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Weekly horoscopes: Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

A purple and blue hued sky with the symbols of the zodiac signs sit in a circle illuminated in white. This weeks horoscopes talk about love, relationships and confusing situations. (Courtesy of Getty Images)
A purple and blue hued sky with the symbols of the zodiac signs sit in a circle illuminated in white. This week’s horoscopes talk about love, relationships and confusing situations. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Although eclipse season has ended, the conjunction of Mercury and Mars on Oct. 29 makes for a strange combination of confusion and romance. For all signs, specifically water and earth placements, closure on confusing situations will be coming. This week targets love and uncovering hidden secrets in relationships. If there is unnoticed betrayal going on, it’ll be brought to light. Be prepared for new changes in love, positive and negative alike. 

On Nov. 4, Saturn goes direct, ending a four-month-long retrograde that may have impacted motivation and workflow. Expect better concentration, organization and motivation. Some new career opportunities may also be on the rise for all placements. 

To celebrate the end of a cycle of discombobulation, here is some advice for each horoscope on what to expect during these calmer waters: 

Aries (March 21 – April 19) 🔥 

You’ve been holding a lot in for the last few months. You may have internal issues with a friend, significant other and/or loved one that has put strain on the relationship. You may have been afraid to express your feelings, but now is the right time to do it. As a fire sign, the more feelings build up, the more intense they become. Communicate your emotions in a healthy manner to rebuild your relationship(s). 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) 🪴

As the most stubborn, hard-headed zodiac sign, you have a difficult relationship with change, but this week is all about change and transformation. The eclipse brought you out of a year-long period of stagnation, so it’s time to try new things and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Maybe go to a get-together with new friends or try a new restaurant. No matter how big or small the change is, it’s important for you to incorporate new, unfamiliar things into your life. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) 🌬

There may be someone in your life that has progressively caused annoyance; but as it’s gotten worse, you need to set boundaries. During this week, others may want to get in your business, but you can’t let them. Although you have the tendency to make friends with everybody, preventing others from disrupting your flow is essential. Confrontation is not your strong suit, but a confrontation may be on the rise. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) 🌊

With Mercury meeting Mars on Oct. 29, you’ll find interest in a new hobby. Partake in this hobby, and take this week to relax and release all negative energies. Your energy may have seemed out of whack; so to collect your bearings, try to reduce the amount of stress you’re taking on. Solely focus on your needs and doing what’s best for you during this time. 

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) 🔥

Issues may have arisen in your public and personal life. By Nov. 3, you’re set to receive good news that will bring a more optimistic mindset. Now to the end of the year, things will begin to look up. Keep a positive frame of mind, and make sure to stay up to par with all work-related tasks. 

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) 🪴

You know there are some mental blocks preventing you from stability; and this week, those blocks may begin to make sense. Your two-month-long mental anguish is set to improve after the realizations you’ll face. You may run into a past lover; but don’t fear, this will be for the best. As Mercury and Mars are meeting, it’s common for past loves to come back around to provide closure. 

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) 🌬

Any of the brewing insecurities you’ve developed will be relinquished after the abundance of compliments you’ll receive this week. Your confidence will improve, serving as areas of your life. Feelings may be at a high, but be sure to remain secure in yourself. Love pursuits will be heightened with Scorpio season mixed with your natural flirty nature. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) 🌊

We’re finally in the midst of your season, Scorpio! Romance is on the forefront; and this week, you may be meeting a future significant other. You’ll be having great luck in romantic and financial endeavors, and you’re going to have the opportunity to put yourself out there and meet new people. This week will also be a time for social gatherings that bring you out of your shell. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) 🔥

This week may be full of anxiety, but you’ll have the opportunity to face the issues you’ve avoided in your life. Any issues, internal or not, that have been thrown under the rug will be revealed, and you’ll finally feel ready to resolve them. After the tribulations this week may bring, the following weeks will be stress-free and more tranquil.  

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) 🪴

Your ruling planet Saturn is set to go direct on Nov. 4, so the rest of 2023 is going to be very busy and abundant. You’ll finally put your all back in your career while going toward a new, money-making path. This new side hustle has the potential to be very profitable. Don’t overwork yourself, but make sure you’re completing the tasks you need to. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) 🌬

You’ve been in your head more than usual, specifically about finances and the status of your career. You may be second-guessing what you want to do for work and/or if you really enjoy your current job. Don’t make any huge changes in work; instead, begin saving more money to prepare for a large purchase. You’ll be rewarding yourself for your hard work in the coming months. 

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) 🌊

This year may have been particularly difficult for you; a lot of unexpected changes may have happened that changed your viewpoint on things. You’ll begin to set back into your normal mindset and get back on a track you’re happy with. This week is all about bringing yourself back to old, healthy patterns that may have been lost in the midst of change.

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