In the Stars October 14-21, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

We are now in a deep dive into our work. Three planets in Scorpio (Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter) take us down into sensitive emotional territory, draw us inward, and focus us on research and getting to the heart of matters. Three planets in Capricorn (Saturn, Asteroid Vesta, and Pluto) propel us forward toward accomplishing our goals. These planets in Scorpio and Capricorn combine well to provide focus, depth of insight, and drive. Much can be accomplished with these energies, and next week they will be joined by the Sun in Scorpio as well.

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The Moon is void of course Sunday morning until 12:17 p.m., so you may as well linger over breakfast and enjoy a leisurely read of the Sunday paper. While you have experienced a playful weekend, at 12:17 p.m. PDT the Moon goes into Capricorn tropically, and it is then time to get to work. The Moon’s conjunction with Saturn draws us to our responsibilities even more so by early evening. Plan your work week ahead, and get a jump start on your tasks and goals. An evening Moon-Uranus trine draws out your intuition, which can serve as a guide for what is most pressing, and this aspect may offer up a few surprises as well.

The Capricorn Moon continues to focus us on our goals and aspirations on Monday and Tuesday. Numerous benefic aspects on Monday light the way for good ideas and satisfying productivity. Make the most of this magnificent Monday.

A First Quarter Moon on Tuesday gives us a push toward the goals we set for the month at the New Moon in Libra on October 8th. While there may be some interpersonal friction early in the day, the bumps smooth out in the afternoon.

On Wednesday the Moon moves into Aquarius tropically, focusing our energies on social, political, and intellectual matters. Aquarius Moon’s carefree, detached demeanor can help us navigate the sharp edges of three prickly squares (Ceres-Pluto, Moon-Venus, and Moon-Uranus). The cool Aquarius Moon allows us to not take things personally, and to keep us focused on the bigger picture, and the good for all concerned.

Thursday’s planetary energy is similar to Wednesday’s, perhaps simmering with a bit more heat from a Moon-Mars conjunction. Fire up your passions for passionate social causes that matter to you, rather than arguing with friends or loved ones.

The Moon is void of course all Friday morning until 1:30 p.m. PDT when it moves into Pisces. A visionary Mercury-Neptune trine is the aspect of the day, which may cloud us with confusion, help us solve problems, or inspire creative expression, or all three. Allow intuition to lead the way.

Saturday is a super sweet, dreamy day, colored by an inspiring Moon-Neptune conjunction, and a delightful Moon-Venus trine. This is great energy for the wedding festivities of a family friend where I’ll be spending the day. The wedding is in Fort Bragg, next to the ocean, a perfect natural setting for these water sign planets to sing and dance. The aspects are poetic, so if you the least bit inclined, put pen to paper and write a poem or an inspiring tale.

Saturday’s magical energy spills over into Sunday. The Moon goes void of course at 4:47 p.m. PDT when the Moon makes a benefic trine to Jupiter. The Moon is conjunct the seldom-discussed asteroid Hygeia, asteroid of health. This good energy calls us to set intentions and goals to better our health. Aim to stretch yourself with a new exercise goal, or to eat healthier, or to drop or a habit or proclivity that doesn’t serve your health. Plan the week ahead before 4:47 p.m. PDT, and then relax into Sunday evening. It’s a perfect evening to unwind and watch a movie.

Monday morning’s desired fast-paced start with an Aries Moon is thwarted by Saturn’s square to the Moon. Be patient, and attend to responsibilities and delays. The pace will pick up in the afternoon, and we can then be off to the races unencumbered. Monday is the last day of the Sun’s stay in Libra tropically.

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Sunday; Moon VoC in the morning. After 12:17 p.m. PDT plan the week ahead and lean into your work.

Monday: Magnificent Monday for a productive work day.

Tuesday: Press onward with your work. Optimism abounds in the afternoon.

Wednesday: Friendly, yet edgy day. Stay cool and accepting.

Thursday: Emotionally hot day. Channel strong feelings into good causes for the greater good.

Friday: Moon VoC until 1:20 p.m. PDT. Let intuition guide your day.

Saturday: Super sweet, inspiring, poetic day.

Sunday: Magical day. Set new goals and intentions for better health. Relax and unwind in the evening.

Monday: Off to the races in the afternoon, after meeting delays and responsibilities in the morning.


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:

Saturday, October 13 at 5:58 p.m. through Sunday, October 14 at 12:17 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 2:49 p.m. through Wednesday, October 17 at 0:36 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 5:27 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday. October 21: 4:47 p.m.-11:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, October 23 at 11:18 a.m. through Wednesday, October 24 at 7:33 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, October 26: 7:49 a.m. – 12:41 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, October 27 at 9:37 p.m. through Sunday, October 28 at 4:27 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, October 30: 7:31 – 7:42 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, November 1: 9:31 – 10:48 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, November 4: 0:26 – 1:01 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, November 6: 0:19 a.m.-5:02 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, November 8: 2:42 a.m.-10:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, November 10: 7:35 p.m.-7:55 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, November 13: 7:13 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, November 15: 7:58 p.m. – 8:41 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, November 18: 0:04 a.m. – 7:56 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, October 14: 0:58 – 19:17 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 21:49 through Wednesday, October 17 at 7:36 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 12:27 – 20:20 (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday. October 21 at 23:47 through Monday, October 21 at 7:58 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, October 23 at 18:18 through Wednesday, October 24 at 14:33 (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, October 26: 14:49 – 19:41 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, October 28: 4:37 – 23:27 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 30: 2:31 – 2:42 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, November 1: 4:31 – 17:48 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, November 4: 7:26 – 8:01 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, November 6: 8:19 – 12:02  (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, November 8: 10:42 – 18:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, November 10: 15:35 – 15:55 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, November 13: 15:13 – 15:45 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, November 16: 3:58 – 4:41 (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, November 18: 8:04  – 15:56 (Moon into Aries)

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