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Your horoscope for the week ahead: Life will get back on track as Mercury picks up speed in forward motion

Scorpio season and Hallowen fuel determination to understand the invisible currents of our unconscious world.

Scorpio season and Hallowen fuel determination to understand the invisible currents of our unconscious world

Mercury ended its three-week retrograde cycle last week, but, like a heavy train laden with people and goods, it takes some time  to get up to speed. The wheels are spinning as the engine struggles to pull the train out of the station. This week, it is gathering momentum in forward motion. Glitches and unexpected delays will still occur. Patience is needed at this time. 

Things are gradually getting back on track, obstacles are slowly being cleared away, order is returning and you can start making progress with all your plans and stratagems. Mercury is still in Libra, so the emphasis is on negotiation. Diplomacy is paramount. Stay calm and use your communication skills to attain important goals. The outlook is good. 

A Venus square Neptune on Wednesday will stir up old memories. It may dredge up events and people that have been buried in your unconscious for many years. You'll be surprised what comes up. The nostalgia may cause a few tears to be shed. 

The Sun is leading us into Scorpio season, when the nurturer of life dips down into the dark confines of Hades, symbol of the unconscious. Leaves are falling from the trees, revealing their beautiful shapes. The fall season is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere as we head into Halloween this weekend. 

Mars, our source of power and vitality, will join the Sun in Scorpio on Saturday. This will fuel our determination to understand the invisible currents of our unconscious world. A Saturn square to the Sun on Saturday will activate your ability to scrutinize every aspect of your life. It will help you examine where your life is going. Important decisions will be made. 

Don't forget that Jupiter, the bringer of jolliness and wisdom, has ended his retrograde, too. His return to forward motion brings new opportunities and hope into your life. Positive thoughts will usher you into a new reality filled with inspiring and uplifting visions.  

Here is your horoscope for the week of Monday, October 25, 2021.

Aries

In times of tension, history is made. Long, lazy days of contentment rarely bring forth progress. Comfortable, cozy situations don't spur anyone on to great achievements. When, though, there's a little bit of stress and a little bit of need, there's always a lot more by way of change. With the right attitude, you will attract positive change. You can't stop change from coming, but you can, by your attitude and spirit, turn it into something to feel afraid of — or into something that works to your advantage. And now, as Mercury gains speed in forward motion, it seems certain that positive change is coming into your world. 

Taurus

It is necessary now for you to be stable. You need to be solvent, secure and comfortable —basically, at ease. With Mercury now gathering speed in direct motion, you are being led along a path leading to happiness. You may not know it yet, but you have no option other than to relax and let your situation take a natural turn for the better. This week, despite all your doubts and misgivings — and regardless of all recent dramas —things will get smoother and easier. You can get somewhere, you can do something, you are not obliged to feel as if nothing will ever alter. Progress is possible. You are protected.

Gemini

You have long since adjusted to the idea that life on earth is difficult. You carry in your psychological toolbox a broad collection of defence mechanisms and trouble-shooting devices. But that is all changing. You are now starting to feel more secure. As Mercury gains speed in direct motion, it is not necessary to prepare for conflict or to steel yourself against adversity. You are being looked after by a benign sky. You are learning to have an intelligent, positive interest in everything. You complain about nothing. Wherever you genuinely need help, you'll receive it. 

Cancer

You find yourself looking wistfully toward distant, lofty goals and wondering how on earth you are going to reach them. As Mercury gains speed in forward motion, you will remember that such a lack of knowledge has never stood in your way before. All you have to do is identify your target and vaguely aim for it. Then, sure enough, if you make a little effort, you'll end up scoring a bull's-eye. Be thankful for the good things. But be thankful as well for the things that don't seem to be so good. They are doing you more of a favour than you realize by spurring you on to take constructive action. 

Leo

As Mercury gathers pace in forward motion, you are beginning to reach a series of clear conclusions. You feel impassioned, excited and determined. All which, potentially, is very good — as long as you are not somehow making too many wild assumptions in the process. If you want to see the future, you have to understand the past. A discovery awaits. So, too, does a conversation or an exchange of information of immense practical value. It will put a part of your history in a different perspective. And, as it does so, it will give you something most inspiring to look forward to. 

Virgo

Big questions need to be answered. These questions lie at the heart of everything. Keep asking them, and as you do, consider the possibility that there is one even bigger, even more crucial question that must be addressed. Apply some imagination. Mercury's direct motion is gathering pace. At some point this week, thanks to your questions, a brilliant insight will arise about what your future holds. You have thought a lot and talked a lot, now is the time to start taking action. You are about to go a long way in a short space of time. All you have to do is have faith and choose carefully the direction in which you wish to head. 

Libra

There are wrongs you want to right, problems you want to solve and processes you want to get in motion. With Mercury picking up speed in forward motion, you should soon experience a great lightening of your load. You've reached a point when records must be set straight, cards must be placed on tables and honest exchanges must be allowed to take place. Don't be shy. Say what's on your mind. Be honest. Your diplomatic nature will persuade the most stubborn of people. Despite the pressure, you are due to have a rather splendid week. Focus on what's good about it and forget the rest. 

Scorpio

You already know the answers to your most important questions. And these are not going to change, regardless of how much more information you acquire. So don't torture yourself with worry and overthinking. Certain conversations do not need to be held this week. Nor do certain thought patterns need to be pursued. A million possibilities and variables have been circulating in your head for weeks. It's time to let them go now. As Mercury gathers speed in direct motion, there will be greater certainty in your life. Put your energy into the pursuit of a special thing you have in mind. Resolve to worry less and enjoy yourself a lot more. 

Sagittarius

People spend their whole lives looking for truth. They seek the purpose of existence and the reason we are all here in this time-space continuum. If and when they find what they are looking for, you might expect the answers to be complicated. To hear some people speak about matters philosophical, you could easily imagine this. But actually — ultimately — profundity and simplicity go hand in hand. The secrets of life are easy to understand. With Mercury now gathering speed in forward motion, something you need to understand will start to make perfect sense. You will experience a moment of enlightenment. 

Capricorn

You are not exactly relaxed and cozy with certain issues. Waves of apprehension keep rippling through you. Recently, you have feared that a certain problem could turn, at any time, from a minor difficulty to a major disaster. The stress is keeping you alert and active. As long as you keep your eyes wide open, you will see everything you need to see in plenty of time to do something constructive about it. With Mercury now gathering speed in forward motion, you will feel as if you've found your inner guru. You will not only hear words of great wisdom, you will also gain a valuable insight into how to heal an important relationship. 

Aquarius

Mercury is now gradually gathering momentum after its recent retrograde phase. This suggests the slow but steady progress of an important process. It might feel at times like you're watching paint dry. Improvements in your life are undoubtedly taking place, even if the pace seems to be rather tedious. All you need this week is a little patience. Take less seriously people who are asking you impossible questions and making you feel uncomfortable. From this point on, you will be less bothered by a precarious situation than you have been in the past. You will see real reasons to be significantly more optimistic. 

Pisces

You are starting to feel as if you are running out of time. Actually, though, you have all the time in the world. Your apparent reason to panic is irrelevant. Don't attempt to achieve the impossible. Stay with what is feasible and viable. With Mercury gaining speed in forward motion, you will be given a chance to walk away from a situation in which you are getting nowhere. A shift is happening that will make something special happen to you. It's going to be quite wonderful. Slowly but surely, progress is being made. You are on the verge of taking a significant step forward.

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