Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Not only will Mars turn direct, so will Mars’ little brother Mercury on November 3. Mercury started to retrograde last month on October 13, but you began to feel Mercury’s slowdown at the very beginning of October. Now, Mercury will turn direct on November 3, but even so, wait for Mercury to reorient his direction, which will take a week or more. Mercury will be fully functional by November 19, but you can act on contracts a bit sooner if your lawyer gives you the nod to begin signing, but it would be best for both planets to be moving direct before you sign contracts, close on a house, or make any other long-range decisions.
If you wanted to buy furniture, appliances, electronics, or even something as plain as a mattress for your home, October was not the time to go shopping. When you purchase things during Mercury retrograde, the item arrives damaged, or you find you bought the wrong model for your needs. Those are two examples, but no matter what the circumstance, you would likely never get the satisfaction from the product that you imagined you would.
Now let’s turn to the beginning of November, which might rattle you with unexpected news. A full moon appeared on October 31 in Taurus, 9 degrees, and was one of the hardest full moons of the year. Uranus, the planet of unexpected news, was conjunct the full moon, heightening emotions, and directly opposed the Sun, adding more tension. All full moons are strong for four days beyond the date that they appear, bringing you up to November 4.
The area of the chart that will receive the full moon’s jarring energy in the first days of November will be your fifth house of love. If you are dating someone you care about, you may discover a piece of information about the person, or about a friend you thought was supportive or you, and be shocked with what you find. Or your friend or sweetheart may say or do something that you find unacceptable and make you upset, and you may not be sure what to do. Uranus opposition the Sun is usually a separating aspect, so you may break off the romantic relationship or friendship entirely. That decision would be up to you as there are no predestined outcomes in astrology.