PACK A CHANGE OF CLOTHES…
Lather, Rinse, Repeat, bitches. This week continues the tense and thick energy of the last few weeks (the whole year if we’re being honest). There are some pockets of hope and positive feelings, however. And the less cheery transits do give us ample opportunity to clear and release energetic waste. So really, 2020 is a bit like a really long bout of energetic diarrhea. We are getting rid of what’s making us ill (hopefully!). It’s shitty, it’s uncomfortable, we can’t really go out because we can’t trust a fart (plus everything is still mostly closed), and no one wants to come hang out with us. So just eat some toast and hydrate, babe. We will get through this and feel the sun and hug each other again…eventually.
10/12 Jupiter sextile Neptune Rx – harmony (yay)
10/12 Mercury sextile Venus – friendly, fun energy (yay)
10/13 Sun opposite Mars Rx – assertiveness (meh)
10/13 Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio – deep feelings resurfacing/revisiting (ugh)
10/14 Sun trine North Node – things line up to bring you closer to your calling (yay)
10/15 Sun square Pluto – issues with authority (ugh)
10/16 New Moon in Libra 12:30pm PST – finding balance in the struggle (meh)
10/18 Sun square Saturn Rx – heavy energy, pessimism (ugh)
10/18 Venus opposite Neptune Rx – relationship and finance issues (ugh)
10/18 Mars square Jupiter – energy and enthusiasm (yay)
This week’s main event is mercury retrograde…in Scorpio. All of 2020’s Mercury retrogrades have been in the water signs, and all of 2019’s mercury retrogrades were also in water signs (2019 summer Mercury Rx backed into Leo, but started and stopped in Cancer). Clearly the universe would like us to get in touch with our deeper feelings.
Feelings seem to be at the forefront of most major societies right now. Emotions have reached boiling point several times. In fact we seem to be in a state of strong simmering incessantly.
If you subscribe to the belief that you shouldn’t do anything during Mercury retrograde, well have fun Christmas shopping. We are not out of the shadow of Mercury Rx until November 19th. I do not personally find it necessary to avoid things during this period. Though you should enter into anything with a clear mind and not be impulsive. Double check your emails, don’t call your ex, and make sure all your ducks are in a row.
While Mercury is in retrograde motion it interacts with Saturn and Uranus. Uranus does rule technology and since we are all dependent on it for school and work now, that could cause some frustration. Uranus can also bring surprising news, and sudden insights, and nervous energy.
Tea and toast, darling. Tea and toast…
Also happening this week is the Libra New Moon. I love new moons normally, but this one on the 16th has some uncomfortable moments with Saturn, Pluto and Mars. Oh joy. We’re all so used to swimming in those energies now, our fingers are pruny. Here’s the breakdown: While the overall energy of this lunation is finding and reestablishing balance, there is obvious imbalance that comes to awareness. Are the energies of giving and receiving in your life equal-ish? This is a new cycle and a great time to set intentions for righting the scales. Also at play, however, are some definite tension points. The New Moon opposite Mars: willfullness, even aggression are likely. Also hostility and just general assholyness. Skip being passive aggressive and just be forthcoming about what you want. New Moon square Saturn makes getting what you want more difficult and brings frustration. You may feel criticized or put-upon. New Moon square Pluto is, of course, about power, control, and authority. Paranoia, fearfulness, and obsessiveness are not out of the question. And finally, Mars square Pluto joins this New Moon party for a dash of power struggle, domination, and maybe sabotage.
So, let’s recap. Moody, irritable, nervous, emotional, angry, frustrated…and gassy. Awesome. Here’s your individual scopes. These scopes seem to mostly reflect some things we have neglected or set aside and Mercury retrograde and the New Moon are giving you another opportunity to get things straightened out.
ARIES – You are even stronger than any of us knows. There is an inner force that makes you one of the most steadfast of partners when you are inspired. Whatever you are enduring or undertaking right now, know that you are supported by the Divine. Desires and experiences don’t come in to our lives by accident. You deserve love, and love will get you through the hard times.
TAURUS – Whatever aspect of yourself you are currently questioning, take a moment and flip the script. That thing that you think is your greatest weakness is also your super power. Even if it is a ridiculous thing, it is your green lantern. Normal is boring anyway. Be completely you and let your crazy beacon shine bright!
GEMINI – You are either in, or about to enter, a time when your sense of self love and pride for yourself are blossoming. You will soon feel so empowered about the issue you’ve been wavering on or struggling with. You will emerge from this period of time a new kind of badass as you have not been before!
CANCER – If you are questioning if your inspiration or goal is practical, stop that. Practicality is not how dreams come true. You may, if you have not already, receive a bolt of inspiration that lights you up and puts you on an unexpected path. Don’t question its weirdness, embrace its awesomeness!
LEO – You are in a portal of energy right now with access to creativity, money, and inspiration. The key to unlocking and holding on to this is gratitude. But if we are honest with ourselves, we have to be grateful even for the crappy things that have happened recently, because those storms have steered your ship to port. Your ship is coming in!
VIRGO – Don’t let anyone else tell you how to feel about you. You deserve happiness and you don’t have to work yourself to the bone to earn it from other people. Don’t wait around for someone else to validate you, love you, forgive you or tell you what you’re worth. You have to give those things to yourself. If you are beating yourself up about something, stop it. Forgive yourself and move ahead.
LIBRA – This is your week to manifest something you really want. Don’t expect it to show up the next day, but do expect it to show up. Belief is 9/10 of manifesting! Don’t put conditions and expectations on it and try to make it all practical and do-able. Let the Universe work out the details. Just offer up your desire. And Happy Birthday.
SCORPIO – There’s change coming. But right now you might be in the forest and not sure what those tall leafy things around you are. Rise above the confusion and know, with absolute confidence, that you can navigate any changes of direction that you are faced with. It is important that you train your thoughts to be optimistic right now as much as you can.
SAGITTARIUS – Your tribe is super important to you now. That heart connection you have with your close people is your lifeline. To that end, you have to be brave enough to be vulnerable, and strong enough to reveal your needs. Forget what you thought you wanted. Follow the energy that feels like “home”.
CAPRICORN – Your connection to the Earth is powerful this week. Spend some time in nature, in the dirt, around the trees, and let that energy soothe and guide you. You are being directed toward your life purpose more and more these days. But to hear that voice, you have to find quiet space. Nature will never interrupt…
AQUARIUS – Words are far more powerful than most people realize (except Gemini. They get it). And it is time for you to speak your unedited, unfiltered truth. In the process of carrying everyone else’s water, you often forget to take care of yourself and risk dying of thirst. So speak up! It doesn’t need to be harsh, it just needs to be sincere.
PISCES – You are your own knight in shining armor, your own savior, your own superhero. If you’ve been waiting for someone to do what they need to do to keep you, its time to ask yourself how long you’re willing to wait. Don’t be a Princess, be a Queen and lay down some expectations about how others treat you.
📞 By Kelly McClain
Kelly is an Astrologer, Relationship & Sexuality Coach, Empath at 12listen.com