Happy Halloween everyone!! This week has some intense and also some sweet moments. Overall its the fact the Sun must contend with a square to Saturn that will make the biggest impression this week, along with Mars leaving Libra and moving into the depths of Scorpio. I encourage you to pay attention to Friday and the weekend when the Sun squares Saturn as we will have a similar situation with Mars and Mercury meeting up and Squaring Saturn around November 9th and 10th. So in other words, this theme will persist! Things get busy as we are starting down the slippery slope of eclipse season as well. Hold tight to your power center, breathe into your root chakra, and feel the core of who you are and who Saturn is inviting you to become! Saturn is known as a ruthless instructor but is also the one that will provide a path to unmatched authority and mastery.
We awoke today with the Moon in Gemini trining Mars in Libra on this Moonday which hopefully provided the ability to communicate, listen, and plan our day! Mid-day has a ‘Void-of-Course’ Moon. This means it doesn’t make any aspects until it changes signs and is said to slow things down and make accomplishing things hard. Myself? I actually got quite a bit done so this is a good example of how not every rule in Astrology is always definite. It depends on YOU! The activity of a Gemini Moon will give way to our emotional needs as the Moon moves into Cancer on Monday evening just after 4 pm. The Moon will immediately trine the Sun in Scorpio which could turn our focus inward. This dials up the intuition a few notches and puts a focus on feelings. Venus will be approaching a square to Neptune today which gives the quality of this Monday a very magical and perhaps a bit escapist or overindulgent. Venus is also approaching a sextile with Jupiter so all in all this seems like a good day to connect with a loved one or friends but take some steps to ground yourself in reality to avoid getting carried away with Money or Love :)
Venus is squaring Neptune all of the day which gives it a quality of magical escape, but sometimes delusion. Focus efforts today on anything that requires creativity or intuition. Restlessness could also be a feature due to the fact Venus will also be approaching an opportunistic sextile to Jupiter. What we could be experiencing with the planet of love and money connecting with both Jupiter and Neptune this week is a dissolution of some old or outdated belief and the introduction of a new innovative truth especially keeping the future in mind. The Moon in Cancer will make a few interesting connections throughout this Tuesday. First it squares Chiron in Aries around 11 am which can be sensitive but will also be brief. By the early evening it is making an opportunistic sextile to Uranus in Taurus which provides the opportunity to free ourselves from any place we may be emotionally stuck. Late evening the Moon makes a tense square to Mercury in Libra and difficult conversations or thoughts may come up. This may be a good night to sleep on it and allow yourself space to think before reacting.
This is a very intensely magical day. We awake with the Moon in Cancer forming a grand trine which with Vesta in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. This is a day best started with whatever spiritual practice you prefer. Meditation, prayers, chanting, moving your body, spending time in nature, or even being creative in some way. Give yourself as much space as you can to tune in to that still small voice that guides and directs you. We will need the reserves for later as the Moon will begin to oppose Pluto and square Mars in Libra by the evening. Emotions could be easily inflamed especially in regards to boundaries in relationships. This is an evening to feel into what empowers you and direct your energies to supporting that feeling.
The Moon moves into Leo in the early morning and will almost immediately begin to square the Sun in Scorpio. This is the last quarter square of the waning Moon phase and is considered the last adjustment from the prior New Moon. It is very much related to how we mentally and spiritually adjust to a new way of being. Dane Rudhyar calls the waning last square a “crisis in consciousness”. With the signs Leo and Scorpio we find that we have to adjust the Leo part of use our inner child which needs play and to be seen, to the deep parts of us that desire power and control or sometimes feel disempowered. How do those work together inside of you? Unfortunately to make this last quarter square a little more intense is the addition of Saturn in Aquarius just a few degrees away from being an exact T-Square. Saturn is adding the pressures of responsibility and mastery in order to build a strong, and radically different, future. The inner child could feel oppressed! The Sun in Scorpio at the T of this square is demanding of us that we stand in our power and do not accept less than the best. Although the Sun is at 5 degrees and Saturn at 7, this will really kick off the Sun square Saturn which is exact on Saturday. All in all this can make this particular end of the week a little uncomfortable. Yet, as if to allow us a little light in an otherwise dark space, Venus in Sagittarius is in its exact opportunistic sextile with Jupiter today giving us the ability to see through the difficulties and imagine the possibilities. Keep your eyes on FUTURE YOU!
Today is a doozy! The Moon will square Uranus in the pre-dawn hours of the early morning which gives us the feeling of need for freedom as the Sun rises. Mars which represents our will and ego moves to the 29th and last degree of Libra today, also known as the anaretic degree which is described as a degree of crisis and need for action. In the sign of Libra, Mars is pushing for balance, fairness, justice. It wants things to be steady and just right especially in regards to relationships. To add to this critical moment, is the Sun approaching its exact square to Saturn. This reminds me of the image of old where a school teacher is slapping the hand of a student with a ruler. When you read that how does it make you feel? To me, it gives me a tight feeling in my chest and a slight drop in my stomach. Saturn in its home sign of Aquarius demands mastery and innovation and can subjugate the Sun in Scorpio. This is going to be a test of what you truly desire and how much you value yourself. Do you have the personal will to push through? Breathe deep today into the root chakra and envision future you. What is it willing to do to get there? The Moon sextiles Mercury and then opposes Jupiter late in the evening which may help us to open our mind and change our perspective or communicate our feelings to those around us. Use this evening to journal and synthesize.
What a spooky Halloween weekend. We awake this SaturnDay with the Sun (FINALLY) making its exact square to Saturn just before it rises. At around 9:30 am the energy shifts quite a bit as Mars makes its move into its home sign of Scorpio. This will be a palpable shift in how we engage with reality. We have received the message from Saturn about exactly what work will be required and suddenly we find the strength and will to do what is necessary. This activates our power center and the need to transform ourselves. Mars in Scorpio can be quite passionate and intense but is extremely good for getting things done and helping us to stand in our power. The Moon starts out in Leo but at around 2 pm moves into discerning Virgo which will encourage us to get the details right. This will be a weekend of realizations.
The major story on this day of Halloween is Mercury in Libra approaching a trine to Jupiter in Aquarius all day which will be exact just before midnight. This will expand the need to be social, have conversations, be creative, and do anything considered Mercurial. The Moon in Virgo trines Uranus in Taurus mid-day giving us a need for spontaneity especially in regards to our daily routines and rituals. But later in the evening the Virgo Moon starts to oppose Neptune. This is what I would call a thin veil. Dreams and intuition will be active but delusion and confusion easy to fall into. Keep your wits about you as this lends itself to escapism which some will find in the form of drugs and alcohol. This is a good night to keep at least one foot on the ground.
Monday November 1st
We awake with the aspect of Moon in Virgo first in trine to Pluto in Capricorn which is supportive of our inner transformation. Then the Moon in Virgo squares Venus in Sagittarius which, even though is a tense aspect, is not really a bad thing. In these particular signs it can lend itself to a tug of war between the need to hold back, attend to our work, and be modest versus the need to explore and expand our horizons. As the day wears on, the intensity seems to build as Mercury in Libra approaches its final Square with Pluto. The rules of the game can challenge the mental need for peace and balance - we may feel as if someone or something has power over us especially in regards to relationships and communication. Mercury first squared Pluto on September 22nd, then turned retrograde and repeated its square on October 1st. This is the last pass and I would recommend checking in with these dates to see what the theme might be for you. Did you have to change your perspective or perhaps learn new information that caused you to have to draw a boundary? Check the houses that Libra and Capricorn are on in your chart for a deeper understanding. To put an exclamation point on the whole thing, the Moon moves into Libra early evening of this Moonday. Perhaps we have new insight.
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.