By the end of the week, the sky will be almost 180° from where it was at the beginning. We shift from a strongly cardinal air sky (Libra) to one dominated by fixed water (Scorpio). There is a powerful New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio to keep life interesting and Mars leaves fiery Sagittarius for the sign it is exalted in, earthy Capricorn. And last but not least, Mercury will station direct at 16° Libra on Saturday. I can feel my Libra scales becoming unbalanced just thinking about all those changes.
The first part of the week clearly belongs to Libra. On Monday Mercury in Libra is sextile Jupiter in Leo with lingering traces of Venus in Libra sextile Mars in Sagittarius. The Moon enters Libra on Tuesday, and remains there until the start of Scorpio season and the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on Thursday. How we perceive the world around us is filtered through the intellect the first part of the week and even with Mercury slowing to station direct, this approach works well. It is the Scorpio New Moon that marks the major energy shift from air to water.
One thing to remember about Scorpio is attempting to force them to do something against their will is exceedingly difficult. Fixed water seems like a contradiction unless you think of ice . . . as in glaciers of ice. Think about what happens when those puppies move across the landscape and how practically nothing stops them. The zero degree Scorpio New Moon seems bound and determined to scour out emotional garbage for once and for all.
For me and many of the rest of you, Mercury stationing direct at 16° Libra this weekend will be greeted with a huge sigh of relief. Please keep in mind Mercury will be at a virtual standstill for several days on either side of the station, so the feeling of being stuck will not go away immediately. Mercury in Libra will be Air’s sole representative until it slips into Scorpio on November 9, when we enter another airless period.
Mars happily enters Capricorn on Sunday where it is exalted. Capricorn’s direct, purposeful approach suits the red planet. It was fun having Mars in playful Sagittarius but we can get used to having this Mars help us get out the door and get to work.
We can adapt to the new atmosphere if we give ourselves a chance to do so. I will use the phrase “go with the flow” because as trite as it is, it is appropriate to the sharp energy changes happening this week. Swimming upstream is exhausting after a while, right?
If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too.
If you find yourself going around wrapping up loose ends this week, Aries, your instincts are sound because all too soon it will be time to focus like a laser on your career. By this time next week, you could be looking a whole new agenda to work with. By the way conversations with your partner should make more sense too.
As much as you dislike changes in your routines, Taurus, the ones coming down the pike now should prove quite welcome. Interactions with your partner, either business or personal, may become far more pleasant and you might feel your interest in learning something new begin to revive. Patience becomes you now.
There are both pluses and minuses ahead for you, Gemini. You have probably been enjoying how your creative side has blossomed in recent weeks and it is going to be hard to see that diminish in the days ahead. On the plus side is once you get past some mental sluggishness over the weekend, your mind should rapidly get back up to speed.
Time to put the finishing touches on any home improvement projects you may have in the works, Cancer, and start thinking about what you would like to do for fun! More moisture in the atmosphere should be very nurturing for you and allow your spirits to lift once more.
You’ve had a great run recently, Leo, with plenty of attention and perhaps a nice turn of luck or two. Now it is time for you to become more involved with your home and family. This will probably turn out to be surprisingly enjoyable for you, OK?
The changes coming in this week are very promising for you, Virgo. You could feel like your mind has been given a good scrubbing, and it may take a few days to realize what a gift you’ve been given. Staying on task over the weekend may be challenging so give yourself a break.
It has been fun, hasn’t it, Libra? But it is now time for someone else to enjoy some well deserved recognition. Now you need to turn your attention to figuring out what you truly value and in order to do so, you might need to follow your instincts rather than your intellect. This may turn out to be easier than you think!
You are almost ready to reemerge and take the world on again, Scorpio, and this time it will be on your terms. Your preference for sitting back and drawing others to you is going to be working beautifully for you. You still have a few days of contemplation left before making your appearance.
There are only a few days left of this excellent run for you, Sagittarius, so savor those while you can. On the weekend you may begin to realize it is time to devote some serious effort to improving your cash flow. Your luck could be more muted going forward.
I can just about guarantee you will find the atmosphere at the end of this week far more to your liking, Capricorn. First you may need to make sure you aren’t leaving things undone at work. If you have projects to wrap up, please do it now even if it means having to double check everything for accuracy later.
Play time is about over, Aquarius, and you will probably miss the wealth of free flowing ideas that have been so much fun to play with. However it is time to turn your attention back to your long term goals. There is a fresh feeling in the air, so calm your mind and open your heart.
You should have the energy this week to make one last big push at work, Pisces, before you can slow down and consider taking some vacation time. The changes coming in late this week could be very good for you and help restore your sense of equilibrium. Enjoy the difference!
After having a rather quiet sky last week, this week it is anything but. We have two planets changing signs: Mercury leaves Virgo for Libra and Venus leaves Libra for Scorpio. Mars in Leo goes from feeling stalled out to racing ahead at full speed and a cardinal T-Square is in effect on the weekend. At least we won’t be bored!
The transition from analytical Virgo to fair minded Libra is usually a low key change for Mercury. Mercury does well in the air signs as they are comfortable living in their heads. However Mercury in Libra has some challenges this week starting with an inconjunct to Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday when our thinking may be fuzzy around the edges. It is the weekend that is potentially contentious because Mercury squares Pluto in Capricorn and opposes Uranus in Aries creating a T-Square. People may get very vocal about what they see as a lack of fairness in the system. There could an upsurge of rebellion against the more traditional elements in society.
Venus in Scorpio has a much sweeter welcome for her with a trine to Neptune in Pisces on Friday. Those who are in love ought to be able to tune out the noise and concentrate on having a pleasant romantic interlude. Just don’t talk about religion or politics, OK?
Monday is the exact Mars-Saturn square, so don’t be surprised to see or feel plenty of frustration and impatience. Tuesday may not be much better when Pluto in Capricorn takes its turn thwarting Mars in Leo via an inconjunct. All those rules and regulations you know. Once Mars breaks free of those two and heads for a trine with Uranus in Aries on Saturday, it could feel like a logjam has broken. The only problem might be the cardinal T-Square occurring at the same time. Taking time to think before speaking is a good plan. No sense on stepping on other people’s toes unnecessarily because they might decide to stomp back . . . hard.
Not the most restful week but we may be able to get a surprising amount accomplished as long as we stay focused on what we’re doing and not get caught up in other people’s dramas.
This might be a roller coaster ride of a week for you, Aries. However, taking your sense of frustration out on those closest to you is not a good plan, especially next weekend. You could get an earful from your partner among others.
Dealings with family and your significant other might be your biggest challenge now, Taurus, with the toughest moments coming early in the week. Hopefully matters will smooth out by the weekend and you can plan a quiet romantic dinner with your sweetie.
Your cheerful chatter may take a more flirtatious tone than usual now, Gemini, and if you are single, you may meet someone with whom you feel a strong mental connection. Get-togethers with your peers this weekend are bound to be very lively.
Cancer, your week might start off with you feeling like you can’t afford to play at this time and yet by the weekend this may all change for the better. Your challenge could be navigating family disputes on the weekend. You will probably get an earful . . .
Not the best time for you to be doing home improvement projects, Leo, as those may not go as planned the first of the week. Thankfully for your blood pressure you should see some progress by the weekend. Be aware you may not be thinking clearly midweek.
What may concern you the most now, Virgo, is how you are managing your money. What changes can you make to improve matters in that regard? Creative solutions are possible if you allow yourself to think outside the box. Set up practical guidelines to work within.
Ordinarily you do a decent job of being the peacemaker, Libra, in part because you usually quite tactful. This week may find your ability to practice diplomacy tested to the limits, especially on the weekend. It will probably be your nearest and dearest who set you off.
Career demands continue to demand the lion’s share of your attention, Scorpio, particularly the first of the week. Once you get those under control, you may want to think about doing something nice for yourself like buying new clothes or having your hair done.
If you are traveling early this week, Sagittarius, prepare for delays of some kind. This situation improves dramatically as the week progresses and your weekend looks very good for fun and games. Socializing this weekend with your peers could be filled with many differences of opinion.
It does look like you may end up spending more time than usual talking to various people at work now, Capricorn. The trick will be keeping those discussions civil and productive as the week progresses. Emotions could run high Friday and Saturday.
Butting heads with your partner (either business or personal) over your career is possible Monday and Tuesday, Aquarius, though that situation should improve later in the week. On the weekend you might remember not everyone shares your taste for “spirited” discussions, OK?
You may be in a dreamy mood most of the week, Pisces, contemplating faraway places with romantic settings. Getting together with friends on the weekend can be fun as long as you avoid conversations about your financial issues. That may lead to some bitter arguments.
If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too.
If there ever was a Venus who knows the value of a little mystery, it is Venus in Scorpio. She has many secrets and most of those she will never share because she is very aware of how this adds to her allure.
Cheating on her is a major no no. Anyone foolish enough to do so deserves what they get and it won’t be pretty. There is a very good chance she will excise you from her life cleanly and completely. If Venus in Scorpio is paired with a Libra or Sagittarius Sun you might get a chance to explain and apologize but Sun in Scorpio? Forget it. Scorpio does not trust easily, so don’t risk damaging that.
Whilst Venus is exalted in another water sign, Pisces, Scorpio is considered her detriment. She rules Libra who enjoys light flirtations, beauty, peace and harmony while Scorpio is inclined towards jealousy, possession and obsession. Exploring emotional extremes is something Mars enjoys far more than Venus. He sees it as a challenge unlike Venus who sees those as a burden.
This year is a good one for Venus in Scorpio because she receives kisses from Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Cancer. Pluto in Capricorn has her back as does Saturn in Scorpio though the conjunction with Saturn may not feel like it at the time. Uranus in Aries is the only outer planet she will butt heads with.
The trine to Neptune in Pisces on September 13-14 is wonderful for budding romances. Plan a candlelight dinner for two in a private setting where you will not be interrupted. Venus joins the Saturn-Pluto sextile on September 18 and this aspect favors financial dealings. Good for estimating exact values.
Uranus in Aries is inconjunct Venus on September 20, the same day Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, stations direct whilst exactly sextile Saturn in Scorpio. Rash, rude behaviors will not cut it . . . at all. Helping sooth this aspect is a trine from Chiron in Pisces so perhaps a heartfelt apology will be heard. It is worth a try.
Two aspects bound to generate some excitement for Venus include a trine to Jupiter in Cancer on September 26. Lavish gifts anyone? And a passionate square to Mars in Leo on September 28 may lead to some very interesting moments for lovers. The latter comes with a caution because Leo and Scorpio are fixed signs, making it much harder to reach a compromise due to firmly held opinions.
Those of you with Venus in Scorpio natally ought to enjoy your Venus Return this year even if your natal Venus is weighed down by tough aspects. Do something nice for yourself that day.
Venus will remain in Scorpio until October 7 when she dashes into free and easy Sagittarius. This is one of those rare occasions when those born with a Libra Sun will have their Venus in Sagittarius as I do. Venus seldom travels so far from the Sun and in this case, she crosses the horizon behind the Sun, the occidental position. But that is a story for another day!
The first full week of Scorpio Season offers days with excellent aspects that always have a simultaneous Scorpio “sting”. For the most part it is Mars in Leo’s large ego being held in check by Venus and Mercury in Scorpio – probably pointing out he needs to show some genuine humility before they will let him stick around.
The week starts out with a lovely trine between the Sun in Scorpio and Chiron in gentle Pisces. I see this as providing us opportunities to identify our inner wounds and enabling us to start working on the healing process. If there is one thing I’ve learned recently in my own life is it IS possible to improve one’s state of health and well being . . . it just takes time and consistent effort. The ‘sting’ is the Sun in Scorpio irritated by a jittery, impatient Uranus in Aries. We might as well stand down and relax because no one will be going anywhere in a hurry.
A truly beneficial trine between Mars in Leo and Saturn in Libra arrives with the New Moon in Scorpio on 26 October. I love harmonious aspects between Mars and Saturn because they are great for making a sustained effort without overtaxing ourselves. Here the ‘sting’ is Venus in Scorpio squaring Mars in Leo. Lots of sexual tension generated by this one but unless Leo loses his arrogance, he will be sleeping alone. Scorpio will NOT put up with it!
Friday, 28 October, is a very dynamic day and looks very favorable for ending the work week on a high note. Jupiter in Taurus is trine Pluto in Capricorn and the Scorpio Sun plays nice with both of those biggies. The fixed sign catch? Mercury in Scorpio takes its turn squaring Mars in Leo and pushing our personal agendas with no consideration for the other side will get us exactly nowhere.
Best use of time and energy this week is to focus how to use the tremendous potential of the Scorpio New Moon. It is an excellent opportunity to clean up our own acts and a really lousy time to interfere in other people’s lives. No amount of arguing and grandstanding will work right now because folks are not in the mood to listen. Practice patience, tolerance, kindness and respect.
Aries, you will need to gather up every shred of patience you have in order to deal with people moving at what you consider a snail’s pace. Turning up the volume will get you more dirty looks than results. Slow down and practice patience!
You love the pace this week, Taurus, and welcome the opportunity to explore all your options in depth. The only fly in the ointment might be some fireworks at home. Better warn your nearest and dearest nothing will change your mind!
It wouldn’t hurt you, Gemini, to tone down the rhetoric and refrain from coming across as arrogant when conversing with coworkers because all that will do is get their back up. You can sweet talk with best of them now if necessary.
Other than the first couple of days this week, you will find it much easier to stay in your comfort zone, Cancer. Things are looking up in the romance department too. Single Cancers may meet someone interesting at a gathering of peers and like-minded individuals.
You are walking tall and feeling feisty, Leo. Take care not to let this go to your head though or you could start taking shots from all sides. Keep your eye peeled for new and exciting career opportunities and burnish that resumé.
Your ability to absorb and assimilate new information is excellent now, Virgo, especially if you let yourself go with your initial impressions. Ordinarily you aren’t prone to exaggeration but you may be tempted to do so this week. Best stick with the facts.
The first couple of days of this week will probably be the most hectic for you, Libra, between meeting personal obligations and dealing with your partner’s demands. After that, you may want to contemplate what’s REALLY important to you and discard the rest.
Ordinarily you can do ‘invisible’ with the best of them, Scorpio, but why waste a great time to draw everyone’s attention to you! This is particularly true regarding your career. Let yourself shine at work and set the stage for a big advance.
It’s what is going on behind the scenes in your life that holds the potential for improving your life, Sagittarius. Sit on things for now and continue to put your best foot forward at work. Friday and Saturday are your best play days.
Networking with peers and like-minded individuals are your best bets for making positive change happen in your life, Capricorn. Take care to put out fires in your professional life the first part of the week, so you can take some time off on the weekend..
Please do your best to keep your partner in the loop right now, Aquarius. You know how important it is to make the most of exciting possibilities regarding your long term goals but you’ll hear about it if you ignore your partner’s needs.
This is a lovely time for you to contemplate the mysteries of Life, Pisces. You may also enjoy sitting down with friends from distant lands, spiritual teachers and others who inspire you to see beyond your immediate environment. Travel if you can.
If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too.
We will have opportunities on this New Moon at 3° 39′ Scorpio on 26 October 2011, 12:56 PM PDT to remember why Scorpio deals with rebirth and regeneration rather the darker side of life often associated with the eighth sign of the zodiac. Please recall the many wonderful healers and caregivers born with Scorpio prominent in their charts also.
Jupiter in fecund Taurus sits opposite the New Moon and Pluto (Scorpio’s ruler) in Capricorn adds richness and diversity via a supportive sextile. This is a very fruitful time to develop new ideas and set plans into motion though it might be awhile before these new seeds start to sprout. The more care you take setting your priorities and making sure you have everything you need to see your project through to fruition the better. We’re talking Capricorn and Taurus who both keep a VERY close eye on the bottom line and Scorpio is no slouch in that department either.
How do we determine what we value – the tangible or intangible? If tangible, does it have to do with monetary value? We may have the perfect opportunity to explore this area on this New Moon with its combination of a preponderance of fixed signs and planets in earth and water signs. In general, the trine between Jupiter in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn comes down firmly on the tangible side and this is no bad thing. We need to make sure basic needs are met before haring off to save the world or retreat from it altogether in a search for inner peace and harmony. A little healthy pragmatism is very much in keeping with the Scorpio New Moon and Mercury conjoined Venus in Scorpio. Scorpio tends to be very clear about only fighting battles it can win . . . unlike Aries, the Don Quixote of the zodiac.
Something else to keep in mind is the futility of persuading others to change their opinions right now though with Mars in flamboyant Leo squaring the Mercury-Venus conjunction in Scorpio, we’ll probably make the attempt anyway. I’m just saying it will likely be a complete waste of time, energy and money because minds are made up and that’s that! Furthermore Saturn in Libra is exactly semi-sextile Mercury-Venus causing people to see their position as the most fair and equitable one. Like I said . . . waste of time.
Speaking of Mercury conjunct Venus in Scorpio, this pairing will withdraw rather than confront. If it was aggressive Mars conjunct Mercury, you would probably have a fight on your hands but that’s not Venus’s style, she is receptive rather assertive. Scorpio is noted for pulling their energy back when irritated with someone so be prepared for plenty of “no comments” or people flat disappearing when confronted. Strive to be kind, thoughtful and non-judgmental in your communications for best results.
Mars in Leo does have support from a sextile to Saturn in Libra. What this suggests to me is people will respond favorably to those who trot out their best manners and play by the rules. No pushing, shoving or swearing to get your way allowed. The most effective plan of action will take into account what each individual has to offer and utilize that as fairly as possible.
Uranus in Aries does have a say in what happens on this New Moon, mostly by being an irritant. Whether that will be productive or simply annoying is up to the individuals involved. Neptune in Aquarius is sitting this one out, all to the good in my opinion because there will be less confusion.
As long as we allow others to have their opinions, this New Moon is one of the most pleasant we’ve had in quite awhile. It is perfect for generating ideas and putting together plans for long term projects as well as learning about patience and delayed gratification. The art of non-verbal communication is another skill this is a wonderful time to practice and very much needed when so many use texting instead of meeting face to face.
Celebrate the rebirth of possibilities and Life!
On a personal note: I get the full effect of the Mars in Leo square Mercury-Venus in Scorpio because the latter conjoins my natal Mercury-Mars conjunction in Scorpio. I have a choice between going with Mars and using the knife or withdrawing my energy and input altogether. Or perhaps using a combination . . . meh.
The New Moon is within a few degrees of my twelfth house Jupiter in Scorpio with Jupiter in Taurus opposing natal Jupiter from the sixth house. Looks like I will be reviewing my best options of how I may best serve others whilst simultaneously making sure my needs are met. Finding a healthy balance here is essential for accomplishing what I need to do in the months ahead. With Pluto in Capricorn in my second house continuing to pare away the non-essentials, hopefully there will a breakthrough regarding income and financial concerns in general. One of the key components for serving others is to be able to free up the resources to do so. If every scrap of time and energy is going to keep food on the table and a roof over one’s head, it is very hard to help others isn’t it? Anyway, that’s what I’m thinking about these days.