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Life continues to pick up speed this week with wild astro weather promising plenty of excitement. Jupiter ends its retrograde (18 October AEST and GMT), helping us connect with a (much-needed) positive vision for the future.

Expect classic Mercury retrograde hijinks on its station day (19 October AEST; 18 October GMT), signalling the end of its retrograde cycle before it brings a sense of momentum and resolve.

Later in the week, a full moon in Aries (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT) followed by Mars squaring Pluto (22 October AEST and GMT) brings relationship issues to a fiery head. The results could be explosive, cathartic, shocking – or all of the above.

Finally, Scorpio season kicks off (23 October AEST and GMT), signalling a period of more intense introspection – just as well, we may all be needing a lie down! It’s a lot, but one thing is for sure – it won’t be dull! Buckle up and try to enjoy the ride. After so much stagnation this year, a bit of fire and energy could feel like a refreshing change.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

The wheels begin to turn this week around your one-on-one relationships as Mercury retrograde finally wraps up. You’ll feel ready to put all those a-ha moments you’ve had over the past few weeks to good use. Expect some fireworks – especially romantically – towards the end of the week when the full moon could see “discussions” escalate in record time.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

There’s some much-needed momentum around a big career move this week, as Jupiter turns direct. The change should bring progress to an ongoing storyline that’s been taking up loads of energy. On a more micro level, look out for misunderstandings or mistakes that could become a big drama at work from Wednesday onwards.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

There’s greenlights ahead with Mercury, your ruling planet, turning direct this week. Some much longed for momentum, especially around creative projects (or kids, if you have them, or want them!) could finally build. Tread gently with friends mid-week when the full moon stirs the pot and makes conflict a necessary discomfort.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

With Mercury moving forward, it’s time to start putting those plans into action. But before you get too far, the full moon (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT) and the days that follow will highlight tensions between work and home. Resist the temptation to play the passive aggressive card; things are resurfacing because they need to be dealt with.

LEO AND LEO RISING

If you’ve been struggling to find a sense of optimism or vision for the future – especially in matters of the heart – finding a reason to be excited should feel much easier from Monday onwards. On a more mundane level, expect some tech hiccups and/or travel headaches when Mercury goes direct (19 October AEST; 18 October GMT).

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Reassessing what you value (financially and energetically) has been big lately and this week, it reaches a crescendo. As Mercury moves forward, you’ll feel ready to make some big decisions, but the full moon (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT) could offer some explosive insights you didn’t see coming. Stay open and watch what unfolds.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

There are some kinks to iron out this week, especially around your closest relationships. Simmering tensions – especially with your nearest and dearest – could boil over on from the full moon onwards (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT). There’s the opportunity for big breakthroughs, but if you’re not willing to go deep and be honest, its best left alone.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

There’s reason to celebrate this week as Jupiter helps you tap a sense of hope – especially when it comes to dramas on the home front. Scorpio season might feel like you’re emerging from a cocoon (23 October AEST and GMT), but before you get there, the back part of the week feels extra spicy (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT) – especially at work.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

A major mojo hit courtesy of Jupiter (your ruling planet) should kick the week off on the right foot, helping you to (finally) see a way forward that you’re genuinely excited about. Later, the full moon (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT) promises big fireworks – especially with friends. Proceed with caution unless you’re ready to have it out.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

There’s a feeling of progress this week – especially around your career – as Mercury moves direct. The momentum coincides with some light at the end of the tunnel around cash worries too. But before you finalize your plans, the full moon (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT) forces you to deal with conflict you’ve been avoiding. Lean in.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

If you’ve been suffering from major anxiety around the future, things should start to feel a little brighter this week as Jupiter helps you connect with a sense of optimism. Let those “maybe things will turn out ok after all” feels help you navigate the annoying mix-ups and miscommunications that will come up especially around the full moon (21 Oct AEST; 20 Oct GMT).

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

Clarity and perspective are within reach this week as the soul-searching you’ve been doing during Mercury retrograde finally begins to pay off. Before you hit “go” on your grand new plans, the end of the week could hold some explosive revelations that change the way you see things – especially when it comes to friends and money.

There’s a lot going on. For a deeper dive into what to expect this week, take a listen to Emma’s forecast below. 

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