As it does three or four times a year, Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd. Mix-ups and misunderstandings will be the norm in the following three weeks, so you’ll want to confirm places, dates, and times. But this retrograde Mercury period will also have an upside. Placed in Sagittarius, your solar twelfth house, Mercury will activate your sixth sense, and that can give you an edge in many situations. Also take note of your dreams, which could be insightful. Along with Mercury, Venus in Sagittarius from the 2nd to the 25th, the date of the Moon (solar eclipse) in the same sign, encourage you to slow the pace a little. Take a few days off then if you can to enjoy time alone as well as with family. The twelfth house influence is especially nice for togetherness if you’re part of a couple. The November 10 Moon in Taurus, your solar fifth house, will keep you in the social swing. If you’re interested in a new relationship, the lunar energy could trigger one, possibly with a friend of a friend. But the Moon could also encourage you to cut ties and move on if a dating relationship isn’t what you hoped it would be. Because the fifth is also the house of children, the timing is ideal for family activities. November’s planetary alignments could bring an opportunity for a private talk with someone who can help advance your career. However, it’s wise to keep the information to yourself because what’s hinted at or even promised may or may not come about. Also be cautious with credit near the 1st, 7th, and 20th, dates you should avoid big-ticket purchases.