Sunday, October 10, 2021

Astrology this Week: Oct 9-15

 




Crescent Moon Phase

October 9

11:08am PDT

 


 

Focus on: What are you learning about things that are ‘foreign’?  How are you exploring the world outside your world? What are learning about adventures?   How are you expanding your education?   What are you reading that inspires new growth?  How does this expansion help you find balance? 

 

 

 

Special Focus

 

10/10:  Saturn station direct 6 Aquarius 53 (see separate post)

 

 

First Quarter Moon 

October 12, 2021 

8:25 pm PDT  

 


 

 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that support your career?  What actions are you taking that support your value in the world?  What actions are you taking that get you out in the world?    How are negotiations important to your career?

 

 

Special Note

 

10/15: Sun trine Jupiter.  Accent on abundance and joy.  Finding balance through expansion.  Reaching out to new groups and friends of friends. 

 

 

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Mercury Station Direct: October 17, 2021

 



Mercury Station Direct 

October 18, 2021 

8:16 am PDT

10 Libra 08

 

9/6:           Mercury shadow begins

9/26:         Mercury retrograde (25 Libra 28)

10/18:      Mercury station direct (10 Libra 07) 3:17pm PDT 

11/03:       Mercury Shadow ends 

 

 

Our final 2021 Mercury retrograde wraps on October 18.   As always, we will take a moment to evaluate the three weeks of the retrograde.    What have we learned about our communication within relationships?   Did we offer up some information to our partners?   Were we told a few things by our partner?   What have we learned about finding balance?  Where were we out of whack?   Where did we say, “no more”?    What got energized?   Did we hear ourselves when we communicated?   What did we learn about our thinking?  Is it sharp?  Is it mean?  Is it milquetoast?   What did we learn about the power of compromise?    

 

As Mercury travels forward, we may revisit subjects that came up after 9/6 and perhaps caused stress after 9/26 but now on the direct motion we may find solutions.   Globally, there may be stories in the news about the power of negotiations. 

 

Our next Mercury retrograde will be January 14, 2022, at 10 degrees of Aquarius.   There will be four Mercury retrogrades in 2022.  Oh, snap.  

 


 

Jupiter Station Direct: October 17

 


Jupiter Station Direct 

October 17, 2021 

10:30 pm PDT 

22 Aquarius 20

 

 

Last June, Jupiter stationed retrograde at 2 degrees of Pisces.   Jupiter is in a sign for about a year, but it usually takes small visits to the sign it left and the next sign it will enter.   Right now, Jupiter is in Aquarius but between May 13 and July 28 it sniffed around in early Pisces.  Jupiter is comfortable in Pisces since it is one of Jupiter’s home signs.  Leaning into faith, humanity and compassion is a nice sport for Jupiter.   But after July 28, Jupiter returned to the work of Aquarius and mental stresses aggravated by all of Saturn (who is also in Aquarius) and his tough taskmaster ways.    Jupiter stationing direct will now bring a confidence and can take the edge off Saturn and remind people the goodness that comes from connecting with other humans and expanding circles.   

 

Jupiter is the planet of luck and opportunities.  Around the date of the direction change there might be stories in the news that speak of luck.   Jupiter has a generosity of spirit and can be very tolerant, if some of us have been wound up so tight we have lost our ability to tolerate other human beings on the planet, well, we might surprise ourselves with a new willingness as Jupiter turns direct.  

 

 

 If you know your chart, look to the house that has 22 degrees of Aquarius and see if you feel the abundance, joy and confidence of that house after October 17.    Any lessons learned between July 28 and October 17 will have fresh eyes as Jupiter unwinds and heads for a rendezvous with Pisces on December 29th.       

Saturn Station Direct: October 10, 2021

 



Saturn Station Direct 

October 10, 2021

7:17pm PDT 

6 Aquarius 53

 

Saturn wraps up its retrograde period that launched on May 23 at 13 Aquarius.   It is stationing direct at 6 degrees of Aquarius.   I wrote about this Saturn retrograde  back in the Spring.   Just as a reminder, Saturn is in a sign for approximately two and a half years.   Saturn, the planet of restriction, went into Aquarius, the sign of community and technology when the world went into lockdown due to Covid.    Before Saturn went into Aquarius, ‘zoom’ was a word kids used when they pushed their toy cars on the floor.   Now Zoom is the important tool for employees, family and communities who are just trying to stay connected.    Aquarius of course rules new technology.  

 

As we head into a direct Saturn cycle, we can assess how we are navigating our community.   Have we found our circle of peeps?  Do we need a new circle?  Are we missing some people that perhaps we had taken for granted?  Are we finding those people who are like minded?  Are we working together for shared goals?   There is a lot to process as we unwind from the Saturn retrograde.  Perhaps some hurdles will be less.  Perhaps walls we carry in our heart and soul and/or strong beliefs about why we don’t like people will become clearer.   Of course, discretion in friendships and community is important to Saturn but walling off from people leans into a less productive Saturn in Aquarius which can mean double downing in loneliness.  We have another round of Saturn in Aquarius retrograde next summer, so we will continue to learn what is important to us in terms of community/friends/circles/like-minded goals.    I would also anticipate the darker side of technology will be in the news, it is worth noting Facebook’s practices were in the news during the retrograde.   More to be revealed I am sure when Saturn turns direct.  In the meantime, Saturn is beginning to grind towards its final square with Uranus taking place on December 23.   Things are growing in intensity. What works?  What does not work?  What creative solutions and dynamic action gets our attention?   Game changer events and moments will not be ignored.   

  

 

Pluto Station Direct: October 6, 2021

 



Pluto Station Direct 

October 6, 2021

24 Cap 19

11:28am PDT

 

On April 27, Pluto changed directions for its annual five-month retrograde motion.   Technically Pluto moved (rounding out) from 27 – 24 degrees.   Those people with planets between 24-27 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn have been feeling like they’ve been walking through a tunnel of tumultuous change.  Perhaps it has been a personal hell.   Pluto can take us to our knees in one form or another, but we do come out of it and in many cases perhaps better or with a new sense of purpose.   

 

While Pluto spends half the year in retrograde motion every year, there is a component to this Pluto retrograde that has global implications.    Back in the spring I wrote that this is the final Pluto retrograde before the USA has its Pluto return on Feb 21, 2022.   To distill my longer post, this is the first time Pluto will be exactly where it was on July 4, 1776, when the American colonists declared independence.    Not one American has ever lived through the USA’s Pluto Return.  Not one.   Because Pluto is such a slow-moving planet, we have been feeling the Pluto return for the last couple of years growing more intense as it gets closer to 27 degrees of Capricorn.    You don’t have to be an American to understand that the USA is going through tremendous changes.   For those people curious about the power of a nation’s Pluto return, search the web for USA Pluto Return where you will find a plethora of articles that speak to what America is processing.   With Pluto there is a death, rebirth and a lot of soul searching.   This is not easy work, but it is profound.   

 

One thing I had not noted back in spring was the fact that Pluto stationing direct for the final time before it reaches the USA Pluto return point, was the fact that it was taking place on the Libra new moon.    Libra new moon which seeks to find equilibrium and balance is a meaningful landscape for Pluto to change direction, dust itself off and head towards the return point.  I anticipate there will be stories in the news about equality and equity and seeking balance.    To be clear this period of unrest that we are experiencing as the USA processes the Pluto return does not end in Feb.  It is a slow exit and there will be shifts and transformations after Feb 21, 2022.  But arguably to be on the other side of the Pluto return date will have some lessening of tension.   I wonder often about some curious contract we signed with our maker, where we agreed to be here on Earth as an American during the USA Pluto return.   I am not one to choose to ride roller coasters but here I am during this tumultuous time but I am not alone.  I look at all my fellow Americans and think, “We’re all here.  What’s our part of this story?”

 

There will be more about the Pluto return going forward.  But watch the news this 29-day cycle and see if you can find needed areas of transformation.    

 

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Libra New Moon! October 6, 2021 - Balance, My Friends, Balance

 

Libra New Moon over a kitchen. Image SkyViewLite App

Libra New Moon
October 6, 2021 
4:05am PDT 

This 29 day cycle speaks to finding our balance.  Where are we out of whack?  How do we right ourselves?   What are we doing in our relationships?  How are we utilizing the power of negotiations?   We have an opportunity to center ourselves in a profound way this cycle.  Can we do it? 

Read my article on Margaret Wendt Website
There is something there for you.   I know it. 

T




Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Final Ten Days of Virgo Lunar Month

 




We are in the final ten days of the Virgo lunar cycle.   Of course, Mercury is retrograde.  Take your time, don't rush, get clarity, you don't always have to hit 'send'.    Use the last quarter moon to push on any seeds you planted in new moon.   Make sure your calendar and schedule match your values.  Never forget that the solution to any problem or goal starts with your time and focus---bit by bit. 



Last Quarter Moon Phase

September 28, 2021

6:57am  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:

How are your actions connected to your family?  How are your actions connected to your personal history?  How are your actions connected to your childhood?   How are your actions connected to your mother?  

 

 

Special focus 

9/29: Venus trine Neptune.   Feeling in sync with the universe.  A universal salve applied to wounds on the psyche.  

9/29: Sun trine Saturn.  Support for relationships may come from group effort.   Saturn in Aquarius brings new technology that is supportive. 

9/30: Venus square Jupiter.   Personal desires versus group goals are challenging.  

10/1: Mars opposition Chiron.   Finding independence through letting others do more work and get exhausted.  

10/1: Mercury square Pluto.  Round 2 of this aspect.  Between 9/22 and 10/1 Mercury gets into it with Pluto.  Dark thinking, communication that is strained, thoughts that feel extreme.  What thoughts need to be jettisoned?  How is thinking holding you back?  10/31 is the final round of this aspect. 

 

 

Balsamic Moon Phase

 

October 1, 2021

4:35   PDT      

 

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

 

 

Focus on How are you releasing your drama?  How are your releasing your creativity?  How are you releasing your ego?   How are you releasing your pride?    

 

Special focus: 

10/3: Mercury trine Jupiter – Mercury trine Jupiter.  Thinking broadens.  Finding a way to get mental balance perhaps learning from a teacher or spiritual advisor. Group thinking supports expanding opinions that help relationships.  This is the 2nd of 3 hits. 

 

 

Libra New Moon October 6, 4:05am PDT  13 Libra 25