The astral winds are about to change. Mercury, retrograde for the last few weeks, turns direct at the end of the week just in time for us to get our Thanksgiving and holiday plans in place.
Ghosts and ghouls from the past don’t go away just because Halloween has come and gone. Thoughtful Mercury retrogrades in haunting Scorpio until Nov. 20 and stirs up memories, maudlin thoughts, and old grudges while also churning up sludge in the news.
It’s a haunting week as we head toward Halloween, Samhain, and Day of the Dead. With the sun, mental Mercury, and heart-centered Venus now in deep Scorpio, our hearts and minds are brought to the far side of the veil. Mercury slows down to turn retrograde on Thursday, so our thoughts begin to walk with the people we’ve known, loved, and let go of.
Accountability is the name of the game this week. Both Saturn and Pluto recently turned direct after long retrogrades, which brought new theories, plots, and machinations out into the open. The planets ask us to take stock of our responsibilities and hold people accountable for theirs.
Relationships move toward the front burner this week. Saturday brings a new moon in Libra. The energizing sun, friendly moon, Venus, and verbal Mercury are already in Libra, and Mars joins them on Thursday.
Autumn officially beings on Monday as the sun enters Libra. In the meantime, let’s appreciate our work (as the sun leaves Virgo), and the bounty of our relationships (as the sun enters sociable Libra).
Most of us will have an ordinary week, with sleepy moments and interesting opportunities to communicate our ideas. But there is also a window open for extraordinary circumstances that call people to rise to their best.
Every month when the moon and Jupiter waltz, our hearts swell and the volume of our emotions cranks up. Usually, this uplifts the heart but sometimes it just intensifies feelings.
Slow down. If life gets hectic, sit still, if just for a minute. Summer’s heat and five planets in retrograde ask us to take our time and think things through. Catch up and reconnect with the past, work on old projects, and handle life right here, right now.
We have a planetary traffic jam this week. Free will and grace always co-create with the planetary patterns. We could easily feel overwhelmed or called to protect something important, like our relationships, country, or ecosystem.
Enjoy new moments of beauty. As the sun in Gemini opposes Jupiter this weekend, it brings an ephemeral sense of humor with liberating moments that can ease our souls and smooth our interactions. Underneath this late spring bounty growls a more substantial conversation.
Pollen floats in, and hummingbirds and stray thoughts buzz by, with the sun and Mercury in nervy, verbal Gemini. They loan us the ability to multitask like crazy, but we might have trouble concentrating.
We can be efficient this Friday and again at the end of the week, but this weekend is one to take off. Relax, put the hammock up, visit an art fair, wade through the allergies, adjust, and process under a sensitive Pisces moon while mental Mercury approaches a square to dreamy, confusing Neptune.
After an overwhelming winter, the stars help us get on a roll: we have places to go and things to do with the sun in earthy, enduring Taurus, and Mercury and Venus in feisty, instigating Aries.
This week the stars loan us determination as Mars trines Saturn and Pluto in earth signs. We can make real progress wherever the decisions are clear and we know what we’re doing.
The stars ask us to acknowledge our deepest feelings as Venus conjuncts Pluto. Venus symbolizes our hearts and Pluto speaks of depth, loss, power, and rebirth. This conjunction, which turns up the volume on all our feelings, usually occurs once a year and can help us catch up on a backlog of emotions.
Act as if a pool of high-octane astrological fuel is just sitting around in the open for the next two weeks. If we can figure out how to contain and harness it for good, we’ll have healthy fuel to drive our engines.
The sensitive Pisces moon conjuncts Neptune and Mars this weekend. We may feel washed away on the tide of holiday lights at one moment and overwhelmed by rising seas and complicated humanitarian crises in another — and both realities are true.
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