Monday, October 16, 2017

New Moon in Libra: Restless, unpredictable and changeable

The main astrological event this week will be the New Moon in Libra that falls at 26 degrees in the sign ruling partnerships and marriage on October 19. The lunar peak occurs at 3:12 PM, EST.

This Moon is a double edged sword, as it opposes Uranus at 26 degrees of Aries. The Sun at 26 degrees of Libra also opposes Uranus.

Both luminaries opposing Uranus makes this Moon more powerful than normal, and we may expect the unexpected in terms of events and situations that will occur. The energy of a new or full moon occurs before its peak and after.

As the Moon rules women, you may encounter those who are erratic, unpredictable and make sudden changes. The Moon also rules our home and emotional lives and change may occur here as well. Themes of freedom versus security may be prevalent.

Some relationships may take a turn in a different direction, and others may end completely.

At its best, it's could be an electric and exciting time, but events that occur at this time may not last, 
and must withstand the test of time to know who they will work out.

You could feel nervous, tense and mentally changeable.

Uranus rules coups and evolutions, unexpected change, revolts explosions and explosive situations. It can rule weather and natural events. It also rules aircraft and in the internet. We can expect to see unpredictable circumstances in the world.

In the US chart, the Sun and Moon square the second/eighth house axis of death/transformation/drugs and taxpayers money, and income.  It also squares Pluto and we may see hidden issues uncovered and come to light, issues connected to drugs and fights over income and health care.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Venus enters Libra October 14

Venus enters Libra, leaving Virgo on October 14, at 6:00 AM. I'm looking forward to it, personally!Venus has been considered at its fall in Virgo, which means Venusian energy-love money and social life- does not operate smoothly or at its best in this sign.

Venus and Libra were meant to be together! Venus is actually ruled by two signs-Taurus and Libra. Taurus may be more about money but Libra is most definitely about relationships, partnerships and love.

Venus here seeks balance and harmony, and typically manifests as compromise, fairness, peace and love! We will notice this even more so as both Venus and Mars have been closely aligned (conjunct) for a number of days in Virgo.

While in Libra, Venus is in its ideal placement. Relationships of all types may seem lighter, happier and people will be more inclined to keep the peace and have rather than hashing out angry or deep seated issues. People will seem more relationship oriented and there will be more of a focus on finding a special partner. Rude, abrasive or crude behavior will be more of a turn off for most people with Venus in Libra.

If you were born with Venus in Libra, by nature you seek peace and cooperation with others. Venus in Libra is not heavy, but rather light and sometimes you could have a problem making up your mind. Equality between partners is forefront on the minds of those with Venus in this sign. After all, the sign of Libra is the scales of justice!

Venus in Libra are gentle people by nature and don't like crude or abrasive behavior, or to offend or be offended. Sometimes you will compromise rather than rock the boat.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Jupiter enters Scorpio October 10

Jupiter leaves the sign Libra and enters Scorpio October 10, at 9:40 PM, EST. The last time Jupiter entered this sign was October 26, 2005-November 23, 2006.

Jupiter changes signs every year and this time it will  remain in the sign ruled by Mars and Pluto until November 8, 2018. This will be a major planetary shift and change for us all.

Jupiter in Scorpio is concerned with 8th house matters: regeneration, other people's money, sex, secrets and things hidden and deep. We could see more interest in crime and those of a criminal nature. We could also see more interest and concern with issues like the sex-slave trade, and matters connected to other concerns connected to sex on many different levels.
Jupiter represents optimism, expansion and growth. Jupiter-Scorpio will be deep, and not superficial as Scorpio is the most intense of signs. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, good or bad.

If you are a water sign, or have water sign planets, Jupiter in this sign will trine your planets in Cancer and Pisces, and if you are a Scorpio, or have planets here, Jupiter will conjunct them. All of this is positive and expansive. If you are an Earth sign, Jupiter will sextile your planets, which is also expansive. This will be a positive change to look forward to.

Jupiter only enters your own sign once every 12 years. Jupiter in your sign (Scorpio) is typically considered a very positive placement, and you should see expansion in several areas your life, unless other transits are affecting your chart in a negative manner. Even if they are, there should be some planetary help with Jupiter in Scorpio. Never underestimate the powerful positive and expansive energies Jupiter can bring.

During this cycle of Jupiter we will value strength, willpower, and decisiveness. There can be a stronger desire to solve problems from the start. This can be a time for healing and improving and transforming your life in many areas, depending on where Jupiter transits your personal chart.
Jupiter will trine Neptune in Pisces during early December, then again in 2018 and this is a powerful psychic and creative bent. In 2018 it will also sextile Pluto in Capricorn, as opposed to the square we experienced in 2016/17.  All of this is positive, and will be far different from Jupiter's (recent) opposition to Uranus which is far more unpredictable.

Before the year is over, Jupiter will trine the Cancer  Sun of the US. This can only be positive, and perhaps some of the healing can start considering we have experienced numerous weather related disasters and tragedies. We can only hope, and this transit can only help.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Blocked action: Venus and Mars square Saturn

First Venus, then Mars square Saturn this week. Venus squares Saturn Sunday, October 9. This can result in feeling discouraged, unloved, blocked and overall negative.

Mars squares Saturn October 10-12. This can result in angry and frustrated energy. If things aren't working give them a few days.

You may refrain from saying something, or doing something you might otherwise do. If so, this may not be a bad move. You could take this action out of an abundance of caution, or some other reason.

Situations may end in some cases. Mars-Saturn transits are the typical description of blocked action.

Use caution in your movements and activities. We have seen a great deal of violence over the past month and it is not impossible this won't bring more in the world. Mars-Saturn typically involve police or military situations.

If you feel blocked from a project or situation then energy will change after this transit passes.

Those most affected will have a mutable planet-Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces- at 22-24 degrees. 

Expect major events in the US as Mars sets off the transiting Saturn-Neptune square in the US chart. Many people will be frustrated, angry and upset.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sun-Mercury square Pluto: obsessions, change power struggles

October 9, the Sun and Mercury are conjunct and square Pluto at 16 degrees of Libra-Capricorn.

Sun-Mercury is considered a willful transit and many will project this energy. Arrogance and pushiness may prevail, and you may be tempted to say exactly what you think, and so could others. Watch travel and communication.
Both planets create a difficult square to Pluto (power, power struggles, bullies, change and transformation) that can be obsessive in nature and arguments may be common. You could have a specific and single thought in your mind and it may be hard to let go of.
Power struggles can occur and many things may be uncovered. People may seem openly aggressive. If you are searching for the answer to a question or situation you may be able to uncover many things on this day.
Situations can take on a personal tone, and change can occur on many levels. Many things come together and reach a peak or end in our lives on days like this one. As both planets are in Libra, relationships may be altered or changed, and they don't have to be romantic.
Conflict with others is likely, and the best things I can say about it is with the nature of Pluto, and a lot of work, some things may be transformed. Focus on what you would like to change.
Sun-Pluto transits have to do with the breakdown of things and rebuilding. Some may feel they are involved in a situation where the change is forced upon them. Give it a day or two and see if you feel the same way before making irrevocable decisions.
There is no doubt this energy will play out in the world on or before these transits are exact. We can expect to see and feel angry energy and power struggles. 
Issues may center around money and finances, but Pluto rules also rules nuclear events. The media will be involved in a big way, and situations will likely be uncovered at this time. Some things may break down completely or end.
Those who will be affected to a greater degree will have Cardinal planets-Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn at 15-17 degrees. The energy of this transit will occur before it peaks on October 9, and a few days after.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Volatile and transformative full moon in Aries

The full moon falls in the afternoon of October 5, at 12 degrees of Aries. Aries is ruled by Mars the God of War, making this a powerful Moon that will play out before and after the actual lunar peak. The Moon squares Pluto making this day volatile in the world and in our personal lives. Mars is ego motivated and oriented, and this will represent the overall attitude of many on this day.

Moon-Pluto transits can often reveal situations and motivations, and confrontations with subconscious problems can arise. The Moon rules women. Some may experience extreme emotional conflicts, domination by others or attempts to dominate others. Difficulties with joint finances can arise, or there can be some type of disruption in the home, or with women. Moon-Pluto transits can be obsessive in nature and at times, emotional meltdowns can occur or a desire to force change. Sometimes issues concerning sex can come out into the open.

This is angry energy and my advice is not to act on it.

On the same day, Mars conjuncts Venus, and this transit rules the sexes. At times, this can be difficult and create tension as the sexes vie for control. As Mars and Venus are in Virgo, things can turn critical or nit-picking could occur. This is a waste of time and energy, because the same transit can lead to a meeting of the minds with a deeper understanding of how both parties see things if you take the higher road with this transit.

The is a powerful full moon, and should be used constructively. If so, the result can be transformation on some level. At its worst, this is a volatile day that can lead to endings.

Violence can occur in the world, and this Moon is part of the astrology of the October 1, massacre in Las Vegas. I hope we don't see more violence, but it is possible. Pluto rules bullies, those who force their will on others, nuclear events and situations, and conflict over joint finances, taxes and other joint monies.

Other transits occur after the full moon, that can be related to the full moon energy even though the moon reached its peak.

October 8, Venus squares Saturn. Now is the time to take a realistic approach to relationships, and some situations may end. This is not a day for high expectations. If you can accomplish what you need this should be a positive day. Many people feel lonely, discouraged or unloved on this transit.  There can be a tendency to over react to situations and some things will end.

Also, on the same day, Mercury conjuncts the Sun. This is considered a willful transit and many will project this energy. Arrogance and pushiness may prevail, and you may be tempted to say exactly what you think, and so could others. Watch travel and communication.

 Finally, on October 9, Mercury and the Sun square Pluto. This is a difficult square that can be obsessive in nature and arguments may be common. You could have a specific and single thought in your mind and it may be hard to let go of.

Full moon energy begins before and after the fact. This is a high energy, Mars-ego (the God of War) driven moon. The energy can go either way. To some extent it is up to us to control our actions, and think before acting. Act too fast on impulse and you may regret it.

As Pluto is involved, the power to transform is present. My advice to find something you wish to improve or transform, and go to work on it. You may be surprised with the results.