Sunday, October 12. Zippy. The aspects today encourage speedy connections and openness to new experiences and new ideas. The caution is not to get ahead of your self. Mercury’s retrograde motion means that even though we want to speed up, it may not always be in our best interests to do so. The great thing about today is that conversation sparkles. We feel creative, expansive, and social. Air and fire are the predominant elements for the tone of today. Perhaps a good counterbalance, if you are feeling too scattered, is to invite in earth as a solid foundation and water as compassionate connection. How does this balance of elements feel to you?
Monday, October 13. Moon opposes Mars right around midnight (CDT) perhaps disturbing our sleep and getting us off to a cranky start this morning. However, this could be a great morning to get up early and work out. Releasing tension through activity is a good way to begin the week. Later, the air trine between the Moon and Mercury encourages verbal processing. What do you want to say? What are you hearing? By the early evening, we notice a shift into self-nurturance when the Moon enters Cancer. Make a soup. Warm your home.
Thursday, October 16. With the Moon’s entry into fire sign Leo, we have less reason to inhibit acting on our desires. While the Moon was in Cancer, we at least needed to consider emotional input, now we know what we want and we want to move forward. Mercury joins the Sun today in the inferior conjunction. This is the core portion of each Mercury retrograde journey. The retrograde through Libra has us rethinking what partnership, dialog, balance, fairness, and beauty really mean to us. Mercury is also contacting Mars through an energizing and supportive sextile aspect. The will to be free may be stronger than the desire to have equilibrium. If that is true for you, you might find yourself cutting some cords today. Be aware, drastic decisions we make during a Mercury retrograde period may need to be reworked when Mercury turns direct.