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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
The month ends with a challenging new moon in Scorpio, on October 27. Uranus, the planet of surprise, will directly oppose the Sun and new moon in Scorpio, causing a tearing away from a person or situation, quite suddenly. A work project or someone who reports to you at work (or someone from home, such as a babysitter, housekeeper, or gardener) might be a source of stress if they suddenly announce a departure.
This new moon might involve work you are doing on a written or spoken report or manuscript. Avoid sending your finished manuscript to your book editor in the last week of October, and do not choose this time to defend your thesis. Additionally, don’t schedule a performance review anywhere near the end of October—allow a space of at least five days, bringing up into November.
Mercury will go retrograde on October 31 until November 20, another consideration to take into account. This suggests you should seal your biggest projects as early in October as possible and do all you can to avoid the last week of October. As a Gemini, your ruler is Mercury, and although every sign feels Mercury retrograde, you feel it more than most. Do-overs, delays, cancellations, and postponements will be par for the course.
Do your holiday shopping in the first two weeks of October or wait until the end of November or December to find the perfect gifts for friends and family. During Mercury retrograde, it is never wise to buy electronics or machines with moving parts. There will be sales as you move closer to Christmas, so don’t assume you will be at a disadvantage. In fact, you will be the smartest shopper of all.