All of the outer planets are in retrograde motion this month , this means that major collective , cultural, and economic issues are in the media spotlight. On the 12th Mars enters into Scorpio its traditional rulership, giving an astrological energy of strength and purpose. However as we head towards the end of the month Mars will form an opposition with Jupiter, magnifying any issues with overseas wars and communication in general. On the 14th we have a solar eclipse at 21 degrees in Libra ‘a man asleep by the side of some money bags’ is the degree of carelessness , not good from economic point of view. This is followed by a partial lunar eclipse on the 28th at 5 degrees in Taurus which forms an opposition with Mars in Scorpio in the sky, tense times of uncertain and impulsive decisions coming from those in charge at the top of society.