Mars In Capricorn

Over the weekend Mars entered Capricorn one of the signs ruled by Saturn. This is a good placement for Mars and – in addition to Mercury now moving direct – will help considerably with moving plans and projects forward. It is best to plan for the long term and proceed with discipline, perseverance and persistence.
Noted author, educator and astrologer Caroline Casey has observed, “Saturn lays the tracks for the Reality Train to follow.”

Mercury Stations Retrograde October 4

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” Chinese proverb

The upcoming Mercury retrograde period runs from October 4 – October 25.
It is wise to make any needed repairs and back up any info now in preparation for the retrograde period.
There will be two eclipses during this time – a Lunar eclipse at 15 Aries on
October 8 and a Solar Eclipse at 0 Scorpio on October 23. The effect of eclipses can be felt in advance as well as after the actual event. Check your chart to see where these two eclipses are falling – it is here that change and evolution is underway in your life.
Mercury will station retrograde at 2 degrees of Scorpio and one of the Sabian symbols associated with that placement is, “A youth holding a lighted candle in a devotional ritual gains a sense of the great ‘other world.'”

all quotes from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom