In the Stars October 6-13, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon October 13

The Sun shines in Libra, the sign symbolizing relationship, balance, fairness, and beauty. We want to participate in social affairs especially at this time. This week is much calmer than last week, though the coming weekend is dynamic, as the Moon reaches its fullness and forms a Cardinal (action-oriented) Grand Cross. We are pushed out of our comfort zone, but we are able to manage with steady, hard work, and thinking things through methodically and wisely.

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Monday is edgy and challenging. The Sun squares Saturn; the Moon is in two dynamic squares to Uranus and Mercury. The energy is uncomfortable, but square energy pushes us, and make things happen. Embrace this day with its friction, and see what you can learn from others.

Venus moves into Scorpio on Tuesday where it will stay until November 1st. In this placement we want to tend to finances and investments, and consider how we can garner more wealth. Venus in Scorpio is passionate, and can fuel feelings of jealousy as well as desire. The Moon makes benefic aspects to the Sun and Jupiter, making for a pleasant, optimistic day. At 11:27 a.m. PDT the Moon goes void of course; in the morning hold meetings and attend to things requiring decisions and definition. Tend to more routine tasks in the afternoon.

Wednesday is Yom Kippur, the high holy day of the Jewish tradition, a day of repentance. Yom Kippur is considered the day that seals one’s fate for the coming year. The Pisces Moon is perfectly poised on Wednesday to lift us toward a connection with the divine. We are compassionate and forgiving. With the Pisces Moon in benefic aspects to Venus and Uranus, we see the big picture and extend our love and blessings. This is a day for reflection, atonement, and for setting intentions for the year ahead. Also, we can expect a pleasant surprise.

Planetary alignments on Thursday give a balance of vision and resolve to get things accomplished. The Pisces Moon lights up the opportune Saturn-Neptune sextile. We are able to imagine our future, and make progress toward our goals.

The Moon is void of course all day Friday in Pisces, making for an unfocused day. This is a good day for reading, gardening, or painting a picture; it is not a good day for meetings or decisions. Finish projects. Relax and take time out to watch a movie.

In contrast to the peace, compassion, and sweetness of the past few days, Saturday and Sunday are charged with feisty, edgy, dynamic energy. These are days to let off steam by working hard. We feel impatient and assertive; put this energy toward getting things done, rather than taking it out on those around you who do not move as quickly as you would like.

A tight T-square is formed by Sunday’s Full Moon that squares the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. 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.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Make it another productive day. When the Moon goes VoC at 4:25 p.m. PDT, get ready for the week ahead, and then relax.

Monday: Edgy day to lean in and make a difference.

Tuesday: Pleasant, optimistic day.

Wednesday: Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holy day of atonement. Connect with the divine, reflect, and be compassionate and forgiving.

Thursday: Inspiring day with a balance of vision and resolve.

Friday: Moon VoC all day until 9:46 p.m. PDT. Finish projects, and then relax.

Saturday: Feisty, edgy dynamic day. Let off steam by working hard.

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

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

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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 6: 4:25 p.m. – 8:42 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, October 8 at 11:27 a.m. through Wednesday, October 9 at 9:05 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, October 11: 2:55 a.m. – 9:46 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

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)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, October 7: 0:25 – 4:42 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, October 8 at 19:27 through Wednesday, October 9 at 17:05 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, October 11 at 10:55 through Saturday, October 12 at 5:46 (Moon into Aries)

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)

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