In the Stars November 18-26, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Scorpio

This blog is posting one day early to highlight the New Moon at 26 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio symbolizes dying. In the darkness of the Scorpio New Moon, we are called to look at what is stagnant or stuck in our lives, what we want to let go or die, and how we want to regenerate. This New Moon calls for a deep look at what needs to be changed and transformed in our lives. Savor the inner quietude of the Sun in Scorpio for a few more days until  the Sun moves into Sagittarius on Tuesday, bringing on the glow of the holidays.

The Mars-Pluto square, exact on Sunday, is a big theme this week. This is dynamic but turbulent energy. Tempers can flare. However, these roiling energies can also be oriented positively through vigorous exercise or hard work on difficult projects. Thankfully, there is a lot of benefic energy to offset this ebullient, demanding alignment…which begins to wane after its crescendo on Sunday.

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A New Moon at 26 degrees of Scorpio heralds a new lunar cycle on Saturday. Scorpio symbolizes dying. In the darkness of the Scorpio New Moon, we are called to look at what is ready to die and pass away from our lives, and what is calling for rebirth. Death, sex, and taxes are Scorpio themes, and there have been plenty of stories in the news covering these themes: tax reforms, mass shootings, and truths revealed about sexual harassment in the workplace. Relationships and finances are areas of focus calling for pruning to spur new growth. Saturday’s slow start results from a Void of Course Moon until it bounces into sunny Sagittarius at 10:59 a.m. PST. Then we are called to adventure. Take a late autumn bike ride or road trip, or travel in your mind and learn something new. Saturday evening is staged for a party!

Sunday is a tempestuous day as a result of an exact Mars-Pluto square. It would be best to start this day with intense exercise to burn off the tension, and to invigorate ourselves. Then lean into a demanding project. If tempers flare, stay cool. The day is volatile, and yet we can use this dynamic energy to power through something challenging and worthy of our great efforts.

The Moon in Sagittarius highlights the Saturn-Uranus trine on Monday. This a major aspect that gives us the ability to ground and to work on our creative ideas and opportunities. The Moon makes a benefic trine to Uranus mid-day, opening us to innovation and amazement. A few hours later the Moon combines with Saturn, reining in our optimism, but giving us self-discipline for getting some things accomplished. However, this Saturn-Moon conjunction signals the beginning of a Void of Course Moon evening. Turn your attention after 4:26 p.m. PST to routine tasks and things already set in motion during this VoC period.

Tuesday sparkles with benefic aspects which help offset the serious, taciturn energy of the Capricorn Moon. The Sun ingresses into Sagittarius in the evening, delivering vision, optimism, and celebration for the next month. This is a day to dream big and look forward to the holidays—while you attend to the work at hand.

Neptune governs Wednesday’s themes as it stations turning direct. When a planet turns direct in motion its symbolism is amplified. Neptune symbolizes vision, imagination, idealism, and compassion. The hard-working Capricorn Moon conjuncts Pluto and squares Mars. Neptune softens the hard edges of this dynamic day and reminds us of the bigger picture and what is f lasting importance.

Thanksgiving Day is a friendly day with Moon in Aquarius, the perfect backdrop for a holiday gathering with friends and family. Mars is a pulling away from its tense square with Pluto–easing up on the tense energy–and leaving us with a lightness, curiosity, and detachment.

Black Friday is the first one in three years that we do not have a VoC Moon, so unlike the last two years, it is a fine and free-spirited day to shop or hang out with friends. The only negative is a Moon-Jupiter square, which may lead to over-expenditures or excess eating. So get yesterday’s hedonism behind you: one day is enough!

Saturday sports a brilliant Mercury-Uranus trine. Insights and great ideas abound! Seize them. In addition, the day is mixed with mostly positive aspects. With the Moon in detached air sign Aquarius, we will not be encumbered. This is a day for friendship and generative conversations. Relax Saturday evening into a fun dinner with friends, as the Moon is void of course starting at 6:37 p.m. PST.

Sunday is soft and dreamy. The day glows with inspiration, creativity, and happiness. Use this beautiful, expansive energy to make your home merry and bright for the holiday season.

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The Week in Short:

Saturday: Slow start (Moon VoC) until 10:59 a.m. Then set out for an adventure. Make it a party night.

Sunday: Challenging, tempestuous day. Exercise vigorously, and work on a demanding project. Mind your tongue and temper.

Monday: Creative, innovative, amazing day. Self-discipline can help get some things accomplished.

Tuesday: Dream big and attend to the work at hand.

Wednesday: Neptune stations and softens the hard edges of a dynamic day.

Thursday: Friendly day for sharing with friends and family…and for Giving Thanks!

Friday: Free-spirited day to shop or hang out with friends. Watch tendencies to overspend and overeat.

Saturday: Insights and great ideas abound.

Sunday: Beautiful, inspiring day. Make your home merry and bright.

 

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (November 7-December 1)

  • Love deeply.
  • Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
  • Review your investments and research other investment options.
  • Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
  • Give generously to someone in need during the holidays.
  • Purge your stuff and give things away.
  • Get a massage.
  • Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
  • Read a deep, transformative biography.
  • Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.comExact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are: Monday, November 20: 4:26 p.m.-11:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)Saturday, November 25 at 6:37 p.m. through Sunday, November 26 at 0:04 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)Thursday, November 30: 10:37 a.m.-12:38 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)Monday, December 4: 11:13 a.m.-12:37 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)Friday, December 8: 2:40 p.m.-3:09 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)Wednesday, December 13: 4:27 a.m.-5:59 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)GMT:Thursday, November 23: 10:33 a.m.-18:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)Tuesday, November 28: 12:09-16:30 (Moon into Aries)Saturday, December 2: 1:53-9:21 (Moon into Gemini)Wednesday, December 6: 17:56-20:37 (Moon into Leo)Monday, December 11: 3:02-5:01 (Moon into LibraFriday, December 15 at 1:42 through Saturday, December 16 at 1:07 (Moon into Sagittarius)
  • Wednesday, December 13: 12:27-13:59 (Moon into Scorpio)
  • Friday, December 8: 22:40-23:09 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)
  • Monday, December 4: 19:13-20:37 (Moon into Cancer)
  • Thursday, November 30 at 18:37-20:38 (Moon into Taurus)
  • Sunday, November 26: 2:37 a.m.-8:04 a.m.  (Moon into Pisces)
  • Tuesday, November 21: 0:26—7:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)
  • Thursday, December 14 at 5:42 p.m. through Friday, December 15 at 5:07 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)
  • Sunday, December 10: 7:02 p.m.-9:01 p.m. (Moon into Libra)
  • Wednesday, December 6: 9:56 a.m.-12:37 p.m. (Moon into Leo)
  • Friday, December 1 at 5:53 p.m. through Saturday, December 2 at 1:21 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)
  • Tuesday, November 28: 4:09 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Moon into Aries)
  • Thursday, November 23: 2:33 a.m.-12:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)
  • Pacific Standard Time:
  • 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.
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In the Stars November 12-19, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon November 18

Several alignments this coming week can uplift and transform relationships, including our relationship with money [Pluto-conjunct-Juno; Venus-conjunct-Jupiter, and Venus/Jupiter-trine-Neptune]. First, let’s consider the meaning of the Pluto-Juno conjunction. Pluto symbolizes transformation and empowerment, and Juno symbolizes marriage, partnership, and meaningful relationships. This combination at 17 degrees of Capricorn gives us the power to change and improve our primary relationships. It could be time to confront deep issues and problems, to transform patterns that no longer serve you or your partner, and to empower each other through trust, respect, and encouragement. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction expands themes of love and money; the combo’s benefic trine to Neptune inspires us. This week’s energies are infused with compassion and tenderness. Not only is this an extremely good time for relationships, but also we may be lucky financially. Enjoy the glow, and from the warmth of your heart uplift the relationships you care about deeply.

The Sun continues to shine in the sign of Scorpio tropically (until November 21). This time draws us into deep truths, inner journeys, and attention to financial founts that will sustain us. Savor this inner quietude so that you will be ready for the holiday season when the Sun moves into Sagittarius the following week.

A strong planetary theme over the last few weeks has been the Saturn-Uranus trine that just closed in exact on November 11. We are still riding on the energy of this alignment to create structure for new endeavors. The attention and discipline to change or to create something new is still available. Continue to use the gift of this positive alignment to make progress toward one or more of your life-enhancing goals.

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The Moon is in Virgo tropically from Sunday through Monday afternoon. The Moon in Virgo calls us to attend to the work at hand, to clean house and get organized. Saturday, November 11, sported the last exact trine of Saturn to Uranus, an aspect that calls us to create structures for our new and extraordinary ideas. As described above, we can continue to use this energy all week. In addition, the Virgo Moon makes numerous benefic aspects, which should give us practical energy and efficiency to do this work. Sunday is an inspiring, productive day. Sunday is also a day calling for service, so do something of benefit to someone else. Put on some music while you go about your tasks, happily. This is not a day to relax. Make the most of this industrious, yet imaginative day.

A fortunate, lucky, Venus-Jupiter conjunction early Monday morning colors the work week with opulence. This generous aspect flies in the face of the restrictive, demanding, cautious energy of a tense Moon/Chiron/Saturn T-square. The Moon is Void of Course from 7:45 a.m. through 3:26 p.m. PST, so attend to routine tasks and don’t waste time on appointments or meetings that will disappoint, or purchases that will need to be returned later. Thus, Monday is mixed and confused by the combination of a VoC Virgo Moon and a Mercury-Neptune square. With the paradoxical and nebulous energies at play, it is impossible to know what this day holds. Be relaxed and open to the flow.

The cardinal, action-oriented Libra Moon graces Tuesday and Wednesday with its qualities of love and beauty, generally good for soclal affairs. Tuesday’s evening hours could be somewhat edgy and impatient as the Moon combines with Mars. The outer planets Pluto and Uranus pack a punch when they combine in dynamic aspects to the Libra Moon on Wednesday. Expect the unexpected. A benefic Moon-Saturn sextile helps us deal with challenges and get a lot accomplished. A patient, generous heart behind perceptive thought should lead to good outcomes.

Thursday sparkles with the vision and kindness of benefic aspects between Venus, Neptune, Jupiter, and the Moon…and also the Sun and Chiron. An exact Venus-Neptune trine is the highlight of the day, offering creativity and magic. The Sun-Chiron trine offers healing. The Moon is in Scorpio, drawing us deep into feelings and intimacy. The Moon is dark before the New Moon on Saturday, drawing us inward. Mark this day on your calendar, and express this abundant positive energy in imaginative, beneficial, and expansive ways.

Friday, Venus’ Day (Viernes in Spanish), still glows with the glorious, creative energy of Thursday. The Scorpio Moon squares the lunar nodes, giving us a nudge or a strong push toward purpose. A benefic sextile between Mercury and Mars calls for action with words. Write an editorial, or speak up about something that matters. A lunar sextile to Pluto provides the steam to engender goodness toward what deeply matters.

A New Moon at 26 degrees of Scorpio heralds a new lunar cycle on Saturday. This New Moon calls for a deep look at what needs to be changed and transformed in our lives. Given the other cosmic energies this week, relationships and finances are areas of focus calling for pruning to spur new growth. Saturday’s slow start results from a Void of Course Moon until it bounces into sunny Sagittarius at 10:59 a.m. PST. Then we are called to adventure. Take a late autumn bike ride or road trip, or travel in your mind and learn something new. Saturday evening is staged for a party!

Sunday is a tempestuous day as a result of an exact Mars-Pluto square. It would be best to start this day with intense exercise to burn off the tension, and to invigorate yourself. Then lean into a demanding project. If tempers flare, stay cool. The day is volatile, and yet you can use this dynamic energy to power through something challenging and worthy of your great effort.

Everyone have a great week. You can!

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Make the most of this inspiring, industrious day!

Monday: Mixed Monday. Opulence and luck combined with restriction, uncertainty, and confusion. Moon VoC all day from 7:45 a.m. through 3:26 p.m.

Tuesday:  Call to action, graced with beauty. Meet irritations with kindness.

Wednesday: Dynamic, productive day with a few surprises.

Thursday: Magical, sparkling, expansive day. Make the most of the exceptional positive energy.

Friday: Speak up, and push toward what deeply matters.

Saturday: Slow start (Moon VoC) until 10:59 a.m. Then set out for an adventure. Make it a party night.

Sunday: Challenging, tempestuous day. Exercise vigorously, and work on a demanding project—and stay cool.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (November 7-December 1)

  1. Love deeply.
  2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
  3. Review your investments and research other investment options.
  4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
  5. Give generously to someone in need during the holidays.
  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.
  10. Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.

 

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, November 13: 7:45 a.m.-3:26 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:50 p.m. through Thursday, November 16 at 12:19 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 3:42 a.m.-10:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, November 20: 4:26 p.m.-11:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 2:33 a.m.-12:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, November 25 at 6:37 p.m. through Sunday, November 26 at 0:04 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, November 28: 4:09 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 30: 10:37 a.m.-12:38 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, December 1 at 5:53 p.m. through Saturday, December 2 at 1:21 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, December 4: 11:13 a.m.-12:37 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, December 6: 9:56 a.m.-12:37 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Friday, December 8: 2:40 p.m.-3:09 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, December 10: 7:02 p.m.-9:01 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT:

Monday, November 13: 15:45-23:26 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, November 16: 0:50-18:19 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 11:42-18:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, November 21: 0:26—7:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 10:33 a.m.-18:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, November 26: 2:37 a.m.-8:04 a.m.  (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, November 28: 12:09-16:30 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 30 at 18:37-20:38 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, December 2: 1:53-9:21 (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, December 4: 19:13-20:37 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, December 6: 17:56-20:37 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, December 8: 22:40-23:09 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, December 11: 3:02-5:01 (Moon into Libra

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In the Stars November 5-12, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in the sign of Scorpio tropically (until November 21). This time draws us into deep truths, inner journeys, and attention to deep financial concerns that will sustain us. Savor this inner, quiet time so that you will be ready for the holiday season when the Sun moves into Sagittarius in two weeks.

A strong planetary theme over the last few weeks has been the Saturn-Uranus trine, closing in exact this coming week on Saturday, November 11. This alignment calls for new endeavors and structures in your life that will take you in new and expanded directions. You can apply the attention and discipline to change something or to create something new. Use the gift of this positive alignment to make to make progress toward one or more of your life-enhancing goals.

Long-time subscribers of this blog might want to try not getting too caught up in the day-to-day this week, but try seeing this as a “weeklong” positive period. This could be a great week for many of us. There are few obstacles and a LOT of supportive alignments!

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Daylight Savings Time ended at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, bringing more light to our mornings, and more darkness to our evenings. Sunday’s Gemini Moon encourages curiosity and communication. Mercury bolts into chatty Sagittarius through December 1, where it has a lot to say—enthusiastically. Fun! While you are drawn to the month of solitude and deep inner experience while the Sun is in Scorpio (October 23-Novebmer 21), you are drawn to communicate and chat and share while Mercury is in Sagittarius through December 1. This combination of conversation and solitary self-reflection may lead you to deep insights over the next month.

We may be bound up by self-limitation and self-doubt as a result of Monday’s Moon-Chiron-Saturn T-square. Old wounds may surface. This is a mutable T-square, so the key to the bind you may find yourself in is movement and flexibility—and hard work. A Moon-Uranus sextile may break the logjams. Be open to your intuition and creativity, and to breaking free of limiting patterns and binds.

Home and Family are themes highlighted Tuesday and Wednesday in the light of the Cancer Moon. Venus moves into Scorpio tropically until December 1, ramping up our passions [see Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio below]. This is an excellent time to focus on finances and investments, particularly as they support your comfort and security. The Cancer Moon forms a benefic Grand Trine with Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, supporting the Tuesday’s endeavors. A lunar square to Mars is a bit edgy, but the Grand Water Trine should wash away the angst. Wednesday’s energies are more edgy and volatile than Tuesday’s, as the Cancer Moon opposes Pluto and squares Uranus. Embrace change!

Bounce out of bed Thursday with the light of the fiery and playful Leo Moon. The Sun is in an exact opportunistic sextile to Pluto. Center yourself in what is meaningful in your life, and then open yourself up to a creative expression of who you truly are and what you value. Friday is day for play. If working, be creative and inspired. Go dancing Friday evening and live it up! The rest of the weekend is staged for work and duty.

The Moon is in Virgo tropically Saturday morning through Monday afternoon. The Moon in Virgo calls us to attend to the work at hand, to clean house, and get organized. It’s the clean-up time of the month. The big event Saturday is the last exact trine of Saturn to Uranus, an aspect that calls us to create structures for our new and extraordinary ideas. In addition, the Virgo Moon makes numerous benefic aspects, which should give us practical energy and efficiency to do our work. This day is full of tremendous potential, so use it wisely and consciously. Sunday is yet another great, productive day. Put on some music while you go about your work. This is not a day to relax. Make the most of this industrious, yet inspiring day.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Exciting day of communication and curiosity.

Monday: Break free of self-limiting binds.

Tuesday: Water Grand Trine supports the day’s endeavors. Focus on finances and investments.

Wednesday: While we seek comfort and familiarity, embrace change.

Thursday: Bright, playful, creative day!

Friday: Be creative and inspired. Dance!

Saturday: Clean house and get organized. Build on extraordinary ideas!

Sunday: Make the most of this inspiring, industrious day!

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (November 7-December 1)

1.Love deeply. 2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings. 3. Review your investments and research other investment options. 4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments. 5. Give generously to someone in need during the holidays. 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. 10. Enjoy the quiet of this darkest time of the year.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, November 5: 1:29 a.m.-2:26 a.m. Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 2:39 a.m.-2:44 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, November 8 at 9:14 p.m. through Thursday, November 9 at 4:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 12:55 a.m.-8:41 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 7:45 a.m.-3:26 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:50 p.m. through Thursday, November 16 at 12:19 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 3:42 a.m.-10:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, November 20: 4:26 p.m.-11:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 2:33 a.m.-12:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, November 25 at 6:37 p.m. through Sunday, November 26 at 0:04 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, November 28: 4:09 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 30: 10:37 a.m.-12:38 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, December 1 at 5:53 p.m. through Saturday, December 2 at 1:21 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT:

Sunday, November 5: 9:29-10:26 Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 10:39-10:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, November 9: 5:14-12:29 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 8:55 a.m.-16:41 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 15:45-23:26 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, November 16: 0:50-18:19 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 11:42-18:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, November 21: 0:26—7:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 10:33 a.m.-18:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, November 26: 2:37 a.m.-8:04 a.m.  (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, November 28: 12:09-16:30 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 30 at 18:37-20:38 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, December 2: 1:53-9:21 (Moon into Gemini)

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In the Stars October 29-November 5, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

I continue to feel deep gratitude that my home and the central part of my community were spared from the devastating North Bay fires. This harrowing event has made a huge impact on all of us in Northern California. Some of us lost homes, and all of us know someone who did lose their home. Most of us evacuated and faced the reality that our home and community might burn. There are many stories of heroism that saved homes and lives. We are grateful to the gods and especially to the firefighters who saved our homes. We are ever more aware that we are all vulnerable to the powerful energies of the universe that destroy through fires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and more…and that all give tremendous blessings. We live in a vibrant universe, and the best we can do is to live each day as fully present and conscious as possible.

The Sun continues to shine in the sign of Scorpio tropically (until November 21). This time draws us into deep truths, inner journeys, and attention to deep financial concerns that will sustain us.

A strong planetary theme over the next couple of weeks is the Saturn-Uranus trine, closing in exact in a couple of weeks. This alignment calls for new endeavors and structures in your life. You can apply the attention, discipline, and attention to change something or to create something new. Use the gift of this positive alignment to make to make your life more interesting, to enhance your skills, or to work toward a goal. If you have not done so already, set an intention to work on something while this aspect is at its greatest power for the next three weeks.

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Sunday the Moon is Void of Course nearly all day. Yield to gardening, reading, and connecting with friends. The Moon ingresses into Pisces at 4:46 p.m. PDT, the sign symbolizing compassion, vision, and imagination. In the light of the Pisces Moon Sunday evening, relax and watch a movie or the fifth game of the World Series. Soak in a hot bath, go to bed early, and catch some dreams.

Our hearts are wide open on Monday, sprinkling compassion and kindness. We are idealistic and optimistic. It is a day to dream big (Sun and Jupiter trine the Pisces Moon; Moon conjuncts Neptune).

The kind-heartedness of yesterday continues into a gentle Tuesday morning. By mid-day a lunar square to Saturn demands some discipline, but the exact square brings a Void of Course Moon which continues through the rest of the day. After 2:08 p.m. PDT, turn your attention to working on routine tasks.

Bolt out of bed on Wednesday and get moving. It’s a dynamic new day. Mars opposing the Aries Moon is best employed with exercise and action toward our goals. Otherwise, we may feel frustrated and lash out at others. Channel frustration and aggression into accomplishment.

Thursday is a mixed, action-packed day that may deliver some punches. Our nerves are jagged by a Saturn-Chiron square that brings us face to face with our flaws and wounds, and the stress of a Venus-Moon opposition. On the other hand, a Saturn-Moon trine gives us reason and resolve to handle whatever comes up. The innovative Moon-Uranus conjunction will give insight and great ideas.

A Full Moon in Taurus shines bright, exact at 10:23 p.m. PDT Friday…and 1:23 a.m. EDT on Saturday. In the sign of Taurus, the Moon functions at its best, enjoying the pleasures of the senses. This Full Moon is complex. Its ruler, Venus, makes mixed aspects to planets symbolizing new perspectives and change (Venus is quincunx Chiron, sextile to Saturn, and opposite Uranus). This Full Moon is also a Super Moon, meaning that the Moon is in perigee, closest to the Earth. The Full Moon will appear bigger and more exaggerated in the sky (be sure to look), and likewise, we will feel its energy in a more dramatic way. The Sun is in Scorpio, a time to draw inward, shed, let go, and transform. The Full Moon in Taurus magnifies these themes. We are called to let go of stuff and what no longer serves us. Venus is opposite Uranus and sextile Saturn, stirring up the themes of love/relationship and money. Attend to whatever is facing you in these arenas with creativity and resolve. Finally, the Taurus Moon also makes a benefic trine to Pluto. This is a powerful aspect that enables you to overcome the challenges before you or push toward your goals.

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, bringing more light to our mornings, and more darkness to our evenings. Sunday’s Gemini Moon encourages curiosity and communication. Mercury bolts into chatty Sagittarius through December 1, where it has a lot to say—enthusiastically. Fun! While you are drawn to the month of solitude and deep inner experience while the Sun is in Scorpio (October 23-Novebmer 21), you are drawn to communicate and chat and share while Mercury is in Sagittarius through December 1. This combination of conversation and solitary self-reflection may lead you to deep insights over the next month.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: A take-it-easy day with Moon VoC all day. Relax and watch a movie Sunday evening-or the World Series.

Monday: Spread compassion, kindness, and optimism.

Tuesday: Gentle morning, but discipline is demanded today. When the Moon goes VoC at 2:08 p.m, focus on routine tasks the rest of the day and evening.

Wednesday: Get moving and work toward your goals.

Thursday: Mixed day with anxiety, good problem solving ability, and insight.

Friday: Full Moon; active, dramatic day. Let go of stuff, and whatever holds you back, yearning for security.

Saturday: Delight in pleasuring your senses. Work hard toward your goals.

Sunday: Exciting day of communication and curiosity.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, October 29: 9:22 a.m.-4:46 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31: 2:08 p.m.-11:43 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 2 at 8:03 p.m. through Friday, November 3 at 2:46 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 1:29 a.m.-2:26 a.m. Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 2:39 a.m.-2:44 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, November 8 at 9:14 p.m. through Thursday, November 9 at 4:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 12:55 a.m.-8:41 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 7:45 a.m.-3:26 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:50 p.m. through Thursday, November 16 at 12:19 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 3:42 a.m.-10:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, November 20: 4:26 p.m.-11:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 2:33 a.m.-12:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, November 25 at 6:37 p.m. through Sunday, November 26 at 0:04 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT:

Sunday, October 29: 16:22-23:46 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31 at 21:08 through Wednesday, November 1 at 6:43 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, November 3: 3:03-9:46 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 9:29-10:26 Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 10:39-10:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, November 9: 5:14-12:29 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 8:55 a.m.-16:41 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 15:45-23:26 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, November 16: 0:50-18:19 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 11:42-18:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, November 21: 0:26—7:14 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, November 23: 10:33 a.m.-18:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, November 26: 2:37 a.m.-8:04 a.m.  (Moon into Pisces)

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In the Stars October 22-29, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

A strong planetary theme over the next month is the Saturn-Uranus trine, closing in exact in a couple of weeks. This alignment calls for new endeavors and structures in your life. You can apply the attention, discipline, and attention to change something or create something new. Use the gift of this positive alignment to make to make your life more interesting, to enhance your skills or to work toward a goal. Set an intention to work on something while this aspect is at its greatest power for the month ahead.

One major theme of the week ahead is to address relationships openly and honestly. Mars, the planet symbolizing aggression and conflict moves into Libra tropically, the sign of relationships, helping us to temper aggressive tendencies with grace and harmony. Venus squares Pluto, exact on Friday, calling for the deepening, strengthening, and transformation of relationships. Venus squares Juno, planets of love and marriage/partnership, calling us to address issues so that we can move forward with clarity, a strong sense of self-worth, and greater commitment.

I am grateful to be able to write that my home was spared in the Sonoma Wildfires. I am settling back into a new normal after evacuating for five days. A number of people I know were among the thousands who lost homes, and the area has been changed in many respects with businesses burned, damaged, or suspended due to evacuations and road closures. This horrendous event is an opportunity for all of us to pause and ponder the meaning of it in our individual and collective lives. My friend, Vedic astrologer Komilla Sutton (www.komilla.com), reminded me that the North Bay fires broke out when the Moon was in the degree of the Krittika Nakshatra from a Vedic/sidereal perspective. Krittika symbolizes fire, volatility, and sacrifice. Fire is warm and supportive, but if it burns out of control it is destructive and devastating. The light of fire can burn or enlighten. As a result of the fire in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties, these communities have been coming together, helping, and rallying to support recovery. All around Sonoma there is a saying posted, “The love in the air is stronger than smoke.” The hash tag “SonomaStrong#” continues to appear in many places. The fire burned all the “stuff” of thousands of families. As I was packing my own precious belongings to evacuate, I noted how much excess stuff we have. I vowed to clean out and simplify if I was able to return to my home. I think many of us in the western world would be well served to pare down our belongings and attachments. Following are some questions related to the meaning of Krittika, symbolizing the fires, to consider; I encourage you to pick at least one and ponder it in the coming week.

How can I harness my mind and share my brilliance, strength, and creativity?

How can I temper my energy to be a more vital and vibrant force in the world?

How can I be more warm and supportive to others?

How can I be more aware and more enlightened?

How can I tame my desires and live more simply?

 

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The Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius early Sunday morning. Time to get up and move! Go for a vigorous hike in nature. Mars ingresses into Libra for the next three weeks where it tends to agitate relationships, but may bring conflict to the surface to address for the better. The Sun moves into Scorpio, marking the beginning of a month to draw inward and anchor emotions, deepen partnerships, and invigorate your finances.

Optimism and lofty ideals lead the week on Monday morning with the light of the visionary, big-picture Sagittarius Moon. By evening we are honing in on the practical steps to ground our aims and goals. A Tuesday morning Moon-Saturn conjunction may help us get up and out the door early. This is followed by a sparkling Moon-Uranus trine that may add some magic to the day.  The Moon is Void of Course nearly all day from 9:44 a.m. until 5:12 p.m. PST. During this time it is best to focus on routine tasks and activities not requiring definition or decision. This is the only day this week that is not good for meetings. However, at 5:12 p.m. the energy shifts with the arrival of the action-oriented, earthy Capricorn Moon. I have a meeting scheduled for 4:30, and I am aware that we will probably not get grounded and get things done until after 5:12 p.m. Mercury makes a benefic trine to Neptune, lifting our imagination into realms of non-ordinary reality.

Wednesday and Thursday are powerful, productive days when a lot of practical things can be accomplished. Give these days your best effort and plan to be pleasantly surprised. Thursday is even more power-packed than Wednesday, as it is buoyed by a Sun-Jupiter conjunction and a Moon-Pluto conjunction. Allow yourself to experiment and use this dynamic, productive energy to get a lot accomplished.

Thursday and Friday are “monster stock” days, days when the planets are aligned to support  tremendous growth. Initial public offerings of stock (IPOs) these days could grow into what Grace Morris (wwwgracemorris.com) refers to as monster stocks. In addition to businesses begun during these two days, other endeavors could also grow and thrive over time. Jupiter is conjunct the Sun, symbolizing expansion. Venus squares Pluto exactly on Friday, amplifying the themes of relationship and finances. At the same time, the Moon is in Aquarius, the sign symbolizing friendship and intellectual brilliance. Friday evening is framed for engaging conversations with a group of friends.

Saturday is another friendly day, buoyed by a sweet lunar trine to Venus in the morning. The Aquarius Moon symbolizes diversity, and concern about humanity. This is a day to engage with others, explore, and discover or invent something new.

Sunday the Moon is Void of Course nearly all day. Yield to gardening, reading, and connecting with friends. The Moon ingresses into Pisces at 4:46 p.m. PDT, the sign symbolizing compassion, vision, and imagination. In the light of the Pisces Moon Sunday evening, relax and watch a movie. Soak in a hot bath, go to bed early, and catch some dreams.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Sunny, optimistic day framed for adventure. Sun into Scorpio.

Monday: Aim high and get moving. Take practical steps toward your goals.

Tuesday: Both magic and self-discipline are ingredients in this day’s potential. Moon VoC from 9:44 a.m.-5:12 p.m., so focus on routine tasks rather than meetings or decision making.

Wednesday: Practical, industrious day.

Thursday: Expansive, power-packed productive day.

Friday: Relationships and finances are highlighted. Gather with friends.

Saturday: Friendly day to explore and discover.

Sunday: A take-it-easy day with Moon VoC all day. Relax and watch a movie Sunday evening.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, October 22: 4:35 a.m.-4:57 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24: 9:44 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27 at 5:59 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 9:22 a.m.-4:46 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31: 2:08 p.m.-11:43 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 2 at 8:03 p.m. through Friday, November 3 at 2:46 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 1:29 a.m.-2:26 a.m. Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 2:39 a.m.-2:44 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, November 8 at 9:14 p.m. through Thursday, November 9 at 4:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 12:55 a.m.-8:41 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 7:45 a.m.-3:26 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, November 15 at 4:50 p.m. through Thursday, November 16 at 12:19 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 3:42 a.m.-10:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT:

Sunday, October 22: 11:35-11:57 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24 at 16:44 through Wednesday, October 25 at 0:15 (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27: 5:22-12:59 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 16:22-23:46 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31 at 21:08 through Wednesday, November 1 at 6:43 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, November 3: 3:03-9:46 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 9:29-10:26 Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 10:39-10:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, November 9: 5:14-12:29 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 8:55 a.m.-16:41 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, November 13: 15:45-23:26 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, November 16: 0:50-18:19 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, November 18: 11:42-18:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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In the Stars October 15-22…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Libra

Last week’s post began, “The week ahead seems relatively calm on the cosmic front.” That turned to be not the case for those of us swept into the Northern California firestorms last Sunday night. This event is another effect of the great eclipse in August, along with the Las Vegas shootings, the severe hurricanes, and earthquake and volcanic activities. However, I’ll continue to ponder other possible correspondences. The big planet Jupiter has moved into Scorpio for the next year. Jupiter in Scorpio is an invitation for all of us to personally focus on our finances: investments, real estate, wills, trusts, and debts. A number of planets have or will ingress into their next signs this week. Venus just arrived in Libra on Saturday. Next Sunday, Mars moves into Libra and the Sun moves into Scorpio tropically.

From a Vedic (Eastern) astrological point of view, Saturn is in the highly sensitive degrees of Gandanta, the last few degrees of a water sign sidereally, from October 16 through November 4. This period of time tends to be particularly unstable. Another destabilizing configuration is the Kala Sarpa Yoga October 14-28, when all planets except the outer planets are hemmed in by the North and South Nodes, also known as Rahu and Ketu. These difficult energies combine from October 17-28, an unsettled time when unexpected and/or painful experiences can emerge. We should exercise extra caution and keep life simple during these 11 days.

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The Virgo Moon on Sunday moves us toward the work that needs to be done. Hopefully, you satisfied your weekend’s need for play on Saturday. Now, it’s time to put your task list before you and work toward accomplishing it. You’ll have the wind at your back to put your life in order and clean house before you head into the work week ahead. A Mercury-Uranus opposition may bring a few surprising realizations.

Monday promises to be an industrious day. We can tackle some heavy-duty challenges, such as the fire-driven catastrophe that has affected so many people in the North Bay and beyond. With the power of the efficient Virgo Moon in a benefic trine to Pluto, and the discipline of the Sun-Saturn sextile, we can make tremendous headway on the projects before us. Let’s hope that the heroic and exhausted firefighters at the terrifying and deadly front gain from these alignments and become victorious.

Although there is a Void of Course Moon on Tuesday morning until 10:38 a.m. PDT, we may be able to overcome the uncertainty of the Void Moon with the fiery energy of the early morning Moon-Mars conjunction. Get out of bed and off to the gym for a vigorous workout, or take on a physical task on your property. Schedule meetings for later. The Moon conjuncts Venus in the evening, calling for a sweet, social evening with friends or with one’s beloved.

Mercury enters Scorpio tropically early Wednesday morning, where it tends to harbor secrets and keep thoughts more private. However, contrary to this natural tendency toward secrecy, Mercury conjuncts Jupiter the next couple of days, making it almost impossible not to tell all. Strong feelings may be triggered by the weight of a cardinal (action-oriented) Moon-Pluto square. The Moon is dark, so make some private, quiet time for yourself.

A dynamic New Moon forms on Thursday opposite Uranus and Eris. We may be compelled to take some big leaps, especially in the area of relationships. The potent breakthrough energy of this New Moon is further expanded by its conjunction with Jupiter. There may also be shocks and surprises with this otherwise copacetic New Moon in Libra. Eris and Uranus are also in a Grand Fire Trine, giving support to channel the potential of this New Moon in positive ways. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon at 27 degrees of Libra is “An airplane sails, high in the clear sky. A consciousness able to transcend the conflicts and pressures of the personal life…the individual can gain a new perspective on human problems and reach freedom and peace in a supernal realm of being…this one introduces us to the realm of unity beyond polarity. It is a stage of TRANSCENDANT REALIZATION.” [Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala, Vintage Books, 1973]. After a long afternoon with a Void of Course Moon (12:12-6:41 p.m.), the Moon moves into Scorpio through Saturday.

Friday and Saturday are days when we will want to draw inward and garner some private time in the light of the watery, deep Scorpio Moon. Friday’s Moon-Neptune trine encourages us to dream, as well as to loosen the grip of the Scorpio Moon’s hold on our feelings. We can turn tendencies toward control and resentment into faith and forgiveness. Saturday we can feel torn between the past and the future, as the Moon squares the lunar nodes. A Mercury-Pallas Athena opposition helps us think strategically.

The Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius early Sunday morning. Time to get up and move! Go for a vigorous hike in nature. Mars ingresses into Libra for the next three weeks where it tends to agitate relationships, but may bring conflict to the surface. The Sun ingresses into Scorpio, marking the beginning of a month to draw inward and anchor emotions, deepen partnerships, and invigorate your finances.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday:  Work day! Put your task list before you and give it the works.

Monday: Industrious day infused with discipline and efficiency.

Tuesday: Schedule meetings for after 10: 38 a.m. PDT. Sweet, social evening.

Wednesday: Strong feelings are stirred, and secrets revealed.

Thursday: New Moon with surprising breakthroughs. Giant leaps in relationships.

Friday: Take some quiet time for yourself; turn toward faith and forgiveness.

Saturday: Strategic thinking emerges from deep understandings.

Sunday: Sunny, optimistic day framed for adventure. Sun into Scorpio.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Saturday, October 14 at 10:27 p.m. through Sunday, October 15 at 4:19 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 4:27 a.m.-10:35 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19: 12:12 p.m.-6:41 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 4:35 a.m.-4:57 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24: 9:44 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27 at 5:59 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 9:22 a.m.-4:46 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31: 2:08 p.m.-11:43 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 2 at 8:03 p.m. through Friday, November 3 at 2:46 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 1:29 a.m.-2:26 a.m. Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 2:39 a.m.-2:44 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, November 8 at 9:14 p.m. through Thursday, November 9 at 4:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 12:55 a.m.-8:41 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT:

Sunday, October 15: 5:27 – 11:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 11:27-17:35 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19 at 19:12 through Friday, October 20 at 1:41 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 11:35-11:57 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24 at 16:44 through Wednesday, October 25 at 0:15 (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27: 5:22-12:59 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 16:22-23:46 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31 at 21:08 through Wednesday, November 1 at 6:43 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, November 3: 3:03-9:46 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 9:29-10:26 Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, November 7: 10:39-10:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, November 9: 5:14-12:29 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, November 11: 8:55 a.m.-16:41 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars October 8-15, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week ahead seems relatively calm on the cosmic front. However, the planets are always moving and interacting with our horoscopes, so the energy is never static. The big planet Jupiter moves into Scorpio tropically on Tuesday, October 10th for the next year. Market sectors that should do well with Jupiter’s shift into Scorpio include banking and insurance industries, aerospace/defense, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, research, waste management, and technology. Jupiter in Scorpio is an invitation for all of us to personally focus on our finances, especially, investments, real estate, wills, trusts, and debt. Venus will arrive in Libra on Saturday, so finish the focus on tasks to clean and organize your life the next few days (see the list of Ten Things to do with Venus in Virgo at the end of this post).

This week’s blog frames the week through the lens of the Moon’s movement through the zodiacal signs. While the Moon’s movement does not usually create major change, it does influence the energies and actions of each day. Different aspects of our lives are colored by the Moon’s expression each day. If we attend to the Moon’s movement, then over the course of a lunar month we will have brought consciousness and intention to all areas of our lives.

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The Taurus Moon colors Sunday beautifully, but a tense Venus-Saturn square may put a damper on your day. You may feel uptight about relationship or money issues. The Moon is Void of Course for 12 hours from 6:45 a.m.to 6:44 p.m. PDT. Make it a leisurely day attending to routine tasks such as attending to your finances and paying bills. Take a walk in a park; the Taurus Moon loves to touch the earth. The curious, chatty Gemini Moon arrives at 6:44 p.m. PDT. Solidify your weekend by planning the connections and communication that need to be made early in the week.

The Gemini Moon Monday and Tuesday makes for busy, interactive, mercurial days. Your short attention span can be put to good use moving from one task to another as soon as you feel bored or distracted. Allow yourself to go with the fluctuations. Intervening conversations may result in insight and discovery. An edgy Mercury-Pluto square wants to get to the truth and the source of issues, get to a deeper understanding. Tuesday sports a heavy dose of planetary activity, both benefic and challenging. The big planetary news of the day is Jupiter’s shift into Scorpio, where it will be for the next year. This will highlight investments and financial matters, secrets, and things hidden under the surface of appearances. A late afternoon lunar sextile to Uranus may deliver something unexpected, and a Moon-Jupiter trine will make us feel generous and expansive, and that all is well.

The Cancer Moon on Wednesday and Thursday generally fosters a focus on home and family, cooking and comfort. However, an edgy square between Mars and Saturn on Wednesday may thwart our efforts. Don’t push against resistances, but relax into the limitations. You might just bite off some difficult piece of work and see what you can accomplish with patience, diligence, and time. Thursday’s powerful planetary energy packs a punch—or several punches, fueled by the Moon’s dynamic aspects to the Sun, Pluto, and Uranus. A Mercury-Saturn sextile will help us think through challenges and make wise choices.

The Leo Moon Friday and Saturday calls us out to play. Sprinkle some fun into this last work day of the week, and expect good luck rather than bad on this Friday the 13th. Saturday sparkles with all benefic aspects to the Moon, making for an emotionally satisfying, exuberant day. Get out and create an exciting, colorful Saturday. Venus rolls into Libra, drawing our desires toward art, beauty, and sweetness.

The Virgo Moon on Sunday moves us toward the work that needs to be done. Hopefully, you satisfied your weekend’s need for play on Saturday. Now, it’s time to put your task list before you and work toward accomplishing it. You’ll have the wind at your back to put your life in order and clean house before you head into the work week ahead. A Mercury-Uranus opposition may bring a few surprising realizations.

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And now, for a postscript, here’s something fun to ponder:

The Best Dog Breeds for Your Sun Sign

Unattributed post on MSN: mailto:https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/pets/what-is-the-best-dog-breed-for-your-zodiac-sign/ss-AAf74eU?ocid=ems.display.edge&ccid=fd4aefdc224240118c1f73317fc80293#image=25

Aires – Jack Russell Terrier, Schnauzer

Taurus – St. Bernard, Scottish Terrier

Gemini – Golden Retriever, Labrador

Cancer – Pomeranian, Chihuahua

Leo – Rottweiler, German Shepherd

Virgo – Bloodhound, Beagle

Libra – Whippet, Irish and English Setter

Scorpio – Great Pyrenees, Portuguese Water Dog

Sagittarius – Greyhound, Border Collie

Capricorn – Boxer, Dalmatian

Aquarius – Alaskan Malamute, Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pisces – Papillon, Pug

 

The Week in Short:

Sunday:  Moon VoC all day.  Take a walk in a park, and attend to money and relationship needs.

Monday: Busy, interactive, mercurial day.

Tuesday: Active planetary day. Expect the unexpected. Be generous.

Wednesday: Edgy day when efforts may be thwarted, but patience and diligence will pay off.

Thursday: Powerful, dynamic day. Use the strong energy to take action.

Friday: Make the work day fun, and enjoy the evening!

Saturday: Sparkling, exuberant day to play.

Sunday:  Work day! Put your task list before you and give it the works.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

Ten Things to Do While Venus is in Virgo (September 19-October 13

  1. Make your life shipshape.
  2. Organize your work space.
  3. Deep clean your home.
  4. Take a self-improvement course.
  5. Expand your work.
  6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
  7. Eat a pure, lean and clean diet during these four weeks.
  8. Amplify your health regime.
  9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Lifeby Brant Cortright.
  10. Clean and organize your jewelry, and give away what you no longer wear.

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, October 8: 6:45 a.m.-6:44 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10: 3:24 p.m.-8:38 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, October 12: 8:59 p.m.-11:41 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, October 14 at 10:27 p.m. through Sunday, October 15 at 4:19 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 4:27 a.m.-10:35 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19: 12:12 p.m.-6:41 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 4:35 a.m.-4:57 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24: 9:44 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27 at 5:59 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 9:22 a.m.-4:46 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31: 2:08 p.m.-11:43 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 2 at 8:03 p.m. through Friday, November 3 at 2:46 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 1:29 a.m.-2:26 a.m. Moon into Gemini)

GMT:

Sunday, October 8 at 13:45 through Monday, October 9 at 1:44 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10 at 22:24 through Wednesday, October 11 at 3:38 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, October 13: 3:59 -6:41 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, October 15: 5:27 – 11:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 11:27-17:35 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19 at 19:12 through Friday, October 20 at 1:41 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 11:35-11:57 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24 at 16:44 through Wednesday, October 25 at 0:15 (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27: 5:22-12:59 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 16:22-23:46 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31 at 21:08 through Wednesday, November 1 at 6:43 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, November 3: 3:03-9:46 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 9:29-10:26 Moon into Gemini)

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In the Stars October 1-8, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

There is a potent Full Moon mid-week, exact on Thursday, that highlights numerous planetary patterns, some challenging, and some easing. On the heels of the exact Jupiter-Uranus opposition, the week ahead again invites us to stretch our limits, go beyond our boundaries, and to seize big, bold opportunities. Breakthroughs are possible. The beginning of the week is soft and visionary, and then from Wednesday afternoon onward, we will want to act boldly with initiative and enthusiasm. Then the weekend is framed for relaxing and enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

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Sunday hearkens friendship. A beautiful Sun-Moon trine gives us the feeling that all is well. A powerful Mars-Pluto trine on Sunday gives a big boost of willpower and ambition. In addition, a benefic sextile between the Moon and Saturn gives even more determination and focus. Give yourself the gift of a strong work-out or a vigorous hike. Join with friends on a collaborative work project. This is not a leisurely Sunday. Rather, it is one packed with brilliant thinking and productivity. After you have made the most of the day, enjoy a dinner of ethnic exploration, as Aquarius encourages us to embrace diversity and other cultures. Aquarius also heightens global concerns. Make another donation to one of the perilous places in the world where there has been a recent disaster. Many people are particularly in peril in Puerto Rico, so consider them.

The work week starts softly, colored by the vision and inspiration of a Pisces Moon in benefic aspect to Uranus and Jupiter. Yoga would be a good choice for exercise for the day, stretching and building flexibility and strength. Play inspiring music throughout the day. Allow your imagination to soar, and listen to your intuition. Do a random act of kindness.

Attention is on love and money on Tuesday. Passions are stirred by a powerful Venus-Pluto trine. Emotions run high with the vulnerable, watery Pisces Moon opposite Mars and Venus in Virgo. Consider Tuesday’s thoughts regarding love and money as precursors to the work to be done soon when Jupiter moves into Scorpio on October 10.

Wednesday morning is dreamy and unfocused, with the Moon Void of Course in Pisces. Attend to routine tasks, and don’t waste your time in meetings or doing anything requiring decisions. At 1:40 p.m. PDT there is a big lunar shift from watery Pisces to fiery Aries. Then it is time to get moving…boldly, quickly, and confidently.

The Harvest Moon, the Full Moon in Aries, draws us toward an emotional peak on Thursday. Balancing individual needs with relationship needs is the theme at this high time of the month. The patterns in this Full Moon are potent: two tense T-squares (when two planets are in opposition and one planet is in the middle at 90 degrees from the opposing planets) and two powerful Grand Trines. Pluto squares the Full Moon, forming one T-square that creates emotional tension. This is a cardinal T-square that will trigger action. A second T-square between Chiron, Saturn, and Venus/Mars is a mutable T-square, calling for sensitivity, patience, and considering old wounds that need to be healed and work to be done. To ease the tension of the T-squares there are two Grand Trines. One is an Earth Grand Trine (Pluto, Pallas Athena, and Venus and Mars), giving grounding and practicality. The other is a Fire Grand Trine (Saturn, Uranus, and the North Node), which gives vision and inspiration. As if these patterns already weren’t enough, the Jupiter-Uranus opposition catalyzes the creative power of this Full Moon. These powerful mid-week energies give us the opportunity to expand our potential and flow with the waves of fresh vitality, letting go of what is no longer useful, and embracing new possibilities.

The high energy of the Full Moon is punctuated on Friday as the Moon moves into a conjunction with Uranus and opposes Jupiter at the end of the Aries-Libra axis. Expect disruptions, discoveries, surprises, and insights. After the excitement of the last three days, relax on Friday evening as the Moon moves into Taurus, its sign of exaltation where it functions at its best. This is the time of the month to pleasure the senses, and this Taurus Moon will shine all weekend. Celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a beautiful, leisurely, and delicious dinner.

Saturday is staged for a practical, productive day supported by the fixed earth Taurus Moon that makes a benefic trine to Pluto. This would be an excellent day for gardening, or for any project that makes your home more beautiful. Taurus loves to please the taste buds, so enjoy delicious, beautiful, and nourishing meals. Taurus is slow, so go at a leisurely pace to get some things accomplished, and listen to your play-lists while you work.

The Taurus Moon continues to color Sunday beautiful, but a tense Venus-Saturn square may put a damper on your day. You may feel uptight about relationship or money issues. The Moon is Void of Course for 12 hours from 6:45 a.m.to 6:44 p.m. PDT. Make it a leisurely day attending to routine tasks such as attending to your finances and paying bills. Take a walk in a park to express the Taurus Moon and ease the day’s tension. The curious, chatty Gemini Moon arrives at 6:44 p.m. PDT. Solidify your weekend by planning the connections and communication that need to be made early in the week.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Willpower and determination abound. Take a vigorous hike with friends and then get things accomplished.

Monday: Slow, imaginative start to the work week. Do a random act of kindness.

Tuesday: Attend to love and money issues. Passions run high.

Wednesday: Moon VoC until 1:40 PM PDT when you can get moving boldly and confidently.

Thursday: Full Moon in Aries, with numerous aspects highlighting individuality vs. relationship. Tremendous creative power!

Friday: Expect disruptions, surprises, insights, and breakthroughs. Enjoy a sensual, beautiful dinner after an eventful day.

Saturday: Practical, productive, sensual day.

Sunday:  Moon VoC all day.  Take a walk in a park, and attend to money and relationship needs.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

Ten Things to Do While Venus is in Virgo (September 19-October 13

  1. Make your life shipshape.
  2. Organize your work space.
  3. Deep clean your home.
  4. Take a self-improvement course.
  5. Expand your work.
  6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
  7. Eat a pure, lean and clean diet during these four weeks.
  8. Amplify your health regime.
  9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Lifeby Brant Cortright.
  10. Clean and organize your jewelry, and give away what you no longer wear.

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, October 2: 4:13 a.m.-7:26 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, October 4: 12:19 a.m.-1:40 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Friday, October 6: 3:38 p.m.-4:56 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, October 8: 6:45 a.m.-6:44 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10: 3:24 p.m.-8:38 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, October 12: 8:59 p.m.-11:41 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, October 14 at 10:27 p.m. through Sunday, October 15 at 4:19 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 4:27 a.m.-10:35 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19: 12:12 p.m.-6:41 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 4:35 a.m.-4:57 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24: 9:44 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27 at 5:59 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 9:22 a.m.-4:46 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT:

Monday, October 2: 11:13-14:26 (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, October 4: 7:19 -18:40 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, October 6: 22:38.-23:56 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, October 8 at 13:45 through Monday, October 9 at 1:44 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10 at 22:24 through Wednesday, October 11 at 3:38 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, October 13: 3:59 -6:41 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, October 15: 5:27 – 11:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 11:27-17:35 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19 at 19:12 through Friday, October 20 at 1:41 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 11:35-11:57 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24 at 16:44 through Wednesday, October 25 at 0:15 (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27: 5:22-12:59 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 16:22-23:46 (Moon into Pisces)

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In the Stars September 24-October 1, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

With the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox a few days ago, the Sun has shifted into Libra tropically. The Vintage Festival is this weekend in Sonoma, marking the seasonal shift when we harvest summer bounty and convert it to new wine, something that will age well over time. Libra symbolizes relationships, grace, and beauty. After you cleaned and organized with the Sun’s transit through Virgo, it is now time to make your space more beautiful and inviting.

The week ahead is inventive, bold, and powerful. One big gift of the planetary gods is the mid-week Jupiter-Uranus opposition. This enables us to stretch our limits, go beyond our boundaries, and to seize big, bold opportunities. Breakthroughs are possible. Expect miracles, or at least surprising, generous gifts. Pluto turns direct on Thursday, magnifying its qualities of depth, power, and transformation. Pluto in its fury can also be destructive, but destruction often precedes rebuilding and transformation. Use the powerful energy this week to stretch beyond your comfort zones, embrace new ideas, and set powerful goals and ambitions in motion with enthusiasm, determination, and hard work.

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We do not know what to expect on Sunday, with the Moon Void of Course (newer readers can refer to the paragraph appended below if they need a review of what this means) all day and evening in Scorpio. Our energy is further compromised by a Mars-Neptune opposition that clouds the potential of the day. Sunday is made for gardening, reading, or walking in beauty. Leave the day open to the unknown.

Monday is an edgy, provocative day, pressured by Mercury square Saturn, and three squares to the Moon. Square aspects are often challenging, calling for the balance of different tensions or needs. However, square aspects spur action. Thus, we can expect an active, perhaps challenging day. The optimism and buoyancy of the Sagittarius Moon will give us perspective, and will see us through toward positive resolutions.

The unsettled energy of Monday continues into Tuesday, crowned by a Moon-Saturn conjunction that calls for facing reality and matters that need attention. The Sagittarius Moon continues to deliver vision and insight, and a Mars-Pallas Athena trine gives confidence and drive to meet the challenges before us. Begin to address Wednesday morning’s needs on Tuesday evening, laying out your clothes and packing your brief case. The Moon is Void of Course Wednesday morning, and you will need the extra help that planning ahead affords.

Wednesday morning the Moon is Void of Course until 9:24 a.m. PDT, when the Moon moves into cardinal, action-oriented Capricorn. Although the day starts slowly, things will then begin to take form. The industrious, goal-oriented Capricorn Moon is with us for three days until Friday evening. A great deal can be accomplished during this time. On the heels of benefic lunar aspects with Jupiter and Uranus is the big gift of the day: the last exact opposition of Jupiter and Uranus. This combination calls for and delivers big, bold steps of action. Be brilliant and inventive, and reach beyond your usual boundaries and comfort zones. Expect breakthrough, discoveries, and perhaps miracles! While Jupiter and Uranus are exactly conjunct on Wednesday, the juice of this aspect influences the entire week.

Thursday is a powerful, ambitious day. The big event is Pluto turning direct in motion after a 6-month spin in retrograde motion since March 21. When planets change direction their symbolic energy is stronger. Pluto symbolizes power, deep psychological and mystical insight, destruction, volatility, and transformation. We know the world is on edge with the devastation from recent hurricanes and earthquakes. Politicians threaten war and the destruction of the health insurance system…yet again. This change in motion of Pluto may be a tipping point of more devastation. In our own lives, the invitation is to let go of what no longer serves us, and to bring forth powerful, positive action from deep insight. Punctuating Pluto’s change in direction, the Moon conjoins Pluto, and makes benefic aspects to Venus, Neptune, and Mars earlier in the day. This day is a whopper! Make the most of it in ways that make for big impact. Be determined to “do the right thing” in the face of political lunacy.

This dynamic work week ends with another productive day on Friday. A Venus-Neptune opposition adds vision, inspiration, and possibility, even if starry-eyed. Mercury moves into Libra where we can expect gracious and kind words to be spoken for the next two weeks during its swift movement through this fair sign. The Moon is VoC Friday evening, so take it easy and do something different, such as dining at a new restaurant and trying new foods. Friday evening is staged for listening to live music, or taking in a well-chosen, inspiring movie.

Friendship is the weekend’s theme song, encouraged by the Moon in Aquarius Saturday and Sunday. A beautiful Sun-Moon trine gives us the feeling that all is well. A powerful Mars-Pluto trine on Sunday gives a big boost of willpower and ambition. In addition, a benefic sextile between the Moon and Saturn gives even more determination and focus. Give yourself the gift of a strong work-out or a vigorous hike. Join with friends on a collaborative work project. This is not a leisurely Sunday; rather it is one packed with brilliant thinking and productivity. After you have made the most of the day, enjoy an dinner of ethnic exploration, as Aquarius encourages us to embrace diversity and other cultures. Aquarius also heightens global concerns. Make another donation to one of the perilous places in the world where there has been a recent disaster.

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While we focus on the meaning and potential of planetary patterns in our lives, it is interesting to note the influences the planetary patterns have on geological and scientific events. Last month’s solar eclipse wasn’t just a beautiful natural phenomenon to observe, it also had an interesting effect on solar panels across America! This is the story and graphs corresponding to the eclipse.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Leave the day open to the unknown. Moon VoC all day. Read, garden, or walk in beauty.

Monday: Edgy, provocative day, but optimism will help with the challenges.

Tuesday: Another unsettling day, but vision and courage help handle the obstacles.

Wednesday: Bold, inventive, productive day. Expect breakthroughs, surprises, and miracles!

Thursday: Another powerful, ambitious, demanding day. Pluto turns direct. Make the most of this day’s tremendous potential.

Friday: Inspiring, visionary, productive day. Relax in the light of the VoC Moon Friday evening.

Saturday: Focus on friendship. Explore and discover!

Sunday: Willpower and determination abound. Take a vigorous hike with friends and then plan to accomplish some things.

Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

Ten Things to Do While Venus is in Virgo (September 19-October 13

  1.  Make your life shipshape.
    2. Organize your work space.
    3. Deep clean your home.
    4. Take a self-improvement course.
    5. Expand your work.
    6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
    7. Eat a pure, lean and clean diet during these four weeks.
    8. Amplify your health regime.
    9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Lifeby Brant Cortright.
    10. Clean and organize your jewelry, and give away what you no longer wear.

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.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, September 24: 12:33 a.m.-9:01 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, September 27: 4:08 a.m.-9:24 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, September 29: 5:14 p.m.-9:40 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, October 2: 4:13 a.m.-7:26 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, October 4: 12:19 a.m.-1:40 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Friday, October 6: 3:38 p.m.-4:56 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, October 8: 6:45 a.m.-6:44 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10: 3:24 p.m.-8:38 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, October 12: 8:59 p.m.-11:41 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, October 14 at 10:27 p.m. through Sunday, October 15 at 4:19 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 4:27 a.m.-10:35 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19: 12:12 p.m.-6:41 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 4:35 a.m.-4:57 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT:

Sunday, September 24 at 7:33 through Monday, September 25 at 4:01 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, September 27: 11:08-16:24 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, September 29: 0:14-4:40 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, October 2: 11:13-14:26 (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, October 4: 7:19 -18:40 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, October 6: 22:38.-23:56 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, October 8 at 13:45 through Monday, October 9 at 1:44 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10 at 22:24 through Wednesday, October 11 at 3:38 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, October 13: 3:59 -6:41 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, October 15: 5:27 – 11:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 11:27-17:35 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19 at 19:12 through Friday, October 20 at 1:41 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 11:35-11:57 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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