The soul-searching mood kicks up a gear this week as a new moon in Libra beckons us to reassess our relationship goals. Mercury retrograde (also in Libra) has already nudged how we relate to the forefront, now the new moon (6 October AEST and GMT) and Mars are kicking things up a gear.
If you’ve been holding back or ignoring what you really want, realisations could become too big to ignore, especially later in the week (8–10 October AEST; 8 – 9 October GMT). With Mars beginning a new two-year cycle, it’s a time to be honest with yourself and think about where you’d like to be in relationships and more broadly, in life, by 2023.
ARIES AND ARIES RISING
Love it or hate it, relationships are calling (possibly shouting) for your undivided attention right now. This week take some affirmative action and try to set some new goals around what you’d like your relationships to look like. With your ruling planet also starting a new cycle, it’s a powerful window to set intentions and get real about your deepest desires.
TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING
How you assert yourself at work is firmly in focus this week with a slew of planets stirring up your daily routine, asking, ‘How do you want to move forward?’. While you may be the kind of colleague (and/or boss) who doesn’t like to rock the boat, this week could test how much you’re willing to let slide. Trust it’s coming up because it needs some readjustment.
GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING
New beginnings abound this week as the moon and Mars reset within 48 hours of each other. Use the energy to reflect on your dreams and ambitions around making something truly special. Whether its writing a book or starting a family, this is the week to get honest with yourself about what you really want to create, and making plans to go for it.
CANCER AND CANCER RISING
With home and family already front-of-mind, this week’s astro energy asks you to flip the script and consider the other side of the coin. Take time out, especially between Wednesday and Sunday, to think how a different approach to conflict and communication with family (or flatmates) might strengthen your relationships.
LEO AND LEO RISING
How do you do conflict? It’s a question up for consideration this week as the moon, Mars and Mercury nudge you (possibly not-so-gently) to think about how comfortable you are for speaking up and asking for what you want. Look out or situations, especially with extended family and siblings that force you to reflect on your ability to assert yourself.
VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING
No one embraces a reset like Virgo, and this week the skies are bringing the noise to help you control + alt + delete – especially when it comes to cash. Capitalise on the vibe by taking control of a financial situation, even if it’s only something small. Starting a fresh and/or asking for what you’re worth may not be easy, but is exactly what you need right now.
LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING
There’s been a lot of focus on how you define yourself/where you’re going/how well you look after yourself recently, and this week you’ll get the chance to start making some changes based on the insights you’ve had. Use the “fresh start” energy to set new goals around what you want next – both in the short term (next month) and longer term (next two years).
SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING
Are you letting go yet? This month is a lot about releasing what no longer serves for Scorps – not in a dramatic, bonfire moment, but more a considered, thoughtful way. With your ruling planet resetting, it’s a massive week for release and renewal. Pay attention to what’s trying to wrap up, and don’t hold on too tight if things feel like they’ve run their course.
SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING
Friendships are firmly under the microscope this week as the moon, Mars and Mercury pull focus on the social aspects of life. There’s the potential for a fresh start, and a healthy dose of courage to reach out to someone you’ve fallen out (or out of touch) with. Tread carefully and be prepared to take things slow, mending bridges takes time.
CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING
There’s a lot on your plate right now, especially at work, but this week is an invitation to try (if you can) to zoom out. Think about how your ambitions have changed since September 2019. It’s been a big two years (understatement of the century!) – what do you want to want to tackle next? If you’re drawing a blank, start with what you don’t want and work backwards from there.
AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING
Depending on where you are, forward momentum may seem like a pipedream (or at the very least, pretty limited) right now, but this week the skies invite you to get clear on where you’d like to go next. That could be literally be planning a trip, or this could be the week you enroll in that course you’ve been thinking about taking. No need to pack your bags just yet, but allow yourself to feel into the possibility things will move again.
PISCES AND PISCES RISING
With the moon in her darkest phase and in one of the most insular parts of your chart, the introspection deepens for Pisceans this week. With new cycles beginning – both short and long term – it’s a time to listen to your intuition and get in touch with what you really want – especially around shared resources. Write it down, meditate on it, and if you feel overwhelmed by choice, take a break. You don’t have to decide everything by Friday but know the pressure points coming up are not a coincidence.
For a deeper dive into what to expect this week with Mercury Retrograde, take a listen to Emma’s forecast below.