OUR ENERGIES SPIN in place as the weekend begins; the more calm and relaxed we stay, the quicker we can move out of this spin cycle and into progress.
Mercury appears to hold still as it finishes three weeks retrograde and turns direct on Friday. Because Mercury symbolizes thoughts, transportation, information, and all things that move, this planet is most awkward when it is stationary. We tend not to experience this stillness like a lotus floating on a crystalline forest pond, but more like a spinning top that turns gracefully in place unless it begins to wobble, and then it can really spin out.
This vortex loosens fairly quickly, and over the next few days we’ll find missing packages, straighten out misunderstandings, and get the car started. It may take us till the end of the month to really clear out the emotional slump and get our momentum going.
Over the weekend, a lot of last-minute details fall into place if we keep our hearts open and work with what we have. Put relationships first and restore empathetic communication.
Use the beginning of the week to get back on the same page and make some short-term plans. A romantic, restorative new moon in Libra on Monday helps us relaunch.
Midweek, look for new strategies with a fresh perspective. Feel a new breath of confidence and start working on more long-term plans. A powerful focus encourages beautiful connections where we’re on track, but can bring in real irritation if anything gets in our way. We have access to unusual persuasive capacity and can eliminate what isn’t part of our dream, and energize what is.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9: After a rather confusing and impatient morning, the mood improves this afternoon, and can grow positively expansive around dinner. However, people may feel a bit world-weary and need to kvetch about the week they’ve had as the Virgo moon trines Pluto.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10: Get everything straightened out. People are focused, serious, potentially detail-oriented and aware of their responsibilities. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt; don’t take emotional reserve personally. Feel the warmth return tonight.
SUNDAY, OCT. 11: This morning can be sweet if we can keep the schedule slow and just be present with one another. Big things shift in the wind this afternoon as the sun opposes Uranus and deals a wild-card wake-up call. Don’t try to read too much into every comment.
MONDAY, OCT. 12: Take the morning to integrate the weekend and assess the lay of the land. Tonight’s full moon brings a new beginning; let’s catch up and repair the frayed edges.
TUESDAY, OCT. 13: We get a green light from the new moon in Libra, restoring us with sanity, hope, and forethought. Competition cuts in this afternoon, so be strategic. Tonight the moon enters mysterious Scorpio and we grow more guarded, pointed, and deep.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14: The mood is deep, rich, imaginative, and laced with interesting emotional undercurrents. Spend time with good people, great art supplies, or something that really matters as the moon forms lovely positive aspects. If we crave depth and connection and can’t find it, or want solitude and feel crowded, we can grow resentful unless we move into our compassionate heart.
THURSDAY, OCT. 15: Honor an urge to clear out, change, eliminate, or transform, whether this means intense cleaning of the junk drawer or weeding of the family budget. Pare down, clean out, focus, decide, and prepare.