October 9 could test your diplomatic skills as the Moon conjoins fiery Mars, followed by Mercury going stationary direct in Virgo. You could receive some special secret favor or gift around the New Moon on October 12. This will only be in return for a private, maybe even secret good deed that you did in the last few days. You may hold the answer to someone else's problem around the Full Moon on October 27. You're not obliged to help out or even suggest anything, even if asked. Stand back and let them work it out if you can.