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October has been one intense month for the celestial world and well, as we continue to move through it more will be headed our way. As you may know, Mercury is retrograding right now and will be doing-so until November 3rd but that’s not all.

On October 17th, Mercury will be opposite Uranus. This meaning some of us will be showing our ‘trickster sides’ and others may end up feeling much smarter than usual. This event in itself brings out a lot of conflict but also can really help us grow.

Astrology King wrote as follows on this event:

Mercury opposite Uranus transit speeds up your day and your mind. The hectic pace may leave you feeling tense and scattered. There is also the possibility of a range of other unexpected happenings increasing your nervous anxiety. Any recent matters which you have overlooked or rushed may come back to bite you now.

This is not a good time for making plans, negotiating business deals or attending to any mental tasks which require patience and self-discipline. A low concentration span and a tendency to be easily distracted would only lead to complications in such areas. This is a better time to free your mind of responsibility and go with the flow. You could make new discoveries, experience flashes of insight, or meet exciting new people who challenge your way of thinking.

When socializing, it is important to take extra care to listen. Also, be aware of a tendency now to speak before thinking. There is a tendency with this transit to instinctively take the other side and end up arguing for the sake of it. Less serious topics can be fun now, and you could be subject to practical jokes or enjoy playing tricks on others.

It is important to keep an open mind because plans may need changing, or your travels interrupted. If starting a journey then double-check your booking or get your car serviced beforehand. You may also experience computer malfunction or other problems with electronics. Doing crosswords or playing games and puzzles are good ways to occupy your mind today.

This celestial event will be pushing us to really get things done all the while also forcing us to deal with the delays and setbacks Mercury retrograde brings forth. While that will be no easy feat, it is something we can handle if we put our best foot forward. The more we allow ourselves to partake in the energies before us, the stronger we will become.

This event can get messy but listening to the things around you can help a lot. Stop rushing into things and do remember to take the time to think things through before making moves. The more open-minded and aware of our own selves we are, the better that things will end up playing out as things move forth.