New Moon conjunct Venus, Mercury goes Direct
The month therefore has the qualities of Bharani, one of the "extreme" nakshatras. Therefore, good for severe, fierce actions, like attacking, destruction, etc.
This New Moon will be exactly conjunct Venus. Therefore the energy of Venus is carried through the month.... which may help to compensate for the otherwise detrimental qualities of the month. But Venus is weakened by being completely combust the Sun ("burnt up"). The exact conjunction of Sun & Venus will be Friday, Oct. 24, @ 7 deg Libra.
Mercury will end its retrograde period on Saturday, Oct. 25, @22 deg Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, Data & Information, will resume normal, forward motion in the zodiac. It takes several days for Mercury to "get back up to speed," so the retrograde effects can linger for another week.