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How are you travelling? Last week was a lot. Thankfully this week feels very different. As we settle into Scorpio season it’s the perfect time to rest (and lick your wounds if you’re feeling a little sensitive!).

A dreamy vibe Monday/Tuesday (AEST and GMT) starts the week with a soft touch. You could feel majorly idealistic and/or romantic, but finding the motivation for life admin will be hard. Schedule some self-care mid-week as the moon sails through Cancer (26 – 28 Oct AEST and GMT) extra points if your preferred pampering involves salt water.

Overall it’s a time to chill. Come the weekend, the action starts to ramp up again as Mars moves into Scorpio (31 Oct AEST; 30 Oct GMT ) so enjoy the cruisier vibes while they’re on offer.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

Make time for a little R&R early in the week your top priority. Yoga, meditation, massages, ocean swims – whatever your preferred way is to switch off – bump it to the top of your to-do list. Some self-imposed relaxation after the fallout from last week’s full moon is essential. Also, a little time to yourself will do wonders to speed up the healing process in your one-on-one relationships.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

You know that pile of books on your bedside you’ve been meaning to read since 2020? This week is the perfect moment to dive in. Throw yourself into a page-turner and let yourself get a little lost in someone else’s narrative – if only for an hour or so a day. The healing power of storytelling is the salve your soul needs this week and the perfect escape before November rolls around.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

The start of the week looks extra whimsical for Gemini folks, especially within the realms of love and work. Getting carried away and lost in the moment will be both your greatest strength and risk factor. If you struggle with boundaries, resist the urge to commit to anything (or anyone) long-term until you’ve had time (to sit with the decision for a few days (ideally until the weekend).

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

The middle of the week looks especially lush for Cancerian folks as the moon moves through your home sign, high fiving the sun and Neptune on its way. After the drama of last week, it’s the perfect moment to take a minute. Face masks, salt baths and Netflix are all highly recommended – even better if you can manage all three at the same time. Use the watery energy to explore to get lost in something healing or creative (or both).

LEO AND LEO RISING

If you have the luxury, a couple of days off on Monday and Tuesday will be time well spent. The dial is set firmly to pleasure, with the skies primed for mind-blowing sex. Ditch the to-do list, put your out of office on and stay in bed all day. Giving yourself space to check out and enjoy the dreamy vibes is just what you need after last week.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

If ever there was a week for you to take your foot off the gas, this is it. With a little help from Venus, Neptune and the moon, there’s a luscious window to wind down. Get lost in something (or someone) you love, preferably in the comfort of your own home. Order fancy takeaway, plan a movie night or book a couples massage.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

If you’re still reeling from the intensity of last week (it was especially tough on Librans!) it’s time for some active recovery. A bit of personal space – especially from your nearest and dearest – could be a good idea. Focus on work, especially any opportunities to get creative, and let the dust settle. Time heals all wounds.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

A sense of delicious familiarity should settle in with your home-season finally upon us. After the fractiousness of the full moon, it’s a luscious week to go within and treat yourself to some down time. If you’re watching your cash, keep an eye on your spending early in the week; the skies are primed for a buy-before-you-think blow out.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

The big love vibes are coming in hot early in the week as Venus and Neptune invite you to put your cares on hold and check out from reality. It’s perfect astro weather for hangouts, hook-ups and holidays. Enjoy the soft focus and let yourself go, but remember you’ll have to return to real life at some point.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

Hello, are you still standing after last week? This is your cosmic reminder to step off the treadmill and take a break. Clear your calendar and plan some date nights mid-week. It doesn’t have to be flash – pizza, Netflix and a Sangiovese will do nicely. Just do the thing that helps you switch off with the person who feels most like home. You’ve earned it.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

Your creative instinct will be bang-on this week as some much-needed water energy helps you tap into your intuitive flow. Sinking your teeth into something that brings a sense of focus (think: amping up your workouts or throwing yourself into a creative project) is the perfect way to work with the energy before the weekend rolls around.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

There’s big time sensuality on the cards – especially early in the week – as Venus and Neptune bring all the feels. You’ll be gazing lovingly through rose-coloured glasses as troubles seem to melt away. It’s sweet and mellow but could also leave you feeling a wee bit hungover by the time you hit Wednesday so take it easy if you’ve got stuff to do by the end of the week.

thoughts?