Cosmic cookies, star-grazers! Multiple planets that have been in retrograde are finally stationing direct this month, dropping even more celestial blessings from the busy October skies.
First there’s Pluto, whose retrograde in Capricorn since the end of April meant the mutually assured destruction of toxic life patterns. This may have been messy, but take a look at all the marvelous ways in which you’ve changed since Pluto went direct on the 6th. Second, Saturn’s retrograde in independent-minded Aquarius since May showed you all the perks of setting social boundaries. Now that it’s going direct on the 10th, you may be feeling more apt to accept invitations. Next, Jupiter retrograde in Pisces started in June but shifted in July to Aquarius, where it will be stationing direct next week on the 18th. It was a time of personal growth, to be sure, but of the inward kind, in which you pruned more than you bloomed, making room for brighter things to blossom. Lastly, Mercury’s retrograde in Libra ends on the 18th. This is a shorter retrograde than the other planets’, and when it goes direct, we should feel a bit less throttled in our communications, especially in terms of our relationships and social lives.
All of this just in time for a fiery full Moon in Aries on the 20th and Scorpio season, which begins on the 23rd. More on that next week. In the meantime, stop spinning. It’s time to move forward!
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mercury conjunct Mars: Practice meditation this week to slow down those fast-moving thoughts. Lose your mind instead of your temper.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus sextile Saturn: Take love seriously this week and avoid anything too transactional. You deserve to feel loved and valued!
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury conjunct Mars: Stop spinning in circles in your head. Do what you can to temper this storm and try not to rain on anyone’s parade.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon trine Uranus: Intrigue intrudes upon your private life — and you kind of like it. Enjoy these quiet thrills for as long as they persist.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun conjunct Mars: Find a constructive outlet for your energy or it will become destructive before you know it. Go dancing, let loose.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury conjunct Mars: Slow down your mind before you accelerate too aggressively with all those thoughts racing about your head. Try yoga.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus sextile Saturn: You are good at making others feels valued and love to feel likewise. Find companionship and make it something worth your time.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Pluto retrograde ends: Take stock of all the ways you’ve changed this summer as you move forward into a new chapter, wiser and brighter.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter retrograde ends: Any ways in which you found yourself contracting are starting to expand outwards again. Be a bit more controlled as you move ahead.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Venus sextile Saturn: Your love for commitment extends even into your relationships, making you a great partner. Just don’t take everything so seriously.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Moon trine Uranus: You enjoy some good intrigue and this week you might find yourself amidst a fun tale to tell later. Learn all the things.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Sun quincunx Neptune: Don’t waffle between savior and victim status this week. Surround yourself with positive energy to avoid a narcissistic backslide.