It’s Still Mercury Retrograde: Time to Reevaluate, Realign, & Release for Deep Healing - Colette Baron-Reid | Oracle Queen | Founder of Oracle School

It’s Still Mercury Retrograde: Time to Reevaluate, Realign, & Release for Deep Healing

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It’s that time again…actually, we are already halfway through this cycle of Mercury Retrograde! Right about now, you’re probably thinking I KNEW IT! That’s why everything has gone awry. So, if you just got frazzled and also weirdly relieved at the mention of this planetary cycle, take a deep breath. Today I’m going to share my insight into this Retrograde and help you make the most of the next nine days, as I feel the last week of Mercury Retrograde is the most profound. 

For a quick refresher, from October 31st through November 20th, Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of deep-diving and deeper healing. Mercury Retrograde happens three to four times per year when the planet Mercury slows down and appears to stop and move backward. It’s an optical illusion, since there is forward movement, like speeding by a slow-moving train—as it recedes, it appears to go backward. 

The purpose of Mercury Retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. In many ways, this time helps us prepare for the future by propelling us to realign and reevaluate our plans and ideas. Since Mercury rules communication, things most often go haywire in that area—computers go on the fritz, (totally happened to me) miscommunications abound, and often the internet goes down. 

For example, right as I was to do a really important interview yesterday online, the internet went out in my house! Of course, we worked through it, but frustrating things like this are common during the Retrograde. Communication impacts almost all areas of our lives, whether business, relationships, or health.

So Mercury Retrograde can be a powerful and frustrating time. I am one of those people who happen to love it. Why? Because if we follow the prompts we can redo, regroup, renew, reclaim, refresh and clean some serious house! I’m talking inner house—the house of the heart and mind. Scorpio is asking us to go down into the basement to see what we shoved down there. 

What’s that smell? Oh, just some ol’ resentments and fears and misguided intentions I shoved in a box. Oh Oh. Yes, Virginia, you need to go on down there and clean out the basement. Scorpio wants us to go down there, where things may have gotten kinda nasty, not just tidy up the lawn and make the obvious rooms beautiful.  

Generally, retrograde planets present us with a series of events over which we seem to have little or no control, relating to the sign in which the retrograde occurs. For example, this Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio presents different conditions from a Mercury Retrograde in say Aries. It’s a great time to tie up loose ends, go over things again and again, and read the fine print. It’s also important to be clear in your communication and not take anything that’s said to you to heart. Minor frustrations may add up, especially in your relationships, so if you’re present for healing, rather than running away this won’t be an issue.  

Ultimately, the Scorpio retrograde’s final week invites us to look under the hood and clean up the gunk, really get to what is true and celebrate that! It’s a time to reboot our sensuality. Pleasure is highlighted now, and maybe it’s time to reassess how we avoid it. Scorpio asks us to look at this as an important aspect of life that’s often left for last in our chaotic busy lives. 

Exercise:

Review the details of your life! Take some time to journal today about everything that’s happening in your life now. What do you need to let go of? What things have you been putting off? What are you most thankful for? What’s going right? 

Create a new sensual ritual for this retrograde.  Take a good soak in a bath with salts and essential oils since Scorpio is a water sign! If you’re “too busy” slow down, breathe. Make order in your home as a ritual exercise, breathing slowly repeating the affirmation, “all is well, all is well.” You’ll be amazed at how great you’ll feel.

And, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the deep waters you’ve noticed this Mercury Retrograde. What worked for you as a result of your deep dive? 

In service and love,

Showing 48 comments
  • Vonda
    Reply

    Thank you for sharing your hike adventure, loved it and would love to do it too!
    I have a question for you…I love your Buddha artwork in the background and would like to know where you purchased it from?

    I am thankful for your weekly readings and the gifts you share with the world:)

    • Lea McKibben
      Reply

      Thank you!! I’ve been following the energy of the moon and Really loving the added Astro reading you’re doing along with the weekly reading. It’s helpful to work with the energy and retreat inward and listen more when things do go a bit haywire.
      Love and Blessings to you Mark and your fur babies!!

    • Diana Davis
      Reply

      Hi Colette,
      I so love your trip to play with the Llamas. You are so funny and I just laugh so much. You are the medicine to heal.
      Mercury retro is such a character and so unpredictable. I try to relax and affirm that I am safe, and all is well. I do a ritual when old mercury gets to be iffy.
      Love yea,
      Diana Davis

  • Elizabeth
    Reply

    Cleaning house is literal for me as we are moving and I am clearing out a lot! It’s a good process which clears space energetically too.

    • Normajeane
      Reply

      Hi. Internet off in UK
      And. I can say. Mis communions
      I have had a fair share
      I. Will be doing. Clearing. Cleanse
      And Beathing. Leo/ Scorpio
      I Feeling this. I been trying
      To. Move for Not so good place
      Very. Small town. Which is
      Lack of. Transport friends
      Shops Hope is my matra everyone x

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Hi Colette! Yes, it is definitely Mercury Retrograde! Funny, my internet also went out! It was a few days ago last week, and it was out for longer than normal. I know I have a lot of “housecleaning ” to do for sure. Both figuratively and literally. I just got out of a 5 year relationship and am literally, cleaning things up around here!

    I appreciate YOU and your work SOOOOO much! We all do! Please don’t stop helping with your work! I know now you were meant to replace someone else who left us all hanging not that long ago. Thank you! JB

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      BIG HUG!! I am NOT going anywhere!!

      • Gk
        Reply

        Colette ,love the way you do your videos with a teen like spirit!yes, this retrograde took me by surprise as i got in a family situation where i couldn’t avoid misunderstanding from happening and now i feel guilty too.Sent love to all involved.Onemorething ,i don’t know much about astrology ,so don’t know what my moon is ? Though i Went to astro.com .my dob is 14-09-1970.,if u could guide me..so that i can enjoy and understand the readings in depth.love you and your spirit😘💖💖

      • Ali
        Reply

        Colette thank you!! Mercury retrograde knocked me for a six at first! What I’ve discovered Is to sit each morning with me, a pen, and a blank page…I just sit and breath, and let whatever wants to come to my attention appear. I’m gob smacked at what happens. I get to understand exactly what’s happening and how to get the very best out of it ..I then live my day no longer feeling intimidated but energised and so pleased with what’s unfolding even though it appears to be baffling on the outside.

      • Zoe
        Reply

        I just realised why my life has gone crazy in the last 2 weeks! Opening up some old wounds that maybe didnt heal right the first time. Sneaky old Mercury. Is there any significance if one of your signs is Scorpio? Think its my moon

  • Lyn Wilson
    Reply

    Thank you Colette for your illuminating thoughts and guidance, i an digging deeper into current awareness of what is needing my attention during this current Mercury retrograde! Refocus, release and renew for me today, 11:11.🙏👍💜

  • Jacqulin Mattos
    Reply

    Thank you for being here!!! Your guidance is profound and always helps me. You help me see clearer. It’s been like a fight inside this last week and I have been like “what the heck”. Now it’s clear wonderful mercury. I will definitely take this last week to look at it differently, to use it for my betterment. So glad your here! ❤️

  • Jane
    Reply

    I tend to take a “go along to get along” approach in some of my more challenging relationships, but this past week have found myself blurting out the truth about how I really feel. Not in a mean or hurtful way or even with a lot of emotion. Just as a statement of fact. And when I poke around internally to find that familiar, “Oh, maybe I shouldn’t have said that!” it’s no where to be found. I usually duck for cover during Mercury retrogrades, but this one has been unexpectedly empowering and freeing. So far, anyway!

  • Kathryn
    Reply

    Communication was a big one for me. I couldn’t say anything right to my husband. But going deeper I may be feeding my ego self when I talk to him. Need to be more aware of that & observe what & how I am saying things. Also final phase in our remodel. We are moving 2 rooms around & there are so many papers & stuff in the one room. I really need to do a deep clean but first I want to get the rooms organized & neat looking. Then I can go box by box & paper by paper. Thanks for the reminder of Mercury in retrograde. Love all you do!

  • Mardi Skuce
    Reply

    Hi Colette,
    You are so spot on about this retrograde.
    I have had to find repairman for everything from the roof to the basement.My printer is dying..I keep finding small errors in my work.I sometimes think it’s all quite wonderful, the errors get corrected, the house gets fixed and misunderstandings get cleared up.
    Love you,
    Keep doing what you do please!

  • Roxanne Araim- Sullivan
    Reply

    Dear Colette
    Your inspiring and positive insight is always a welcomed
    By me . I’m grateful for your humility, humanity ,compassion
    and wisdom .
    Thank you for being a light for so many of us 🙏💕🦋

  • Pamela Shelley
    Reply

    Hello Colette,
    Big Hug to you and glad to hear you are not going anywhere. And thanks for the reminder of Mercury in Retrograde. Thanks for OS and your blog. I am illuminating my life in so many areas, and de-compartmentalizing it, ( me and them), and mucho grateful. Got a big fat F yesterday in deepening my learning of compassion and empathy which I have been praying for, Yes WOTO is working with me. I love the fact that I can hear so much from you. Your humor and communication style is a great part of this.. Keep shining and teaching, we are listening to you, You great little dog lover You.

  • LL
    Reply

    This hit home today “soak in a bath with salts and essential oils” I have reservations to sit in a salt room today. LOL – what a coincidence. Guess I’d better bring some of my oils too.

  • Jeffrey Mark Hittepole
    Reply

    I’m a little new to “all of this”… but I knew some old thought patterns had been returning the past week or so.. and I’ve literally been losing all sorts of things, with worse disorganization than typical. Long story short, I had no idea that Mercury goes retrograde 3 or 4 times a year. I really needed and appreciate the advice you gave here today!

  • Pat
    Reply

    Wow, what a retrograde. On day 8 of a cough/cold that left me cancelling everything last week. Turned out to be pretty much my second straight week at home as I adjust to a part-time schedule of doing dealing work following retirement from a stressful day job. Two weeks straight at home has definitely allowed me to see the gunk stored in my basement. I guess my self talk communication is what is showing up. Love the mantra ‘all is well’ and that is my new focus when old negative talk re-emerged. Going into this cold, I felt like this was to be an important 2 week period of ‘cleaning’ house as even better is waiting in the wings.💜💜💜

  • theodore Fields
    Reply

    Very nice, I enjoyed it

  • Bec
    Reply

    Thanks for the heads up! Your readings are always spot on! Yes, I am ‘looking under the hood and clearing out the gunk.’ Have to sell my car as there is leaks in the engine. Lots of experts telling me to ‘hide the issues’ and sell the car anyway. After all we need the money. I am adamant that I will stay in integrity and be honest come what may. I do not want someone else to suffer because of my sneakiness. We are all brothers and sisters right! So, have given the car away to some enthusiasts who know what’s wrong with it and will have fun fixing it. My conscience is clear and a huge (literal) weight has come off my chest (my own bonnet). Instead of feeling guilt, I will always feel ‘joy’ knowing that the enthusiasts love the car and will treasure it. I want the world to be a better place and it will start with me acting as a higher being no matter what. Best wishes Bec ♥️

  • Theresa
    Reply

    Colette, this is was so awesome and thank you so much. I just love understanding what the Mercury Retrograde is as never knew this before and just think how easier things would have taken place but today are strong and going forward. Happy 11:11 to you and all readers! It’s just beautiful and so loving!

  • Michele
    Reply

    Oh dear, on Saturday already I noticed we were going through a rough patch. An old wound keeps being brought up. Each time I hope it’s been cleared for good, yet it still rears its head. At least it gets less and less painful each time, thankfully, so I AM learning and growing. Same old, same old message – I don’t make myself my priority, I don’t take good enough care of myself, I make others more important than myself. “All is well, all is well, all is well!!” Thank you for your readings, they always help me navigate the rougher waters and find my peace again. Already feeling much more peaceful. Ever grateful to you Colette! Love and Blessings.

  • Michelle
    Reply

    Mercury in retrograde in Scorpio. No wonder I reconnected with an old boyfriend, resolved something from our past and rekindled an unbridled flame 🔥 between the sheets! Holy smokes! It has been a good time to release our past and past thinking, feel solid in my healing and rekindling a fire I thought had gone out. Yes, this retrograde is remarkable!

  • Chuck Pack
    Reply

    Hello Colette, Mark and the babies!
    May you always have a coin for the wishing well.
    May you ride Pegasus and return safely.
    May your eyes be filled with wonder as when
    we were little children.
    Love You

  • Josephine Ong
    Reply

    Thank you so much for this info. This will gonna help me in pursueing my US Visa application asap GOD’s willing. Regards and GOD Bless Us All.

  • Vera
    Reply

    Yes I am loving this Mercury retrograde too, it is so refreshing to dive deep and clean up, you honestly feel as good as when you do a deep spring clean. Funny about the internet cause I didn’t know the effect but I got so many times the message “no internet connection” hahaha Life is good and All is Well. Thank you Colette xx

  • Deborah Margerum
    Reply

    I love having this relationship with you… I have the Crystal cards and I love the help and guidance I get from them!

  • Betty Owen
    Reply

    Wow! I don’t usually respond, but I have to after reading this blog! First, next Tuesday, the 19th, is my 81st birthday! I have been on a conscious healing journey for decades but this week it seems I’m being forced into even deeper waters. Yesterday, my computer crashed–seemingly permanently. Do you have any idea how many treasured files, folders, photos, etc. I have on that computer that I would describe as being “my life”? But here’s the amazing part: I’m OK! And I can’t even begin to tell you what a rare feeling this is for me! Not my usual reaction/response at all! Thank you for the wonderful explanation of Mercury in retrograde in Scorpio! You are truly a gem!

  • Rosslyn Picton
    Reply

    I am loving the weekly Youtube oracle card readings, Stars and Cards AND now the oh so insightful blog. I am definitely feeling the intensity around this Mercury (in Scorpio) Retrograde. I am noticing a lot of online issues and “sharp” interactions with people (communication break downs.) To be honest, I’d like to hide under a rock until it is over ;), but can’t do that, so I breathe and just power through! I feel much more balanced and hopeful when I tune into the “Woo Woo” Thank you so much Colette (and Marc and sweet l’il puppy breaks 😉

  • Ylva
    Reply

    Thank you for spreading your light and giving in love. Feel Blessed, uplifted, connected, in touch and so grateful. Always enjoying your personal touch in readings and the storytelling told clearly and with so much love ❤️ ❤️❤️

  • Ylva
    Reply

    Thank you for spreading your light and giving in love. Feel Blessed, uplifted, connected, in touch and so grateful. Always enjoying your personal touch in readings and the storytelling told clearly and with so much love ❤️ ❤️❤️

  • THERESA
    Reply

    As always my dreams, my guidance cards i pull at home (I have all but 2 decks of yours) and they all seem to be guiding me to do my personal inventory (alanon language). Feeling called back into review the 12 steps and see where they lead me. I am soooooooo GRATEFUL for you, your work, your sincere heart and service. I sense that I’m definitely in the same soul group. Namaste Colette!

    Soul Journeyor,
    Theresa May

  • Karen Rehfeldt
    Reply

    Hi Colette, I always love your outlook on everything it is just so fun and loving. And like you I love Mercury Retrograde. You see I was born during a Mercury Retrograde so my mind works a little slower. Or as Debra would say slower and take longer to process stuff, so a little different. But I find it a very comfortable. When we are not in a retro grade I have had to learned to work through it. I have always felt as if I should go hide during non retrograde time because I am just so slow and no one wants to be bothered with how slow I am process stuff. Sure make it had going to school . I keep working with the cards and I find that with time I am also starting to understand them a little better, but sometime it is still hard to understand what they are telling me. And since you do numbers I have a lot of 11s also. Thank you for all your beautiful smiles

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Hi Colette — Was actually forced into a deep dive over the past week via a lot of pain around a very significant relationship. Meditation became agony but only because old beliefs that hurt like hell were coming up to be seen and noticed by me with compassion. This time, instead of running for the exits, I stayed with the agony. I just kept saying to myself, it’s ok. I’m ok. I wept, I took breaks to lay down and rest, etc. This went on for 3 days. By that last day, sitting in stillness no matter how painful, I came to the other side of it. And let me tell you, what a revelation. I came to see so much wisdom and understanding that had been lying just beneath all those painful beliefs. I had been so ready to blame the other person when I discovered this deep well of blame I always used against myself. I discovered too how much I’d been abandoning my inner wounded child (mirrored in how I’d been blaming the other person for abandoning me, as if it was their job to make me feel whole). This process of staying with painful beliefs has helped create new neural pathways in my brain. Where before my thoughts on meditation were, “So boring! What a waste of time! Let’s get going and do something productive!” now I see from personal experience that I can sit in meditation for longer periods and get past the noise to the other side where I connect with Infinite Wisdom. To me, this IS productive! The retrograde period in Scorpio has been profound for me. And as painful as it has been, I accept it as it is! #NoResistance #RealityIsSoKind

  • Pamela
    Reply

    Dear Collette,
    This has been a magical time of revisiting the complicated relationship with my mom. I am taking a writing course, and while I normally flow with poetry, this go round I was led to work on a memoir about my mom. Talk about revisiting gunk!!
    I have been floored at the information about our difficult relationship that has bubbled up. Information that is harsh and that I had repressed for many, many years. I am beginning to feel lighter and liberated with a deep gratitude for the relationship we had which allowed me to consciously choose in childhood the kind of person I wanted to be—the opposite of my mom. She exhibited a set of behaviors that I didn’t choose for myself.
    It has been arduous and freeing to accomplish this introspection during a Mercury retrograde, but the result is a positive impact that has changed my
    life at 70!!
    Thank you for all your sharing and support, especially for light workers. You are a blessing to all you touch!!
    In gratitude, Pamela

  • Pamela
    Reply

    Dear Collette,
    This has been a magical time of revisiting the complicated relationship with my mom. I am taking a writing course, and while I normally flow with poetry, this go round I was led to work on a memoir about my mom. Talk about revisiting gunk!!
    I have been floored at the information about our difficult relationship that has bubbled up. Information that is harsh and that I had repressed for many, many years. I am beginning to feel lighter and liberated with a deep gratitude for the relationship we had which allowed me to consciously choose in childhood the kind of person I wanted to be—the opposite of my mom. She exhibited a set of behaviors that I didn’t choose for myself.
    It has been arduous and freeing to accomplish this introspection during a Mercury retrograde, but the result is a positive impact that has changed my
    life at 70!!
    Thank you for all your sharing and support, especially for light workers. You are a blessing to all you touch!!
    In gratitude, Pamela
    PS- I use your Oracle cards daily. They really help reinforce a positive path for me. 🙂

  • Linda
    Reply

    Love the Alpacas. I used to have two, Al and Paca the camelid brothers. Very Zen and a lot of fun! I am realizing I am being waaaay too hard on myself and when I get pissed off at me I get angry with others. Not their fault I made the choices I did. This will be a major release tomorrow night. Love you!

  • Lin d
    Reply

    I looked again at basic family relationships. .. my Mom and Pop and was able to unwind the dysfunction a little more using a YouTube video. Plus I’ve been thinking about taking a long soak. We just moved and so I’m still unpacking and I’ve only taken showers in the tub so far.. haha.. a long soak would be delightful with some essential oils! Great idea! Thanks 🙏🏼 😘

  • Tiziana Amagda Morgana
    Reply

    I have connection and Internet issues every single Mercury Retrograde, but this one is stronger for me, because I have Mercury in Scorpio in my Birth Chart. The communication planet stopped just after trespassing Neptune and entering in my Second House. The first effect was I couldn’t work at Samhain. I love Samhain, but this year I had troubles going live and noone called me for the evening readings. At last, I simply lighted a candle and did a couple of Oracle Readings. I was disturbed in my Akashic Records exercises too, because a Spirit Being decided to stay in my house till he could send a message. Unfortunately, I am psychic, but definitely not a medium, so s/he (I couldn’t spot the sex) reached only to disturb the communication between me and my Guides. The Being went away only when the Red Serpent Wavespell closed. The day after one of my Guides wrote two full pages, and told me they explained the Being that if he had not gone into the Light before the Gateway closed, s/he would have been trapped here… I don’t know if it’s true, but it worked 🙂

  • Åsa Nilsson
    Reply

    Thank you Colette! Your timing couldn’t be any better! 🙂 I just read your blog post after spending half of my night tossing and turning over the weirdest conversation twist that occurred between with me and my two besties last night. Now I see why! Love all the messages for this week. Big hugs from Sweden! Best, Åsa

  • Shelley
    Reply

    Thank you Colette.
    This has been a time for me of unearthing historical information. It has also been a time of connection with family and friends. The glitches have definitely been present but nothing unmanageable .
    I’m grateful for your ongoing insights and guidance.
    Much love!

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Perhaps this retrograde explains why I dreamt that Earth was totally flooded and I was walking around on the flooded mountains. Water all around as far as I could see and above the stars and cosmos. Working with deep emotions at night it seems! Now thanks to your article the dreams feel much more relevant and clearer and I think I do know what fears I work with right now! Thank You!

  • JAENIECE
    Reply

    Last week, kiosks at lab went off line just after I filled in my info. Two of the lab techs were verbally upset. A mother stepped up and defused the situation. The next day, at eye drs, their switching over to a new program, and the drs computer went off line…He was telling me of his frustration, yet smiling, too. Just reading your letter gave me a chuckle. Spirit gets our attention to stop resisting, and learn to just let go 👍💕. Thank you Colette💝. Bless you so much 💝

  • Renee Sugar
    Reply

    Here is a wonderful word that I feel describes Mercury retrograde.
    ” Discombobulation” Confusion, frustration, and a sense of not
    being in control. Pieces of the whole coming into view, but not
    yet filled in. Missed links, steps forward, interruptions, missed
    connections. “What the heck”? ” NOW WHAT ” ? For me this is
    a state of disequilibrium where there is a plan in place; but it
    seems very fragmented. The good news is that it does fall into
    place so best not to react to the “temporary outer conditions”
    and flow with the unexpected inconveniences. I remind myself
    of your good counsel ” Oh that’s interesting”. Staying detached
    and present with all of the missteps is the best way I can ride
    out this journey of the uncertain, unexpected blips on the screen.
    Merely bumps on the road.
    I do pay attention and take note. Always learn something I hadn’t considered
    before. Many thanks for the wisdom and perspective. I do appreciate and remember when times get a little ” discombobulated “. Lots of Love

  • Anonymous
    Reply

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