Sunday, October 13. Communication would be a piece of cake if it didn’t have to involve other people. We may be seriously frustrated about communication today. Sometimes our thoughts move much faster than our hearts. We need to adjust the signals between what we think should be happening and what is happening on the emotional level. If you are feeling stuck emotionally, find a way to get a new perspective on things. A friend could give you a fresh point of view.
Monday, October 14. Outbursts of temper or unexpected reactions create a desire to turn off the noise. When the Moon moves into Pisces this afternoon (in CDT) notice your patterns around soothing discordant feelings. The temptation may be to numb out. Not a bad choice, but is there something that will help you achieve the balance of quiet and calm without disappearing altogether? Saturn moves into a new part of Scorpio today, signaling new work in the realm of understanding our deepest feelings.
October 15—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. Let’s look for the middle ground between impossible expectations and just giving up altogether. Where does that balance live in you? During the Gibbous phase of the Moon we find ourselves immersed in the work of becoming. The seed of the New Moon is ready to blossom. This can feel great or like a lot of pressure (or both). Notice where you are. Mars moves into Virgo, a sign of high expectations, but also a sign of moderate steps. Can you baby-step your way into a state of balance? A large part of the adjustment is to acknowledge our hearts. Hopes and wounds are near the surface so don’t give up if that feels overwhelming. Take advantage of quiet moments where you can get in touch with a state of grace. If you can’t find those moments, that is telling you something about where you need to find more balance.
Wednesday, October 16. The next two days will be more dramatic, so take advantage of the Pisces Moon respite for most of today. Venus contacts both Uranus and Chiron; feelings could be all over the map with a mix of confidence and vulnerability coming to the fore in relationships.
Thursday, October 17. Now that the Moon is in Aries, we really get to test our progress in choosing response over reaction. Both balance and relationship require us to develop the skill of responsiveness. Aries is a fire sign that sometimes acts first and thinks later. The Aries gift is one of spontaneous acts of unintended courage. Even after a fall, Aries gets up and tries again. However, this gift becomes a challenge for anyone who wants to pay attention to the subtleties of balance. The give and take between Aries and Libra is the primary negotiation in every relationship—the balance between self and other. We get to practice this dance today. The Moon adds oomph to the tense square between Uranus and Pluto. Don’t be surprised by impatience, frustration, and outbursts of anger. However, the Moon trines Venus as well. There is a desire to work it out. Perhaps the best thing to do is to acknowledge everyone’s individuality and go from there.
October 18—Full Moon: Illuminating. Lunar Eclipse. It may be time to press the restart button if things are off track. That’s the beautiful thing about an eclipse—whether we like it or not, something about the old paradigm has suddenly shifted. We see with new eyes. What old ideas about balance and relationship no longer apply? What brand new adjustments will you need to make now?
Saturday, October 19. The Moon in Taurus has a calming influence. Take pleasure in your senses. Enjoy comforts and beauty. Everything is unfolding as it should. We get an infusion of patience. The opposition between Mars and Neptune is exact today. Take a little time to dream and a little time to organize your life. The balance will feel delightful.