Mercury stations and turns retrograde in the sign of Sagittarius on November 6, 2012. We might get our wires crossed. Communication can be tricky, and it can be hard to focus on cold, hard facts. Mercury will remain retrograde until November 26th. During this time, our thinking is turned inward, as we review and re-assess matters. This period is best used for re-organizing and reflecting. We look at the world a little differently—through different filters—and can come up with some very important inner revelations. It may be difficult to communicate them under this influence, but not everything needs to be rationalized. Mercury retrograde periods can be times of heightened inner awareness, when meditation, benefiting from keeping a journal, reworking old plans, and reviewing past work are favored. The Last Quarter Moon is exact tonight, when the Sun in Scorpio squares the Moon in Leo. The Last Quarter Moon phase points to some sort of crisis of consciousness. After basking in the awareness symbolized by the full light of the Moon at the time of last week’s Full Moon, we disperse our knowledge and come to a point when we need to sort out what works for us—and what doesn’t—in preparation for next week’s New Moon, when something new is born once again. This is not the best time to start a major project, as the decreasing light of the Moon symbolizes a descent into unconsciousness, and Mercury is stationary retrograde. It’s time to begin finishing up the details of that which was conceived at the last New Moon on October 15th.