Mercury in Scorpio seeks truths in all that is hidden and undercover. We tend to probe, observe, and focus our thoughts under this influence. Looking for motivations—the more deeply buried the better—satisfies an intellectual need now. Our thoughts are profound. We throw away the superficial manners of communicating in favor of deep conversations. Scorpio is extremely sharp, profound, and analytical.
Thinking is inclined to be one-track minded, focused, and even obsessive. Venus is in Libra from September October 8.
As this new cycle takes hold in your life, romance and social interaction take on greater importance for you. Harmonious ties to others are what you yearn for; refinement and elegance are what you seek. The ideal partnership, the perfect balance, the highest standards of truth and beauty — these are some of the things that quicken your pulse now. Venus is in Scorpio from October 8-November 1.
Deeply passionate relations are in focus with Venus in the sign of Scorpio. This is a highly emotional position for Venus. It is passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are immensely important to us, and we may even feel that they consume us. In fact, we tend to want to be consumed by them! Our drive is toward intense closeness, but blind faith in our partners is extremely hard for us now. Fears of being too vulnerable or of giving up our own power to others are strong.
Disdain for mediocrity and superficiality can compel us to create crises in order to feel alive and vital. Mars is in Libra from October 4-November We tend to use our charm as a means to an end under the influence of this cycle. Because we can see many different sides to an issue, we can be vacillating and indecisive about how to act. Instead, we attempt to win arguments with style. We are indirect in approach and inclined towards engaging in mental debates, yet we also attempt to make the opposition comfortable!
Passive-aggressiveness is the shadow side of this energy. Jupiter entered Sagittarius on November 8th, , and transits the sign until December 2nd, Read more about the Jupiter in Sagittarius transit. Uranus is in Taurus. We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values.
Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable. Venus rules Libra and thus is dignified in the sign. With Venus in Libra, we can easily be in love with love. We are more comfortable with a close partner with whom we can seek to have a balanced relationship.
We are more inclined to employ charm rather than aggressive behavior in order to get what we want. Although Venus in Libra virtually lives for relationships, there is an air of cool detachment to this energy.
We are very obliging with others—quite willing to negotiate and compromise. We can be especially idealistic about love. The shadow side of this position is dependence, inconsistency, and superficiality. In an attempt to avoid unpleasant situations, we could easily gloss over deeper issues at play in our relationships. Deeply passionate relations are the focus with Venus in Scorpio. If a relationship becomes too settled or predictable, we may crave more intensity and catalytic experience.
Jealousies, fears of betrayal, and power games are the shadow side of Venus in Scorpio. We may easily become obsessed with a fear that our partners might be betraying us, or that they are not as consumed and dedicated to the relationship as us. This week: On Wednesday and Thursday, we can feel on the fence or undecided.
On Friday and Saturday, we can feel torn between wanting our freedom and independence and craving company. We can be thrown off-center by feelings or revelations in our relationships. Venus in Libra September October 8. Venus in Scorpio October 8-November 1. Passion, jealousy, possession: these are the kinds of experiences that can flow from the intensity that courses through you at one level or another now — voracious. Venus square Pluto September October 1.
Jealousy and possessiveness are high, in direct proportion to fear of losing partnership. Avoid starting a new relationship at this time, because it can be characterized by these energies. Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune October 9. Romantic confusion as well as relationship ups and downs.
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Self-deceptions may come to light now. Venus quincunx Chiron October There may be vague feelings of discontent in relationships; or a choice that needs to be made regarding personal relationships, money, or possessions. Insecurity involving others might make it awkward for us to express our affections naturally or flowingly. Venus semi-square Jupiter October We experience a strong desire for more pleasure in our lives, which can be excessive.
Take care not to overstate your feelings or to set up unrealistic expectations in your partnerships. Venus opposition Uranus October Not a good time to start relationships. Independence is the reigning need. Some fickleness. Uncertainty about the desire to be close to someone. Freedom versus closeness. Venus trine North Node October We are more concerned about harmonizing and tend to be agreeable and cooperative.
We could feel lucky in love, and we could meet someone who is good for us. Fortunate connections might be made now. Venus sextile Saturn October Relationships are stabilized and steady, although feelings are expressed reservedly, formally, or sparingly. A new sense of realism in existing partnerships. Relationships begun under this influence possess a distinctly practical theme, almost as if the partnership is a business endeavor. Venus trine Neptune October A magical, romantic time.
The pleasures of life are experienced fully. Romance is highly favored. We see the very best in people now, and this eases our interactions and takes the pressure off in personal relationships. Venus sesquiquadrate Chiron October Love cannot be forced. This is not a commitment-friendly transit, as we may feel alienated for no apparent reason and unwilling to give of ourselves.
Venus sextile Pluto October New insights into relationships and love. Strong attractions. The Void of Course Moon is the period of time after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters a new sign. During the Void of Course Moon periods, it is generally wise to stick to routine rather than to begin new projects.
Void of Course in Horary Astrology: If you were asking a question and making a chart for the answer, as you do in Horary astrology, it is said that since the Moon is not looking forward to any more aspects in this sign, you would have to say that the answer is not forthcoming; any questions asked at this time would not come to pass. The following tables incorporate the modern planets, but some astrologers do not count Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in void Moon calculations.
The Moon is w a xing this week and is generally considered favorable for new beginnings, with exceptions. See Best Time to Start a Business for more details. See also: Astrology of Today — an overview of the day this takes you to my other site, Astrology Cafe. This Week in Astrology Calendar: October 6 to 12, Mercury opposition Uranus. We are distracted. Our communications get lost, are interrupted, or are misunderstood. Disagreements with others are quite possible.
Sun square Saturn. As we face obstacles to our goals, we begin to see the tools with which we have to overcome them.
A heavy dose of realism seems forced upon us under this influence, but our efforts to measure up to expectations can ultimately increase our confidence in our ability to be responsible for ourselves. This influence is a somber one.
Mars opposition Chiron. We are unlikely to be clear about how to go about getting what we want directly under this influence. We may be defensive and touchy, and resentments or frustrations can surface now. Watch for self-righteous, superior, or rebellious attitudes when a gentler approach would work best. Venus sesquiquadrate Neptune.
Happiness is addictive under this influence. We tend to see what we want to see. Glossing over the more realistic points, details, and flaws of circumstances and of people provides us with instant gratification. Take care with legal, financial, and social involvements, contracts, or formal agreements under this dreamy influence. Sun quincunx Neptune. It can be difficult to concentrate and to formulate clear goals just now. Misconceptions abound. Fear of being ineffective can undermine our confidence when it comes to making clear or definite decisions, and for doing new things.
Venus quincunx Chiron. Mars quincunx Uranus. Making adjustments to our goals may be necessary now, and this can temporarily drain our energy or make us feel restless and impatient. Venus semi-square Jupiter. We might take great strides to get noticed. Avoid impulsive buying.
Avoid hasty or haughty! We might overstate our feelings or promise more than we can deliver, and the tendency to overdo is strong. Venus opposition Uranus. Sudden attractions that may not last come under this influence. Similarly, impulsive attractions to material items that later prove to be unappealing occur now. This is not a good time to start a new relationship nor for any significant financial undertaking.
Values and tastes may clash, and group activities may suffer as a result. Impulsive attractions to both people and material goods can lead us astray. Avoid impulse buys at this time. Some instability, restlessness, and rebelliousness are probable in romantic relationships. We may not see eye to eye, and we might be taken off guard by unexpected events.
This is not a favorable aspect for beauty treatments because they could have unexpected results. First Quarter Moons are best for looking at relationships and bringing harmony, balance, and intuitive insight to any given situation. Traditionally this phase of the moon was considered the best time to divine and the very famous Oracle at Delphi only gave out her divinations during this phase of the moon.
It is important to note that everyone has a very different relationship with the phases of the moon. While the above descriptions are tried and true in my life and the lives of many of my students and clients, I also know a hefty number of folks who feel for instance very depleted energetically during new moons and much more alive and full of energy during the Balsamic phase.
Use the information as a springboard but then pay attention to your own experiences. Below are the lunar phases for in central time. If you need help with timezone conversation go here.
The sun moves through the zodiacal belt just as the moon does. As everyone has ALL of the zodiac signs in their own charts, it is very useful for you to know when the sun moves into a new sign. There are five eclipses in You can learn more about eclipses and how to work with them here.
In short, I have found that eclipses are very useful for breaking long-held patterns of thought, behavior, attitude, and action that no longer serve. If you want to truly optimize your eclipse experience then check out my Eclipse Magic offering. Just like the stars, planets move throughout the sky all of the time. The inner planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars all move relatively quickly through signs and sections of the chart. The outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto all move at a much slower rate through the various constellations and houses of the chart.
Inner planets traditionally are understood to deal with every day, practical, real-life issues while outer planets are understood to work with big cycles, realizations, and patterns in our lives. First we will spend some time with some of the inner planet happenings in , starting with the ever dreaded Mercury retrogrades. Every planet has retrograde periods but most people are only familiar with Mercury in Retrograde — mostly because many astrologers and non-astrologers alike make this period out to be terrible, full of bad luck, and extremely frustrating.
It can be, but I prefer to practice with Mercury retrograde instead of in resistance to it. You can learn more about Mercury retrograde in my Mercury rx archives here and check out this article to start to get a sense of how you might deepen your retrograde experience. In the Mercury Retrogrades all occur in water signs with the exception of the second retrograde period in July which begins in the fire sign of Leo. When Mercury retrogrades throughout our watery friends we see a tendency for emotions to get the better of us, for brilliant insights and connections regarding art, spirituality, and concerns of the heart to be revealed, and for our ability to verbally articulate to take a backseat to our deep creativity.
These retrogrades also often bring up potent dreams and dream cycles so be on the look out for that! March 5, — March 28th, Retrograde starts at pm in Pisces, and ends at am on the 28th. Ask: What dreams are ready to be re-visisted? July 7, — July 31, Retrograde starts at pm in Leo, moves into Cancer on July 19th, and then stations direct on July 31st at pm Ask: What patterns around nourishing myself and others are ready for review?
October 31, — November 20, Retrograde starts at am in Scorpio and ends on the 20th at pm. Ask: What power am I ready to re-claim? These three inner planets move through the sky and around the zodiac relatively quickly which means that they make many transits throughout the year. If you want the full scoop on what each of the planets are doing then you should sign up for Star Magic which includes a monthly list of all essential astro events. However, there are a few transits occurring this year that are pretty important which you will find listed below.
Happily there is no Venus or Mars retrograde this year — yay! January 22nd and November 24th — Venus and Jupiter conjunct in Sagittarius. Whenever Venus and Jupiter are conjunct there is a great opportunity for abundance blessings when it comes to wealth, love, beauty, and general good luck and vibes!
February 13th — Mars and Uranus conjunct in Aries. Mark this day on your calendar because when Uranus and Mars hook up we are often more accident prone in our personal lives and it is also more likely to see unexpected, violent outbursts in the world at large.
November 11th — Transit of Mercury across the Sun. It reminds us that the devil really can be found in the details and that very small things can exert very big influence. Think: the story of the Princess and the Pea as well as nanotechnology. Ask: What fine details have overarching influence in my life right now? Jupiter loves to be in Sagittarius. During this period expect your sense of self to radically expand as new options and possibilities present themselves. With this alignment there is a sense of freedom and possibility that is pretty spectacular.
Travel, higher education and learning, and the development of your own personal philosophy are energized at this time. November 8, — December 2, Jupiter is in its happy place with the celestial Archer. Ask: What makes me feel free? Where do freedom and abundance show up in my life? How do they relate to each other? What uncharted territory am I ready to explore? However, there is much common ground to be found between Jupiter and the sign of Capricorn and this ground will be emphasized by the fact that Jupiter will be conjunct with Saturn through much of its tour through Capricorn.
This is a time when hard work, restriction, and thriftiness will be well rewarded as will the dedication to any specific skill or craft. December 2, — December 19th Jupiter encourages a solid foundation as it moves through Capricorn. These mark times where we all want to be especially careful not to engage in fantasy — especially when it comes to money, finances, religion, spirituality, and learning. Ask: Where do I need to reign it in?
Jupiter trines with Uranus: Finally, on December 15th after Jupiter has moved into Capricorn it forms a rare trine with Uranus. This is an uncommon event that will put technology and futurism into the spotlight in an economic manner.