” Mother Moran ~ Oxbow Lake” photo by Lyn Dalebout
The energy or qi of the Earth is pulling us inward, helping to downwardly settle and ground us during an unsettling time as the earthly and cosmic movement in our Northern Hemisphere pull us deeper toward Winter Solstice. In the cycle of the three harvests of autumn, we now experience Samhain/Halloween on October 31 – November 1, the final harvest of nuts and berries. Time to contemplatively honor and celebrate your creative cycle of 2022, all it brought into your life and also helped you release.
This New SolLunar Cycle which takes place in sidereal Libra is also a Partial Solar Eclipse, not visible for us in America but felt in our bones. What is striking is that the Sun/Moon/South Node are aligned with Venus, a planet that mirrors love, beauty, ethics, values, bringing these energies to the fore during this four-week period. There is tremendous healing occurring on so many levels and this New Moon will assist us greatly. May this portal call more humans back to the kindness-table focused on creating an honest, just, fair and beautiful world for all.
Another major event during this time is Mars turns retrograde from October 30 2022 – January 12 2023. This happens once every two years and the last Mars retrograde cycle occurred during Election 2020 so here we are again! It is always intense, bringing conflicts or things needing to be fixed to the surface. This won’t happen for everyone of course, but I alert you so if you see things getting crazy around you, you can sagely tell your friends “ah, Mars retrograde!”. This retrograde transit takes place in sidereal Taurus which means the physical/financial realms will be most affected.
And this is wild: Tuesday November 8, Voting Day in the USA, occurs on a Total Lunar Eclipse visible in North America and is sure to be one for the current record books. This Eclipse happens the same day that the Sun and Mercury make an annual conjunction and the Moon aligns with unpredictable Uranus. In addition, these aspects are aligned with the Lunar Nodes of past and future turning points. Read more about this epic day below.
One last thing which is miraculous to those of us who study planetary motion: Jupiter will leave its retrograde period which began on July 28 at the EXACT moment of the New Moon of November 23. More on that stunner in my next post!
In this post I forego using one of the usual amazing artists I am honored to highlight each month and instead I share a few simple photos I took this year to capture for my memory magical moments of my favorite lands, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
And please check out this link for an upcoming event where I am grateful to be giving a talk: Across the Water ~ October 29 – 30 Jackson Wyoming.
Sidereal Astrology Mentoring and Readings
My posts are based on the true astronomical alignments of the planets with the constellations, also referred to as the sidereal zodiac. I use the phases of the Moon as the scaffold for my posts because the Moon functions like an energetic portal mediating between the heavens and our wondrous Earth. My entries are based on the aspects occurring each week as they crescendo, crest and dissipate over the course of their influence. As you work with and within the natural flow of time and the supportive cosmic energies that each unique SolLunar Cycle brings, life can flow with more ease, grace and understanding.
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New SolLunar Cycle ~ Partial Solar Eclipse ~ in sidereal Libra
At the New Moon, you are sprouting like a seed with new creative inspiration. Receive your unique insights by sitting in mediation or just be open to new possibilities arising within you from the sea of infinite creation.
New SolLunar Cycle ~ Partial Solar Eclipse: Sun/Moon/Venus/South Node conjunction in Libra: Tue October 25 4:48 am MT
The seeds planted at a New SolLunar Cycle are unique to each New Moon given the relationships to the other planets activating the Sun and Moon. We are fortunate to have this one conjunct Venus who just entered the Evening Star phase of seeing into the dark, discerning inner wisdom, honoring self-care and tending to our relationships. Venus rules the heart chakra and mirrors the values and ethics we hold dear, encouraging us to live as ethical and honest humans. To amplify that energy, these planets meet up in the scales-of-justice-Libra, a sign that governs rule-of-law but also appreciates art and beauty.
This New Moon is also a Partial Solar Eclipse — not visible in North America — which means the Sun/Moon/Venus are aligned with the South Node, a point in astrology that governs the past, our history, the place we have come from. Seeds planted at this time can take six months to fully manifest by spring of 2023. From now until then, collectively, we are still transiting a time of exploring deep ancestral clearing for and retrieving the gifts from our own family lineages and also from our previous lives. You may experience moments in reality or in the dreamtime of other lifetimes bleeding through. There is tremendous healing occurring on so many levels and this New Moon assists us greatly.
May this portal call more humans back to the kindness-table focused on creating a more honest, just, fair and beautiful world for all.
This builds Mon October 24, crests Tue October 25, dissipates Thu October 27.
Mercury in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn: Thu October 27
This is good for focusing on business details or researching things and can bring an intensity to conversations with various partners/clients. People are fighting hard for their point of view to be heard.
This crescendos Wed October 26, crests Thu October 27, dissolves Fri October 28.
Mars in Gemini turns retrograde: Sun October 30 2022 – January 12 2023
This major event which happens once every two years occurs from October 30 2022 until January 12 2023. The last Mars retrograde cycle also took place during the Elections of 2020, so here we are again! It is always intense, bringing conflicts or things needing to be fixed to the surface. This transits brings buried trauma or feelings to a head, literally like a boil or volcano erupting. This won’t happen for everyone of course, but I alert you so if you see things getting crazy around you, you can sagely tell your friends “ah, Mars retrograde!”.
Mars is about movement and taking action, but when it turns retrograde, it is time to slow down, not push things with your will but take time to examine what your next move might be. It is a good time for clearing things you no longer need from your past. Mars runs hot so inflammation symptoms can flare. Mars retrograde naturally purges the body/mind/spirit so consciously choosing to cleanse is a wise option. It can lead to more accidents, injuries, explosions so care should be taken when doing all activities. If you are in need of a surgery, this is also is a good fit as you will naturally be forced to rest as you recuperate. It is a good time to enter the editing process of a project, getting clarity about what your core message is, or to channel the generative first draft.
This retrograde takes place in sidereal Taurus which means the physical/financial realm will be most affected. This period would be an excellent time to examine your financial choices, research new options if you want to, and move forward with key decisions after Mars turns direct on January 12 2023. Also, Mars will crisscross the star of Aldebaran, which governs politics and specifically rules the House of Representatives, so there will most likely be some upheaval happening between public leaders and the public itself. This is never my favorite astrological retrograde, but in the end it brings honesty, directness and even resolution to conflicts so that is the silver lining, dear readers.
This crescendos Fri October 28, crests Sun October 30, dissipates Tue November 1.
Moon in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn: Wed October 26:
This manifesting square happens the day after the Solar Eclipse, launching us into action regarding work situations or relationship dynamics making it a busy productive day.
Moon in Sagittarius opposite Mars in Gemini: Sat October 29
This aspect brings an optimistic tone. It’s a great day for learning and education on many fronts as well as fun travel
First Quarter Moon
At the First Quarter Moon, you are called to action. The need to move forward with your recent insights can come via making a conscious choice or by challenging circumstances that require you make a move.
First Quarter Moon: Moon in Capricorn square Sun in Libra: Tue November 1
This makes for a busy day with possible last minute changes to plans, or because other events arise that require immediate attention.
This builds Mon October 31, crests Tue November 1, dissolves Wed November 2.
Pallas Athene trine Neptune in Aquarius: Wed November 2
This lovely trine aids you regarding any plans/reservations/logistics you need to make. Excellent day for a strategy meeting with your cohorts. Your mental creativity is exceptionally potent.
This crescendos Mon October 31, crests Wed November 2, dissipates Fri November 4.
Sun/South Lunar Node conjunction in Libra: Sat November 5
You might feel nostalgic today. This pairing happens once a year, closing doors on the past or bringing someone back into your life from times gone by. It can bring resolution to negotiations, like completing a divorce or business deal.
This builds Fri November 4, crests Sat November 5, dissipates Sun November 6.
Venus in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries: Sat November 5
A surprise — Uranus — encounter brings new love or opportunities to you — Venus. When Uranus is involved it is easier to take a risk or break free of old conditioning. Use it for a beauty upgrade, be more experimental in a fashion choice, receive nourishing self-care.
This builds Thu November 3, crests Sat November 5, dissolves Mon November 7.
Mercury/South Lunar Node conjunction in Libra: Sun November 6
With so much activity happening on the South Node during this SolLunar Cycle, much can rise to the surface from the past or you have clarity about what habits or mindset you need to release in order to move forward with renewed passion or resolve. This crossing with mental Mercury brings important communications, encourages you to examine how you are communicating with others or via all the social media platforms you choose to engage with. Writers, it is an excellent aspect for editing.
This crescendos Sat November 5, crests Sun November 6, dissolves Mon November 7.
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn: Tue November 1
This brings an emotional tone of being realistic or decisive about events happening.
Moon/Jupiter/Chiron conjunction in Pisces: Fri November 4 – Sat November 5
These pairings amplify the current emotionally-charged atmosphere our planet is embedded within, making people feel waves of grief, helplessness and compassion. More water emergencies are possible.
Full Moon ~ Total Lunar Eclipse ~ in sidereal Libra/Aries
The Full Moon is the birth point of the current SolLunar Cycle. This can be a time of celebration or crisis, depending on your life circumstance. Feel the joy and relax into new discoveries and directions.
Full Moon ~ Total Lunar Eclipse: Sun/Mercury/South Node conjunction in sidereal Libra opposite Moon/Uranus/North Node conjunction in Aries: Tue November 8 4:02 am MT
Voting Day in the USA takes place under the wild energies of this Total Lunar Eclipse that will surely be one for the record books. The Full Moon happens the same day that Sun and Mercury meet up exactly and the Moon aligns with unpredictable Uranus. And these aspects are also aligned with the Lunar Nodes of past and future turning points.
Translation: The exact Sun/Mercury conjunction in sidereal Libra brings laser-focus to our minds and intentions so use that power for any purpose you choose. They meet up on the South Node which governs history and where we have come from so this Full Moon supports you clearing or reconnecting with energies from your past. Even more interesting to me is the fact that the emotional wave of the Moon aligns with shocking Uranus in sidereal independent Aries, both aligned with the North Node which governs the future. Thus this powerhouse portal helps us plot a new course, both personally and collectively. The polarity of this Full Moon mirrors the current polarization in our populous. Given these dynamics, it sure seems to me we have some big surprises in store surrounding Election 2022.
This crescendos Sun November 6, crests Tue November 8 at 4:02 am MT, dissolves Thu November 10.
Sun in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn: Fri November 11
This aspect means business. Meaning it is serious and directed and wants to get things done, and it is also good for you organizing the business details of your life. It brings resolve but for others it brings a feeling of stuckness or resistance to change, procrastination.
This builds Thu November 10, crests Fri November 11, dissipates Sat November 12.
Mercury in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius: Sat November 12
This activates right-brain creativity that can be used in any profession. Wonderful day to create a retreat for yourself or with your colleagues or friends to dream into the future.
This crescendos Fri November 11, crests Sat November 12, dissipates Sun November 13.
Venus in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn: Sun November 13
This passionate exciting link brings deep and intimate sharing with beloveds. A good day to focus on financial manifestation at the next level you desire.
This begins Fri November 11, crests Sun November 13, dissipates Tue November 15.
Venus in Scorpio trine Jupiter in Pisces: Tue November 15
This compassionate trine links loving Venus with prosperous Jupiter so it can bring good financial news. Helping a being move through a transition, like a move or including a physical passage from this Earth, is possible.
This crescendos Mon November 14, crests Tue November 15, dissipates Wed November 16.
Moon/Mars retrograde conjunction in Taurus: Thu November 10 – Fri November 11
The Moon triggers any challenges or crises associated with the current Mars retrograde cycle so things can feel extra intense, combative. Inflammation can increase suddenly in the body triggering a health issue. This can also bring a new resolve of will to keep going.
Grand Trine in Air Signs: Moon/Pallas Athene in Gemini trine Mercury in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius: Sun November 13
What an exceptionally lovely aspect in general and excellent for communication, strategizing, planning specifically. You may attend a number of gatherings under this highly social-butterfly trine.
Last Quarter Moon
With the Last Quarter Moon, you release what has been and simultaneously prepare for what will be as new desires perpetually arise in the next SolLunar Cycle.
Last Quarter Moon: Moon in Cancer square Sun in Libra: Wed November 16
This turning point phase of the Moon is part of the intense eclipses we just navigated and happens at the cusp between Cancer/Libra moving into Leo/Scorpio. That edge can symbolize a shift from old patterns in relationships morphing into creative desires that will ensure we stay vital and healthy as we continue to grow, evolve, age. It can be a moment of choice between two options.
This crescendos Tue November 15, crests Wed November 16, dissipates Thu November 17.
Mars retrograde in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius: Sat November 19
This is the second square of these two planets, the first was on October 11 and the finale will be March 13 2023. This is upgrading our physical bodies to Lighter versions of ourselves, but that does not mean it feels good. It can bring up sudden ailments and symptoms that are hard to diagnose via western medicine as Neptune manifests as the underlying invisible energy that creates our physical form. So if you feel ‘off’ around this transit, this may be why. Take time for creative contemplation, practices like Qi Gong or get some acupuncture or energy work to help your body make the adjustments it is naturally trying to make. Hope that makes sense to you left-brain types!
This crescendos Wed November 16, crests Sat November 19, dissipates Tue November 22.
Mercury/Venus conjunction in Scorpio: Mon November 21
This exact alignment merges heart and mind in an integration of intent, desire and focus. Make time to meditate or set intentions/prayers with its clarity and precision.
This builds Sat November 19, crests Mon November 21, dissipates Wed November 23.
Sun in Scorpio trine Jupiter in Pisces: Sun November 20
This aspect is like a sunny day that can uplift one’s mood. As they trine in water signs, sharing our emotions is easy. Muse by the water, head to the hot springs or take an extended bath.
This crescendos on Sat November 19, crests Sun November 20, dissipates Mon November 21.
NOTE: Jupiter in Pisces turns direct: Wed November 23
This is miraculous to those of us who study planetary motion: Jupiter will leave its retrograde which began on July 28 at the EXACT moment of the New Moon of November 23. More on that stunner in my next post!
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: Fri November 18
This is a perfect aspect for hosting or attending a dinner gathering or other social event. Our caregiving instincts are supercharged and seek expression in many forms from gift giving, reaching out to the children you hold dear, making art for or with a friend.
Moon/South Lunar Node conjunct in Libra opposite Uranus/North Lunar Node in Aries: Tue November 22
This final transit involving the South Node, which has played a major role during this Eclipse season, brings even more dynamic shifts or opportunities your way. True breakthroughs or adventures await. Take time to honor the special gifts the last day of each SolLunar Cycle bring by giving thanks for all that was, and expressing gratitude for what is still to come.
Blessed New Moon in sidereal Scorpio ~ Jupiter turns direct: Wed November 23 at 3:57 am MT.
RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL AND PLANETARY WELL-BEING
ENDEAVORS TO NURTURE
My dear friend, Julia Heemstra, has launched her cutting-edge humanitarian organization, AMANZI:WatertoSchools bringing water and opportunities to the schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, her childhood home where she grew up. Julia is one of the most focused, passionate, optimistic beings I know, as an elite athlete, as a bringer of wellness and mindfulness to all ages, and now with her collaborative organization, Julia continues to expand her lifelong commitment to humanitarian service.
PLANT BASED DIET
The reality and urgency of our current planetary crises is real, as our youngest citizens know in their bones. Please educate yourself about how plant-based eating is a central component in how you can help personally restore ecological balance as well as create greater health and vitality for you and your beloveds.
The Game Changers: This inspiring movie and storytelling about vegan super-athletes and warriors educates us about the many benefits of a vegan diet and addresses the ‘meat protein myth’.
COWSPIRACY, What the Health and now SEASPIRACY are must-see movies for all humans who care about personal health, animal well-being, social justice, climate change, the health of our Earth. Become educated about the important information shared by these courageous and visionary filmmakers and activists and considering eating mostly plant-based, if not becoming fully vegan in your consumer choices.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Health is in your Hands. Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Explore JSJ and teach yourself and those you love this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.