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In the Stars October 16-23, 2022 ...Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week

Eclipse season is near with a Partial Solar Eclipse occurring October 25th at 2 degrees of Scorpio, and a Total Lunar Eclipse on election day November 8th at 16 degrees of Taurus.

Saturn and Uranus continue in square aspect, creating tension for restructuring and change. This square will figure prominently in the eclipse of November 8th as the Sun and Moon will conjunct Uranus, and thus square Saturn. Election Day in the United States may bring a lot of turbulence and many surprises.

Mars in Gemini will turn retrograde on October 30th for several months until January 12th , ushering in a more introspective period of inquiry. Continue to read, converse, write, listen, and learn.


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Sunday's focus is on home and family in light of a Cancer Moon. A Moon-Uranus sextile late in the day lifts the mood, and also it may bring diversions and a twist to the usual Sunday evening.

Monday is an active, powerful day. The Sun trines Mars, giving confidence and courage to take risks. The Moon makes discordant alignments with the Sun and Pluto, provoking challenge and urging hard work. Jupiter trine to the Moon gives exuberance and optimism that will help shake off any troubles.

Mars and Venus are trine in air signs (Gemini and Libra respectively), making for a strong, social day for connecting and conversing with friends and loved ones. The Moon’s sextile to Mercury later in the day may find us attending to email and communication late into the night. The Sun is within one degree of squaring Pluto (exact tomorrow) and thus, you may meet some challenges and power struggles.

Unlike Tuesday that held ease for connection, Wednesday is a hard-edged day filled with hard aspects (Sun and Venus square Pluto; Moon opposite Saturn and square Uranus; Mercury opposite Chiron). This challenging day demands courage, hard work, patience, and the willingness to work through obstacles and interpersonal difficulties.

After a slow, undefined start to Thursday morning, the Moon ingresses into Virgo at 9:25 a.m. PDT, offering industry and efficiency to address the upheavals of yesterday. Seriously tackle your “to do” list.

Friday is a relatively easy day. The Virgo Moon encourages us to get our lives organized in ship shape. Clean house in light of the dutiful, industrious, mutable earth Moon, and in anticipation of a lovely weekend. The Moon-Uranus trine suggest different ways of doing things than usual.

Saturday is framed for a vigorous effort to attend to weekend chores. The Moon is void of course from 11:17 a.m.-6:24 p.m. PDT, during which time it is best to attend to the routine tasks that need to be done. This is not a day best used shopping or meeting people. However, at day's end the Moon enters Libra at 6:24 p.m. PDT, inviting us to a social evening of fine dining and pleasure to celebrate the hard work we have done over the last few days.

Sunday both Venus and the Sun move into Scorpio tropically, exiting the pleasantries and social engagement of the Libra Sun for the deep emotional waters of Scorpio. This begins a month that is framed for self-reflection and more inward time. If you honor this time for replenishing, you will be better prepared for the exuberant social month of Sagittarius that follows beginning November 22nd. Both Venus and the Sun quincunx Jupiter, requiring some adjustments to be made in expectations. The Moon opposes Chiron, inviting us to ponder our wounds. The Moon is dark, two days before the New Moon, emphasizing the need to withdraw and do self-care as you will likely be feeling emotionally sensitive.

Monday begins with a Moon-Saturn trine, framing the day for responsibility and diligence in work. Yet, toward evening the Moon squares Pluto, unleashing volatility and strong feelings. The Moon is at its darkest, and is just before Tuesday’s New Moon partial Solar Eclipse. Go easy and simplify. Avoid taking on too much.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Focus on home and family and expect diversions and surprises.

Monday: Active, powerful day demanding hard work. Confidence and optimism are high,

Tuesday: Connection and conversation highlighted. Attend to email.

Wednesday: Obstacles and challenges abound. Exercise patience and the willingness to work hard to address difficulties.

Thursday: Time to clean up and tackle your “to do” list.

Friday: Clean house and get organized.

Saturday: Tend to weekend chores and routine tasks. Engage in a pleasant social evening with others.

Sunday: Sun and Venus enter Scorpio tropically. This is a day for quiet reflection and withdrawal from the hustle and bustle of the world.

Monday: Strong work day, with volatility late in the day. Moon is dark, so draw inward and be reflective.

Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Libra (September 28-October 23, 2022)

  1. Express affection.

  2. Deepen relationships.

  3. Work out interpersonal conflicts; Venus gives balance and consideration to do it.

  4. Let your good manners shine.

  5. Dress well and be beautiful.

  6. Make your home a sparkling, peaceful, inspiring place to be.

  7. Host a gathering with close friends; set a pleasing table and share your social graces.

  8. Surround yourself with beauty.

  9. Make a special date night with your beloved on Fridays, Venus' Day.

  10. Visit an art gallery.

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 is 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. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

October 17: 1:56 p.m. – 9:44 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

October 20: 3:35 p.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

October 22: 11:17 a.m. – 6:24 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

October 24 at 5:35 p.m. through October 25 at 12:18 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

October 26 at 9:27 p.m. through October 27 at 3:54 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

October 29: 6:09 a.m. -6:21 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

October 31: 8:14 a.m.-8:42 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

November 2: 4:05 a.m. -11:46 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

November 4: 3:05 p.m. -4:06 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

November 6: 2:29 p.m. -9:14 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

November 9:4:00 a.m. – 5:36 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

November 11: 2:28 p.m.-4:22 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

October 17 at 13:56 through October 18 at 5:44 (Moon into Leo)

October 20 at 23:35 through October 21 at 17:25 (Moon into Virgo)

October 22 at 17:17 through 2:24 (Moon into Libra)

October 25: 0:35-17:18 (Moon into Scorpio)

October 27: 4:27-10:54 (Moon into Sagittarius)

October 29: 13:09-13:21 (Moon into Capricorn)

October 31: 15:14-15:42 (Moon into Aquarius)

November 2: 11:05 -18:46 (Moon into Pisces)

November 4: 22:05-23:06 (Moon into Aries)

November 6 at 22:29 through November 7 at 17:14 (Moon into Taurus)

November 9: 12:00-17:36 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

November 11 at 22:28 through November 12 at 0:22 (Moon into Cancer)

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