While we are all very excited about Halloween coming up on the 31st, that’s not the only thing headed our way. Mercury will also be going retrograde on the ‘spookiest’ day of the year, and we all need to be aware.
As Mercury begins to go retrograde on Halloween working on ourselves and focusing in the right areas is crucial. Sure, we can all still have our fun, but we need to keep in mind how this transition overall is going to affect each of us. Chances are you already know that the planet Mercury itself when retrograding is generally associated with things like communication issues, serious delays, anxious moments, and tension in a lot of ways. This time, things are going to be a bit different.
This retrograde is going to be influenced heavily by the planet Venus which is going to give us a bit of an advantage during this spooky season. We are going to be challenged a bit less and not as on edge as we normally would be. It is however very important to remember that you must remain grounded through all of this no matter what you’re facing.
Mercury retrograde on Thursday, October 31, at 27°38′ Scorpio joins Venus as shown in the chart below. This gives Mercury retrograde a sociable, loving and feminine influence. Mercury also stations retrograde on Venus-like star. But like Mercury retrograde in general, it does have some undesirable effects.
Mercury conjunct Venus makes Mercury retrograde 2019 the right time to tell someone you love them. It puts you in touch with what you love about a person and makes it easier to share your affections. Other people will also find it easier to show you love and appreciation. You could receive compliments, letters, invitations, gifts or even some money.
Increased social interaction and interpersonal skills make this a good time to ask for favors or to ask someone out on a date. Old friendships can be renewed and new friends made. While Mercury retrograde, in general, may cause some communication difficulties, this aspect encourages cooperation and negotiation. It helps you find peaceful resolutions to any disputes.
Fixed star Toliman at 29°42′ Scorpio gives friendship, charity, goodwill, refinement and a position of honor and power.  But relationships with women may be spoiled, or an existing happy relationship stricken by exceptional circumstances. 
Mercury and Venus with Toliman give popularity, benefits from friends, intelligence, business success, and artistic and musical abilities. However, it can make you changeable, indecisive, fault-finding and difficult to please, with danger from love affairs, trouble in domestic affairs through enemies, family sickness, and disappointed ambitions. 
Now, this is the best time for you to forgive and forget all the while cleaning out your closet on your own time. Do not let others misinterpret the things you’re saying or what you’re going through. Just do what might be best for you overall. Even when tensions rise and the people in your life might be getting on your nerves, let go of those toxic feelings and relax. Halloween only comes around once each year and this retrograde should not be ruining your fun.
Go out and have some fun but please remember where your limits lie. Right now is the perfect time to sit back and enjoy yourself rather than trying to force things to happen that these energies will not allow. When Mercury goes direct you can put yourself back out there and work on actually getting things done, right now you should be trying to let your imagination shine.