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Monday, October 29, 2018:
This morning the Moon is in Cancer. Cancer feels easily and deeply. How do we manage the emotions that fill and break our hearts as we read the news and assimilate the information of yet another unthinkable national tragedy?
It is hard to square the realities I see in the world with the Love I feel beating in my own heart and see in the hearts of those around me.
The message of today is to keep that tender heart of yours open fully even if it does not seem reasonable. Keep your boundaries, self-protection, and self-care strong; do not ever close your heart. Love even when it breaks you more. A broken heart enlarges and empowers deep compassion for others as we learn to see the tender broken hearts of those whose eyes we look into.
At 6:04 AM EDT Mercury joins with Jupiter. This begins a new cycle of bringing thought and awareness to beliefs. This is a time to place a stake in the ground regarding deeply held principles. Are you clear on what those principles really are? Get clarity and find the strength to hold true to your deepest held values and beliefs.
How to keep faith in the goodness of life: find kindness and profound LOVE in your own heart, nurture and cultivate it carefully, share it freely, and you will see it in others.
No matter how hard life seems to be, no matter what happens, we always have the choice to Love and to Help. I have deep gratitude to those I see offering Love every day without expectation of reward.
Vote Hard next week.
He had never liked October. Ever since he had first lay in the autumn leaves before his grandmother’s house many years ago and heard the wind and saw the empty trees. It had made him cry, without a reason. And a little of that sadness returned each year to him. It always went away with spring.” ~ Ray Bradbury
Tuesday, October 30, 2018:

The Moon continues through sensitive Cancer on Tuesday. Don’t give yourself a hard time when you find yourself reaching for comfort food. This is a day to nurture yourself in whatever way soothes your most tender side. Seek the safety of family (biological or chosen) and intimate loved ones.

You may long to retreat from the active world and find comfort in your home. Perhaps you feel more nostalgic and domestic than usual. You may find yourself indulging in memories and thoughts of the past. Go ahead and enjoy that chocolate cake or whatever it is that soothes your soul.

At 10:42 PM EDT the Moon shakes off her robes of tender connection to enter dramatic expressive Leo.
The next few days will bring higher spirits and exuberance due to more than just the Leo Moon. Any anxiety you experience on Tuesday is reflected in Venus opposing Uranus in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Keep open to unusual epiphanies around Love or unexpected shifts in your understanding of financial realities.
Your meditation practice will support your ability to shift from anxiety to welcome excitement for change.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* very briefly between 10:31 PM EDT and 10:42 PM EDT when she enters Leo. 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 31, 2018:
Wednesday brings some interesting and rapidly shifting energies. You will wake to Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communications, now in Sagittarius following its time in the dark, quiet, hidden waters of Scorpio (since October 9th).
With Mercury in tactless Sagittarius until January 4th, thoughts and communication that have been hidden from view are likely to be put on display over the coming weeks. That thought may not be comforting but it is better to know what we are dealing with than to wonder what is below the surface. Pay attention, listen, hear, and speak from a larger perspective. Mercury will remain in Sagittarius for so long due to it’s retrograde from November 16th until December 6th.
At 4:44 AM EDT Venus (still retrograde and ruminating on love and money) opposes Uranus. You may suddenly see or experience something that deeply impacts your values. You may understand your particular relationship conundrums and financial situation differently due to a light-bulb moment that takes you by surprise. Keep your eyes, heart, and mind open to what you have not previously seen or understood.
Thursday, November 1, 2018:
The general instability of Venus opposing Uranus will continue throughout November courtesy of Venus retrograde. Allow yourself to see things that challenge your deeply held principles and values. Issues of Love, money, beauty, and creativity may have surprises in store. You may come to a new understanding of what is truly of value going forward. Nothing is immovable, allow change.
The Moon is in playful fun-loving Leo but opposes Mars at 11:22 AM EDT. Your dramatic self-expression may trigger an aggressive response from others. Don’t let yourself be closed down; allow the opinion of others to slide off your shoulders. It will pass if you don’t counter attack.
Later in the afternoon take a creative risk, allow others to see a part of yourself that you normally keep under wraps. Allow your sparkle to shine through. You may be surprised at how good it feels to be seen and outwardly loved. The child inside wants to come out to play; engage in creative activities, find a spark of fun and tend to it.

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Friday, November 2, 2018:
When you awake on Friday you will find yourself in a very different emotional environment. The Moon is now in productive, meticulous Virgo. The entire weekend ahead is made for detail-oriented, practical works of service. With the Moon in tidy, meticulous Virgo, settle in for practical activities. You may want to spend Friday creating constructive plans for the upcoming weekend. Do the grocery shopping, laundry, or house cleaning Friday evening, giving yourself time for more service-oriented tasks over the weekend.
You will want to organize and analyze everything you do. Don’t allow perfectionism to stop progress. Work on projects and issues that will benefit from paying particular attention to details.

The Leo Moon is VOC* briefly while you sleep between 12:31 AM EDT and 1:48 AM EDT when she enters Virgo. 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, November 3, 2018:
Your expectations of yourself and others may be higher than usual on Saturday. As you carefully observe yourself, your relationships, your projects, and the work that others are doing, try to curb the tendency to be critical. Notice the edgy tone in your voice and replace it with understanding and kindness.
Being of true service will relax your internal self-criticism. Plan to get involved in serving others; offer to help at a local food bank, homeless shelter, or bring winter coats to the homeless people in your town/city. It is getting cold out there and there are many folks in need of what you have plenty of. If you have children at home this is a perfect time to show them an example of service.
Clean out your closets and bring what you no longer need to Goodwill. This will satisfy the Virgo desire to clean and tidy the closets and help folks who are cold and have meager resources.
Sunday, November 4, 2018:
The Moon sets the tone for each day and changes sign every 2 ½ days. With the Moon still in detail-oriented Virgo, you continue chugging along doing useful chores and getting things done efficiently throughout the day. Practical preparations for the week ahead will go smoothly and lighten the load for the entire week ahead.
When the Moon is in Virgo we find ourselves dedicated, thoughtful, and aware of the potential in your self and others. You may also find yourself more critical and detail oriented as well. This is a good time to accomplish a project that requires critical attention to detail, effort, and efficiency. Watch the tendency to be overly judgmental of yourself and others. Meditate of the simplicity of human kindness.

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~ Brené Brown


* 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.