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#184 The Astrology Forecast for Mercury in Scorpio


The themes this week are…

1. Passionate

2. Communication

3. Transformation

Coming off the heels of the Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Libra, Mercury transits into the deepest, darkest, most passionate Sign, Scorpio, joining, Mars the planetary ruler of the Sign symbolized by the Scorpion. Expect more shifting and transforming in your relationships. You may feel like dying, and a part of you may be dying. It may be painful, but it is the nature of transforming. Nobody said that giving birth to something new would be pain free. Lean into the discomfort and allow the change to occur.

If you are curious how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly, or if you would like to learn the purpose of your Soul, I encourage you to reach out to me for a reading.

Wishing you all the best through the week, as you ride the planetary waves!

The Weekly Transit Astrology Podcast

MONDAY, October 16

Mercury in Leo and Mars in Virgo

The Moon in Scorpio Opposite Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus

The opposition between the Moon in intense Scorpio and Jupiter retrograde in grounded Taurus can generate tension between our emotional needs and our desires for comfort and stability.

Craving security, you may cling tightly to people or situations now. However, excessive attachment often backfires. Provide reassurance to loved ones, but allow breathing room too. If emotions feel smothered, gently communicate needs for space. Find compromise between togetherness and autonomy.

In finances, avoid risky investments in search of big returns. Honor budget limits, establishing solid foundations versus chasing quick gains. In relationships, passion thrives through deep care, not extravagant gestures. Simple shared pleasures nourish bonds wonderfully now.

Though you long to merge fully with someone, retain a healthy sense of self. Codependency distorts intimacy’s meaning. Develop inner security, not just outer guarantees. Trust unfolds gradually through consistency. With self-awareness, uphold your boundaries amidst intense feelings. Nurture wellness practices that relax anxiety and foster patience.

This energizing yet disquieting transit reminds you that emotional and material stability emerges from inner wisdom and contentment.

When: 12am - 6am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius.

TUESDAY, October 17

The Moon in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn

The Moon in Scorpio Sextile Pluto in Capricorn

The sextile between the Moon in intense Scorpio and Pluto in driven Capricorn represents deep emotional insight and empowerment.

This transit boosts your ability to intuitively grasp hidden psychological dynamics, complex motives and undercurrents of subtle power. Research unearths pivotal information if you avoid paranoia. Probe skillfully to uncover leverage points for influence and change. Just take care not to manipulate or force outcomes. Instead appeal to people's higher reasons for aligning with your cause, not just baser fears or greed. Communicate persuasively from both head and heart.

This aspect also helps release old hurts through cathartic expression or ritual. Take time for solitude amidst busyness to process feelings. Allow tears and anger space to move through you constructively. Start genuine conversations for clearing stagnant air between yourself and others. Yet have patience - walls between people transform slowly with time and care.

Overall, trust in the power of vulnerable sharing, empathy and compassion over coercion. What you repress or avoid distorts perception. Shine light into the shadows within and without through mindfulness and courage. This potent lunation reminds you that your greatest strength comes from self-knowledge.

When: 4am - 10am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.

WEDNESDAY, October 18

The Sun in Cancer Square Chiron in Aries

The Sun Conjunct Mercury in Libra Opposite the North Node in Aries

The Sun and Mercury joining forces in diplomatic Libra while opposing the North Node in individualistic Aries highlights tension between self-expression versus accommodating others.

Old habits of suppressing your true thoughts and feelings to keep the peace are being confronted now. Yet directly challenging or abandoning relationships risks conflict and isolation.

Find middle ground.

Stand firm in your truth while conveying it considerately.

Ask clarifying questions rather than reacting defensively when misunderstandings occur.

Where you've conformed to the detriment of your well-being, lovingly establish boundaries. Respect differences, but don't betray your core values. At the same time, reflect on when self-interest has alienated people instead of uniting them.

Reach out and make amends where appropriate. In discussions, appeal to common ground and solutions fair to all. Yet be wary of losing yourself in the quest for harmony.

Honor what your soul asks of you.

Discover power in courageously speaking and living your essence, not repressing it.

With compassion and commitment to growth, you can navigate this tension in ways that empower self-fulfillment while also deepening mutual understanding.

When: October 17 – 19

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.

THURSDAY, October 19

The Moon in Gemini Sextile Mercury in Leo

The Sun Conjunct Mercury in Libra

We touched on this alignment yesterday, but that was when Mercury was still trailing the Sun. Today, Mercury moves past and ahead of the Sun. When Mercury moves beyond its conjunction with the Sun in fair-minded Libra, it signifies increased mental clarity and capacity for balanced, thoughtful communication.

The recent Sun-Mercury fusion in Libra focused attention inwards on integrating your identity with how you articulate your needs and truths.

As Mercury moves forward independently now, channel this inward wisdom into productive outward exchanges. Share your voice with diplomacy, tact and care. Weigh your words, yet speak genuinely from the heart. Listen carefully too - be receptive to others' diverse perspectives. Practice reflecting back what you hear before responding further.

Together, find compromises and solutions that satisfy all involved.

Avoid extremes or irrational attachments to being right.

Lead with curiosity over defensiveness.

In conflicts, creatively brainstorm ways of meeting shared values.

Apologize sincerely when your delivery has caused harm.

With patience, you can meaningfully connect and collaborate now. Contracts and negotiations go well with diligence and understanding.

Overall, match awareness with action. Share knowledge and stories to inspire, educate and help where you can. Harness the power of courageous yet compassionate communication.

When: October 19 - 21

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.

FRIDAY, October 20

The Sun in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus

Mercury in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn

The square between Mercury in diplomatic Libra and Pluto in authoritative Capricorn can stimulate intense conversations and rigid mindsets.

Power struggles or attempts to coerce others to your viewpoint will likely backfire now. Avoid debates focused solely on winning. Yet suppressing your perspective won't work either. Find the middle path.

Stand firmly in your truth but convey it respectfully.

Examine inner motivations when delivering critiques or contrary opinions - is it to correct injustice or for ego?

Cultivate discernment.

Complex dynamics around status and shame may be at play beneath the surface.

Reflect before reacting.

Listen closely to grasp hidden meanings and psychology underpinning tensions.

With time and care, transformative dialogues can uncover core issues for healing. But not everyone is ready for naked honesty on your timeline.

Assess what information people seem prepared to hear and metabolize.

With sensitive topics, speak judiciously to avoid causing unnecessary pain. Or focus efforts on refining your own knowledge versus publicly debating now. Writing clarifies chaotic thoughts.

Overall, balance philosophy with pragmatism - avoid over-intellectualizing without grounding ideas into action. Progress happens through cooperation, not domination.

When: October 19 - 21

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in the Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

SATURDAY, October 21

The Moon in Cancer Sextile Mars in Virgo

Mercury in Scorpio

As Mercury transits brooding, intense Scorpio, communications take on a penetrating, probing quality.

This transit amplifies research skills and lends mental tenacity for solving mysteries.

Dig beneath surface levels in discussions and investigations, yet avoid manipulative or invasive methods.

Respect boundaries and confidences.

Mercury in Scorpio empowers mental resilience during challenging transitions.

Face your shadow self and deep fears squarely through journaling, counseling or art therapy. Release old pain and limiting stories holding you back.

Cleansing truth comes through surrender, not brute force.

Honest conversations now can renew intimacy if done with care, not accusation.

Communicate nuanced emotions mindfully.

Meditate to avoid reacting from a place of reactivity.

Align words with higher values, not just passion's pull.

Arguments can get heated fast - walk away rather than say something you'll regret.

Practice forgiveness.

Focus language on lifting others versus tearing down opponents.

With purpose, your words can heal.

Overall, harness the power of Scorpio's passion in communications. Convey what truly matters with depth, authenticity and transformative insight.

When: October 21 - November 9, 2023

Last Time: October 29 - November 17, 2022

The Time Before That: November 5 - 24, 2021

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius.


The Sun in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn

The square between the Sun in diplomatic Libra and Pluto in authoritative Capricorn can surface power struggles and tensions between self-interest and the greater good.

Conflicts may arise surrounding control, compliance with hierarchy, and struggles against oppression or misuse of power.

Avoid ego battles or exerting willful force over others.

Progress happens through relating as equals. However, avoid passivity too.

Stand firmly in your truth and values.

Make well-reasoned arguments to persuade others versus falling in line mindlessly. Where you see abuses, carefully gather facts before taking action.

Think long-term - lasting change unfolds gradually.

For now, focus on your inner development versus trying to dominate externally. Examine your own privilege and motivations. Discern where rebellion stems from wisdom rather than wounded ego. Establish healthy boundaries against manipulation. Yet also reflect on how your actions impact or isolate others.

Cultivate empathy alongside courageous self-expression. With complex dynamics at play, avoid reactionary extremes. Nurture confidence by connecting to your inner principles versus seeking validation. With integrity and patience, this transit empowers you to enact positive, enlightened reforms in alignment with your higher purpose.

When: October 20 - 22

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in the Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.


Venus in Virgo Trine Jupiter Retrograde in Taurus

The harmonious trine between Venus in analytical Virgo and Jupiter retrograde in patient Taurus brings a spirit of pragmatic growth and modest luxury.

Let simple pleasures nourish you now - comfort foods, cozy spaces, conversations that uplift.

Share generosity through little but thoughtful gestures. Express feelings through practical caring and service versus grand overtures.

In relationships, focus on building stable foundations of trust and intimacy that blossom slowly over time. Develop shared routines that nurture your bond.

Strengthen commitment by attending to practical needs and creating an environment of safe vulnerability.

Financially, optimize budgets and spending to balance current necessities and big picture planning. Make prudent investments in quality items that will endure, not frivolous excess.

In all endeavors, avoid risk-taking or fast expansion. Consider future impacts, not just immediate rewards. Moderation aligns you with the wise growth these grounded signs prescribe. Focus efforts on meticulous craftsmanship, not glossy appearances. With care and dedication to steady progress, cherished goals can materialize and blossom beautifully in proper time, like a flower unfolding each petal deliberately to full radiance.

When: October 20 - 22

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

SUNDAY, October 22

The Moon in Cancer Sextile Uranus in Taurus

Mercury in Scorpio Trine Saturn Retrograde in Pisces

The harmonizing trine between Mercury in probing Scorpio and Saturn retrograde in imaginative Pisces brings the potential for profound insights and focused communication:

Your perceptions sharpen now, with intuition and logic blending seamlessly.

Practical concerns seem infused with spiritual meaning.

Discussions feel dynamic and visionary yet pragmatic.

Your mind grasps subtle undercurrents and nuance. Capture wandering inspiration in structured forms like written plans or well-crafted speeches. Turn visions into realities through determined effort. Avoid vague philosophizing - ground ideas into doable steps. You flow easily between imagination, reason and instinct. Trust mystical awakenings but test revelations before acting.

Not all intuitive hunches bear fruit immediately. Censor excessive skepticism however. This sky awakens your ability to comprehend life's mysteries through symbols and metaphors. Find wisdom in ancient teaching stories and myths. Express compassionately in debates. Lead steadily towards progress while upholding hope.

Mercury in Scorpio insists on penetrating to the core. Knowing this may be a gradual process requiring patience.

Let stillness distill clarity.

Then speak your truths with conviction, embodying integrity.

When: October 21 - 23

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then, and beyond, I wish you all the best as you ride the planetary waves.




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