Mercury and Venus Intensify

By Holiday Mathis

October 14, 2018 6 min read

We just don't know all there is to know on the subjects that come up this week. Greater awareness will be needed to navigate under the Mercury and Venus alignment in Scorpio. Believe nothing just because it's printed, said or commonly accepted. People could be misinformed or harboring motives to tell untruths. Trust your own experience to validate the ideas and principles presented to you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sure, you're self-sufficient, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't also rely on others. You'll be stronger for building a network. It will be lucky for you to ask for more help than you've been getting. No man is an island. And even if he were, islands are connected to the other landmasses if you go down deep enough.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The group can be controlled through rules, procedures and bureaucracy, but those methods will only take the group so far. Deeper commitment and creative problem-solving are possible with an approach that involves posing interesting questions and inviting everyone to participate in answering them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A bit of turbulence may enter your relationship arena this week, and you're actually better for it. This is just the excitement you needed to keep things interesting, and ultimately to bring you closer together with the people who matter most to you, a group that will grow in numbers in the weeks to come.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's a reason for the term "deadly boring." Because when you're bored, you're not fully living life. There's an upside to boredom, too, if you use it right. Boredom is a signal that you either need to or go deeper in search of what's interesting or move on to more engaging subjects.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Most people don't see themselves how they really are, but some get closer than others. You've a talent for objectivity. You'll observe your own attitude with clarity — a feat that takes maturity, honesty and emotional intelligence. You'll ask yourself periodically, "Will this attitude move me closer to what I want or further away?"

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your need for fun is real. It's how you shake off the stress of life. Note that what's fun for you may not match up with what's fun for others. Do it your way, otherwise it defeats the purpose. Also, having a good time will be highly unlikely if you're thinking too much. Go for completely engaging activities.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When friends make mistakes, you might be implicated, even though you have nothing to do with it. This brings up an interesting point. What do your friendships say about you? Clearly, some are a better influence than others. You can be loyal and still open to new and beneficial relationships.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There will be more than the usual amount of group work this week, and you'll often be the leader in this. Any combativeness you encounter is best seen as a form of self-protection. Conflict can be avoided by helping people feel safe and comfortable. This will involve listening to their needs and giving assurances.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This week, nothing will compare to the sweetness of family connections. You're absolutely happiest when you're giving to your next of kin. As far as friends go, the occasional bump in the road is to be expected. Presume the other person is innocent and new insights will develop from there.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Old problems come up again in a new form. These need to be handled once and for all. It's time to regroup. What solutions have you attempted? What are your options now? By the end of the week, you'll have a plan for going forward and all that you need to implement it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll dabble in high-stakes games and relationships this week. It's natural to have any of a wide range of feelings. There are more and less effective ways of processing them. You can be authentic to your experience and still remain in control of your reactions, one of your many talents.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Before you ask for advice, make sure that advice is what you really want. Some ask for advice when they really want approval or attention. When you really do need guidance, you'll get the best there is. You'll be ready and able to follow suggestions and you'll get a lot of support, too, with benefits ongoing.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You'll freely contribute great value to an organization, and you'll be honored and rewarded for your contribution. Because of this, your solar return will go down as an extremely fulfilling time. As far as your personal life goes, there's joy from an unexpected source and much humor throughout the year. Other highlights include: the pooling of resources to make a large investment, a new pastime that's both smart and invigorating, and a surprise gift from an admirer.

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