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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
This should be quite a spectacular birthday month for you, and you could take advantage of many special, sparkling aspects that will be sprinkled throughout the month. You may be surprised at my optimism and ask, “Wait, didn’t you say that this month has Mercury retrograde?” Yes, and that is a beautiful aspect this month because I think you might be able to outwit clever Mercury and his antics.
Mercury began retrograding in Libra last month on September 26, continuing until October 18. However, as they say, this is not your first rodeo. You’ve had plenty of experiences with Mercury behaving like Wrecker Ralph, so you should be able to sidestep the most obvious problems. You’ve likely learned to be more deliberate in your actions—I finally learned not to take my favorite sunglasses with me all the time because, sure as can be, I forget them at the bank, writing out a deposit slip, or in a taxi, rushing to get to my destination. You also may have learned not to sign a contract during Mercury retrograde and to leave a space of days after Mercury turns direct (October 18) because little Mercury will always be at his worst at the start and end of this phase.
Mercury rules machines and the spark in electronic products, and this is the reason you should not buy a computer, smartphone, refrigerator, washer-dryer, air conditioner, or automobile during the retrograde. If you’re desperate because your current machine broke down, you may not have a choice. If you can, rent until later when you can buy the item outright. Read the store’s return policies, follow them, and hold on to your receipts. Most of the time, you won’t be desperate and can wait, and in that case, do.