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Give Thanks for Mercury Retrograde

Wild Turkey! It's Mercury Retrograde!

Mercury messes with Election Day and Thanksgiving
Tarot.com Staff

Once again, Mercury goes retrograde as we kick off the holiday season. The trickster planet will spin backward in Sagittarius and Scorpio from November 6 to November 26, putting Election Day in jeopardy and playing turkey-lurkey with all our Thanksgiving planning, travel, cooking and communications.

The bad news is that ballots could be miscounted during the United States Presidential Election, or even worse -- Thanksgiving dinner could be sabotaged if the oven breaks midway through cooking the turkey!

But the good news is you can prepare -- just as you take time to prepare that big holiday meal, you can also take time to prepare for MRx. Start by reading the Mercury Retrograde Horoscopes for November 2012 so you'll know how it will affect your sign. Then keep a few things in mind:

This time of year can be stressful even when Mercury isn't retrograde, so it's more important than ever to double-check details, like having your car serviced before heading out for the holiday, and being mindful of miscommunications that could happen with airline, hotel and dinner reservations. Stay grounded and keep a clear head with a Celtic Cross Tarot reading.

Vote early!

You'll want to vote early so your ballot doesn't get lost in the mail, and you might also want to double-check that you marked off the right box on your voting ballot. You don't want to accidentally vote for the wrong people or measures in such an important election year.

Misunderstandings are possible now, too. So you might hear about arguments taking place in the voting booths or at the ballot counting stations, or over the Thanksgiving dinner table.

With Mercury going retrograde in Sagittarius, one of the most blunt and direct signs, and then spinning further back into Scorpio, one of the most secretive signs, it could get more confusing than ever.

But the most important thing to remember is that Mercury Retrograde offers us all a period in which we can slow down, reflect and learn a few lessons. That theme parallels the whole point of Thanksgiving, right? So go ahead and give thanks for Mercury Retrograde!

But it's not all bad news. Mercury will be retrograde in the sunny sign of Sagittarius, which ensures we'll have a better sense of humor if things do go wrong. And a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius late Thanksgiving day adds an extra dose of detail-oriented energy to help prevent too many things from going wrong.

Cut through Mercury Retrograde confusion with a Celtic Cross Tarot reading »