In the Stars October 21-28, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Sun shifts into Scorpio tropically on Tuesday, drawing us inward for the month ahead. Daylight diminishes, and we are drawn to our inner light. This month of deep focus with the Sun in Scorpio gives us the opportunity for restoration before the razzle dazzle of the holidays when the Sun shifts into Sagittarius. Get more sleep. Nourish yourself. Take time for yourself. Read some good, stimulating books. Mystery or science fiction novels would satisfy the Scorpio Moon. The Full Moon on Wednesday shines light on finances. If the matters of your estate need some work, this would be a good time to attend to them.

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Sunday’s energy is magical. The Moon is conjunct the lesser-known 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 a habit or proclivity that doesn’t serve your best interests. The Moon goes void of course at 4:47 p.m. PDT when the Moon makes a benefic trine to Jupiter. Plan the week ahead before the Moon goes void, 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 the Moon in Aries 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.

The Sun shifts into Scorpio on Tuesday, drawing us into deep emotional territory for the next month. As darker days increase with the lessening of sunlight, we draw inward. It is important to honor the call for privacy and solitude for the next month. We want to dive deep into matters of concern. This withdrawal is necessary before the bold, social, party-oriented energy of Sagittarius in another month. The Sun makes an opposition to Uranus, meaning that we may be in for some surprises.

The Moon is Full on Wednesday, opposite the Sun in Scorpio. The Full Moon conjoins Uranus, while the Sun is conjunct Venus. This aspect could take us in new and surprising directions. Fortunately Saturn’s benefic aspects to the Full Moon  and its nearby planets will keep us grounded, and will help us address our obligations and limitations. The nodal axis squares these planets, creating a tight Grand Cross in fixed signs. There is a lot of energy in this Full Moon. We can move ideas, projects, and goals forward in new directions, with strength, dignity, and reason. Focus on financial matters over the next two days.

The sensual Taurus Moon aspects power planets Mars and Pluto on Thursday. We are fired up for a productive day if we lean into it. We may feel pushed beyond our comfort zone, and it would be better to meet the pressures of the day rather than resist.

Friday morning the Moon opposes Jupiter, making us feel happy and optimistic. This aspect begins a void of course Moon period from 7:49 a.m. until 12:41 p.m. PDT. A Venus-Sun conjunction adds to the joy. Finish your chores, water your garden, and beautify your space in preparation for a gregarious, social weekend.

Call a sibling, and catch up on correspondence and email on Saturday. A benefic sextile from Saturn to the Sun, and a Mars-Moon trine enable us to get a lot accomplished. However, Neptune’s square to the Moon can lead to misunderstandings, or missed or mixed messages. The Gemini Moon can give a short attention span, and make us want to do several things at once. Go for it! You can get a lot of things accomplished if you just go with your flow.

The Moon is void of course most of the day on Sunday—until 4:27 p.m. PDT. This is a good day for a short excursion in your neighborhood to explore something new. Or, it could be a good day to continue to work on your backlog of email and correspondence. Make it a leisurely, pleasant Sunday. At 4:27 p.m. the Moon goes into Cancer tropically. Cook some delicious comfort food for dinner, and cozy up with family for a satisfying end to the weekend.

Monday bursts with hope. A Mercury-Jupiter conjunction trines Chiron, enabling us to use our words in beneficial ways that are a soothing salve for wounds or inadequacies. Adding to the glory are lunar trines in water signs (Moon in Cancer, Neptune in Pisces, Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Cancer). Engage in a productive start to the work week, blessed with an abundance of good feelings.

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

Monday: After meeting delays and responsibilities in the morning, you can move quickly in the afternoon.

Tuesday: Sun into Scorpio. Draw inward for the next month and dive deep. Expect the unexpected.

Wednesday: Full Moon. Focus on financial matters. Move goals forward with strength and resolve.

Thursday: Pushed beyond your comfort zone, meet the pressures of the day.

Friday: Moon VoC from 7:49 a.m. to 12:41 p.m. PDT. Finish chores in the morning, handle calls and correspondence in the afternoon, and make it a social evening.

Saturday: A lot can be accomplished, though you may feel scattered. Focus on correspondence and communication that needs to be addressed.

Sunday: Moon VoC until 4:27 p.m. PDT. Continue to work on communication and email, or take a short excursion. Enjoy a nourishing dinner with family in the evening, and prepare for a productive work week ahead.

Monday: Glorious start to a productive work week. Good feelings are well supported.


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 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)

Tuesday, November 20: 2:46 p.m. – 3:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, November 22: 1:58 a.m. – 8:10 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, November 24: 9:31 p.m. – 10:38 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Tuesday, November 20: 22:46 – 23:43 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, November 22: 9:58 through Friday, November 23 at 4:10 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, November 25: 5:31 – 6:38 (Moon into Cancer)

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