Mercury, the planet of chat turns retrograde Sunday, October 4, in the sign of Scorpio. We will begin to feel the effects of it as early as a week before. When Mercury turns retrograde, communication can be confusing, so it is always important to not only be careful of what you say but how it is being said. Delivery does count.
Also, Venus, the planet of love now in Libra accentuates relationships, both work and personal. A good time to settle in with a new or existing partner, or do something fun and creative. A strong, positive aspect for luck through speculation.
Aries – For many of you Aries out there, you may find yourselves caught between a rock and a hard place as you scurry to get things done that have been left on your back burner. In addition, financial situations may take their toll, but not for long as you find yourself coming out of a deep rut with Mercury turning retrograde. Venus, the planet of love in your partnership house could heighten the intensity of new or existing relationships.
Taurus – For most Taureans security is the key as you find yourself wanting to create some type of balance. However as you may know it, this is the time to be extra careful where finances are concerned. Also, a strong yet intense period for relationships as Mercury in your area of relationships could cause unnecessary reactions to situations that need to be left behind. Time buckle down and accept the consequences.
Gemini – As your ruler Mercury turns retrograde you may find yourself second guessing yourself with every move you make. Specifically speaking, matters relating to health and work may have you flustered. A good time to focus in on fitness related activities, start a new health plan, get yourself back on track. In addition, relationships, specifically friends may be in a tizzy, maybe take a time out?. Also, you may be luckier than think you are with Venus traveling through your 5th house. Take a chance.
Cancer – As with most Cancers, partnerships and family are the key as Venus travels in your home base.. A good week to take some time to focus on what it is you really want. Set your plan in motion then do it. Also matters of the heart may be interesting as well as a bit out of the box. This could be your year to finally get what you have been looking for. On the flip side, be careful when dealing with speculation of any kind. Mercury in your 5th house could trigger you to do something you normally would not do.
Leo – As Mercury retrogrades in your area of home, you would do well to keep a healthy distance as to avoid unnecessary setbacks. Communication may be tough, as the words do not come out as easily as you would like them to. So be aware of your own limitations. Also, a great week to focus on the home, taking care of things that have been stored away, also try your hand at something fun and creative with Venus in your 3rd house. Very therapeutic, as well as productive.
Virgo – Generally you’re an analyzer at heart, always thinking things through before reacting. However this transit with Mercury moving into retrograde could cause you to think and act of character. It’s important to remain neutral before jumping the gun. Take care when dealing with petty annoyances, specifically with regard to work matters. In addition, a strong cycle for money as Venus travels through your house of personal possessions. Could be a luck cycle, you never know until you try.
Libra – As Venus, the planet of play, takes place in your own sign, you may find yourself a lot more in control then you ever though you would be. The limelight is definitely on you. Good time to play your hand. Also Mercury turning retrograde in your money house could be intense as you find yourself feeling a bit fragile where finances are concerned. Time to buckle up and focus on getting yourself back on track.
Scorpio – This week you may find yourself feeling challenged by many of the changes ahead, specifically speaking Mercury in retrograde taking place in your own sign until October 11, when it moves into Libra. So be careful of personal decisions that are made, keep a low profile yet do what you need to do. Also, Venus traveling through the most private sector of your chart could initiate past relationships to surface. Friendship or love, this may be an unexpected surprise.
Sagittarius – You may suddenly feel the need to relinquish all past and negative ties as Mercury traveling through your area of thought forces you to clean house. Also, a great aspect for friends and family as Venus now in your area of social groups may bring you out into the open a bit more. A good week to let your hair down and just be.
Capricorn – The most important thing to realize is to pay attention to work details, a good strong week for creating some much needed clarification in the work force. Also, Mercury in your area of friendships may cause some unnecessary tension with mixed signals. So be aware of what you say, and also, your actions that follow.
Aquarius – Work matters seem to be way up on your high list this week as you find yourself dealing with stressful situations that need to be put to rest. In addition, a great week to feel inspired as Venus traveling through your area of higher thought brings for your more philosophical, highly in-tuned side. A great week to travel or write, or do something kind of unusual.
Pisces – As the most secretive, creative, sensitive sign of the zodiac you may find yourself feeling a bit out of sorts as Mercury in your area of though may cause you to question your own motives where friends and loved ones area concerned. Some heavy thinking this week, however not without results. Also, Venus in Libra transiting the financial sector of your chart, could be an added financial treat as it hovers in your 8th house.
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be seen on Alternate Wednesday’s on Channel 11 and Channel 36, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM.