The week starts with Columbus Day in the United States. For those of you unfamiliar with the occasion: it commemorates the discovery of The Americas by modern Europeans, and the discovery by the millions of people already living there that modern Europeans really, really like claiming other people’s stuff as their own. Also, the Moon is in Aquarius, so: discuss.
The week’s romance and relationships are dominated by a couple of powerful Mars aspects, both of which are in effect for the full week. On Tuesday, Mars sextile Neptune sets up scenarios where the usually base and overly-direct methods Mars usually employs suddenly become more nuanced. If you’re in a situation that can be resolved with a little more subtlety, this aspect can help you achieve your goals. On Thursday, Mercury square Mars completely clears the table of all notions of “subtlety” and “nuance.” If you’re a big fan of starting arguments and shouting matches, this aspect is for you. It’s a strange combination when these two Mars aspects blend, as they do this week. The key to making the most of it is to choose your words wisely, and make sure that the emotional impulses you end up listening to are the best and sanest ones. Mars square Jupiter — in effect although not exact this week — serves to turn the volume up to eleven on both Mars aspects, so choose wisely.
While Mars is getting all the attention, Venus in Scorpio is doing what it does best: hovering quietly in the background, observing the emotional surroundings and quietly debating which trashy items from her lingerie drawer will get the best results. Meanwhile, Saturn in Sagittarius continues to be square to Neptune in Pisces, making common sense a little less common than it should be. Finally, Uranus is still off in Aries, doing… well, whatever the heck weird thing Uranus puts its mind to doing. All of this sets the stage for a very exciting weekend…
Feel like you need a restful, peaceful and sane weekend? Then stay home and turn off your phone. Late Saturday evening/early Sunday morning, there’s a Full Moon in Aries. Normally that’s reason enough to expect a rambunctious Date Night, but this particular Full Moon is also closely conjunct Uranus. It’s almost as if the wildly weird and electric influence of Uranus was hiding behind a tree all week and then suddenly decided to jump out at your relationships. Mercury square Pluto isn’t exactly up to performing peacekeeping duties, so for heaven’s sake, don’t pick a fight with that loud-mouthed guy at the other end of the bar, and avoid the urge to squabble with your date when that guy at the end of the bar starts staring at the two of you uncomfortably. Basically: it’s a great night to get out and blow off some steam. Just, please… don’t become That Guy At The End Of The Bar.