Strong winds bluster though the emotional realm this week, but the energy goes the way we direct it. We can ride it down to our depths, work through a pile, or just lay low.
In general, although a lot is cooking beneath the surface, it’s a positive and rather private time. Emotions are a deep river as the two signifiers of feeling, Venus and Mars, conjunct in intense Scorpio while an unsettling opposition between Mercury and Uranus stirs the pot. It’s an ingenious combination and one that can solve as many problems as it creates — but we have to watch where the mind goes and practice impulse control.
If our tender feelings are poked, we tend to pull back. This would be fine, but because trust is also an issue right now, our friends may feel abandoned. It helps to be clear about our signals.
Mercury opposing Uranus can change on our thinking, pushing us to adapt or experiment until we find new answers. It can also interrupt ordinary communications systems. But occasionally, it means we can let go of ordinary thinking and get really crazy.
Venus and Mars conjunct in Scorpio — this intensifies passions. Some people can channel these feelings into stamp collecting. Others can have a fine time once they get into the right mood. But since this emotional riptide, together with poor impulse control, can lead a few to sudden and terrible responses, it pays to diffuse situations.
The weekend begins sensitive and self-protective but then encourages us to extend ourselves and shine on the people we love under a Leo moon. Look for emotional expression in creative ways and skip personal soap operas. Early next week is a productive and constructive time if we work past self-doubts and keep focused on our goals. The week ends on a beautiful new moon in Libra, and as it conjuncts Saturn and squares Pluto, it’s an important time to negotiate and find solutions to our biggest problems.
Friday, Oct. 1: The vibe is self-protective this morning as Mercury challenges Mars under an internal Cancer moon. Technical problems trip us up. Pacing and kindness are important. Tonight we need to process information.
Saturday, Oct. 2: Be generous with attention. It’s easy to get on our high horses and fight, but drop the ego issues as Mars challenges Jupiter. We should reconsider sudden decisions. Tonight, get out under a Leo moon — just steer clear of belligerent gleams.
Sunday, Oct. 3: Early morning is sweet, but our needs collide easily midday unless we take turns and honestly care. Beauty, romance, and intensity — we want it all but need to avoid obsessive or prickly narcissism under pressure as Venus conjuncts Mars.
Monday, Oct. 4: It’s a grumpy and sleepy morning as a growling Mars/ Uranus aspect creates irritated attitudes. In the afternoon, focus on people, not accomplishments. Tonight, we can analyze the situation but need to watch a cranky streak as the Virgo moon trines thoughtful Pluto.
Tuesday, Oct. 5: Work on the basic building blocks and let the whole form slowly. Serious problems need to be addressed. Later, our allies circle back; we can find solutions if we work together.
Wednesday, Oct. 6: Restlessness encourages creative energy but requires that we try different ways before settling on answers. Interactions are edgy this afternoon and more cooperative tonight.
Thursday, Oct. 7: We develop allergies to unfairness under a new moon in Libra conjunct Saturn. Negotiate, balance, and make and sign mutually responsible agreements or make aesthetic decisions. ◀