October is a good month to start dating again, thanks to Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury is entering the sign of Scorpio today, and you can expect quite a shift on the collective. Mercury represents how we communicate, how we express ourselves, and and how we process our thoughts. While Mercury was in Libra for the past month, we had a strong focus on being diplomatic, fair, rational, reasonable, and gentle with how we express ourselves. But today, you can expect a significant shift.

With Mercury in Scorpio, our intellectual disposition and communication style are no longer about preserving peace and harmony, but about uncovering the truth. You will find yourself much more predisposed to hunting for clues and looking for answers to whatever questions you have. And you might be quite relentless about obtaining the answers you seek. You’ll also be much more blunt when communicating with others.

Mercury in Scorpio thinks it’s better to tell the truth—even if it hurts—than to be inauthentic.

However, it’s good to keep in mind that just because something is true does not mean it needs to be communicated.

We’ll be interested in understanding ourselves and our psyche as well as others. As such, now is a good time to start dating or get to know someone new, as we’ll be much more insightful and capable of seeing the truth of others at this time. If you’re looking to deepen your friendships or your current romantic relationship, now is also a good time for that. You can listen with much more intent and be more receptive to what others are saying.

As Mercury will be retrograde next month, it’s good to keep in mind that what we’re doing right now will be revisited later in November.

Be sure to keep your record straight, avoid unnecessary lies, and tell the truth as much as you can. If you do, you’ll find that the retrograde motion later on won’t be too difficult to handle.

It’s also a good idea to start slowing down, both physically and intellectually, starting in mid-October. We will be in the “pre-shadow phase” that precedes every Mercury retrograde. And during this time, we slowly start to fade into the retrograde, which can cause bits of miscommunication and errors. Make it a priority to slow down and focus on your stillness, breath, and inner peace. If you do, you can avoid the most common pitfalls of Mercury retrograde.

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