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Weekly Astrology – 2 to 8 October 2023

We start the week with Mercury opposing Neptune. Mercury opposite Neptune can result in communications, thinking, and learning being more foggy or prone to errors. You can think of Mercury’s opposition to Neptune as being similar to a mini Mercury retrograde. 

On Tuesday, Mercury moves on to trine Pluto.  Mercury trine Pluto can lead to transformative thinking and communications. There could be a tendency to intense or obsessional thinking. 

On Wednesday, Mercury moves from Virgo into Libra. Mercury in Libra is a great time for communicating and interacting with others. 

On Sunday, we have the potentially explosive Mars square Pluto. This could result in some rather intense power struggles. 

Also on Sunday, Venus moves from Leo into Virgo (where it is in fall). A planet in fall or detriment doesn’t act as we would expect.  Relationships are perhaps a little more constrained as Venus in Virgo tends to notice all the annoying little things others do. 

All dates and times given are for United States Central Daylight Time (C.D.T.)

After 6 years of providing weekly horoscopes, I have decided to move away from writing them for the website. However, I will still provide a weekly astrology round-up of what is happening in the skies.

For those interested in horoscopes, you might consider the Astro Babble podcast that I and Donna from Donna B Astrology co-host. We record horoscopes for the New and Full Moons, look ahead at the planetary aspects for the following two weeks and give our take on them. You can find the latest New or Full Moon podcast on the front page of this website or over at the Astro Babble YouTube Channel


Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.