Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Keep in mind that Mars’ little brother Mercury will also go retrograde this month from October 13 to November 3. Messages will not be received, or if they are, they’ll be misinterpreted. There will be difficulties with the mail, stores will be out of stock on an item you want (with long wait times until the inventory will come in), and there will be a plethora of misinformation being exchanged, even in your private life.
Do not purchase any electronic items or machines. Put off buying a car, smart phone, or computer, for example, and wait until the second part of November to shop. Any contract you sign with Mercury retrograde will not be long-lived, and you will either have to renegotiate it or not want to do so and simply walk away from the deal altogether. By waiting to sign until the new moon next month (November 14), you will be protecting the venture that you both are committing to then.
As you will see in the rest of October, this month will be a mess. I will try as hard as I can to convince you to wait until the second half of November to launch a product or service, to unveil your website, place an app on the market, or open the doors of your new business. These are some examples, but I am sure you understand what I am saying. Astrological texts speak of how new ventures tend not to work out well when Mars is retrograde because without Mars’ support, it’s hard to give the venture the right push—you may lack enough motivation.
It’s not the right time to start a new romantic relationship either.