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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
The full moon of October 13 will end your financial negotiations and check writing, and then you will be able to devote time to other things. You are likely to see a very large check come in, and it will represent money you earned, for the full moon in Aries, 20 degrees, will fall in your second house of earned income. Furthermore, the moon will receive shimmering beams from benefic Jupiter, the great planet of good fortune, now based in your house of honors, awards, and achievements. The ancient astrologers used to call this area of the chart the house of dignity—the part of the chart that brings you prestigious acclaim, the place where you make your greatest contribution to society in your lifetime and where, as you grow within your chosen career, you can aim to become a leader in your field. This month, the full moon will unlock Jupiter’s goodness, and money you rightly earned should flow to you. Work to finish up your biggest initiations and dealings in the first half of the month.
Your very best day for love will be October 21, when Venus in the divine-for-Pisces sign of Scorpio will receive dazzling beams from your ruling planet Neptune. That will be a Monday, but this configuration is strong and beautiful, so you will start to feel the glow over the weekend of October 19-20. You will enjoy romance the way you like it best—tender, soft, poetic, and lyrical for Neptune would have it no other way for you.
The reason I say that is that Mercury will go retrograde from October 31 to November 20 in your ninth house of the media, legal matters, academia, and long-distant travel. This is where you are likely to see confusion, mix-ups, delays, or postponements. Mercury is the planet of logic and objective reasoning, and when retrograde, his powers dim, and we don’t have the full help from Mercury that we need. The world spins on all the talents that Mercury bestows to us. We become forgetful, so we lose things (like a cell phone in the back of a taxi), or we rush and don’t fully understand what we have recently agreed to in a meeting. I ask you not to sign any contracts while Mercury is retrograde, for if you do you will find the need to renegotiate or refine certain points later, if that would even be possible.
Also, if you need a car, computer, audio system, headphones, a new smart phone, or other electronic item, including games, buy it now, in the first half of October. You will start to feel Mercury’s slowdown and haywire effects on everyday matters as soon as October 21. Anything with moving parts (which Mercury rules) and electronic products (also ruled by Mercury) start to show wear during these retrogrades, and you will likely find yourself at a repair shop at some point in November. If you buy your car, machine, or electronic item now, you may choose the wrong model, or a new one may suddenly appear weeks after your purchase, and it will be too late to make an exchange. Suffice to say you will buy your car, machine, or electronic item now, up to October 15 or so, or wait until the very end of November—Black Friday (a big retail day in America) or Cyber Monday (the first work day after the American Thanksgiving holiday). Last year, both dates were spoiled with Mercury retrograde, but this year you will have an open road.