Moon is in Sagittarius in the morning but moves into Capricorn mid-day - which means it begins approaching the first quarter square, or as you may view it, the half moon! This is the first adjustment after planting the seed of the New Moon phase so it has potential to be a tense day regarding rules and boundaries that you need to set in relationships. The helpful thing about this moon transit through Saturn ruled Capricorn is that Venus in Sagittarius will make an opportunistic sextile to Saturn in Aquarius which has JUST gone direct (finally). So, while the work has to be done it is supported by the highest minded ideals and goals! The sextile is exact on Wednesday but already active as we begin the week. We still have Mercury retrograding through Libra as well as the Sun and Mars which have just conjoined to begin a new phase. The beginning of this week may feel like a brand new start.
If you are an early riser, you may catch the Moon square to Chiron in Aries and Mercury Retrograde in Libra which makes a t-square in which we are required to act on how we communicate and cooperate in relationships but also how we stay in our authenticity and sovereignty. The Moon in Capricorn says “well, perhaps we should adjust the rules and boundaries”. With Saturn direct in Aquarius sextile Saturn it may feel more possible to do so. As we approach the evening we are also getting closer to the waxing first quarter square. With the Pluto very close by it will be time to push forward and step into our own power and authority. The evening will be deep and contemplative.
Early morning the Moon crosses over Pluto so we will wake up to a feeling of resolve. Venus is sextile Saturn all day giving us support that we need from our own inner truth and visions for the future. The Sun is approaching an extremely supportive trine to Jupiter, the archetype of expansion and truth and is with just a few degrees which should give today a bit of a hopeful vibe which gets stronger as the evening progresses.
We wake up with the Moon in Aquarius just passing Saturn and in a sextile with Venus in Sagittarius which will then make the day more expansive and future-focused than it has been in quite some time. The Moon will then sextile Chiron as it trines Mercury Retrograde late morning just before lunch which invites us all to feel into the ways we can restructure our relationships to support healing that authentic self that wants to be accepted and loved. The evening yields a trine between the Moon and Jupiter to Mars and the Sun which gives us the necessary diplomatic initiative and innovative ways of thinking to bring out of balance places in our lives into equilibrium.
We are dominated by the positive energy of Moon/Jupiter trine to Sun/Mars which is altogether motivating and inspiring. However it will be helpful to watch any ego or anger outbursts as Mars can being expanded by Jupiter in that way. As well as the fact Mercury Retrograde in Libra makes it to the 10th degree of Libra which exactly opposes Chiron Retrograde. Sensitivities could be high, but so is our ability to rise above them. This has a lot to do with the fact that Venus is coming into a nice supportive trine with Chiron at the same time. This is a good day to keep FUTURE YOU in mind. The Moon moves into Pisces overnight and the dream world will be active!
Saturday 10/16 and Sunday 10/17
This weekend is an interesting one and does not seem as light to me as the week prior. First thing Saturday morning I notice is the Sun approaching it’s square with Pluto (and is exact Sunday AM) which will have major reverberations in the way we stand in our power especially regarding relationships. What seems fair and balanced, or not? Energy is truly building the entirety of the weekend. The Moon is in Pisces all for the duration which could have us feeling like we would just rather escape. In addition Mars is applying to a trine with Jupiter all weekend which expands the good sides and bad sides of Mars so think ‘extra motivation and passion’ but also ‘extra anger and competitiveness or passive aggressiveness’. This will probably show itself most fiercely in relationships (of all kinds). The other dominating piece of the weekend puzzle is that both Mercury in Libra AND Jupiter in Aquarius will be stationing, which means slowing down to turn direct (both do this exactly on Monday the 18th). It makes both energies bigger and more commanding. So we can multiply all of what I have said by 100.
This deserves a preview. This Monday is shaping up to be a doozy. As I alluded to in the weekend bit, Mercury and Jupiter both turn direct today. The Moon moves into Aries just before sunrise exacerbating the fact Mars in Libra is being expanded by Jupiter in Aquarius. This also kicks off the Full Moon period which will happen on Wednesday 10/20. It will feel very high energy today - maybe even anxious or angsty for some. Keep in mind we are entering pretty fiery territory this week! Take care of your body this evening as the Moon conjoins Chiron in Aries.
Author: Mandi Rae Trott
Content creator of Ecstatic Astrology, Mandi, a mother, musicia, and writer, resides in the Heart of Dixie and has a uniquely southern approach to interpreting the patterns of the cosmos.