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Oct. 10 – Oct. 16, 2007

The Scales  (Sept. 22 – Oct. 22): 

During this retrograde you will discover some error of recording concerning finances must be rectified fairly soon. It may be as simple as finding a bill that was forgotten and left unpaid. You prefer to remain in the background and tend to your business during this period.

For All Signs: Mercury, planet of communications, turns retrograde on Oct. 11 until Nov. 1. For the few days before and after we can anticipate an unusual number of changes in schedule and appointments. Because Mercury also rules travel, we can expect shifts in travel plans. Road crews will be out in force interrupting the flow of traffic. Flurries of phone calls and reorganization of the calendar usually accompany Mercury retrogrades, which occur about three times per year at irregular intervals. After the first few days things tend to settle for a couple of weeks. It is not, however, a good time to set long range plans in concrete, as they are often revised later.


Aries: You need to check and double-check financial records for possible errors. Perhaps you are rummaging through the archives for lost data and/or receipts. Otherwise you are in the midst of several positive aspects. One or more people in the background is helping you. Many things are going your way.


Taurus: You have a need to determine boundaries in regard to lovers and/or children. You would like to create a permanent plan, but this cannot happen while Mercury is retrograde. Partners and others who are essential cohorts are unclear about their next steps. Have a sense of humor. This won't last long.


Gemini: This Mercury retrograde experience occurs in the territory of health, co-workers, tenants, employees and pets. You may find that your diet and exercise program are on hold or treading water. It is a particularly good time to organize and sort closets, records and files. Co-workers and employees may be changeable.


Cancer: Mercury is retrograding in your territory of children, creative life and romance. You may feel the need to reconsider relationship decisions. It is also possible that you will want to reconnect to former lovers even if only to check in and say hello.

Leo: The Mercury retrograde focus is related to property, family and issues of security for the Lions. You are likely reworking things in one of these territories. Family members may be erratic or hard to pin down, making it difficult to conclude open agendas. Have patience. Mercury turns direct on Nov. 1.


Virgo: Someone you encounter during this period in business may become a long term associate. Relationship(s) to friends and partners are positive at this time. Although your mood is businesslike, you attract one or more favorable encounters with others. 

Scorpio: Give attention to the lead paragraph. Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign and will be more likely to affect your daily affairs than many of the other signs. Though you may feel intensely, do not force issues to a conclusion now. The facts could be misleading. 


Sagittarius: Memories from your life history may surface for examination at this time. Old friends or acquaintances who return for a short time could be the trigger for this life review. It is possible you may have a greater than normal need to reflect, to write and otherwise give attention to your inner self.


Capricorn: You are likely to find yourself thinking a lot about old friends and may want to get in touch with one or two of them. This is a time for nostalgia and returning to places you have been in the past. Others are thinking about you too, but you are a sign with more initiative than many, so pick up the telephone.


Aquarius: Those who are fortunate enough to travel this week will have a beautiful trip and may meet people of importance. Mercury has altered directions in the house of career and life direction. If you happen to have applied for a job recently, you may find that you are changing your mind.


Pisces: Your ruling planet is changing directions in the territory which deals with education, publishing, travel, public speaking, the law and philosophy. Therefore any of these activities are subject to shifts, changes or sudden deceleration due to inability to make decisions. Romance is favored.


Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Web site:

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