Weekly Horoscope: The Spookiest Mercury Retrograde Is HERE
October 28 – November 3, 2019
This is a packed week. Here’s a little clue: change, love, and tech problems.
It begins with the sun (planet of self) opposing Uranus (planet of change), which could coincide with unexpected events and some restlessness. So on Monday, people may find it difficult to stick to routine, preferring to seek out more exciting activities.
On Wednesday, Mercury (planet of communication) embraces the harmonious Venus (planet of love) in Scorpio, which can be helpful for sharing feelings, discussing awkward issues, or mingling and socializing. It could also encourage relationships to deepen and lead to greater intimacy.
Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday and remains so for approximately three weeks. This can be a cue to back up important documents on the computer and make sure that any antivirus software is up to date—particularly since Mercury retrograde heavily affects tech.
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On Friday, indulgent Venus moves into Sagittarius, which can encourage taking a lighter and brighter approach to love and romance. Ready to travel? It’s possible to meet “the one” on vacation.
How the Planets Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign This Week
Courtesy of @becca_reitz
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
For you, Aries, Scorpio’s influence and Venus’s presence this week makes it a good time to open up old emotional wounds. Whatever you can do to speak up about what matters to you should be a priority this week. You’ll want to hold off on buying that big ticket item on Monday, as Uranus could see you being a bit impulsive. Lastly, don’t be too hasty with business matters over the next couple weeks, Mercury retrograde is no joke.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Being a Taurus, you have a tendency to be a little stubborn. This week though, with Uranus’ influence, you’ll feel much more flexible in terms of letting things fall where they may. This week you may have a chance to get closer to someone. Mercury retrograde turns in your social sector on Thursday so be prepared for the possibility of mixed messages in your relationships.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
There are lots of things happening this week, and they’re constantly pointing back to your wellness routines. Romance is on the horizon on Wednesday, and you may even find this at work. Use this time to network by going to events together so you have opportunities to get to know one another outside the office. And if you’ve been avoiding those feels, you better believe they’re going to come out on Wednesday, Gemini!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Lots of good things happening for you this week, Cancer! A surprising encounter could lift you up and settle some emotional wounds. This week is heavily focused on your romance zones so there’s definitely major potential to meet someone new or plan a romantic date with your S.O. Be calm when Mercury retrograde hits; everything (including your relationship) will go back to normal once the three weeks are up.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Monday is bound to bring you a solution you’ve been waiting for. This might even help you make developments on a project that’s been brought to a halt. As you move through the week, it’s likely that a family get-together could shed a positive light on something that needs to be discussed. And if you’re thinking of moving, Leo, try to wait until Mercury turns direct on November 20.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Be ready to have a conversation at the beginning of the week with someone who could expand your view on a project idea. With a Venus-Mercury aspect taking over your communication sector on Wednesday, you’ll find a bond with someone growing deeper. When Mercury turns retrograde, it may cause some serious delays for you in terms of progress at home and work. Back up those documents on your computer, Virgo.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
The sun-Uranus aspect is bound to bring you something completely unexpected on Monday. It’ll allow you to treat yourself (an opportunity any Libra will take up). This week, with the energy a bit off, you may be keen to look around less glitzy stores than usual (think: vintage). But even with this interesting energy, you’ll still want to make sure to hold those receipts and read through all contracts once Mercury turns retrograde in your finance zone.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
The beginning of the week presents an exciting invitation or gift for you. With so much energy in your sign this week, it’s the best time to do things for yourself. It will completely recharge you. On Wednesday, you’ll have a unique opportunity to get closer to an S.O. or potential partner. Lastly, on Friday when Venus moves into Sagittarius in your money zone, take this moment to invest in some self-care!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
If you’re trying to get things done at the beginning of the week, don’t. Tasks are better off left until Monday’s sun-Uranus aspect has passed. As you move through the week, your spiritual zone is lighting up—particularly on Wednesday when you have opportunities to share your ideas with others. At this point in time, you have some energy blocks, but you can combat them by working on decluttering your home. Finally, instead of using the next couple Mercury retrograde weeks to progress, try taking this time to reflect.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Be prepared to meet someone early in the week—it has romance potential! Because Uranus is traveling through your romance section, the person you meet could be super unique (as well as uniquely special to you!). This week is also about getting to know more people. As you meet more and more people, you may find that one conversation seriously tugs on your heart strings. Mercury retrograde could present great opportunities for you to get back together with old friends. As you enter the weekend Capricorn, now might be a good time to help others.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Another week focused on your goals, Aquarius! It’s the perfect time to embrace the spotlight and promote your ideas. Give speeches, do presentations, pitch your plans to others. You may have a conversation with someone on Wednesday that could open many doors for you. Finally, Venus moves into your social zone on Friday, which could lead to meeting someone special.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Lots of interesting stuff going on for you, Pisces. Monday, it’ll be good to expect the unexpected. Midweek, be prepared to meet a stranger as you travel to another area. But as you head home, be careful on Thursday, when Mercury retrograde begins. Take extra precaution with travel plans, because things could get a little messy. Lastly, your goals are a big focus on Friday: Make sure you’re being friendly to everyone you meet—there’s some career luck in your chart!
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