Mercury walks backwards into Scorpio – let the cluster#@*! begin!

For those who are not astrologically inclined, a retrograde is where a planet in astrology appears to be going backward when it really is moving forward. Retrogrades happen with all the planets, and usually come with some pretty annoying effects, but Mercury being the planet of communication and messaging, makes for an extremely messy backwards walk through the woods. For writers, such as myself, this can lead to all sorts of miscues, errors in judgment, and lapses in communication. When the retrograde is in Scorpio, so much stuff is cleaned out of the closet, so many skeletons and secrets are given fresh air, one often feels like a politician who just got caught with their esoteric pants down, so to speak.