Your Weekly Horoscopes: October 25 to 31, 2020
Oh, 2020. At the very least, things are never boring. And this week, things are going to get weird! On the 25th, Mercury retrograde meets the sun marking the halfway point in the communication planet’s backwards journey. Though we’re still dealing with technological glitches, MIA friendships and awkward conversations, this aspect brings momentary clarity to a murky situation. Don’t take it for granted. Then on the 27th, Mercury retrograde dips back into Libra and we have no choice but to revisit a polite (but difficult) conversation that began at the end of September. Luckily on the same day, sweet Venus also returns home to Libra. With these two planets in our sophisticated, diplomatic air sign, we can make something beautiful out of even the most harrowing situation—no wonder powerful women like Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson have those placements!
Finally, on the 31st, there’s a full moon in Taurus that sets us up for a Halloween unlike any other. Though Taurus full moons usually bring comfort to an otherwise dark time, this lunation is conjunct Uranus—planet of shock and awe. Expect the unexpected. This day is all about strange encounters and nervous tension. How can we break the norm without breaking the rules?
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
If you’ve felt misunderstood, now’s the time to reclaim your voice. On the 25th, Mercury retrograde meets the sun in your sign which helps you put that lingering bad feeling into words. Express yourself! Though you might want to stay at more of a remove after the 27th, what you get off your chest to start the week really clears the air. At the full moon on the 31st, you receive some unforeseen clarity about your relationships and commitments. The illusion of that toxic connection is finally broken. Walk away and focus on what’s good for you.
This week’s mantra: Choose yourself.
Since Mercury retrograde kicked off on the 13th, you’ve been feeling isolated and distant from your usual support systems. Whether your boyfriend is out of town or your BFF is extra busy with work, you feel like everyone is leaving you on read. On the 25th though, you have a breakthrough about how to make the most of the stillness and solitude. Have a bath! You might miss this quiet when it’s gone. The full moon on the 31st brings a surprising shift to your routines. Sometimes shaking up the day is the medicine you need.
This week’s mantra: Be good to yourself.
The new moon in Libra on the 16th was a fresh start for your career. On or around that date, you were able to step into the power that you’ve always wanted—even just for a moment. You did this for yourself and not for anyone else’s agenda. On the 27th as Venus and Mercury retrograde both enter Libra, you’re able to further consider your values as a leader and how those values are best communicated. You’re discovering that even authenticity requires a filter. Then on the 31st, the full moon ignites a crush from out of the blue. Why not embrace the romance?
This week’s mantra: Regulation is key.
Though things at work have been incredibly frustrating since the 13th, a breakthrough comes on the 25th as Mercury retrograde meets the sun. Discovering a missing link helps you see the big picture and devise your next steps. After the 27th, these struggles feel less personal and you’re able to focus on what you’re learning in the process. Watch out for a shakeup at home or with your family at the full moon on the 31st. Whether it’s an unannounced visit from Mom or a burst pipe in the basement, keep your schedule open to handle any surprises.
This week’s mantra: Stay one step ahead at all times.
Though you tend to second guess yourself, an undeniable spiritual or intellectual breakthrough comes on the 25th—perhaps a mind-blowing tarot reading, an inspiring meeting with a mentor or just finally sitting to read that life-changing book. Your mission right now is to expand your mind and, this week in particular, you have no patience for those who aren’t on your wavelength. The full moon on the 31st brings a sudden shakeup to your schedule and communications. Maybe forgetting to copy that person on an important email was more intentional than you think. Consider big changes for your environment.
This week’s mantra: Make your life into a vision board.
How much money do you need to feel secure? Beyoncé—a Scorpio moon, of course— once divulged, “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” An important thought to contemplate as this week’s full moon on the 31st brings an unexpected shift in your resources. You’ve been strategizing how to gain more clients or ask for a raise and you even had a breakthrough about future collaborations on the 25th. But if you’re faced with a sudden hit or a surplus, how can you budget smarter? How much is sustainability worth?
This week’s mantra: Bet on yourself.
Take care of yourself this week, dear Taurus. The full moon on the 31st energizes you while putting tons of stress on your nervous system. So have your essential oil diffuser, gua sha stone and clay mask at the ready to let yourself unwind. With your ruling planet, Venus, entering Libra and your daily grind sector on the 27th, it’s extra important that you hone in on developing sustainable, healthy routines. Planning self-care with your lover could also be nourishing. Separate yourself from the constant hustle and enjoy the view from where you are.
This week’s mantra: You are your routines.
Life has been filled with constant errands and admin this month, and on the 25th, you finally catch a break. The back-and-forth with the DMV comes to an end. Your kid’s homeschool schedule at last makes sense. You finish the Home Edit closet sweep and throw everything out. Luxuriate in this sense of completion while you can because the full moon on the 31st is a reminder that you can’t control what’s next. This lunation brings up an old grudge or a bad habit that you thought was totally in the past. Now’s the time to move on and let go.
This week’s mantra: What’s still holding you back?
With both Venus and Mercury retrograde moving into your home sector on the 27th, this week is all about nesting. Though Mercury retrograde has been about revisiting past creative projects which makes you want to take a quick trip to gather even more ideas (like those journals tucked away in Mom’s attic!), trust that all you need is available where you are. At the full moon on the 31st, you feel pressured by friends to do something wild ––like host a rooftop party at your swanky new building! And though you’re desperately craving social connection, it’s best to lay low. Celebrate with only the chosen few.
This week’s mantra: You’re all that you need.
Since Mercury retrograde began on the 13th, you’ve been entrenched in some family drama. And on the 25th—whether the conflict has been about who gets to keep your grandmother’s vintage Chanel or the upcoming election—everyone gets to speak their truth. Though not everything is solved, you can at least stop yelling and move forward. It’s a relief to be on better terms with loved ones because the full moon on the 31st comes with huge and unexpected news for your career. This shift could uproot you or at least lead to a complete restructuring of your current set up.
This week’s mantra: Plan for change.
Mercury retrograde has completely thrown off your schedule and turned your inbox into a battle zone. There’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. Luckily on the 25th, you catch a break to respond to emails, clear up miscommunications and call your sister. Don’t pause for too long as things keep piling up and won’t calm down until at least November 3rd. On the 31st, the full moon pulls you out of the nitty-gritty as an unexpected opportunity for future travel or education comes to fruition. Where do you need to go?
This week’s mantra: Your dreams are waiting.
It’s your power time, dear Libra. Your ruling planet Venus and Mercury retrograde both enter your sign on the 27th giving you a boost of confidence in both your appearance and your thoughts. Your skin is glowing, and your mind is clear so don’t be shy! Tell everyone what you need! The full moon on the 31st brings a sudden climax to an on-going power struggle with a lover or business partner which frees up space for starting other ventures. If you work freelance, this brings inquiries from tons of new clients. Choose your collaborators wisely.
This week’s mantra: Your resources are precious.