Easy does it! The first major testing period of October is here and you don’t want to make a bunch of unnecessary mistakes. A couple of celestial seasonings — Mercury parallel Ceres (7:13PM) and Mars trine to Uranus in fire signs (9:19PM) — have a distinctly harmonious message on the productivity and vitality fronts. However, everything else is more or less in the discordant category as Venus makes an abrasive, 45-degree tie with Ceres (12:33AM), the Sun squares distant Pluto (1:07AM), Venus makes another frictional, 45-degree link to Saturn (6:46AM), Mars clashes with Chiron via a square of 90-degrees (7:18AM), Mercury stops its forward motion at 3 degrees of Scorpio (10:04AM) and begins a three-week retrograde cycle, the Moon parallels Neptune (11:26AM), and the Moon in Aquarius adds its two-cents to the cosmic brew by starting a void lunar cycle at 11:33AM (during a lunar square to Saturn) that lasts until 2:25AM tomorrow.
Pushing the envelope in any direction, based on a lot of egocentricity, is asking for trouble of the instant karma variety. Think before you act. Focus attention on major Mercury themes — communication, learning and primary education, words and language, transportation and travel plans, business and trade, messages and paperwork, health and medical concerns, the five senses, air and breathing, wind and temperature changes, as well as acts of apparent magic, sleight of hand, and theft.
Don’t fall prey to marketing strategies and sales pitches that aim at hoodwinking you or forcing you to sign an agreement you know is going to end with regret. Count your blessings, meditate for peace of mind, and embrace serene feelings with a hopeful heart. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]