Mercury is retrograde from today until November 3rd, dear Aries, and the weeks ahead are excellent for personal introspection, refining plans and strategies, doing research, and editing your work. Rather than taking out new loans, focus on going over the debt and shared resources you already have and do some reorganization. In your relationships, you might think about the past to better understand the present. There may be delays or uncertainty related to sharing, debts, intimacy, or ownership matters. However, the weeks ahead are strong for sorting out long-standing issues and discovering hidden or overlooked resources, so be patient. Look back before moving forward, as there can be some important things you didn’t see in the rush of recent weeks. A Sun-Mars opposition complicates the day further, pulling up buried emotions and desires. You can be feeling restless, blocked, or vetoed, making it hard to apply yourself. You might struggle with whether to attend to others’ needs or your own when a compromise is truly the best course of action. Aim to pay attention to your feelings but take your time forming conclusions and decisions. It’s not easy to get a straight story from others, and you’re likely to see a relationship from a different perspective. It can be tough to keep your cool at times today, and you may have difficulties knowing what you truly want, but you’re getting to new epiphanies, so give things time.
Mercury turns retrograde today and will continue its apparent backup motion until November 3rd, dear Taurus, starting in your partnership sector. Retrograde Mercury is opposing your sign until October 27th, and with Mars also retrograde, you must aim to slow down, process, rethink, and reconsider. You may be revisiting old issues or feeling stuck at times, particularly in or about a close relationship, but reflection ultimately serves you well. Do watch what you say and how you say it today during this shift, which can be particularly confusing. A Sun-Mars opposition transit also occurs now, and circumstances seem to slow you down. It makes sense to do so of our own accord! If you’ve been burying your feelings, desires, needs, and frustrations, they may very well demand your attention. Focus on doing your best instead of allowing a lack of direction to interfere with productivity. You may need to streamline or restructure a plan or project to make it work. Tame impatience, which can lead to messy situations.
Mercury turns retrograde today, dear Gemini, and you may deal with some backtracking or delays related to your work, methods, habits, or health in the weeks ahead. However, these can give you time to reconsider and refine recent decisions and ideas for the better–have faith and patience! Until November 3rd, aim to slow down and attend to those things you’ve passed over in haste. You’re sure to see something a little differently, or details that you overlooked. Today, watch that you’re not too emotionally invested in having circumstances go your way. Passions are strong, but desires are confusing as the Sun opposes Mars. Unrest with friends and lovers may be in focus, and it’s best to treat others with care while doing the same with yourself. Try not to take things too personally, as hard as that can be today. Circumstances seem to block quick progress temporarily, so it’s best not to push. Social tension is largely because we’re focusing too much on what we want and neglecting to see the other side.
Mercury turns retrograde today, dear Cancer, and the Sun opposes Mars, contributing to a feeling of blockage. There could be false leads or poor instructions to deal with today, but if you aim to keep a spirit of fun and common sense, it can help. During Mercury’s retrograde until November 3rd, you’ll get the chance to see old problems in new ways. Matters surrounding romance, children, and creativity are most in focus in the first two weeks of the cycle. These areas may feel stagnant or stuck, but instead, it’s a period of review, catch-up, or rest. People or projects from the past can be an active focus. There can be waiting games, delays, or stalling, but giving due attention to what you’ve overlooked helps you move forward in a better place. A Sun-Mars transit can produce some conflicts. You can feel pulled in different directions today with demands on you overwhelming at times. Impulsiveness won’t move things forward — it will only serve to increase the chance of errors now. Be cautious when it comes to mixing personal and professional arenas, and consider ways to improve time management.
Disagreements can happen more easily today and early tomorrow, dear Leo, with tricky aspects involving Venus today and a Mars-Pluto square tomorrow. Issues right now may not be explicit or overt! There is a tendency to keep things to yourself or to gloss over problem areas, but tensions emerge regardless. Temporarily, it may not be easy to see your desires clearly as you may be fixating on what you don’t have or short-term goals that are not particularly satisfying. Venus is currently transiting your sector of money and values–a generally good omen for the material side of things. However, money worries are possible and may be useful if they prompt you to make adjustments. Instead, you might wrestle with whether to stick with tradition and familiar situations or to branch out. If a disagreement about a particular belief leaves you more than just mildly frustrated, consider whether it’s triggering something deeper. Working on the source of problems can be complicated now, but ultimately rewarding. Be patient.
The Moon spends the day in your solar ninth house, dear Virgo, stoking your curiosity and desire to discover. You may want to explore something new as you seek out a little more meaning. Pluto turns direct after over five months of retrograde motion. Your enthusiasm is likely to return for intellectual interests, hobbies, learning, studies, and creative projects in the weeks and months ahead. You’ve gained more insights into relationships, love, and your creative desires or pursuits, and you begin to see ways to apply them. Romantic feelings, personal interests and projects, and creative pursuits are life departments that get a nice forward boost now. Even so, this week, you might feel some pressure or worries along these lines as the shift happens. Things can temporarily feel overwhelming, but this is only your way of adjusting to the changes.
The Moon spends the day in your solar eighth house, dear Libra, and you continue to go within for some healing introspection. As much as you may want to now, it’s important not to rush a financial or intimate matter. Also today, Pluto ends its retrograde cycle that lasted over five months. The shift itself can feel a little dramatic, or you can feel pressure as it happens this week. However, things will soon take off, particularly in financial, domestic, and family matters. Your relationships with family and family roles are changing, and your determination to resolve challenges is building. Motivation and take-charge energy increases. Acknowledge the need to make changes and improvements for best results now, and own it! Home-related projects might unblock or gain momentum. Letting go of something that’s been dragging you down may be part of this energy.
The Moon continues its transit of your work and health sector, dear Scorpio, and you’re in good shape for taking care of details. Relationships and your social needs come into stronger focus as the day advances. It’s a good time of the lunar month for giving close relationships special attention. You’re seeking more balance and perhaps some feedback. It can be stimulating and rather straightforward to come to a nice you-me balance in your relationships today. Others appreciate your sincerity. A theme of cooperation, friendliness, and openness is with you, although it can be difficult to relax your mind later today. It may be best to avoid setting things in stone. Aim to take your time digesting everything before making conclusions.
Earlier today is good for entertainment and a playful, cooperative mood, dear Sagittarius, but you prefer not to idle as the day advances. A more purposeful mindset kicks in with the Moon’s move into your solar sixth house. You’re ready to put the work in with the Moon’s move into your work and health sector for a couple of days. You can quite enjoy yourself as you take care of things. It’s a fine day for easy productivity. As much as the urge to get cracking on duties, chores, work, or health routines is with you, there can be some doubts later today. You can quickly tire of anything that feels run-of-the-mill or lacking in magic and poetry at the moment with Mercury challenged. Look for creative solutions since it can be hard to focus on priorities if you have too many of them.
You’re inclined to keep to yourself early day, dear Capricorn, but grow into a desire to share or express yourself. Fortunately, you’re received well. You tend to seek more interaction with the Moon’s move into Taurus and your solar fifth house. The Moon transits a sector of the chart for only two to three days, but it can serve to remind you of important needs. This particular transit encourages attention to self-expression, creativity, fun, pleasure, and leisure or entertainment. More than usual, you’re emotionally invested in your heartfelt pursuits. Venus harmonizes with the Moon, Saturn, and Chiron, boosting your social confidence and your personal outlook. You could be itching to break out of your usual schedules and habits. Later today, your attention span may be short, so aim to avoid taking on too much. Take this time to understand yourself and your feelings, but avoid making big decisions now.
You can find yourself busy although not very focused as the Moon finishes up its transit of your communications sector today, dear Aquarius. The Moon then enters your solar fourth house, and you crave more quiet, calm, comfort, and familiarity. You’re in particularly good shape for bringing more balance to your domestic world, especially with help from Venus. Pleasurable, restful, and simple activities are tonics for you now. Finding your center is important at this point in the lunar month. Domestic issues tend to override other concerns as the day advances. Because you’re particularly sensitive to chaotic environments, a Mercury-Chiron aspect coming into play tonight can put a damper on your outlook temporarily. Letting go of a tendency to overthink can be hard to do, but worth the effort.
A practical frame of mind continues early day as the Moon finishes up its transit of your solar second house, dear Pisces. With this transit, you tend to prefer keeping things status quo, although the energy of yesterday’s Full Moon is stirring a desire to make improvements. As the day advances, things pick up pace with the Moon’s move into your communications sector. Venus has just begun its transit of your partnership sector, helping you attract helpful or pleasant connections. Today’s good for satisfying conversations and interesting ideas. You’re inclined to want to reach out. A bond might strengthen through sincere communication. It can be a time of making peace with someone. Mental disconnects or doubts later today can slow you down just a little, but you’ll benefit from doing so.