Sleepwalking into someone else’s meditation is what being under Monday’s Pisces Moon may feel like, especially as it reaches its 28-degree-zenith late in the afternoon. But alert, eager Mercury isn’t retrograde yet. While the Messenger is still making forward progress. its uplifting trine to jovial Jupiter earlier in the afternoon is apt to help us get more than a few boxes checked. Likewise, the Moon will shake off the Pisces cobwebs and jump into action once it rolls into spirited Aries on Monday night. The cardinal fire sign is short on elaborate detail, and attention. But directed strategically, its bursts of enthusiasm can prove quite useful. Speedy Mercury initially finds an agreeable companion in the Aries Moon, and the two will knock a few more items off of to do lists on Tuesday. But some serious checks on impulsiveness are on the way from Pluto in reserved Capricorn. On Wednesday Pluto will square both, as the Sun slides into rational Libra.
More reality checks will arrive on Thursday when Venus is directly opposed by Uranus and the Moon moves into grounded Taurus. For Scorpio-based Venus, this confrontation could be connected with issues that arose on the 17th, when it squared Saturn. It might also be linked to bills that will be due on the 30th, when it will square Jupiter. Under these conditions, Venus may be feeling the economic weight of her luxuries more than the pleasure she ordinarily derives from possessing then. The Moon may shed more light on where spending might need to be curtailed, or where secrets have been kept, when it squares Saturn on Thursday, opposes Venus on Friday and squares Jupiter on Saturday. But Mars and Saturn, in air signs, will put the wind back into sails, when they meet for a healthy trine on Saturday afternoon. The Moon will join this meeting of the minds when it enters astrology’s third air sign, flexible Gemini, on Saturday night. If two heads are better than one, then a plethora of planets in air signs is positively brilliant. The mental maneuvers that Mars and Saturn come up with on Saturday will be furthered on Sunday when the Moon trines the Sun, Saturn and Mars. Next, the Moon will trine Jupiter and Mercury on Monday. While the bright ideas are shining, Gemini’s ruler Mercury will begin its retrograde in the wee hours of Monday morning. This one will last until October 18th. Rather than sucking the air out of big sky visions, this slowdown will offer opportunities to work through ideas thoughtfully and thoroughly. With the Sun and Mars remaining in Libra throughout Mercury’s retrograde in the cardinal air sign, there will certainly be time for weighing pros and cons.