Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 22, 2018 through October 28, 2018



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We are moving into a very interesting and mostly positive week.

On Tuesday, the Sun leaves relationship-oriented Libra behind to enter the deeply psychological sign of Scorpio. Now, we enter the darkest time of the year as we go deeply inward to find what is below the surface.

That may sound difficult but there are lovely aspects throughout the week that support our ability to communicate, the ability to support and love each other, and the ability to stabilize our lives.

I don’t want to paint too rosy a picture as Tuesday evening brings an opposition from the Sun to Uranus. I like to think of that aspect as bringing great excitement. However, the reality is it could also bring great anxiety. Do your best to direct your days to a search for excitement while maintaining whatever personal practices support stability in your life.



Monday, October 22, 2018:

In the wee hours of the morning, the growing Moon (she will be Full on Wednesday) enters assertive, dynamic Aries. Today also marks the last day with the Sun in peace-loving Libra as the Sun enters Scorpio tomorrow. The Aries Moon offers a fiery, dynamic energy as we approach the intense, internal time of Scorpio Season.

At 3:13 PM EDT, Mercury forms a sweet sextile aspect to Pluto. This suggests that the time has come to speak your mind. What powerful and significant communication have you been sitting on, waiting for just the right time? With Venus still retrograde, perhaps there is some issue from the past that needs to be raised. Your voice (in speech or the written word) may be empowered and strong. Make sure it is kind as well. The important thing is that your intentions are honorable and in the ultimate service of loving kindness.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018:

At 7:22 AM EDT, the Sun leaves diplomatic Libra behind and enters the deep, emotional waters of Scorpio where it will remain until November 22nd. During the time that the Sun is in Scorpio, the clocks turn back resulting in more darkness in our lives, we encounter small ghouls on our doorstep seeking treats to keep evil away (Happy Halloween!), and the leaves take leave of the branches of the trees.

Darkness arrives in every corner of our lives. Scorpio asks us to look beneath the surface and uncover what we have kept hidden and secretive in our lives. As we face and look deeply into the eye of darkness, we grow in understanding and compassion. The veil between the world we function in and the world of spirits seems to dissolve during Scorpio season, allowing us to see beyond the boundaries we generally assume are firmly in place.

At 8:46 PM EDT, the Sun opposes Uranus, an aspect that has been building over the past few days. Look to the houses in your chart that hold Scorpio and Taurus to understand where these energies may be playing out in your own life. Expect anxiety or excitement here. The Sun shines its light and brings heat to something unexpected. Watch for unusual issues to be revealed suddenly without warning in your own life and in the social, cultural, and political arenas.

Get outside as much as possible this week. Have you heard of Forest Bathing? In Japanese culture, it is called ‘Shinrin-Yoku”, and is the evidence based activity of immersing in oneself in nature for powerful health benefits.

The Aries Moon is VOC* from 2:18 PM EDT until she enters Taurus on Wednesday morning at 10:33 AM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.




Wednesday, October 24, 2018:

Venus has been retrograde in Scorpio since October 5th suggesting a reorientation to deeply personal issues of love and finances. At 8:51 PM EDT, Venus sextiles Saturn.   This offers a possibility and an opportunity to stabilize the intensity of the past few weeks. Look for an opportunity to show love from a powerful stable place in your heart.

When the Moon enters Taurus at 10:33 AM EDT, you can breathe deeply and enjoy a renewed sense of body awareness and appreciation of beauty. The Taurus Full Moon is exact at 12:46 PM EDT.  The Full Moon always give us a chance to open to a clarity that has been a bit subdued since the New Moon two weeks earlier. Because the Full Moon is in the sensual sign of Taurus, this is a day to celebrate all our senses.

Consider each in turn. Celebrate taste, go for comfort food; celebrate sight, notice what is right in front of you; celebrate touch with a massage or simply petting your cat; celebrate smell by paying attention as you cook your meal; celebrate sound as you listen to a child’s voice or your lover speak your name. In all things, this is the day to notice, pay attention, open up to your senses. Remember Forest Bathing (‘Shinrin-Yoku”), you can engage all your senses as you give your body, mind, and soul a tremendous health boost.

The Aries Moon is VOC* until she entries Taurus at 10:33 AM EDT.  When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.



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Thursday, October 25, 2018:

With the Moon in sensual, slow moving Taurus on Thursday, you will be able to experience life though your senses. This is a day to slow down, be quiet and still. There is no need to push yourself in the service of accomplishment or what someone else desires you to do.

Go ahead and indulge your senses with good food, good sex, good music, and a massage. Your senses seek arousal. Get outdoors in nature, walk barefoot on the earth, listen to the trees sing and pay attention to the messages the Earth is constantly offering.

The only bump in the road on Thursday is a square from the Moon to Mars at 6:18 PM EDT. Perhaps, it would be good to spend a portion of the evening on your own to avoid aggravations toward others, or better yet, you could postpone dinner and climb into bed for an energetic roll in the hay! That would provide the energies a direct and forceful way to express themselves and support the higher good of building love.



Friday, October 26, 2018:

Venus has been working hard (during her retrograde: October 5 – November 16) to focus your attention and have you reconsider your deeply personal issues around love and money. On Friday at 10:16 AM EDT, with the Sun and Venus conjunct at 3° Scorpio, you are able to see something that you have kept hidden from yourself in the past. Open your eyes and look into the dark corners that sometimes seem easier to ignore. Love, value, beauty, money, & resources take center stage, not in a loud expressive manner, but internally and privately. This is allows the growth of deep understanding regarding the depth of your own personal values.

Show love more profoundly, spend money on what you truly value, create beauty through art, and deep loving kindness.

At 3:40 PM EDT, the Moon enters Gemini leading you into a weekend of friendships, connections, conversations, and socializing. Don’t spend the evening alone, find folks to engage with to share deeply held beliefs.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* from 10:49 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 3:40 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.




Saturday, October 27, 2018:

A Gemini Moon is always welcome on weekends. Remember, the Moon provides the emotional landscape of the passing days. With the Moon in Gemini, we feel more light-hearted and casual than usual.

Your attention span may be short as you want to socialize, see new things, meet new people, and generally have a good time with as many folks as possible. Humor is a good way to diffuse Gemini’s propensity toward anxiety. Anxiety can become an issue when you want to know and learn everything, all at once, at lightning speed.

This is a great weekend to catch up on communications and catch up with friends. You won’t be in the mood for deep or serious connections but are interested in having a good time, playing games, or chatting.

If you don’t have that social community to connect with, do some light-hearted research, read, or begin writing a story that speaks to your heart.



Sunday, October 28, 2018:

The Moon continues to color the weekend with the talkative, social shades of Gemini for the majority of Sunday. The focus is on mental stimulation and bringing your thoughts and ideas to others. If you do not engage in mental activity, you will very likely become painfully restless and irritable.

Stay in motion, seek others to talk and engage information with. Allow yourself to get curious and inquisitive about others’ lives and thinking. Visit with your siblings and other relatives, make some phone calls. Gather information about things that call to you. Go on a short road trip, see something new.

When the Moon enters Cancer at 7:28 PM EDT, you are ready to be home for a quiet evening with family and loved ones. I think it has been a good weekend.

The Gemini Moon is VOC* from 12:38 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 7:28 PM EDT. When the Moon is VOC*, there will be no result from anything that is begun. This simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have any significant future impact.



“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances…”

~ Dane Rudhyar, Astrological Aspects – a Process Oriented Approach, 1980.


* 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.

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