Your Weekly Horoscope for October 17–23, 2021: Mercury Goes Direct
Your weekly horoscope for October 17 is here and it brings the direct turn of two major planets!
Finally, after months of many planetary retrogrades, we will see life move forward once again. Most notable to address this week will be the fact that Jupiter and Mercury both station direct on the same day—October 18. The universe doesn’t speak in riddles; it shows that our internal growth and the ideas we’ve been pondering—particularly in regards to our relationships and communities—will now be able to be used for our greatest benefit going forward.
Both planets are also orbiting within air signs, further hinting at the need for mental clarity, logic, and communication. With Jupiter awakening in the skies of Aquarius, we will see his greatest blessings materialize now until he leaves this realm on December 28, 2021. Mercury will turn direct in Libra, finally bringing us progress in negotiations and partnerships.
On October 17, we have a harsher aspect, as the sun in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn. Ego conflicts, power struggles, and drama are guaranteed. As crises and challenges present themselves, we could bear witness to destructive or volatile behavior. It is best to lie low and tread with caution and certainly not rock the boat with authorities.
Sexy Mars in Libra links in a trine with Jupiter in Aquarius on October 18. This will increase our competitive natures and confidence significantly. We are spurned to win and tackle big projects. With a nearly infinite supply of energy, we can make a tremendous amount of progress both personally and professionally. Good fortune and success will come to those who are brave.
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A Full Moon in Aries
The full moon in Aries arrives on October 20, helping us to reflect on how we have asserted ourselves and nourished our egos over the past six months. Our courageous sides will be excited and we will crave to pursue independence and adventure. With the ruler of this lunation, Mars, well-aspected to Jupiter, luck will be here. However, Mars will be approaching a square with Pluto, showing that power struggles may still lie ahead regardless.
On October 22, Mars in Libra officially squares Pluto in Capricorn. Control issues will be brought to our attention—either ours or those of an outside party. This conflict will crash down upon us, as we feel we have our hands tied behind our backs. A need for strategy will be required to navigate this sizzling lava—and if we are coy, we could end up using it to still get our ways.
To end the week, the sun will become submerged within the depths of Scorpio on October 23. As Scorpio season arrives, we officially enter eclipse season once again. Powerful changes, synchronicities, and transformations lie ahead in the weeks to come. During Scorpio season, we watch as our shadow selves emerge and we must face them head on.
Major Transits of the Week
10/17 — Sun in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn
10/18 — Jupiter turns direct in Aquarius
10/18 — Mercury turns direct in Libra
10/18 — Mars in Libra trine Jupiter in Aquarius
10/20 — Full moon in Aries
10/22 — Mars in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn
10/23 — Sun enters Scorpio
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Your Weekly Horoscope for October 17
The most important full moon of the year arrives for you this week, Aries. As it puts you in the spotlight because of its placement in your zodiac sign, you will see the manifestation of a dearly held personal goal you’ve been working toward over the past six months.
Your weekly horoscope for October 17 encourages you to lie low and rest, Taurus. You could be coming into contact with medical professionals or a therapist as you handle both your physical and mental health.
Celebrations will fill your calendar this week, Gemini. The full moon in your fiery solar eleventh house guarantees fun, laughter, and a bit of adventure!
Professional milestones will arrive this week, Cancer. The full moon in your solar tenth house will push you toward your ambitions through a promotion, breakthrough, or recognition.
A fiery full moon arrives this week, Leo—just how you like it! As it energizes your solar ninth house, you will likely see a turning point around an academic, media, traveling, or international matter.
With the arrival of this week’s full moon in your solar eighth house, you could see a large sum of money arrive, Virgo. This could be due to a royalty check, bonus, or settlement.
This week’s full moon stands across the sky from you, Libra. As your solar seventh house is reinvigorated, you’ll see the culmination or a turning point in a significant relationship.
You’ll be firing on all cylinders, as you are extremely busy this week, Scorpio. The full moon highlights your solar sixth house of productivity and could see you putting the finishing touches on a major work project for your employer.
Life will feel like a magical place this week for you, Sagittarius. The full moon in your solar fifth house will energize you to pursue your heart’s desires and passions.
Your weekly horoscope for October 17 brings a shift around your home, family, or domestic life, Capricorn. A full moon in your solar fourth house could even have you assessing your emotional stability or roots.
You’ve likely been hard at work on an important communications-related endeavor, Aquarius. The full moon this week could see you releasing it before the world.
A raise, new job, or lucrative client could appear for you this week, Pisces. The full moon in your solar second house assures that prosperity has come.