Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
This full moon is mixed, however, and there are crosscurrents. If you planned to launch a product or service, consumers or clients may be confused and flood your customer support team with questions. Mars in Aries will take the lead and, fortunately, will be in conversation with Venus at the time of the full moon indicating you might get more assignments, and for those who are not paying on time, use a soft touch as your best approach.
The new moon of October 16 is more concerning. Money will be your focus, and normally a new moon in Libra would improve cash flow fairly quickly. This one might, but at the same time your audience, clients, consumers, readers, or viewers will continue to be confused and will need tending. Have all hands on deck to answer questions. Adding to the situation will be Mercury in retrograde from October 13 to November 3, which is occurring within Mars retrograde, having started September 9 and will continue until November 13.
These two planets, Mars and Mercury, both retrograde, orbit close to earth, so you will feel the effects of these more than you would when any of the outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto are retrograde. (Venus also orbits close to earth, but Venus already went retrograde earlier this year and is finished, not to retrograde again for about a year.) Mars and Mercury retrograde will slow your progress, and there is no way around it. Delays will actually benefit you, though, so don’t force things to move forward. It will be fruitless right now, but come November, things will improve.