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Today the Pisces Moon harmonizes with the Scorpio Sun. This allows for poetic yet powerful connections with others and yourself.

At 10:44 AM EDT, the Moon forms an inquisitive sextile aspect to Uranus. Consider how your imagination can wake you up to something that has been calling for your attention. Think about how individual suffering opens the door to understanding and compassion.

The call to an afternoon nap or time to daydream might beckon with enough sweetness that you don’t even try to argue.

There are great gifts in the dream state of your imagination. Silent stillness invites rejuvenation, self-forgiveness, and compassion. Go ahead and take that nap.

A CALM COOL COOPERATION IS NEEDED – Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Moon remains in passive dreamy Pisces all day encouraging you to spend time turned inward engaged in visionary pursuits. Avoid allowing that somewhat mystical state to devolve into self-indulgent escapism.

Pisces attunes us to issues of suffering. Suffering brings with it the opportunity to develop compassion and deep transcendent love.

Mercury moving retrograde in Scorpio backs into Libra (9:33 PM EDT) where it will remain until re-entering Scorpio on November 10th.

Oh, we do wonder about these complexities during this contentious US election season. While retrograde in Libra Mercury has an ulterior motive as it seeks diplomacy and balance. Look at where you may be doing the same.

Venus, having been busy valuing precision and perfection in Virgo, also enters Libra (9:41 PM EDT). We highly value and seek a cool non-emotional balance, harmony, and beauty. Create beauty around you, it will soothe the coming days.

***The Pisces Moon is void-of-course from 8:47 PM EDT until she enters Aries at 4:45 AM EDT tomorrow morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

COURAGE & DETERMINATION – Wednesday, October 28, 2020

With less than a week before the highly anticipated and contentious US elections, the Moon enters Aries in the early hours of the morning.

Over the next few days leading up to the Taurus Full Moon (Saturday) this firey, determined Moon has lots to strut and stamp her feet about. Tomorrow she makes direct contact with Mars and Jupiter, on Friday, still in Aries, she makes direct contact with Pluto and Saturn. There is nothing easy in these interactions, they are full of testosterone-induced power dynamics.

There is nothing we can do to stop a runaway train. We can face our fears with courage and support those we love. We can do our best to prevent misplaced anger and frustration from derailing our day, weekend, year, and life.

Use the powerful energies of these days to help people vote. Drive folks to the polls, take practical action for what is truly important. Step into the rest of your life with determination and without fear or misplaced anger.

***The Pisces Moon is void-of-course until she enters Aries at 4:45 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

GOOD NEWS – Thursday, October 29, 2020

I love to write posts about pleasant sunny days and loving connections. I wish I could do so every day. However, here is no denying the challenges we are in the midst of, and as always the planetary cycles reflect these difficulties perfectly.

“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there is no ground.’ – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This quote has always held a powerful grip on me and in difficult times I keep the words close to my heart. It seems that the sentiment in this quote is true always and yet in times like these the profound reality is close at hand.

As we release control and the belief that we can somehow control our lives and circumstances, we can open to wonder and freedom. Not knowing how things will turn out and knowing we can not control the outcome allows us to accept the magical adventure of this life. Life reveals its secrets over time, often when we least expect it and in ways, we can not imagine.

Open your heart and accept the uncertainty which is a reality in every moment, not only in 2020.

The Moon is still in Aries today tied up in difficult aspects wih Mars and Jupiter. Tomorrow she battles with Pluto and Saturn. Spend time alone in contemplation. Help others. Use your body in a good way to let off steam, hiking, biking, or fun playful sex. If you feel frustrated or angry go off on your own.

MANAGE ANXIETY – Friday, October 30, 2020

The hard energies of the past few days stay with us for most of today. You can expect some relief when the Moon enters Taurus this evening.

Until then we have the Moon in aggressive Aries forming difficult aspects to both Pluto and Saturn. This is challenging. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to manage these energies and I want to present a few thoughts.

First: Serve The Light

Consider how you can be of service to the light within yourself. How can you show up and be truly present as your best self to not only others but yourself as well?

Second: Break Your Norms

Consider how you can break through your own stuck, rigid opinions and judgments. Consider how to show love and kindness to EVERYONE you encounter, no matter how much you may disagree with them. Getting out of your comfort zone is the only way to learn to understand others.

Third: Love With Abandon

Consider how you can bring kindness, compassion, and gratitude to everything and everyone in your life. Love is rooted in gratitude and appreciation. Remember all that has been done for you by others. Open your eyes wide enough to take that in.

At 5:19 PM EDT, the Moon enters Taurus and you will be able to relax and sleep better tonight. Put flowers on the table, cook dinner, and hold your loved one’s hand. Offer a massage. Relax.

***The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 12:13 PM EDT until she enters Taurus at 5:19 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

SPOOKY TIMES – FULL TAURUS MOON – Saturday, October 31, 2020

A Full Moon on Halloween! The very idea brings to mind images of black cat shadows against the Moon and the huge orange moon hanging over cemeteries. During Scorpio Season we love these images and spending time in cemeteries is a personal favorite activity of mine.

Today’s Taurus Full Moon is exact at 10:50 AM EDT. Each Full Moon offers illumination, clarity, and completion. This is a time of celebration and insight. Because so much is exposed at this time you can also anticipate a sense of agitation and disruption. During the Full Moon folks often feel more erratic, anxious, and even unhinged.

Shortly after the Full Moon (11:53 AM EDT) the Moon joins with Uranus as the Sun opposes Uranus. Keep your eyes open for unexpected revelations. Something shocking or unexpected may well be revealed this weekend.

This is a very active weekend with wild issues coming to the surface for revelation. You may find that your emotions are heightened and easily triggered.

Do your best to stay connected to the grounded stability of Taurus. Get outside and connect your feet directly to the earth. Say a prayer to Mother Gaia.


With the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time darkness seems to grow darker. Here in North America, the short days become shorter until we reach the Winter Solstice in approximately 7 weeks.

Think about the magic and beauty that resides in darkness. Learn to love and honor the dark, welcome this time of internal renewal.

With the Moon in Taurus, your focus is on creating comfort and beauty today. Security, loyalty, constancy, and relaxation are motivating factors. Take a rest, cook for pleasure, and love those you feed.

At 2:05 PM EST Mercury (still retrograde) squares Saturn. This suggests that important communications may be difficult to express. What you have to say may be misunderstood, be clear and make sure you are heard. Ask questions to clarify. If you are not clear about what you want to say, give it some time. Don’t push conversations that you may not be ready for. Be brutally honest with yourself and take time to understand your motivations before you speak.

* In these weekly reports, I explore 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 give rise to 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.

“The more one is consciously in touch with one’s own life, the more astrology offers- not sensational surprises or a way of manipulating fate, but rather a means of clarifying the stages of self-development which we should welcome and use as opportunities for personal transformation.

– Stephen Arroyo