Monday, OCTOBER 18 Both Jupiter and Mercury station and turn direct today, making it a time of transition, not ideal for strong decision-making. We’re in a state
Monday, OCTOBER 18
Both Jupiter and Mercury station and turn direct today, making it a time of transition, not ideal for strong decision-making. We’re in a state of flux, but information and motivation blocks are now lifting, clearing the path ahead.
Jupiter turns direct after four months of retrograde motion (since June 20th). As such, our confidence in ourselves and the universe builds. Gradually over the next few weeks, matters ruled by Jupiter will move forward more straightforwardly. Our faith and perspective expand, although as this shift occurs now, problems can seem larger than life. Nevertheless, this direct turn can feel refreshing.
Mercury has been retrograde since September 27th but now turns direct. Over the coming weeks, recent challenging issues with communications and decision-making can improve. The answers we’ve been waiting for might arrive, and plans or projects that have stalled now resume.
It can be hard to make sense of everything during the shift today, however. Thus, we might consider avoiding critical decision-making for the time being, if possible. We’re more error-prone. As the change from retrograde to direct occurs, problems can magnify, and we can encounter difficulties conveying and understanding directions.
The Moon moves into Mars-ruled, fiery Aries at 6:05 AM EDT today, and Mars forms a trine to Jupiter. Especially as the day advances, our confidence, faith, and enthusiasm soar. Our desire for freedom is just as strong. We are more decisive and enterprising under this influence–it’s a great time to think up an exciting new plan or challenge. Something moves us to take action to better our lives. We possess the willpower, vigor, and energy necessary to achieve our goals. Positive attitudes create winning situations, and we can enjoy friendly competition now.
The void period continues until the Moon enters Aries today at 6:05 AM EDT.
Overview of the Day (Monday) EDT