by Jill Goodman

TODAY: Mercury goes forward at 15.17 (right now it's standing still) and those arrangements that were snafu'd, those schedules that were incompatible, those ailments that were undiagnosable, those delays that rankled, those absentee partners that were interfering with the even tenor of your ways and just about anything else of that ilk will look up innocently and murmur "what did you say the problem was?"

YOUR BIRTHDAY: Yes, that is a light at the end of the tunnel, and no, it's not the oncoming train. And, as you navigate this year, it should become noticeably easier to maneuver through your world, and better still, convert some of those probably's that you've recently received ("we think it's good we'll get back to you" "we're potentially interested in you/your project") into affirmatives and/or cold cash.

Aries Saturday, October 25, 2014
Personal and professional partnership discussions should become a whole lot easier and less convoluted once Mercury goes direct later this afternoon. Plus, as an added attraction, you can arrange a meeting - or order a pair of winter boots, a plane ticket or a toasted bagel and actually expect it (or the contents of the bag) to reflect what you asked for.
Taurus Saturday, October 25, 2014
Certain programs, projects, schemes, and set-ups that have been suffering from a noticeable lack of - shall we say, forward progress? - ought to receive a shot in the arm with Mercury, the planet of logic, returning to direct motion today. This should make life more pleasant for you and for those around you, as well.
Gemini Saturday, October 25, 2014
Once your chieftain Mercury, the planet of communications, starts finally moving in the right direction later this afternoon (after a three-week retrograde): It should become approximately 1000% easier to go from point a to point b without interference - and to know what you would like to have happen once you get there. So on your mark! get set! go!
Cancer Saturday, October 25, 2014
Home, hearth, family and property matters should begin to pick up steam thanks to Mercury, the planet of plans, moving ahead today. This should be an agreeable improvement over missed connections, people spacing out, forgetting appointments, swearing you said something that you know full well you didn't and so forth, which was likely becoming a trifle wearing.
Leo Saturday, October 25, 2014
Over the next few weeks you should develop a much better idea of how you want to network, manage your contacts, or rearrange your daily routines so that they're more productive, fulfilling and fun. Give a nod to reasonable Mercury, (finally!) moving forward again this afternoon, and then start putting your new directives into practice.
Virgo Saturday, October 25, 2014
Once CEO Mercury goes direct today you could be ultra-focused on the subject(s) of your cash flow, your assets, your comfort level with ideas for improving these, or different methods for utilizing your talents and skills. Moreover, it should be that much easier to clarify your direction or sort out any plans that had recently slowed to a crawl.
Libra Saturday, October 25, 2014
The good news: Verbal Mercury, in your balanced sign, is going direct as of later this afternoon. And while this will make it significantly easier to get your point across, the other news: Etiquette suggest that you refrain from speaking the first words that come to mind without checking in with yourself that you're not being unnecessarily provoking.
Scorpio Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hooray and huzzah! With Mercury moving direct today, there should be significantly fewer mutating schedules and perpetually-changing plans. Now you can get on with organizing your life, secure in the knowledge that if you ask someone (or something) to sit there and wait for a second, they (or it) will be where you left them upon your return.
Sagittarius Saturday, October 25, 2014
Think great thoughts and scheme great schemes concerning your quest to achieve a major ambition, and cue the Hallelujah chorus: As of this afternoon, Mercury forges ahead in "let's find a compromise" Libra, encouraging you to take a flyer on implementing some of the more daring concepts that you've been entertaining over the past few weeks.
Capricorn Saturday, October 25, 2014
From mid-afternoon, Mercury marches forward in Libra, which relates to your professional or social status, authority and/or the amount of influence you wield. Coming up: Several chances to broadcast your views (many of which were hatched in the last 2-3 weeks) or make your mark - so select the ones that give you the biggest bang for your buck.
Aquarius Saturday, October 25, 2014
Speaking (again) of widening your reach, journeying hither, thither and yon, having ingenious ideas for growing your business and changing your world: Quick-witted Mercury goes direct this afternoon in charming, justice-loving Libra, which should net you some useful info that allows you to firm up your recent plans for any or all of the above.
Pisces Saturday, October 25, 2014
Smart-as-a-whip Mercury (finally!) resumes its forward progress later today. Since this is taking place in gentle Libra, you may once again find yourself fielding (or attempting to decode) the well-intentioned but possibly puzzling proposals of others. Stay tuned: These proposals could well make for an interesting next month.