October 12—New Moon: Dreaming. With a sense of getting a fresh, new start, let’s rededicate ourselves to finding that perfect synthesis of Virgo pragmatism with Libran grace. It’s possible, right?
Tuesday, October 13. A desire for efficiency and effectiveness rules the day. An ongoing trine between Jupiter in Virgo (mutable earth) and Pluto in Capricorn (cardinal earth), which has been in effect the last few days, gives strength and energy to our work. A favorable aspect between Mercury in Libra (cardinal air) and Saturn in Sagittarius (mutable fire) supports communication and discovery. We begin to really sense that Mercury systems are coming back online. When the Moon moves into Scorpio (fixed water) later today, we remember that the veils between the worlds are thinning. Give yourself time to tune into deeper connections. Tonight, set intention to dream. Tomorrow’s early morning aspects are favorable to receiving insight from our dreams.
Wednesday, October 14. The Moon in Scorpio (fixed water) makes favorable aspects to Venus and Neptune while most of us in the U.S. are sleeping. These aspects encourage potent dream messages. Scorpio attunes us to the ancestral realms. We reconnect the worlds of the living and the dead during the late fall when the veils thin. As the Moon makes more favorable contacts this afternoon and early evening with Mars, Pluto, and Jupiter, the focus turns to receiving information about pragmatic magic. This is a good day to practice hearth magic such as preparing homemade foods, tinctures, or teas infused with healing intention. Remember the mantra of “Good enough.” Set an intention to live in wholeness.
Thursday, October 15. This third day of Moon in Scorpio (fixed water) could be the dreamiest of all. Or, it could be the day when the damn breaks and we find a reason to move forward with much-needed transformation. The Moon is void-of-course all day, which could lead us into lowered defenses and a sense that not much will happen today. However, Mars in Virgo (mutable earth) and Pluto in Capricorn (cardinal earth) form a trine aspect that could be anything but mellow. Both Mars and Pluto co-rule Scorpio presenting us with the possibility that if we’ve been neglecting our true desires, we will wake up strongly to what we most want. Right now. It could be terribly exciting.
October 16—Crescent Moon: Beginning. The sky is brilliant right now. In the pre-dawn sky we can see four planets: Mercury near the horizon will be the hardiest to see, but Mars, Jupiter and Venus are tightly clustered a good distance from the horizon. In the evening sky, look for the crescent Moon with Saturn nearby.
Saturday, October 17. Astrology teaches me to value our differences. The sky is a circle of wholeness. Each sign of the zodiac is part of that wholeness, just like every type of individual is a part of our wholeness. The contrast today comes from the square between the Moon in Sagittarius (mutable fire) with the conjunction of Mars and Jupiter in Virgo (mutable earth). How do you learn? What is your truth? The Moon in Sagittarius focuses on the big picture. This sign is the generalizer. The one who learns through expressing freedom. The one who knows we are greater than the sum of our parts. Mars and Jupiter in Virgo give tremendous energy to those who learn by processing, whose truth is pragmatic and useful. Virgo’s god is in the details. Sag’s god is in the sky. Big picture. Small parts. We need it all.
Sunday, October 18. If you’ve read along with each day’s forecasts this week, you may have noticed a distinct emphasis on Virgo influences even though this is a Libra-inspired lunar cycle. We remember the Libra influence today when the Moon enters Capricorn (cardinal earth). We are making structural changes in our lives. A part of us is called to leadership in making those changes happen. Libra reminds us to approach this work collaboratively. Libra’s focus is on fairness and balance. Those qualities are important as we strive to bring idealism into focus.