Today is a good day to follow the Aquarius Moon’s example: Take a big step back emotionally and analyze the situation dispassionately before making a decision. The reason why is today is the second square between Mercury Rx in Libra and controlling Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto stations direct overnight and there is a very good possibility more critical data will begin to emerge. Mars is transitioning today from Leo to Virgo . . . and runs into a square to Saturn tomorrow, bringing a pause in the action. Be patient please.
Often these periods of intense transitions create data overload and we can feel ourselves shutting down in order to keep our sanity. This is why Saturn in Sagittarius is our friend right now because it will help us break the data into digestible amounts. We have the added stress of being in between eclipses . This is a great time to do small acts of kindness to others and yourself. Peace.
Ready or not more transitions are in store for us this week. The equinox is here, the Sun shifts into Libra and we move into the second half of the zodiacal year. This weekend will be the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries, a cardinal sign event with a more direct approach than the recent Solar Eclipse in Virgo.
Libra’s ruler, Venus, makes her third trine to Uranus in Aries shortly before the equinox. The day of the equinox Venus in Leo, Uranus in Aries and Pallas in Sagittarius make a Grand Trine in fire which is perfectly timed to enhance the Sun’s entrance into Libra. The warmth and charm of Venus in Leo combined with Uranus’s innovation and Pallas in Sagittarius’s ability to translate the big picture are fantastic for spreading Libra’s message of compromise far and wide. Those lucky souls whose solar returns happen mid-week are going to be blessed by this Grand Trine for the coming year.
An extra dose of charm is going to be needed to offset the razor sharp edges of the second Mercury-Pluto square on Thursday . . . the day Pluto in Capricorn is stationing direct at 12°. I’m afraid this will add up to the revelation of facts bound to make one group or another very uncomfortable. Since Mercury in Libra is currently retrograde not all the information may be available at this time but after it goes direct on October 9, all bets are off. If you have doubted the wisdom of being scrupulously honest and fair in your dealings with others, Mercury in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn will demonstrate why. The final Mercury-Pluto square is on October 22 after Mercury is direct.
Mars leaves potent, fiery Leo for quiet, earthy Virgo on Thursday too. Virgo is probably the least effective earth sign for Mars. It lacks the sheer stubbornness of Taurus or the power of Capricorn where it is exalted. Not only that but Saturn in Sagittarius is waiting right there to step on Mars in Virgo because those two will be square on Friday. It’s looking like we really won’t have much choice about learning to pace ourselves now.
Speaking of Saturn in Sagittarius, we have opportunities to see its good side this week too. When the Sun enters Libra, Saturn is on hand to offer support and help establish healthy guidelines via a sextile to both the Libra Sun and Aquarius Moon. It also provides a stabilizing influence on the Aries Full Moon when it is trine the Aries Moon and sextile the Libra Sun. Use this energy to set boundaries and explore important compromises.
A business-like Capricorn Moon shows up in time to start our work day on Monday, very good timing after a playful weekend in Sagittarius. A pleasant sextile to Neptune in Pisces and trine to Jupiter in Virgo ought to help give us a good night’s rest Monday night. She gets off to a rocky start early Tuesday when she conjoins Pluto and squares Mercury in Libra. Dogged determination is probably what will get us through the day Tuesday, making it a good time to practice kindness and patience.
After a long void-of-course from late Tuesday until mid-morning Wednesday, the Moon shifts into cool, airy Aquarius, joining the Libra Sun with both sextile Saturn in Sagittarius. Issues that plagued us on Tuesday can be reexamined from a detached perspective, presenting us with new options for resolution. Happy connections with Mercury in Libra and Uranus in Aries make for a pleasant Thursday. The Aquarius Moon goes void-of-course opposing Venus in Leo late Thursday evening and won’t reach Pisces until after noon on Friday.
Remember the Mars-Saturn square I just mentioned? The Pisces Moon runs into that aspect and creates a mutable T-Square Friday afternoon. Tempers are going to be strained one way or another. Some may get stuck in traffic on their way home for instance. Not the best evening for date night. Saturday morning finds the Pisces Moon sextile Pluto in Capricorn, the last aspect before going void-of-course for over twenty four hours. It will be Sunday afternoon before the Moon leaps into Aries prior to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries that evening.
By the time this week is over we may need another week or so to figure out exactly what happened. Between the eclipses and several major planetary sign changes over the past two weeks, information overload is a distinct possibility. When that happens, we tend to deal with only the most urgent demands and let lesser priorities slide. Patience, forgiveness and flexibility are all needed now. Remember to take plenty of breathers too!
Big noise this week is about the Sun leaving the deep, intense waters of Scorpio and bursting out into the wide open spaces of Sagittarius. I find this transition one of the most dramatic the Sun makes. It always feels like I’ve escaped one more time . . . though from what I’m not entirely sure because I do like Scorpio.
The last days the Sun is in Scorpio will see Mars in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Cancer. This is a quietly upbeat sextile combining Virgo efficiency with Cancer’s love of seeing loved ones cared for. This is a great time to help out in practical ways by volunteering to clean the house or the yard. Small helpful gestures will count just as much as the grand ones.
Mercury in Scorpio returns to make one more translation of the Uranus-Pluto square on Tuesday and Wednesday. What might occur is revisiting issues brought to our attention on November 1 once again. Perhaps this time we will be able to resolve those now that we’ve had a chance to think about. Mercury in Scorpio always benefits from more thinking time.
Thursday, November 21, is the day the Sun enters Sagittarius and over the weekend is when it will be square Neptune in Pisces. Speaking of the weekend, it is looks quite favorable for enjoying ourselves for a change. The Moon spends the whole weekend in Leo who loves to throw a good party. Venus in Capricorn is sextile Saturn in Scorpio and that ought to ensure we don’t get too far out of line.
It should be fairly easy for you to stay in a positive frame of mind this week, Aries. Your energy levels look good and your spirit will get a big boost late in the week as your horizons open up once more. It has been awhile coming.
Conversations with your partner may be quite productive now, Taurus, whether they concern joint finances or ongoing projects. You have no trouble maintaining the necessary discipline to achieve your goals. Enjoy spending time with family this weekend.
Your mental gears are engaging more smoothly now, Gemini, and that helps keep you sane. Thankfully your ability to see the humor in awkward situations and make jokes about it begins to return later this week. Yes, the light at the end of the tunnel approaches!
Coming up with creative solutions to longstanding issues regarding your career is possible this week, Cancer. You might get help with this from an old friend or your significant other. Clear your head by heading outdoors for a long walk.
Discussions with family members may prove surprisingly fruitful at this time, Leo. Be sure to keep an open mind through all this. You could find your interest in going out to play and generally enjoy yourself returning by the weekend. Make the most of it!
The first half of the week looks very favorable for dealing with complex problems, Virgo . . . your specialty. If these deal with projects that have been on hold for awhile, be sure to do your best to complete them ASAP.
It has been awhile since you felt much interest in spending time with your friends, Libra, and that is about to change. First though you need to tidy up loose ends regarding your personal finances, then you can relax and play this weekend.
Finishing up old business needs to take priority the first part of the week, Scorpio. You certainly have the necessary focus to handle that with ease. The spotlight moves off of you late in the week, something I doubt you will regret!
There is a good possibility your recent hard work could be rewarded now, Sagittarius, though don’t use that as an excuse to slack off. Wait until the weekend to celebrate with friends and family. Life starts to look a little brighter than.
Take advantage of the first part of the week to review your goals and objectives, Capricorn. You have the clarity now to catch anything you may have missed earlier. The next month is usually a good time for you to step back and relax.
Now would be a good time to wrap up any outstanding work related projects, Aquarius, because by the end of this week your attention may begin to shift to more light-hearted enterprises. Go play over the weekend with your partner!
The first few days this week look very favorable for you, Pisces, and a good time to do something just for the fun of it. All too soon you are going to be more visible than usual, especially in regards to your professional life.
If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too. 😀
The entire week is a build up to two major events – the fourth exact Uranus-Pluto square at 9° on November 1 and an exciting New Moon Solar Eclipse at 11° Scorpio on November 3. The fact is the two are inextricably entwined and the best way to handle this is to focus on building reliable and authentic structures in your life. Earth and water continue to be the dominant elements after all.
Our internal dialogues are far more important to our health and well-being than external ones with retrograde Mercury conjoining the Scorpio Sun on Tuesday, October 29. This situation will continue through the rest of this week and probably until Mercury stations direct on November 10. Consider this . . . if we aren’t intimately familiar with our own inner landscape it is much tougher to navigate interactions with others. Learning to know and at least like ourselves has been shown to be a critical factor in attracting positive relationships in our lives. If we don’t like ourselves deep down, it is much more challenging to develop good relationships first with ourselves and then with others.
Mercury continues to feel the love from Mars in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn on Friday whilst taking a hit from Uranus in Aries. Even if it hurts, take your time to think things through. Be as honest as possible and true to yourself. Rushing to reckless judgment calls now is a very bad idea, no matter how tempting it might be.
The Cradle Pattern in earth and water begins to develop on Wednesday when Mars in Virgo exactly opposes Chiron in Pisces. The next day Mars will be trine Pluto in Capricorn and by Friday the Scorpio Sun will be trine Chiron and sextile both Mars and Pluto. I see this pattern as a helpful and useful antidote to the fourth exact Uranus-Pluto square. It seems like the best thing we can do for ourselves is make sure we are basing our opinions on fact as well as building those reliable and authentic structures in our lives as I mentioned above.
Thursday and Friday, when the Moon is in Libra creating a T-Square with Uranus and Pluto, hold the greatest potential for people to lose it. Please take care to treat others as fairly as possible and ALWAYS listen carefully to the other side of the story.
An excellent week to mind our own business, and be kind and forgiving of ourselves as well as those we interact with.
The best way to prevent yourself from coming completely unglued this week, Aries, is to work. Hopefully you will have a complicated, demanding task to tackle that will require intense concentration. Otherwise things could be really dicey late in the week. OK?!
Taurus, you may not be all that bothered by what is driving other people batty at this time. Choosing the right person to team up with though is critical but even there if you follow your gut instincts you will do quite well.
Wondering why your usual approach to problem solving is not working as well as usual, Gemini? That’s because a strictly intellectual approach is not going to give you all the necessary information. Try running it by some of your more intuitive coworkers.
This happens to be one of those times when you have much needed backup who have your best interests at heart, Cancer. Reach out to them and they will be there for you. Be aware your work environment may be tense this week.
The most demands on your time and energy, Leo, look to be coming from your home and family. You might also be in the process of considering moving or doing home maintenance projects. Don’t get in too big a hurry and be very pragmatic.
You are actually in a good place going into this eventful week, Virgo. Your energy levels are decent and your natural organizational abilities will stand you in good stead. Let your creative ideas brew for awhile before running them by anyone else.
You might want to steer clear of confrontations late in the week, Libra, or risk getting into a bigger fight than you’d planned for. Give very careful consideration to what is most important to you now by doing an inventory of available resources.
Clearly there is far more going on with you, Scorpio, than you are willing to share. Keep it that way for awhile yet because sharing too much information before you have your priorities lined out to your satisfaction will hinder rather than help.
These days your work is probably keeping you occupied, Sagittarius, but nonetheless you still have plenty going on behind that smiling face. Whether it is personal frustrations, problems at home or simply contemplating the nature of the universe, the rumblings are almost audible.
At this time you are in a very decent position to meet some long term goals, Capricorn, but I still feel the wisest course is to keep those plans under wraps. You should have a better of idea about the timing of your next move soon.
Dealing with the powers that be in order to further your career, Aquarius, is going to take some serious maneuvering and if you are not completely prepared, it may not end well. Hold off confronting them for awhile to get all your ducks in a row.
Not to put you on the spot or anything, Pisces, but you may be able to make a difference this week by exercising your compassionate side. Don’t worry; you will have plenty of help, especially from an old friend or your partner.
If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too. 😀
It is amazing what a difference having Mars in precise, earthy Virgo makes after the past month or so in brilliant, dramatic Leo. This is a hardworking Mars who is capable of multitasking with the best of them and restoring order to the most chaotic situation. Patient, exacting and service oriented are all part of Mars in the sixth sign.
One of the best parts of having Mars in Virgo is how easily it will harmonize with all the other planets from Jupiter on out with the exception of Uranus in Aries. With the fourth exact square between Uranus and Pluto in Capricorn occurring on November 1, we can take some comfort from knowing Mars will be a calming influence rather than an inflaming one. Come next April and the fifth exact square, this will definitely not be the case . . . Mars will be in cardinal Libra, adding to the stress.
The first aspect to Mars will be an opposition to dreamy Neptune in Pisces on October 19. Though some may feel lethargic, others will find this opposition soothing, allowing them to relax for a change. If you have personal planets at 2° in the mutable signs, it is possible you will be more aware of this rather subtle event. Makes me sleepy just thinking about this opposition creating a T-Square with my first house Venus!
It is on October 31, Halloween, when Mars will be trine Pluto and inconjunct Uranus. If you are planning to be out and about partying, please be extra aware of your surroundings in order to avoid accidents. The temptation to behave recklessly may hit unexpectedly. The Mars-Pluto trine is excellent for keeping tempers under wraps and allowing people to settle their differences without coming to blows, something much needed at that time.
November 9 is when Mars is sextile Saturn in Scorpio, a very useful aspect for setting priorities and catching up with our workload. Take a “no nonsense” approach and emphasize the practicalities. Since Mercury in Scorpio is stationing direct the next day, we’ll probably be grateful for the help.
Jupiter in Cancer will be sextile to Mars in Virgo on November 19. Any Mars-Jupiter aspect brings more energy online and this one is no exception. However, we’re talking Virgo and Cancer so we may notice this most in our daily routines and around the home. A little humor is bound to find its way into our lives too.
On December 7, Mars enters Libra for an extended stay due to a retrograde period during the first half of 2014. It will be late July 2014 before Mars slips into Scorpio. I’ll be writing more about this event all too soon. *sigh*