After 1:30 a.m. Chicago time, there are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Aquarius.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Mercury enters Scorpio, where it will go retrograde in mid-October and stay until December. The result is that your focus on shared property, taxes, debt and anything that you own jointly will be intense for the next few months.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today Mercury moves opposite your sign, where it will stay until December This is unusual. The reason for this is that it will go retrograde in mid-October. Obviously, your focus on partners and close friends will be more intense in the next few months.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Mercury changes signs today. Because it will go retrograde in mid-October, it is going to focus on one part of your chart until December. This means you will work to get better organized; however, during its retrograde time, being organized will be challenging!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Mercury will change signs and will stay in the same sign until December. The reason for this long journey in one sign is that it will go retrograde in mid-October. The result will be that old flames from your past might be back in the picture.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
As Mercury changes signs today, it indicates that you will intellectually withdraw from the world around you and focus more on home and your inner world until December. This is because Mercury will go retrograde in mid-October, which will make you think of the past. (“Rosebud!”)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Mercury is your ruler, and today it moves into a part of your chart to stay until December. This is a long sojourn for Mercury and is due to the fact it will go retrograde in mid-October. During its retrograde time, transportation delays and mixed up communications will occur.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today Mercury starts to move into one of your money houses, where it will stay until December. The reason for this long visit is it goes retrograde in mid-October. This will make you ponder about what it is that you really value in life. Good to know.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today Mercury moves into your sign, where it would normally stay for two weeks. Instead it will stay until December! That’s because it will go retrograde in mid-October. During that time you will encounter people from your past as well as deal with misplaced things and silly errors. (Groan.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today Mercury starts to move into a hidden part of your chart ,where it will stay until December. This will actually help you to do research or find solutions to old problems. (It will go retrograde in mid-October, which explains this long visit.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You will give a lot of thought to your goals and expectations in life in the next few months because Mercury will be in one part of your chart until December. It will definitely attract old friends and people from your past back into your world.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today Mercury moves to the top of your chart, where it will stay until December, because it will be going retrograde in mid-October. This means many of you will be in contact with parents, bosses and authority figures you haven’t heard from in a while. Could be interesting — or not.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Something useful is happening for your sign. Mercury is moving into a new part of your chart to stay until December. This will make it easy for you to study and learn. Because it will go retrograde in mid-October, it will help the study of history and past events.
If Your Birthday Is Today
Tennis player Serena Williams (1981) shares your birthday. You are warm and friendly and like to maintain harmony with others. It’s your turn for a fun-loving year ahead! You will be more popular and will enjoy warm friendships. You will also be more grateful for your life and will appreciate the everyday happiness and beauty around you. This year is the time for an important choice. Choose wisely.