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These Zodiac Signs Should Look For A New Job During The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde

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Spooky season indeed: things are about to get hairy as Mercury goes retrograde on Oct. 31. It's the last time the planet will go retrograde in 2019, and considering it's happening in the zodiac sign of Scorpio — a mysterious, sometimes chaotic sign — it's bound to cause some some problems in everyone's life. While Mercury retrograde isn't always quite as bad as people tend to think, it can still be a nuisance. Since Mercury is the planet that rules communication, it tends to make things super messy in that department... and that can get complicated, especially at work. In fact, it may be a time to reconsider what you're doing. There are even a few zodiac signs who should look for a new job during Mercury retrograde.

Here's the thing: Mercury retrograde is a time of mishaps and miscommunications, but also a time of reflection. When Mercury goes retrograde, what you want to do is take a step back and reflect on the past and everything that has been going on in your life. It's a time to really think about what you want to bring forward with you and what you want to leave behind forever. So, really, it makes sense that during this time, some people may feel like they want to leave their jobs in the past and move onto something new.

While it's generally advised not to make any huge decisions until Mercury is no longer retrograde — astrologers often recommend not signing any contracts or making any life-changing moves until things become much more clear — these zodiac signs might find that they have a stroke of luck if they begin a job hunt now versus later.

Bustle spoke with astrologer Lisa Stardust, who explained, "It's time to reassess and revisit former goals. An opportunity may resurface, offering us the chance to reconsider the option or opportunity in our professional careers." While you might not want to sign a big contract, Stardust encourages everyone to avoid saying "no" to anything new, adding, "Keep everything open and allow change to help transform visions."

Here are the zodiac signs who really need to allow for change, and might want to start thinking abut a new job:

Leo (July 23 - August 22)
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Leo, you may find yourself really thinking about everything you've wanted and the goals you've been working towards, like what you've already accomplished — and you might find that your goals have become a little different. Stardust says, "Your dreams are changing and that may reflect the direction of your career. Take note of your evolutionary ideas." Don't be afraid to evolve and adjust.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
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Scorpio, Mercury goes retrograde during your birthday season, so this is a pretty big time of change for you. "You’re transforming, but you may feel stuck," says Stardust. The good news? "A new opportunity may present itself. Time to take notice of other opportunities." Don't turn things down right now — you might find something better out there.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
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All that networking you've done just might pay off, Capricorn. Stardust says, "You may get a new offer for a job through an old contact that looks more appealing than the one you have." If an old contact pops up in your life again, that could be a really good sign for you.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 19)
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Aquarius, this Mercury retrograde should be a time of thought and contemplation for you, especially when it comes to your job. Stardust says, "You may want to change the direction of your career or commit to an old vision." Keep in mind what you really want when thinking about your next big move.