Venus & Mercury Go Retrograde

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It’s that time again, when that lovely planet, Venus, goes retrograde. And, we'll get a double-header, because soon after this retrograde is done, we will be hit with the last Mercury retrograde of the year! Venus goes retrograde almost every year and a half, for 6 weeks. This year, Venus retrograde will be in Scorpio and will begin October 6th and last through November 16th. 
So, what can we expect? Sexual tension, jealousy, lack of self-control, rekindling old love and friendships, but it's also a good time to channel our creative side.
Expect more sexual tension that can erupt if not channeled in a positive way.  But, it is also a good time to “go within” and reevaluate ourselves and what we value.
For those of us that love to shop, we can become impulsive during this time, so please be careful before buying any luxury items. Are you thinking of remodeling your office or home? If so, it may be wise to wait. Also, this is not the best time to do any cosmetic procedures!
If you’re currently in a relationship and there are issues that are being swept under the rug, or you and your partner are already on shaky ground, things can get a bit heated. Old wounds and feelings will resurface. This would be a good time to talk out your issues. On the other hand, if you and your partner are in a good place your passion levels could heat up!
Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius November 16th – December 6th
I know it seems like Mercury is always in retrograde. The good news is that we don’t have to endure another one till March 2019!  
This retrograde may make you feel more adventurous and thirsty for knowledge, so don’t be surprised if you want to take a class, or go back to school, or reconnect to old spiritual practices. You may even to want to explore a new spiritual practice or religion.
As with any Mercury retrograde, we should think twice before we talk, text or email. Especially this one! We can become a little chattier and more free with our words, and that can later backfire.  

Traveling may get a bit frantic, so expect delays.  Double-check to make sure you have everything before traveling.
This is a good time to catch up with things that you might have been putting off, like renewing any certificates and getting together with friends and family that you don’t see very often.