Fixed-sign ascendants ought to steady themselves for the ongoing provocation that the week ahead brings. As the aftershocks of Saturday’s lunar eclipse spill into the days ahead, the tensions between inner knowing and external desire continue to rage.
For many of us, questions surrounding stability and security have been thrown asunder in recent years. From the trials of the pandemic to the pocketbook pilfering of unprecedented inflation, a larger collective storyline has shaped our microcosmic anxieties. Questions around purpose and authenticity have likely swirled against a backdrop of pared-down practicality: how much do we really need to be happy?
Some signs may have weathered these quasi-existential crises better than others. Writ large, both cardinal and fixed signs have likely experienced the cosmic vicissitudes of Pluto in Capricorn and eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio more harshly than our mutable compatriots. If there’s one take-away for both these signs, it’s that self-care reigns supreme, while introspection demands cautious maneuvering lest peering behind the curtain plunges us into unfathomable interior darkness.
As the week wears on, we may get a reprieve from the planetary energies that have been pushing so many of us towards introspection and revision. The cosmic bringer of structure, Saturn, returns to direct motion on November 4, which could portend to semi-new beginnings for some of us in the Piscean areas of our lives. Saturn’s ingress into Pisces back in March may have felt a little like a false start. No sooner had the planet seemed to enter the Jupiterian domicile than it crept backwards to zero degrees of the sign. This is a point charged with incipient energy. If you felt like you hadn’t sufficiently contemplated sobering structures or necessary boundaries, then this is the redux that you’ve been waiting for. For others, the blood, sweat and tears shed in the Piscean-ruled areas of your life could finally reap some demonstrable rewards.
Before that, however, the day-to-day planetary grind continues with a kind of dis-ease brought about by discrepancies between the registers of our desires. Though the soli-lunar opposition will dissipate by Monday, October 30, when the Moon enters Gemini, Luna’s Taurean cruise will not be without incident. The Moon slips from an opposition to the Sun to a conjunction with Jupiter and an opposition with Mars and Mercury all in seemingly rapid succession on October 29. Emotional volatility could run high, calling our perspectives into question. The Moon-Uranus conjunction around 8:25 PM EDT is sure to have ‘firecracker’ written all over it.
The Moon is typically in its most certain footing in the sign of the bull. However, disposited by Venus in poor astrological condition, we may find our ability to relax hampered by analysis paralysis. Even hopeful Jupiter may struggle to see silver linings, though we ought to take comfort in small cosmic blessings, like Venus viewing its home sign by a more compassionate trine. All is not bleak, but with the Mars-Mercury conjunction taking place on Sunday, October 29, all might not be coming up roses either. Weigh your words carefully. Though you may not intend to hurt others with your sharp tongue, this could very well be the outcome of any verbal sparring, even if Jupiter adds a little softness by opposition.
With the Moon entering Gemini, we may experience a late-morning tonal shift on Monday, October 30, at it squares retrograde Saturn in Pisces. Though the Moon in Gemini may typically be higher energy (and, frankly, higher anxiety), the lugubrious pull of Kronos may have us fretting about responsibilities and obligations more than we might like. This may also be the moment when we consider our short-term plan. The Moon makes a monthly square to Saturn, so, thinking ahead, we ought to focus on what could bring us more emotional satisfaction in matters pertaining to our mental health, spiritual well-being, and relationship to the collective. The Moon’s square to retrograde Neptune on November 1 may expose illusions we’ve been harbouring.
Though a little lightness could come our way on Tuesday morning’s commute as Venus trines go-against-the-grain Uranus, Wednesday, November 1, presents the possibility for higher-than-usual celestial rumbles. With Luna inconjunct Pluto and Mercury inconjunct Chiron, seeing eye-to-eye may be especially challenging, given the furtive Scorpionic and Plutonic backdrop. We will invariably welcome the Moon’s sign-change later that day, placing it in its more comfortable and compassionate domicile, Cancer. Trining the Scorpio stellium, Luna will have a clearer path towards acting more authentically.
The Sun’s opposition to retrograde Jupiter and Venus’s opposition to Neptune on Friday, November 3, may create all manner of us-versus-them conflict. Oppositions can sometimes have us feeling a lack of control over our present circumstances and even a lack of options. With the Sun’s perennial search for meaning and positive reorientation in the latter quarter of the year, it may suffer from a constriction of opportunities under its face-off with Jove.
Meanwhile, as rational Venus, unable to lighten up in mindful Virgo, opposes Neptune in Pisces, we may get more than a little taste of relationship ambiguity. While Aphrodite may have already put a romance under the microscope, Neptune in the mix will only continue confusing, obfuscating, and potentially challenging our views of perfection. Though Neptune is more strongly domiciled in spiritual and emotionally intense Pisces, this could also be the signature of watching out for the undertow, ensuring we don’t get pulled under by rosy illusions without much substance.
As the week concludes on Saturday, November 4, Luna enters fiery Leo in the wee hours. This could be the energetic reset we need to put ourselves in the spotlight and be ever-more social. One caution, however, is the mid-day Mercury-Uranus opposition that could have us struggling to get clear on a strategic situation. Thankfully, Mercury has the full support of Mars to navigate any disruptions.
Finally, the Lord of Karma, Saturn, stations direct, and, in a way, shows us what we can reap if we’ve taken our multi-month redo seriously. Though challenges paved our way, Kronos will invariably reveal the net of any hard work. Not unlike the Seven of Pentacles, success may not be immediately visible, but only unwavering commitment gets us closer to achieving our dreams.
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