In the Stars October 11-18, 2015…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

October is buoyed this year by a powerful Jupiter-Pluto trine. This aspect symbolizes big change, powerful gains, positive movement and great success. Seize this energy, and use it to reform your life. Clean out any debris in your life that is weighing you down, and move forward with an extra big push. Set your goals high, as this aspect can help you achieve more than is usually possible. The planets are within 2 degrees of each other between 11 and 15 degrees of Earth signs Virgo (Jupiter) and Capricorn (Pluto) through the end of October. If you have planets in these degrees of Earth signs, you will have an extra powerful wind at your back.

The Sun continues to shine in the zodiacal sign of Libra tropically, symbolizing relationships, harmony, and beauty. Mercury and Juno, the asteroid symbolizing the mate, are also in Libra, further amplifying the emphasis on partnership and the arts. This month of zodiacal Libra is an excellent one for art-themed festivals such as the famed Mill Valley Film Festival, and for forays to concerts and art galleries. Mercury and Venus are in mutual reception, meaning they are in the sign ruled by each other, giving them a particularly strong relationship now that can be channeled into various combinations of the two. Examples would be simultaneously creating both order and beauty in your life; fine tuning relationships; or giving meticulous attention to money matters including spending and tracking. Mercury has just turned direct (October 9), so we will now feel more forward motion for new projects and less confusion. There’s still quite a lot of time when the Moon is Void-of-Course this week, so in order to make the most of the powerful Jupiter-Pluto trine, plan your work and strategies carefully this week.

Sunday is an exciting day full of possibilities. Jupiter-trine-Pluto is exact, amplifying possibilities. Re-read the opening paragraph about the Jupiter-Pluto trine and set your goals high. This day is the dark of the Moon before the New Moon on Monday, so you will want to stay close to home and finish up old business. The day should be productive, expansive, and surprising! Make it a good one.

An intense New Moon in Libra governs Monday. While Libra symbolizes love and harmony, this New Moon’s opposition to Uranus and square to Pluto make it a volatile day. Be ready to deal with whatever comes up, and consciously stay cool, as you are likely going to need extra tolerance and compassion to deal with testy, and perhaps unexpected, events. On the other hand, insights and breakthroughs may be possible. The Moon is VoC all evening (from 5:06 PDT), so allow extra time for getting home after work (NO road rage!), and have an easy evening with relaxed expectations.

The Moon continues VoC most of the day Tuesday until 2:38 PM PDT. The VoC period is best spent on routine tasks. Don’t waste energies on meetings or anything calling for decisions. A Mercury-Saturn sextile can help us focus and communicate what is important, so more can be accomplished than usual when the Moon is void. After the Moon completes its journey in Libra, it then moves into the deep waters of Scorpio—after 2:38 PM PDT–where it plumbs the depths through Thursday. Wednesday is blessed with a lot of benefic aspects to the Moon. Our imagination is stirred, and we can make or at least usher magic by saying “yes” to opportunities and inner guidance.

Thursday is a loosly structured day as the Moon is Void-of-Course the entire day. This is a day for routine tasks such as email responses, reading, cleaning, or conversation. Avoid meetings or doing things in the world calling for definition, clarity, and decisions.
The sunny Sagittarius Moon colors the weekend bright, energetic, and optimistic from Friday through Sunday noon; and furthermore, this is a potent, emboldened weekend to use wisely. An early Friday morning conjunction with Saturn sets a serious and focused framework for getting a lot accomplished. However, a Venus-Neptune opposition makes us soft and open to suggestion and possibilities. Make it a social evening. It could be a dreamy night for dancing under the stars.

Saturday is supercharged with high energy. Mars and Jupiter are exactly conjunct in Virgo, squaring the Moon, and the pair are still in close trine to powerful Pluto. A Moon-Uranus trine also helps in the delivery of surprising, good things. This day can be mega-industrious if you have planned to use the energies and follow through. You could clean your whole garage, run a marathon, write an article, plan a big trip, or even move your whole household. Get the picture? Use this turbo-charged day to accomplish something big and bold.

The Moon is VoC Sunday morning until 11:52 AM PDT. Take a Sunday morning hike, and read the Sunday paper over a leisurely outdoor breakfast (if weather permits where you live). The Moon then moves into hard-working Capricorn Sunday afternoon, combining with the Mars/Jupiter conjunction still at play to supercharge the rest of the day.

The Week in Short:
Saturday: Moon VoC all day. Take it easy. Clean house, do yard work, walk, or read. Don’t waste energy with anything requiring decisions. Not a day for shopping.
Sunday: Exciting day full of possibilities. Dark Moon—finish old business and then reach for the stars.
Monday: Volatile, edgy New Moon that may result in insights and breakthroughs. Stay cool.
Tuesday: Meandering day with Moon VoC until 2:38 PM PDT, so focus on routine tasks rather than anything requiring decisions.
Wednesday: Benefic day full of insight. Say “yes” to opportunities inwardly guided.
Thursday: Rogue day when the Moon is Void-of-Course. Focus on routine tasks and allow yourself to putter.
Friday: Sunny day full of idealism. Focus on work in the morning; party Friday evening and dance!
Saturday: Make the most of this supercharged industrious day to get something big accomplished.
Sunday: Moon VoC all morning; take a hike. Moon into hard-working Capricorn in the afternoon, so continue what was started early in the weekend and give your project the works.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet and 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 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. You will more easily get lost or meander if you’re 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 Daylight Time:
Long VoC Periods Ahead:
Monday, October 12 at 5:06 PM through Tuesday, October 13 at 2:38 PM (Moon into Scorpio)
Wednesday, October 14 at 5:58 PM through Friday, October 17 at 2:18 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)
Sunday, October 18: 1:48-11:52 AM (Moon into Capricorn)
Tuesday, October 20: 1:31 PM-6:38 PM (Moon into Aquarius)
Thursday, October 22: 9:22 PM-10:18 PM (Moon into Pisces)
Saturday, October 24 : 4:18 AM-11:22 PM (Moon into Aries)
Monday, October 26: 5:25 AM-11:07 PM (Moon into Taurus)
Wednesday, October 28: 8:20 AM-11:24 PM (Moon into Gemini)
Friday, October 30 at 7:52 PM through Saturday, October 31 at 2:09 AM (Moon into Cancer)
Sunday, November 1 at 7:35 PM through Monday, November 2 at7:48 AM (Moon into Leo)
Tuesday, November 3 at 5:46 PM through Wednesday, November 4 at 6:22 PM (Moon into Virgo)
Saturday, November 6: 4:47-7:14 AM (Moon into Libra)
Sunday, November 8 at 6:42 PM through Monday, November 9 at 8:02 PM (Moon into Scorpio)
GMT :
Friday, October 9 at 22:12 through Sunday, October 11 at 8:46 (Moon into Libra)
Tuesday, October 13: 1:06- 21:38 (Moon into Scorpio)
Thursday, October 15 at 1:58 through Friday, October 17 at 9:18 (Moon into Sagittarius)
Sunday, October 18: 8:48-18:52 (Moon into Capricorn)
Tuesday, October 20 at 20:31 through Wednesday, October 21 at 1:38 PM (Moon into Aquarius)
Friday, October 22: 4:22-5:18
Saturday, October 24 at 11:18 AM through Sunday at 6:22 (Moon into Aries)
Monday, October 26 at 12:25 through Tuesday, October 27 at 6:07 (Moon into Taurus)
Wednesday, October 28 at 15:20 AM through Thursday, October 29 at 6:24 (Moon into Gemini)
Saturday, October 31: 2:52- 9:09 (Moon into Cancer)
Monday, November 2: 2:35- 14:48 (Moon into Leo)
Sunday, November 1 at 7:35 PM through Monday, November 2: 3:35-15:48 (Moon into Leo)
Tuesday, November 3 at 23:46 PM through Thursday, November 5 at 2:22 (Moon into Virgo)
Saturday, November 6: 12:47-15:14 (Moon into Libra)
Monday, November 9 at 2:42 through Tuesday, November 10 at 4:02 (Moon into Scorpio)

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One Response to In the Stars October 11-18, 2015…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

  1. Joseph John Lang, Ph.D. says:

    Well, the Jupiter trine Pluto business is certainly a relief after these past weeks of retrogrades and eclipses.

    I have watched as I have had other Jupiter – Pluto connections, and yes, these are very helpful, usually in a positive way. I’m glad I noticed what you wrote today.

    One “problem” that can occur with Jupiter and Pluto (probably not so much in a trine) is that the combination can indicate “contact” with law enforcement sorts of people and activity. We wouldn’t want traffic tickets, DUIs, etc. to spoil the transit.

    For me September was particularly “hard” — and full of confusions, miscommunications, etc..

    What you say about Thursday raises the question (as it always does when we have the Moon VOC) how making calls, sending e-mails, and such can really work out well, because usually correspondence involves important issues, so I feel I can’t give people “definite” answers about things during the void times?!

    Happy Oktoberfest, if you celebrate. We have five major Oktoberfest events in the Phoenix metro area at this time. I am happy about this, as my own heritage is German, and when I was a child and young adult, people did not celebrate anything German at all. They tried to “hide” their German accents. I even recall my mother taking me to major concerts featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and especially Wagner and telling me, to my confused surprise, fhat she was amazed that these musical works were “allowed” with such abundance and frequency. She said to me when I questioned her, “Oh, you know, for so long having too many works by German composers was heavily opposed. It was ‘bad’ to be German.”

    I started a virtually “public” issue about the deterioration of the German neighborhoods being left to turn into slums and the discrimination against Germanic culture in several places where I have lived or stayed. The issue provokes hearty debate, you can be sure, and ignorant people try, forever, to bring up the term “Nazi” all the time. Thank God, to some extent people are getting beyond this prejudice and everlasting reminders of the past awful issues that caused Germans world-wide shame and disgrace.

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