Strange forces are definitely back on the prowl. The main reason is a combination of the Sun and Jupiter forming an off-kilter, 150-degree link (6:57AM PST) followed by Mercury halting its forward motion and turning retrograde (3:05PM PST at 5 degrees of Sagittarius) and the Sun-Moon making its Last Quarter Square at 4:37PM PST (energizing 15 degrees of Scorpio and Leo). The Sun-Jupiter interaction suggests that pushing ahead with big moves may be counter-productive. The Mercury station and shift into reverse until November 26 places an emphasis on key Mercury themes like communication, transportation, business and trade, reading and writing, primary education, health and medicine, magic, sleight of hand and theft. The Last Quarter Sun-Moon Phase is a reminder to cut through apparent obstacles blocking your path to worldly success or spiritual illumination. In between the major astrology events of this day, the Moon in Leo forms supportive, 60-degree ties to Venus in Libra (9:16AM PST) and Jupiter in Gemini (3:46PM PST). These two time-periods are more like safety zones of creative artistic and literary expression that carry a note of financial opportunity.