By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
Working for the man might not be the drag you anticipate. With so many unpredictable
elements at play this week, you're likely to have a good time interacting
with the rest of the crew, especially if you're all on to something new.
Just don't be reckless; Venus and Jupiter, the planets bestowing good fortune,
can spread it on pretty thick while they're aligned. However, idiosyncratic
Uranus in your Pisces house of karmic payback might throw a monkey wrench into
the mix. If you don't come away any richer, for sure you'll come away
Maybe it's highway robbery or maybe the deal you forge with a loved one will be worth the cost. Affectionate Venus doesn't abandon your house of romance and recreation until November 8, giving you sufficient time to find out if the extravagant gesture you make this weekend paid off. You should also be aware that visionary Neptune turns direct in your career midheaven on Wednesday, a change in perspective that can affect not only your work, but your entire Halloween experience. Is that a zombie? Who's the witch?
Twins are often put on alert when your Mercury ruler is about to turn retrograde; well, the warning also applies to the days before the Messenger faces forward again. That moment will take place on November 1 in the middle of All Saints' and Day of the Dead celebrations. So, whether you're going to church or buying sugar skulls, try to keep your mind focused on what you're doing and, more importantly, keep your eyes on the road. You'll be glad you avoided another fender-bender and the ensuing, interminable insurance hassles.
Is the cavalry really coming? June Crabs may benefit from a friendly and determined Scorpio sun shining light on a long-standing financial matter. Will it be resolved before Mercury turns direct on the 1st or will you have to wait until mid-November, when the Messenger is back in Scorpio? Crabs born around Independence Day have been dealing with an inventive but unpredictable Uranus in Pisces for over a year. Now that take-action Mars is in your sign, are you about to take the next step? Maybe not; Mars goes retrograde on 11/15, a week before Uranus turns direct.
Despite the hardships and the hard work, Saturn's trip through your sign over the past two years has left you in a more stable position than before. This week, as your sun ruler makes its first positive aspect to Saturn in Virgo, you may see evidence of that stability, perhaps add more substance to what you've built for yourself. Meanwhile, ephemeral Neptune in your Aquarius house of partners turns direct after a retrograde session that began around Memorial Day. Is it time to take the beautiful dreamer seriously?
The secret could pertain to a family member, maybe to a real estate transaction. No matter: As your retrograde Mercury ruler digs deeper into the past, you're bound to find out something you needed to know. Whether by choice or by circumstance, chances are you'll postpone acting on the information until Mercury turns direct and confirms what you found out. Meanwhile, you may have to dance around something more disturbing than the occasional awkward moment. Surely, you'll be gracious; with well-mannered Venus in Virgo, you can't help but be.
Go ahead, lean on a friend's shoulder; ask the support group for support. You might not get what you want, but you may get what you need. Reaching too far for too much is typical behavior whenever your Venus ruler and expansive Jupiter form one of their challenging squares. Their latest temptation probably comes via a neighbor, your sibling or the Net. Just remind yourself that no matter how attractive the bait, you don't have to bite. It's that kind of week; because impressionable Neptune is changing direction, it's easy to be fooled.
An assortment of activities this week, most of them positive, but there's a chance that when Neptune comes out of retrograde, a dubious matter at home may change. If you've been going back and forth over a situation - some might call it a problem - that's been left hanging, Neptune's about-face can tip the balance one way or the other. That doesn't mean your decision will be cast in stone, but it could serve as a makeshift solution until Valentine's Day, when the Aquarius sun shines its light.
When you're not being your usual world-wise, weary self, the Centaur could get caught up in a whirlwind of good intentions, the stuff the road to hell is purported to be paved with. Such is the case this week. While your enthusiastic Jupiter ruler forms a positive alignment with spiritual Neptune, there's no end to the glories you'll envision, the happy endings you'll create for yourself. Poets, priests, the odd politician might actually prosper - intellectually rather than financially - if they can remain encased in this idealistic bubble.
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