Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
The moon rules your career in your solar chart, so there may be shifts there too near the new moon October 16 and the days that follow. This is a new moon, so you might want to put feelers out, telling others that you would be interested in hearing about new career opportunities or part time work you can do on the side.
At the same time, Uranus will directly oppose Mercury in your second house of earned income, so finding the money to pay for all the expenses associated with a residential move may be a bridge too far for you right now. If you can stay where you are now, do. Conversely, if you need to help a relative who is currently in dire straits financially, ask for family support.
Mercury will start to retrograde in Scorpio on October 13 and by October 27 will slide backwards into Libra. Mercury will go direct on November 3. I feel you won’t have to wait that long to see progress. Shortly after November 3, you will see a rush of energy and progress.
Mars is still retrograde too, and won’t turn direct until November 13. It is never a good idea to launch a new product or service while Mars is out of phase. Wait to do so until next month. Mars teaches us how to excel and helps us in the process. However, Mars is languishing on the couch now, and trying to awaken him is hopeless. We are used to having his assistance, so you, like the rest of us, probably have taken his assistance for granted, but when it is not there, it’s surprising how hard it is to lift a new business or product off the ground and into the stratosphere.
The planets that we feel the most when retrograde are Venus, Mars and Mercury—as you see, we have two out of the three retrograde this month (Mars and Mercury).
In a month when none of the planets are getting along, the most challenging moment will come on October 31, ironically on Halloween. This will be a full moon in Taurus, 9 degrees, and will light your eighth house of other people’s money.