This Week's Astrology Forecast for creatives | October 25th - 31st, 2021 - a need to catch our breath, expansion, hope, luck, faith, taking a risk without betting the farm, the push and pull and deep dive of this year's scorpio season begins


Was last week a roller coaster ride or what?!


The Sun is in deep, dark Scorpio now - the fixed space of the autumn season. I'd say the space where the dead stay buried, but with Mars' Scorpio ingress this week, that might not be totally true. 

Venus is very active. First up a creative/spiritual, but maybe delusional and almost certainly exhausting square to Neptune (maybe a hangover from last week's ups and downs and fast crash landing) and then an opportunistic sextile with an expansive and LUCKY Jupiter when we'll have to know when to stretch/reach for more and when to say when.


The Last Quarter Moon in fixed signs followed by a Sun square Saturn (also in fixed signs) should keep us grounded/from going too far/will pull in the reality police.


Let's unpack the week!


TUESDAY - Venus squares Neptune, Mars sextiles the Galactic Center, Ceres conjuncts Black Moon Lilith

THURSDAY - Venus sextiles Jupiter, Last Quarter Moon in Leo

 SATURDAY - Mars into Scorpio, the Sun squares Saturn

TUESDAY - Venus, at 20 degrees Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces. The Venus/Neptune square is tension/frustration/maybe disappointment. What we want might dissolve/fade away.  Sag/Pisces can both be rather pie-in-the-sky energies, so keep one foot on the ground now. Not everything is quite what it seems. We might be pining for something we think we lost that we never actually had or wanting something without even knowing what it is. There is some kind of leaky/bottom-less cup here. We want more.


Take a breath. Maybe a nap.


Ceres meets up with Black Moon Lilith at 11 degrees Gemini. Black Moon Lilith (as us) in Gemini has made her escape from the garden. She is saying what she wants to say/thinking how she wants to think. Ceres is retrograde - this is their second meeting and pulls us back to a situation from early August. This portal is the re-thinking, re-languaging, re-evaluating part as the mother energy (can also bring up change of life situations and situations outside our control or in need of compromise) meets the taboo/won't be anyone's ball and chain feminine energy. 


Mars, nearing the end of his FREAKIN' EXHAUSTING journey through partnership/fairness/balanced, passive-aggressively indecisive Libra now sextiles (opportunity) the Galactic Center - our homing signal/Black Hole in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Our actions/passions - again, think Libra - cooperative, diplomatic, fair - are calling in a new co-creative power. Collectively we are letting go of the need to project our issues onto other people in order to defend our own vulnerabilities. We are learning (through Mars disposition of Chiron in Aries) that we can take care of ourselves/stand up for ourselves, that being vulnerable is one of our superpowers - that being vulnerable AND REAL does not equal being weak. 


Mars is hours away from coming home to Scorpio - where we will go deeper, act with passion/power, merge more fully, prune the dead wood. With Chiron in Aries - and answering to Mars - we are a couple years into a collective healing through a shift from tribal power to individual power (he will be in Aries until 2027). Mars journey through Libra every couple years is our opportunity to take back some of what we have been projecting onto other people AND, at the same time, bring some of our newly-formed "individual selves" into our relationships/the way we do 'fair' now, the way we do 'balance'. This is tricky because our group memory is tribal and something deep within us is always sending out warning signals when we venture too far from the 'tribe' or in this case, the way relationships 'have always been' done, but that old version of loss of self within intimate relationships is no longer possible. Which makes everyone, yes, a little more lonely (at this point in the cycle anyway, we'll have to see how we work the next few years), but also keep in mind we are carrying our unique spark at a very intimate level now and no one can take it from us. We will likely have to take some action to activate this sextile now, but seriously creative downloads are possible. Pay attention. Act with courage and civility/fairness. This will add power to Thursday's Venus/Jupiter sextile. 

On THURSDAY, the Leo Moon squares the Scorpio Sun at 5 degrees. This is our Last Quarter Square before next week's powerful New Moon in Scorpio opposing (anything-can-happen) Uranus. This square is fixed energy. The Leo Moon wants to have some fun OUT THERE and the Scorpio Sun wants to get to the bottom of things/stay home and do a puzzle. Our ego, need for attention/appreciation is at odds with what we want to keep hidden/out of sight/in our back pocket/close to our chest. Do we put it all out there or hold something back? The Leo Sun can also bring attention to something we don't want to look at/deal with. This can also show up simply as the tension between going out and being visible and staying in and doing our own private things.

Venus, at 22 degrees Sagittarius sextiles Jupiter at 22 degrees Aquarius. Here is smooth flow. Here is what we want meeting the opportunity to get it. Luck. Freedom. Expansion.


But also - and I don't want to focus on this, but I do have to say it, especially since Venus is coming off that square to fantastical/sometime delusional Neptune - with Venus (at the powerful 22 degrees) in Sagittarius answering to more-is-more-is-more Jupiter (at the powerful 22 degrees Aquarius), the possibility to take something TOO FAR.


On the other hand, and this is why we get two of then, the rewards with Jupiter ALWAYS come with some risk/hope/faith.

On SATURDAY - Mars comes home to Scorpio (after two years) joining the Sun and will power up our Scorpio planets!

With Mars (action, initiative, passion, anger) here we will think about what we are going to do before we do it. Scorpio likes to premeditate. And, yes, that sounds slightly criminal and mostly devious, but this is Scorpio we are talking about! We could be doing things in secret. Shh! Mars in Scorpio can be good for our physical energy since Scorpio is continually re-generating itself. 

Because Scorpio rules our 8th house of compulsions and obsessions we could find our actions driven by our impulses. If you find yourself caught in a loop - STOP - ask yourself - why am I doing this again? why am I so mad? why do I want this so badly? what am I really trying to get? We can get alot done with Mars in Scorpio let's just make sure it is stuff worth doing.

Scorpio is our fixed water sign. It's job is to strengthen our emotions. But fixed water is well, kind of fixed. Think frozen. Think concrete. Think quicksand. It can make it hard to change course if we get too emotionally wedded to whatever it is we are focused on. If you are heading into the quicksand anyway, keep one hand on a tree branch, like they do in the cartoons, to pull yourself out later. But don't say I didn't warn you if the branch breaks.

Where is Scorpio in your natal chart? That area of life will SNAP TO ATTENTION now.

Collectively this is also a good time to take action with Scorpio ruled themes - other people's resources, debts, loans, inheritances, mortgages, taxes, insurance payments, intimacy, sex, reproduction, life and death issues, stuff that is dead in the water (or caught in the quicksand). This is a good time for renovation projects/bringing something back to life. With Mars blasting through this collective area we will have more energy, initiative and control over these subjects than we usually do. Keep in mind we will also be more passionate about them and easier to anger.


Mars will be in Scorpio until December 13th. 

SATURDAY is also the day the Sun, at 7 degrees Scorpio, will square Saturn in Aquarius. 


Here is a stop sign/road block/reality check. New rules. Here is our responsibility to the group/to the future. Happening during the Mars/Scorpio ingress pulls some additional seriousness/sobriety into Mars time in Scorpio. Also some stop and go/give and take energy. Maybe something here about secrets wanting to come out, but needing to be hidden from the group or because of certain rules. Truth/honesty vs detachment. Saturn will be at 7 degrees through the volatile November 10th energies we will talk about in the November post, so whatever we have going on now we could be dealing with for a while or dealing with again.


xo all


artwork by the talented Patrick Delaunay

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