The landscape of your social life will likely experience a thorough renovation this month. Is there a friend who has been getting on your last nerve lately? If so, the drama of this relationship might lead you to realize it's time to go your separate ways. If a friendship ends near October 8, recognize it as a necessary parting, but try to handle the ending with grace and respect. Harsh, ugly words will only leave you with regret. Who needs that?
With your ruler, Mercury, retrograde from October 4-25, you'll want to pay extra close attention to how you convey yourself in all areas. For the most part, this Mercury Retrograde phase will affect your love life or your relationship with a child. You might also be re-evaluating a creative project, and if so you'll initially feel frustrated ... but after spending the time on revisions you can rest assured this endeavor will be polished and ready for a great reveal by month's end.
As far as your love life goes, there might be a few things you need to decipher this month. If you're attached, you and your sweetheart might send each other mixed signals about the status of things. Or, you may believe you're on the same page relating to a big mutual decision, only to discover that you're on totally opposite poles! Remember that with Mercury Retrograde you get to work on the art of listening and speaking with extra care. Don't evaluate everything that comes your way so fast. Allow yourself to process first.