Mercury enters Scorpio on October 24th, and makes a superior conjunction to the Sun on October 27th. This will illuminate Scorpio-flavoured information, which usually involves something hidden, intimate or uncomfortably true. This aspect is a culmination in the Mercury/Sun cycle. The last conjunction, which took place on September 12th, 2016 in Virgo (when Mercury was Rx) was a beginning.
This unavoidable understanding of Sun/Mercury will inform the Scorpio New Moon, on October 30th. This fresh chapter will unfold quietly, as internal illumination guides events in a new direction. This New Moon is about what you know in your gut, even if no one else gets it (yet).
On October 25th, Venus in Sagittarius squares Neptune Rx in Pisces, expanding relationship and financial expectations beyond the bounds of reality. The potential for disappointment is increased as the yearning for something/someone better takes hold. But Venus also makes a sextile to Jupiter in Libra, exact on October 26th. The mutual reception between Venus/Jupiter, and the harmony of the sextile, suggest there's something to work with. Once you get past the fantasy or urge to let everything go, you'll find real potential for future growth. The Venus/Saturn conjunction (October 29th) will follow with a confirmation, restriction or ending. This dose of reality will deliver results based on your previous focus and intentions.
October 29th also brings a sharp square between Uranus Rx in Aries and Mars in Capricorn. The hard left turn or outburst can shock you. Capricorn rules and plans will be shaken, and Mars' initiative can shift or snap. Accidents are a possibility, or violence. So are actions that you later regret. Therefore, your best bet is to move carefully and think twice before you react. At the same time, know that clinging to something that's being forcefully wrenched away will only make things more difficult. This this is not the time to restrict someone's actions, or deny the fact that change has come.
Aspects to Venus in your opportunities sector can increase your longing for something that transcends the usual. Romance, adventure, travel, exploration, legal matters or education can be key areas. But before you take that leap, look very carefully at what might be obscured. Secrets, unacknowledged fantasies or lies of omission can be troublesome. Nonetheless, there is potential for a positive exchange with another, that could lead to more. Venus/Saturn will deliver a reality check in the form of an official rule, law or restriction on expansion. While this aspect may limit your freedom, it can also enhance your focus on a distant goal.
The Sun and Mercury, in your sector of shared resources, can spotlight what’s been hidden or denied. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy can be sources of uncomfortable but illuminating information. What you unearth will be involved with the New Moon’s beginnings, even if this new chapter is something only you are aware of.
Mars square Uranus Rx in your sign suggests you may challenge authority, or have to react quickly as established rules/goals are shaken (especially in career matters).
Aspects to Venus in your sector of shared resources can present multiple reasons to spend or share more. And some of those reasons may be perfectly valid. But overspending, or ignoring personal boundaries, is a risk. Carefully prioritize what can help you, or benefit someone else. A careful approach to debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy can boost your health, happiness and daily routine. And when you encounter the Venus/Saturn conjunction, you’ll be prepared to pay the bill, acknowledge the boundary, or confront personal limits.
The Sun and Mercury in your relationship sector can spotlight a key partnership issue around commitment, truth or secrets. What you discuss/uncover will inform the New Moon, as you and an existing partner move towards a deeper level of honesty. For some, an intimate conversation can launch a relationship with someone new.
Mars/Uranus can trigger surprising events involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Actions/reactions will be based on what you can’t see or haven’t anticipated - use extra caution when travelling, as this can be an accident-prone influence.
Aspects to Venus in your partnership sector will greatly enhance the romance, indulgence and mixed signals in relationships. Developments may seem too good to be true, and while you’ll have to make sure your ideals line up with what the other person can offer, there is potential for real growth. A new attraction is not a complete fantasy, and joint goals in an existing relationship can benefit you both. Venus/Saturn will keep you on track (and clarify exactly what the other person wants) with a commitment or line that can’t be crossed.
The Sun and Mercury in your sector of routine will spotlight a work or health issue that must be attended to. A deeper reality involving a co-worker, work tasks, or diet/exercise/medical issues will come to light, and will lead to the New Moon’s fresh start. Whether you’re starting a new job, new routine or new health regime, know that you have all the information to do it right.
Mars/Uranus can deliver a jolt in the areas of debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy. A sudden expense, surge of temper or passion can leave you feeling out of control. You won’t have control over everything, but you can be consciously aware of your next action, rather than overreacting.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of routine can bring moments of indulgence, forgetfulness and the urge to slack off. Diets can go out the window, and organization can suffer. However, you can also experience a general sense of ease and contentment in domestic issues and your daily routine. The key is to relax and enjoy the things that are working well, without forgetting about your obligations. Venus/Saturn will confront you with those obligations, and your focus will snap back to the basic necessities. Venus/Saturn can also confirm a result, depending on the effort you’ve put into work or health.
The Sun and Mercury in your sector of self-expression can hi-light information about what you really want, or trigger a moment of creative/romantic inspiration. The New Moon will build on this, possibly introducing a new romance, passionate conversation or hoped-for news.
Mars/Uranus can trigger some relationship surprises, in the form of sudden arguments, disruptive actions or unexpected competition. While the challenge/surprise may come from someone else, you decide how you react.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of self-expression can enhance your urge to take a romantic or creative risk. Celebration can easily slide into overindulgence. There’s potential for creative inspiration, fun introductions or positive promotions for what have to offer. You’ll sound good, no doubt. But be wary of promising what you can’t deliver, or reading too much into what someone else says. Venus/Saturn can confirm what you’ve been hoping for, or clarify that there’s more work to be done.
The Sun and Mercury in your domestic sector can trigger a significant conversation with family, or it can illuminate buried issues from the past. Too, issues around relocation, renovations or home business can be clarified. This will lead into the New Moon, as a new domestic chapter begins, fuelled by your deeper understandings.
Mars/Uranus can disrupt your routine, throw extra work at you, or trigger some surprising medical issues. Stress reactions or accidents are a possibility, so take extra care and allow yourself some breathing room .
Aspects to Venus in your domestic sector can lead to some confusion/disappointments in a domestic partnership or family issue. Inflated expectations may be the culprit, but if you dial it back on the big dreams you’ll find that domestic growth is moving in the right direction. Love, security and general contentment can flourish. Home improvements, or the growth of a home business, are also possibilities. Venus/Saturn can define domestic roles, a home purchase or family commitment. Too, you could reach the finish line regarding a family commitment.
The Sun and Mercury in your communication sector can illuminate a truth or deliver an intensive conversation. This will lead to the New Moon’s gift of deeper insight. Whether it’s a romantic relationship, a sibling or career issue, you’ll feel in control of your favourite thing - information. Now you’ll really understand what’s going on, or you’ll know the best way to deliver your message.
Mars/Uranus can stir up some restlessness regarding creative work, romance or children/pregnancy. Watch for a sudden impulse to make it happen, especially if this is a personal goal you’ve been working towards for awhile. Too, the unexpected could hit you in one of these areas. You may be tempted to take a risk or push things further.
Aspects to Venus in your communication sector can deliver dreamy promises, flirtatious remarks or inflated hopes. The words may be beautiful, but watch for mixed messages and don’t count on everything that’s said. However, Venus’ sextile to Jupiter in your sign insists that there is potential, within reason. A new contact or job opportunity can benefit you, once you get past the smoke and mirrors. Venus/Saturn will ground you with a firm commitment or definite focus. The answer or outcome may not be everything you’d hoped for, but there’s still something to work with. Watch for an official contract or solid piece of information.
The Sun and Mercury in your sector of personal resources can deliver important information/realizations about earned money or personal values. A discussion or urge to dig deeper and research can clarify what will deliver the most value. This will feed into the New Moon, which can see you changing the way you work, earn or handle your relationships. Nothing dramatic, just a gradual shift in habits that can increase your sense of security.
Mars/Uranus indicates possible disruption in a relationship or your home life. Watch for minor breakdowns around the home, or unexpected repairs. Too, a partnership could move in a surprising direction, due to an argument or sudden break for freedom.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of personal resources can increase your urge to spend, pamper yourself or dive into a romantic attraction. It will be easy to lose yourself. After the initial rush, tune into a background potential or hope that is for real - it may be something completely different, and quieter. Venus/Saturn will deliver results and/or restrictions, on spending and emotional issues. If you’ve wandered down a wrong path or forgot about the need for increased discipline, you’ll be reminded. Too, Venus/Saturn can deliver an emotional or financial opportunity that’s the result of your hard work and focus.
The Sun/Mercury and New Moon in your sign are excellent for starting something that rewards quiet concentration and deep honesty. This new chapter may not be flashy, but it will be real. You should feel a calm sense of clarity, as you understand exactly what you have to do. The outcome may not be visible just yet, but if you trust your gut on this one you’ll move in the right direction.
Mars/Uranus can trigger angry, challenging or disruptive discussions. Verbal attacks may come out of nowhere, or new information could be dropped into your lap. Your temper may be short and diplomacy will be a challenge. Use caution with work communications.
Aspects to Venus in your sign are enhancing your social appeal, ability to connect with others, and your desire to overdo it (or conversely) give up. Before you dive in or decide that it’s not working, know that a moderate, grounded approach will produce something real. Others are paying attention. Venus/Saturn in your sign will deliver the confirmation, define your authority, or clarify what you have to let go of (so you can focus on what has real potential). Public image, relationships and physical appearance may be impacted.
The Sun/Mercury in your hidden sector can enhance your intuition, dreams and instincts. Pay attention to what you suspect, because the New Moon will gently nudge you along a certain path. The path will not be clear, but you can feel your way along if you trust a new understanding that’s unfolding.
Mars/Uranus can trigger unexpected expenses or a sudden change in your income pattern. You may have no choice but to react, especially if you feel your security is threatened. Then again, you may feel the urge to take a financial or emotional risk. Make sure you have something in reserve if it doesn’t work out.
Aspects to Venus in your hidden sector can expand a dream, fantasy or addiction. It will be easy to veer off in the wrong direction, or build something up that has no basis in reality. However, at the core of the dream is potential for real growth - the restless urge to expand beyond what you have is a clue that there’s more out there to pursue. Maybe a new career goal, or job opportunity. Venus/Saturn will help you decide if you want to dedicate more energy to this, or let it go.
The Sun/Mercury in your social sector can hi-light a friendship, group association or your relationship with the public. A conversation, introduction or realization can take things deeper than expected, and the New Moon will open a door to something that can gradually expand. Especially positive if you are trying to reach an audience, meet new people or promote your work.
Mars in your sign square Uranus can see you impatiently jumping into something, or cutting the cord. You may have reached the end of your tolerance, or you could react abruptly to someone else’s challenge. There’s no doubt you’ll be motivated, but use caution before you burn any bridges. With this influence, there’s no going back.
Aspects to Venus in your social sector can cause some temporary confusion with a friendship or group association. The lines between romantic and platonic may be blurred, or boundaries/goals in a group may be unclear. Too, you could question a social cause - is it really for you, are you making a difference? Financial considerations could be an issue. There is something worth sticking with here - your faith is not misplaced. Venus/Saturn can clarify the intentions of others, or your next move. Even if the results are not everything you’d hoped for, these interactions will have opened a new door that won’t be closed. Keep moving forward.
The Sun and Mercury in your career sector spotlight a goal, conversation with management or issue with your professional image. The information you receive will be invaluable, and will inform the New Moon’s new chapter. Watch for hints about a new job, change in professional direction, or more insight into how you can maximize your financial growth.
Mars/Uranus can bring bizarre actions/reactions that come out of nowhere. A challenge, outburst of anger or left turn can catch you off guard. You may surprise everyone (including yourself) with your next move. Issues may involve news, emails, conversations or developments with siblings.
Aspects to Venus in your career sector (including the square from Neptune Rx in your sign) can briefly undermine your faith in a career path or job search. You may feel like giving up. Conversely, you could latch on to an opportunity that has more style than substance. Use caution with professional relationships, as blurry boundaries can negatively impact your professional image. Whether you’re feeling disillusioned or confused, know that there is an opportunity here you can build on. Venus/Saturn insists that focus in the correct direction, and a sober, careful approach to professional relationships, will deliver results. If Venus/Saturn delivers a hard reality check, learn from it and move on.
The Sun and Mercury in your opportunities sector can reveal your next step forward, via an emerging ideal or new course of knowledge. The New Moon will build on this, and the trine to Neptune Rx in your sign suggests there’s ample room for growth (plus a chance to expand on your dream). Areas of possibility may include travel, exploration, education, legal matters or publishing.
Mars/Uranus suggests surprising social actions (involving friends, groups or your public image) can impact your stability. Others may push you in a direction you’re not comfortable with, or you could take a risk that may or may not pay off. Before you act, consider the consequences, which will be very public.