WHEN OTHERS GO SHALLOW, let’s go deep — deeper than our irritations, deeper than our resentments. The sun and Mercury are in serious Scorpio, asking us to dive beneath the waves and look for answers under the rocks and in the depths of the soul.
This potentially eventful week begins with a little luck, a few trials, and a potential need to count on history, old friends, and familiar solutions to handle those tests. Through the weekend a difficult Mars-Uranus square brings out our edgy, rebellious, impulsive sides — though this energy is softened by a supportive, serious Venus-Saturn conjunction that helps us rely on time-tested resources.
Under this ambitious, ingenious, and bothersome Mars-Uranus square, headlines could show abrupt grabs for power or fierce attempts to set healthy boundaries. Machines can develop poltergeists. Let’s give ourselves a five-minute delay before acting on our impulses — and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
Through this we can feel the support of friends and the healing power of animals. Relationships can be both strengthened and tested. As Venus and Saturn conjunct Sagittarius, the cheerful sign that encourages our connection to the natural world, we can keep those sharp comments to ourselves and walk the dog together or rake leaves and let the temper spike pass.
On Sunday, the new moon in Scorpio is a powerful time for ceremony and remembrance. It also brings a mischievous love of mystery and a willingness to face our fears through Halloween. Midweek we get a chance to back away from the Halloween candy and compost recent discomfort to let it fertilize fresh ideas.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28: The morning takes advantage of optimism and desire for fair and equitable situations under today’s friendly Libra moon. Midafternoon, the clouds begin to roll and tempers sharpen as Mars squares Uranus. Be careful around volatile people, substances, and situations.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29: Unsettled aspects overnight can leave us stirred up this morning; channel well the desire to change the world. Aspects are great for rabble-rousing and home improvement — just be careful around electrical tools. Tonight, as Venus conjuncts serious Saturn and the moon enters deep Scorpio, we want to feel safe yet free — and can get angry if we don’t.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30: Today the mood can run deep, heartfelt, imaginative, and spiritual — or we can get lost in other worlds as thoughtful Mercury trines intuitive, escapist Neptune. It’s a perfect time to tell ghost stories and talk to our ancestors, get out our art supplies, and perfect our costumes.
MONDAY, OCT. 31: Happy Halloween! The mood hovers in fantastical worlds, and our feelings run deep and strong as the Scorpio new moon makes positive aspects to motivating Pluto and Mars. We may feel very private about our inner workings but happy to explore them as a costumed alter ego.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1: We’re not quite ready to buckle down to work as the sun trines Neptune and helps us imagine different possibilities. Use the creative ferment to imagine and prepare new plans and actions. The veil between the worlds is still thin; we may feel spirits nearby.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2: Our imagination builds up speed, our ingenuity kicks into gear, and we’re willing to solve problems as Mercury sextiles Pluto. Recent revelations may shed new light on family or cultural history and help us figure out how to keep the best and heal the rest.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3: Communicate; it’s now easier to be honest and get past more delicate feelings. Stay focused on solutions.