Several planets contact Saturn in Libra, your solar third house, this month, increasing the potential for mechanical problems involving a vehicle or appliance. Schedule routine maintenance for your car and don’t delay a trip to the shop if you sense a problem. It will save you money in the long run. If an appliance has a problem, weigh carefully whether a repair or replacement is the right choice. Travel and knowledge pique your interest under the October 11 Moon in Aries, your solar ninth house. Choose knowledge over travel, which is prone to delays. Read, use the Internet, join a book club, or take a leisure-time class. You might consider a col- lege-level class that would add to your job skills and open up new opportunities for advancement. The Moon in Scorpio, your solar fourth house, on the 26th, accents home and family life. You can look forward to many delightful evenings in the following two weeks, which is also great timing if you want to entertain friends. Earlier in October, Venus enters Scorpio on the 9th, followed by Mercury on the 13th. Put that energy to work for you around the house: add new decor or redo a room, and winterize your home. Several favorable planetary contacts with Jupiter in Taurus, your solar tenth house, point to career success this month. You’ll need to act fast if an opportunity arises, but then be patient while awaiting further developments. There is one exception, however. Don’t invest money in a home-based business, despite the lofty promises you hear. Choose the 12th or 13th if you want to submit a resume.