10-24-2016 to 10-30-2016
Up and at 'em? Not so much, Leo. On Monday, October 24 messenger Mercury nestles into Scorpio and your domestic fourth house, where it will cozy up to the Sun until November 12. Forget about hustling along with a hectic schedule. Activate your friends-and-family plan instead, because you'll crave the nurturing company of your closest companions now. The domestic diva in you will be calling the shots, inspiring you to experiment with Thanksgiving recipes in your "test kitchen" and make some long-desired design updates to your Lion's den. This is also a sweet time to reconnect with your favorite females. You'll prefer one-on-one get-togethers, where you can really go deep in conversations. And hey, if you feel like hosting a Halloween house party, that might be preferable to pushing through the masked throngs. If you're not loving where you live, use analytical Mercury's research muscle to scour the real estate listings and shelter blogs. Changing the look and feel of your space can make all the difference in the world.
On Friday, a flummoxing fracas involving driven Mars and disruptive Uranus could ramp up your stress levels. Part of you is willing to burn the midnight oil in hopes of impressing the powers that be. But with Uranus stirring up your ninth house of travel and adventure, another side is mentally packing for a Hawaiian holiday. Time to find a better balance between work and play—before you lose sight of your own happiness. Take the breather you deserve, but if you're going to leave loose ends hanging make sure to inform your colleagues of your progress so they don't develop unrealistic expectations.
Another cosmic force is at work on Saturday, as sensual Venus teams up with structured Saturn in your amorous fifth house. If you've been stuck home alone, yearning to spend time with someone worthy of your attention, this happy huddle can shake things up. All the right swiping in the world may not lead you to your heart's desires. So wipe the slate clean and open up space—physically and energetically—for people who actually want a relationship. If you're in a solid union, Venus' vibes can help you speak more candidly about your vision of love going forward. A casual, yet alchemical connection could turn into a more exclusive arrangement before the weekend is through.
On Sunday, toss another log on the fire, Leo, and settle in for a nice long hibernating snooze. While you're at it, slip into something VERY comfortable and turn on the kettle for tea. Sunday's annual new moon in Scorpio lands in your fourth house of domestic bliss and invites you slow down to a snail's pace. If you've been shortchanging loved ones of your time, flip the balance sheet. Reshuffle your priorities and host a nostalgic reunion with old friends and relatives—especially female ones, as the fourth house rules women. If you've been on the outs with any of the ladies in your life, extend the olive branch. It might take until the Scorpio full moon on May 10, 2017 to get things back to where they were, but anything you do this week will go a long way toward mending fences. While you're putting your slippered feet up, take a look around. Could your Lion's den stand some sprucing up? This Scorpio moon might spark a bona fide obsession. But before you knock down drywall or start mixing gallons of paint, sketch out a plan. Feeling the need to pull up stakes and relocate? Start the house-hunting process in earnest. But no need to rush into anything. Take your time and don't settle on anything less than a sacred space.