Cosmic Weather Forecast – October 29 – November 4, 2018
Sometimes to swim deep, you need to come up for air, and that is what happens this week. The Sun remains in transformative Scorpio and Venus is still retrograde.
The biggest newsmaker this week is Mercury, which moves out of Scorpio and into heavenly Sagittarius. Mercury, the communication planet, rules how you understand life, and in the sign of the archer, your attitude towards life is optimistic and philosophical with an eye towards future potentials and possibilities. In simpler terms, Mercury is concerned with the ‘big picture’, and not day-to-day details, which allows you to strive towards creating a better future for yourself and the certainty to persevere long enough to make it happen.
In other news, Venus backs up into fair and balanced Libra creating a brand-new set of complications in relationships, but if you work through the issues, your relationships will be stronger than ever.
Finally, it’s Halloween week, and the veil between the spirit world is becoming increasingly thinner. It’s an amazing week to connect to your spirits and your deceased ancestors but make sure you leave them some goodies because they love it when you show them proper respect.
Now, on with the forecast…
Monday, October 29, 2018:
As we head towards Halloween on Wednesday, Mercury conjoins Jupiter in Scorpio. Mercury conjunct Jupiter is considered an extremely beneficial aspect.
First off, Jupiter is an intuitive planet, and this conjunction favors all forms of business activities. If you need to release a product or start a new project, then do so because Mercury turns retrograde soon (Nov 16). Additionally, pay close attention to any business or career hunches you have because they will most likely be accurate.
Secondly, Mercury and Jupiter are both educational planets. Mercury rules facts and details; whereas, Jupiter rules your ability to understand information and apply it to your life. While this aspect is active, it’s a great time to plan your future or set short-term goals. Make sure you take advantage of this aspect while it’s available because it only happens once a year.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018:
There are no planetary aspects today, but the Moon moves through family-oriented Cancer. The early morning hours may be tense with the Moon opposed to Pluto, but the rest of the Moon’s trip through Cancer has only positive aspects to Jupiter in Mercury. So, if your day begins rocky, it will rapidly improve. This evening is a great time to reach out and connect to family members. Let them know you care with both your actions and words.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018:
Happy Halloween! I hope that you get more treats than tricks this year but get prepared because Halloween is the most astrologically active day of the week.
First up, as I mentioned earlier, Mercury moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, the sign he retrograde in on November 16th. Throughout the next several weeks, Mercury’s focus is on the big picture, which allows you to see outside the box of day-to-day living. Mercury in the sign of the archer is a great cycle to focus on goals and long-term strategies. Mercury in Sagittarius usually has an optimistic view, which allows you to focus on giving birth to your potentials and possibilities.
Secondly, right before Venus retrogrades out of Scorpio and moves back into Libra, she will oppose Uranus. Hard Venus/Uranus aspects are notorious for relationship problems, and this opposition will strongly influence the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). Breakups happen, and often outside interests suddenly enter the picture. You may find that you are unhappy in your relationships or are no longer satisfied, which can easily lead to frustrations and upsets. Since Venus is retrograde, you may see your frustrations easier than you normally would and can then make changes to add a little spice and adventure so that you can curb your dissatisfaction. However, if you take no action, your need to be free may supersede your need to work things out.
Finally, Venus moves out of Scorpio and back into Libra, which may give some relief to the fixed signs, but puts the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) on notice. Venus rules Libra, and when she is retrograde in her sign, the issues around Venus retrograde (see blog) are amplified; however, the theme has changed.
Venus in Libra is concerned with balance and fairness. Relationships that are out of balance may begin to have difficulties, especially if you have made sacrifices to support your partner. Although Venus in Libra dislikes arguments and selfishness, there comes a time when you have to stand up for yourself, and this may create necessary conflicts. Conflict is not always bad; it can often lead to an equitable balance in the relationship that honors your needs as well as your partners.
Thursday, November 1, 2018:
Got wounds? Newsflash – we all do! However, this week (and year), you get a window of opportunity to heal and release them as Jupiter forms a trine to Chiron. Since Chiron is in Pisces and Jupiter is in Scorpio, this is a beneficial period for you to seek understanding into the areas of your life that may be wounded because Jupiter helps you understand your wounds on a deeper level, which is often the key to healing them. You may want to consider workshops, spiritual practices, or therapy to help you peel your scabs off, but freedom from the past will help you create a better future. This aspect remains active until early December, which means you should pay close attention to any issues that creep up during the holiday cycle because these are the wounds that most likely needs healing.
Friday, November 2, 2018:
There are only lunar aspects on Friday, which is a relief from the deluge of aspects this week. On Friday, The Moon moves into Virgo, and you will need to put your life in order because the worst thing for you right now would be tons of chaos. It’s a great day to figure out your holiday plans, including gifts that you may want to buy this year. Virgo loves processes, so any that you can create to make your life easier would be beneficial.
On Saturday, the Moon continues to move through Virgo, so finish up lingering tasks should be at the top of your priority list. During the evening hours, the Moon forms a lovely sextile to Jupiter. So, after finishing that list of chores that you need to complete, spend the evening relaxing with your friends or social circle. Everyone, including you, needs a break once in a while.
Just a heads up, make sure you turn your clocks back an hour (if your state observes DST) because Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend.
Sunday may be more difficult than Friday or Saturday. The Moon moves into Libra and forms a tough square to Saturn, which often makes you feel off-center or discombobulated, which ultimately leads to self-doubt. Proceed through the morning hours with caution and leave activities until the afternoon when the Moon is more favorably aspected.
See you next week…