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.)