SCORPIO ENCOURAGES US TO BE FASCINATED by mysteries. Samhain, Halloween, All Souls Day, Day of the Dead — so many cultures honor this mysterious halfway point between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice, when leaves fall and the reality of winter creeps in. It’s time to make friends with our beloved dead and listen for supernatural advice.
Venus and Mars beautifully conjunct in Virgo in the predawn sky and keep our emotions strong, our sympathies and critical natures cranked up, and our passions simmering (in an introverted sort of way) all week long. We may be a little more subdued and self-conscious than usual this Halloween.
On this holiday weekend, Friday will be the wilder party night with the moon in flirtatious, humorous Gemini. The moon enters emotion-based Cancer for a more introverted, intuitive weekend. This time encourages us to stay home to commune with our ancestors and sweeten the future by giving treats to our future citizens, the children.
Mercury enters canny, focused Scorpio on Monday and urges us past trivia to face uncomfortable truths. Watch for some major last-minute political grandstanding as the moon enters Leo on Monday. By midweek, we’re back to work with fresh determination and a new understanding of the pragmatic logistics needed for our next phase.
FRIDAY, OCT. 30: The mood is serious with a funny streak and gracious with awkward moments. We get fussy easily midday; we need to use our muscles in a good way and be careful not to trip over our costumes. Evening brings a wonderfully fantastical and dreamy sun-Neptune trine that encourages us to let go of ordinary reality.
SATURDAY, OCT. 31: We focus on the intangible; our imagination and intuition are activated as the moon enters sensitive, self-conscious, deep-feeling Cancer. Our receptivity to impressions, art, drama, ghosts, and ghost stories increases. This Halloween may be more introspective and less party-hearty than usual. Digestion could be sensitive, so consider offering healthy treats.
SUNDAY, NOV. 1: Perhaps it’s the sugar crash or the cranky, melancholy moon-Pluto opposition, but the energy shifts inward. It’s easy to feel miffed or righteous when what we’re really feeling is easily hurt and martyred. The evening is warm and sociable as the moon sextiles Venus and Mars.
MONDAY, NOV. 2: Mercury enters Scorpio, the moon enters Leo, and together they bring out both our suspicious streak and our desire to visibly upstage. We can have flash, charisma, and a longing for a more exciting life as Venus conjuncts Mars; some people will look for an argument, so watch for a pugnacious sparkle in the eye. It’s better to love than to fight.
TUESDAY, NOV. 3: Election Day starts out on a touchy note. Differences can irritate ordinarily pleasant partnerships in the morning. We may feel barraged by inaccurate hyperbole. By dinnertime, a sense of relief and awareness kicks in.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4: Have a private hissy fit about something that disappoints or irritates and then pick up the pieces, soothe egos, and tackle the simple logistical difficulties required. We need to analyze and organize. A new sense of determined organization kicks in tonight as the moon enters Virgo.
THURSDAY, NOV. 5: We feel the winds of change as the sun sextiles Pluto, but we don’t really want to hear sweeping statements; we want to feel tangible efforts instead. Show support and competence through concrete logical next steps and specific compliments. Go very lightly on the criticism with one another; we’re all in a reassessment process.