On Sunday, October 1st, Mars in Virgo makes a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 7:36pm EST, turning ambition on high now that Pluto is direct. Mars in Virgo is inclined to act with more tact and politeness than usual, and when positively matched with Pluto’s deep internal power, things will get done effectively and efficiently.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, Venus in Virgo is next to form a trine with Pluto in Capricorn, although this is not as pleasant a trine as Sunday’s Mars/Pluto. A Venus/Pluto trine is bound to bring up secrets and hidden insecurities in relationships, which can be destructive if not managed properly. Luckily, a trine aspect has a more positive focus, and if you can overcome any new discoveries in your relationships, no matter how shocking, you stand a very good chance of establishing and/or maintaining deep and meaningful connections.
On Thursday, October 5th, Venus in Virgo meets up with Mars in Virgo at 12:53pm EST for the second time this year. This meetup normally results in sensual and even sexual expression and can be quite charming, but with Venus in Fall in Virgo and Mars acting more prudish than usual, this transit may not be as exciting as we’d hope. Instead of being demanding of your loved ones (usually a hallmark of this conjunction), try doing something nice for others today. After all, Virgo is the sign of servitude and effort. Kind deeds may pay off nicely. A Full Moon at 12°43’ Aries takes place today as well. This is the first Full Moon after the fall equinox, and will illuminate areas in which we need to take action and initiate change.
On Sunday, October 8th, Venus in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius at 8:54am EST. This is the last Venus/Saturn square of the year, and with square aspects there are always challenges. Saturn urges us to take responsibility, which conflicts with Venus’s laissez-faire and laid back nature. Relationship challenges may come to a head today when one partner feels they are “doing more” than the other. The Sun in Libra will meet up with Mercury later in the day at 4:54pm EST, sending a lot of mental energy into the mix, which can cause undue stress or worry. Luckily, Mercury moves fast and is at its farthest point from Earth, helping us to process any relationship woes logically and objectively.
On Sunday, October 9th, the Sun/Mercury conjunction in Libra makes a square with Pluto in Capricorn, sending a tailspin of energy into our mental sphere. Thoughts will likely be deep and potentially confusing. This tri-planet aspect will urge you to question what is important and whether or not you are on the right path toward achieving it.
On Tuesday, October 10th, Jupiter enters Scorpio after spending the last 13 months in Libra. Jupiter is the planet of wisdom and knowledge seeking (vs. fact-seeking, which belongs to Mercury), and Scorpio is the sign of investigation and vicarious experience. Life’s deeper mysteries will be at question, and humanitarian issues likely on the rise with this sign change for Jupiter. Anyone whose chart is heavily Scorpio influenced will fare well with Jupiter, the greater benefic of the zodiac, in their corner. Happy investigating!
On Wednesday, October 11th, Mars in Virgo squares off with Saturn in Sagittarius at 9:37am EST, challenging leadership issues. These two planets last met in a square in January, which had the masses on high alert. Everyone will feel entitled and that they are right today, which is likely to cause a lot of conflict and frustration overall. This aspect has us feeling like our way is not just the best way, but the only way to climb to the top. Stay open minded today and try not to be a know-it-all if you don’t want to engage in the chaos.
On Saturday, October 14th, Venus enters Libra at 6:11am EST, where it is in rulership and the most pure in its expression. While we may feel more optimistic, attractive, and socially engaged with Venus in Libra, there is also the chance to sugar coat those aspects of your life that you don’t want others judging or questioning. Make note of this as you move through the course of Venus’s 4 week stay in its home of homes.
On Sunday, October 15th, Mercury in Libra opposes Uranus rx in Aries, sending high frequency vibes straight to our central nervous centers. You may feel like you have information overload today and can’t keep things straight, which makes sense given that Mercury is the fastest moving planet in the zodiac and Uranus is known for its erratic nature. Take this transit in stride, as its energy will pass over the course of two days. Make not of any universal downloads that may come to you, and keep track of them by writing them down, lest you forget the message before you have a chance.
Venus in Leo trines Uranus rx in Aries on Monday, September 18th at 12:27am EST. This trine may have us feeling restless with our usual routines, and is calling for a something new and exciting to take relationships, romance, and finances to the next level. This energy is also conducive for cutting out relationships that don’t serve us in order to seek individual freedom.
Next up this week is Venus’s move from Leo into Virgo on Tuesday, September 19th at 9:15pm EST. Unfortunately, Venus is in detriment in Virgo, as its accepting and embracing nature is no match for Virgo’s dry and to-the-point climate. While this aspect may be good for business due to Virgo’s perfectionist ways, relationship-wise, this aspect can create energy that is extra-critical, worrisome, and overall difficult to please.
Later in the day on the 19th, Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune rx in Pisces at 11:50pm EST. While the energy of this transit is only felt over the better course of two days, it may have us questioning what we know and what is really true. This is significant, as Mercury will later trine Pluto in Capricorn on Friday, September 22nd at 2:01pm, potentially revealing what seemed unknown just a few days before.
The Sun moves into Libra at 4:02pm EST on Friday, September 22nd. The Sun is in fall here, as Libra, being the opposite sign of Aries which represents the mark of the individual, is more focused on the collective. Libra represents moving away from self-focus and into embracing others and assimilating into a group consciousness. Libra also marks the beginning of the Fall season and the fall equinox in which the hours of day and night are equal.
Moon Transits this Week:
Venus enters Cancer on Monday, July 31st at 10:54am EST. This receptive planet and sign combination sends waves of sensitive energy until the end of August. Venus represents our sense of self-esteem, aesthetic standards, sense of affection, social urges, and source of money. When in Cancer, Venus is sensitive, intuitive, sympathetic, security-seeking, and instinctually charming. A skilled Venus in Cancer is nurturing, encouraging, and creative, while an unskilled Venus in Cancer can be defensive, defeatist, and even martyristic. How will you use this energy over the next month?
Uranus in Aries moves retrograde on Thursday, August 3rd at 1:31am EST (10:31pm PST on August 2nd). Uranus is considered the “awakener” of the planets, and when it moves retrograde, we experience internal realizations that shed light on our ways of being. Uranus rx in Aries is asking us to awaken to our natural and instinctive selves, and to exert ourselves in ways that make us stand out as unique from our surroundings. We are also urged to break away from internal constructs and stories that confine us. Uranus will remain retrograde until early January 2018, so we have the remainder of the year to work on liberating ourselves from the constant and limiting tapes that we allow to control us.
Jupiter in Libra squares Pluto rx in Capricorn on Friday, August 4th at 2:48pm EST. This is the second square-off between these two planets this year (they last met on March 30th), which marks major shifts in self-control and personal development, for better or worse. When these two planets last met, Jupiter was retrograde in Libra while Pluto was direct in Capricorn—now the opposite is the case, with Jupiter direct in Libra and Pluto rx in Capricorn. This transit sheds light on where we should exert self-control in order to achieve positive results. If not managed appropriately, this transit can also result in sloppy and domineering behavior. Jupiter is often shy about managing the details of things, while Pluto uses the details to empower. This transit asks you to integrate these energies for the greater good, particularly in our external relationships and business dealings.
Moon Transits this Week:
The Full Moon in Capricorn on Sunday the 9th at 12:07am EST compels us to examine areas where we need structure, and it gives us the drive and focus to get the ball rolling. Capricorn is a natural leader, but recognizes that it got to that position by paying dues and putting in work. Steep and treacherous terrain doesn’t deter the goat from climbing higher and higher. The Full Moon in Capricorn will illuminate areas where significant dedication is needed to grow. While the Moon struggles a little bit in dry, cool Capricorn, it’s not a completely foreign place. Luckily, earthy Capricorn has a watery side to it that manifests as passion and empathy. Be honest and exact with yourself this Full Moon, but do so compassionately.
The Sun and Pluto face off on Monday, July 10th at 12:35am EST. With these two powerhouse planets opposing one another, self-evaluation will run deep. You may be confronted with aspects of yourself that you’ve tried to ignore or suppress. Coming off its meet up with the Full Moon in Capricorn, Pluto is calling us to consider how we go about expressing our outgoing self (opposite the Sun) while keeping our inner emotions close to the vest (conjunct the Moon). The reality is that we cannot always be self-contained, even if we feel that we must be so in order to protect ourselves. Eventually our true natures will come to light, exposed by the Sun, and fueled by Pluto to change the way we relate to others and the world around us.
The remainder of this week is light on planetary activity, which provides a perfect buffer to implement the Full Moon and Pluto/Sun energy. Two minor transits occur on Friday, July 14th. Mercury in Leo finds itself inconjunct Neptune in Pisces at 2:19am EST. With a quincunx, or inconjunct aspect, the planets fail to see one another, as mathematically they are just out of sight of one another. The inconjunct between Mercury and Neptune today might create mixups with perspective, understanding, and delivery of messages. Mercury’s sextile to Jupiter in Libra at 4:46pm EST may add to exaggeration and blowing things out of proportion. The Sun quincunxes Saturn in Sagittarius at 2:29pm EST today as well. You may feel that you want to shirk off responsibility and let loose, especially if people have really been on your case lately. Go ahead and do so, and know that Sunday, July 16th will be a perfect day to make any necessary apologies when the Moon trines Mercury at 2:38am EST. ;)
Moon Transits this Week
Pluto in Capricorn takes the stage again this week, this time in opposition to Mars in Cancer on Sunday, July 2nd at 8:02am EST. Pluto’s energy is focused on deep, instinctual, and often painful, emotions that are related to the human experience, like grief, lust, power, protection—the emotions that we must experience in order to be shaped as individuals. Without the experiences that incite these emotions, we would never change, and therefore never evolve. Pluto’s energy is persistent and intense, and when in opposition to Mars, it can put pressure on our reactionary and defensive instincts. Think of Mars as your center of motivation, drive, and personal instinct. When confronted by Pluto, your Mars center will likely want to run or react in a big way because Pluto is notorious for inflicting pain, even if sometimes pain is necessary or even pleasurable. With this transit, you may be inexplicably drawn to things you know are no good for you, or even highly motivated to make serious changes to related to your behavior. Either way, with Mars in Cancer, expect to feel it to the core.
On Tuesday the 4th, Venus enters Gemini at 8:11pm. With physically focused Venus entering mentally-focused Gemini, flirting and personal expression, both verbally and aesthetically, will feel very easy over the next six weeks. Mercury in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries today as well at 8:51pm EST, which may make communication efforts impulsive and exciting if approached with some tact. Use these two transits to your benefit, particularly if you have some convincing or impressing to do.
Mercury moves into outgoing and gregarious Leo at 8:20pm EST. Mercury can really play the game in Leo and loves to take center stage. This energy will have us feeling confident and articulate, not to mention funny and charming. Shortly thereafter, the Sun makes a trine to Neptune in Pisces at 8:46pm EST and then a square to Jupiter in Libra at 10:44pm EST. This combination can result in feeling super inspired or super indulgent—perhaps both. Neptune embodies our spirituality and sense of the unknown, but sometimes with its energy we become lost instead of found. Jupiter always wants to do things bigger and better, so just make sure that your path is truly illuminated when these energies are at play.
The Full Moon in Capricorn on Sunday the 9th at 12:07am EST (Saturday July 8th for the west coast) illuminates areas where we need to cut the crap and get down to business. Not ironically, Pluto is conjunct the Moon today and at its side, urging us to dig into our emotional stores to see where we can learn and grow. With Capricorn, and therefore Saturn at the helm of this Full Moon, eyes should be on the prize. The Moon is in detriment in Capricorn, so it lacks sensitivity and empathy that it would usually have, which is exactly what this transit needs. As the Moon wanes, you may feel yourself dropping the dead weight.
Moon Transits this Week:
Venus in Aries squares Pluto rx in Capricorn on Thursday, May 25th at 12:22pm EST. Venus is already compromised in Aries, as she is in her most uncomfortable sign of the zodiac. With power-loving Pluto rx challenging Venus, power struggles and breakdowns may ensue. This transit is not one that facilitates romantic relationships or easy-going business partnerships. Pluto has a tendency to burn up and destroy whatever issues it comes in contact with. In some cases, this can be positive (think of the phoenix rising from ashes), but it can also be very uncomfortable and drastic. This is a great transit for finally laying to rest a dead-end relationship, but not so much for embarking on a new romance.
Interestingly, the Gemini New Moon takes place later in the day on the 25th at 3:44pm EST. This is a welcome astrological distraction from the awkward Venus/Pluto rx square. Pay attention to ideas that come your way during this time, especially with a New Moon in Gemini, as they are seeds trying to plant themselves for later development. Instead of focusing on what’s broken with the Venus/Pluto square, shift your mindset toward engaging in productive conversation and brainstorming. This is a great time for writing things down, taking notes, and drawing up pros and cons.
Mercury in Taurus is quincunx Jupiter in Libra at 3:17pm EST. In the quincunx aspect, the two planets involved cannot “see” one another, so their interactions are prone to misinterpretation or confusion. Quincunxes always require some sort of adjustment or revisioning, and with Mercury and Jupiter involved, the bigger picture must be reconciled with the details. Don’t allow this energy to overwhelm you--remember that the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
Moon Transists for this Week:
Moon enters Aries Sunday, May 21st at 6:10am EST
Moon enters Taurus Tuesday, May 23rd at 8:33am EST
Moon enters Gemini Thursday, May 25th at 8:15am EST
Gemini New Moon Thursday, May 25th at 3:44pm EST
Moon enters Cancer Saturday, May 27th at 7:25am EST
Sunday, January 29th
The Moon enters Pisces today at 11:10am EST, and comfort can be found in daydream, fantasy, and recession into the self through sleep, meditation, or even unsavory behaviors such as drug use. Internal energy may be lowered, as the Moon in Pisces has very little boundaries, so be on alert for emotional vampires or attacks on your emotions. Mercury and Pluto also meet up later today at 3:21pm EST for the only time in 2017, which is likely to bring up deep issues, particularly related to communication. Combined with the Moon in Pisces, the possibility of lashing out at others (whether in real life or only in your mind) is heightened. Leverage these two energies by being aware of boundaries and how you respond people and situations who try to cross them.
Monday, January 30th
The Moon in Pisces meets up with Neptune in Pisces at 6:17am EST, which some consider the modern ruler of Pisces, so perception is certainly reality today. Remember that Pisces and Neptune like to break down boundaries and cloud our view, so pay close attention to what’s actually real and what just feels real today. It’s likely you’ll feel all the feels today.
Tuesday, January 31st
The Moon in Pisces is confronted by Saturn in Sagittarius today at 7:11am EST, challenging us to determine whether the dreaming of the past few days is actually something worth pursuing. If it is, you better have a plan in place, because winging it is not likely to work in your favor. Luckily, the Moon enters Aries later in the day at 4:46pm EST which motivates us to act, albeit impulsively, on any potential plans.
Wednesday, February 1st
The Moon in Aries is sextile the Sun in Aquarius today at 3:50pm EST, which will want us acting on what we sense should be done and what we know to be a bigger truth. Inspiration for serving a larger cause or the bigger picture flows naturally today.
Thursday, February 2nd
The Moon in Aries squares Mercury in Capricorn at 8:52am EST and then opposes Jupiter in Libra at 9:01am EST, which challenges us to be realistic about what can actually be accomplished, not just for ourselves, but in doing what is right for others as well. Don’t blow things out of proportion if you don’t get your way today or if others don’t agree with your point of view. The Moon moves into Taurus later today at 8:50pm EST bringing us more stability and rationality.
Friday, February 3rd
Venus enters Aries today at 10:51am EST where she is quite uncomfortable. You may feel the need to protect your emotions during this transit, and be aware of how you might criticize yourself. It might not be as serious as it seems. Unfortunately, Venus will go retrograde in March, so she will spend quite a bit of time in Aries over the next few months. While relationships might not pan out, the energy for getting art and self-expression out into the world is ripe for the picking.
Saturday, February 4th
The Moon enters Gemini late today at 11:44pm EST. Enjoy this sociable transit if you plan to go out tonight, but don’t be surprised if you’re tossing and turning tonight with a mind that just won’t quit.
Remember that while these transits will be happening real-time, they are also moving through your natal chart an impacting your native planetary placements. To learn how these transits might impact you specifically, contact me for a natal chart reading!
Sunday, January 22
The Moon enters Sagittarius today at 5:45am EST and is at her most optimistic in this Jupiter-ruled sign. The Moon in Sagittarius has us ready to go out and try something new, invest time into learning a new skill, or discussing deep topics. The Moon in this sign can be pulled toward excess, as Jupiter loves to live large, so be aware if you feel a little over the top.
Monday, January 23
The Moon in Sag squares up with Neptune in Pisces at 2:37am EST, and quite frankly has us wanting to cut through the crap to get to the good stuff. While Jupiter rules both Sagittarius and Pisces (traditionally), Neptune can make things a little blurry. Sagittarius wills us to consider what can be learned from situations in which things may not appear as they are.
Tuesday, January 24
Moon in Sagittarius squares Chiron in Pisces today at 1:49am EST might have you confronting something from your past or old way of being. Acknowledge, learn, and move on. The Moon later enters Capricorn at 5:43pm EST, urging you to take charge of this past hurt.
Wednesday, January 25
Venus in Pisces moves over Chiron in Pisces at 1:49am EST and is followed by the Moon in Capricorn joining forces with Mercury in Capricorn at 6:58pm EST. These combined transits are telling us to nurture ourselves from the confrontation of past hurt from yesterday in order for thoughts and feelings to align so that they way forward is clear. This will involve taking responsibility for your thought patterns and dropping those that don’t serve you.
Thursday, January 26
Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn at 4:22am EST and square Uranus in Aries at 10:18am EST is calling us to take charge of our personal power today and actually DO something. This is a great combo for business and making it happen up until 2:18am EST on the 27th when the Moon goes void of course.
Friday, January 27
Venus in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius today at 12:50pm EST. There may be a challenge to authority and relationships today -- a juxtaposition between acting from the heart and taking care of things from what you know to be true. The Moon entering Aquarius today at 3:37am EST may help discern this dilemma from a bird’s eye view. Think of the big picture when making any decisions today.
Saturday, January 28
Mars enters Aries at 12:39am EST where it works its best and quickest. New projects might be on the forefront, and intense motivation will be available if we recognize it. Interaction and reaction will be on high alert today. Decide how you best want to use your abundance of energy.
The new moon is the phase in which the moon is closest to the sun and remains mostly obscured. It is accumulating light, offering the possibility of growth for our plans and ideas leading into the full moon. New moons are opportune times for establishing intentions for growth, improvement, and expansion and committing to acting upon these intentions.
The new moon enters Scorpio on Wednesday, November 11th at 12:47pm EST in 19 degrees Scorpio. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which is currently in Capricorn. Capricorn is the cardinal sign that rules work, achievements, and practicality. This new moon is an excellent time to use the intrinsic properties of Scorpio combined with the initiative energies of cardinal Capricorn to dig deep and identify areas in which you can personally excel, challenge yourself, and move forward. Give yourself permission to indulge a little, as you might feel you’ve been overworked or extra challenged with something lately. Now is a good time to evaluate what is not serving you or what is holding you back and let it go. Recognize that sometimes slow and steady wins this race.
The moon is also conjunct Mercury, the planet of communication and awareness. Thoughts and motivations may become more introverted and penetrating. Seek intellectual stimulation through probing thought, inquisition, and self-reflection. Reevaluate how you communicate with yourself and devote some time to internal nurturing and rejuvenation. Conversations with others may tend to be deep. The motivational energies of Scorpio may also help keep thoughts focused and interest high, as Mercury’s energy can tend to be somewhat erratic.
Finally, the moon is sextile Jupiter in Virgo, the planet of expansion and the sign of analysis. Opportunity is everywhere, so get organized! Now is a great time to identify practical and meaningful ways to improve ourselves, feed our brains, and stoke the fire in our souls!
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