October Tarotscope 2014
By Jenna Matlin
Most of October this year is dominated by the Mercury retrograde that moves in on October 4th and stays until October 24th. During this time please back up all of your technical gear, be extra careful while traveling and avoid signing contracts if you can. Mercury in retrograde means that miscommunications of all kinds will rule the day so please be extra compassionate with yourself and others should miscommunications arise.
Personally, I am already feeling the effects as we are in the shadow of the retrograde and I have a feeling it is going to be a doozy. This feeling is further evidenced by the general reading I pulled for every single sign. Go slowly, take things easy and hunker down darlings!
How will the retrograde effect you?
Libra—Magician Reversed – All of that wonderful momentum you have been enjoying in August and September begin to slow to a crawl. If you find that you are hitting walls don’t push your agenda, the Mercury retrograde will feel very frustrating as your projects and ideas do not seem to gain traction. This is a temporary condition so please use the time to clear out clutter, revise and tighten plans and be prepared to move in November.
Scorpio—Lovers Reversed – You might experience all kinds of hurt feelings and miscommunication this month, Scorpio, especially in your closest relationships. If you are juggling more than lover (and they do not know about each other, you knave) there’s a possibility that all games will be revealed during the retrograde! Be gentle and kind with yourself and others and remember lovers are meant for loving.
Sagittarius—4 of Wands – The general advice for you, Sagittarius, during this retrograde is to stick close to home this month. Travel is usually ill advised during the retrogrades and it would seem that this advice is particularly meant for you. I hear Sagittarians are great hosts, time to whip out the nice dinner wear!
Capricorn—8 of Pentacles – The advice for you this retrograde is to just keep doing what you are doing. There is a lot of momentum in your life right now and the retrograde appears to enhance a lot of the revising/redoing/re-programming going on especially with your work projects. Do not start anything knew but refine what you currently have going and the retrograde is going to work very well for you.
Aquarius—9 of Swords – Things may appear unclear or uncertain with others during the retrograde, when you feel anxiety, your sleep and rest may take a hit so please be careful about over extending yourself. Meditate, rest, sleep and take good, good care of that heart, mind, and soul of yours.
Pisces-- Justice – If there are any pending legal agreements they may try to come to some resolution during the retrograde but try to hold off on signing any paperwork or agreements until the 25th if you possibly can. Now is to prepare any sales of property or title transfers ready to go on the 25th if at all possible.
Aries—The Devil –The Devil arising during the retrograde feels like watching out for any over indulgences with food, drink, or any other substances. You might feel like you want to put on a little winter weight during this time especially as Halloween candy becomes ubiquitous. Watch for signs of over indulgence and endeavor to be temperate in your consumption of things.
Taurus—Ace of Wands – Interestingly, the retrograde may mean a new beginning for you in terms of a job or relationship or even a creative project. Normally during the retrograde it is ill advised to start anything new but it looks like you are being given a special dispensation, make it count!
Gemini—7 of Swords – If you can avoid any agreements at this time it would be best as the 7 of Swords suggests that any agreement you make will eventually not turn out in your favor, hold off until the 25th to let loose with anything of that sort, for now go over anything with a fine tooth comb and make sure you are revising everything as carefully as possible during the retrograde.
Cancer—8 of Swords – You might feel like you are stuck, during the retrograde Cancer, and unable to move forward and it is killing you! Please be patient with yourself and your projects this month because it looks like Mercury really affects you and you, being the sensitive cancer that you are, begin to blame yourself. The energy just isn’t there and it really isn’t about you so go easy, ok?
Leo—King of Cups – During the retrograde it is important that you check in with the emotional lives of those important to you and also think about your spiritual practice at this time. October in general moves people to think about the world beyond this one and you will be no different. What spiritual practice can you pick up that will fulfill you and what space do you need to hold for others?
Virgo—10 of Wands – Even though the retrograde is usually about a slow down or even reversal about something it looks like its full steam ahead for you. Expect October to be very busy with everything coming together at once, try to pace yourself I you can but otherwise it looks like the retrograde largely does not affect your work output. It will make some of your relationships feel like a struggle this month with misunderstandings happening easily, just power through it as the energy will shift next month and very much in your favor when all is said and done.
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