Expect some relationship rumbles this week Rams, as retrograde Mercury and fiery Mars stimulate your love zone and a partnership may feel as if it’s going backwards. Steer clear of being a selfish Aries who is too demanding! Saturn encourages you to get the ratio right between your personal needs and those of loved ones. So do your best to reset the balance between giving and receiving. Wednesday is a wonderful time to rest, relax, ruminate, contemplate and create.
Taurus is a fixed sign and Bulls can be a very stubborn bunch. And Mercury is reversing through your job, wellbeing and daily habits zone for the next three weeks. So prepare for work chaos, health hiccups and/or disruptions to your usual routine. Flexible Bulls will learn to bend and adjust accordingly. Your mantra for the week is from birthday great, Libran peace activist Mahatma Gandhi, “Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world, but to change ourselves.”
A relationship with a child, teenager, friend or lover is about to go through a frustrating patch as Mercury (your boss planet) moves backwards. And is a cherished dream taking forever to manifest? Forget about airy-fairy fantasies! Reality planet Saturn urges you to set a solid and achievable goal and then work towards it in a patient and persistent way. So your motto for the week is from birthday great, singer-actress Julie Andrews, “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”
It’s a good week to review plans and complete tasks as you tick the to-do list. Creative projects and joint ventures are also favoured. But retrograde Mercury is stirring up your domestic zone. So (over the next three weeks) prepare for a domestic drama or a family fiasco. Explain to loved ones that you need plenty of personal space at the moment, and pace yourself. Maintaining a disciplined daily routine and keeping up-to-date with domestic chores will also help.
Hold your horses Lions! Mercury is retrograde (until October 18) so, if you are too hasty, then you’ll run into obstacles. You also need to be extra careful when you’re communicating with family, friends and colleagues (in person and via social media). If you say or write something when you’re feeling rushed, then it could backfire on you later. And don’t hog the conversation! As writer (and birthday great) Truman Capote reminds us “A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue.”
This week’s celestial salad throws some frustration into the mix, as your ruler Mercury is in retrograde mode (until October 18) which slows things down (especially financial matters). So your stress levels could venture into the outer stratosphere. Calm down Virgo! Your motto for the moment is the Serenity Prayer (from Reinhold Niebuhr). “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Beauty-loving Librans are famous for being fashionistas and the classiest sign in the zodiac. This week, with the Sun, Mars and retrograde Mercury transiting through your sign, your natural elegance and sense of style shine for all the world to see. Don’t be too preoccupied with glossy outer appearances though! Be inspired by birthday great, legendary Vogue fashion editor Diana Vreeland, “The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”
Venus is transiting through your sign, so utilise your natural charisma to charm others and attract opportunities into your world. Then use your Scorpio motivation to take action. Preparation is the key. As birthday great Julie Andrews observes, “Work hard, apply yourself and be ready. Then, when an opportunity comes, you can grab it.” With the Sun, Mars and retrograde Mercury moving through your self-sabotage zone, the only person who’s likely to undermine your efforts is you!
Even though Mercury is retrograde and Jupiter squares Venus, avoid being an argumentative and hot-headed Sagittarian! The Sun and Mars are visiting peace-loving Libra, in your friendship and networking zone. So, if you practice the gentle arts of patience and persuasion, you’ll be surprised how much easier life can be. Draw inspiration from birthday great, peace activist Mahatma Gandhi “Leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”
Capricorns are feeling frustrated and cranky! With Mercury reversing through your career zone (until October 18) it’s definitely not a good time to apply for a job, pitch your boss for a promotion or launch a professional project. Instead, focus your attention on a romantic relationship, business partnership or creative joint venture that has real potential. It’s also a suitable time to show loved ones how much you really care via a warm hug, a welcome gift or a thoughtful gesture.
With taskmaster Saturn moving slowly through your sign (until March 2023) you may feel as if you are failing to live up to your full potential. And then this week, retrograde Mercury disrupts travel plans and messes with your mind. Don’t stress Aquarius! Mistakes will just motivate you even more, and challenges will spur you on even further. Be inspired by birthday great, novelist and playwright Truman Capote, “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.”
This week retrograde Mercury revs up your restless side and amplifies your tendency to become distracted. So be extra careful when walking near traffic, driving, cycling or jogging. And have you been contemplating doing some sort of humanitarian, community or volunteer work? The terrific Venus/Neptune trine boosts your compassionate side as you get involved in a charitable cause with a global reach or lend a helping hand to someone in your local neighborhood.