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
Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.
BUILD YOUR CALM CENTER – Monday, October 5, 2020
With Saturn and Pluto now direct, we begin the week a bit off-kilter as we adjust to the felt sense of things speeding up around us. The week ahead holds profound and powerful struggle, excitement, and an offering of hope. It is 2020 after all.
Today the Moon moves easily through Taurus engaged in pleasant and affable conversations with Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and Neptune. This is a good day to build a stable foundation for the long winter ahead. The remainder of 2020 is not going to get easier as we face the challenges around the next bend in the road.
Consider and plan personal strategies for staying calm, centered, and helpful. Others will need your ongoing support and love.
There is a change coming that will shift our most important self-care from physical care to mental and intellectual care. Think about where your mind is calling you. If there is something you want to study in the coming months, plan to take a class, reach out to a potential teacher, or buy some books about the subject.
Encourage others to begin a new course of study or recommit to one that is languishing.
***The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 2:42 PM EDT until she enters Gemini a few minutes after midnight. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
KEEP IT LIGHT – Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Very early this morning the Moon entered Gemini bringing our mind into high activity. At 8:41 AM EDT, she forms a challenging square aspect to Venus newly in Virgo. Because both Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury this suggests a day that our thoughts and conversations are of great importance.
Mercury is in Scorpio preparing for an illuminating conversation with Uranus tomorrow. I expect that your mind is curious, excited, anxious, and expectant.
Pay attention to where and how your personal values and your deeper intuition contradict each other. If you pay attention you may find your mind offering up surprising and unexpected ideas and inconsistencies. This will deepen, possibly through conversations with others, and take you into even more unusual thought processes over the next two days.
Remember that Gemini is a light-hearted sign and loves to engage playfully with humor. We are able to stay on the light side with flighty, chatty, and fast-passed conversations with others.
QUICK MIND – WILD IDEAS – Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Today is going to be a fast paced day. The Moon is in busy Gemini and Mercury is opposing Uranus (the Awakener) at 4:55 PM EDT. Hold onto your hat while paying attention to messages, conversations, and communications.
You may notice folks (yourself included) are feeling nervous and speaking too fast. Do your best to keep pace. Engage yourself with new ideas and people who offer a unusual perspectives. Pay attention to epiphanies that arise.
Don’t try to learn, understand, or communicate issues that require self-discipline or patient attention to detail. Don’t underestimate ideas that pop into your head unbidden! Your traditional way of thought may be challenged with new innovative ideas that call for your attention.
Allow your mind to go with the flow, watch the interesting pathways it takes. Occupy your mind with puzzles and mind games, and allow epiphanies to blossom. Keep an open mind, allow your thinking to pivot on a dime. Less serious issues and humor may be helpful to keep anxiety at bay.
***The Gemini Moon is void-of-course from 9:57 PM EDT until she enters Cancer on Thursday morning at 11:46 AM PDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
REACH FOR COMFORT – Thursday, October 8, 2020
We are still under the influence of yesterday’s Mercury opposing Uranus. Unusual or unexpected ideas and stories may be coming at us quick and fast. Slow your mind down and don’t jump on the bandwagon too quickly.
It will be much easier to slow down once the Moon moves out of Gemini and into Cancer at 11:46 AM EDT. Regardless of the anxiety that has occupied you in the past day or so, turn your attention to what is really important. With the Moon in Cancer, this means your family, whether biological or chosen.
For the next few days keep your loved ones near at hand. Cook a nice meal to sooth the soul and offer kindness to settle any anxiety and dread that is growing. Tomorrow Mars square Pluto, this is what you feel building.
Turn to comfort food. Go ahead and find the recipe and make those molasses cookies your grandmother used to make.
***The Gemini Moon is void-of-course until she enters Cancer at 11:46 AM PDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
SPARK A FIRE OF TRANSFORMATION – Friday, October 9, 2020
With the Moon in Cancer, continue comforting and feeding your loved ones. With everyone feeling moody and sensitive, baked goods will help.
At 8:40 PM we reach the Last Quarter Phase of the Moon suggesting a time of of release. With the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Cancer we want to diplomatically engage with others even as we want to turn inward for familiar comfort. Release your expectation that your most diplomatic voice will change the set ideas of certain family members.
Pluto and Mars form a hard and very difficult square aspect at 9:09 AM EDT. This has been building for several days and will color the days ahead. When Mars and Pluto connect we can expect dynamic, difficult, harmful, and even violent circumstances in the news cycle. These are the times we are living in.
In your personal life don’t take the bait if someone angers you or reaches out for a fight. Understand that this aspect can be highly explosive and very difficult to manage. Take action on your own internal struggles. If there are places that hold you in an old pattern, you may be able to blow up what is holding you back.
With Mars retrograde this aspect happens 3 times in 2020 laying out an ongoing story. The story actually began when Mars conjunct Pluto on March 23, 2020. At that time a seed was planted to begin a cycle of direct action taken for major transformation. At the square aspect an action taken will develop the story. The square happens on August 13, today, and finally on December 23rd. The full illumination of what began in March will be clear at the opposition between Mars and Pluto in June 2021.
Stay safe and take care of yourself and others. Please keep in mind that you can, and should, continue loving those you disagree with.
YOUR VALUES MAY CHANGE ON A DIME – Saturday, October 10, 2020
Turmoil continues but with a decidedly different feel than yesterday. The Moon remains in sensitive family oriented Cancer but don’t be surprised by your lack of interest in staying close to home.
At 7:08 PM EDT Venus in Virgo trines Uranus. This is the unpredictable innovative energy that has been building today. Do yourself a favor and don’t even try to stick with ordinary mundane activities. You are drawn to unique, unusual connections with others and an uncommon view of the world. Here in the midst of hard times, you feel your values on fire and the world full of exciting possiblilites.
You may meet someone that sparks a romantic interest. Don’t be surprised if the object of your interest is unlike your usual crushes. Your values and beliefs are awakened by unusual excitement and innovative ideas that awaken you from a deep slumber.
At 8:24 PM EDT the Moon enters Leo bringing a more playful or dramatic note to the next few days.
***The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 12:04 PM EDT until she enters Leo at 8:24 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
EXUBERANCE AND GENEROSITY – Sunday, October 11, 2020
The Moon is in Leo suggesting a playful day of emotional generosity and openness. However, as we come to the end of the week we are still riding an unpredictable rollercoaster.
At 9:34 AM EDT the Sun squares Jupiter. This transit can cut both ways depending on how you express the exuberance you are likely to feel. If you get too sure of yourself and don’t slow down you can overdo a good thing and end up with a bad result.
If you are not paying attention to what is important you can easily overindulge, overeat, or overspend. Keep a realistic eye on your expectations and optimism.
Don’t waste your energy, and for heaven’s sake don’t overindulge in drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. You may feel great generosity with this transit, but keep moderation in mind.
* 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.