October 2 - October 8, 2023
There is a need this week not to judge a book by its cover while taking heed of any tension on Monday. This might feel like a case of Mondayitis or the weight of having to get back into work mode, but it is coming from a clash between Mercury, in his final days in a reflective part of your chart and Neptune, in retrograde motion in your work sector. This is not the first planet to clash with Neptune and each time this has put how well you know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off to the test. The difference this time is that it not only comes just as you move into the new working week but as Mercury is a smart and intellectually savvy planet, his mix of intuition and logic, imagination and intelligence gives you the tools to work smarter. The second half of the week is looking much better, with the Moon's return to your career sector on Friday not only putting it at a friendly aspect to both planets in your work sector before leaving over the weekend, but to the dwarf planet Ceres for the first time since her return to your income sector.