October 29th – November 4th

This week ends October and begins November and is punctuated by two planetary direction changes. First Neptune then Mercury turns direct this week. With Mercury turning direct, we end our third and final Mercury retrograde of the year. Can we breathe a sigh of relief? To some degree we certainly can as Murphy’s Law of ‘whatever can go wrong will’ is put on hold until we come into 2008.

This week can be a pleasant week of attending to home affairs, dealing with family and friends, looking for social interactions and even getting down to the business of straightening and sorting things out. We might feel that we’re drawing from a broad palette this week, and we are likely to be doing so.

If we keep in mind the idea that we want to be more productive with less expenditure of energy, then in all our activities we can focus on the truly important and those situations that offer us the best return for our investment of time and energy.

There seem to be few major glitches this week, which may come as welcome news during these generally turbulent times. The primary concern would be the traffic issues, miscommunications and misunderstandings that could arise mid-week as Mercury is in process of turning direct. Apart from that, this week can be enjoyable and allows us to have various irons in the fire, all the while that we’re both having fun and attending to our responsibilities.

Monday, October 29th – Follow a Dream – Venus, Jupiter, Sun, Saturn, Neptune, Lunar T-Square, Pluto. Monday could start the week in overdrive. This day is an energy-filled one with Venus square Jupiter, Sun sextile Saturn and Jupiter sextile Neptune. We may have pages and pages on our activity list with the desire to deal with our responsibilities, take time with our friends and explore possibilities for our future. We do have to watch for overload. Either we could have too much on our plate to handle or we could be rather extravagant in our time, our plans and our expenditures. Adding to the harried feeling of scurrying around, we have the Moon in Gemini. The Moon in Gemini alone would be cause for our juggling any number of activities. But the Gemini Moon has fuel added to the fire by reason of a Mutable Sign T-Square as the Moon squares Venus and opposes both Jupiter and Pluto. We may go from one thing to another to another, possibly glossing over details and just wanting more, more, more. Our interests may be insatiable as we look to expand into new horizons and broaden our reach. The Moon also trines Neptune today. We could easily be seduced by following a dream. We have to be sure that our dream is not an illusion that could wind up costing us great expense in time, distraction and financial cost. While the energy is ratcheted up severalfold today, the more we can keep a grip on reality, then we can explore possibilities without going off the deep end by committing too soon or too easily to something that appears great but whose reality may be more image than substance. Monday is a day to go slow or at least to put on the brakes occasionally.

Tuesday, October 30th – Right Place at the Right Time – Saturn, Mars, Lunar Grand Trine, Sun, Uranus. If we didn’t go into overwhelm yesterday and create a mess for ourselves in need of cleaning up, this Tuesday can be one of those truly special days. Tuesday we could be feeling zippadee doodah and singing that ‘everything’s going our way’. This Tuesday is one of those days when we could feel that we’ve entered magic time, one of those times when we don’t have to make things happen as much as having our antennae up, working with peripheral vision and being open to receive the blessings of the universe. Does that sound a little too marvelous? Perhaps, but this Tuesday gives us a great deal of energy, a great amount of sensitivity and the likelihood of some wonderful and interesting surprises during the day. Today, we have the Cancer Moon conjunct Mars, sextile Saturn and creating a Grand Trine in the Water Element by trining the Sun in Scorpio and trining Uranus in Pisces. Who could ask for anything more? Yes, this Tuesday is one when we can focus on what needs to be done, resolve issues around the home and deal with family situations. But this day is also one to be open to the spontaneous, to those things coming out of the blue and to embrace the wonder and miracles of living life on the earth plane. We are likely to feel warm and cozy today. We may want to feather our nest, adding touches to our home environment. We might take the time to step off the ledge into some new adventure and instead of free falling find that we’re freely ascending. Certainly our moods are more upbeat and our nerves are less frazzled than the past few days. This Tuesday is one when we don’t have to make things happen as much as working with the energies and the surprises that may come our way.

Wednesday, October 31 – Trick or Treat – Venus, Mercury, Moon Void-of-Course, Neptune direct. Wednesday is Halloween and the dichotomy between tricks and treats may be part of our scenario today. We start the day with the Cancer Moon sextile Venus and square Mercury. We also have Neptune turning direct. We may feel that we’re decked out in our costume looking to have fun and a good time. The reality may be somewhat different. Comments made or conversations engaged could have us feeling misunderstood, slighted or emotionally hurt. Wednesday is a day when we need to tread lightly, take everything with a grain of salt and not take things too seriously. There can be a great deal of confusion to start the day. Let’s also keep in mind that this is the last day of the Mercury retrograde and we could be feeling our mind to be a mish-mash of discombobulated ideas and thoughts. Today is a day to keep in mind, almost mantram-like, the old saying that ‘life’s too mysterious, don’t take it serious’. As the day progresses, the Moon goes void-of-course for eleven and a half hours making no further connections while finishing its transit of Cancer and before entering Leo. Wednesday is a day to allow ourselves to feel a little unsure about things and not to make major decisions or long-term commitments.

Thursday, November 1st – More or Less – Sun, Mercury direct. Thursday begins November and we begin it with the Leo Moon square the Sun in Scorpio and with Mercury ending its three-week retrograde cycle and turning direct. Our desire to put our mark on our projects can be in conflict with our need to conserve and watch our expenses. We may want to do more today, but if we consider our budget and our finances we might take a less extravagant approach. We can stretch our monies, still put on a good show, yet not put ourselves into financial debt. Today is a day to weigh in the balance what we truly need and what we merely want. We may feel that it is a choice of more or less. We don’t have to go to either extreme, but rather can consider the most effective ways to do things at the least amount of expense. Thursday also brings to an end the Mercury retrograde that we have dealt with over the past three weeks. While we are not out of the woods yet, we can see a clearing when we can fix any misunderstandings, correct any miscommunications and start to move forward in regard to our relationships and also our financial structure. Whenever Mercury is turning retrograde to direct or vice versa, the energy is ratcheted up. Therefore, we have to recognize that there could be significant traffic problems, computer glitches and other screw-ups today.

Friday, November 2nd – Party Time or T.G.I.M.D. – Neptune, Jupiter, Mercury. Friday is the first full day of Mercury direct. While we are still under the ‘shadow’ of the Mercury retrograde, our communications are less likely to be hampered by misinformation, lack of information or stony silence. Yes, we may all be saying T.G.I.M.D. — thank goodness it’s Mercury direct. Friday also has the Moon in Leo opposed Neptune and trine Jupiter. We may feel like we want to celebrate and have a good time. Why not? We do have to watch for over-indulgence and also to check things out before we go whole hog. People may be slightly belligerent and full of expectations regarding what other people should be doing. Monday morning quarter-backing, or Friday in this case, is great and we all know that hindsight is twenty-twenty. Today is a good day to check in with our significant other, see if we are on the same page. If we are not, then we can address matters in a clear and less emotional or confused manner. We do have to watch that our desire to expand our interests and our self-confidence don’t get us entrapped in situations that may seem good from the outside but could be convoluted once we get immersed. Friday is far better to have a good time with no expectations from other people or expectations regarding how long it should last.

Saturday, November 3rd – Pulling in the reins – Pluto, Saturn. Friday night into early Saturday morning could have us having a good time. Perhaps we’ve been having too good a time. Late on Friday, early Saturday the Leo Moon trines Pluto. We may crescendo with our partying or our sense of self-importance. Then as we awaken, we find ourselves in a totally different frame of mind. The Moon moves into Virgo where it conjuncts Saturn. We might feel that our responsibilities are knocking loudly on our consciousness. We may feel that Saturday has to be devoted to errands and taking care of business. If we’ve had too good a time over the past two days, we could feel a little queasy. And if we have over exerted ourselves, we would have to watch for flu-like symptoms forcing us to put everything on hold. The energies slow down on this Saturday but they also allow us to concentrate on the details and the specifics of our lives. Fun is fun, but today we might have to play catch-up with things that we’ve put aside over the past two days. Saturday is a good day to plan our best practices methodology for dealing with our obligations and tying up loose ends.

Sunday, November 4th – Shifting Sands – Sun, Mars, Lunar T-Square, Uranus, Jupiter. Sunday may give us a second wind. It certainly is a good day to do some home renovation projects, to do some autumnal cleaning in preparation of the winter ahead. Today we have the Sun trine Mars and the Virgo Moon sextile both Mars and the Sun. We can work smarter rather than harder today, clearing up the clutter and cleaning up our home space. The Moon also creates a Mutable Sign T-Square as the Moon opposes Uranus and squares Jupiter. What we do have to watch for are distractions and trying to do too many things at once. If we can be methodical in our approach, deal with our ‘to do’ lists and yet still have time to do things on the spur-of-the-moment, then we would be using today’s energies wisely. Otherwise, we could find ourselves flipping from dealing with certain items on our ‘to do’ list, not completing them but starting them, then being drawn to a distraction that is more fun yet only creates a greater mess for ourselves. This Sunday is a high energy day. So let’s try to plan our course of action with some intervals of free time to take advantage of what strikes our fancy in the moment.