The astrology forecast for the week of October 18, 2021 – October 24, 2021 features a Full Moon in Aries, two major aspects (Mars trine Jupiter and Mars square Pluto), Mercury and Jupiter turning direct, and the beginning of Scorpio season. Cosmic energies will continue to improve with a large blip on Friday, but it should be a decent week.
First, Mercury turns direct on October 18, and minor annoyances and communication snafus may occur as Mercury stations and changes directions. As we move through the week, Mercury retrograde issues, particularly with relationships, will slowly improve. This is an excellent week to repair any damage to relationships or friendships that happened while the retrograde was active. Also, anything that you have put on hold during the retrograde can now be initiated and completed.
Next, we have the Full Moon in Aries, which occurs on October 20. The good news is Mercury is now direct! The bad news is that Mars (the ruler of Aries) is in detriment in Libra. So, to work with this energy, we must tweak how we would work with the planetary ruler.
The Full Moon in Aries is a two-week cycle of letting go of personal attributes that we may not like about ourselves or are no longer effective. Are there any individual behaviors that you would like to let go of? Oh, and news flash – we all have them! Since Mars is in Libra, you can also look at how you behave in relationships and let go of unhealthy personal patterns that may limit the relationship’s growth. This work is not uncomplicated, but the fruits of your internal work will pay off in the end.
Now on with the forecast…
Monday, October 18, 2021
The first aspect of the week happens on Monday when Mars trines Jupiter. This will be an energetic week with plenty of activity, and since Jupiter is direct, there is the potential for good fortune and matters going your way. Mars trine Jupiter is a powerful aspect for putting yourself first and focusing on activities that promote your self-interests. Otherwise, Mars trine Jupiter is optimistic, energetic, and enthusiastic, so go after your desires with no regrets.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The Moon spends its first full day in Aries, preparing for the monthly Full Moon cycle on Tuesday. The Aries Moon is courageous, confident, and passionate, so the beneficial energies from yesterday will spill over into today. It’s an excellent day to focus on your wants, needs, and desires. Sometimes, you need to put yourself first, and do you!
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Besides the potent Full Moon (see above) that occurs today, the Moon battles with Mars and Pluto. As a result, you can expect your emotions to be on high alert, and there is potential for arguments and power plays. Keep controlling and manipulative people at arm’s length, because they will only steal your joy.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Today, the Moon spends its first full day in stable Taurus. Expect things to slow down to a crawl during the morning hours as the Moon squares Saturn. Minor frustrations and annoyances may be prevalent throughout the day, but your energy levels should return as the Moon conjoins exciting Uranus this evening. Since the Moon moving through Taurus invites you to indulge in the pleasures of life, do something you deeply enjoy.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Remember that large blip I talked about at the beginning of the forecast? Well, it happens today as Mars tangles with Pluto. Mars square Pluto is a discordant aspect that often provokes disagreements between people, especially if problems or animosities have been lurking in the background for a while. You may experience fierce opposition from others. Avoid underhanded activities even if you feel they are justified because they will only lead to blowback. Stay away from dangerous people and places!
Saturday, October 23, 2021
We change astrological seasons today as the Sun moves out of Libra and into Scorpio. Scorpio season is about digging deep into the secret parts of ourselves – our fears, phobias, and dysfunctions. Although the season’s energy is intense, we can conquer our personal demons with a bit of reflection and willingness to change.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Finally, we close the week with the Moon moving through social Gemini. It’s an excellent day for fun, frolic, and great conversation. Sharing your ideas and opinions with others will be vital to you at this time. However, this evening you may need an extra dose of caffeine or an energy drink, as the Moon squares Neptune.
See you next week!