This week offers a mixed bag of energies. On October 22nd, Mercury in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn for the third and final time. Watch for a repeat of intensely uncomfortable conversations/ideas. You may have encountered these issues previously, on September 9th and September 24th. This should be the final wrap up or show down, as Pluto pushes Mercury to reveal the truth. Asteroid Juno will be making an exact conjunction to Mercury, adding issues of relationship power dynamics. Juno is about commitment and fidelity, but in a larger sense, she also represents what’s acceptable on a social level. Pluto will challenge Juno, exposing the truth behind surface chatter about what's justified/acceptable.
On October 23rd, Venus in Virgo will trine Pluto in Capricorn, empowering Venus issues (relationships, finances, self-esteem, values) by zeroing in on what’s right or what makes sense. The Sun will ingress Scorpio (ruled by Pluto) on this day, emphasizing deeply authentic energy. This will help you get the most out of what’s right for you. However, Mars in Virgo will also oppose Wounded Healer Chiron, suggesting that certain actions (or obsessive efforts) can misfire. There’s a need for caution, even as you go deeper. Too, this mix of energies can point to the Scorpio/Pluto tendency to rip the scab off and dig out the last bits of shrapnel. Getting honest can hurt.
On October 25th, Venus will conjunct Jupiter in Virgo, capitalizing on the power of the Venus/Pluto trine. There’s more available if you’re willing to expand your understanding of what's possible, and Mercury’s opposition to Uranus Rx in Aries says that a chance to leap ahead may hit suddenly. But Mercury will also inconjunct Chiron, resonating with the Mars/Chiron opposition (Mercury rules Virgo, Mars rules Aries). Again, there’s a tense mix of opportunity and vulnerability. Come out ahead, or say the wrong thing. Truth is, you may step on a few toes, or get bruised, no matter how careful you are. But there's so much to work with that you can still come out ahead, as long as you focus on what's healthy, sane, and real.
Mercury/Juno in your partnership sector can trigger a return to the debate about who has the power, and who feels powerless. Watch for attempts to manipulate via guilt trips and passive-aggressive reminders of fidelity.
Venus in your sector of routine suggests work and/or health dynamics can unfold in your favour, perhaps unexpectedly so. Energy levels should peak, and making strategic/helpful connections with those you work with, and those in authority, are possible. Mars (in your sector of routine) and Mercury’s doubtful aspects to Chiron suggest that pushing yourself/others, or attempting to fix what’s not broken, can cause more difficulties. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus in your sign (along with Venus/Jupiter) suggests a cards-on-the-table partnership discussion, or abrupt revelation, can actually be a good thing. Regardless of what’s revealed, Venus says you can finesse it if you make the most of the practical necessities.
The Sun’s entrance into your sector of shared resources, along with Venus/Pluto, helps you dig deeper and get more out of your daily interactions. Or it can hi-light the little things that are necessary to help a relationship progress.
- Areas of tension: partnerships
- Areas of opportunity: co-worker/business relationships, service to others, self-care, problem solving
Mercury/Juno in your sector of routine point to repeat discussions/thoughts about what you do for others, and what you’re not getting in return. Watch for unbalanced co-workerinteractions, or simmering resentment about who does what in your daily life. Service as an expression of commitment may be an issue.
Venus in your sector of self-expression can see you indulging, partying, or attracting all kinds of attention. You can certainly capitalize on your creative or romantic magnetism, but Mars (in your sector of self-expression) and Mercury’s hurtful aspects to Chiron are a warning not to push it too far. It’s easy to go overboard with this energy, but hurt feelings or embarrassment can result if you misjudge a situation. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus, along with Venus/Jupiter, can present an abrupt reaction to your expansive efforts. Too, there could be a once-in-a-lifetime shot at something promising, if you’re ready to take a risk.
The Sun’s entrance into your partnership sector, along with Venus/Pluto, put the focus on new romance, deepening an existing romance, or looking more closely at how you impact others.
- Areas of tension: service to others, lack of acknowledgement for work, help as manipulation
- Areas of opportunity: new romance, creative work, pregnancy/children, celebrations, self promotion
Mercury/Juno in your sector of self-expression trigger a return to relationship jealousies, or insecurities around established partnerships versus new attractions. Surface interactions can reveal much more, if you’re paying attention.
Venus in your domestic sector can help you expand a positive family/relationship scenario. If there’s something/someone close to you that you value, now’s the time to pour your energy into what makes you feel most secure. Home business or home finances can also flourish. Mars (in your domestic sector) and Mercury’s tense aspects to Chiron suggest that you also need to pay attention to your professional image, or dealing with management. You may miscalculate how far you can push your ambitions. Too, these energies can suggest a dissatisfaction with your current professional situation. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus (and Venus/Jupiter) offers a chance to grab attention, and your words may be more impulsive than calculated.
The Sun’s entrance into your sector of routine, along with Venus/Pluto, emphasizes the current realities of your situation, including health, finances, and daily work. While you may be tempted to slack off, now is actually the best time to make significant gains by attending to your personal and professional obligations.
- Areas of tension: new attractions, jealousy, risky/impulsive statements
- Areas of opportunity: home, family, home business, relocation, sale of home, domestic investments
Mercury/Juno in your domestic sector signal the return of a tense discussion with a domestic partner, or involving family members. Jealousy, insecurity or expressions of frustration are manifestations of deeper transformations that are occurring in a relationship. You may be pushed to examine the nature of your commitment to someone.
Fortunately, Venus in your communication sector helps you deliver your message, while opening the door for supportive/encouraging conversation. If you have something to say, don’t hesitate (no matter how difficult the subject). However, note that Mars (in your communication sector) and Mercury’s tense aspects to Chiron are a caution to lead with the anticipation of compromise, rather than hostility. Angry words will net you hurtful responses. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus (and Venus/Jupiter) suggests that discussions may begin abruptly, and issues may expand quickly.
The Sun’s entrance into your sector of self-expression, along with Venus/Pluto, suggests that your best bet is to proceed confidently and openly. Just get your thoughts out there and express what matters most to you.
- Areas of tension: domestic discussions, past insecurities
- Areas of opportunity: all communication, exchanges of information, honest discussion
Mercury/Juno in your communication sector point to edgy discussions where hidden agendas make a return. One issue that you, or someone else, has been obsessing about may demand resolution. Key themes may be differences in the approach to commitment, or acceptable/traditional communication versus saying what’s really on your mind (especially in a work environment).
Venus in your sector of personal resources can offer up an opportunity to earn more, or solidify your emotional security. You can get what you need, or it can come easily to you, but Mars (in your personal resources sector) and Mercury’s tense aspects to Chiron say that attraction will work better than pursuit. Actions may be based on fear of losing something, which can be a self-fulfilling prophecy if you push too hard. In other words, what’s yours will come to you, if you’ve positioned yourself correctly. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus (along with Venus/Jupiter) can alert you to an unexpected financial/emotional development with growth potential.
The Sun’s entrance into your domestic sector, along with Venus/Pluto, hi-light the expansion and fortification of your existing resources. Make the most of what you have by tending your own garden.
- Areas of tension: partnership or work communication, obsessive thoughts
- Areas of opportunity: earned money, sources of income, self-esteem, emotional security/satisfaction
Mercury/Juno in your sector of personal resources can trigger a repeat of comparison-based jealousy/insecurity. What you think someone else has/wants can be the topic of discussion. Too, rivalry with a third party can stir up suspicions that your relationship is threatened. Consider if your suspicions are based in reality, or a personal sense of dissatisfaction.
Venus in your sign should offer encouragement, if you focus on the right things. Take a look at how you’ve changed, how far you’ve progressed, or what potential you’re currently maximizing. Venus’s aspects to Pluto and Jupiter can bring more love, attention, attraction and financial opportunity, if you shift your focus from what’s wrong to what you’re doing right. Mars in your sign, and Mercury’s tense aspects to Chiron, are a warning to not react from a place of doubt. While you can pinpoint what’s not working, you can just as easily assume the worst. Think before you launch a confrontation. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus suggests finances or intimacy will trigger knee-jerk reactions. However, Mercury/Uranus can also clear up a mystery, although you may not like the answer.
The Sun’s entrance into your communication sector, along with Venus/Pluto, encourages thoughtful investigation of the facts, or intimate conversations that come from a place of willingness to grow, rather than anger.
- Areas of tension: earned money, self-esteem, emotional security
- Areas of opportunity: relationships, identity, personal growth, personal goals
Mercury/Juno in your sign suggest that you may revisit old relationship conversations based on fidelity or commitment. If you’ve been pouring your energy/loyalty into something where the balance is uneven, confrontational discussions will be difficult to avoid.
Venus in your hidden sector helps background potential unfold nicely, as long as you approach things with an attitude of allowance, rather than force. Secret attractions, undeveloped financial/creative potentials, or a personal goal are favoured, but Mars (in your hidden sector) and Mercury’s aspects to Chiron suggest that some checks and balances may be in store. Action, initiation or bringing it all out into the open may trigger painful moments. Either the time’s not ripe (too early) or the revelations may be unpleasant. The Mercury/Uranus opposition (along with Venus/Jupiter) suggests one on one conversations will occur abruptly, and will shed a clear light on things. A background issue can quickly gain prominence and overshadow everything else.
The Sun’s move into your sector of personal resources, along with Venus/Pluto, suggest that personal security, values and finances are ripe for development. It may not be launch time just yet, but keep nurturing that growth potential.
- Areas of tension: public conversations, discussions based in the past/family history, bringing things out in the open
- Areas of opportunity: hidden issues, private affairs, background potential, alone time
Mercury/Juno in your hidden sector can bring you back to suspicions/resentment that have been simmering. Unspoken questions/gossip about which direction a relationship is going, or the commitment of your partner, may erupt. Make sure your intel is sound before you demand an explanation.
Venus in your social sector helps you gain ground with friends, the group, or the public. You can launch something, get out and circulate, or grab lots of positive attention (some of it romantic). Mars (in your social sector) and Mercury’s tense aspects to Chiron are a caution to not push beyond certain boundaries, or assume you know the whole story. Some audiences may not be ready for your intensity. Watch your public actions carefully. Mercury/Uranus can abruptly clarify what’s missing/misplaced/out of balance. Too, Mercury/Uranus and Venus/Jupiter can push you into the spotlight unexpectedly.
The Sun’s entrance into your sign, and Venus/Pluto, say it’s your time to shine. In some way, you’ll be in the public eye, magnetizing all the attention. To the plus, you can get the recognition you’ve been seeking. To the minus, any secrets you’ve been hiding can come out as well.
- Areas of tension: secrets, gossip, suspicions, unspoken tensions
- Areas of opportunity: friends, groups, the public, new romance, public speaking, public campaign, strategic new connections
Mercury/Juno in your social sector can bring up a specific relationship scenario that’s been causing tension, but this time the discussion may be big and public. Jealousy, resentment over unacknowledged efforts, or unbalanced attention may be themes. Too, there could be tension over an appropriate public image.
Venus in your career sector suggests relationships with those in authority, or developing strategic relationships to further your goals, are where it’s at for you. You’ve got something to offer, and others are interested. Mars (in your career sector) and Mercury’s awkward aspects to Chiron can make you hesitate as you question if you’ve got what it takes. Too, personal issues can leak into your professional life and undermine your focus. Keep your eyes on the prize. Mercury/Uranus and Venus/Jupiter suggest a sudden opportunity to accelerate (your career/life path/public image) but make sure you’ve checked all the details before you say “yes.”
The Sun into your hidden sector, and Venus/Pluto, encourage you to tune into what makes sense on a gut level. Does it feel safe/profitable/essential? Do you really want it? If the answer is “no” to any of these, don’t discount an instinctive warning. But take some time to differentiate between instinct and old fears; instinct guides you, outdated fears hold you back.
- Areas of tension: public discussions, group dynamics, competition in a relationship, unbalanced relationships
- Areas of opportunity: career, future goals, dealing with management, professional image, new sources of income, life path
Mercury/Juno in your career sector, square Pluto in your sign, can push you towards the resolution of a ongoing spot of tension at work, or discussions involving professional protocol. What’s fair, proper, polite or acceptable may be up for debate. A personal or professional partnership can become confrontational.
Venus in your opportunities sector helps you reach further, but can also increase your expectations. There is more for you to explore and experience, but Mars (in your opportunities sector) and Mercury’s tense aspects to Chiron caution you to proceed carefully. You may attract more than you’re prepared to handle, or put yourself in the middle of a battle/adventure that you want nothing to do with. Mercury/Uranus and Venus/Jupiter suggest unexpected job, educational or romantic opportunities, but make sure you’re ready for the amount of freedom you’ll be gifted with.
The Sun’s entrance into your social sector, paired with Venus/Pluto, suggest that focused exploration of something new and authentic (it truly appeals to you) can create ripples that have a long-range impact. You can steadily gain a wider audience, or make contact with new people who can further your success.
- Areas of tension: professional image, power balance at work, acceptable work behaviour, discussions with management
- Areas of opportunity: long distance travel, long distance romance, education, legal matters, publishing, exploration, increasing your long-range impact
Mercury/Juno in your sector of opportunities can trigger a final discussion/document signing involving partnership contracts (divorce, marriage, prenuptial agreement, business partnership). The ongoing discussion will have been fraught with power struggles that are only partly understood. A hidden piece of the puzzle may emerge. Too, there may be a debate about justice or fairness in a relationship (any one on one relationship) that’s been troubling you.
Venus in your sector of shared resources can intensify intimate moments, or increase financial opportunities/assistance. This influence can also increase debt, so watch your spending. Mars (in your sector of shared resources) and Mercury’s awkward aspects to Chiron can signal painful/revealing moments with a partner, or involve a realization about what you’re missing (financially or emotionally). Pain and pleasure can be part of the same package. Mercury/Uranus, with Venus/Jupiter can unexpectedly open up something with more promise or potential. Watch for a sudden request to give more, or get closer to someone.
The Sun’s entrance into your career sector, along with Venus/Pluto, encourage you to view the future from a perspective of how your goals will impact you on the deepest level. This isn’t about settling for any old job, or just getting by. It’s time to get serious about growth, not just survival.
- Areas of tension: long distance travel, legal matters, education, publishing, higher ideals
- Areas of opportunity: debts, taxes, loans, financial assistance, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy, the inner significance of external goals
Mercury/Juno in your sector of shared resources can churn up some probing conversations about a simmering issue. Partnership development (which way is it going) or the equitable division of shared finances may be themes. Too, established fidelity versus new attractions can be an issue.
Venus in your partnership sector can expand an existing relationship, or bring a powerful new attraction into your life. If there’s no one specific, you’ll still find that your powers of attraction are at a peak; now’s the time to take advantage of your increased magnetism. Mars (in your partnership sector) and Mercury’s aspects to Chiron (in your sign) can signal trouble spots in the form of insecurity, or fear of getting too close. But even a painful conversation or awkward incident can help push you past a block. Mercury/Uranus, along with Venus/Jupiter, suggest that a partnership could accelerate much more quickly than anticipated. Too, a jarring conversation that blows the lid of something could offer you a way out.
The Sun’s move into your sector of opportunities, along with Venus/Pluto, suggest that expansive progress is the only way to go, whether you’re single or attached. Explore new connections or move beyond what you think you have to offer.
- Areas of tension: debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy, sensitive discussions
- Areas of opportunity: all partnerships