Although we’re out of the recent eclipse pattern, our world stays wild. We might see some interesting aurora borealis next week, our roiling Sun is hitting the height of its solar flare cycle, creating sunspots every day this year along with another mass coronal ejection on Halloween due to hit Earth this weekend. An active Sun turns the volume up on our volatile history and amplifies all astrological configurations.
This energy pours into two competing astrological configurations this week. While most of us will just get grumpy and busy, the hotspots of the world will feel this extra fuel pour in. We can choose to add to the fire or find a compassionate way to respond.
On the difficult side, the Sun and Mars conjunct in Mars’ own intense side of Scorpio as both planets start to oppose electrical, erratic Uranus in Taurus, an aspect which peaks November 11. Mars opposes Uranus every couple of years and turns the volume up on mechanical ingenuity, conflict, aggression, competition, and athletic prowess. We can choose to compete against our personal best or towards our most urgent goals and use this assertive energy wisely. But if we don’t give it someplace constructive to go, accidents increase when we’re in a mood and our snarky edges can hurt feelings. So give that Mars a good task.
Pulling us towards the positive side, a grand trine in earth signs can ground us in comfortable practicalities, help us change and adapt, and can crack our hearts open in the face of love and death. We can show love and passion through practical and tangible help. Both encourage us to do what matters from a place from compassion and balance.
As the weekend begins we could feel dreamy, sensitive, and in need of extra sleep or time out. Our imagination can take us to lovely places or strand us in our hopes and fears as Venus opposes Neptune. Let’s enjoy the dream-world but not get stuck in a nightmare; don’t jump to conclusions over partial facts and watch emotional projections on beloveds; instead look for solid ground underneath. Work magic, prayer-work, or creative visualization, all good Neptunian actions, but do so with consciousness.
Over the weekend things change as Saturn turns direct, the Moon enters expressive, even dramatic Leo and Mercury opposes Uranus. Stay centered around sudden or shocking…