We’re nearing the end of our final Mercury retrograde of 2021. Mercury retrograde gets a bad rep for really messing with our lives, but remember that what we are being called to do is reflect, reassess, and maybe even revisit what’s happened since Sept. 27 when this retrograde kicked off.
Through Oct. 18, pay closer attention to your communication: triple-check documents before signing them, expect technology delays, and make sure your important emails are being sent to the correct person—or sent at all! Make sure you say what you mean, and mean what you say. Before you speak, ask yourself if what you want to say is constructive or destructive, and then decide if it’s worth it to begin with. Remember, there will be a post-retrograde shadow period through Nov. 2.
That this retrograde is taking place in Libra also means we are being asked to redefine and reevaluate our partnerships. Libra is the first zodiac season that focuses on relationships outside of ourselves. Sure we can manage to do plenty of things on our own, but we also don’t have to do everything by ourselves. This is a great time to work with others to see where we need to make adjustments or compromises. We should be considering what balance means to us and where it might be lacking in our lives.
We also have a Libra new moon on Oct. 6 inviting us to let down some of the walls we have built around ourselves so we can be open-minded to remodeling our lives and finding what best serves us. This new moon is excellent for manifesting future plans.
On Oct. 20, we have a full moon in Aries. This full moon might be a little intense but extremely meaningful. The energy is inviting us to make necessary changes that can help strengthen our future plans. Full moons are great for releasing what is no longer serving us; this one in particular will support our excitement about change, and eagerness to see what doors will open now that we have closed a few.
Scorpio season will start Oct. 23, inviting us to understand the people that we choose to partner with on a deeper, more intimate level. It’s a time where we consider what other people may be experiencing in addition to our own experiences, and figure out how we can help each other in an honest, meaningful and long-term way.
- Libra (Sept. 22–Oct. 22)
- Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21)
- Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)
- Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)
- Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18)
- Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20)
- Aries (March 21–April 19)
- Taurus (April 20–May 20)
- Gemini (May 21–June 20)
- Cancer (June 21–July 22)
- Leo (July 23–Aug. 22)
- Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 21)
Happy birthday, Libra! With Mercury retrograde in your sign until Oct. 18, this is a vital time for you to review the way you communicate, and redefine relationships with others and maybe even with yourself. Communication is key for you this month and it’s important that you remember to consider everyone’s feelings, not just your own. It’s possible that there will be some needed adjustments so your relationships can be healthier, but this can be exciting and create an opportunity for major growth. A little advice: focus on relationships you have already established instead of trying to create new ones.
You have deep emotions and a sharp mind, Scorpio. It’s important to think about how you want to present yourself to others. Reflect on what actually matters to you and if the things that you want to share are meaningful or not. You have high transformational energy that you can really use to your advantage this month if you use it wisely. Allow yourself to celebrate the peace you have found within yourself and your new found sense of authenticity; it will help you communicate what is important to you and take you far when it comes to coordinating with others.
It’s time to get organized and get excited for your future, Sagittarius. If you use your energy with ambition and positivity, you can really gain momentum when it comes to your goals. Network and communicate with those around you to help get on the path you want to take. Just be mindful that even though you have a lot of energy to get things done, you don’t want to overdo it. This is a time to take chances, not risks. Know that the time you put into something is going to pay off for you and others.
You may be feeling like you need to keep to yourself a little more than usual this month, Capricorn. You are a realistic and goal-driven person, and right now you are extremely concerned with what you value and what makes you feel secure. It’s important that you let other people weigh in on some of the things you’re navigating. Even if you’re having trouble connecting with people, it would be good to allow someone who’s close and speaks your language to lend you a helping hand. You don’t have to hold the weight of the world on your shoulders.
This month is a great time for you to consider lessons from the last several months. There might be new boundaries you’ve created or new structures you want to put into place. There’s a lot of positive energy connecting you to your hopes and wishes right now, Aquarius. Take this time to pay attention to everyone’s needs and insights. It would be helpful to connect with people you trust and let them offer thoughts on the ideas you have for your future. These people will help you make practical decisions that will take you far—especially when it comes to career moves.
You’re feeling positive and excited when it comes to making future plans, Pisces. Right now you may find yourself feeling like you have high energy to get things organized but for now, it would be a good idea to only take on the things that actually need tending to. If you don’t allow yourself time to rest, you could take on way more than you can handle. Connecting with those who you care about can bring ground-breaking ideas for the months and years ahead. This month is a wonderful time for you to work on things that you are interested in. Daydream and think about the big picture.
Partnerships are heavily highlighted for you this month, Aries. Your energy is running high and that makes for a great time to start new projects with someone you trust. You have the ability to work on things mentally and make sure that everything comes out the way you want them to. Just be mindful that you aren’t being too independent and find yourself in situations where conflict could occur. There’s power in working with others and if you play your cards right, this can be a very successful time for you. Take the chances that feel right, but beware of anything too risky or things could backfire in ways you don’t want.
This is a great month for forming life-changing relationships with others, Taurus. These partnerships could lead you to the major growth you have been waiting for and can help you focus on the big picture. Typically, you want things done a certain way, but this month it’s important to get to know what other people want as well. Allow yourself to learn from others and let them weigh in so that you can reach the success that will serve you in the long run. You’ll definitely thank yourself for this later!
This month is great for being creative and expressing yourself, Gemini. There are likely some important things that you need to take care of. Use your cleverness to help you work on things constructively. Mercury is retrograde until Oct. 18, so it’s important that you have an open mind and try not to force what you want and your opinions onto others. This is a wonderful time for you to put yourself out there as long as you are being mindful of your words and how you come across. Remember that listening to what others have to say is an important factor in communication.
It’s time to break down barriers so that you can renew your foundations, Cancer. You’re thinking about the future and reestablishing what means the most to you. Think about how you can bring in more comfort into your life and how that could affect your career in return. This is a time where change will be really impactful for your life and can strengthen things for the future you have ahead of you. Be willing to let go of anything that doesn’t make you happy even if it feels a bit extreme to do so. Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
This is an excellent time for starting a new project or for working on a new business venture. However, communication will be key. While you will be able to speak more clearly and effectively, Mercury is in retrograde, so be mindful that you could come across more self-involved than you mean to. You have a lot of passion inside of you. Don’t put that flame out, just don’t be surprised if you need to make adjustments when it comes to how you present yourself or even in how you handle things. Use this time to map ideas out, share with others and figure out what is and isn’t working for you anymore.
You’re concerned with what brings you value and stability this month, Virgo. You’re beginning a new chapter and you’re ready to make future plans for yourself. This is a good time to have open-minded conversations with people who know your worth and what you value so you can get things rolling in the right direction. You’re able to speak directly about what you want but make sure what you are communicating reflects your core values. And since Mercury is in retrograde, it would be a good idea to gather your thoughts before bringing things to the table so you can avoid coming across in a way that is unintended.
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