Mercury will be roaming through the signs Libra and Scorpio. Both are indicators that fairness and justice are key themes. Libra is the scales of justice and Scorpio is the claws of justice. The caveat is that they are both aspecting the Via Combusta (“the fiery road”) energies in astrology, which are the degrees of 15 Libra (except 23 Libra) 9 Scorpio. In other words: This adds impulsivity and frustration to the cosmos and turbulence to the overall vibe. All of these sentiments we are all feeling right now, amirite?
How will this Affect the Election Results?
Here’s the tea: Even before the election began, the astrology community (including myself) was dreading Mercury’s direct motion on Election Day. The reason being is that it is slowing down the ballot count, which is already a glacial process because the high amount of mail-in ballots have to be counted by hand. We are also beginning to see the effects of miscommunication pop up by Trump (who is a Gemini, a sign ruled by Mercury) before all the election ballots have been counted. Luckily, news outlets are taking precautions in airing results before it’s been 100 percent confirmed to avoid fake news. And, recounts will happen.
In fact, as of the evening of November 5, both candidates are nearly tied in Georgia. Then in the morning of November 6, Biden narrowly took the lead — which proves the erratic and intense nature of Mercury’s direct station. This also means that declaring a winner may take some time because this will be the closest election of ALL time.
Has Mercury ever Stationed Direct on Election Day Before?
Actually, yes! The most recent election that Mercury ended its retrograde journey was the 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush. And, for those of you who don’t remember your U.S. history, the Supreme Court had to decide who the president was over the controversy in the Florida ballots. There was a recount. As you know, it took a hot minute to know who the president was. It was one of the closest elections in American history. Does all of this sound familiar? Astrology and history have ways of repeating similar themes and stories.
When will the Retroshade be Over?
Fortunately, the Retroshade will commence on November 19. This means that we are totally free of the Mercurial drama. Don’t worry, the winner of the election should be announced before then. But, it most probably will be contested and recounts will be demanded. So, hang in there. We are almost at the finish line. TBH, November 6 may be a big day in the election because authoritarian Saturn is aspecting Mercury. This means that the states and government are pushing to wrap up this election or at least get info as to which direction it’s headed towards.
How to Deal:
Watching the news 24/7 will make you stressed and anxious because there’s no movement. As will talking about the election with others. Therefore, it’s important to disconnect. Check-in every few hours or so. But, don’t let it rule your day (I know that’s super hard to do). Play Nintendo, commit to binge-watching a new series on Netflix, take up a hobby, read a book, or go for a walk. Don’t let the news be the focal point of your day. Mercury Retroshade can make everyone’s and anyone’s lives feel topsy-turvy — presidential election or not.