“Floating the Snake River” by Lucinda Abbe
Mon Oct 7
Enjoy this mild mannered day, literally, as the Moon is in Libra~the astrological sign of politeness, social graciousness, and negotiating. Later tonight, your emotions may get more intensely focused on what you need and desire (as opposed to what your partner/s need and desire) as the Moon, sometimes called Luna, enters Scorpio and aligns with Venus tomorrow. May back room deals be afoot in Washington DC to end this painful and damaging shutdown over the next few days. Scorpio’s domain rules money, power, sex, death, taxes…and….transformation leading to resurrection. May it be so.
Tues Oct 8
Uh Oh. There are some aspects in astrology that traditionally carry ominous tones and energies. Mercury conjunct Saturn is one of those. Mercury rules the mind, all things mechanical and technological. Your old gadget may break, time to upgrade! No need to fret however if you will use this mental portal today to focus the power of your mind and intentions on specific projects, goals, completions. Don’t let this aspect trend toward depression, but rather allow it manifest as a deepening of your Mind’s Eye on what you really really hope will happen in the coming days, even years. Taking action is a necessary part of this energetic. However, for some the action may be to STOP the frenetic activity that sometimes masks deeper needs and responsibilities. These planets meet up in Libra so look for helpful partnerships appearing today. And with the driven obsessed Scorpio Moon squaring off with Neptune in Aquarius~a desire to alleviate suffering in the world~maybe there will be movement in regards to this showdown shutdown. Send positive thoughts, prayers and intentions to all those involved in this struggle. You really do have the power to help this stalemate. Claim it today!
Wed Oct 9
This whole week carries an underlying dynamic of restructuring financially for individuals, households, municipalities, whole countries, and the entire world for that matter! We are all connected and our individual choices truly do have global implications. As the monetary Scorpio Moon is in a decision-making square to Ceres in Leo~healthy choices made by individuals everywhere~make healthier, more conscious choices today in regards to everything you purchase. This dynamic is clearly at play in our larger body politic: Ceres in Leo~the mandate in the Affordable Care Act for everyone being required to have some form of health insurance~and Moon in Scorpio~how will the ACA be paid for. Standoffs or breakthroughs are both possible today.
Thur Oct 10
Portals of passion ignite today on many levels. In the early morning hours, Venus in Scorpio makes an turning point square to Neptune in Aquarius. Venus has many domains: art, love, personal finance, ethics, values. As Venus is currently in the sign of Scorpio, you may feel more drive, sexually alive, obsessive, have a desire to control others, or be able to hone your focus and go for what you want, at last! Neptune’s influence in this sky dynamic symbolizes our ability to use the power of our imaginations to activate the compassion that lies at the core of our kind hearts. I believe the core of all hearts beating is kindness. But this quality can be deeply buried or denied due to the immense suffering and despair we may have faced over the course of our many lives. Time to heal and open again.Adding to this, Luna moves into truth-telling, super athletic Sagittarius, conjuncts Pluto and trines Mars in Leo. These alignments speak to the deep well of energy and vitality that resides at your core. Launch into something with pure conviction and courage today.
Fri Oct 11
Today and tomorrow marks a yearly waxing square of Sun to Jupiter~new opportunities are coming your way! Waxing means something is growing and burgeoning versus waning which means something is dying or shedding. More on the Sun~Jupiter exact alignment in tomorrow’s post. With today’s first quarter waxing moon, this energetic of growing or building something new in your life is really amped up! This is a day to take conscious action or a crisis may manifest to nudge you in that direction. As this lunar cycle was launched in sidereal Virgo~true galactic alignment~health issues are particularly in the forefront of our lives right now. Use the blowtorch of the Sagittarius Moon to bust through any blocks. In terms of yoga, breathe of fire comes to mind!
Sat Oct 12
As the divine healing light of our life-giving Sun (give thanks to those never-ending gifts today) makes a creative and tense square to Jupiter, good things can come your way, your luck may suddenly turn one way or the other, or you will be stretched to the limit of breaking through to a new dimension of self awareness. As Jupiter is currently transiting sidereal Gemini till next June 2014, we are seeing the need to heal our inner and outer splits and divides that have governed and controlled us for too long. Or better said, it is simply time to take the next evolutionary step toward a greater level of integration of our individual shadow and light and our mis-perceived great divides with the Other. Today marks a big shift within individuals, families, nations, even Earth. The new ground of collaboration is possible today as Jupiter is the ruler of faith, optimism, hope. Lastly both Moon and Juno align in Capricorn. The responsibilities we share with our core companions and colleagues can land into fresh territory. The past is done, might as well re-invent your relationships so as to keep them exciting, healthy, growing, and durable.
Sun Oct 13
Please reread yesterday. Not much new to say other than with the Moon continuing to transit Capricorn, it might be more of a project oriented weekend. Also good for organizing for the week ahead. Capricorn rules our Elders, so visit with someone in your life who is wise guide for you, or be that mentor for the next generation.