Happy Halloween astrology fans! I hope you are all enjoying the autumn season. Before I begin discussing the astrology of the week ahead, I wanted to share some insights into the astrology of Halloween, also known has Samhain (pronounced Sow-in). The ancient Celts, Neo-Pagans, and Wiccans celebrate the ancient feast of Samhain, which acknowledges that the veil between this world and the afterlife is thin enough for spirits to travel back and forth.
The ancients marked this period by the cross quarter between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice, which astrologically occurs at 15 degrees Scorpio. While many Celebrate both holidays October 31st and November 1st, others wait a few more days for the Sun to reach its perfect position, usually falling between November 5th-8th. This year it falls on the 7th. Modern theorists, like myself suggest that the veil becomes just thin enough on the 31st for spirits to begin stirring and reaches its climax a week later when the Sun hits the 15th degree.
There is certainly spooky energy in the heavens this week as we begin with the Sun making an opposition to Uranus on Monday. This restless and rebellious energy puts most of the world on edge. Everyone should be advised to exercise caution while operating electronics, driving, and other machinery right now.
The 31st marks the beginning of this year’s final Mercury retrograde. However, don’t let this transit spook you. The hype and endless memes on social media make it out to be a bigger boogie monster than it really is. In Scorpio, the urge to study information or details right now can become an unhealthy obsession. If you already have difficulty with self-control, this may be a particularly challenging period. On a positive note, this is an excellent time to have deep and meaningful conversations about personal issues, particularly with partners or licensed therapists.
On Friday, Venus moves into Sagittarius, where she moves from the intensity of Scorpio into the gentle flame of the mutable fire sign. As Venus changes signs, the collective nature of what we place value on shifts. Here, we can expect a renewed sense of love of freedom, exploration, and experiences life has to offer. The urge to learn, travel, and express one’s self honestly rules. We can expect those around us to become blunt, open-minded, and adventurous.
Your Astro Homework this week focuses on the transit of Venus from Scorpio into Sagittarius. Over the weekend, spend time doing things that you enjoy, and don’t be afraid chase rainbows. This is a time to embrace our inner child, and natural curiosity.
Aries (21 March — 20 April)
Financial tensions hit you early in the week Aries, and you may not have anticipated how much you really should have been saving. Do your best re-budget as necessary, and be completely open and honest with others about your financial situation. Trying to avoid difficult conversations will only result in bigger trouble for you later on. If possible, do your best to hold these types of conversations on Wednesday when Mercury and Venus align in your sector of joint financial resources, and debt. As Venus moves into your 9th house on Friday you can expect a renewed desire to travel, and for many born under the sign of the ram, this weekend promises time away from home.
Trick or Treat: (Trick) Caramel covered onion
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
You may find yourself with very little patience dealing with others early in the week Taurus. As the Sun and Uranus strike your axis of self vs. interpersonal relationships you can’t help but feel like you want to argue. Healthy debate can be a great thing, though you want to be cautious not to strike blows that are too low, or you could find yourself needing to apologize before the week is over. A romantic encounter is possible on Wednesday, so if you receive an invitation to go on a date, make sure you accept. Over the weekend, your love life gets another boost, as Venus moves into the most intimate area of your chart. Even if you have no interest in dating, you can expect waves of sexual arousal, or romantic daydreams clouding your mind.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Chocolate covered pretzels
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
Health and wellness come into focus this week Gemini, and you are trying to find the balance between work and wellness right now. Early in the week it may be difficult for you to spend time nurturing yourself, as you seem to have more on your to-do list, than available time in your day. Be sure to find time for yourself, as your immune system may be compromised midweek. This is emphasized on Thursday as Mercury stations retrograde in your house of health. While this is not a promise of illness, you may be feeling more sluggish over the next several weeks. Be sure to get enough sleep, nap when possible, and stay hydrated. Over the weekend Venus blesses your sector of partnerships, which will harmonize your closest relationships. Enjoy one-on-one time with someone special.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Chewy ginger candy
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
Your friends may be on edge this week, and it may be necessary for you to check up on other early in the week. On Wednesday Mercury and Venus join forces in your 5th house, bringing flirtation and a touch of romance to your life. However, with Mercury retrograde on the horizon, it is not advised to initiate any new relationships at this time. Though don’t let that hold you back from having a good time. As Venus moves into your 6th house there is a greater ability for you to build a happier and more harmonious work environment on Friday. Use this energy to build moral among your team, and improve relationships with coworkers.
Trick or Treat: (Trick) Sour gummies
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
At some point stress between your home and work life must come to a breaking point, and this week you will have the opportunity to make those changes. The Sun and Uranus promise positive change at work, which can help you find a new way of looking at mundane tasks. Mercury stations retrograde in your 4th house of home, which may require a few uncomfortable conversations in this area of your life. Over the weekend a social gathering with family is possible, and you may even host a get-together with close friends. Allow yourself to enjoy being the host, and making others feel comforted.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Peanut butter cups.
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
This week is all about important conversations and making deals. Monday brings important paperwork for you to fill out or review. Be cautious to review each line carefully, as well as get a second set of eyes to take a look at it. As Mercury stations retrograde on Thursday you can expect the need to embrace the diplomatic side of your personality. This will help you remove difficult obstacles that have been in your way over the last three weeks. As harmonious Venus moves into your sector of home and family you can anticipate a weekend filled with the love of family, and opportunities to reconnect with people from your past.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Caramel apple
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
Your axis of income and debt is triggered early in the week, and you are due to find yourself with a creative opportunity to earn extra income. On Wednesday you may find a friend or family member in need of financial assistance. Naturally generous, it is easy for you to sympathize and wish to make the lives of others easier. Expect this request to come from a family member. As Mercury stations retrograde in your sector of income, this makes the next 3 weeks bad for speculation with your money. Avoid gambling, investing, and overspending right now unless you are settling old debts. Over the weekend expect the opportunity to exchange ideas with a wide circle of individuals. This is a great time to flex your intellectual muscles.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Heath bar
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
Others will tend to shock you more than usual this week Scorpio. At some point you may wonder why those around you seem to have no filter. Fortunately, the darker side to your personality is well equipped to deal with the strange and unusual. Mercury and Venus align in Scorpio on Wednesday, making this conjunction particularly personal. Expect the day to be filled with chance meetings, and cheerful conversations with others. If you’ve had to put off having an important conversation with someone in your life, now will be the best time for you to do it. Mercury also stations retrograde in your sign bringing a 3-week period of self-review. It may be time to make changes to your closest relationships in life and discerning which ones are healthy, and which ones no longer serve our highest purpose.
Trick or Treat: (Trick) Pepper chewing gum
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
The Sun is still taking a timeout in your sector of personal reflection and retreat, Sagittarius. This week, Mercury and Venus align in the same area of your chart. Do yourself a favor and take it easy this week. A conversation about financial loss occurs Tuesday or Wednesday, and you will need to be careful not to pass judgements too quickly. Mercury stations retrograde in your 12th house this week, and brings with it the ability to think clearly. The clarity brought by this transit is useful as you navigate the week’s introspective energy. A longing for romantic affection washes over you this weekend, and a surprise encounter at work could lead to flirtation as Venus moves into your sign.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Snickers
Capricorn (21 December —20 January)
The Universe is challenging you to overcome the past this week, Capricorn. It won’t be easy to focus with so many of your friends and acquaintances looking for your attention. You can expect good news on Monday in relation to money. Conversations throughout the rest of the week will continue to surround finances. On Wednesday, a parent or close friend reaches out for support with a legal issue. Do your best to use your powers of rational thinking to help them reach their own conclusions. Friday and Saturday bring adventure into your typically practical life. A day or two away from work will have you partying with friends and forgetting about the pressures of the real world.
Trick or Treat: (Trick) Pop rocks
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
Rumors at work this week have your head spinning out of control, Aquarius. This is paired with a number of important announcements and meetings. It is a great week to express your thoughts and ideas around the office. Superiors will take your ideas and suggestions seriously, and you can shine with your innovative suggestions. The extra time you are putting into work will create tension at home before the week ends. Keep your family informed about how busy you are at work, and this will help smooth over the tension. Cancelled plans over the weekend feel like a disappointment; however, you’ll be grateful to have time to yourself on Saturday night.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Snickers
Pisces (21 February —20 March)
Highly sensitive and fanciful delusions make it difficult to be productive this week, Pisces. Thoughts of adventurous travel and exotic locations consume your dreams. Now is the perfect time to go on a trip, and friends are willing to join you. If you aren’t able to book a trip away, you may want to binge watch travel documentaries. As Mercury stations retrograde in your house of higher education and travel you may experience a series of delays with travel plans. You can also expect the next 3 weeks to be filled with the opportunity to review the role that religion plays in your life. Over the weekend an opportunity leads you to make a quick decision about work. Be cautious about entering into romantic relationships with coworkers right now.
Trick or Treat: (Treat) Kit Kat