Your Weekly Horoscopes: October 4 to 10, 2020
There’s no way around it: This week is a battle. Things are heavy right off the bat as life-changing Pluto stations direct on Sunday the 4th, and we can no longer avoid the deeper, existential questions that have been buried since April. Whether we like it or not, what’s been hidden comes to the surface. Then on Wednesday the 7th, communication planet, Mercury, opposes shocking Uranus, and though this transit speeds things up and gives us flashes of insight, it also causes lots of irritability and speaking out of turn. Nothing too detailed gets done on this day, so let’s try to clear our schedule so we can hear what the Universe is trying to tell us. This transit repeats on the 19th and again on November 17th, so this is only the beginning of the story.
Mars—still hot, bothered and retrograde—squares off with Pluto on Friday the 9th bringing power struggles from mid-August back to the surface. Though the urge is there to knock down the system—or argue with a boss—things are mostly too heated for anything productive to come of it. Tread lightly. Then finally on Saturday the 10th sweet Venus makes a supportive trine to eccentric Uranus, which is a nudge to try something new, whether that’s an astrological dating app, a new ramen place or a fresh line of beauty products. In these turbulent times, experimentation can be a huge relief.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
You’ve been keeping secrets about your financial situation and this week, the jig is unfortunately up. Nothing would make you happier than to move into your own castle with several dozen hanging plants, an assortment of Floyd furniture and a lifetime supply of crystals. But the truth is: You can’t afford this fantasy. On the 4th, you become almost nauseatingly aware of how you’ve been putting all of your energy toward something that isn’t going anywhere. Getting an outside opinion on the 10th recalibrates your expectations of what’s possible.
This week’s mantra: There’s nothing wrong with asking for help.
Charm isn’t the only virtue. In fact, you tend to attract others with your discernment and your bite. This week, you’re reminded that it’s not worth it to be nice. On the 7th, an offhand and very impolite comment from your partner or a business associate really ruffles your feathers. This escalates a larger fight that should have occurred weeks ago. Don’t give up your stance. Despite feeling riled up, try to avoid an argument with your boss on the 9th, particularly one about productivity. Strategize your battles so you can win the war.
This week’s mantra: You don’t have to be nice.
The money problems that have been the bane of your existence since 2017 are finally easing up. This is beyond empowering! On the 4th, you’re able to look directly at financial demons that you’ve been avoiding for years so you can work toward a real solution (instead of once again throwing everything under the rug). Then on the 10th, making a simple change in your daily grind empowers you to take on more leadership or ask for a raise. You’ll feel less burdened when you know you’re in control.
This week’s mantra: Look the problem in the eye.
With Pluto—planet of decay and regeneration—stationing direct in your sign on the 4th, every look in the mirror brings panic about aging. Are your gray hairs actually multiplying or are you working yourself into a fit for no reason? Everyone says you don’t really “need” eye cream but just indulge yourself and get some this week. Do what you can to feel in control of your own collagen production. On the 10th, your mom or older sister talks you down and reminds you that it’s a privilege to grow older.
This week’s mantra: Age is wisdom.
Things are extremely busy at work, and more than usual, it’s necessary for you to be extra attentive to detail. As a big-picture person, nothing drives you crazier than having to dot every “I” and cross every “t,” but for now, you must. Despite all of this pressure to be perfect, if you don’t take a break on the 7th, you may be forced to take one anyway. Whether it’s a leak in the ceiling or a surprise visit from your mother-in-law, how can you transform this stress into a blessing?
This week’s mantra: Details matter.
It’s time to let go of the past—seriously! You weren’t as happy as you seem to think you were anyway. On the 4th, an intriguing offer from a new friend pushes you to step into the next phase of your life. It’s nerve-wracking to put yourself out there, but your BFF is waiting in the wings should anything go awry. Then on the 10th, a change in your partner’s schedule allows you to spend the weekend together. A quick getaway clears your mind for exciting developments ahead.
This week’s mantra: No risk, no reward.
Though the second half of 2020 has been fully defined by your struggle to find yourself in your work, this week it feels particularly personal. With Pluto stationing direct in your career sector on the 4th, you’re ready to transform the way everyone else sees you. It’s time to own your power. Integration seems possible after an argument with your boss ends with her seeing you in a completely fresh (and positive) way. Intimidation doesn’t have to be avoided—it can be a strategy.
This week’s mantra: Don’t fear your own power.
This week brings some excitement to your love life for the first time all year. With Venus still in Virgo, you’re ready to get serious about romance and plan out an entire “coving season” of dates or bring the spark back to your long-term partnership. On the 10th––as sweet Venus makes a supportive trine to eccentric Uranus––you’re inspired to let everyone on the apps get to know the real you. Posting something provocative on your profile might finally attract the person you’ve wanted all along. Why not find love by breaking all the rules?
This week’s mantra: Let your freak flag fly!
Everything feels like a chore these days and, unfortunately with Mercury going retrograde in your daily grind sector next week, this isn’t letting up any time soon. But on the 7th, a bureaucratic problem you never thought would be solved—like renewing your license, solving your pet’s mystery illness or a deep audit of your work emails— suddenly has an easy solution. Take the download and run with it. Mark your calendar for similar breakthroughs on the 19th and November 17th. Everything eventually comes together.
This week’s mantra: Why do things the hard way?
Despite this week’s heaviness, you have a surprisingly lovely night with friends you haven’t seen since March on the 4th. Notice how good you feel when you can just be yourself. This high only lasts so long as a continued power struggle at work aggravates you on the 9th. Whatever occurs started on August 13th and won’t really let up until early next year. Can you see the situation more clearly now than you did six weeks ago? How can you work toward healing?
This week’s mantra: Friendship is a balm.
The push and pull between your responsibilities at work and obligations to your family feel especially heavy this week. It seems like you—and potentially your partner as well—are stuck in everyone else’s narrative. If you’ve been feeling crazed because your WFH space is chaotic AF, things come together on the 7th when that delayed shipment from Ikea finally arrives. You have to stop working to assemble all the pieces, but the peace of mind is absolutely worth it. Let yourself shine, and you’ll improve everyone’s day.
This week’s mantra: Set yourself up for success.
As much as you think the plan is already in motion, there are speed bumps ahead. After a hot mess of a meeting on the 7th, you realize that an upcoming project has a faster turnaround than anticipated. This same cosmic energy is felt through the rest of the month and repeats on the 19th and November 17th in particular. Plan to take another break on those dates. To rejuvenate yourself, spend the weekend shopping for clothes or skincare items. Whatever makes you feel pretty. Immerse yourself in the story of what you’re buying. There’s always something to learn.
This week’s mantra: Teach yourself to heal yourself.