Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Adding more difficulty to this period is Mars’ little brother Mercury, who copies everything his big brother does, including going retrograde. Mercury will go retrograde during a large part of Mars’ retrograde. Mercury’s retrograde will span from October 12 to November 3. For this reason, it would be best to make your major decisions now, not next month. Mars retrograde does not give the best environment for competing well. When you face the coming environment, you may feel overwhelmed without Mars’ help, and that’s why astrologers always say to delay that launch whenever Mars is retrograde.
It would be best to introduce your product at the favorable full moon this month, September 1, or if it’s too late to do that, wait until after Mars goes direct, November 13. If you go ahead anyway, you will have to do a lot of backtracking, fixing, and redoing from the contract to the product or service. In addition to Mars being retrograde, there are interlocking reasons that I will spell out here for you.
I look to Jupiter and Pluto, the two planets responsible for spreading the virus. These two planets meet every 13 years, and when they do, it is usually a time of great financial bonanza. This year, the financial bonanza stemmed from large government stimulus packages, the largest in history, and to help people, it was largely deficit spending that will eventually have to be repaid through higher taxes (source: the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank who was recently on 60 Minutes, an American TV show).
Jupiter expands all it touches, and Pluto rules viruses. They were to meet three times in 2020 for the first time since 2007 (and before that, 1994). This year their conjunctions were April 4 and June 29-30, and their next and last meeting is due November 12, 2020.