You might find it more challenging to connect with colleagues and friends or cross everyday chores off of your list while your ruling planet, information-gathering Mercury, moves backward through your third house of communication from October 13 to 27. Delays, glitches, and miscommunications might abound, but doing your best to slow 8 community and the world around October 16 when the new moon falls in your eleventh house of networking. If there’s a volunteer effort or charitable cause you’ve been wanting to lend your energy to, this can be a great moment to dive in.
And then, on October 18, when the confident sun in your eleventh house of networking forms a tense square to taskmaster Saturn in your second house of income, work—especially group projects—could prove frustrating if you’re struggling to move the ball forward or butting heads with colleagues. This could cause you to adopt a rather uncharacteristic gloomy perspective, but take heart that this moment will pass. You’ll do well to focus exclusively on the responsibilities you absolutely need to fulfill.