First Quarter Moon
“Magic of Autumn” detail of painting by Sue Ewald Cedarholm
Consider rousing yourself from slumber early to greet the ongoing Venus/Jupiter/Mars alignment shining bright at dawn’s first light. This week we can view and experience the exact Venus/Jupiter conjunction on October 25, sure to mark a turning point for many in regards to following the guidance of your HeartLine. It is a powerhouse of a portal for sending out prayers and intentions that are emerging from your one true heart.
I know I write often about letting the heart lead, as I believe it is the wisest organ responsible for the leadership of our lives. As you know, you can be guided by many organs in your body, such as your gut instinct, your sexual desires, etc. The mind’s guidance is excellent for gathering needed information, researching, considering options. Yet in the end, if you allow your heart to lead, funneling all those other intelligences through the directive arrow of your HeartLine, surely goodness, kindness, mercy, creativity, joy, abundance will follow you all the days of your life. You may not desire any of those attributes. I, for one, find them desirable. You can use this week’s heart-based Venus/Jupiter conjunction to explore what you believe about the meaning of life, your life. Find out what works for you. Willingly discard old notions, beliefs, ideas, attitudes, and practices of a self-identity that are no longer relevant or helpful to you going forward.
Remember, it’s Back to the Future on October 21, 2015!
Thank you Sue Cedarholm for this vibrant autumn watercolor on shikishi board. You can see more of Sue’s inspiring and colorful work at InspiredWildDesigns.
From StarWalk ~ Notice the Moon entering the First Quarter phase in Capricorn
Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about…. it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Remember, the flower that is about to burst forth from the bud is not yet visible. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. What you are putting together now is the groundwork for the manifestation of the theme. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: www.earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Tue October 20
First Quarter Moon: Sun in Libra square Moon/Ceres in Capricorn: This aspect might create a bit of tension in regards to your closest relationships or familial/professional relationships. Libra seeks to create balance while also relating to others and can also manifest as a desire for peace and harmony. With the Moon in responsible Capricorn making a monthly conjunction with Ceres ~ nurturing and caring for self and others ~ a tension may arise today and tomorrow between the responsibilities you have to others versus the responsibility you have to also honor your own needs for nurturance. The First Quarter Moon is always about taking action. Take deep slow breathes, get clear in the direction you want to move, and then dive in, leap, take one simple step in that direction today.
Wed October 21
Back to the Future Day: There’s lots of worldly hype and hoopla around this day finally arriving, ever since it was chosen in the movie “Back to the Future” many decades ago. There may be some culturally significant events occurring today, the same way 1984 and 2012 worked on our collective psyche to create big shifts in our body politic. Give this a try: Use this day to venture to some future date in your timeline and literally see yourself engaged in that Future Self, doing the things you love, with the people and creatures you will love. Give your natural intuition free reign to see what you come up with. Make it fun, feel it for real, launch that spark of magic in your life today!
Sun in Libra square Ceres in Capricorn: This aspect mirrors yesterday’s post, so please re-read. Things get more intense today, forcing a decision or confrontation. Time to get upfront and honest about what you need so as to avoid future reoccurring dysfunction in your relationships.
Thu October 22
Mercury/Juno conjunction in Virgo: This aspect marks the completion of Mercury retrograde shadow period that started in September in regards to alignments with Juno, the planetary ruler of marriage, key partnerships. As they meet up for the final time in sidereal Virgo, it’s all about speaking honestly, openly, perhaps setting necessary boundaries to create healthier relationships, if that’s what you desire. Intense conversations are inevitable today. You can also use this aspect to harness the incredible creative power of a focused mind and have a very productive day.
Fri October 23
Venus in Leo trine Pluto in Sagittarius: Joyful news! This aspect will naturally open avenues/venues for rebirthing yourself in regards to love, money, creativity, artistic directions. Pluto is all about the natural process of evolution: completing the past, paying attention to what is being asked of you in THIS MOMENT, entering the next exciting future field. Pluto’s influence always seems to pressure us to allow for daily mini-deaths, releases, to keep us fresh and new, exactly like the natural biological forces that govern our physical health every single day. It’s a friggin’ miracle really. Support this Plutonian biological miracle by making daily healthy choices and you will live long and prosper.
Mars in Leo opposite Chiron in Aquarius: You might feel pressure building to have an honest conversation with a friend, like opening a big wound in hopes that a new level of healing might occur. Or you may actively support a friend in need, like helping them pack up and move. Or feel the activist’s desire to get more engaged in a cause you care about. Mars always seeks external expression and direct action.
Mars in Leo inconjunct Uranus in Pisces: The inconjunct implies an adjustment needs to be made in regards to some situation between the needs for self-preservation while observing another engulfed in their suffering ~ often the domain of Pisces. Only you can know which path you need to take….some of you toward choosing your own health, while others may opt to help another through a challenging time.
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: This most friendly of aspects is great for open minded sharing, and creative collaborations magically appearing. Neptune rules the realm of the invisible world where all possibilities are imagined before they become reality. Play around in your imagination today and see what longs to be born into this physical dimension. Also, Neptune is synonymous with spaciousness or spaciness, so keep an eye out for your keys and valuables if you don’t want to spend time later looking for something you misplaced.
Sat October 24
Moon/Chiron/Vesta/South Node conjunction: This pileup of planetary energies might grab your attention today. It’s all about revisiting aspects of your past (the meaning of the South Lunar Node) in hopes of experiencing a healing portal of shift. You may also need to redirect the focus of how you have experienced your own suffering, or another’s, and find a more helpful way of seeing the situation. We are malleable and ever evolving as humans, one of our greatest gifts. The fluid energy of Pisces allows for dissolving a former pattern and flowing into a new form.
Sun October 25
Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Leo: These two ‘benefics’, as they are often called in the astrological literature, can bring some form of tender loving care and support into your life. You might find your heart brimming over with a desire to reach out to others. Open your heart despite your fear or uncertainty about what might happen in the future. This aspect knows no limits in terms of treating yourself or others to something special and desired, often of the highest quality and often costing more than you had expected to pay. Find a way to indulge your sensual delight today, so says the stars.
Mon October 26
Moon/Uranus conjunction in Pisces: This aspect precedes tomorrow’s early morning Full Moon, perhaps catalyzing a sudden clarity, like a late night epiphany. When the emotional Moon makes a monthly alignment to spontaneous, erratic Uranus, there’s always the possibility for taking an emotional risk or leap of faith, or experience a swift storm of release, all part of the grieving process. Don’t deny yourself the experience of the healing power of water in the form of life-sustaining tears.