Romance on rocky waters? For the past three weeks, your cosmic ruler Mercury has been backstroking through your passionate fifth house. You may have had to deal with a disruptive ex or an old drama—in addition to plenty of crossed wires. This drain on your energy finally ends this Saturday as the quicksilver planet resumes direct motion. Say buh-bye to life-sucking soap operas and hello to sweet amour. On Sunday, white-hot Mars moves into Capricorn and your intimate eighth house until December 4, bringing your bonds into the permanence zone. In fact, putting a ring on it or a bun in the oven are distinct possibilities during this five-week cycle. Proceed with caution though, Gem: Mars tends to also churn up conflict. As you explore deeper connections with your closest peeps, conversations could uncover suppressed discontent. Keep your snarky side under wraps, and talk it out. It’s the only way to bring back the love. As the eighth house also governs big money, Mars’ go-getter influence could pave the path for unexpected ways to build your bank balance. Think: inheritances, commissions, dividends.