Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Remember the Lunar Hurdles


Every month, the moon will be in a cardinal sign once a week.  It stays in the sign for two and half days.  These days can be frustrating and fuses can be short.   Work can be accomplished but it can get bumpy.  Even when you are making your point and tapping into all your force, you can still remember to tap into kindness.    This week's cardinal showcase begins late on the 20th and wraps early in the morning on the 23rd.  

10/14 Moon enters Libra 10:33pm PDT

10/16 Moon enters Scorpio 10:05pm PDT


10/20 Moon enters Capricorn 11:43pm PDT

10/23 Moon enters Aquarius 5:16am PDT 


10/28 Moon enters Aries 1:44am PDT

10/30 Moon enters Taurus 2:18pm PDT 


11/04 Moon enters Cancer 1:45pm PST

11/06 Moon enters Leo 11:18pm PST 


11/11 Moon enters Libra 8:09am PST 

11/13 Moon enters Scorpio 8:18am PST 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Astrology For The Week of October 20th.


Astrology of The Week


We move out of the New Moon phase and into Crescent at 5:38pm PDT on Monday.    If there are areas of your life that feel out of balance or in some form of disharmony consider taking these last few hours of new moon to do something that addresses the issues.  There is a lovely aspect between Jupiter and Venus that supports going out comfort zone for fixing the problem.  Perhaps it is a conversation or an action or maybe you stop down and really consider what is throwing off your equilibrium on the surface and on the deep level.    


The three day Crescent Phase will be focused on expanding your viewpoints.  You may talk to others who offer up something that you could have been missing that addresses issues that have been bugging you.  


Tuesday has a lovely aspect between Venus and Pluto that is inherently healing especially around matters of love and money and things that we value.  On Wednesday the Sun moves into Scorpio, Happy Birthday, Scorpios! 


We move into First Quarter Moon on 10/23 putting the focus again on actions.  These actions speak to community, circles beyond family, finding like-minded groups.  Saturn and Venus have a nice aspect which supports structure and building upon the good, that which you value gets buttressed by your action with ease.  Sun and Mercury hook up, great for research, planning, going in deep on information, possibly revisiting conversations that left you shaking your head.    





Crescent Moon Phase

October 19, 2020

5:28 pm PDT


Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything.  Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?


Focus on: What information are you leaning that broadens your viewpoints?  What information are you learning that opens up your circle?  What information are you learning that helps you balance out your judgments?   


Special Focus

10/21: Venus trine Pluto.  Love and power are united.  The power of love will be seen.   

10/22: Sun enter Scorpio 



First Quarter Moon 

October 23, 2020

6:22 am PDT




Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to finding balance through friends and group efforts?  What actions are you taking that involve technology?  What action are you taking that seem “weird” for you to do?  What actions are you taking that stimulate your brilliance?  


Special Note

10/24: Venus trine Saturn Love and values are supported by hard work and those in position of power. 

10/25: Sun conjunct Mercury.  Thinking and communication are deepened.  Revisiting some topics from the last week with a new approach. 


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Libra New Moon. October 16, 2020


Libra from wiki on a fridge with a new moon magnet. 

October 16, 2020 

12:31pm PDT 

Libra New Moon.

Bumpy.   Power.  Kindness.  Repeat. 

I could lie to you and say, it's an easy 29 days but that's not how I roll.  It is a hard new moon in an extraoridnary hard year.  But I am betting on you.  You will learn much.  I will learn much.  We will get through it all, I promise.  

You will find my report HERE

Monday, October 12, 2020

Astrology Week of October 12


Astrology of this week October 12, 2020


We are in the final days of Virgo Lunar Month and in the Balsamic phase where we work on releasing --The accent this cycle is releasing our insecurities and critical nature.   This week we also have Mercury station retrograde on Tuesday October 13.   If I could be in charge of the Universe, I would say to the powers that be, “Hey can we wait on the retrograde until December or later?”  But I am not in charge and so instead we get a Mercury retrograde in the middle of an intense astrological period for no other reason than, God has a sense of humor.  


As we all know we are extra alert to our short fuses and snappies when the Moon is in the cardinal signs.   The Moon will be in Libra and get into it with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto between these dates.  Let’s all try to breathe.  



10/14 Moon enters Libra 10:33pm PDT

10/16 Moon enters Scorpio 10:05pm PDT



On the 16th the Libra New Moon launches its 29 day cycle.  It’s not without bumps but to that we say, “What’s new?  How can we even tell the difference from the other bumps?”   I'll put the report up in a couple days. 



Balsamic Moon Phase


October 13, 2020

7:28am PDT   


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  



Focus on How are you releasing your insecurities?  How are you releasing your critical nature?  


10/13: Sun oppose Mars.   Balance versus forceful action.  Partnerships versus the needs of one.  

10/13 Mercury retrograde 11 Scorpio 40 (see above)

10/15: Sun square Pluto.  Power tripping eclipses balance.  Relationships take a backseat to career.  Career falters to the non-committal.  


Libra New Moon October 16, 2020 12:30pm PDT

Mercury Retrograde. October 13



October 13 

6:04pm PDT 

11 Scorpio 40 


Sep 23       Mercury enters shadow 

9/27:         Mercury enters Scorpio 

Oct 13       stations retrograde 11 Scorpio 40

Oct 27       Mercury re-enters Libra  

Nov 3        stations direct 25 Libra 54  9:49am 

Nov 10      Mercury re-enters Scorpio 

Nov 19      Mercury leaves shadow 


So, sure in this hot bed of messiness, let’s throw in a Mercury retrograde, just for fun.    The retrograde arrives near the end of the Virgo Lunar month which is perfect since Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo.  The Mercury in Scorpio retrograde is a solid companion piece to Pluto in Capricorn which is helping us find a practical evolution to our power by poking and stimulating our thoughts.   Descartes said, “I think therefore I am”.  Our power is connected to our thoughts about power.       


Mercury in Scorpio is extreme thoughts and communication: Black, white, winners, losers, in, out, left, right, upper, lower.  It is all extreme.  It is not muted.   It is also very law and order.   This Mercury retrograde is not a journey for the feint hearted.  We all will be put on notice by our thinking and communication.   It will get extreme   After Mercury in Libra goes through the mill with Pluto, Saturn and Mars in September it will go into Scorpio and form an opposition to Uranus which will put the accent again on changing thoughts even revolutionary thinking and communication.  Some people will be surprised by their own thoughts and what they hear from others.  It could sound like chaos or it could be brilliant.   During the retrograde Mercury will hit Uranus again and then return for another square with Saturn, turn direct and hit Saturn again, return to Scorpio and form another opposition with Uranus.  If this sounds like a lot of input on Mercury, it is.    


It is important to know that Mercury gets into tussles a couple times every year with every planet.   It is a fast aspect lasting just a couple days.  What makes this period a little more weighted is that it is taking place during the Mars aspects and Jupiter Pluto aspects and the run up for Jupiter Saturn aspect.  There is a lot of going on.   We should as always take note of all communication.  Think long and hard before you send “THAT” text or email.  Watch your snappiness.  Take a moment and ask if your need to exert law and order is justified or over the top?     Remember when Mercury returns to Libra, he knows how to find nuance.   Perhaps it is a simple conversation about fairness (Libra) that needs to transpire?      


It is also important to note that Mercury will turn direct at 9:49am PST on November 3 in the middle of the election day in the USA.   Take from that what you will.  But it is safe to say it could be a wee bit messy between now and the station direct on Nov 3.  

Make a plan on how you intend to vote, if it is in person day of or vote by mail or early voting.  DOUBLE check everything.   Get on the planning early!  

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Astrology The Week of October 5


We continue to march through the tough Mars aspects.   As we discussed earlier, Mars is normally in a sign for six weeks but when it retrogrades it is in a sign for five months.    In this case, Mars is in its home sign Aries and is having a series of squares:


Sept 9        Mars station retrograde 28 Aries 09

Sept 29     Mars square Saturn 

Oct. 9        Mars square Pluto 

Oct. 18      Mars square Jupiter

Nov. 13     Mars station direct 18 Aries 14

Dec. 23      Mars square Pluto 

Jan. 2        Mars exits shadow 

Jan. 6        Mars enters Taurus


The tension is high.   Very.   Note the dates.  We are ten days out from Mars’ tangle with Saturn as we head to the next Mars tangle with Pluto on the 9th.   Then nine days later Mars gets into it with Jupiter.  


Mars is a rough warrior; he demands independence in Aries.  He is thin skinned and hunting for a fight.  However, it is not a fight without a reason.  It speaks to survival.   Pluto is power.   Pluto knows how to move around in the shadows, attacking and amassing power.  Mars is brute force.   We will see this tension in world events and can feel it in our personal life.   Something needs our attention; it needs our energy.   Pluto in Capricorn speaks to being a leader but after taking something down to the studs and redoing it.    Pluto is evolution.  There is death and rebirth.  This is a great opportunity to tackle that thing we are sick and tired of being sick and tired and using the Mars energy to our own evolution.   It is worth noting, Pluto rules viruses.  


We are putting on our radar is Moon in Cancer which will have its own tangle ups with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto during the two day window.    It can be extra moody.   Take good care of self and don’t over extend yourself.  


10/8 Moon enters Cancer 8:45 am PDT

10/10 Moon exits 5:24pm PDT 


We do have a supportive aspect between Venus and Uranus reminding us again that we can be brilliant about small daily tasks.  We can accomplish a lot if we take one thing at a time bit by bit.  Don’t be surprised if help comes out of the blue, it will be an act of love.  




October 5, 2020  

5:25pm PDT   


Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  



Focus on:  How are you sharing your practicality?  How are you sharing your stick-to-it-ness?  How are you sharing your resources?  How are you sharing your ability to build something from the ground up? 


Special focus:


10/7: Mercury oppose Uranus.  Thoughts and communication break down or break through.   Change or chaos.  Freedom or unmoored.   


Last Quarter Moon Phase

October 9, 2020 

5:39 pm PDT  




Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.




Focus on:

What actions are you taking that support your family?  What actions are you taking that support your emotions and feeling?  What actions are you taking that connect to your roots?   


Special focus

10/9:  Mars square Pluto.  Action that challenges power.  Power gobbles up independence.   Young warrior versus older power.  Finding the balance is a challenge

10/10: Venus trine Uranus.   Unique opportunities that support values.  Opportunities of love, money and creativity.  

10/11: Sun square Jupiter.  Big ideas, big thoughts that sound good but are they thoughtful?  The desire to be big challenges the desire to be balanced. 


Monday, September 28, 2020

Aries Full Moon October 1


A flame-y full moon on a fridge, in Covid, 

October 1, 2020

2:05pm PDT 

8 Aries 09 

Harvest Moon 


The Aries Full moon on October 1 is the first full moon in October and then on the 31st is the Taurus Full Moon which of course will be a blue moon (two full in one month) on Halloween.   Sure, a blue moon on Halloween?  Yes, why not in 2020. 


The Aries full moon is the complement to the Virgo New Moon which launched two weeks ago.  In that report we discussed the intense astrological period we are in between September – December (Please give it a read).   This is not a season for the meek.   While every day may not be an S show, it could feel like it and it may all blur in our memory as a mess.  But we must remember the power of the Virgo lunar cycle (which we are still in for two more weeks) that says, “Take everything, one step, one conversation, one bite of food, one dollar spent, one little part ---at a time.”    Everything is do-able when it is tackled in manageable sizes.    


The Aries Full moon unfolds three days after Saturn station directs (9/28) and two days after the intense Mars square Saturn (9/29) and three days before Pluto stations direct (10/4) This is an astrological grind which we will see on the mundane level (in the world) and we could feel personally.   It is almost difficult to explain except to say what you see in the news and feel in your gut has an astrological significance.   So, in that environment we get fiery Aries Full moon.  Aries loves birth, doing something new, carving its own way, it seeks independence and it reminds us, “I am”.  It loves to feel its own need to survive.  In short, it likes to get its blood going and it enjoys a good tussle.   


While the chart for the full moon is not burdened with tough aspects, the fact of it coming up in this heated time and so close to the Mars Saturn aspect, suggest that frustrations may percolate, resentments build, feelings of trapped or shackled will rub us wrong.  So much that we might say, do, respond more sharply than normal.   Some people who have no problem leaning into their anger --will do what they do when they are angered (with enthusiasm no doubt).     And there are those who can tap into the anger and get super smart and practical and use it in a productive manner.   Great. But the people who are most challenged during this Full Moon (and Mars’ retrograde in general) are the people who fear their anger.    For some they fear that if they unleash their anger they will never stop.   Okay.  Maybe that serves you most of the time but remember this is a full moon where the Sun in Libra is on the other side of the Moon in Aries.   Libra loves to keep peace.  But during this Aries full moon with a retrograde Mars in Aries (home sign) getting into it with as many planets as he can---one needs to ask if that is peace is at any cost?   Are you paying for it in other ways?  Perhaps a little lean in on anger this full moon could be of benefit.  You don’t need to go crazy but maybe baring teeth might put someone on notice that you are here, too.  That is perfect Aries. 


One last thing, while the Sun and Moon are not in big aspects with planets there is a conjunction between the moon and Chiron suggesting there is a lesson about owning power and finding the fire inside us.   Perhaps the fire and some inspiration will find you during this phase.   Great.    The full moon lasts from October 1, 2:05pm pdt until October 5, 5:25pm PDT 


Onward, Soldier.