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It should come as no surprise that Halloween is a powerful time when it comes to the energy of the Universe. However, this year this spooky holiday is going to line up with some other key astrological events, bringing a chaotic energy upon us. But, what does this mean for you directly?

The energy associated with Halloween has always been one that intrigued astrologists. This time of year is also known as ‘All Hallows Eve’ or ‘Samhain’, a time when the veil between our world and the spirit realm thins, allowing spirits to move freely among us. With this comes a challenging energy, especially considering the number of troublesome and mischievous spirits that may be trying to wreak havoc on our lives.

What does Mercury Retrograde on Halloween mean for your life?

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re about to experience a blast from the past in the form of a former fling or friendship. This is the impact of Mercury Retrograde, forcing you to face some unresolved issues. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this energy, it’s not going to be someone that you’re overly excited to see… Instead, prepare to deal with some heartbreak and hurt feelings. However, what starts out a little rocky doesn’t necessarily need to end that way. You may just find if you put the time and effort into working through this that something great will come from it.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Determined and focused, when you set your mind to something there is no stopping you or slowing you down. That’s why this period of time is going to be so difficult. The energy of Mercury retrograde is going to force you to take a step back and reconsider your actions. While this certainly isn’t going to be ‘comfortable’ at first, don’t think you can avoid it. You are going to be forced to learn this lesson one way or another, either the hard way or the easy way. It’s going to be easier if you embrace the opportunity to learn sooner rather than later.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Good news is coming your way. Your summer has been a little challenging, but the coming of Mercury Transit is actually going to work in your favor! That’s right, while everyone else is dealing with the chaos and confusion that this time is going to bring, you’re going to experience exactly the opposite. The energy that is about to descend upon your life will bring clarity and understanding, something you have been longing for. It’s also going to highlight the darker, mischievous side of your personality, just in time to make the most of Halloween. It’s going to be a fun holiday for you, enjoy it! This has been a long time coming.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

If there is one lesson that Mercury retrograde is determined to teach you, it is to find the strength and determination to overcome life’s roadblocks. You’re not just going to face one challenge, it’s time to prepare for the big leagues. Life is going to throw its best at you time and time again, and it’s going to be anything but easy. The best thing you can do? Embrace your inner strength and you’ll be surprised just how capable you are at overcoming these difficulties. If you can just stick it out and keep plugging forward, when the challenges finally come to an end you will be rewarded.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

While you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed during this time, you can use the energy of Mercury retrograde to your advantage. As you move closer to Halloween you will notice that a large number of people are turning their attention to you, seeking your wisdom and guidance. First, don’t let this go to your head! You have a bad habit of allowing your ego to take over. Instead, recognize that you can make this work to your advantage. If there are areas of your life or causes in your community that you feel strongly about, now is your time to make a difference.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

This time is going to be a challenge, especially for a control freak like yourself. You aren’t one to handle chaos very well, and you’ve got plenty of it waiting for you during this time. No one said that Mercury retrograde was going to be easy, but you can make it through this. Start by accepting that things simply aren’t going to go according to plan, no matter how badly you may want them to. Miscommunications will happen, electronics will break down, and roadblocks will send you scrambling. Don’t react in the heat of the moment, or you will say something you will later come to regret. Instead, step back and take a deep breath. You’ve got this.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

While other signs are going to face a number of external difficulties and challenges, your chaos during this time will be completely internal. You’ve always been pretty focused on self-improvement and the ways that you can do better, but Mercury retrograde is going to cause you to become obsessive about this. Contrary to popular belief, there is such thing as ‘too much of a good thing’, and self-reflection is no exception. Try not to dwell too much on the past, or you are going to slip into a seriously dark hole. We all make mistakes, it’s what you do afterward that reveals who you are as a person.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Prepare yourself for the fact that you are about to feel like a hamster, climbing on your wheel and running all day only to get off and find yourself exactly where you started. Mercury retrograde is going to hinder any efforts to move forward, but don’t give up, It may be frustrating now, but in time you will discover that all this work is setting you up for better things down the road. You just have to accept that your rewards will be a little later coming your way. For now, understand that it’s okay to feel frustrated and overwhelmed – anyone would with all that you’re going to be working though. Try to schedule some much-needed downtime or get out with your friends.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

While Mercury retrograde is going to bring chaos into your life in the much the same way that it is most of the other signs, your highly flexible nature will allow you to make the necessary changes to overcome the challenges that you face. It’s not that you won’t notice the chaos, you simply refuse to be bothered by it. Trust your instinct, and it will guide you down the right path. That being said, this isn’t a great time to start any new projects. It’s going to take all the time, patience and energy you possess just to keep up with everything that life is throwing your way.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re going to be hit hard during this time, so it’s time to batten down the hatches. Not only do you not want to start any new projects or make any life-changing decisions during this time, it may actually be in your best interests to just hide out altogether. Everything that can go wrong is going to, and you’re going to be left with the impression that you’re doomed in every effort. It may be advisable to stock up on supplies and simply lock yourself up at home away from the world until it passes. Certainly, you can enjoy the extra time with your favorite book or television series, right? Just be cautious about who you invite to join you.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

There is going to be one major challenge standing between you and anything that you may try to overcome, however, it’s not going to be what you expect! Your biggest challenge to overcome during this time will be yourself. Mercury retrograde is going to trigger a darker side of your personality, which will lead you to some seriously self-sabotaging behavior. Don’t trust your first reaction to anything during this time, as it’s likely going to come back to burn you. Instead, you need to take the time to think through the possible repercussions of your actions. You may want to avoid any major decisions in order to avoid setting yourself up for some a big fall.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You’ve always been known as a dreamer, but it’s going to become clearer than ever during this time. Unfortunately, as the energy from Mercury retrograde moves in you’re going to struggle more than ever with your grip on reality. The line between fact and fiction is going to blur, and it will take everything you’ve got to try to keep it straight. You’re going to have to take some steps to keep yourself grounded if you plan on making it through this unscathed. Write everything down, don’t trust your memory, and make sure that you’re getting plenty of sleep to rest and recharge.