ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business (whether $10 or $10 million) and make important decisions. The Moon is in Aquarius.
IF OCT. 13 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Chef/author Mollie Katzen (1950) shares your birthday. You are driven and success-oriented. You take your career seriously and are professional, even tough, when necessary. You set high standards for yourself and others. (Privately, you are much softer.) You know how to charm a room, yet you are elusive and generally reveal little about yourself. This year, your issues with partnerships and close friendships will be important.
Updated: October 20, 2013 6:56PM
†ARIES (March 21-April 19): For the next month, you will easily wrap up loose details with inheritances, insurance matters, taxes and debt. Mercury going retrograde will help you. But you might also be forced to pay old bills because it’s time to pay the piper.
†TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Starting around now for the next month, you’ll run into old friends and ex-partners. This could be horrifying (forcing you to hide behind aisles in the canned goods section). On the other hand (you have different rings) this could be an opportunity for closure.
†GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Since Mercury is your ruler, you feel it when Mercury goes retrograde. Mercury is already slowing down before going retrograde on the 21st. This particular Mercury retrograde will cause delays in communication, snafus to your work and possibly impact your health or even a pet.
†CANCER (June 21-July 22): Expect old flames to be back in your life any day now. This could be good news, this could be bad news. Only you know how you feel. In the next month, you will have an opportunity to rethink and redress issues related to children.
†LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can expect lots of confusion going on with your home regarding repairs, moves and going through old papers, cupboards, drawers and desks, which in turn yield moments of deja vu. (“Oh, I remember that. We had a flat tire and it was raining, and that place kept serving us beer.”)
†VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Like Gemini, Mercury is your ruler and this particular Mercury retrograde, which although it begins officially on the 21st, is already in swing, will cause havoc to daily transportation, communications and day-to-day business. Grin and bear it.
†LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the next month, if you’re looking for a job, go back to where you worked before or had previous contact. Others will tie up loose ends with financial matters. Nevertheless, checks in the mail will be late. It’s a poor time to buy ground transportation, computers or cellphones. Wait until Nov. 27.
†SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Heads up because Mercury is going retrograde in your sign. This brings ex-partners and old friends back in your life. But you might also feel plagued with delays, transportation problems and mixed-up communications. Life will be like a tape loop into the past.
†SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As Mercury retrograde approaches you might have lots of childhood memories and thoughts about your past bubbling to the surface of your mind. However, the next month will be an excellent time for productive research.
†CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s going to be old home week as you keep running into old friends and people you knew from the past whom you met in clubs and organizations. Naturally, you will look great because Capricorns age well.
†AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As we approach this Mercury retrograde month ahead, you might find it easier to push your agenda through or get approval or permission if it’s something you tried to do before. However, it will be tough to get approval from authority figures if you propose new business.
†PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Travel delays are likely in the next six weeks. Your best bet is to go somewhere you’ve been before. However, this same window of time is a great time to finish writing a paper, a book or a thesis. Study into the past and all kinds of research will flow easily.