This week, Mercury changes from Scorpio to Sagittarius on Halloween. Don’t worry, though, there’s nothing all that spooky going on.
A shift in our mind-set might occur, leading to the desire for moments of peaceful solitude, deep and philosophical topics of discussion, and going on stimulating mental and as well as physical adventures.
On the same day, Venus (the planet of love and money) changes signs from Scorpio back into Libra—and she's still retrograde! Venus retro has had a lot of us feeling quite overwhelmed but the good news is, the energy will become a little less heavy with the switch.
The moon during the start of this week wraps up the balsamic phase—vital time to use for releasing, letting go, and resting our hearts and minds after a period of mindful reflection.
Read on for more courtesy of Astrologer Allie Schultz of Reality Check Astrology.
Aries (March 21–April 20)
The urge to put on a mask to hide your vulnerable feelings from somebody important is a tough battle. The moon brings a harmonious aspect to your ruling planet of Mars this week, so taking the opportunity to show them who you are by letting your guard down may pleasantly surprise you by the reaction you receive! Take the leap.
Taurus (April 21–May 20)
Your planetary ruler, Venus, knows how you treasure your love of comfort—but it could be a week of keeping you on your toes. A social encounter has the potential to move more swiftly than expected which might sweep you off of your feet and catch you by surprise. Trust your gut instincts before moving forward.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
A belief you've stubbornly hung onto for far too long is in need of a makeover. Mercury, your ruler, moves into your polar opposite sign of Sagittarius come Halloween, which will encourage you to take a look at the bigger picture. This week provides you an awesome chance to plan a mini spontaneous adventure. Bon voyage!
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
You may feel a nagging sense of responsibility tugging at you, threatening your chances of having what can be a fun and enjoyable time. Release the tension and relax. There is no need to worry about whether or not you'll accomplish everything on your to-do list or to stress about what is out of your control. Spoiler alert: You'll get it done, you just need to stop putting so much pressure on yourself.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
You're going to learn more about the benefits of helping others with your generous heart when you realize that sense of stagnancy you've been plagued with actually stems from the need for a new perspective. Get ready for new found inspiration and a heightened sense of gratitude that is coming your way. Just be sure to share the wealth of blessings with those closest to your heart this week.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
It's a bit early for the Scrooge in you to declare "Bah Humbug!" as the holidays are still quite a ways away. Yet something is grating on your nerves, which is attributed to the wounded healer Chiron stimulating you to shift your mind-set—focusing on the solutions instead of the problems in your relationships. Changes such as this that push us from our comfort zones can be extremely uncomfortable, so talk it out instead of bottling up what you're going through.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Venus retrograde travels to you on Halloween day, Libra, and a bit of caution is advised for you personally in terms of finances. Really weigh the pros and cons before you splurge on a frivolous overindulgence. It's also a smart idea (it being Venus retrograde and all) to apply this to whether or not sending your ex a text is the best idea. (Hint: Step away from the cell phone).
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
You can breathe a bit easier now that Venus retrograde has moved over to Libra's world. It's early in your season and it's your turn to run the show with three fellow planets currently in your sign. It is easy this week to be tripped up in a game of jealousy, but realize you're better than that! Don't engage in the petty. Instead, turn the other cheek and be the bigger person.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
You're typically not a worry wart, but overthinking things is a side effect of Mercury preparing to enter your sign on Wednesday. The tension will ease a bit during the second half of the week as your head and heart align to become one on the same page. Remain confident within yourself, know your worth and realize you are good enough. Shift your thoughts when you find yourself overanalyzing yourself.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Buttons could very easily be pushed for you this week when a plan falls short of your expectations. Don't let this discourage you, though. Instead, use your ambitious and inventive nature to organize and prepare a solution that'll work out better for everyone involved.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Impulsivity strikes this week for you, Aquarius, as Mars is still going strong in your sign. You might find yourself being more sensitive and reactive than usual—especially this weekend. You may also find yourself between a rock and a hard place, having to make a choice whether to speak your mind or not. Just don’t get caught in the heat of the moment. Use this time in your life to appreciate the valuable lesson involved regarding potential consequence.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Early in the week, you're being given the opportunity to tap into more self-awareness for healing, Pisces. It's a good week for you to reevaluate emotional baggage when you acknowledge it's not needed for your overall wellbeing. A newly found sense of freedom is looking fabulous on you!