A Note from Susan Miller
Here we are in November already! Thanks goodness, even allowing with Mercury retrograde until November 20, this will be a far better month than October turned out to be.
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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Last month was birthday month, but many Libras wrote to me on Twitter and Instagram to say that they struggled with challenges that came up in October. (If you ever want to give me feedback , my name is @Astrologyzone for both social media platforms.) There are several reasons for October’s tensions, and I felt the pressure, too. I will explain how a confluence of events stacked up, one after another, to make October harder than usual for many people.
The first reason points to the fact that October was a sensitive midpoint because it fell at the point equidistant from the two past eclipses, July 2 and 16, and the upcoming ones due December 25 and January 10. Eclipses arrive every five-and-a-half months, so in October, we all found ourselves at the mid-point. I don’t often talk about mid-points, because I feel I already give you a lot to think about in my monthly columns, but I will try to explain it in a simple way here. Eclipses are the strongest aspects the universe sends us, and the news they bring is usually startling, but not always in a bad way. Good news sometimes comes from eclipses too, and I feel the coming eclipses will be sweet and generous.
So, although there were no eclipses in October, we were at the mid-point of the two eclipses that had come before and the two that will come later. Astrologers see time differently than other people—we see the past and future at once and plot them on curves. I won’t torture you with this mathematical discussion, only that midpoints often bring enormous pressure to bear, especially if you had a sensitive planet in your natal chart, and by that, I mean a natal planet that was at a certain degree. I think most people noticed that in October and even saw it reflected in the news, too.
Mercury started to retrograde October 31, a trend that will last until November 20, and that didn’t help the feeling in October either because you started to see a slowdown two weeks before October 31.