IS IT FAIR? IS IT TRUE? IS IT BEAUTIFUL? As thoughtful Mercury enters Venus-ruled Libra, the sign of egalitarian relationships, proportion, and beautiful justice, it asks those tough questions. Golden leaf-filtered autumn light over a dappled stream may be all those things — but not most acts of humankind. We can do better.
The moon enters industrious Capricorn as the weekend begins, asking us to get on a roll with our autumnal chores. We may be aware of danger or loss at a distance as the sun squares Pluto, but this can help us let go of trivial differences and prioritize our efforts.
Early next week, our minds lift and our conversation expands as Mercury conjuncts Jupiter, which we might be able to see in the East just before sunrise. We can relax and enjoy this energetic opening, or we can reach out and pursue fresh opportunities. Introverted undercurrents run beneath this temporarily extroverted moment. We may need more time alone or with our closest friends.
A more sensitive and personal atmosphere arises as the moon enters sensitive Pisces on Wednesday. Our dreams walk with us into our days. We can hurt feelings accidentally. If we do, we may feel a sharp backlash on Thursday as vocal Mercury squares feisty Mars and sharpens our tempers.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7: We can feel deeply discouraged by harsh events or crude comments. Watch out for power struggles as the sun squares Pluto. Tend to urgent mortal matters. Our competence improves later under a moon in determined Capricorn; our minds may want to debate but our hearts want peace.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8: Early morning impatience asks us to get on those chores, but let’s not get overly directive with others. Prioritize tender human needs over accomplishments. Tonight we can come to new understandings if we look for answers rather than hold on to the problem.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9: Moods swing early this morning: We may feel discouraged or overwhelmed, discontent and adverse to argument. A change of scene can offer fresh perspective midday. Be willing to experiment past a comfort zone to find a different solution this afternoon.
MONDAY, OCT. 10: Opportunity beckons. We could just relax after a busy weekend, or we can reach out, network, meet, and help people get on the same page. Arguments will not work today, but negotiations will — as long as we keep everyone’s best interests in mind.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11: A mind-opening, opportunity-creating Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Libra offers a passive open door. We can just enjoy the breeze, or we can step through and make the most of opportunities. Offer olive branches as feisty Mars sextiles idealistic Neptune, an aspect that helps us release old angers and stimulates our intuition. Artwork and all creative processes can flourish today.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12: Emotions wash and feelings waffle as the moon enters sensitive Pisces and conjuncts Neptune this morning. Liquids can be tricky; look for tears, leaks, and floods. Let them flow, but look for the root problem. Do not push people to accomplish specific goals; it will be like pushing noodles through a keyhole. Come to know one another instead.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13: Responsibilities lean in this morning and decisions need to be made. Mercury squares Mars this afternoon for a sharp-edged competitive debate and a potentially accident-prone midafternoon; count to five and work with impulse control.