Weekend Forecast: Don't believe everything you hear, Scorpio, especially not on Friday. With Mercury retrograde in your truth-telling ninth house, wires will cross at every turn. With this signal-scrambling energy in the mix, even your most reliable sources could mistake fiction for fact. Get your newsfeed straight from the horse's mouth. Mercury could also throw a wrench into weekend travel plans. If you've got a mini-getaway in the works, this isn't the time to wing it. Route out directions in advance and crosscheck a map with your GPS's suggestions. If you're headed out of state or country, triple-check flight and hotel reservations, and make sure your financial institution knows that you'll be traveling. The last thing you need is the loss-and-prevention center at your bank to put a hold on your cards. On Saturday, tension that's been building just below the surface could erupt like Mount Vesuvius. This could mean some Scorpios will be happily holed away for the duration of the weekend, enjoying their own private passion-fest. For others, this explosive energy could manifest itself in an intense battle with a competitive person. You're just about at your wit's end with the jealous antics and sneaky behavior, but watch your temper. Instead of taking the bait and exacerbating the dynamic, flip the script. Dissolve the competitive vibes by showering this person with praise and publicly acknowledging her accomplishments. On Sunday, heavyweight Saturn takes a direct turn in Scorpio after idling in your sign for five months. At long last! You may have been struggling to get a massive mission into motion since February, but the obstacles will start to lessen this week. You'll begin to gain ground in all areas of your world, in fact. Now's the time to forge ahead independently, letting your instincts lead the way. Naturally, every new endeavor has a learning curve. Be patient with it, Scorpio. This is just the beginning.