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In the Stars October 2-9, 2022 ... Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week

On Sunday, October 2, Mercury stations to turn direct. Pluto will follow on Saturday, October 8. These two planets lead the way out of strong retrograde motion that will continue to occur over the coming month. You can now proceed with plans and intentions you want to set in motion.

Saturn and Uranus are now within a 1-degree square of each other, and this tight aspect continues throughout October. This last square (before these planets again square each other 45 years from now) demand revolutionary change.

Mars is in Gemini for an extended period in which we will be more open to new ideas and perspectives, and we may speak more freely. Increase your appetite for inquiry. Read, converse, write, listen, and learn.


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After the social jubilation of Friday and Saturday, we move into a more somber, serious Sunday. Mercury stations to turn direct in motion. There could be mix-ups in the day due to the stationary messenger planet, though the Capricorn Moon will give grounding, and steer us toward responsibilities and planning the week ahead.

Monday is an active day with numerous benefic aspects to the productive Capricorn Moon. Strong support is available for attending to goals and responsibilities. Vision, innovation, and determination further our work.

On Tuesday our mind is on progressive ideals. The day is supported by benefic aspects to the Moon. We can embrace humanity. Do at least one act to make the world a better place.

The Aquarius Moon conjuncts Saturn on Wednesday, reminding us of our duties. The Moon’s trine to Mars boosts our confidence and fosters communication and connection. Reach out and connect with friends.

Thursday is a dreamy, imaginative day colored by the Pisces Moon. It is a quiet day in the Cosmos. Sprinkle sweetness and compassion. Allow yourself some inspired expression.

Fears may be stirred up on Friday as the Sun opposes Chiron. A Moon-Uranus sextile gives a need for freedom and something different. We may feel irritated and uncomfortable due to a Moon-Mars square, but a Moon-Neptune conjunction enables us to settle into an idealistic, compassionate place at the end of the day.

Saturday morning is lazy and undefined until 8:57 a.m. PDT when the Moon moves out of its void of course slump and bounces into Aries. Then the day is set for adventure, buoyed by a Moon-Jupiter conjunction. Pluto turns direct in motion, generating power to focus on the future and changes to be made.

October’s Full Moon occurs on Sunday, at 1:;54 p.m. PDT at 16:32 degrees of Libra tropically, focusing on relationship concerns. Venus and Chiron connect with this Full Moon, amplifying feelings. A benefic Moon-Saturn sextile anchors us in the changes needed to address the issues.

There is a long void Moon period on Monday morning from 7:01 a.m. to 2:03 p.m. PDT. During this time it is difficult to decide how to proceed and make decisions, so stick with routine, insignificant tasks. Tensions run high due to a Moon-Pluto square and a Venus-Chiron opposition. At 2:03 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into its exaltation in Taurus and the energy will begin to settle. Mercury moves into Libra, encouraging communication in partnerships for the next three weeks.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Mercury turns direct, so there could be communication mix-ups. Serious Sunday for attending to responsibilities.

Monday: Work is supported and furthered by vision, innovation, and determination.

Tuesday: Be in touch with your concerns about humanity and do one act to make the world a better place.

Wednesday: Attend to duties. Reach out to friends. Communicate and connect.

Thursday: Dreamy day. Allow your imagination to soar.

Friday: A need for freedom is stirred. Irritations may be present, though we rest in the sweetness of compassion and ideals.

Saturday: After an early morning slump, the day is set for adventure. Pluto turns direct. We look toward the future.

Sunday: Full Moon shines light on relationship issues. Focus on changes needed to improve interactions.

Monday: Moon VoC 7:01 a.m.-2:03 p.m. PDT. Focus on routine tasks until 2:03 p.m. Tensions run high early in the day. Energy settles later and the evening is sensual.

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

  1. Visit an art gallery.

  2. Express affection.

  3. Deepen relationships.

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

  5. Let your good manners shine.

  6. Dress well and be beautiful.

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

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

  9. Surround yourself with beauty.

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

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 1 at 2:46 p.m. through October 2 at 12:27 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

October 3 at 8:48 p.m. through October 4 at 3:20 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

October 5 at 3:45 p.m. through October 5 at 5:46 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

October 8: 4:10 a.m. – 8:56 a.m. (Moon into Aires)

October 10: 7:01 a.m. – 2:03 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

October 12: 2:41 p.m. -10:07 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

October 14 at 9:10 p.m. through October 15 at 9:10 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

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)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

September 25: 12:49 – 16:42 (Moon into Libra)

October 1 at 21:46 through October 2 at 6:27 (Moon into Capricorn)

October 4: 3:48-10:20 (Moon into Aquarius)

October 5 at 22:45 through October 5 at 12:46 (Moon into Pisces)

October 8: 11:10 –15:56 (Moon into Aires)

October 10: 14:01–21:03 (Moon into Taurus)

October 12 at 21:41 through October 13 at 17:07 (Moon into Gemini)

October 15: 4:10-16:10 (Moon into Cancer)

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)

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