As the golden leaves fall,
they expose the tree’s bare bones. This week, we need to let the words fall away and look at the bare bones of how we communicate. After a deeply retrospective weekend, often pointed but potentially healing truths can begin to work their magic next week as Mercury enters honest and unvarnished Sagittarius.
We need to tell our stories, hear those of others, and keep asking the tough questions to get past the spin. Develop real dialogue. Just when we want to drive our point home, we may need to stop and listen to show others how it’s done.
This weekend stirs the depths of our psyches as the Scorpio new moon joins Mercury in Scorpio and dredges up old memories and lurking monsters. Scorpio taps on survival issues at winter’s edge. We have unusual access to insight on objective questions, but our thinking may be colored by strong emotional triggers. Sometimes those monsters don’t like to be poked. We may need to journey back to the roots of some emotional situation or shed some person, place, or thing, which was so much a part of our life last cycle but needs to be composted for the next cycle.
On Monday, Mercury enters active, honest, and mobile Sagittarius and helps us evolve our communications style. Early next week, the vibe is creative and confusing but full of opportunity as Mercury squares intuitive-obfuscating Neptune just as Mercury trines restless Uranus. We need to slow down and catch mistakes before they happen.
Game-changing information now comes in unusual forms. Listen to the competition, to the idiot down the hall, or to a cranky uncle who usually gets written off. Notice messages in body language and action. If words and actions don’t match, we need to ask why, and investigate until we see the whole picture.
Friday, Nov. 5:
Our hearts are unusually volatile. It can feel good to hide in work and block the rest of the world out. We need to take responsibility for our tender sides, as feeling dependent can provoke our primal relationship demons. Tonight we want real connections or to sit home with a book.
Saturday, Nov. 6:
Watch for nefarious bamboozlement. Breathe through a failure of imagination later in the afternoon; know that a more creative solution can be found tonight.
Sunday, Nov. 7:
The mood lightens and speeds up as the moon enters Sagittarius and conjuncts Mars. Life becomes an action movie. Meanness is not truth. Keep the heart engaged.
Monday, Nov. 8:
Hidden information pours out on this fast-paced and generally upbeat if short-fused day. Last-minute travel or adventure plans produce results. We’re more open to people from outside our neighborhood and feel fed up with the familiar as Mercury enters Sagittarius. It’s a generous but unsettled evening.
Tuesday, Nov. 9:
Willfulness builds momentum as the day progresses. Serious deadlines or challenges need our efforts. Trust builds as we work together; we won’t forget who fails us now.
Wednesday, Nov. 10:
Get at real issues but watch a tendency to micromanage or control. We magnify molehills until they’re mountains as the sun semi-squares Pluto. Don’t read short-term generalized discontent into otherwise happy relationships.
Thursday, Nov. 11:
On this competent accomplished day, deal with recently avoided responsibilities as the Capricorn moon sextiles Uranus. Help others through socially awkward moments midday; we can laugh at them later as the moon enters sociable Aquarius tonight.