of Mercury in Scorpio’s keen, precise vibes now to pick apart your finances, make a practical budget that works for you, and figure out how to make or save more cash. You can also get a lot of work done on any long-term projects (especially at work), and if you perform well, a potential bonus or raise could be coming your way soon.
The weird vibes you’ve been getting from Libra season are lifting away now that Mercury is in your sign. You’re feeling more mental clarity, you’re able to speak up and feel heard, and the sense of isolation or loneliness you’ve been struggling with is letting up. You’re able to solidify your personal life, your life at home, and any career-related stuff you’ve been struggling to keep up with. This is also a good time to start new relationships with others—but don't DTR yet. Go on first dates, find people to sext with, or make new friends, because if you do start a relationship with someone new, the impending retrograde practically guarantees that it won’t last! You’re not the star of the show quite yet (Scorpio season is still a few weeks away), but now that Mercury is in your sign, life is picking up the pace. By the time Scorpio season arrives, you can expect to have gone through significant (and hopefully constructive) changes in your life.
As much as you love to stay active, move around, and live your best life, Mercury in Scorpio is unfortunately putting all of that on hold and urging you to spend time with yourself, alone. At its worst, you might feel like no one likes you or that you’re just not being heard, and you’ll have a month of feeling dreary and bleh. At its best, however, this is a great opportunity to enjoy having alone time, get in touch with your emotional side, take life seriously (for once), and just relax. One thing to watch out for, though: You might have to face an ex (whether it’s an ex-flame or a former friend) and hash things out with them. This isn’t a time to pop off or argue, though; it's a time to find closure and leave the past in the past. As a matter of fact, that’s the theme of this entire transit for you. You’re cutting cords, finishing (or throwing away) old projects/jobs/relationships you’ve left laying around, and basically giving yourself a “hard reset” so that when nicer astro-weather comes your way, you can re-emerge back into the world as the best version of yourself!
For the next several weeks, you’re having a pretty fun time! Mercury in Scorpio is activating your chart’s eleventh house, which governs socializing and friendships. When you’re not having a blast with your squad, you’re making new connections, adding tons of names to your friends list, and matching with all the hotties on Tinder. This is simply an objectively good time for you, Capricorn, so even when Mercury goes retrograde in mid-October, you’ll still be able to have a relatively drama-free life. Use this intimate, intense astro-vibe to get to know your close friends/lovers on a much, much deeper level. There’s a ton of potential with this transit, Capricorn—use it!
This is a critical moment for you, Aquarius. Mercury in Scorpio signifies a period of time where work is taking over your life, and you’re sort of being thrust into the spotlight. Use Scorpio’s calculating, perceptive influence to fully concentrate on your job, bust your ass, and deliver amazing results, because your work is certainly being recognized! You could get a raise, promotion, or bonus (after Mercury Retrograde's over, that is)...but your boss is also experiencing that calculating, perceptive Scorpio energy, so if you’re not doing your best, they'll definitely notice.
Now that Mercury is in Scorpio, you’re finding that you’re beginning to feel like your old bubbly, buoyant self. This is a big mood-boosting transit for you (until the retrograde, at least) and it makes you feel more adventurous. You always have your head in the clouds, but now you’re feeling like you have a clearer vision and better eye for detail. Instead of daydreaming, you’re setting bold goals for yourself. Instead of floating through life, you’re actively seeking out exciting new experiences and growing a ton. The themes of this transit are exploration, learning, and broadening your horizons. Every conversation, job, experience you have is teaching you that you do learn something new every day. This upcoming Mercury Retrograde might cause minor delays/scheduling issues/difficulty connecting with others, but the retrograde is only temporary, so don’t even stress!
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