November 16, 2018 14:40 Current Astrology Articles

Mercury Retrograde November 2018

Mercury Retrograde November 2018

The third and final Mercury retrograde cycle of 2018 begins on 17 November (16th for the USA)!

It’s that time of the year again, when Mercury turns retrograde and pushing on at your usual speed simply won’t do. Time to slow down, review and revise. What exactly? Mercury goes retrograde in a fire sign (it's retrograde in Sagittarius) and when this happens it’s your vision in life that you need to take a closer look at. What’s your outlook? What are your expectations for the future? Do you feel hopeful or dispirited? If the latter, it’s time to rediscover your sense of hope. What inspires you? It’s time to take stock of the past and try and understand what went down. This will help you decide what’s important and draw fresh hope from committing to your long term priorities.

We here at Horoscope Friends advise you to leave Christmas gift shopping for after the 7th December because Mercury retrograde isn’t the best time to buy gifts. Stocks may be low, there could be mistakes or the post might be delayed. Opt for gift vouchers instead or look for that gift you missed last year. Keep receipts if you still have gifts to buy in case you need to make a return.  

Mercury retrograde November 17 to December 7 in Sagittarius and Scorpio

Arm yourself with a travel pillow, Kindle and water if you’re travelling long haul: Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius loves delaying or cancelling flights! But getting it off your chest to the airline representative might not be worth it because resolution through discussion is liable to explode into a rant! It’ll also take you longer to get the hang of stuff cos comprehension skills are scrambled. When it’s on your mind you naturally want to talk about it when Sagittarius comes to the front of the stage in the horoscope, but filters and better judgments and timings will all be off during this phase: expect indiscretions and the betrayal of confidences, perhaps unwittingly.

People also play more mind games or legalities get messier. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio can play on your paranoia or you’ll be so determined that someone is keeping something from you or that there must be more layers to a scenario than you’re privy to that it creates a problem or tension where there wasn’t any. Finally, transport on underground networks might be subject to more delays.   

Read aslo: How does Mercury Retrograde affect your love life

What Mercury Retrograde November 2018 means for your Zodiac Sign

Mercury retrograde is an opportunity to review a particular area of your life. Which? Let’s look at your star sign's horoscope!


Mercury retrogrades in your travel sector, dear Aries. You need to pay attention if you’re travelling long haul, double check everything and leave plenty of time to get there. On a deeper level, it’s time to review your outlook on life. Are your expectations realistic? An international, judicious, or moral issue might drag on, urging you think more deeply about your stance. You might also seek a second medical opinion or revisit an international contact or connection. It’s time to seriously think about your future. New possibilities are opening up for you! 

Continue your reading with Aries Yearly Horoscope 2019


Time for a major financial review, dear Taurus! The past years have been difficult financially, to say the least. Mostly that’s been due to unbearable taxation, alimony or loan payments or a lack of financial support from your spouse or business partner. And when support did come - from a bank or relative for instance - chances are it was with heavy strings attached! Time to review where you stand with all this and come up with a new strategy. It might also be a good time to rethink about a creative project or labour of love. This is also a time of psychological cleansing. Take time to process a past loss that’s still with you and cut emotional ties.

Continue your reading with Taurus Yearly Horoscope 2019


Mercury is your ruling planet, dear Gemini and you’re super-sensitive to its retrograde. Your hyper-active mind needs to slow down now and turn its attention inward. That means less messaging, emailing and talking and more being alone working on your blog, novel or other project. The retrograde happens in your relationship sector and so you might find that someone goes back on their word or drags their feet. Now: what do you want out of this partnership? Time to revisit old issues and hammer things out with your partner Take time to tweek out an agreement and don’t rush to sign. This is a good time to reconnect with someone from your past. 

Continue your reading with Gemini Yearly Horoscope 2019


Time to review your work situation, dear Cancer. Are you working too hard? If you’re looking for work to no avail is it time to change your strategy? On a deeper level, what is it that you look for job-wise? Remember, this is about what you do day in, day out. It determines your entire lifestyle and quality of life! Take time to think your answer though carefully. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results (runs the quote) is the definition of madness. If you want to see change, change your methods. It’s also a good time to revisit your health or return to an old exercise routine. Be ready for things to get better, starting 2019, by being clear on what you want out of your working routine. 

Continue your reading with Cancer Yearly Horoscope 2019


You have just graduated from the great school of love, dear Leo! It’s time to find your mojo! The past years put your love life through the grinder, whether you’ve gone through a dry spell or had a difficult affair that made you think twice about exactly what you need to be happy. Time to take stock! The same goes where a labour of love is concerned - whether that is a child or your own business. Stop. Make an inventory. What will give you the greatest joy moving forward? If you’re pining after an ex, you can gain closure at last. This means you might now get a second chance at love!

Continue your reading with Leo Yearly Horoscope 2019


Mercury is your ruling planet, dear Virgo, so this is a time to lay low for you. The retrograde happens in your house of home and family, pulling your attention down inwards and away from the social scene. Is it time to do a declutter or plan a renovation? Maybe you need to think about how to make a property work for you? This might also be time to make some important decisions about how to behave around a parent or how to organise your household around better principles, moving forward. It’s time to close that chapter and decide how to move forward.

Continue your reading with Virgo Yearly Horoscope 2019


You, more than any other sign, need to be careful when you travel, dear Libra. Also double check emails before you hit send and avoid signing documents. You might need to revisit a contract or hammer out a deal that's long overdue. The devil's in the detail so do take your time. File the papers safely and do your fact-checking. Also, better repair your car or computer than buy a new one now. Stop and review all you’ve learned in the past years. Hidden information might come to light! On the plus side, this is a good time to finish that novel! It’s also a good time to reconnect with a sibling.

Continue your reading with Libra Yearly Horoscope 2019


This is a big financial stocktake, dear Scorpio. Saturn has been in your money house choking financial flow for a long time now. Worse, it's killing your self esteem! Well, no more. Time to stop and carry out a review. What assets do you have to offer? You and you alone know your true worth. If you need to make some key financial decisions, this is your time to think things through before you make your mind up. Pending bills might need to get paid now or you might finally get a long overdue cheque yourself. Contracts involving money need close attention.On a deeper level, this is about restoring your self worth. About time!

Continue your reading with Scorpio Yearly Horoscope 2019


Mercury goes retrograde in your sign, dear Sagittarius, and it’s time for a major personal review! It’s time to get your thoughts into order, make sense of the past and make important decisions moving forward. This month is good for tending to unfinished business. Do not initiate anything new at this time. You might find relationships temporarily faltering. Turn your thoughts inwards instead and find out more about what makes you tick! An old relationship might show up, allowing you to gain closure and move on. You might also consider revamping your appearance. If so, do your research for now and don’t do anything drastic. Come the new year, you’ll be ready to put all your New Year resolutions into constructive effect!

Continue your reading with Sagittarius Yearly Horoscope 2019


See this as a much needed downtime, dear Capricorn. You’ll be wise to take a few weeks to lay low this month and prepare for a new year. Try to get on top of any paperwork and take care of your health. You might feel tired or run down, or simply unable to process too much right now... Why? Because your subconscious is busy doing a major clear out! Unfinished business has a karmic tinge this month, so keep an eye out for strange coincidences, dreams and ideas lying at the edge of your awareness. It’s time to gain some closure on past ghosts and sorrows, process your feelings and prepare yourself for major life changes. Because change is coming! A chance to take one last look back over your life before you begin an entirely new chapter. Take it!

Continue your reading with Capricorn Yearly Horoscope 2019


Time to catch up with old friends, dear Aquarius! You have a chance to catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while and reconnect with an old social network, group or club. If you’re feeling cut off and isolated, this is just what you need and it will also help you reconnect with old dreams and aspirations and find a new purpose for them. Rrenew your commitment of time, money and energy to those that matter. If you’ve been very socially active up to now, this is a time to withdraw a little and ask yourself who your real friends are. Watch out for misunderstandings.

Continue your reading with Aquarius Yearly Horoscope 2019


You’ve grown up real fast, dear Pisces! The past years have made an adult out of you. Whether you’ve risen to a position of responsibility and stature in your work, gone self-employed or become a parent, you know what it’s like to take charge and potentially have others depend on you. It’s time to take a moment and review where you’re going. Where do you see yourself in a year or, say, five year’s time? Review your career and life goals and reconnect with your most inspiring objectives! You might reconnect with an old boss or revisit your relationship with a parent in the process too. Watch out for delays around a promotion or obligation, or for misunderstandings with a parent or boss. Indeed, this is a good time to revisit how you relate to such authority figures and what sort of parent or boss you want to be.

Continue your reading with Pisces Yearly Horoscope 2019

Date Modified: Nov 30, 2021 12:42:41