Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
This month is about giving you time to catch your breath and work on innovative ideas that bubble up for you. If you want to take a vacation in October, you can, even while Mercury is out of phase. Your office manager will probably freak out when you say you want to go away for a few days, but if you have your phone and computer with you, you should be able to go. I have never left the house without my cell phone and laptop. I never know when one of my editors will need a question answered. I don’t mind staying in continual touch even when traveling, and you might not either.
A joyful, red-letter day could turn out to be Friday, October 15, when Jupiter, in air-sign Aquarius, your house of love, creativity, and happiness, will signal the Sun in Libra, also an air sign. With Jupiter in your ninth house, this would be an ideal day to talk about an upcoming project involving broadcasting, publishing, or the digital world. Mercury will still be retrograde, but it’s a good time to talk about or send a query letter that includes an idea. If you had already opened talks and a project has lagged or been put on a shelf, this would be the day to reignite it and move it along. If your birthday falls on or within five days of June 12, you will get a double-dip of pleasure.
Remarkably, three big outer planets will go direct this month. Jupiter has been bumbling along like a little turtle since June 20 but will turn direct on October 17. Pluto has been retrograding even longer, since April 27, and will turn direct on October 6. Saturn will turn direct October 10, having been retrograde since May 23. As soon as Mercury goes direct October 18, the following weeks will move along at a much faster pace, and you should be productive. Saturn will help your financial situation—if you have been working hard and wondering why your financials haven’t reflected your focused effort, you will surely be pleased with the uptick in income.
November might bring a wild ride for financial markets due to a lunation in Scorpio and an eclipse in Taurus, but don’t make any rash moves. I am not a financial astrologer, so be sure to consult and listen to the advice of your financial advisor.