I've come to really appreciate retrograde and eclipse periods. Although, I admit two weeks ago, I was on the phone with a friend of mine throwing a temper tantrum because I wanted to keep moving forward.  And yet, I understand the importance of taking a time to reflect on things before jumping into newer things. 

And that is really all that eclipse and retrograde periods are: Times of reflection. 

During this time, rather than start anything new, follow through with projects or important endeavors you began before October 14th. Keep nurturing those things, and focus on what's important. 

Retrogrades can be a time of letting go, but that can also be a relief, knowing that you're in the right place to reflect and make necessary changes.  You'll feel better prepared to move forward after November 9th and after some re-evaluation and relaxation.