In the Stars November 10-17, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Review, re-think, re-imagine, and re-do; Mercury continues retrograde now until it turns direct on November 20th. Check your written work and communication twice, as we are prone to mistakes when Mercury is retrograde. When mix-ups happen, be patient and forgiving. Saturn and Neptune made their last benefic sextile on Friday, November 8th, marrying vision with practicality, the limitless and the limited; the positive energy of the alignment carries us forward. The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us into its symbolism of transformation and deep change. Go deep and ponder your challenges and desires, and commit to change that is calling to you.

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An early Sunday morning Moon-Jupiter trine in fire signs, coupled with a Moon-Mars opposition, calls for an early morning hike or run. Get going and get moving. The Moon is void of course all day until 3:18 p.m. PST when it moves into Taurus. After you have exercised vigorously, set about tending to routine tasks. In the evening, set a beautiful table, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Use the grounded, practical energy of the Taurus Moon to help you get prepared for the work week ahead.

Mercury conjuncts the Sun on Monday, marking the midpoint of Mercury’s retrograde motion. Hidden information may be revealed. The practical, earthy Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects to Saturn and Neptune, anchoring new ideas and planting seeds for future harvesting.

A potent, exalted Taurus Moon reaches it fullness on Tuesday. The Full Moon is energized by benefic trines to Saturn and Pluto in the early morning, grounding us in strong, practical, discerning work. Mars makes a benefic sextile to Jupiter, giving us a big dose of energy and optimism. Even though the Moon is void of course all day, much can be accomplished, so make the most of the opportune alignments.

Wednesday is packed with dynamic, weighty benefic alignments. The Sun sextiles Pluto, giving powerful energy for the day. Focus, vision, constructive conversations, and problem solving come easy, thanks to Mercury’s benefic sextiles to Saturn and Mercury.

Imagination, idealism, and curiosity abound on Thursday. We want to talk and spin dreams. Allow your imagination to soar, and indulge yourself with conversation, exploration, and learning. This is a day to go to browse a bookstore, explore a museum, or sign up for a class. Connect with siblings.

Friday’s Cancer Moon draws us toward comfort, caring, and family. We are energized by a Moon-Mars trine, expanded by a Moon-Jupiter opposition, challenged emotionally by a Moon-Chiron square, and awakened to something surprising by a Moon-Uranus sextile. Friday is an active day with many possibilities.

Saturday is the day of the week when the Moon aspects the tightening Saturn-Pluto conjunction; on this day the Cancer Moon is in opposition to Saturn and Pluto, which could bring stormy weather emotionally. When the Moon is drawn into close alignment with Saturn and Pluto each week as it is on Saturday, we are wound tighter, and may be more fearful and concerned. The Cancer Moon forms a Grand Water Trine with Mercury (in Scorpio) and Neptune (in Pisces), enabling us to handle difficult situations with poise and self-control.

After a comfortable, homey morning, there is a short void Moon period from 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m., and then the Moon bounces into playful Leo. Afternoon and evening energies are edgy and irritable, though energized and creative as the Moon squares Mars and Uranus. These can be reckless aspects, so slow down and be mindful with words and action.

Start the week off with vigorous exercise and exuberance. The Leo Moon loves creativity, play, and children. Make it a fun day!

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Get going and get exercise. Tend to routine tasks while the Moon is VoC 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. PST. Delight your senses with a beautiful dinner.

Monday: New ideas may be uncovered and generated. Plant seeds for future harvesting.

Tuesday: Exalted Full Moon in Taurus. Powerful, energetic day for practical work and accomplishment.

Wednesday: Dynamic day for strong work. Focus and imagination combine to enable good problem solving.

Thursday: Imaginative, idealistic, curious day for learning, conversing, and exploring.

Friday: Active day full of possibility and surprise, with a focus on comfort.

Saturday: Stormy Saturday, yet we can handle tough emotional issues with grace.

Sunday: Comfortable morning, followed by Moon VoC 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. Edgy energies abound afternoon and evening. Exercise caution!

Monday: Fun, exuberant day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 20)

  1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
  2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
  3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
  4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
  5. Write!
  6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
  7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
  8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
  9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
  10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

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

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. through Tuesday, November 26 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 2:50 a.m. – 4:33 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 7:57 p.m. through Saturday, November 30 at 12:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2: 4:27 a.m. – 11:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 0:15 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7: 7:01 a.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40 – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. – 9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 17:30 through Tuesday, November 26 at 8:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 10:50 – 12:33 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 15:57 through Saturday, November 30 at 20:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2 at 12:27 through Tuesday, December 3 at 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 8:15 – 19:44 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7 at 15:01 through Sunday, December 8 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

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In the Stars November 3-10, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Mercury is retrograde now until it turns direct on November 20th. When Mercury is retrograde, it is time to re-think, re-work, re-imagine, and re-do. Check your written work and communication twice, as we are prone to mistakes when Mercury is retrograde. When mix-ups happen, be patient and forgiving. Saturn and Neptune perfect into a benefic sextile this week, exact on Friday, marrying vision with practicality, the limitless and the limited. The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us into its symbolism of transformation and deep change. Go deep and ponder your challenges and desires, and commit to change that is calling to you.

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On Sunday Juno, the asteroid that symbolizes the mate, or partnership, moves into Libra, the sign that symbolizes relationship, for a ten-month stay. The focus is now on partnership and commitment. The Moon is in fixed air sign Aquarius, a day framed for friendship. A Moon-Venus sextile colors the day pleasant and satisfying. A Moon-Uranus square may make for creative, diverse discussions of socio-political issues among friends.

Ideas abound on Monday, with the inventive Aquarius Moon energized by a trine from Mars. Engage with friends and colleagues, and marvel at the solutions you generate by the end of the day.

The Moon is void of course for most of Tuesday until 3:08 p.m. PST when the Moon moves into Pisces. When the Moon is VoC focus on routine tasks, and do not waste your time on meetings, shopping, or activities which call for decisions, as our judgement is not clear. The aspect of the day is explosive Mars-square-Pluto. Let off steam with some vigorous exercise. Proceed with caution, as conflict may be quick to flare up, and your feathers can be easily ruffled.

Wednesday is a dreamy, inspiring day when all seems right with the world. The Sun and Moon align in a benefic trine. The Moon dances with Neptune in conjunction. We are tender and compassionate. Give generously and do a random act of kindness.

Thursday, Jupiter’s Day (Jueves) offers another inspiring, imaginative day. The Moon makes benefic aspects to Pluto and Mercury, drawing us into our work and the tasks before us. The Moon goes void of course at 5:13 p.m. PST, inviting us to pull back and enjoy a relaxing evening. The cosmic energies set a perfect stage for the monthly Sonoma Art Walk. Or enjoy a beautiful dinner and watch a movie.

Friday is a glorious day, colored against the backdrop of a zesty Aries Moon. Saturn perfects to sextile Neptune, and the Sun makes benefic aspects to this practical, common sense alignment. We are able to manifest dreams, and honor healthy limits. The Moon and Venus form a loving trine to top off this magnificent day. Make this day count!

Saturday calls for action. The dynamic, fiery Aries Moon makes edgy squares to Saturn and Pluto in its weekly alignment with this powerful conjunction. We may feel uncomfortably pushed or limited; leaning in and working hard is the best response. It’s not a lazy Saturday. An exact Mercury-Pluto sextile can help us solve deep problems and think things through that puzzle us.

An early morning Moon-Jupiter trine in fire signs, coupled with a Moon-Mars opposition, calls for an early morning hike or run. Get going and get moving. The Moon is void of course all day until 3:18 p.m. PST when it moves into Taurus. After you have exercised vigorously, set about tending to routine tasks. In the evening, set a beautiful table, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Use the grounded, practical energy of the Taurus Moon to help you get prepared for the work week ahead.

Mercury conjuncts the Sun Monday, marking the midpoint of Mercury’s retrograde motion. Hidden information may be revealed. The practical, earthy Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects to Saturn and Neptune, anchoring new ideas and planting seeds for future harvesting.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Partnership and friendship highlighted. Conversations are diverse in thought.

Monday: Engage with colleagues; ideas flow and solutions can be found.

Tuesday: Proceed with caution throughout this volatile day. Moon VoC until 3:08 p.m. PST. Handle routine tasks. 

Wednesday: Inspiring day; all is well. Do a random act of kindness.

Thursday: Imaginative, creative, productive day. Moon VoC at 5:13 p.m. PST. Relax and unwind in the evening.

Friday: Glorious, productive, inspiring day. Make it count!

Saturday: Edgy day to work hard, and solve deep problems.

Sunday: Get going and get exercise. Tend to routine tasks. Moon is VoC 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. PST. Delight your senses with a beautiful dinner.

Monday: New ideas may be uncovered and generated. Plant seeds for future harvesting.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 20)

  1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
  2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
  3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
  4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
  5. Write!
  6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
  7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
  8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
  9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
  10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

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, 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)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. through Tuesday, November 26 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 2:50 a.m. – 4:33 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 7:57 p.m. through Saturday, November 30 at 12:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40 – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. – 9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 17:30 through Tuesday, November 26 at 8:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 10:50 – 12:33 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 15:57 through Saturday, November 30 at 20:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

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In the Stars October 27-November 3, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Blog delayed due to Northern California Wildfires:

Dear Readers. The wildfires are about an hour north of where I live. I am grateful that my home is not in imminent danger, and also that we have had power during this time when most towns in Sonoma and even Marin Counties have had power shut-offs. Even though I had power, I had no internet connection. Yesterday I drove to Marin County to post my blog, but all of the places where I could have normally accessed the internet were shut down. Marin County was a ghost town, like much of Sonoma County. At last, I finally found a solution, and here it is. My heart goes out to the thousands who have been evacuated, to all who have experiences loss from the prolonged power outages, and to those who have lost their homes. Let’s all pray for rain for California.

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The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us into its symbolism of transformation and deep change. Take time out of your demanding life to go deep and ponder your challenges and desires. The beginning of the week is the time to wrap up travel plans and contracts before Mercury goes retrograde on Thursday, October 31, for three weeks.

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The Moon is void of course on Sunday until 1:20 p.m. PDT when it slips into the deep waters of Scorpio. Mars squares Saturn, another irritating, edgy aspect. Stay focused and patient to glide through the rough edges that you may encounter. The Scorpio Moon joins the Sun at 8:38 p.m. PDT to form a New Moon, and this lunation is exactly opposite to unpredictable Uranus. Surprises will be revealed.

Feelings run deep and passionate as the Moon stirs in Scorpio on Monday. Several benefic aspects invite focused work where magic can take place. With the Sun opposite Uranus, expect a day full of surprises.

Tuesday is pleasant, sweet, and easy, highlighted by lunar conjunctions to Venus and Mercury in the morning. The Moon is void of course from 10:34 a.m. to 2:56 p.m. PDT, when it bounces into sunny Sagittarius. Hold meetings early in the day, and attend to routine tasks during the hours the Moon is void.

Enjoy another upbeat day on Wednesday. We may want to wander off and lose ourselves in an art gallery or a walk in the woods. And why not? Sometimes we just need to take time out and explore the world around us. The world looks sunny and bright.

Mercury makes a station, turning retrograde for the next three weeks on Thursday at 8:42 a.m. PDT. After the Moon makes an optimistic conjunction with Jupiter at 7:29 a.m. PDT, the Moon is void of course all day until 7:38 p.m. PDT. Thursday’s energies make for uncertainty and lack of definition and clarity. Open to the mystery of the day, and be patient with fluctuations and mistakes.

We are upbeat on Friday as we attend to our duties. Venus moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius. Benefic lunar aspects to the Sun and Uranus give vitality and invite us into new spaces.

Saturday is a day for serious hard work. There are numerous aspects, both challenging and benefic, making for an active day.  Lean in and make the most of this day that demands productivity and results.

On Sunday Juno, the asteroid that symbolizes the mate, or partnership, moves into Libra, the sign that symbolizes relationship, for a ten-month stay. The focus is now on partnership and commitment. The Moon is in fixed air sign Aquarius, a day framed for friendship. A Moon-Venus sextile colors the day pleasant and satisfying. A Moon-Uranus square may make for creative, diverse discussion of socio-political ideas among friends.

Ideas abound on Monday, with the inventive Aquarius Moon energized by a trine from Mars. Engage with friends and colleagues, and marvel at the solutions you generate by the end of the day.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: New Moon in Scorpio. Edgy, irritating, unpredictable day.

Monday: Work hard, and expect magic to unfold.

Tuesday: Sweet, pleasant day. Moon VoC 10:34 a.m. – 2:56 p.m. PDT.

Wednesday: Upbeat day. Allow yourself some freedom and time for exploration.

Thursday: Mercury goes retrograde until November 20th. Moon is VoC all day 7:29 a.m. – 7:38 p.m. PDT. Hold off on decisions, and be patient with meanderings and mistakes.

Friday: Upbeat day with vitality for accomplishment.

Saturday: Work hard and be productive.

Sunday: Partnership and friendship highlighted. Conversations are diverse in thought.

Monday: Engage with colleagues; ideas flow and solutions can be found.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 20)

1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
5. Write!
6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).

9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

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 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)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40 – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

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In the Stars October 20-27, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

The Sun moves into Scorpio on Wednesday, symbolizing transformation and deep change. Wrap up projects during this week’s last quarter Moon before the New Moon on Sunday. Draw inward this coming month while the Moon is in Scorpio. Curl up by the fireplace and read or watch a movie, and disengage from your busy daily life. Replenish yourself now, in preparation for the holiday season ahead when the Sun is in social Sagittarius.

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The Moon is in Cancer on Sunday, focusing us on home and family. Sunday is an active day of planetary activity. The main theme is attention to relationships, supported by a benefic Venus-Saturn sextile. We are encouraged to shore up our finances. This is a good day to lean into home improvement projects.

Monday morning will likely be 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. PDT the Moon jumps into enthusiastic, playful Leo. A romantic Venus-Neptune trine heightens our imagination and elevates our inspiration. Our preferences may be challenged by a square of Mars to the Moon’s nodes.

The buoyant, exuberant Leo Moon sextiles Mars early Tuesday morning, and pushes us to get up early and get going with vigorous exercise. With the Moon in a benefic trine to Jupiter, we feel that we are on top of the world, and can accomplish almost anything. Make this a fun and joyful day!

The Sun moves into Scorpio on Wednesday, the zodiacal sign symbolizing death, rebirth, and transformation. Scorpio is a fixed water sign, drawing us deep into the mysteries of life and death. During this next month, we will want a lot of solitude to ponder our lives, essential in preparation for the busy, outgoing holiday season in the sign of Sagittarius that follows. The Moon is void of course all morning, so don’t expect too much to happen until the Moon shifts into Virgo at 12:30 p.m. PDT. Then it is time to get organized and get moving. The Moon makes benefic aspects to the Sun and Uranus. Lot of things can happen, including a few surprises.

Seize the day Thursday to put your life in order. Attend to details and grab the grounding energy to get organized and handle unfinished business. The planets are aligned to foster cleanliness, order, and transformation.

Make sure that your work obligations are fulfilled before Friday. The Moon is void of course from 6:00 a.m. through 1:20 p.m. PDT. These hours are good for wrapping up details, reading, or handling routine tasks. The Moon moves into Libra at 1:20 p.m. PDT, so if you still need to have an essential meeting, this would be the time for it. By evening, we want to take it easy and have a relaxed, gracious, social time.

The Moon in Libra on Saturday wants peace and harmony, but this is hard to come by with the Moon’s hard aspects to difficult planets (conjunct Mars, and square Saturn and Pluto). We can easily feel irritated and frustrated, if not angry. I think the best way of dealing with hard aspects is to lean into your work and projects, and to challenge yourself physically with vigorous exercise. Make patience and kindness your mantras. The Moon is dark, so take some solitude, which can be helpful with the challenging energies.

The Moon is void of course on Sunday until 1:20 p.m. PDT when it slips into the deep waters of Scorpio. Mars squares Saturn, another irritating, edgy aspect. Stay focused and patient to glide through the rough edges that you may encounter. The Scorpio Moon joins the Sun at 8:38 p.m. PDT to form a New Moon, and this lunation is exactly opposite to unpredictable Uranus. Surprises will be revealed.

Feelings and passions run deep as the Moon stirs in Scorpio on Monday. Several benefic aspects invite hard work where magic can take place. With the Sun opposite Uranus, expect a day full of surprises.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Attend to financial matters and home improvement projects.

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

Tuesday: Exuberant, joyful day. Get going early with vigorous exercise.

Wednesday: Sun moves into Scorpio. Moon VoC 2:14 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT when it moves into Virgo, and then it is time to put your life in order.

Thursday: Put your life in good order.

Friday: Moon VoC 6:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. PDT. Finish projects and stick to routine tasks. Friday evening invites social time with the beloved and close friends.

Saturday: Make patience and kindness your mantras as you face the irritations and challenges of the day. Get vigorous exercise.

Sunday: New Moon in Scorpio. Edgy, irritating, unpredictable day.

Monday: Work hard, and expect magic and surprise to unfold.

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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:                  

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)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40  – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo

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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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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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In the Stars…shining light on the astrology of the week

Pluto stations direct this week, and Saturn and Pluto are in six degrees of separation, moving toward their first conjunction January 12th. When a planet is stationary, it is more powerful than usual, and that archetypal energy is strong. Archetypal Pluto symbolizes power, destruction, regeneration, and transformation, qualities which can be expressed for good or ill. Think of this week as especially powerful for good, and get your game on strong. There are beautiful, uplifting energies as a result of the lingering Jupiter-Neptune square. While it is separating, we can still be inspired. What part of yourself are you ready to shed in order to embrace your more powerful self? This is a week for strong work. Lean in.

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Saturday’s (September 28) New Moon at 5:20 degrees of Libra tropically signaled a new lunar month. This alignment calls us to re-align and re-invigorate our partnerships. A bonus for the relationship focus is a benefic Venus-Jupiter sextile. Expansive, loving energy flows. Venus and Mars, feminine and masculine planets respectively, embraced each side of the New Moon in Libra, giving strong energy to relationships.

Sunday is lovely and bright with the Moon conjunct Venus, and in benefic aspect to Jupiter. Midday the Moon makes an edgy square to Pluto. In cardinal signs, these planets call for action. Put this dynamic, provocative energy to work on a demanding project, and take some steps forward. Work hard, and later enjoy some sweet social time with those you love.

This last day of September, the first day of the work week, will be surprising. The Moon opposes Uranus in the signs that symbolize money: Scorpio and Taurus respectively. Monday will be an interesting day, and we will see how the markets finish the month, as well as the third quarter. Consider your finances and investments, and how you may want to change or adjust this area of your life. Take some solitude, as we want to draw inward and go deep when the Moon is in Scorpio.

On Tuesday the Moon makes benefic aspects to Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto. This is an excellent day to purge—to clean out old stuff, and to work toward living lighter and cleaner. Stay focused on completing some work projects.

Pluto stations on Wednesday, and through Thursday, before turning direct after a five-month retrograde spin. As noted above, the planet Pluto symbolizes power, regeneration, and transformation. When a planet is stationary, its energy is especially powerful. The Sabian symbol for its degree of 21 Capricorn is “A Relay Race.” This symbol represents working as a team. Global issues at this time include major challenges such as climate change, the heat to impeach President Trump, and Brexit. Each of these issues, and others, require teamwork for resolution. The Moon in Scorpio magnifies the stationary Pluto energy. We dive deep into what is important to us, and how we want to change our lives. As Pluto moves direct we are ready to implement big changes that we have pondered for some time. The Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius on Wednesday, and makes benefic sextiles to Mars and Chiron early in the day, and to the Sun late in the day.

Thursday is a bright and sunny and full of optimism as the Sagittarius Moon conjuncts Jupiter. Mercury enters Scorpio on Thursday where it will reside for over two months until December 9th, due to a Mercury retrograde from October 31-November 20. Mercury embarks into the murky, deep emotional waters of the underworld, to confront darkness, and to understand things better. Mars ingresses into Libra where it will reside until November 20, the end of the Mercury retrograde period, Mars in Libra is not its best place, as Mars is aggressive, and Libra wants harmony. We will need to be more careful about feelings of impatience and aggression in relationships. Yet, Mars is passionate, and more passion in relationships could be a good thing.

Friday morning will have a slow and unfocused start. Then, at 10:43 PDT the Moon moves into Capricorn, and we begin to make up for any lost work time during the past week. The Moon makes an edgy square to Mars in cardinal, action-oriented signs. We feel the push to get moving. We may come upon a brilliant, practical idea on Friday evening, as the Moon trines Uranus. Work hard and gear up for a weekend of accomplishment.

Nose to the grindstone on Saturday! This somber, serious day calls us to work to get a lot accomplished. Hearts open and fill with compassion in the evening, so reward your accomplishments with an inspiring dinner, and get to bed early to catch some dreams.

Again, Sunday is another day this weekend that demands hard work and productivity. This was not a weekend for relaxation and leisure. A Mercury-Uranus conjunction brings brilliant ideas. The Moon goes void of course at 4:25 p.m. After this time, lighten up and ease into a transitional Sunday evening. Get ready for the week ahead, and make time for friends early in the coming week.

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

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Work hard and enjoy some sweet social time.

Monday: Focus on finances. Draw inward and go deep.

Tuesday: Clear out old stuff and stay focused on completing work projects.

Wednesday: Dive deep and work on big changes that you want to manifest.

Thursday: Sunny, optimistic day with shifting energies: Mars into Libra and Mercury into Scorpio.

Friday: Unfocused start to the day. At 10:43 p.m. PDT we shift our focus on work and accomplishment.

Saturday: Nose to the grindstone. Relax a little in the evening.

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.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (September 14 – October 8)

  1. Speak kindly.
  2. Upgrade your wardrobe.
  3. Wear beautiful clothing.
  4. Adorn yourself with jewelry.
  5. Mediate or work out any conflicts in your life.
  6. Brighten your home with fresh flowers.
  7. Set a beautiful dinner table.
  8. Form a partnership, or engage someone to help you with a project.
  9. Enjoy social gatherings
  10. Fall in love, or more in love. 

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. September 29 at 7:06 p.m. through Monday, September 30 at 2:42 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 2:46 a.m. – 4:44 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 0:34 a.m. – 10:43 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

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, September 30: 3:06 – 10:42 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 10:46 – 12:44 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 8:34 – 18:43 (Moon into Capricorn)

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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In the Stars September 22-29, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Fall Equinox

The Sun ingresses into Libra on Monday, September 23rd, the Fall Equinox, marking the beginning of autumn and the last quarter of the year.  Saturn stationed direct this past week, and now our projects and business affairs can move forward after months of limitation. Saturn and the South Node remain conjunct, and close to Pluto, all in controlling Capricorn. Themes of the dissolution of structures and order both in the United States and the UK and Europe (Brexit) abound. Weather patterns continue to be intense and disruptive. Stay conscious and awake, and do your best in the navigation of life.

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The third and final Jupiter-Neptune square perfected on Saturday, September 21. The many months that this aspect has been at play have highlighted issues of collective concern such as immigration and the opiod epidemic (the overuse and expansion of prescription drugs). This aspect is an expansive impulse that can work for both good or ill (as can all aspects, especially squares); it is edgy and unsettled. Jupiter and Neptune are both visionary planets, but we are also susceptible to illusion and disillusion. Now it is time to work on matters of concern that have been revealed. In our personal lives we are invited to look at where we are overextended, and reign in our energies. At the same time we can hold to our bright visions for progressive change. Sunday’s Cancer Moon draws us inward toward home and family. We may feel easily discouraged or unsatisfied due to the difficult aspects to Saturn.  This would be a good day to work hard in the garden to ward off the blues. Cook up some comfort food and give yourself and your loved ones some extra care.

The Sun ingresses into Libra on Monday, marking the Autumnal Equinox when day and night are equal. The Cancer Moon draws out the intensity of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Numerous planets are in cardinal, action-oriented signs. Several edgy aspects may prepare us for early January’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction. The demanding energy of this last quarter of the year calls us to restructure, streamline, and consolidate. We need to put our households and our finances in good order, and focus on what is meaningful and essential.

The Moon is in playful Leo on Tuesday and Wednesday. The day sparkles with a Mercury-Jupiter sextile, and a Sun-Moon sextile, in addition to the lively Leo Moon. Tuesday is a feel-good day, infused with the element of surprise from a mid-day Moon-Uranus square. Our thinking is clear and expansive. Conversation may lead to surprising ideas and solutions.

In contrast to yesterday’s expansive thinking, Wednesday’s Mercury-Saturn square fosters more contracted, discerning thinking. The big ideas from yesterday can be considered under the lens of this day’s more discriminating lens. A Moon-Jupiter trine gives optimism, in contrast to the Mercury-Saturn discernment. The Moon is void of course all day from 9:14 a.m. PDT through tomorrow at 3:37 a.m. PDT. This day is best for routine, insignificant tasks. Don’t waste time in meetings, and refrain from substantial decisions which may prove unsound.

With the Moon in Virgo, Thursday and Friday are the days of the month to put your life in order. Thursday’s benefic Moon-Uranus trine can bring swift solutions for creating order out of chaos. A Mercy-Pluto square is perplexing, and yet there is a desire to figure things out.

Friday is yet another golden clean-up day, infused with numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging. Lunar aspects to Mars and Pluto supercharge the day with drive and strong energy. You can move mountains—and also enjoy the work. An exact Saturn-South node alignment calls us to change outworn structures. The Moon is dark, the time of the month to draw inward.

Saturday’s New Moon at 5:20 degrees of Libra tropically signals a new lunar month. This alignment calls us to re-align and re-invigorate our partnerships. A bonus for the relationship focus is a benefic Venus-Jupiter sextile. Expansive, loving energy flows. Venus and Mars, feminine and masculine planets respectively, embrace each side of the New Moon. With the Saturn-South Node conjunction in the mix, this New Moon calls for progressive restructuring of relationships. Dysfunctional or outworn patterns call for change. If the evening is unscheduled, plan something special.

Sunday morning is lovely and bright with the Moon conjunct Venus, and in benefic aspect to Jupiter. Midday the Moon makes an edgy square to Pluto. In cardinal signs, these planets call for action. Put this dynamic, provocative energy to work on a demanding project, and take some steps forward. Work hard, and later enjoy some sweet social time with those you love.

This last day of September, the first day of the work week, will be surprising. The Moon opposes Uranus in the signs that symbolize money: Scorpio and Taurus respectively. Monday will be an interesting day, and we will see how the markets finish the month. Consider your finances and investments, and how you may want to change or adjust this area of your life. Take some solitude, as we want to draw inward and go deep when the Moon is in Scorpio.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Tend to home and family.

Monday: Fall Equinox. Sun ingresses into Libra. Edgy, productive day.

Tuesday: Sparkling day that invites expansive thinking.

Wednesday: Exercise discernment with expansive ideas. Weigh vision against practicality. Moon VoC 9:14 a.m. PDT through Thursday at 3:37 a.m. PST.

Thursday: Put your life in order.

Friday: Supercharged day to get a lot accomplished. Pedal to the metal.

Saturday: New Moon in Libra. Re-invigorate relationships.

Sunday: Work hard and enjoy some sweet social time.

Monday: Focus on finances. Draw inward and go deep.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (September 14 – October 8)

  1. Speak kindly.
  2. Upgrade your wardrobe.
  3. Wear beautiful clothing.
  4. Adorn yourself with jewelry.
  5. Mediate or work out any conflicts in your life.
  6. Brighten your home with fresh flowers.
  7. Set a beautiful dinner table.
  8. Form a partnership, or engage someone to help you with a project.
  9. Enjoy social gatherings
  10. Fall in love, or more in love. 

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:                  

Monday, September 23 at 3:05 p.m. through Tuesday, September 24 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, September 25 at 9:14 a.m. through Thursday, September 26 at 3:37 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, September 27 at 8:58 p.m. through Saturday, September 28 at 3>03 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday. September 29 at 7:06 p.m. through Monday, September 30 at 2:42 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 2:46 a.m. – 4:44 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 0:34 a.m. – 10:43 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

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):

Sunday, September 22: 3:41 – 5:50 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, September 23 at 23:05 through Tuesday, September 24 at 10:19 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, September 25 at 17:14 through Thursday, September 26 at 11:37 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, September 28: 4:58 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, September 30: 3:06 – 10:42 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 10:46 – 12:44 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 8:34 – 18:43 (Moon into Capricorn)

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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In the Stars September 15-22, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The coming week is a transitional week, the last of Summer. The Sun shines in Virgo for one more week before it ingresses into Libra, marking the beginning of autumn, the last quarter of the year.  Saturn stations and turns direct, thus amplifying the symbolism of taskmaster planet: hard work, accomplishment, responsibility, and limitation. Jupiter squares Neptune for the third and last time, highlighting an expansion of creativity, beauty, and vision, as well as drawing attention to collective cultural issues such as the plight of immigrants and the opioid crisis.

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On Sunday and Monday the Moon is in Aries, one of the four cardinal signs that makes a strong, challenging aspect with Saturn and Pluto. Each week we are pushed by this alignment. If we are not in step with the demands of this energy, it can feel harsh. It is best to lean in, get to work, and make the changes that need to happen. On Sunday the Moon squares Saturn. Use the planetary energy still in Virgo, combined with the Moon-Saturn square, to tackle a big clean-up project.

Monday the Moon squares Pluto, packing an even more powerful punch. Although the Moon is void of course all day, the industrious energy of yesterday continues. By nightfall, look back at all you have accomplished the last two days with this cosmic push of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.

The fixed earth Taurus Moon highlights all things sensual on Tuesday.  We can get a lot accomplished at a steady pace. However, expect the unexpected due to a Moon-Uranus conjunction. Neptune opposes the Sun, drawing us into the big picture. Tuesday calls us to make our lives more beautifully and artfully. A Venus-Chiron conjunction draws us into aspects of relationship we want heal, or better understand and express. Tuesday is a glorious day with divine possibilities.

Saturn stations, turning direct in motion, on Wednesday, after being retrograde for nearly five months. When a planet stations, its symbolic energy is amplified, in this case responsibility, structure, and accomplishment. Saturn now moves toward its third and final conjunction with the South Node on September 27, a karmic alignment. Saturn now heads toward its powerful conjunction with Pluto on January 12, 2020. The grounded, determined Moon in Taurus makes a Grand Earth Trine with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and Mars in Virgo. These alignments make for an extremely powerful day for work, for planning, and for moving things forward. Wednesday is the day after what would have been Apollo 13 Astronaut Edgar’s Mitchell’s 89th birthday, September 17, 1930. The power of this day is similar to a launch to the Moon, requiring enormous energy for lift-off, precision, planning, determination, and skill. This is a day to shoot for the Moon and direct your talents and energies in ways that count.

Thursday is yet another powerful, day, open to intention and accomplishment. The Sun and Moon are in a benefic trine aspect, as are Mars and Pluto. Saturn is still strong, stationary direct, and just now moving forward. The Moon is void of course until 1:58 p.m. PDT when it moves into curious Gemini. Engage in a social evening with intentional conversation. Great ideas and plans may develop.

The expansive, visionary aspect between Jupiter and Neptune is ignited by the Gemini Moon on Friday, creating an edgy, generative, mutable T-square. Friday evening’s alignments set another social evening, and it’s a great night for a walk in your neighborhood.

The third and final Jupiter-Neptune square perfects on Saturday. The many months that this aspect has been at play have highlighted issues of collective concern such as immigration and the opiod epidemic (the overuse and expansion of prescription drugs). This aspect is an expansive impulse that can work for both good or bad (as can all aspects, especially squares); it is edgy and unsettled. Jupiter and Neptune are both visionary planets, but we are also susceptible to illusion and disillusion. Now it is time to work on matters of concern that have been revealed. In our personal lives we are invited to look at where we are overextended, and reign in our energies. At the same time we can hold to our bright visions for progressive change. The Gemini Moon encourages short trips for exploration and discovery.

Sunday’s Cancer Moon draws us inward toward home and family. We may feel easily discouraged or unsatisfied.  This would be a good day to work hard in the garden to ward off the blues. Cook up some comfort food and give yourself and your loved ones some extra care.

The Sun ingresses into Libra on Monday, marking the Autumnal Equinox when day and night are equal. The Cancer Moon draws out the intensity of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Numerous planets are in cardinal, action-oriented signs. Several edgy square aspects in cardinal signs may prep us for early January’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction. This demanding energy of this last quarter of the year calls us to restructure, streamline, and consolidate. We need to put our households and our finances in good order, and focus on what is meaningful and essential.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Demanding day for work.

Monday: Moon VoC all day. Yet, a lot can be accomplished.

Tuesday: Glorious day with divine possibilities.

Wednesday: Saturn turns direct. Shoot for the Moon and direct your talents and energies in ways that count.

Thursday: Strong day that invites intention and accomplishment. Moon VoC 6:57 a.m. – 1:58 p.m. Evening invites conversation.

Friday: Gather with friends for generative, engaged conversation after a demanding work day and week.

Saturday: Take a short trip to explore and discover.

Sunday: Tend to home and family.

Monday: Fall Equinox. Sun ingresses into Libra. Edgy, productive day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (September 14 – October 8)

  1. Speak kind words.
  2. Upgrade your wardrobe.
  3. Wear beautiful clothing.
  4. Adorn yourself with jewelry.
  5. Mediate or work out any conflicts in your life.
  6. Brighten your home with fresh flowers.
  7. Set a beautiful dinner table.
  8. Form a partnership, or engage someone to help you with a project.
  9. Enjoy social gatherings
  10. Fall in love, or more in love. 

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:                  

Monday, September 16 at 9:02 a.m. through Tuesday, September 17 at 3:31 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, September 19: 6:57 a.m. – 1:56 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, September 21: 7:41 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, September 23 at 3:05 p.m. through Tuesday, September 24 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, September 25 at 9:14 a.m. through Thursday, September 26 at 3:37 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, September 27 at 8:58 p.m. through Saturday, September 28 at 3>03 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday. September 29 at 7:06 p.m. through Monday, September 30 at 2:42 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 2:46 a.m. – 4:44 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 0:34 a.m. – 10:43 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

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)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, September 16 at 17:02 through Tuesday, September 17 at 11:31 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, September 19: 14:57 – 21:56 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 22: 3:41 – 5:50 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, September 23 at 23:05 through Tuesday, September 24 at 10:19 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, September 25 at 17:14 through Thursday, September 26 at 11:37 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, September 28: 4:58 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, September 30: 3:06 – 10:42 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 10:46 – 12:44 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 8:34 – 18:43 (Moon into Capricorn)

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)

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In the Stars September 8 – 15…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

I have just returned from an astrology conference in Baltimore (NCGR-National Council on Geocosmic Research) where I gave a lecture on the Astrology of Place (locational astrology). There was a lot discussed about the 2020 planetary alignments. On January 12, 2020 there will be an exact Pluto-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn, with Mercury there as well. This is a major aspect potent for restructuring, similar to the exact opposition at play on 9/11, 2000. How to prepare for this conjunction? Get things in order. Clean house; get rid of clutter, and get rid of encumbrances in your life. Get your financial affairs in order and take precaution. It is not a time for risk and optimism, but fear is not a good response either. There may be market corrections and volatility, but probably not a recession. Fortunately, the Saturn-Pluto conjunction will be followed by Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn alignments which will breathe some expansive energy into this tight, contracted alignment of Saturn-Pluto.

This week five planets continue to shine in Virgo, with Mercury and Venus moving into Libra on Saturday, September 14th. For another two weeks we still have a lot of planetary energy in Virgo to help us get our lives in good order. A great deal of work can be done with efficiency and focused attention.

The South Node and Saturn are exactly conjunct again all week. This is a karmic alignment that invites us to clean up the things that bog us down, and to change worn-out structures that no longer serve us, and then restructure.

The Moon is void of course for long periods again this week–almost all day on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. When the Moon is void of course it is difficult for things to come together. Meetings are usually unproductive, and decisions are not clear and sound,  and often have to be re-thought. During these times it is best to apply yourself to routine tasks, or take a walk or work in your garden. Again, this is a week to plan wisely to make the most of the varied energies.

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Our goals are big for Sunday, buoyed by a Sun-Jupiter square. The Moon is in industrious Capricorn, making it a day to focus on work. Aspects are numerous. The Moon, Saturn, and the South Node align exactly in the morning, and the Moon, Mercury, and Pluto align exactly in the evening. These alignments are strong and powerful. At the end of the weekend we may have intense conversations and strong thoughts about plans and goals for the week ahead. We are held by the strong, determined energy of a Mars-Saturn trine. This is not a light, relaxing Sunday. Rather, it is a day for hard work and manifesting intentions, so lean in and make the best of these strong energies at play.

The work week may start slowly on Monday, and not so clearly, with the Moon void of course from early in the morning through mid-afternoon. The Sun opposes Neptune today and tomorrow, adding to the foggy start of the work week. Focus on cleaning up whatever small tasks were left from the week before. At 2:24 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into friendly Aquarius. We feel freer in the light of the Aquarian Moon, a great time for gathering with friends.

In the light of the Sun-Neptune opposition, tune into your inner knowing on Tuesday. Allow your intuition to be your guide. Turn your attention to world affairs, and find some way to make the world a better place, such as a friendly gesture, or a donation to a cause about which you care.

The Moon is void of course all day and evening on Wednesday, making it difficult for things to come together. Mars and Jupiter are moving toward a perfecting square, with energy and tension mounting. Our drive to move forward and expand is strong.

The Moon moves into Pisces early Thursday morning, coloring the world a bit more beautiful, and bringing out more compassion and softness. The Moon’s qualities are a sharp contrast to the edginess of the Mars-Jupiter square. We are invited to expand our thinking and doing, and to open to the needs of others, in addition to our own needs.

Friday the 13th sports a Full Moon and numerous aspects, promising an extremely active, full day. The luminaries, the Sun and the Moon, are flanked, and influenced, by numerous other planets. Notably, Mars and the Sun, the hot planets, are close together in Virgo. Moon and Neptune, cool and dreamy, are conjunct. These alignments are squared by Jupiter, amplifying the energies of the planets involved in the Full Moon. All are in mutable signs which are the signs that most easily accommodate flexibility and change (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces). At the same time, Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes are making benefic aspects to this Full Moon, giving energy for accomplishment. There is a great deal of vision, psychic sensitivity, and movement, as well as practical energy for making things happen under the light of this Full Moon. Tune into the multiplicity of choices in your life, and choose your pathways to expand and improve your life.

The Moon is void of course most of the day Saturday. Attend to routine weekend chores that need to be done, and spend some time in your garden pulling weeds and planting flowers. At 3:32 p.m. PDT the Moon bounces into fiery Aries. Both Mercury and Venus move from Virgo to Libra, the beginning of the shift from personal planets in Virgo earth to Libra air. Our focus will be turning toward relationship and beauty in the coming days.

The Moon is in Aries on Sunday and Monday, one of the four cardinal signs that makes a strong, challenging aspect with Saturn and Pluto. Each week we are pushed by this demanding energy. If we are not in step with the demands of this energy it can feel demanding and harsh. It is best to lean in, get to work, and make the changes that need to happen. On Sunday the Moon squares Saturn. Use the planetary energy still in Virgo, combined with the Moon-Saturn square. to tackle a big clean-up project.

Monday the Moon squares Pluto, packing an even more powerful punch. Although the Moon is void of course all day, you can continue with the industrious energy of yesterday. By nightfall, look back at all you have accomplished the last two days with this cosmic push of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Make it a productive work day, and allow for intense conversations. This is a not a restful Sabbath, so go with the energy and get a lot accomplished.

Monday: Moon VoC 1:30 a.m. – 2:24 p.m. PDT. Stick to routine tasks, and enjoy an evening with friends.

Tuesday: Turn your attention to world affairs and progressive causes, and allow your intuition to be your guide.

Wednesday: The drive to move forward and expand is strong.

Thursday: Expand your thinking and doing, and be compassionate and sweet.

Friday: Dreamy Full Moon accommodating flexibility and change. Extremely active day.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day until 3:32 p.m; stick to routine tasks while the Moon is VoC. Bold, bright evening good for an evening hike or adventure.

Sunday: Demanding day for work.

Monday: Moon VoC all day. Yet, a lot can be accomplished.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (August 21-September 14)

  1. Make your life shipshape.
  2. Organize your work space.
  3. Deep clean your home.
  4. Take a self-improvement course.
  5. Be efficient and focused in your work.
  6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
  7. Eat a pure diet during this time.
  8. Amplify your health regime.
  9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright, or another book about the mind, body, and health.
  10. Attend to things that need to be done, and aim to cross a lot of things off your list.

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:                  

Monday, September 9: 1:30 a.m. – 2:24 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, September 10 at 10:22 p.m. through Thursday, September 12th at 2:52 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, September 13 at 9:33 p.m. through Saturday, September 14 at 3:32 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, September 16 at 9:02 a.m. through Tuesday, September 17 at 3:31 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, September 19: 6:57 a.m. – 1:56 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, September 21: 7:41 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, September 23 at 3:05 p.m. through Tuesday, September 24 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, September 25 at 9:14 a.m. through Thursday, September 26 at 3:37 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, September 27 at 8:58 p.m. through Saturday, September 28 at 3>03 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday. September 29 at 7:06 p.m. through Monday, September 30 at 2:42 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 2:46 a.m. – 4:44 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 0:34 a.m. – 10:43 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

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

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, September 9: 9:30 – 23:24 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, September 11th at 6:22 through Thursday, September 12th at 10:52 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, September 14: 5:33 – 23:32 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, September 16 at 17:02 through Tuesday, September 17 at 11:31 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, September 19: 14:57 – 21:56 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 22: 3:41 – 5:50 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, September 23 at 23:05 through Tuesday, September 24 at 10:19 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, September 25 at 17:14 through Thursday, September 26 at 11:37 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, September 28: 4:58 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, September 30: 3:06 – 10:42 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, October 3: 10:46 – 12:44 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, October 4: 8:34 – 18:43 (Moon into Capricorn)

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

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