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The Weekly Horoscope

Week from 16 to 22 Oct 2017

General Tendencies
Everyday Life / Profession:

Since the Aries Full Moon, we have been in a consistently cheerful mood. This week, Uranus opposing Mercury (Monday) and opposing the Sun (the entire week) indicates an excited prevailing mood. Mercury moves further along at a good pace, but in Scorpio it meets Jupiter, and together they bring more difficult issues to the table. Has someone opened a can of worms and cannot get it closed again? Have limits been crossed? Were they moral boundaries? Mars enters tension with Lilith (Black Moon) and becomes more unpredictable than one would expect from a Virgo Mars. Venus in Libra would like to have a balancing and ameliorating effect when drama is created out of a situation, but the required connections are missing, so it simply looks on helplessly. Sure, it gets support from the Libra Moon on Wednesday and Thursday, but this forms a New Moon with the Sun directly opposite Uranus, the sharpshooter. Anyone who wants to free themselves from an unsatisfying situation can use these constellations for a coup.

Partnership / Love:

The constellations have something unsettling. Venus in Libra desires harmony and togetherness, the other planets do not play along and let distance arise. Venus and Mars in the neighboring signs of Libra and Virgo no longer find a common denominator. With the Libra New Moon we set a new goal and have to take Uranus in Aries into consideration, which loves freedom and is hungry for adventure. Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio find enough excitement in a tight aspect and intense experiences.

Everyday Life / Profession:

Were you able to solve a problem? At the beginning of the week, Mars is still in tension with Saturn and enters into tension with Lilith (= Black Moon). What cannot be achieved with conventional means (Saturn) calls for unconventional, idiosyncratic means (Lilith, but also Uranus opposing Mercury and the Sun). When Mars in Virgo absolutely wants to regulate something, it utilizes the flexibility of Virgo and, in an extreme case, can become unpredictable. Even the Sun and Mercury and above all the New Moon indicate an unpredictability because they are opposing Uranus in Aries. Thus this can become a week of crass experiences. If you would like to protect yourself, you have to start with yourself: who or what drives you mad? Can you address that calmly, without going ballistic?

Partnership / Love:

If you have not revealed quite everything in your partnership that there is to reveal, you now land in a situation that compels you to show much more of yourself. This might be just the same for your partner, however. Your relationship is a challenge, and the Libra New Moon indicates a threshold that you face as a partner. Of course you would like to cross this threshold because you suspect that riveting experiences that quench your thirst for adventure are on the other side.

Everyday Life / Profession:

The sign of Virgo is emphasized again with the Moon at the beginning of the week and allows the issues from last week to resonate: health, limits of possibilities and overcoming or accepting them; struggling with high demands. Venus is in Libra now, and on Thursday a New Moon takes place there, and with that the themes of Libra become very important: harmony, peace, understanding other viewpoints. Uranus opposing the New Moon describes a conflict: impulsive counter-arguments, contradictions, obvious opposites. Mercury is already in Scorpio by then, with Jupiter, opposing the sign of Taurus. Your “opponents” are stubborn, believe they have a monopoly on truth, press emotional buttons, work with all means, seem to know all the tricks. That could lead to you resorting to extraordinary measures that would not be expected of you.

Partnership / Love:

The Libra New Moon opposing Uranus describes a contradiction. While Libra likes to stay in contact, Uranus prefers distance. In addition, Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio describe a communication that anticipates the crossing of a threshold. Every word goes deeper than usual, and at the same time is a bit uncanny and fortunate. Venus and Mars are in different signs, suggesting that an approach is perhaps more desired and longed for than actually experienced.

Everyday Life / Profession:

If something could not be solved last week (for example, a question of power), the situation becomes very obvious with the Libra New Moon. Are you contributing to the further escalation of the conflict? Mercury enters Scorpio and becomes very strong with Jupiter, expressing itself in powerful words and gestures. Are you not tolerating any contradiction? If so, then the contradiction will find its way to you all the more urgently. The problem with Mercury-Jupiter in Scorpio: only your own way of seeing things is felt as the correct one, and there is a tendency to impose it on other people. But you yourself do not notice that this is going too far. Actually, Geminis are best equipped to accept at least two opinions. Why does that not want to work this week? Does it have something to do with power? Against what or whom are you demonstrating power or stubbornness, and what could be the reason?

Partnership / Love:

Venus in Libra shows that you would like to cultivate your self-worth and appearance. Do you see yourself too critically or do you see yourself exposed to criticism from your parter or other people? Are you being too forceful or stubborn vis-à-vis your partner? Would someone like to subdue you? Or should you be challenged to be more courageous? The contradictory constellations express that something is not harmonious. Venus in Libra would like to contribute to harmony, but still seeks alliances in the stars in order to gain more influence.

Everyday Life / Profession:

The tensions to Saturn and Pluto are almost over. Now new tensions are approaching us, that prompt us to be uncomfortable (Lilith and Uranus). On Thursday, the New Moon brings this situation to a head, and Mercury in Scorpio expresses itself during the New Moon with Jupiter in an aggressive manner. If you have waited too long to raise objections and defend yourself against something or someone, you suddenly become very angry. Some people then believe it is the typical moodiness of the sign of Cancer, but it is more an expression of your general peaceableness, for you have not refrained from taking action for too long, just to keep the peace. However, it could also be that you already became active last week and that the current constellations indicate a situation of peace. For when you have defended yourself, you have freed yourself from a constraint, and see entirely new possibilities now.

Partnership / Love:

The strong bond becomes more important now, especially since the New Moon has both connecting elements (Libra) as well as separating ones (Uranus). Relationships are either literally in danger or have to take a developmental step. Mercury and Jupiter desire and promote a deeper understanding and growing together more strongly. Open, honest conversations contribute to that. Anyone who lives out the sign of Scorpio (where Mercury and Jupiter work together) at a high level has no need for manipulative games.

Everyday Life / Profession:

Venus in Libra and the Libra New Moon take up the topic of compromise and take it – with Uranus opposing the New Moon – to an extreme. Suddenly you are no longer ready to compromise, rather you enter into confrontation. If anything, Mercury and Jupiter together in Scorpio are more likely to get deeply wound up in their ideas than to give in or concede. Mars in tension with Lilith (Black Moon) points out that you would rather become unpopular than disavow your viewpoint. What happened? Where is this unwillingness to compromise coming from? Have you exaggerated, given in too much or sugarcoated things in the past? The New Moon indicates a kick-off, an issue for a new lunar month that will find its full expression during the Taurus Full Moon in 14 days, when Venus opposes Uranus, just like this New Moon. Harmony and peace (Venus / Libra) are lovely goals that have to be continuously sought out and found anew (Uranus).

Partnership / Love:

Relationships are key to understanding ourselves better. Unfortunately we experience irritations before understanding ourselves better. That has to be this way, if we do not want to spin in circles and are genuinely striving for self-knowledge. Irritations happen even without a desire for self-knowledge. Then you stay stuck in your preconceived notions and fend off everything coming from your partner’s direction. A confrontation is not a relationship, no real encounter.

Everyday Life / Profession:

This week begins in analysis mode with the Virgo Moon, while Mercury opposing Uranus likewise indicates that all possible and impossible models of thought are taken into account. If there is no solution – and that is unfortunately likely now – you draw your own very personal consequences and risk a disruption in collaboration or in other interpersonal connections. With this unwillingness to compromise you gain new friends or business partners, while you simultaneously lose others. In the end things should feel more honest and truthful, and with that, the new situation is a gain. The New Moon indicates the beginning of a new phase in which you would like to do justice to your own requirement for authenticity. Mercury in connection with Jupiter in Scorpio helps substantially, Jupiter gives your words emphasis and attention.

Partnership / Love:

Would you still characterize your love life as “lively”? The energy has come to a standstill, partners retreat to their positions and experience each other as foreign and unapproachable. Each of you sees the problem with the other person, but you no longer seek what connects you, rather you have divisive aspects in focus. The planet Uranus is at work in your relationship life, would like to renew and enliven it – and appears to achieve the opposite because you are simply (still?) not ready for so many unfamiliar things.

Everyday Life / Profession:

Venus in Libra lets you smile, even though you do not really feel like it. Your environment opposes your efforts for harmony. Or perhaps – despite your smile – you yourself are contributing to the onset of confrontation now? What displeases you? What are you having difficulty with? Perhaps this week you are unable to defend yourself effectively because Mars is still in Virgo and because Venus in Libra is emphasizing your need for harmony. That could change next week, when Mars enters Libra and puts itself in your service as a fighter, and when the Sun leaves Libra and becomes more aggressive in Scorpio. Until then, you will at least become more courageous and radical in your thinking. The smile literally appears to be a disguise because you need time to rethink your role and let go of your reputation as a nice person.

Partnership / Love:

When Uranus opposes the New Moon, you cannot be everyone’s darling. The more you strive to keep problems at bay, the more cleverly they find their way back to you. It is especially bad when you have fears about your relationship. Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio can allow fears of loss to become more or less intense, for no reason. You will always find a reason, if you only dig deep enough, if necessary you root around in the past for clues… to combat that, courage and self-confidence help, which you can retrieve from the sign of Aries with Uranus.

Everyday Life / Profession:

Jupiter in Scorpio gets reinforcement from Mercury now. Mercury helps you to express yourself, to find words for your immense feelings. Jupiter also gives you the tendency to make yourself a bit bigger – Mercury would be suited to counter that a bit, unless it aligns itself too much with Jupiter and supports its fantasies of grandeur. If you are not careful now, you exaggerate things and create problems for yourself (Mars in tension with Lilith, Mercury and the Sun in tension with Uranus during the New Moon). You are not the only person who has difficulty balancing the intense contradictions. That is why you must not wonder when people are not unified in a collaboration and then both sides think it is the other’s fault. Can you recognize your own part?

Partnership / Love:

How should you breathe calmly when Mercury opposes Uranus? You are full of vim, and when Mercury moves into Scorpio on Thursday, things do not improve because here it meets Jupiter, which intensifies thoughts and feelings. All the while, we are heading towards the New Moon opposing Uranus, which for its part describes an exhilarating situation (Thursday), and when the Moon enters Scorpio, where Jupiter and Mercury are, thoughts and feelings are stimulated further.

Everyday Life / Profession:

This week we have an ambivalent Libra New Moon. While the sign of Libra is set on togetherness, Uranus has a divisive effect vis-à-vis the New Moon. In addition, Mercury moves into Scorpio, where Jupiter is, and together they intensify negative thoughts. With these constellations we can downright get really worked up about something. So right now, it is about accepting contradictions and not letting situations escalate. Fortunately Venus is in Libra and Mars soon enters this peace-loving sign. Hopefully things simply remain a threat and you find a way out; Mercury and Jupiter can also promote that together, when they expand the horizon and do not get stuck in the negative. The sign of Scorpio is extremely sensitive and can – above all with Jupiter! – become a tireless helper in a time of need.

Partnership / Love:

The Libra New Moon and Venus in Libra indicate relationship issues. When Uranus threatens separation, you fight for your relationship because it is important to you. If negative things have been suppressed recently, you will talk about it and look at it together now. At first, a problem can appear bigger than it actually is, but after you have examined it, it will shrink again. You only need the courage to look.

Everyday Life / Profession:

This week begins with the Moon in Virgo and the desire to understand your current situation. On Tuesday the Virgo Moon draws attention to the opposition between Mars and Chiron, whereby the desire to act arises: something must be done immediately! On Wednesday the Libra New Moon is imminent, and with it the situation starts to “burn” (Uranus in Aries opposing it as explosives). Mercury in Scorpio has to pay attention not to get too involved and create drama with words (Mercury-Jupiter in Scorpio). On Sunday Mars reaches the end of Virgo, leaving Pluto as the only planet left in an earth sign. Instead of fomenting the drama, Pluto in Capricorn would be in a perfect position to de-escalate, in that it clearly stays with the facts and demands the same from others. Would you like to take on this Pluto role? It is urgently necessary that someone feels responsible, and as a Capricorn, Pluto passes the ball to you.

Partnership / Love:

With the current constellations it is easy to make a mountain out of a molehill. With that you would contribute to the problem and ruin the Libra New Moon’s chances to create a nice future in togetherness. Uranus is a challenge to give each other more space and if necessary to engage in an experiment. Uranus needs room to maneuver so that it does not need to escape. Is there space for craziness in your partnership? Can you expand the framework of your relationship?

Everyday Life / Profession:

In the meantime, Mercury and Uranus oppose each other and indicate surprising new thoughts, which the Libra New Moon would like to take up and make professionally useful, while Mercury is already in Scorpio by then and, together with Jupiter, elevates the new ideas into a dogma. Important thoughts are indeed formed and postulated here. If you are striking out in a new direction professionally, you get more recognition and expanded creative options through your new role. It is also a time to penetrate deeper into the material and explore and gain a deeper understanding for the connections. You profit from these constellations more than other people because, as the planet of Aquarius, Uranus is very familiar to you. You perceive Uranus influences as enlivening, while other people feel irritated.

Partnership / Love:

The Libra New Moon indicates a new association with each other, which really corresponds to your nature: intellectual, contradictory, stimulating. There are also know-it-all tendencies (Mercury-Jupiter), that dampen the fun because everything is taken so terribly seriously (Scorpio). If partners have the same sense of humor, you can deal with that well. Mercury-Jupiter in Scorpio is a chance to speak more about feelings and, in this way, find more common ground.

Everyday Life / Profession:

The Virgo Moon offers another opportunity to analyze your feelings and explore the causes now. Venus in Libra, Mercury in Libra (only on Monday) and the Libra New Moon help to understand your counterpart’s position and to evaluate the situation totally anew (Uranus). Now your ability to think in larger contexts and represent a strong social awareness is intensified. Your personal opinion is important and is also heard. Your role in public should not be underestimated. Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio describe striking words, deep understanding, glimpses behind the scenes. Privileges are questioned. Scorpio promotes letting go and sacrifice, just like Pisces. With Scorpio, however, a threshold has to be crossed and the readiness developed first. Before you cross a threshold, you stay in place until it becomes intolerable.

Partnership / Love:

The constellations challenge you to do something unexpected, unusual. If you have no idea what that could be on Monday, you will know on Tuesday at exactly the right time! Your relationship benefits when you free yourself from something. Love goes in unusual ways and gives you the power and confidence to leave the usual paths and engage with uncertainty (Uranus). The strength of Pisces is impartiality; you need this now.

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