In the Stars October 13-20, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

For one last week the Sun shines in Libra, the sign symbolizing relationship, balance, fairness, and beauty. We want to participate in social affairs, especially at this time. Libra is an action-oriented cardinal sign. Continue to set things in motion, as when the Sun moves into Scorpio next week, it will be time to consolidate and complete projects, and turn inward.

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A tight T-square is formed by Sunday’s Full Moon that squares the Saturn-Pluto conjunction; these aspects may be edgy and challinging. The North and South Nodes in Capricorn and Cancer create a loose cardinal Grand Cross.  This grouping of planets can contribute to feelings of fear or dread about moving forward with goals and plans. The Full Moon’s benefic aspects to Jupiter lighten the load, tempering and uplifting the challenging energies. A Saturn-Mercury sextile is also helpful, as this aspect may help us accept ideas previously rejected, and figure out ways to resolve problems methodically.

Monday morning will probably carry an unfocused start before the Moon moves to its sign of exaltation, Taurus, at 9:24 a.m. PDT. Then there is a shift to a calmer energy where pleasure and comfort are the focus. Although the Taurus Moon offers stability, a Sun-Pluto square pushes us beyond comfort, and the Moon-Uranus conjunction is likely to bring something unpredictable.

A Mercury-Neptune trine on Tuesday lifts us to greater heights. We can imagine excellent solutions, and we dream…and we can combine dreams with practical action. We have an urge to merge, and yet, practical attention keeps us on point. We attend to all things sensual.

The Moon is void of course all day on Wednesday. We may be talkative, but not a lot will be accomplished. This is a day for gardening, reading, or sorting if possible, rather than for meetings and getting things done.

The Moon is in conversational Gemini on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we can juggle demands with ease and flexibility. Our hearts are engaged, as well as our heads. Conversation will yield good results.

We may be slow to wake up on Friday, mystified by our dreams (Moon square Neptune). We are optimistic and feeling good on Friday, though we may over-commit, led by our enthusiasm. The Sun and Moon make a flowing trine in air signs, giving ease, and setting a friendly stage for a social evening.

The Moon is in Cancer on Saturday and Sunday, turning our focus toward home and family for the weekend. On Saturday we can tap into insight and understanding, and we may experience a sweet surprise.

Sunday is an active day of planetary activity. The main theme is a benefic Venus-Saturn sextile, which grounds relationships, and encourages us to shore up our finances. This is a good day to lean into home improvement projects.

Monday morning will likely hold a slow start with the Moon void of course from 5:39 a.m.to 9:29 a.m. PDT. You may want to catch a little extra sleep. Then, at 9:29 a.m. the Moon jumps into enthusiastic, playful Leo. A romantic Venus-Neptune heightens our imagination and inspiration. Our preferences may be challenged  by  a square of Mars to the nodes.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Full Moon is part of cardinal Grand Cross. Meet fear with resolve, and reconsider ideas and solutuions.

Monday: Grounded, practical focus on stability and pleasure. Yet, we are pushed beyond what is comfortable.

Tuesday: Excellent solutions can be imagined.

Wednesday: Moon VoC all day 1:37 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Return phone calls and engage in conversations, but don’t make decisions.

Thursday: Conversation from our hearts and heads gives good results.

Friday: Optimistic, easy day. Gather with relatives or friends in the evening.

Saturday: Focus on home and family. Open to insight.

Sunday: Attend to financial matters and home improvement projects.

Monday: Fun, beautiful day after a slow start. Yet, we can feel challenged.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (October 8-November 1)

  1. Love deeply.
    2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
    3. Review your investments and research options.
    4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
    5. Listen to provocative music that taps into deep feelings.
    6. Purge your stuff and give things away.
    7. Get a massage.
    8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
    9. Read a deep, transformative biography, or a mystery.
    10. Take some solitude.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Sunday, October 13 at 2:59 p.m. through Monday, October 14 at 9:24 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, October 16: 1:37 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, October 18 at 7:14 p.m. through Saturday, October 19 at 3:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, October 21: 5:39 a.m. – 9:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, October 23: 2:14 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, October 25: 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, October 27: 1:22 a.m. – 1:29 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 10:34 a.m. – 2:58 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 7:29 a.m. – 7:38 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, November 2 at 10:46 p.m. through Sunday, November 3 at 3:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 6:37 a.m. – 3:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 7 at 5:13 p.m. through Friday, November 8 at 3:49 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, October 13 at 22:59 through Monday, October 14 at 17:24 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, October 16 at 9:37 through Thursday, October 17 at 3:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, October 19: 3:14 – 11:43 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, October 21: 13:39 – 17:29 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, October 23: 10:14 – 22:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, October 25: 16:00 – 19:20 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, October 27: 9:22 – 19:29 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 18:34 – 22:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 15:29 through Friday, November 1 at 15:38 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, November 3: 6:46 – 11:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 14:37  – 23:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, November 8: 1:13 – 11:49  (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 14:00  – 23:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

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