“Aspens” by Timothy C. Mayo
We have a productive stimulating sextile all week between Mercury (our thoughts, ideas, technological gadgets) and Vesta (focused and driven) in the astrological signs of Leo(creativity) and Libra (partnering). This will be an excellent week to be more focused mentally, attend to business details, upgrade your technology or vehicles, and to work cooperatively with colleagues and beloveds.
Mon Oct 14
Mars makes a once every two year alignment with the regal star of Regulus. This star is the heart of Leo the Lion and speaks to following your heart’s integrity, no matter what. People will be called to honesty today, some might be caught in a lie. Ultimately the best way to use this truly sacred portal is to reflect on your own heart’s truth, and to act on that truth. Mars demands we take some form of action.
In addition, the planet that rules our emotions, the Moon, is in the sign of Aquarius (futuristic, detached, compassion for all Beings) and aligns with Neptune (spiritual values, the next creative trend) in a polarizing opposition to Mars. I expect there are passionate conversations erupting everywhere about everything. Passion of course can manifest as anger, joy, romance, being emphatic. Your choice.
Tue Oct 15
An upbeat cooperative trine/triangle forms in the heavens today. Nice! The objective visionary Aquarian Moon aligns with Chiron (desire for healing) and trines Mercury in Libra (diplomacy, mediation) and Jupiter in Gemini (exposing and healing our personality splits and shadow….by the way, no one is exempt from doing this necessary work at this time). Some may be ready to enter therapy. With a hopeful attitude, change is possible. Change is the one law of this universe. Can you embrace what you are ready to shift in your life? Help is everywhere, if you will reach out.
Wed Oct 16
With Venus (money, art, love) aligning with the fierce star of Antares, the red heart of Scorpio, ruler of our Senate, it seems deals are being researched to avert tomorrow’s impending potential financial crisis for America. The hopeful news astrologically is that Venus reaches a cooperative trine to Uranus (sudden shifts, taking risks, innovative solutions). And as this is the last day of our Sun in hard-working, research oriented, healing Virgo, may solutions be at hand, about to be announced tomorrow.
And remember all these energies are also at play in your personal life, finances, relationships. Be willing to move beyond your former notions of what love looks like and experiment, be open to sudden shifts with a partner, and revelation. Revelation:surprising and sudden knowing.
Thu Oct 17
The once monthly Moon~Uranus conjunction indicates breakthroughs are at hand. And also as the two planets unite in Pisces~the sign of compassion, poets, musicians~this promises to be a very creative day if you allow insights to bubble up from the depths of your unconscious. Take a nap, a swim, engage in some form of down time to allow yourself to be flooded with your own inspiration. This is also often an astrological portal of unexplained grief engulfing you. Don’t overanalyze. Just feel and be ever so grateful that you can feel. All sorts of diseases can be thwarted if you will allow yourself the depth of your emotions to emerge and move through you. Like water, emotion seeks simply to move through you and carve new channels of tenderness, vulnerability, refreshing joy.
Fri Oct 18
It is once again the Full Moon. A joyful moment but also a time when all things are exaggerated and dramatic. This time the Sun is in Libra~all our relations~and the Moon is in Aries~your own survival, independent self expression and our evolving LightBodies (read my longer posts to understand what I am referring to). This might create tension in marriages, business partnerships, within your own psyche as to how to find cooperation between the needs of each individual and the responsibilities that come with teaming up with another. One partner might be more outspoken and ready for risk while the other just wants the peace of former days. As I said early, change is the one underlying truth and law of our Universe. Forward movement today.
Sat Oct 19
A whopper of a day lies ahead! The every two year opposition of Mars (aggression, action, standing your ground) to Neptune (imagination, creativity, spiritual values) promises to launch new artistic endeavors, spiritual collaborations, but might manifest also as igniting conflicts due to a clashing of religious views. And whenever the impulsive Aries Moon alights with the South Node (old habits, patterns) people tend to be reactive, over reactive, in regards to being stuck in the past.
Sun Oct 20
Today’s opposition of Moon to Mercury creates the need to honor both our mind/thoughts with our heart/feelings, meaning we are full range humans, capable of a full range of choices, and we must always check in with both heart and mind. This is a great day to just discuss all the options without settling on decision. Just talk, explore, and delight in the conversation. And as our mother asteroid Ceres~ruler of mothering, nurturance, the environment, our food~moves into her perhaps natural home of Virgo~health~for many months to come, all the above issues will take precedence in our world. This is your chance to launch into an ever healthier lifestyle. It will naturally happen if you are open to becoming a healthier version of yourSelf. Why not?
Mon Oct 21: Mercury turns retrograde!
Today the practical sensual Taurus Moon squares off with Mars/Neptune This can trigger the need to be realistic about how to finance your latest desire, dream, visionary notion which includes realizing the current version might not be possible. Time to pause. But fortunately, Mercury goes retro for 3 weeks! What on Earth does that mean? It means our planet that seems to govern our technology, our machines, our ideas, our communication systems, is heading into reflection, re-evaluation, regrouping. We enter a time that is better for those kinds of activities than launching into something new. Use the coming three weeks, till November 10 (when an exciting portal of several astrological indicators of forward momentum emerges) to research your options, redesign your press, blog, publication. And rest, for goodness sake, honor that as humans we should not always be pressing forward but should choose to pause and reflect, and simply rest. If you care about your long term health, honor this cycle.