Your ruling planet Mercury, which rules communication, is undergoing its final retrograde of the year, and of the decade, Gemini. It’s taking place in the sign of Scorpio from October 31 – November 20, so the first three weeks of November can feel like one big blurry world for you, at least at first. As Mercury Retrograde begins, you may find yourself unsure of what you want from love and sex. You may have been floating around, not really asking yourself essential questions about your romantic aspirations, and just letting life lead you in one direction or another. But with Mercury Retrograde in the most intensely penetrating sign of the zodiac, you’ll find that you can no longer run from the depths — they’re coming to find you.
The first three weeks of the month you may therefore not be in as much of a casual hook-up mood. While you’ll still engage in interesting conversations and flirtations, a part of you will be seeking something, or someone, that stimulates every aspect of your mind, body, and soul. And since Mercury Retrograde often has to do with the past, you may realize that the person you seek is tied to your past. A past lover, a past best friend, a past fantasy… It’s time to explore that, whether it starts off in your daydreams or dreams, or if you actually decide to pick up the phone and let them know they’ve been on your mind. Yup, it takes courage. It takes being able to ask for what you want. It takes trusting that it’s okay to not get what you want too. With Mercury Retrograde until November 20, the Universe is asking you to be patient and not make assumptions about how other people feel about you based on their perceived behavior.
The Taurus Full Moon takes place on the 12th of November, and from the 8th to the 16th of the month you will feel its energy mounting and then waning. This Full Moon will activate your sector of spirituality and healing, so if you have sex around this time you may actually end up in tears! Either it will be so good (or so bad, yikes), that it makes you cry, or you’ll have a powerful realization about how deeply you care for your partner (and it may not be the partner you’re sleeping with at the time of the realization), and it’ll shake you up.
Sex is energy. Sex is energy. Sex is energy. As the first Air sign of the zodiac, you should be especially aware of this transfer of energy, and you should use this final Mercury Retrograde of 2019 to get clear about the type of energy you want to merge with, and why. Sex out of spite? So the first half of 2019. This retrograde will make you aware of times when you may not have fully owned your own shadows. Scorpio Season is bringing them all out to play now. Invite your bae(s) along for the ride… literally, sexually and metaphorically.
Once Mars, the Planet of Action enters Scorpio on the 19th, you’ll notice yourself transforming as a lover. Suddenly you’ll feel ready to dive in and explore your vulnerabilities with yourself and your partners. Even if you don’t think you’re ready, the fact that Mercury will be going direct one day after Mars enters Scorpio means that you’ll be able to feel yourself through whatever sexual and romantic inclinations you have.
You know what you need to feel satisfied, and you know what you want to do to satisfy those you love or deeply desire. It’s up to you to bridge the gap between the two, Gemini. It’s up to you to trust your instincts as you shoot your shot, particularly once Mercury goes direct. There will be a shadow period after the 20th, so be intentional in everything you say or do — people will be taking you seriously and they don’t want to feel like you’re playing mind games. Speak your truth so the Universe can be clear about what to give you.
Sag Season starts on the 22nd, activating your sector of partnership, and helping you view your lover(s) in a more light-hearted, adventurous way. If you’re single, you may end up meeting someone this Sag Season, especially since Mercury Retrograde will have ended and you’ll be feeling more like yourself again. Someone you once viewed as a friend or someone who previously friend-zoned you may pop back up in your life and you’ll see each other in a brand new light (did you both get hotter or…?) It’s up to you if you’re down to explore each other intellectually, psychologically, and sexually as the month comes to an end. You never know what could happen until you try…