The New Moon is on Sunday, October 30, @ 13 deg Libra.
This marks the beginning of the lunar month of Karttika
, named for Krittika, the nakshatra of the Full Moon, which will be on Nov 14. Krittika is associated with Fierce Actions, Courage, Leadership, Dealing with Authority, Waging War. Considered a good month for starting things that require enterprise and daring.
The New Moon is Conjunct Mercury, which is @ 15 deg Libra.
Therefore the energy of the coming lunar month is tied to the qualities of Mercury, i.e., Ideas and Reasons, Communications and The Media, Reports and Stories, etc.
Mars enters Capricorn on Monday, Oct 31.
The planet of Action, Fast Results, Aggression, Haste, and War, will be in the sign of Practical Realization for 6 weeks, until Dec 11. Mars is considered Exalted in this sign. Therefore some of the best qualities of Mars are promoted. This is a good combination for Getting Things Started and Accomplished.
Mars is Exchanging Signs with Saturn.
Since Saturn is in Scorpio, one of the signs owned by Mars, and Mars will be in Saturn's sign, the two are in a Parivartana Yoga
, i.e., exchanging energy by being in each other's signs. Thus the energy of Mars gets a boost from Saturn, making the force of Mars more Focused and Concentrated. Along with the qualities of the lunar month, the Mars-Saturn interaction makes November a good month for Starting New Endeavors, Accomplishing Tasks, etc.