In the Stars October 28-November 4, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

We may experience more social unrest this week with Uranus square to the Moon’s nodes. The bomb threats to key liberal political figures is symbolized by this planetary configuration. Current stock market volatility is another expression of the Full Moon’s fixed Grand Cross pattern with Uranus involved. Venus retrograde moves back into Libra on Wednesday for a month-long stay in that cardinal air sign that Venus rules. Venus will turn direct on November 16th. For the next two weeks continue to review and revise finances, as well as express your artistic abilities. At the end of the week we fall back into regular time from daylight savings time. We will have more light in the morning, less in the evening. This shift in the day’s light is a signal to draw inward. Get more sleep. Nourish yourself, and take more time for solitude and renewal.

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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.

Mixed aspects and energies color action-packed Tuesday. A Grand Water Trine enables a positive flow of emotions, and ample intuition to make good decisions, even if rattled somewhat by lunar squares to Uranus and Venus. The Moon bounces into confident, courageous Leo in the evening (7:42 p.m. PDT).

Halloween Wednesday is a playful, creative day. Expect extraordinary costumes from your trick-or-treaters, and dress up in one yourself. Venus retrograde moves back into Libra at 12:42 p.m. PDT for a month-long stay, turning direct on November 16th. Venus’ backward spin in its ruling sign, also with the Sun in Scorpio, invites a tune-up of your finances. There may be some surprises in relationships. If so, work with the issues skillfully.

Thursday, All Saints Day, is another day of mixed energies. We may overreach and overdo, but if so, enjoy the ride. You may make some surprising discoveries. Overall this is a joyful, creative, generative day.

Put your life in order on Friday and Saturday, as the Moon is in efficient, take-care-of-things Virgo. This industrious energy for clean-up is further abetted by a productive lunar trine to Saturn on Friday, and a powerful lunar trine to Pluto on Saturday. Clean house, tend to details, and make your life more organized.

After you push through the demands of a Moon-Saturn square early on Sunday, you can take it easy in the light of a lovely Libra Moon. Daylight Savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, giving us an extra hour in this day. Roll back your clocks one hour, unless you live in one of those places that never adjusts its time. This is a good day to curl up with a good book in the afternoon, and celebrate your beloved with an elegant dinner.

Monday is mixed. We feel the emotional challenge of a Moon-Pluto square, energized by a Moon-Mars trine, and inspired by a Sun-Neptune trine. Keep your mind on lofty ideals, and push toward a great start on your goals for the work week ahead.

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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.

Tuesday: Action-packed day with good emotional flow.

Wednesday: Halloween. Playful, creative day. Surprises in relationships.

Thursday: Joyful, creative, generative day. Expect the unexpected.

Friday: Put your awesome life in order.

Saturday: Harness the industrious energy to organize your life.

Sunday: Stroll through an art gallery or beautiful garden, and spend time with your beloved.

Sunday: Monday: Meet the serious work demands of the day.


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 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)

Monday, November 26 at 11:22 p.m. through Tuesday, November 27 at 0:35 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, November 29: 1:46 a.m. – 3:08 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, December 1: 6:34 a.m. – 6:49 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Tuesday, November 26: 7:22 – 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, November 29: 9:46 – 11:08 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, December 1: 14:34  – 14:49 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

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2 Responses to In the Stars October 28-November 4, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

  1. Tiffany says:

    Yes, sadly the configuration of Uranus with the moon’s nodes may have wrought tragedy in Pennsylvania.

    • AM says:

      @Tiffany – “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
      I lovelovelove astrology. Yet I do not assign responsibility or blame the stars for human behaviors. Here you and I differ.

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