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In the Stars October 8-15, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week ahead seems relatively calm on the cosmic front. However, the planets are always moving and interacting with our horoscopes, so the energy is never static. The big planet Jupiter moves into Scorpio tropically on Tuesday, October 10th for the next year. Market sectors that should do well with Jupiter’s shift into Scorpio include banking and insurance industries, aerospace/defense, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, research, waste management, and technology. Jupiter in Scorpio is an invitation for all of us to personally focus on our finances, especially, investments, real estate, wills, trusts, and debt. Venus will arrive in Libra on Saturday, so finish the focus on tasks to clean and organize your life the next few days (see the list of Ten Things to do with Venus in Virgo at the end of this post).

This week’s blog frames the week through the lens of the Moon’s movement through the zodiacal signs. While the Moon’s movement does not usually create major change, it does influence the energies and actions of each day. Different aspects of our lives are colored by the Moon’s expression each day. If we attend to the Moon’s movement, then over the course of a lunar month we will have brought consciousness and intention to all areas of our lives.

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The Taurus Moon colors Sunday beautifully, but a tense Venus-Saturn square may put a damper on your day. You may feel uptight about relationship or money issues. The Moon is Void of Course for 12 hours from 6:45 6:44 p.m. PDT. Make it a leisurely day attending to routine tasks such as attending to your finances and paying bills. Take a walk in a park; the Taurus Moon loves to touch the earth. The curious, chatty Gemini Moon arrives at 6:44 p.m. PDT. Solidify your weekend by planning the connections and communication that need to be made early in the week.

The Gemini Moon Monday and Tuesday makes for busy, interactive, mercurial days. Your short attention span can be put to good use moving from one task to another as soon as you feel bored or distracted. Allow yourself to go with the fluctuations. Intervening conversations may result in insight and discovery. An edgy Mercury-Pluto square wants to get to the truth and the source of issues, get to a deeper understanding. Tuesday sports a heavy dose of planetary activity, both benefic and challenging. The big planetary news of the day is Jupiter’s shift into Scorpio, where it will be for the next year. This will highlight investments and financial matters, secrets, and things hidden under the surface of appearances. A late afternoon lunar sextile to Uranus may deliver something unexpected, and a Moon-Jupiter trine will make us feel generous and expansive, and that all is well.

The Cancer Moon on Wednesday and Thursday generally fosters a focus on home and family, cooking and comfort. However, an edgy square between Mars and Saturn on Wednesday may thwart our efforts. Don’t push against resistances, but relax into the limitations. You might just bite off some difficult piece of work and see what you can accomplish with patience, diligence, and time. Thursday’s powerful planetary energy packs a punch—or several punches, fueled by the Moon’s dynamic aspects to the Sun, Pluto, and Uranus. A Mercury-Saturn sextile will help us think through challenges and make wise choices.

The Leo Moon Friday and Saturday calls us out to play. Sprinkle some fun into this last work day of the week, and expect good luck rather than bad on this Friday the 13th. Saturday sparkles with all benefic aspects to the Moon, making for an emotionally satisfying, exuberant day. Get out and create an exciting, colorful Saturday. Venus rolls into Libra, drawing our desires toward art, beauty, and sweetness.

The Virgo Moon on Sunday moves us toward the work that needs to be done. Hopefully, you satisfied your weekend’s need for play on Saturday. Now, it’s time to put your task list before you and work toward accomplishing it. You’ll have the wind at your back to put your life in order and clean house before you head into the work week ahead. A Mercury-Uranus opposition may bring a few surprising realizations.

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And now, for a postscript, here’s something fun to ponder:

The Best Dog Breeds for Your Sun Sign

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Aires – Jack Russell Terrier, Schnauzer

Taurus – St. Bernard, Scottish Terrier

Gemini – Golden Retriever, Labrador

Cancer – Pomeranian, Chihuahua

Leo – Rottweiler, German Shepherd

Virgo – Bloodhound, Beagle

Libra – Whippet, Irish and English Setter

Scorpio – Great Pyrenees, Portuguese Water Dog

Sagittarius – Greyhound, Border Collie

Capricorn – Boxer, Dalmatian

Aquarius – Alaskan Malamute, Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pisces – Papillon, Pug

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Moon VoC all day. Take a walk in a park, and attend to money and relationship needs.

Monday: Busy, interactive, mercurial day.

Tuesday: Active planetary day. Expect the unexpected. Be generous.

Wednesday: Edgy day when efforts may be thwarted, but patience and diligence will pay off.

Thursday: Powerful, dynamic day. Use the strong energy to take action.

Friday: Make the work day fun, and enjoy the evening!

Saturday: Sparkling, exuberant day to play.

Sunday: Work day! Put your task list before you and give it the works.

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Ten Things to Do While Venus is in Virgo (September 19-October 13

Make your life shipshape. Organize your work space. Deep clean your home. Take a self-improvement course. Expand your work. Do a 3-day cleanse. Eat a pure, lean and clean diet during these four weeks. Amplify your health regime. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Lifeby Brant Cortright. Clean and organize your jewelry, and give away what you no longer wear.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, October 8: 6:45 a.m.-6:44 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10: 3:24 p.m.-8:38 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, October 12: 8:59 p.m.-11:41 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, October 14 at 10:27 p.m. through Sunday, October 15 at 4:19 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 4:27 a.m.-10:35 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19: 12:12 p.m.-6:41 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 4:35 a.m.-4:57 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24: 9:44 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27 at 5:59 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 9:22 a.m.-4:46 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31: 2:08 p.m.-11:43 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, November 2 at 8:03 p.m. through Friday, November 3 at 2:46 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 1:29 a.m.-2:26 a.m. Moon into Gemini)


Sunday, October 8 at 13:45 through Monday, October 9 at 1:44 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, October 10 at 22:24 through Wednesday, October 11 at 3:38 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, October 13: 3:59 -6:41 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, October 15: 5:27 – 11:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, October 17: 11:27-17:35 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, October 19 at 19:12 through Friday, October 20 at 1:41 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, October 22: 11:35-11:57 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, October 24 at 16:44 through Wednesday, October 25 at 0:15 (Moon into Capricorn

Thursday, October 26 at 10:22 p.m. through Friday, October 27: 5:22-12:59 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, October 29: 16:22-23:46 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, October 31 at 21:08 through Wednesday, November 1 at 6:43 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, November 3: 3:03-9:46 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, November 5: 9:29-10:26 Moon into Gemini)

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