In the Stars October 24-31, 2021...shining light on the astrology of the week


The Sun has moved into Scorpio tropically. Scorpio is a fixed water sign symbolizing emotional depths, secrets, finances that are linked with other people, and death and transformation. It is apt that Halloween and the Day of the Dead fall in this month. Scorpio corresponds to the fixed season of autumn when days are growing shorter and trees are losing their leaves. With growing darkness and colder weather we feel like drawing inward. This is a month to pull back, go deep, and rest before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season arrives next month when the Sun is in enthusiastic, outgoing Sagittarius.

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Allow your curiosity to take you on a short road trip on Sunday. A Moon-Neptune square may obscure communication, but a Moon-Jupiter trine lightens us up and reminds us not to take things too seriously.


Following a Moon-Libra trine that encourages us to clear the air Monday morning, the Moon is void of course from 7:10 a.m. until 1:59 p.m. PDT. Attend to routine tasks rather than appointments and meetings during this time as things are not likely to come together. Make yourself comfortable at home in the evening with a nourishing dinner and family connection.


We may feel especially sensitive and emotional on Tuesday due to a Moon-Chiron square. A benefic Moon-Uranus sextile later in the day may shake us out of our comfort zone and take us in different directions. In the light of a Venus-Neptune square, plan to get plenty of sleep and call in your dreams.


We ease into Wednesday with grace and compassion in the light of a Moon-Neptune trine, but as the day wears on we hit major turbulence. The Cancer Moon comes into a Grand Cross alignment with the Pluto-Eris-Mars T-square. This is extremely volatile energy. When these configurations occur, we need to go carefully, steer clear of upsetting or risky situations, and channel the energy into a demanding project.


Thursday is potentially a creative, playful, exuberant day, fueled by a Leo Moon. However, a Venus-Saturn square may dampen the fun, and a Moon-Saturn opposition may tamp it down a little further. All things considered, this may be a day that when the ups are weighed with the downs, the result may be simply another day at the office.


Unpredictability may be a theme Friday as the Moon squares Uranus. Exuberance and drama may show up as the Moon opposes Jupiter. A Grand Fire trine is ignited in the evening between the Leo Moon, Venus in Sagittarius, and Eris in Aries, sparking excitement.


Saturday harbors a strong sense of duty and responsibility that could feel restrictive. But there is power in limits. If you heed the call, you can get a lot accomplished. At 11:10 a.m. PDT the Moon moves into the industrious sign of Virgo, signaling time for deep cleaning and putting things in order.


Halloween, the last day of October may have some nice surprises in store, as the Virgo Moon trines Uranus. Continue the clean-up that you started yesterday, and get organized for the week ahead. A benefic Mercury-Jupiter trine invites conversation.


We lean into the work week on Monday morning with powerful intentions invited by a Moon-Pluto trine. The Moon is void of course for most of the day, so tend to routine tasks and make the day count. Mercury and Pluto make an exact square Tuesday, bringing up secrets and buried issues to address.



The Week in Short:

Sunday: Take a short trip to explore something new, and have a light-hearted day.

Monday: Moon VoC 7:10 – 1: 59 p.m. PDT. During this period attend to routine tasks. Cozy up at home in the evening.

Tuesday: Draw inward on this sensitive day. Expect to shake off your moodiness in the later afternoon and evening.

Wednesday: Gentle morning followed by a volatile, dynamic day. Go carefully and lean into a big challenge.

Thursday: Play and enthusiasm combine with challenging work demands.

Friday: Unpredictability, exuberance, and enthusiasm color the day.

Saturday: Duty calls! Time to clean up and put your life in order.

Sunday: Another day of cleaning and organizing with some surprising twists.

Monday: Industrious work day for routine tasks. Moon VoC 10:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. Deep issues need to be addressed.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 8 - November 6) 1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture. 3. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list). 3. Read a book about a far-away country, or a different culture or religion. 4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics. 5. Visit a religious art exhibit. 6. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture. 7. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).

8. Express appreciation to your in-laws. 9. Venus in Sagittarius is optimistic and philosophical in love: read inspiring love poems!

10. Write!


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 25: 7:11a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

October 27 at 11:02 p.m. through October 28 at 2:07 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

October 30: 12:05 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

November 1: 10:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

November 3: 3:32 p.m. – 5:52 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

November 5: 9:09 a.m. – 5:52 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

November 7: 5:43 a.m. -5:03 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

November 9: 9:51 a.m.-7:02 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

November 11: 11:52 a.m. – 11:53 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

November 13 at 9:39 p.m. through November 14 at 7:47 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

November 16: 7:51 a.m. – 6:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

November 19: 0:58 a.m. – 6:33 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

November 21: 7:52 a.m. – 7:33 p.m. (Moon into Cancer) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): October 25: 14:11 - 21:00 (Moon into Cancer)

October 28: 6:02 - 9:07 (Moon into Leo)

October 30: 7:05 – 18:10 (Moon into Virgo)

November 1: 17:00 – 23:10 (Moon into Libra)

November 3 at 22:32 through November 4 at 0:52 (Moon into Scorpio)

November 5 at 16:09 through November 6 at 0:52 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

November 7 at 13:43 through November 8 at 1:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

November 9 at 17:51 through November 10 at 3:02 (Moon into Aquarius)

November 11at 19:52 through November 12 at 7:53 (Moon into Pisces)

November 14: 5:39 - 15:47 (Moon into Aries)

November 16 at 15:51 through November 17 at 2:18 (Moon into Taurus)

November 19: 8:58 – 14:33 (Moon into Gemini)

November 21 at 15:52 through November 22 at 3:33 (Moon into Cancer)

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