Contemplation for the week:
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
This could be a powerful week ahead; there is significant activity to be managed.
The week begins with the New Moon in Libra, following an opposition to Uranus.

Cairns in Bristol, VT by Harmony Hansen

Cairns in Bristol, VT by Harmony Hansen

I would anticipate the possibility of unusual beginnings. What could that mean in your situation?
This Libra New Moon brings our focus to relationship. Each New Moon offers a time of beginnings. Are you available for a surprising new relationship? Is there something exciting that you want to begin within a current relationship?
Ask for what you want; you may be surprised at what is available.
On Tuesday, you are able to speak your mind in a way that others will hear without defensiveness. Saying what you need to say may open the relationship in question to new possibilities.
On Thursday, passion, intensification, and empowerment are on display. Where do you feel the flow of empowerment in your life or situation?
On Friday and Saturday, your dreams seek your attention. Your dreams, values, and opinions are deeply energized and activated. What action is calling you?
On Sunday, you will need an easy morning for rest and recuperation.
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Monday, October 12, 2015:
The week begins with emotional intensity as the Moon comes into contact with both Pluto and Uranus. You may feel a sense of intensity and struggle that brings your attention back to the most powerful issues that have driven your life forward since early 2012.
You may need to re-examine a mistake, miscalculation, or a plan that went awry over the past few years. Look clearly at that issue, admit any mistakes, see what you have learned, and contemplate the way forward.
Try to understand how that difficulty brought you to the important place you find yourself now.
At 8:06 PM EDT, the Moon conjunct the Sun at 19° Libra; this begins a New Lunar Cycle. If you perform New Moon Rituals, wait until after 8:06 PM EDT. Your efforts will be more effective and powerful following the exact conjunction.
The start of this Lunar Cycle brings the opportunity for new beginnings in intimate relationships. This could indicate a new relationship or a new path within a current relationship.
This New Moon cycle could also relate to financial issues. If you are not expending your energy toward intimate relationship, this may be a time for new beginnings in how you make or manage your resources or money.
Whatever seeds you choose to plant in the fertile soil of this new cycle have great intensity to support their future growth.
“If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So, don’t be afraid. Be alive.” ~ Sarah Dessen
Tuesday, October 13, 2015:
Following Monday’s New Moon, Tuesday will bring calm and a pause in problematic emotions. No high expectations on Tuesday.
Occupy yourself with watering the seeds you planted at the New Moon. In general, this is a day for rest; however, it is not too late to plant seeds if you didn’t actually do it on Monday.
Early Tuesday morning, Mercury (finally moving direct) forms a sextile aspect to Saturn. This should be a good day for saying goodbye to people or projects that are no longer useful in your life. Somehow, the language of releasing comes more easily than usual.
Freedom calls you and you are able to articulate clearly and with kindness your path forward. On Tuesday, keep your eyes open for opportunities to structure and understand more about the reality of your current circumstance.
This is a day when you are able to see a new perspective that may deeply support your path forward.
At 5:39 PM EDT, the Moon enters Scorpio leaving behind our desire to be ‘nice’ and moving us into a deeper more powerful state of emotional awareness.
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” ~ James Allen
Sun through the Window by Cassandra Gengras

Sun through the Window by Cassandra Gengras

Wednesday, October 14, 2015:
Wednesday is an interesting day with plenty of emotional activity. The Moon is in Scorpio which offers a state of deep emotional contemplation.
Within the context of this deep emotional energy, the Moon brings aspects of ease, flow, opportunity, and possibility to the table.
This is not a day to stand still. This is a day to pay attention to what is traditionally hidden. Some great opportunities may arise out of areas you would least expect them.
Don’t shy away from conversations that may not be polite or expected. Go ahead and engage in conversations about the deeper spaces of being human. Talk about sex, death, and anything else that causes your deep personal values to painfully bump up against others values.
It makes me think of a podcasts called: ‘Sex Out Loud’! Yes, give yourself permission to talk about sex, death, and money… out loud! It is interesting that these issues, so crucial to the happiness in our lives, are kept hidden and conversations about them kept so hush-hush.
Look at our common humanity. Break a taboo, at least in your conversations!
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen
Thursday, October 15, 2015:
Once again, those issues that we normally don’t talk about are being called to the table! The Moon, still in Scorpio, is VOC* all day. Perhaps, your contemplation from Wednesday become more internalized on Thursday.
At 11:35 PM EDT, Mars trine Pluto. This may push you to look squarely in the face of any power dynamics in your relationships. Get clear about where you wield power over others or where others have power over you.
Get very clear about how you want to manage your own power or how you want to respond to any misuse of power by others. The cycle between Mars and Pluto began in November 2014. The cycle between these two malefics brings powerful and intense energies, indeed!
Consider what began in November, demanded action in March, and came into clarity in mid-July. This has been a difficult issue for you.
Now, with the trine between these planets you are able to understand where you have been with this cycle and you are able to bring your understanding to others.
You have learned something here that someone in your life needs to hear about. Share what you have learned.
Thursday is a day of great empowerment. If you want to accomplish something, today you will get it done.
Because of the VOC* Moon, it would be best to put your energy into a project you will complete by the end of the day, something that does not have a future agenda attached to it. One bite; get it done
“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.”
~ Unknown
Friday, October 16, 2015:
After Thursday’s full day of VOC* Moon, Friday brings an energy of exploration and fun with the Moon in Sagittarius. She is fully engaged with Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Neptune.
Spend time looking forward; exploring options and dreaming big.
Friday evening offers an interesting perspective on your life and situation. This would be an easy energy to misuse this evening. It would be wise to avoid the temptation of mind-altering substances including, but not limited to, alcohol.
Venus opposes Neptune brings your attention to a dream that you have been enamored of on since the beginning of February 2015.
At this point in time, that dream is as fully realized as it ever will be. It would be a good idea this weekend to touch, (or even push) , on that dream. With Neptune involved, clarity is not solid or predictable. However, the full energy is now released.
The dream, in the direction you began it in February, will not go any further than it is now. Enjoy what has been built. It will be time to embark on a new dream in early Spring 2016. You will begin to see the glimmers of that new transcendent path in early January.
Enjoy where you are now. This could be an evening of exploring fantasies, losing yourself to music, dance, sex, or mystical realms of all kinds. Allow a gentle surreal light to shine within you.
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Understand that what is real may be well hidden by those rose colored glasses.
Don’t make any promises you are not sure you can keep. There may be an unseen space between reality and what you see. This should be a great night for fantasy play of all types.
“Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.” ~ Unknown
October Light by Jess Clark

October Light by Jess Clark

Saturday, October 17, 2015:
Saturday brings another active day of exploration and internal excitement. The afternoon could bring surprises and unexpected perspectives on your situation or your own inner patterns of behavior.
Saturday evening, Mars conjunct Jupiter at 6:39 PM EDT. This starts a new cycle of bringing activity and passion to your beliefs and opinions.
You could find yourself hotly debating or defending your opinions. In the process of this hot debate or defense, you may discover your own beliefs and opinions changing direction.
Allow yourself to change your mind. Allow yourself to have new opinions; do not let your ego hold tightly to what your deeper self knows needs to be released. Bring fresh new ideas to your opinions.
“Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from people who didn’t intend to give them. ~ Unknown
Sunday, October 18, 2015:
Sunday looks like a great date day for rest. Following a sextile to the Libra Sun while we sleep, the Moon is VOC* in Sagittarius until she enters Capricorn at 2:53 PM EDT.
Enjoy a slow leisurely start to the day.
This was an intense week, anticipate an easier week next week.
If you have any serious home projects or preparations for winter, this afternoon should be perfect. Don’t try to get started too early, rest and take care of yourself in the morning but then turn your full attention to productivity.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
This week: The VOC* Moon!
VOC* (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment. These times are ideally suited for rest and contemplation.
Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!
Do you have questions about what is appropriate to do or not do during the VOC* moon? A simple way to think about it is to ask a simple question: Do I hope that this activity will amount to something? If the activity does not need to amount to anything, go ahead with it!
If you have an expectation or desire that this action is going to amount to something, do not do it while the Moon is VOC*. Think about the time you bought a book you were certain you were going to love and you never could finish it! Think about the time you bought the perfect article of clothing that you ended up never wearing. That is the Moon VOC*!
Monday, October 12, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Libra) following a conjunction to the Sun at 8:06 PM EDT until she enters Scorpio on Tuesday, October 13, at 5:39 PM EDT.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Scorpio) following a sextile to Jupiter at 8:58 PM EDT until she enters Sagittarius on Friday, October 16, at 5:19 AM EDT.
Sunday, October 18, 2015, the Moon is VOC* (in Sagittarius) following a sextile to the Sun at 4:49 AM EDT until she enters Capricorn at 2:53 PM EDT.
* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
*The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
*The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.